An exceptionally rare five-fold gold Stella could top $ 2 million if it is sold in Heritage Auctions’ FUN US Coins Signature® auction January 5-10 in Orlando, Florida.
DALLAS, Texas (December 14, 2021) – An exceptionally rare five-fold gold Stella could top $ 2 million when it is in Heritage Auctions’ FUN US Coins Signature® auction January 5-10 in Orlando, Florida , on sale is.
The event also features the seventh selection of coins from the Bob R. Simpson collection, a treasure trove that made its debut on Heritage when the major selections from the Bob R. Simpson Collection had Simpson Collection items crossed the block in September 2020 raised more than $ 77 million. Those in search of great treasure are also drawn to the largest Justh & Hunter goldstone found aboard the sunken Ship of Gold, a 54 pound gold rush bar that disappeared at sea in 1857.
The 1879 Liberty Head Quintuple Stella, Judd-1643, Pollock-1843, High R.7, PR63 Cameo PCGS is an extremely rare gold sample that is particularly popular with collectors due to its close relationship with the famous Stellas from 1879 and 1880. These coins were early attempts to establish international coinage, similar to today’s euro. Five examples are known, but one of them is in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Numismatic Collection and is forever out of the reach of avid collectors. The coin offered here has an uninterrupted pedigree all the way back to the mint in 1879 and has been a highlight of many famous collections over the years, including the Garrett Collection and Ed Trompeter’s fabulous collection of polished gold coins. Heritage Auctions has not sold a five-time Stella since 2007.
“This is an exceptional coin, one of only five known,” said Greg Rohan, President of Heritage Auctions. “Samples were embossed in tiny numbers to show what a proposed design or designation would look like, how well it could be made with the dies, and to test new alloys, but they were never made for circulation. Examples of the five-fold Stella from 1879 are known in copper and gold, with the latter variant being the rarer of the two and by far the most sought-after. It’s the kind of coin people look for for years. “
An 1839/8 Liberty Eagle, type from 1838, PR62 PCGS. JD-1, R.8 is a groundbreaking rarity among early US evidence gold issues. This coin, which could reach or exceed $ 1 million, is one of only three known examples. One of the other known specimens is in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Numismatic Collection and the third is in extremely strong hands in the Tyrant Collection, making this the only specimen available to collectors. This coin was discovered in 1981 by Heritage Auctions Director of European Operations Marc Emory as part of an original three-piece gold proof set. Once this coin passes the auction block, it is unlikely that another specimen will be available for many years to come.
A beautiful 1821 Capped Head Left Quarter Eagle (BD-1, JD-1, R.8 as evidence), PR65 Cameo NGC, one of the earliest evidence gold coins ever minted in the United States Mint, could also reach or $ 1 million more. Heritage Auctions experts believe only three examples have survived, but one of them is in the National Numismatic Collection and will never be available to collectors. This coin has an illustrious family tree dating back to 1890 and graced such famous collections as those of Lorin G. Parmelee, Virgil Brand and James A. Stack. It has not been on the market for 16 years and it can take as long again for a comparable copy to hit the market.
A 1792 Disme Judd-10, Pollock-11, High R.6, MS64 Brown PCGS, one of the finest certified specimens of the coin. Only 65 coins from 1792 were minted in all denominations. From the 1792 copper disc with reed edge only 18 individual pieces are known today; Population numbers say each variety is a significant rarity. (The count does not include the 1792 silver half-dimes, Judd-7, which are almost certainly regularly issued coins.) The list of the first coins minted in the Philadelphia Mint included 1792 dismes (as well as sample cents and quarters.) ); The pattern minting from 1792 combined technical experiments with different representations of freedom.
The 1879 and 1880 Coiled Hair Stellas and 1880 Flowing Hair Stella are among the rarest American gold coins, far more so than their 1879 Flowing Hair counterparts, and the 1880 Coiled Hair is by far the rarest of them all. An 1880 Coiled Hair Stella, Judd-1660, Pollock-1860, JD-1, Low R.7, PR61 NGC in this auction is one of no more than 10 known specimens of gold (a population that also includes one that is in the National Numismatic Lives). Collection at the Smithsonian Institution). Stellas were made as a sample for a proposed international goloid coinage and included in three-piece goloid sets offered to preferred collectors.
Rarely seen outside of high profile auction settings, an 1856-O – Double Eagle – Surfaces Smoothed – PCGS Genuine. XF details. Variant 1 is “without a doubt … one of the rarest, most sought-after and most popular of all US gold coins,” according to the renowned numismatist David Akers. Its rarity within the Liberty double-headed eagle series is only comparable to that of the 1854-O and 1861 Paquet Reverse; the paquet is largely irrecoverable.
Another extremely rare offer at auction, once in the collection of King Farouk of Egypt, is an 1838 Gobrecht Dollar Name Omitted, Judd-88 Restrike, Pollock-98, R.8, PR64 PCGS, one of three well-known examples (all from the same state), only two of which have been made available to the public. During his tenure as mint director, Henry R. Linderman created or allowed others to create many exotic numismatic rarities, including the Judd-88 Gobrecht dollar. This Starry Reverse Gobrecht Dollar, minted in April 1869 during the last days of his first term as director, is one of these rarities.
The finest known example of an 1861 Half Eagle PR66 Cameo NGC. JD-1, R.7 – with two full note points – comes from what many experts believe was the rarest edition of the series after 1859. From an edition of 66 pieces the coin, which is just as rare in proof format as many gold proofs editions of the 1860s, which had much smaller production numbers. At least 10 copies were reportedly melted down in January 1862 after not being sold the year before, and it is possible that others were never distributed, leading numismatic writers Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth to believe that less than 10 of this edition survived.
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