Modern Canadian material performs at Heritage sale

More than 750 bidders vied for 451 lots in Heritage Auctions’ latest quarterly Modern World Coins Showcase Auction, which brought $855,707 US (about $1.1 million Cdn.) on June 26.

“The targeted venue within the Modern World Coins Spring Showcase Auction focuses exclusively on coinage from the 1960s and forward, creating a unique opportunity for collectors seeking quality modern-age coins,” according to a statement issued by the auctioneers leading up to the sale.

Among the seven Canadian lots, a pair of one-ounce gold pieces in Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) holders, both signed by their designers, each brought $2,880 US (about $3,700 Cdn.), including buyer’s premium.

The first piece, Lot 98041, offered a 2022 $200 proof “Peace Dollar” in a first-day-of-issue NGC holder signed by retired Royal Canadian Mint senior engraver Susan Taylor, who designed the “pulsating ultra-high-relief” reverse. The obverse features Queen Elizabeth II. NGC certified the coin as Proof-70 with an “Ultra Cameo” designation.

The following lot offered the other ultra-high-relief piece, this one a 2019 “Peace & Liberty” reverse proof medal, jointly issued by the Royal Canadian Mint and U.S. Mint. Also certified as Proof-70 and held in NGC’s first-day-of-issue holder, the 30-millimetre medal features reverse and obverse designs by Taylor and former U.S. Mint chief engraver John Mercanti, respectively.

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