Heritage announced another blockbuster sale - the Don Partrick collection of
colonial and early American coins will be marketed beginning next year. Here's a lengthy
excerpt from a Coin World article by Bill Gibbs about the sales. With the Newman, Pogue and
Patrick collections all hitting the market, these are opportune times for collectors to obtain
rarities that have been off the market for decades. -Editor
What is being billed as "the finest collection of
colonial American coins ever assembled" is heading to auction, the first sale scheduled for
January 2015 in Orlando, Fla.
“This series of auctions is unprecedented in numismatics,” said Jim Halperin, co-founder of
Heritage Auctions. “This is an incredible grouping of coins, the likes of which we won’t see
“The name of Donald Groves Partrick is well known to colonial collectors and his cabinet is
second to none in the field,” said Mark Borckardt, senior cataloger for Heritage Auctions. “His
collection also includes an unprecedented assemblage of 1792 U.S. Mint Patterns and coinage of the
Part I of the collection includes 12 U.S. Mint patterns of 1792, a total that far exceeds the
nine examples in the Garrett Collection auctions, the eight examples in the Norweb Collection
sales, and the seven examples held in the Smithsonian Institution.
One of the most fascinating sections of the first sale is the nearly 30-strong grouping of New
York coppers, including five Confederatio coppers and 11 Immune or Immunis Columbia coppers. Future
auctions will offer, according to Heritage: "additional New York pieces, including two Brasher
doubloons, one of the New York variety (the finest known, ex Garrett) and one of the Lima variety;
Don Partrick’s incredible Connecticut and New Jersey coppers; and amazing Washingtonia."
The unique 1776 Janus copper in the upcoming Part I sale highlights the Massachusetts copper
section, along with an associated Paul Revere token. Massachusetts coppers of 1787 and 1788 include
37 of the 50 known die varieties, while almost 100 Vermont coppers will be offered in Part I,
including examples and duplicates of every known die variety.
Coinage of the Confederate states includes one of the four known original Confederate half
dollars, pedigreed to Jefferson Davis. A “Jefferson Davis dime” is also pedigreed to the
To read the complete article, see:
Heritage to auction Donald G. Partrick Collection of Colonial coins
Wayne Homren, Editor
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