Magnificent “Southwest Collection” Type Coins Shine in Heritage’s February 2008 Long Beach Signature Auction

Dallas, TX: An eye-appealing collection of gem-quality rare coins, valued at more than four million dollars, anchors the Official Auction of the February 2008 Long Beach Coin Expo, presented by Heritage Auction Galleries. The auction dates are February 13-16, 2008, and the auction will be held at the Long Beach (CA) Convention Center.

“The Southwest Collection is absolutely mesmerizing,” commented Heritage President Greg Rohan. “The quality of each individual coin places it among the finest known, and their eye-appeal continues across design type after design type. The premium quality Mint State and Proof Type coins in the Southwest Collection are a treat to behold, but the consignor also often chose better dates – note the 1916-D Mercury Dime graded MS65 Full Bands NGC, or his 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter in MS66 Full Head NGC for those types! Collectors who demand the finest will need to include these wonderful pieces in their deliberations.”

“The Southwest Collection was meticulously assembled by a connoisseur of cultural artifacts of many types,” concluded Rohan. “In all of his diverse collecting interests, this serious collector has demonstrated an ability to find the best, as well as the willingness to ‘pay the price’ to obtain the best. A prominent and successful executive, the same dedication that he brought to his business endeavors is evident in all of his collections.”

Highlights from the Southwest Collection:

1776 Continental $1, CURENCY, Pewter, MS63 NGC 1793 Chain Cent, S-3, XF45 PCGS 1808 Cent S-278, MS66 Brown NGC 1879 3 Cent Nickel, PR68 NGC 1795 Half Dime, LM-8, MS63 PCGS 1797 Half Dime, LM-2, 16 Stars, MS64 NGC 1835 Half Dime, LM-10, MS68 NGC 1854 Arrows Half Dime, MS67 NGC 1936 Nickel Brilliant Finish, PR68 NGC 1807 Dime JR-1, MS65 NGC 1814 Dime JR-4, MS66 NGC 1827 Dime JR-12, MS67 PL NGC 1831 Dime JR-3, MS67 NGC 1837 No Stars, Small Date Dime, MS68 NGC 1838 Dime, Fortin-106, MS68 NGC 1855 Arrows Dime, MS68 NGC 1859 Dime, PR66 * Cameo NGC 1884 Dime, MS68 * NGC 1893 Dime, PR68 * Cameo NGC 1911-S Dime, MS68 NGC 1916-D Dime, MS65 Full Bands NGC 1806/5 Quarter, MS64 PCGS. Ex: Garrett 1818 Quarter B-3, MS66 NGC 1853 Arrows & Rays Quarter, MS67 NGC 1874 Arrows Quarter, MS67 NGC 1874 Arrows Quarter, PR66 Cameo NGC. Ex: Eliasberg 1896-S Quarter, MS65 PCGS 1901-S Quarter, MS65 NGC 1913-S Quarter, MS66 PCGS 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter, MS66 Full Head NGC 1795 Half Dollar, O-113a, MS64 NGC 1796 Half Dollar , O-101, 15 Stars, MS63 NGC 1795 Flowing Hair Dollar, B-2, MS64 NGC 1882 Morgan $1, PR68 Cameo NGC 1879 Trade $1, PR67 Cameo NGC 1852-C Gold $1, MS65 NGC 1854 Gold $1 Type Two, MS68 NGC 1877 $2.50, PR66 Cameo NGC. Ex: Byron Reed 1895 $2.50, PR66 Cameo NGC 1880 $3, PR65 Cameo NGC 1879 Flowing Hair $4, PR65 NGC 1806 $5 BD-6, 7×6 Stars, MS64 NGC 1810 $5 BD-4, Large Date, MS65 NGC 1837 $5, MS66 NGC 1860 $5, PR66 Cameo NGC 1900 $5, PR66 Cameo NGC 1908 $5 Indian, PR66 NGC 1910 $5, PR67 * NGC 1903 $10, PR65 NGC 1908 $10 Motto, PR66 NGC 1857-S $20, MS65 NGC 1908 $20 Motto, PR66 NGC 1915-S Panama-Pacific $50 Round, MS65 NGC 1915-S Panama-Pacific $50 Octagonal, MS65 NGC

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