Part III of the Eugene H. Gardner Collection of U.S. Coins, the third of four unreserved auctions presented by Heritage Auctions, realized $13.78 million in a completely sold-out auction on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. ‘The demand for Gene Gardner’s astounding collection continues to skyrocket, as do the prices realized,’ said Greg Rohan, President of Heritage Auctions. ‘With this event, the collection has now realized more than $47 million. That’s an astounding figure even by Heritage’s own very high expectations for this magnificent collection.’ The top collectors were out in force at the auction and no coin drew more interest, or a greater final price realized than the 1838-O Eliasberg Reeded Edge half dollar PR64 NGC, a legendary coin. After spirited bidding the coin finished the day at $646,250. Gardner’s rare and valuable 1870-S Seated dollar XF40 PCGS, with a pedigree that reads like a who’s who of n

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