Three choice lots from upcoming Heritage auctions
One of the most storied rarities in all of British numismatics, this Henry VII Fine Gold Sovereign is the first of five distinct Sovereign types featuring decorative differences in the treatment of the throne and reverse shielded rose. Scholars have suggested this issue was used occasionally for diplomatic purposes in connection with significant historical events, which may account for the small mintages and survivorship across Henry’s long reign.
Henry VII Fine Gold Sovereign of 20 Shillings ND (1492)
Auction: August 17-19
The Riverdale gang put puzzle pieces together to create an image of popular ginger-haired teenager Archie Andrews for the iconic cover to the first issue of Archie’s Madhouse. This original art for the September 1959 issue – titled “Does This Jigsaw Puzzle You?” – is by Harry Lucey, who spent most of his career as one of the lead artists at Archie Comics, where he drew the freckle-faced teen and his pals throughout the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.
Harry Lucey Archie’s Madhouse No. 1 Cover Original Art
Auction: August 31
Stored for decades in a forgotten garage, The Boston Collection is a recently discovered trove of coins and sets representing an amazingly preserved time capsule of fresh-to-market material from the 1940s and ’50s. Highlights include a pair of 1942 proof sets, unopened U.S Mint packages with proof sets from the early 1950s, uncirculated sets dating 1947-1955, and original, unsearched “shotgun” bankrolls of coins in various denominations from 1945-1956.
The Boston Collection
U.S. Coins Showcase Auction
Auction: September 11