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
3144

1796 25C MS63 PCGS. B-2, R.3. This is the High 6 obverse with the top of the digit 6 nearly touching the drapery. The other...

2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394

 
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: Jan 5, 2006
Item Activity: 8 Internet/mail/phone bidders
862 page views
Location: Orlando, FL
Description:
Prooflike Mint State 1796 Quarter Dollar
1796 25C MS63 PCGS. B-2, R.3. This is the High 6 obverse with the top of the digit 6 nearly touching the drapery. The other variety of this date, B-1, has the digit 6 about centered between the bust and border. It is believed by most that the B-1 die combination was struck first, followed by this variety. Four deliveries totaled 6,146 coins, the generally accepted mintage figure for all 1796 quarters. It is likely that the delivery of April 9, 1796, consisting of 1,800 coins were all of the B-1 coins, and the remaining three deliveries of May 27, 1796 (2,530 coins), June 14, 1796 (1,564 coins), and February 28, 1797 (252 coins) were all the B-2 examples. One numismatist, Robert Hilt, switched the emission sequence, suggesting that all 6,146 coins were the B-2 variety, and the rare B-1 coins were struck in 1804!
This example is an intermediate die state. The obverse has an extremely faint die crack from the border, between two dentils, to the top of I in LIBERTY. Another die crack from the border to the nearby E, is virtually invisible above that letter, but quite strong below, continuing into Liberty's hair, to the curl behind her neck, and beyond. Other cracks and tiny die chips are visible on the obverse. With the exception of the eagle's head and nearby leaves, this is a sharply struck example. The fields on both sides are fully prooflike beneath warm sea-green, gold, and rose toning. Light hairlines are visible, especially in the fields, but these are hardly discernible without careful scrutiny.
Walter Breen discussed a hoard of these coins in the estate of Col. E.H.R. Green. He related information obtained from Abe Kosoff that the hoard consisted of about 200 Mint State examples, with nearly half of those having prooflike surfaces. Kosoff and Andre DeCoppet were reportedly responsible for the disbursement of those coins. While we certainly don't want to discount such a report, we consider Mint States examples to be much too rare for such a hoard. If this accumulation did exist, there seems to be little evidence today. Population: 8 in 63, 14 finer (11/05).(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 23RA, PCGS# 5310)

View large image(s) of this item

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

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
882,252
bidder-members
$972,001,619
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 NYINC World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Waldorf NYINC.
Learn About Consigning With Us
Heritage did everything splendidly to ensure that the coins would bring the best prices possible in the public market.
[ Entire Letter » ]
Museum of Connecticut History of Hartford, CT,
Hartford, CT
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 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $36,096,003
2014 August 8 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
2014 August 8 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $10,501,015
2014 August 6 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
2014 August 6 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $2,960,604