Rarities spanning the centuries of US coinage headline Heritage‘s offerings in the June 4 – 7 US Coins Signature Auction, held in conjunction with the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Exposition. The Premier Session, featuring most of the finest coins in this auction, is scheduled for the evening of June 4. The 18th century is represented by an example of the first US coin ever issued under the Mint Act, the 1792 Half Disme. This example has been graded MS64 by PCGS and is considered to be in the condition census for the issue.
A second outstanding 18th century coin is the 1793 Wreath cent with Vine and Bars edge, graded MS65 Brown by PCGS. While the S-9 variety is not especially rare, this coin’s outstanding condition leaves it in the middle of the Condition census for the variety and as such a prime target for both type collectors and large cent specialists.
A selection of Stellas, or four dollar gold pieces, highlights the offerings from the 19th century. The 1880 varieties, the Coiled Hair and theFlowing Hair, would highlight any auction in which they appear; 1880 is a far rarer date than the 1879, and the 1880 Coiled Hair in particular is the rarest Stella issue.
This auction features examples of both 1880 issues, each graded Proof-65. The more common 1879 Flowing Hair Stella is still a great prize for any collection, and we are privileged enough to offer two in this auction — an NGC-certified Proof-64 example and a relatively affordable example certified by PCGS as Genuine with Very Fine 20 details.