Great rarities from Part Two of the New Orleans collection, highlighted by a gem 1880 Coiled Hair stella, led the way as the Long Beach US Coin auction roared to a total of just over $17 million. All results from this official auction of the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo include the 17.5% Buyer’s Premium. Part Two of the New Orleans collection consisted of a mere four coins, but three of them would wind up at the very top of the highlights list for this auction. The 1880 Coiled Hair stella, or four dollar gold piece, is the rarest of the four Stella varieties. This collection featured the Neil-Trompeter example, certified PR65 by PCGS, and when the bidding was over the coin had sold for $1,116,250. A second rare stella, the 1880 Flowing Hair graded Proof-65 by NGC (4229), sold for $417,125. The New Orleans collection concluded with two rare ten dollar

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