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

Description

Elusive 1865 Quarter Eagle Pattern
Judd-439, PR64 Brown

1865 $2 1/2 Quarter Eagle, Judd-439, Pollock-512, Low R.7, PR64 Brown NGC.
Design.
Both obverse and reverse dies were the designs used in regular-issue coinage of quarter eagles in 1865. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

Commentary.
Auction appearances of the Judd-439 occur on average about every two years or so. Like many pattern issues dated in the 1860s, Judd-439 was probably struck clandestinely, and sold as part of complete copper pattern sets circa 1870, probably under the Henry R. Linderman directorship. (Actually, Linderman's two terms as Mint director were from April 1867-April 1869 and April 1873-December 1878.) The coins are rare today, with no more than a dozen specimens extant.

Physical Description.
The coin is fully struck, with exquisite detail on all devices and no areas of weakness. Reddish-tinged brown and olive-green toning highlights the virtually undisturbed surfaces. A rare prize for the discerning collector. NGC has certified two PR64 Brown, with none finer. A gilt piece, PR62 NGC, is also known (11/08). Only a PR66 Red and Brown PCGS piece is numerically finer.

Provenance.
Ex: 1979 ANA (New England Rare Coin Auctions, 7/1989), lot 1314; The Seneca Collection (Heritage, 5/1984), lot 353.
From The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two. (NGC ID# 29JP, PCGS# 60624)

View all of [The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two ]

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
January, 2009
7th-11th
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 8
Members Tracking: N/A
Page Views: 350

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

Heritage membership

945,308
bidder-members
$891,451,904
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 16 days left to consign to the 2015 October 29 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York!

Learn about consigning with us

Needless to say I am extremely satisfied with Ms. Ford and Heritage Auction house and will use their services in future.
Richard Oster,
CA
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 $34,887,709
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
REALIZED $9,688,775
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