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Donated Gold Coin Brings $517,000

May 2, 2017

     Heritage Auctions hosted the official sale at the just completed Central States Convention and the highlight coin of the sale was the 1866 $20 Gold with Motto in NGC PR65 Cameo with a Gold CAC sticker which brought $517,000. This is one of two certified in PR65 by NGC (PCGS has certified two as well). With just 30 minted originally it is estimated that there are only 14-16 survivors today. An important side note, the proceeds will help build a new GracePoint Church; an anonymous lady donated the $20 Gold coin just in time to guarantee a loan for the building fund.

1866 $20 Gold with Motto NGC PR65 Cameo CAC

1866 $20 Gold with Motto NGC PR65 Cameo CAC sold for $517,000 at the Heritage Auctions Central States U.S. Coins Signature Sale in Schaumburg, Illinois, April 26-30, 2017

     One of the other highlights of this sale was the rare 1776 Continental Dollar CURENCY, Pewter, certified by NGC as MS63. The Continental Dollar always attracts the advanced collector and this one brought $108,688. Below are some of the other highlights of this sale.

1814 Large Cent Plain 4PCGS MS64 RB CAC$32,900
1909 VDB Lincoln CentPCGS PR65 Red CAC$42,300
1876 Shield Nickel w/RaysPCGS PR66 Cameo CAC$76,375
1918 D Mercury DimePCGS MS66 FB$58,750
1921 S Walking Liberty HalfNGC MS64+ CAC$43,475
1802 Bust DollarPCGS MS63+$52,875
1846 Seated DollarNGC MS65+ CAC$79,313
1864 Seated DollarPCGS MS65+ CAC$64,625
1871 CC Seated DollarNGC MS61$58,750
1922 Peace Dollar MattePCGS PR64 CAC$158,625
1797 $5 Gold Small Eagle 16 StarsPCGS AU53 CAC$176,250
1828/7 $5 GoldNGC MS63$223,250
1830 $5 Gold PCGS MS63 CAC$123,375
1911 D $5 Gold IndianPCGS MS64+ CAC$164,500
1795 $10 Gold 13 LeavesNGC MS62+ CAC$158,625
1875 $10 GoldPCGS PR63 Cameo$193,875
1907 $20 Gold St. GaudensNGC PR67+*$146,875
1915 S $50 Gold Pan-Pac RoundNGC MS64 CAC$117,500

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