There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Lot
2902

1856-O $10 MS60 NGC....

2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Feb 6, 2009
Item Activity: 11 Internet/mail/phone bidders
377 page views
Location:

Long Beach, CA

Description:
Prooflike 1856-O Eagle, MS60
Tied for Finest Certified
1856-O $10 MS60 NGC. We are pleased to offer the first Mint State 1856-O eagle ever to cross the auction block at Heritage. As of 2006, only two Mint State pieces were listed in the combined NGC and PCGS population data--one MS60 coin at each service. As of December 2008, we note three MS60 examples at NGC with one in the same grade at PCGS. No specimen is graded finer. Whether or not the NGC Census Report tally of three coins includes a resubmission is unknown, but it is certainly possible.
Only 14,500 1856-O eagles were struck and, astonishingly, less than one percent of that total has survived to this day. Most of the extant pieces reside at the VF level and many are impaired in some manner. Over the past century, even advanced collectors had no choice but to compete for ownership of Almost Uncirculated specimens. In fact, the record price paid for an 1856-O ten was established when we sold an AU58 example as part of our September 1998 Long Beach auction. That piece realized over $10,000 more than a decade ago. Excitement escalates as we await the new record to be set by the current offering.
This example is an incredible 1856-O ten with exceptional surfaces for the grade and date. Doug Winter writes: "This appears to be an issue that is essentially unknown without heavily abraded surfaces." The present piece does have some scattered surface marks, but none can be called deep marks. It has excellent greenish-yellow luster with extensive reflectivity in the fields, typically of a small number of known examples. Census: 3 in 60, 0 finer (12/08).
From The Grand Lake Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 263R, PCGS# 8620)

View all of [The Grand Lake Collection ]
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
903,907
bidder-members
$990,383,489
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 25 days left to consign to the 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando!
Learn About Consigning With Us
I wholeheartedly recommend Heritage Auctions to anyone interested in selling their art, coins, books or any of the specialty items they handle.
M.R.
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 27 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II US Coins Signature Auction - New York
2014 October 27 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II US Coins Signature Auction - New York
REALIZED $13,750,586
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 $9,033,516
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 $1,808,588