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Act Quickly, These U.S. Lots Close Today!
September 27, 2007

Two Exciting U.S. Coins At Todays Heritage Auction

In just three hours the Heritage Long Beach U.S. Coin Auction will begin and I wanted to point out two stellar lots which will be sold before the day is through.

The first will cross the block in about three hours at 1PM Pacific Coast time. It's an MS-65 1723 Hibernia pattern silver Farthing, with tremendous eye appeal. This William Wood type is very rare, with only about 20 pieces known and I double there could more than 2 or 3 that look this nice. Current bid is riding at the sweet figure of $18,000.

The second coin of exceptional note will be sold shortly after 7PM Pacific Coast time this evening as lot 1153 of the sale. Another dazzler, graded Proof-65, with gorgeous toning, this 1827/3 Bust Quarter restrike should garner much attention. Recent research by Karl Moulton indicates that about 25 silver examples exist of this type, 9 or less being original strikes and the remainder being restikes made during two production runs. This coin has a sellers protective reserve set at $79,000.

Check out the listings for both of these quarter coins at the Heritage website, where you can read more about their origins and rarity, but do it quickly if you want to be a part of the bidding action.

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About the Author
Tom Michael has been Krause Publications primary market analyst on more than 80 world and United States coin catalogs produced over the last 20 years. He came to KP in 1987 with a bachelor of arts degree in history, a master of arts degree in economics and a history of coin collecting stretching back to the 1960s. He began collecting world coins as a child by asking friends and relatives to bring coins back from overseas trips, visiting flea markets and having his mother watch for foreign coins in her register at the local grocery store. Today he works with a dedicated base of over 200 contributors to provide accurate market values for the five-volume Standard Catalog of World Coins series, as well as many specialty catalogs, including Coins & Currency of the Middle East and the fifth edition of Unusual World Coins.

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