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

Description

Unbelievable MS69 Eagle, Ex: Clapp, Eliasberg

1899-S $10 MS69 NGC. Ex: Eliasberg. Stunning. Awe-Inspiring. Breathtaking. These are only a few of the words that one could use to describe the beauty of this spectacular piece, perhaps the finest Liberty Eagle that we have ever had the pleasure to behold. Like most of the other S-mint coins obtained by Eliasberg from the John H. Clapp collection in 1942, this piece was purchased directly from the United States branch mint in San Francisco for face value at the time of issue. While not a proof, it is described by Bowers & Ruddy in their 1982 sale of the gold portion of Eliasberg's collection as a "specimen." While this term was obviously there used in a loose sense of the word, this coin is certainly a special piece that was set aside at the time of striking because of its nearly pristine attributes. Alas, it isn't perfect, as very close inspection indicates a couple of tiny abrasions that are seen only after close inspection, but we won't cast the first stone to fault this piece, as any collector of this denomination knows that bagmarks are the rule rather than the exception on this big, heavy gold coin (we have seen many Gem graded examples that, quite honestly, weren't all that pretty because of a number of noticeable abrasions). It is sharply struck, beautifully lustrous, and is as close to perfect as one could ever expect to find. One of the finest graded examples of the type in existence, and the finest certified for the date by NGC by a full four points. A stunning beauty that could be the ultimate type example for the Liberty Eagle series. Population: 1 in 69, 0 finer (4/04). (#8744) (Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 267L, PCGS# 8744)

Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Coin/Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
June, 2004
3rd-5th Thursday-Saturday
Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
Page Views: 640

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
15% of the successful bid (minimum $6) per lot.

Heritage membership

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 
Consign now
  • Cash Advances
  • More Bidders
  • Trusted Experts
  • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
Only 20 days left to consign to the 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas!

Learn about consigning with us

Heritage Auctions has made MANY things possible for me.
Maggie Thompson,
Iola, WI
View More Testimonials

HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Compete.com)

Video tutorial

Getting the most out of search

Recent auctions

2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN
2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN
REALIZED $6,568,622
2016 June 22 - 24 World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong
2016 June 22 - 24 World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong
REALIZED $2,786,250
2016 June 23 - 24 World Currency Signature Auction - Hong Kong
2016 June 23 - 24 World Currency Signature Auction - Hong Kong
REALIZED $779,321

© 2016 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved