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Heritage Auctions Offers The Eugene H. Gardner Collection Of Rare Coins, Across Four Sales

Heritage Auctions announces the sale of the rare coin collection of Eugene H. Gardner, to be sold in four unreserved auctions to take place in New York in 2014 and 2015.

Highlights of the first auction will be on display at the Central States Numismatic Society Convention in April. Lot viewing of the entire first auction will begin at Heritage Auctions in Dallas May 1, then move to The Long Beach Coin Expo June 3-6, and then at Heritage Auctions in New York City, June 20-22. The first auction will take place the next day, June 23, in-person and live online. The second auction is slated for October, 2014 in New York.

The Eugene H. Gardner Collection is the product of a keen eye and a passion for numismatics that began in 1954 when as a college student he initiated his first collection, which was sold in 1965. His current collection is widely considered by numismatic experts to be among the finest collections of silver coinage ever assembled. The collection features complete sets of all Liberty Seated and Barber series. Highlights include: 1796 With Pole Half Cent MS61 Brown NGC; 1802 Half Dime XF45 PCGS; 1796 JR-1 Dime, MS66 PCGS (one of three or four known in the Pre-Cud Die State); 1845-O Dime MS69 PCGS; 1876-CC Twenty Cent Piece (Eliasberg) MS64 PCGS; 1823/2 Quarter PR64 NGC; 1873-CC No Arrows Quarter MS63 PCGS; 1796 15 Stars Half Dollar MS62 NGC; 1796 16 Stars Half Dollar MS64 PCGS; 1797 Half Dollar MS63 PCGS; 1838-O Half Dollar PR64 NGC; 1870-S Seated Dollar XF40 PCGS [photos available upon request].

Gardner, 78, founded the investment advisory firm that is now Gardner Russo & Gardner in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1968.