World Records, Special Collections Push Heritage Auctions to $826.4 Million in 2018

Heritage Auctions, HA.com, announced today its total annual sales for 2018 surpassed $826 million, setting more than a dozen world record sales as total online sales increased for the fourth straight year.

“Our strategic plan embraces technology, expertise and unrelenting focus on building win-win relationships with bidders and consignors,” said James Halperin, Co-founder of Heritage Auctions. “The results have been consistent world records and customer satisfaction across fine art, rare coins and paper money, comic books and comic art, and sports. Heritage remains the industry leader by wide margins in most of those categories, as well as in total online sales.”

Nearly 60 percent of 2018 sales – $487,632,348 – was transacted through the internet, a healthy 11 percent increase over 2017, when internet sales revealed a 26 percent increase against 2016 sales totals.

Auction sales of U.S. Rare Coins climbed by 11 percent, from $169,101,766 in 2017 to $187,825,708 in 2018. Heritage outsold all of its U.S. Coins competitors combined last year, dominating the hobby with a market share of nearly 54 percent, according to an independent survey by the Professional Numismatists Guild. Among the hobby’s annual sales, Heritage ranked with the $2.64 million sale of an elusive 1804 Dollar, often dubbed “The King of American Coins.”

High-profile sales in World & Ancient Coins surpassed $54 million, a 10 percent increase over 2017. An investment in a new comprehensive world and ancient coins database provides collectors comparable auction results and graded population guide was added to HA.com to serve the auction house’s fastest-growing categories.

In addition, Heritage set more than a dozen world auction records across several categories and special collections:

Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, London, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

Daily/Weekly Auctions

(*) Indicates Auction in Progress
(*) JG Autographs: May 26 - June 1
(*) Steve Novella: May 26 - June 1
(*) Kevin Savage Cards: May 21 - June 2-3
(*) NBA Auctions: May 28 - June 3
(*) Sirius Sports Cards: May 24 - June 3
(*) Steve Novella: May 28 - June 3
(*) Lelands: May 9 - June 4
(*) Detroit City Sports: May 29 - June 5
(*) Goldin Auctions: May 28 - June 5
(*) MEARS Auctions: May 28 - June 5
(*) CollectibleXChange: April 28 - June 6
(*) The Collector Connection: May 19 - June 6
(*) Sirius Coins: May 15 - June 6
(*) Auction of Champions: May 26 - June 7
(*) Kevin Savage Cards: May 27 - June 7
(*) Hindman Auctions: May 17 - June 8
JG Autographs: June 2 - June 8
(*) Clean Sweep Auctions: May 12 - June 9
Kevin Savage Cards: June 1 - June 9-10
(*) MeiGray Auctions: May 24 - June 9-10
NBA Auctions: June 4 - June 10
(*) Iconic Auctions: June 3 - June 12
(*) Classic Auctions: May 24 - June 15
JG Autographs: June 9 - June 15
(*) RR Auction: May 25 - June 16
Kevin Savage Cards: June 4 - June 16-17
(*) Heritage Auctions: May 24 - June 17
NBA Auctions: June 11 - June 17
Sirius Sports Cards: June 7 - June 17
REA: June 10 - June 20
Auction of Champions: June 9 - June 21
Kevin Savage Cards: June 10 - June 21
JG Autographs: June 16 - June 22
Kevin Savage Cards: June 14 - June 23-24
NBA Auctions: June 18 - June 24
RR Auction: June 17 - June 24
Sterling Sports Auctions: June 10 - June 24
Grey Flannel Auctions: June 4 - June 26
Heritage Auctions: June 4 - June 26
Iconic Auctions: June 19 - June 26
Goldin Auctions: June 7 - June 26-27
Pristine Auction: June 1 - June 27
Lelands: June 13 - June 27
Kevin Savage Cards: June 18 - June 28
JG Autographs: June 23 - June 29
Kevin Savage Cards: June 22 - June 30
NBA Auctions: June 25 - July 1
Sirius Sports Cards: June 21 - July 1
MEARS Auctions: June 29 - July 3
Auction of Champions: June 23 - July 5
SCP Auctions: June 23 - July 9
Memory Lane Inc: June 21 - July 10
2021 Full Auction Schedule