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Jim McGuigan half cent collection to be auctioned by Heritage August 2022 Chicago.

raysrays Posts: 2,328 ✭✭✭✭✭

Preliminary images posted. Includes this goodie:

1796 1/2C C-1, NO POLE, BN MS63BN CERTIFICATION #30451184, PCGS #35095

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    coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,767 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sweet teaser!

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is a very nice half cent.... amazing condition for 226 years old. Cheers, RickO

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    TPRCTPRC Posts: 3,739 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've heard it'll be a stunner!

    Tom

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    gschwernkgschwernk Posts: 338 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I hope this renews interest in early copper. Early gold is on fire while early copper not so much.

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    TiborTibor Posts: 3,250 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @gschwernk Might be time to add some pieces to the collection when
    the series is a bit relaxed.

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    raysrays Posts: 2,328 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 24, 2022 1:32PM

    @Tibor said:
    @gschwernk Might be time to add some pieces to the collection when
    the series is a bit relaxed.

    While I don’t think there are any million $ coins in this set, there should be several in the $250-$500k range.
    Not the most valuable coin, but his 1797 gripped edge is one of only three certified by PCGS (@ AG3!).

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    WinLoseWinWinLoseWin Posts: 1,480 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here is his registry set by die variety link.

    A nice start with the four 1793 Half Cent varieties.

    One in 64; two 65's and an MS-66.

    Pretty cool just to flip through all the TrueView photos.
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    https://pcgs.com/setregistry/half-cents/half-cents-specialty-sets/half-cents-die-variety-set-by-cohen-circulation-strikes-1793-1857/alltimeset/129078

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    CoinPhysicistCoinPhysicist Posts: 597 ✭✭✭✭

    @Tibor said:
    @gschwernk Might be time to add some pieces to the collection when
    the series is a bit relaxed.

    Is it really? I just watched an AG03 1796 with Pole Half cent go for $26000 all in at HA, nearly double the PCGS price guide. Granted it's beautiful for the grade. But I got absolutely blown out of the water. It went for way more than I thought it would.

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    alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,661 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What's funny is, that i can't even afford to look at my want list for this auction.............
    WOW coins

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    Pnies20Pnies20 Posts: 2,065 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would love to win on one of the 1809s.

    The first coin I ever owned was an 1809 half cent my dad bought me for Christmas when I was 9 with an old Whitman type set album.

    BHNC #248 … 108 and counting.

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    Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,150 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The collection was on display at FUN.
    Truly amazing coins, including a number of errors that were eye popping.

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @alaura22 said:
    What's funny is, that i can't even afford to look at my want list for this auction.............
    WOW coins

    If the prices are even close to the results in the recent DeWitt political items auction, very few people will be able to buy them. I am glad I left the half cent die variety game 30 years ago. I couldn't afford to expand the collection now with the varieties that were on my want list.

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    raysrays Posts: 2,328 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Three months later and still no lot descriptions.

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    ElcontadorElcontador Posts: 7,417 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I saw a number of his coins when he brought them to Long Beach over the years. That's one of the reasons I came to the show; to see and sometimes touch incredibly rare, attractive coins which I'll never own.

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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ttt

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    raysrays Posts: 2,328 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I got the catalog today. Superb job by Mark Borchardt and his team at Heritage:
    https://coins.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=3183+793+794+791+1577+792+2088+4294942349+4294942348

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    raysrays Posts: 2,328 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I bid on Lot 3047 1795 C5a PCGS MS61 BN but the live auction was coincidentally during my flight from Spokane to San Diego this morning. I put in what I considered a strong bid of $16500 last night but was outbid by one increment, presumably by a dealer.

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    ByersByers Posts: 1,477 ✭✭✭✭✭

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    halfcentmanhalfcentman Posts: 1,498 ✭✭✭

    @rays said:

    @Tibor said:
    @gschwernk Might be time to add some pieces to the collection when
    the series is a bit relaxed.

    While I don’t think there are any million $ coins in this set, there should be several in the $250-$500k range.
    Not the most valuable coin, but his 1797 gripped edge is one of only three certified by PCGS (@ AG3!).

    There only turned out to be one, the ex. Bareford 1793 Cohen-3 in MS66 Brown which went for $5,000.00 with the 20%.

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,052 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 23, 2022 6:07AM

    @halfcentman said:

    @rays said:

    @Tibor said:
    @gschwernk Might be time to add some pieces to the collection when
    the series is a bit relaxed.

