Heritage came out with final figures for its Long Beach coin auctions, reporting a record take of $34 million. Ancient Roman and turn of the century Korean money stole the show. The legendary Yung Hi Gold 20 Won Year 3 (1909) went for $632,500. A silver, dime-sized coin celebrating the assassination of Julius Caesar knocked down $546,250.
Heritage staged a total of 3 auctions in its September Long Beach stand, but by far the biggest grosser was the World and Ancient Coins sale contributing nearly $20.4m. The company noted 3,580 bidders vied for the 2,835 lots, “translating into an astounding 97.74 sell-through rate by value.” The other two auctions brought in a total of nearly $14m.
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