Saturday, January 10, 2015

1792 Birch Cent sold for $2.585 million

A 1792 Birch Cent, Judd 4, MS65 star Red and Brown NGC CAC, the finest known example of 1792 Birch Cent sold for $2.585 million in Heritage Auctions’ Jan. 7-10 Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention auctions at the Orange County Convention Center on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015.

Birch Cent

The coin is now the record holder for World Most Expensive Penny.

The Donald G. Partrick Collection Part I Realizes $25.93 Million At FUN. Future sales of The Partrick Collection are planned in conjunction with the ANA Convention in 2015 and the FUN and ANA Conventions in 2016.

Further highlights include, but are certainly not limited to:

1792 quarter

1792 Eagle-on-Globe Copper Quarter Dollar MS63 NGC CAC realized $2,325,500.

1776 Newman

1776 Newman 1-C Continental Dollar XF40 NGC realized $1,527,500.

1792 Disme

1792 Copper Disme MS64 Red and Brown NGC CAC realized $1,057,500.

1792 Silver

1792 Silver Disme AU50 NGC realized $998,750.

Confederate Half Dollar

1861 original Confederate Half Dollar PR30 NGC realized $881,250.

Half Disme

1792 Half Disme AU55 NGC CAC realized $824,850.

Birch Cent

1792 Birch Cent, Judd 5, MS61 Brown NGC realized $564,000.

"The 1792 Eagle-on-Globe Copper Quarter Dollar coin was last offered publicly in 1890, so there was obviously excitement from top collectors at the prospect of acquiring it," said Halperin. "There are only two known examples of this coin, with one of them held by the National Numismatic Collection. This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the smart collector who seized the moment."

Source: Heritage Auction