SOLD: HK-9 1860 Heenan Boxing Champion of America SCD


Reference HK-9
Date 1860
Grade GEM BU+
Price $1,475.00
Item # 2052
Metal Copper

This GEM BU+ is without a doubt the finest this cataloger has ever seen. Only seven certified by NGC. John C. Heenan, the “Benicia Boy” won the first clear claim to the American heavyweight title. This was struck to commemorate the famous 1860 bare-knuckle World Championship Heavyweight fight with England’s champion Tom Sayers. The match lasted over two hours and ended in a 42-round draw.