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.
The Central States Numismatic Society Auctions, relocated from Chicago to the Heritage Headquarter in Dallas, was a full success. More than $33.6 million in rare coins and currency changed hands, with more than 6,800 people participating in the auction online.
Although the Central States Numismatic Society Convention was canceled, the Heritage auction will still take place, but was moved to the HA headquarter in Dallas, Texas. An 1858 proof Liberty Eagle gold coin will be at auction for the first time in 36 years.
Heritage’s World & Ancient Coins January 2020 sales have surpassed $17m with a world auction record for a “Una and the Lion” selling for $690,000. The U.S. coins sales were led by a $2,160,000 bid for a 1927-D Double Eagle, the rarest regular-issue of a 20th century American coin.
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