There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Opening Bid :
Current Bid:
Reserve Amount:

You are the current high bidder on this lot with a secret maximum bid of %bidPretty%.
(%bidBP% w/Buyer's Premium (BP) Buyer's Premium).


Notice: You are the current high bidder on this lot, but the next highest bid is within one increment. That means that any additional bids on this lot will outbid you. To increase your chances of winning, enter your highest maximum bid.

You are the current high bidder on this lot with a secret maximum bid of %bidPretty%.
(%bidBP% w/Buyer's Premium (BP) Buyer's Premium).

You are the current high bidder on this lot.
(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Your secret maximum bid of %bidPretty% has been outbid.

Your secret maximum bid of %bidPretty% does not meet the reserve.

(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Your secret maximum bid does not meet the reserve.
(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Lot
5414

1910 $5 PR65 NGC....

2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction #1154

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Apr 28, 2011
Item Activity: 7 Internet/mail/phone bidders Number of Bidders
1,065 page views
Location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
Description:
Watch our video about this lot!
Bold Gem Proof 1910 Half Eagle
'Roman Gold' Finish
1910 $5 PR65 NGC. The Mint issued four-piece gold proof sets in 1910 as well as the odd piece for collectors desiring same, but the purported figure for quarter eagles, 682 coins, defies all reason. The Breen Proof Encyclopedia estimates that 167 complete four-piece sets were made, with the complement of strays amounting to perhaps 250 pieces for the half eagle. The second edition of the Akers Handbook nonetheless notes that "survivors are still rarer than the original mintage might imply." The gold proofs of this year echo the "Roman gold" surface finish of 1909, a distinctive yellow-gold appearance that Breen calls "surfaces light in color, midway between satiny and mirrorlike, entirely without the granularity of matte or sandblast."
Even though there are a handful of Gem-or-finer examples certified in the marketplace, much of the proof gold of the Pratt and Saint-Gaudens designs is in strong hands. It has been four years since we offered a PR65 example of this issue, according to our Permanent Auction Archives -- a PR65 PCGS specimen that realized $48,875 in our Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 2/2006), lot 3049. Our most recent offering of a proof 1910 half eagle, in our ANA Platinum Night session (Heritage, 8/2010), lot 3530, was the Simpson Collection PR67 NGC example, an impeccable piece that garnered $63,250.
This amazing Roman finish Gem proof exhibits bright orange peripheral toning that nicely frames the brilliant yellow centers and the design elements are fully struck, as expected. A tiny surface inclusion right of the Y in LIBERTY is the only pedigree marker on either side. Specialists in rare proof gold should recognize this coin as the important opportunity it represents. Census: 3 in 65, 18 finer (2/11).
From The B & D Collection.(Registry values: N7079) (PCGS# 8541)

View all of [The B & D Collection ]
View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Guides and Pricing Information:

Previous Prices from Heritage Auctions
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Price Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Population Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Find Auction Prices for Comparable Items:

Photographs:
Sign-in or Join (free & quick) to see the full image




Videos:
FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
866,952
bidder-members
$925,490,597
sold in the last year
VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 
CONSIGNMENTS WANTED
Consign to the 2014 August 6 - 11 World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont.
Learn About Consigning With Us
It's simply amazing to participate in one of your auctions.
B.T. ,
San Diego, CA
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com
Take our 2014 Coin
and Currency Survey
Grand prize:
A Certified Uncirculated
1907 High Relief $20!*
Take the Survey
HERITAGE VIDEO TUTORIAL
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SEARCH
RECENT AUCTIONS
2014 March 21 &  23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco
2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco
REALIZED $4,375,539
2014 April 10-12 & 15-16 CICF World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2014 April 10-12 & 15-16 CICF World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED SO FAR $15,032,243
2014 January 9 & 13 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Orlando
2014 January 9 & 13 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Orlando
REALIZED $305,199