Record Setting Chinese Rarities Top $9.6+ Million CICF Event in Rosemont, IL from Heritage Auctions

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DALLAS, TX- A 1928 Chinese “Auto Dollar” Year 17 KM-Y428, L&M-609, AU58 PCGS brought $74,750 – a record price for the type – as one of the top lots in Heritage Auctions‘ $9.6+ million April 14-18 Rosemont, IL Signature(r) World & Ancient Coins Auction, held in conjunction with the Chicago International Coin Fair (CICF), an auction dominated by record prices on Chinese rarities. All prices include 15% Buyer’s Premium. The total prices realized are nearly double the total realized at CICF 2010, and translate into an overall sell-through rate of 93% by value and 97% by lot totals. “These results point to the continuing overall strength of the world and ancient coin market,” said Cristiano Bierrenbach, Vice President of International Numismatics at Heritage. “We worked closely with Gemini auctions on the very successful, $3.3 million dollar ancient coin session on Thursday, April 14, and the World Coin sessions on Friday and Saturday,