On November 1-3, 2017, Heritage Auctions will be showcasing the ninth presentation of selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection. Highlighting day one of the three-day Signature Auction – taking place at Heritage's World Headquarters on 3500 Maple Avenue in Dallas, Texas – is currency and U.S. coins from the Eric P. Newman Collection.
Currency items start the day on November 1, while U.S. coins follow in the evening session. Most of the coins are making their first appearance at auction in nearly 70 years, while some pieces have never before been offered in a public sale. One such example of this is the 1861 Original Confederate half dollar, which headlines the event in its first public appearance. Prior to the Dallas show, this coin has traded hands only by private treaty among some of the finest collections, including the “Colonel” Green Estate. Graded PR40 NGC with CAC endorsement, this Original Confederate half dollar is one of just four pieces struck and considered one of the greatest rarities in all of numismatics.
Additional highlights from this offering include coins such as an Undated New Yorke Token, Brass, W-1705, R.6 VF35 NGC; 1737 Higley Copper, CONNECTICVT, Freidus 1.3-A, W-8215, R.7, Fine 15 NGC; 1793 1C Chain, AMERI., S-1, B-1, XF45 NGC. CAC; 1792 Half Disme, Judd-7, Pollock-7, XF40 NGC. CAC; and a 1796 25C B-1, MS64+ NGC. CAC.
Others are a 1797 50C O-102, T-2, AU55 NGC; 1796 Draped Bust Dollar, Large Date, Small Letters, B-5, BB-65, MS63 NGC; 1796 $2 1/2 No Stars on Obverse, BD-2, AU55 NGC; 1795 $5 Small Eagle, BD-3, MS64 NGC. CAC; and an 1861 Confederate States of America Cent, Original, B-8005, PR63+ NGC. CAC.
Other important coins in the Dallas event include many memorable Colonials, high-value early copper and silver type, and elusive Territorial Gold pieces. A large number of lots will also be offered in the online Signature Internet Session to be held on November 3.
Items sold are from the collection of the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, which has been assembled over a period of 90 years. All proceeds from the sale of these items will be used exclusively for supplementing the Society's museum operations and scholarly numismatic research efforts and for the benefit of other not-for-profit institutions selected by Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
This auction will open for bidding soon at www.HA.com/coins.