By Frank Van Valen, Numismatist and Cataloger, U.S. Coins
Collection of Nine Coins Realizes of $1.2 Million
Rarities Night, August 9, 2012, was just one part of our series of auction sales that took place at the annual ANA World’s Fair of Money Convention, held this year in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Among the many highlights of the evening was the offering of the Werner Family Collection of 1796 Coinage, a group of nine coins, each high grade and each spectacular in its own right. Denominations represented in the 1796-dated collection included a half cent, one each of Liberty Cap and Draped Bust large cents, a half dime, a dime, two Draped Bust silver dollars, and two quarter eagles, one without and one with stars as part of the obverse design.