There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Lot
5302

1799/8 $1 15 Stars Reverse MS64 NGC. B-3, BB-141, R.3. Die State III. The Obverse 1 of this y...

2006 August Denver, CO Signature & Platinum Night Auction #414

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

Owner's willingness to entertain and respond to Offers has not yet been verified.
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Aug 14, 2006
Item Activity: 9 Internet/mail/phone bidders
504 page views
Location: Denver, CO
Description:
Condition Census MS64 1799/8 15 Stars Reverse Dollar, BB-141
1799/8 $1 15 Stars Reverse MS64 NGC. B-3, BB-141, R.3. Die State III. The Obverse 1 of this year, the only overdate die, has a 9 punched over an 8. The last 9 in the date is extremely close to the bust. The 13 obverse stars are close, but the letters of LIBERTY are wide. On the reverse, there are 15 stars, although the first and last stars in the top row are mostly concealed beneath cloud 1 and cloud 8, so that only two points of each star show.
The BB-141 is the most common 1799 variety, which makes the 1799/8 overdate and blundered reverse die available to a wide range of collectors. It is even "plentiful" in Mint State, according to Bowers-Borckardt. This phenomenal near-Gem piece, however, approaches the upper end of the Condition Census as enumerated in that reference. Lush, deep toning in hues of lilac, amber, and iridescent blue fail to impede the brilliant luster that radiates from the somewhat prooflike surfaces. The strike is essentially full and impeccable, with no obvious weakness. Light clash marks are visible on each side: above stars 10-13 from the reverse dentils, and on the reverse above OF from the bust. The 9 over 8 overdate is extremely bold. There is also a strong die crack above ATES, which does not appear to be mentioned in Bowers-Borckardt. That reference lists among its "Notable Specimens" a single coin in MS64 (Rarcoa, Auction '83, 1983, lot 1162), but that coin is described as "brilliant." This toned specimen, of equal grade, appears to tied atop the Condition Census of known examples of this variety, although NGC has certified several higher-grade, unattributed 1799 varieties. A search through our own auction records reveals that this is also the single highest-graded of this variety we have offered since we began keeping auction records more than a dozen years ago.(Registry values: N10218) (NGC ID# 24X8, PCGS# 6883)

View all of [The Kagin Reference Collection of Frontier Ingots ]
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
888,741
bidder-members
$982,397,942
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 13 days left to consign to the 2015 January 4 - 5 NYINC World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Waldorf NYINC!
Learn About Consigning With Us
The collecting community was wondering how Heritage would do with this specialized collection, and the catalog exceeded everyone’s expectations.
Roger Siboni,
Mantoloking, NJ
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 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York
2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York
REALIZED $11,168,270
2014 September 3 - 10 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
2014 September 3 - 10 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $9,019,868
2014 September 4 - 8 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
2014 September 4 - 8 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $1,806,473