Two extremely significant collections of US coins will be coming to the market step-by-step starting September. Heritage Auctions is to offer the collections of Bob R. Simpson and James Dines, both full of top-rated pieces and expected to set record prices.
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, during the first six months of 2020, Heritage Auctions sold more U.S. coins than all other auctioneers combined. The world’s largest numismatic auctioneer also set a record price for this year’s most valuable US coin so far.
After 40 years as a full-time dealer and nearly two decades in this position, Currency Auctions Director Allen Mincho retired from Heritage Auctions. The currency expert was honoured with the title of Director Emeritus.
As the Long Beach Expo was cancelled, Heritage moved their expo auction to their website. And it was a success nevertheless: the U.S. Coins portion of the auctions brought a combined $11,051,014. Top lots were a pair of rare Indian Eagles sold for high six-figure sums each.
Heritage Auctions has consolidated three separate Dallas locations under a single roof in a 160,000-square foot state-of-the-art facility near DFW Airport. It is thus twice the size of Heritage’s previous home spanning the length of nearly three football fields.
A lovely story from Christmastime, before coronavirus took over our lives: instead of the usual small change, two ancient gold coins found their way into a red Salvation Army kettle. The coins have now been sold by Heritage Auctions.