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
5153

1857-S $20 MS65 PCGS. Variety 20A....

2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston #1177

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Nov 30, 2012
Item Activity: 6 Internet/mail/phone bidders
343 page views
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010

Description:
1857-S Spiked Shield Twenty, MS65
Vibrant Mint Luster, Recovered From
Hurricane-Sunken
S.S. Central America
1857-S $20 MS65 PCGS. Variety 20A. Ex: S.S. Central America. SSCA 0362. Spiked Shield. Collectors are used to seeing the special PCGS "gold foil" labels made up specifically for the Central America shipwreck recovery coins, but not all of them are the often-seen (and almost uniformly beautiful) 1857-S double eagles. In fact, not all are double eagles. Also recovered from the Central America were three half eagles from the Dahlonega Mint that today bear the PCGS gold label. The owner of an 1852-D half eagle certified VF35 PCGS recently wrote (in a timely Hurricane Sandy-related thread on the PCGS Collectors Forum) that "it's noteworthy that most of the gold deposited at the Dahlonega Mint in 1852 came from gold miners returning from the California gold fields." A similar phenomenon was seen at the post-Gold Rush New Orleans Mint gold: Miners might trek from the fields of gold with their hard-earned gold dust to New Orleans, make a deposit, go back to California and then return, sometimes years later, for their coinage.
The present Gem 1857-S double eagle was certainly produced from California gold in abundance. Even though the San Francisco Mint's opening was only three years earlier in 1854, the facility struck nearly 1 million examples of the 1857-S twenties. This piece is fully struck with remarkably clean surfaces that show the usual bright, vibrant mint luster, more yellow-gold in centers with deeper reddish-gold margins. Population: 32 in 65 (1 in 65+), 3 finer (10/12).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 2696, PCGS# 8922)

View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Coins & 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
882,413
bidder-members
$971,764,337
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
Oh behalf of our client, Caroline Kennedy, I wish to thank you for all of your assistance... You and your gallery are to be commended for your professionalism and integrity...
[Entire Letter]
Kevin T. Baine, Esq., Williams & Connoly, LLP,
Washington, D.C.
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