Menu
Welcome Sign-In | Join Now
Sold for Sign-in or Join (free & quick) includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

Description

Significant 1796 No Stars Quarter Eagle AU55

1796 $2 1/2 No Stars AU55 PCGS. Breen-6113, Bass-3002, R.5. The first Quarter Eagles produced by the United States Mint emerged from the presses on September 22, 1796. The 66 coins delivered that day were joined by 897 examples on December 8 of that year. The combined production of 963 coins represents the entire mintage of the 1796 No Stars type--a feature that sets survivors apart from those of the later deliveries in the Capped Bust Right Quarter Eagle series. In addition to its distinctions as a first-year coin and a one-year type, the 1796 No Stars Quarter Eagle is also desirable as the first gold or silver coin produced at the fledgling Mint to display a heraldic eagle on the reverse.
Optimistic estimates have traditionally been given for the number of surviving 1796 No Stars Quarter Eagles. Only Borckardt's figure of 80-110 coins in the November 2000 catalog for part IV of the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection seems realistic based on auction appearances and census reports by the major grading services. When viewed in the wider context of U.S. numismatics the unflagging popularity and strong performance of survivors perhaps makes such debates about the number of coins extant superfluous.
Often found with localized weakness in the peripheral areas, the present example boasts uncommonly bold definition on all the lettering and reveals only a touch of softness on the eagle's right (facing) wingtip. The obverse has a few blushes of coppery patina scattered about which helps lessen the effect of minor pinscratches and contact marks. Light adjustment marks at the center of the reverse render the eagle's breast and shield a trifle indistinct. Luster is particularly vibrant on this better protected side. The appearance of a 1796 No Stars Quarter Eagle never fails to be a noteworthy occasion for advanced gold collectors, and we anticipate keen interest in this splendid high grade specimen.
From The Cincinnati Collection.(#7645)(Registry values: P10) (NGC ID# 25F2, PCGS# 7645)

View all of [The Cincinnati Collection ]

Service and Handling Description: Coin/Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | PCGS Guarantee of Grade and Authenticity  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
January, 2005
12th-15th
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 8
Members Tracking: N/A
Page Views: 469

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

Heritage membership

945,046
bidder-members
$885,886,275
sold in the last year

Join Now - It's Free

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 42 days left to consign to the 2015 December 10 - 12 World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong!

Learn about consigning with us

Needless to say I was overwhelmed by the results of the auction and I truly believe it was Jill’s efforts in promoting and displaying the piece that brought in the extra value.
Joan,
Arlington, MN
View More Testimonials

HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com

Video tutorial

Getting the most out of search

Recent auctions

2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $34,887,709
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
REALIZED $9,681,373
2015 August 13 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
2015 August 13 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $1,870,380

© 2015 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved