An NGC-certified 1893-S Morgan dollar was among over 400 NGC-certified U.S. coins offered in the Long Beach Expo auction.
A key-date Morgan dollar certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) was sold for six figures in Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach Expo U.S. Signature Coins Auction on February 12, 2023.
The most expensive NGC-certified coin in this auction was an 1893-S Morgan dollar graded NGC MS-64 (lot 3774) that realized $372,000. 1893-S Morgan dollars were desperately needed for circulation in its era, which contributed to the paucity of Mint State examples today. While NGC has certified over 3,600 examples, fewer than 30 of those are numerically graded in Mint State.
Other top-selling NGC-certified coins in this auction were:
- an 1823 half dollar graded NGC MS-67 (lot 3743) that realized $102,000
- an 1865 $3 graded NGC MS-66★ (lot 3800) that realized $99,000
- an 1892-S Morgan dollar graded NGC MS-63 (lot 3771) that realized $90,000
- a 1776 Pewter CURENCY Continental dollar graded NGC MS-62 (lot 3685) that realized $78,000
- an 1885 Double Eagle graded NGC AU-55 (lot 3867) that realized $54,000
- a 1901 Quarter Eagle graded NGC PF-68★ Ultra Cameo (lot 3793) that realized $45,600
- an 1866 Quarter Eagle graded NGC PF-65 Cameo (lot 3791) that realized $44,400
- a 1776 Pewter CURRENCY Continental dollar graded NGC AU-58 (lot 3686) that realized $43,200
- a 1928 Half Eagle graded NGC MS-64 (lot 3823) that realized $43,200
- an 1851 “880” Reeded Augustus Humbert $50 graded NGC AU-53 and pedigreed to the Suwannee River Collection (lot 3891) that realized $43,200
Prices realized include buyer’s premium.
Press release courtesy of the Numismatic Guaranty Company
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