For Sale: HK-9 1860 Heenan Boxing Champion of America SCD

Sold · GEM BU+

Reference HK-9
Date 1860
Grade GEM BU+
Price Sold
Item # 2052
Metal Copper
Designed By Smith & Hartman
Engraved By Smith & Hartman

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.