Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Florida United Numismatists auction open for bidding

The official auction of the July 9-12 summer Florida United Numismatists (FUN) auction is open for bidding now. More than 1900 Floor session lots, of which 440 are featured in the Premier session to be held leading off the auction on July 9. Nearly 1400 additional lots are scheduled for the live Signature Internet session.

Humbert gold

Featured collections include the outstanding US Territorial and Federal gold coins from the Twin Peaks collection, one of the coins in the collection is a 1852 Humbert Fifty Dollar, Reeded Edge. The fifty dollar gold "slugs," as they became known, were the first gold pieces produced by the United States Assay Office in San Francisco in 1851, and were, at the time, the smallest denomination authorized by Congress.

The auction also featured the seated half dollars in Part Two of the Dr. Harry Salyards collection. In addition, the auction boasts a small but impressive contingent of Colonial coinage.

Just a few of the individual highlights of this auction include:
  • 1776 New Hampshire Pine Tree Copper, Good 6 PCGS. CAC
  • 1787 New York Excelsior Copper, Liber Natus, Indian and New York Arms, AU50 PCGS. CAC
  • 1785 Immune Columbia, Nova Constellatio, 13 Stars, Copper, AU53 PCGS. CAC
  • 1803 50C Large 3, Large Reverse Stars, O-103, MS63 PCGS. CAC
  • 1893-S $1 MS63 PCGS
  • 1863 $3 MS67 NGC
  • 1915-S Panama-Pacific 50 Dollar Round MS61 NGC
  • 1852 Humbert Fifty Dollar, Reeded Edge, 887 Thous., K-11, AU55 NGC, from The Twin Peaks Collection
  • 1852 Assay Office Ten Dollar, K-12a(1), MS63 PCGS. CAC, from The Twin Peaks Collection
  • 1855 Wass Molitor Twenty Dollar, Small Head, K-7, High R.5, AU53 NGC, from The Twin Peaks Collection

You can start your bid on this summer Florida United Numismatists (FUN) auction at www.HA.com/coins!