The balance of the Donald G. Partrick Collection, first offered by Heritage Auctions in 2015, will cross the block in a series of nine auctions between now and June 2021.
“Many would argue it ranks among the most impressive auctions of early U.S. colonials to this very day,” according to a joint statement issued by Steve Ivy and Jim Halperin, co-founders of Heritage Auctions.
The first sale, featuring colonial rarities, will be held this January in conjunction with the Florida United Numismatists’ annual winter convention. In April, the second auction will offer additional colonial rarities and half cents from Heritage headquarters in Dallas, Texas.
“When all is said and done, the most significant and spectacular collection of American colonial coins will have changed hands, and many irreplaceable treasures will grace a new generation’s fine collections,” add Ivy and Halperin.
Formed over half a century, the Partrick Collection features material from iconic collections of the past – including those of John Garrett, Virgil Brand, John Roper, Paul Taylor and the Norweb family – and covers a range of collecting interests and prices.
Among the highlights is a pair of Brasher doubloons – the first U.S. gold coin – including the 1787 New York-style piece graded Mint State-65 from the Garrett Collection. The 223-year-old coin is widely hailed as the finest of all the surviving 1787 Brasher doubloons, of which there are only seven bearing the “EB” counterstamp of New York gold and silversmith Ephraim Brasher, who was also soon-to-be President George Washington’s neighbour.