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) ).


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) ).

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
4293

1799/8 $1 15 Stars Reverse MS63 NGC....

2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Make Offer:
Make Offer to Owner

The owner of this Item has been actively participating in the Make Offer to Owner program.
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Jan 9, 2009
Item Activity: 4 Internet/mail/phone bidders
482 page views
Location:

Orange County Convention Center
North/South Building
9400 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819

Description:
Select Uncirculated 15 Stars 1799/8 Dollar
B-3, BB-141
1799/8 $1 15 Stars Reverse MS63 NGC. B-3, BB-141, R.3. Toned in dark golden-gray hues over the entire surface, with darker flecks on the reverse. The mint luster is present but generally overwhelmed by the toning. Close examination of the obverse shows crisscrossing adjustment marks on Liberty's face, neck, and hair, some of which extend into the surrounding fields. There is also an excellent pedigree marker in the form of a shallow nick which extends horizontally behind Liberty's eye into the nearby curl. The strike is fairly sharp for this variety. The devices on this variety are often found weakly impressed. Clean surfaces as expected for the grade, with no noteworthy bumps or nicks.
This variety is always a favorite to examine. First off, the overdate feature is bold, as no effort was made to hide the underdigit 8 beneath the second 9 of the date. For the mint engraver, a less than perfect day unfolded. Without thinking, he placed 15 stars over the eagle's head and then noticed the mistake. Rather than discard the die, or simply strike coins with it, he decided to "hide" two of the stars. Dies are difficult to erase errors from (thankfully for die variety collectors today), so the engraver decided to cover two of the stars by extending the clouds down over them, figuring no one would notice. Perhaps no one noticed until decades later, since coinage continued using this pair of dies until they failed in the normal course of events. However, two little star points peek out from the enlarged cloud on the left, and one and a fraction star points extend from the enlarged cloud on the right. The engraver's bad day, and his attempt to obscure, are recalled by collectors today. Certainly one of the finer examples known of this important and popular overdate. Census: 6 in 63, 7 finer (9/08).
From The Jack Lee Estate, Inventory.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 24X8, PCGS# 6883)

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




FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
878,281
bidder-members
$960,293,040
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 2015 January 4 - 5 World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - New York.
Learn About Consigning With Us
Every aspect is handled so professionally yet with the right mix of humor and fun.
D.W. ,
Lake Placid, 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 July 10 - 13 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando
2014 July 10 - 13 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando
REALIZED $9,733,594
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 $14,773,379
2014 April 24 & 28  CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
2014 April 24 & 28 CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $2,708,143