    While I don’t think there are any million $ coins in this set, there should be several in the $250-$500k range.
    Not the most valuable coin, but his 1797 gripped edge is one of only three certified by PCGS (@ AG3!).

    There only turned out to be one, the ex. Bareford 1793 Cohen-3 in MS66 Brown which went for $5,000.00 with the 20%.

    You left out the $1,000,000 that goes in front of the $5000.

    Here are a few other highlights:

    1796 No Pole, B-1a, C-1, Low R.6, MS63 Brown PCGS. CAC
    https://coins.ha.com/itm/half-cents/1796-no-pole-b-1a-c-1-low-r6-ms63-brown-pcgs-cac-our-eac-grade-ms62-pcgs-35095-/a/1348-3041.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515

    1795 Plain Edge, No Pole, B-5b, C-5b, Low R.4 -- Struck Over a 1795 S-76b Cent -- MS66 Red and Brown PCGS.https://coins.ha.com/itm/half-cents/1795-plain-edge-no-pole-b-5b-c-5b-low-r4-struck-over-a-1795-s-76b-cent-ms66-red-and-brown-pcgs-our-eac-grade-ms66/a/1348-3038.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515

    1795 Lettered Edge, With Pole, B-1, C-1, Low R.3, MS67 Brown PCGS. CAC
    https://coins.ha.com/itm/half-cents/1795-lettered-edge-with-pole-b-1-c-1-low-r3-ms67-brown-pcgs-cac-our-eac-grade-ms65-pcgs-35067-/a/1348-3032.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515

    1794 High Relief Head, B-9, C-9, R.2, MS66 Brown PCGS. CAC
    https://coins.ha.com/itm/half-cents/1794-high-relief-head-b-9-c-9-r2-ms66-brown-pcgs-cac-our-eac-grade-ms65-pcgs-35063-/a/1348-3031.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

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    I believe the 1795 was bought by a collector, who would have gone higher.
    Any coin that was red went for moon money. I thought prices were stronger than I expected. There must be more collectors than generally perceived. There were some coins that slipped through the cracks. Collectors tend to focus on certain coins in the auction. They are also limited in funds for a single auction. Some of the rarer varieties were more affordable. That leaves dealers that watch the whole auction to pick up some coins.

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,052 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Coinobsessed said:
    I believe the 1795 was bought by a collector, who would have gone higher.
    Any coin that was red went for moon money. I thought prices were stronger than I expected. There must be more collectors than generally perceived. There were some coins that slipped through the cracks. Collectors tend to focus on certain coins in the auction. They are also limited in funds for a single auction. Some of the rarer varieties were more affordable. That leaves dealers that watch the whole auction to pick up some coins.

    Which 1795?

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

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    RichieURichRichieURich Posts: 8,371 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I thought the catalog done by Mark Borckardt was wonderful. The sale had some really outstanding coins that represented a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Everyone knew this. Therefore, prices were strong, but as Coinobsessed mentioned, a couple coins fell through the cracks. Who would have thought a collection of only half cents could bring $9.3 million?

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,052 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 23, 2022 6:59AM

    . duplicate post deleted

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    logger7logger7 Posts: 8,081 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This shows again that HA is the top auction company when you have world class collections, I'm sure his family and Heritage are very happy with the results. Hopefully the HA employees get year end bonuses.

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    The 955a. Sometimes you see you are the underbidder and think you almost got it. This is true sometimes and other times the winner was willing to go much higher. Trying to make the underbidder feel better.

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The “Missouri Cabinet” had the greatest half cent collection; Jim McGuigan was #2. It really is the end of an era. “Missouri Cabinet” was far more public with his holdings, and they are incredible to see. I will miss both of those gentlemen.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,303 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @gschwernk said:
    I hope this renews interest in early copper. Early gold is on fire while early copper not so much.

    Hush!
    Jim


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    halfcentmanhalfcentman Posts: 1,498 ✭✭✭

    Thank you for correcting that significant oversight on the 1793 C-3

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    CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,603 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I had my eye on this one, but I unrealistically thought it might be within reach. I was quickly disabused of that notion!

    https://coins.ha.com/itm/half-cents/1797-low-head-lettered-edge-b-3a-c-3b-struck-over-a-1797-cent-vg10-pcgs-our-eac-grade-vg10/a/1348-3206.s

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    MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 23,944 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Jim’s deluxe Cohen in tomorrow’s Kolbe-Fanning auction. Hope it goes to a good home.

    https://bid.numislit.com/lots/view/1-6O6VQS/jim-mcguigans-deluxe-leatherbound-cohen

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