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

Description

1836 Pattern Gold Dollar
Judd-67, PR64+ Cameo
First Federal Gold Pattern Design

1836 PG$1 Gold Dollar, Judd-67, Pollock-70, R.5, PR64+ Cameo NGC. CAC. The Liberty cap and rays of glory obverse design was executed by Christian Gobrecht, but the motif is originally Mexican, used on various denominations at numerous Mexican mints beginning in the 1820s and ranging from the half real (KM-369, for example, of Mexico City) to the eight reales (KM-376.6 is the Guanajuato version). The Liberty cap design is the same that Gobrecht used for his medal inaugurating the steam press, the piece originally dated February 22, 1836, and overdated to March 23. The reverse, also by Gobrecht, features the denomination 1 D. within a coiled palm frond, with the date below and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA above. Struck in gold with a plain edge. Judd-67 has considerable historical importance, as it is the first Federal gold pattern as well as the first appearance of the gold dollar denomination in Federal coinage. By then, the Bechtlers of North Carolina had been striking their privately minted gold dollars since 1831. Given the coin turn and lack of undertype, this piece appears to be one of the original 1836 pieces rather than a later restrike. The surfaces are bright yellow-gold with perceptible frost on the raised devices and well-reflective fields. The tiny "spike" near the top of the 1 is a trait seen on most examples. A superlative example of this early and important pattern. Census: 8 in 64+, 5 finer (2/13).
From The Fairfax Collection. (NGC ID# 26VC, PCGS# 11260)

View all of [The Fairfax Collection ]

Service and Handling Description: Coins & 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
April, 2013
24th-28th
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 17
Members Tracking: N/A
Page Views: 809

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

Heritage membership

945,880
bidder-members
$893,744,649
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 12 days left to consign to the 2015 October 29 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York!

Learn about consigning with us

The results were astonishing - - Heritage sold my coins for double the most optimistic price that I had dreamed of!
[ Entire Letter » ]
Louis Bassano, New Jersey State Senate,
Union, NJ
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 $34,801,934
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
REALIZED $9,698,676
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