An 1861 Confederate Half Dollar certified by NGC led the way in Heritage Auctions’ sale of Part IX of the Eric P. Newman Collection on Wednesday, Nov. 1. It realized a record $960,000.

This Confederate Half Dollar was one of only four struck at the New Orleans Mint during the short period when the mint was operated by Confederate forces.

The auctions of Newman’s coin collection, which has been entirely certified by NGC, have achieved nearly $59 million, including $3.7 million for Part IX thus far.

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