SARASOTA, FLA. (August 10, 2017) — Vintage US coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) led the way in Heritage Auctions’ recent sale at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money this month in Denver.
The top two coins in the auction were both recently submitted to NGC for certification. One was a 1943 bronze cent graded NGC MS 62 BN that sold for $282,000.
This newly discovered specimen is considered a numismatic treasure because it is one of only a handful of 1943 cents erroneously struck in bronze. All cents from that year were supposed to be struck in zinc-coated steel to conserve copper during World War II. Pedigreed to Albert Michael Pratt, a former US Mint employee, it is the second-finest 1943 bronze cent certified by NGC.
“This auction demonstrated the resurgent strength of the vintage US coin market, with two coins recently graded by NGC leading the way,” said NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg. “We are excited to be at the forefront of these positive developments for the vintage US coin market.”
The auction results can be viewed at HA.com/1258.
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