Part II of the Joel R. Anderson Collection of US Paper Money was offered by Stack’s Bowers Galleries. The 70 unique, extremely rare and finest known pieces and type notes in incredible condition realized $9,652,860, with two notes bringing over $1 million each.
Three coins highlighted Heritage’s ANA Auctions: A newly discovered 1854-S $5 Gold Coin sold for $2.1m, a 1792 Gold Piece supposed to have belonged to George Washington realized $1.74m, and Spain’s Legendary ‘First Dollar of the Americas’ realized $528,000.
Cayón Subastas hold a sale in Madrid on July 3, 2018. About 1,000 lots were distributed in four parts. Almost 250 lots were made up by a very important collection of Iberian denarii. Top lot was an extremely rare Gerona 1809 Spanish silver crown which realised 32,400 euros.
The pre-sale estimate of the four summer auctions rose from 5.7 million euros to a total price realized at 8.3 million euros. The splendid specialized collections in particular allured more than 2,000 national and international bidders, 300 of which were present at the auction.
Elite private collections of the finest U.S. coins known to exist powered Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach Expo events in June 2018 to $18.1 million. During the show a unique 1792 Washington President gold eagle was unveiled in first public pre-auction showing since 1890.
Stephen Album Rare Coins’ Auction 31 in May 2018 did not have ‘big ticket items’ as the auction house stated. But nevertheless bidding was strong because collectors could find numerous interesting pieces for their collections, especially from South-East Asia.