Press Release: Blanchard Built Zito Family Collection Results in two auction records being shattered!

NEW ORLEANS, LA, April 6, 2022 – Blanchard and Firm, the nation’s main tangible asset agency, made numismatic historical past once more following this week’s public public sale of the1907 Indian Eagle obverse in slab casing Zito household assortment.

Included had been two 1907 $10 Indian items that shattered earlier public sale information.  These cash, an NGC MS68 1907 $10 Indian Wire Edge and a CAC PCGS MS67 1907 Rolled Edge, each offered at almost double their earlier document highs.

Over an eight-year interval, Blanchard suggested the late Dr. Paul Zito, a medical physician from New York, and his spouse Rosalie. By Blanchard’s deep numismatic connections, the agency sourced for them a historic assortment of 92 U.S. gold and silver cash.

This week, 89 heaps from their assortment had been introduced at public public sale and offered for over $4.3 million. Blanchard helped the Zito household to realize their aim to diversify their portfolio with a set of high-quality and ultra-rare tangible property.

Buyers shortly bid on the uncommon U.S. gold and silver cash as soon as they turned out there and your entire assortment offered instantly. “This underscores the excessive demand and restricted provide for ultra-rare numismatics in at present’s surroundings with inflation at 40-year highs, expansive financial insurance policies and a slowing U.S. economic system,” stated David Zanca, Senior Portfolio Supervisor at Blanchard, who labored with the Zito household over 8 years to construct this fabulous assortment.

The beginning of the present growth in uncommon coin demand could be traced to the start of the pandemic in 2020, which triggered a renewed curiosity in tangible property, together with uncommon cash. Each the variety of gross sales of uncommon cash and the costs paid for rarities exploded greater over the previous two years trade huge.

The NGC MS68 1907 $10 Indian Wire Edge is tied with one different at MS68.  Curiously, the opposite MS68 is the Steinbrenner coin, additionally positioned by Zanca. Till the Zito piece was positioned final night, the Steinbrenner coin held the public sale document, having offered in August 2019 for $432,000.  Now, not even three years later, the Zito piece set a brand new document having offered at almost double the prior document at $840,000.

One lot later, the CAC PCGS MS67 1907 $10 Indian Rolled Edge made its personal little bit of historical past by shattering its earlier document worth. The Zito piece is tied with the Pogue coin because the best identified throughout the CAC inhabitants.  Simply two years in the past the Pogue coin was positioned at $576,000.  The Zito piece blasted previous that quantity and settled at $1,140,000.

“It’s extremely satisfying to see the outcomes for these long-term shoppers.  Seeing the Steinbrenner Wire Edge break the document at $425,000 in 2019 was superb.  Now, not even three years later to see one other of my shoppers’ items almost double that document is a testomony to what’s occurring within the uncommon coin market.  As to the Rolled Edge, seeing a shopper notice properly over $1 million for a coin is simply fantastic.  It proves that if an investor acquires high quality and sticks with a plan that, actually, world information could be damaged.”

Different excellent cash sourced by Blanchard from the Zito assortment embrace:

  • 1795 Draped Bust Silver Greenback. BB-52, B-15. Rarity-8 as a Specimen. Centered Bust. Specimen-65
  • 1799 Draped Bust Silver Greenback. BB-163, B-10. Rarity-2. MS-63 (NGC). OH.
  • 1832 Capped Head Left Quarter Eagle. BD-1, the one identified dies. Rarity-4. MS-63 (NGC).
  • 1863 Three-Greenback Gold Piece. JD-1, the one identified dies. Rarity-6+. Proof-64 Cameo (NGC). CAC.
  • 1799 Capped Bust Proper Half Eagle. BD-6. Rarity-5. Small Reverse Stars. MS-63 (NGC).
  • 1872 Liberty Head Eagle. MS-64 (PCGS). OGH.

The Blanchard sourced assortment highlights the agency’s unmatched skill to safe one of the best rarities for its shoppers.  “Since 1975, Blanchard & Co. has been the premier uncommon coin seller within the nation. With a specialty in legacy cash, our agency has positioned extra vital numismatic cash than anybody within the trade,” Zanca stated.

Regardless of the tight numismatic market provide in 2022, Blanchard has been very profitable in unearthing a number of non-public holdings. Blanchard just lately positioned two flagship rarities, together with the 1794 Flowing Hair Greenback and the 1808 $2½ Capped Bust. Given the tiny mintages and the focus of wealth in the USA in that period, these hallmark cash may very properly have been owned by one of many American Greats of that point.

“We proceed to have unimaginable attain throughout the numismatic group and might virtually at all times discover no matter you’re searching for even within the present extraordinarily tight market circumstances,” Zanca stated.

About Blanchard

Based in 1975, Blanchard is the most important and most revered funding agency within the U.S. that makes a speciality of treasured metals and uncommon cash. Headquartered in New Orleans, Blanchard has owned and offered greater than half of the revealed 100 Biggest U.S. Cash with over $1.3 billion in gross sales within the final 4 years alone. With over 520,000 clients thus far, Blanchard has offered buyers and collectors with the skilled session they should strategically purchase American numismatic rarities and gold, silver, platinum and palladium bullion.

David Zanca is a 28-year veteran of the dear metals trade and senior portfolio supervisor at Blanchard. He could be reached at 1-800-880-4653.


Sarah Munson


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