Donald G. Patrick Collecttion Sells For More Than $10 Million At Florida’s FUN Show
January 12, 2015
Heritage’s Jan 8th auction held at the FUN show, in Orlando, Florida, showcased the Donald G. Patrick Collection. The collection, made up of a dozen 1792 pattern coins, was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for each and every bidder.
Leading the way for the 12 coins auctioned off was a 1792 birch cent that ended at $2,858,000.
Next, a classic 1792 pattern quarter dollar, Judd-12, graded by NGC MS63 with a CAC sticker. This coin’s opening bid started at $1.5 million before being sold for $2,232,500.
Many onlookers stated that the winning bid was a “steal” of a price. Some even believed it to be the best coin in the collection.
The design, presumably by Joseph Wright, is considered one of the most beautiful in early American numismatics. It is one of two examples known, the other being in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution and of inferior condition to the present example.
Another coin surpassing the $1 million mark, was a 1792 pattern copper disme, Judd-11 graded by NGC MS64 with a CAC sticker. It sold for $1,057,500. It is the finest of three examples known of this variety.