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
1028

1850-D $2 1/2 MS61 NGC. Variety 13-M. (per Doug Winter's ...

2004 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #336

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Jan 7, 2004
Item Activity: 4 Internet/mail/phone bidders Number of Bidders
302 page views
Description:
NGC Graded MS61 1850-D Quarter Eagle
1850-D $2 1/2 MS61 NGC. Variety 13-M. (per Doug Winter's second edition and revised attribution system). The only variety struck this year. The reverse is the same as seen on all Dahlonega quarter eagles produced from 1850 through the end of the denomination in 1859.

RARITY INFORMATION: The 1850-D is the most available Dahlonega quarter eagle from the 1850s. There are 125-150 pieces known, including three to four dozen in AU. In Uncirculated, this date is extremely rare with as few as two or three known. A number of the pieces that have been designated as Mint State by NGC and PCGS are considered to be "sliders" by experts.

STRIKE: This date is usually seen with a relatively poor strike, and the current example is quite a bit sharper than usual. On the obverse, there is some weakness above the ear while the reverse has a touch of weakness on the eagle's legs. Both sides show some minor weakness on the denticles, as typically seen on this issue.

SURFACES: A number of small, shallow ticks can be seen in the obverse fields with light magnification. The reverse is cleaner and approaches the Choice level. It does not appear that this coin has ever been cleaned and it does not have any of the mint-made defects often found on 1850-D quarter eagles.

LUSTER: A good deal of frosty luster can be seen on both sides but is slightly obscured by the depth of the toning on the obverse. Most 1850-D quarter eagles have poor luster.

COLORATION: The obverse shows deep and possibly enhanced orange-gold color that is actually not unattractive. The reverse has a somewhat more original appearance. If the obverse were carefully lightened-up a bit, the overall appearance would probably improve greatly.

EYE APPEAL: This is a well struck coin with acceptable luster and surfaces. The color is a bit "funky" in appearance and might improve if NCS were allowed to work its magic.

COMPARABLES: In our January 2003 auction, we sold a PCGS MS60 example as lot 4689 and it realized $8,625. In our 1999 ANA Auction we sold another PCGS coin as lot 7650 and it brought $7,763. No third-party certified MS61 examples have sold for a number of years.

PEDIGREE: Purchased from Robert L. Hughes. No prior pedigree information is available. This is the plate coin in the second edition of Winter's book and is listed in the current Condition Census as tied with a small number of other coins as the third finest known. (#7757) (Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 25HJ, PCGS# 7757)

View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Coin/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




FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
866,626
bidder-members
$933,827,689
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
Only 1 day left to consign to the 2014 June 5 - 8 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach!
Learn About Consigning With Us
I must say that you exceeded my expectation.
R.Z. ,
Hypoluxo, FL
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 $15,013,226
2014 January 9 & 13 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Orlando
2014 January 9 & 13 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Orlando
REALIZED $305,199