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
1649

1865 $20 Twenty Dollar, Judd-453, Pollock-526, High R.6, PR66 Brown NGC....

2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Jan 7, 2009
Item Activity: 6 Internet/mail/phone bidders
561 page views
Location:

Orange County Convention Center
North/South Building
9400 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819

Description:
Spectacular 1865 Double Eagle Pattern
Judd-453, PR66 Brown
1865 $20 Twenty Dollar, Judd-453, Pollock-526, High R.6, PR66 Brown NGC.
Design.
The obverse is the familiar Liberty Head design used on regular-issue coinage in 1865. The reverse design is the type adopted in 1866, with IN GOD WE TRUST in the circle of stars above the eagle's head. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

Commentary.
A true transitional pattern, Judd-453 was struck in 1865. There are more than a dozen survivors accounted for today, a larger number than would be needed to test the dies. It is likely that some pieces represent restrikes made for sale to collectors at a later date. The first auction appearance of Judd-453 was in the Idler Collection (Haseltine, 4/1870), lot 223. Idler was Haseltine's father-in-law, and both men were closely connected to the underground market in restrikes.

A prominent die crack is seen to the left of the date on this coin, as well as on several other examples of Judd-453. The die crack is present on one of the two known specimens of Judd-452, from he same dies as Judd-453 but struck in gold. It seems reasonable to conclude that the perfect die examples of Judd-453 were struck as die trials in 1865, after which the dies were used in regular coinage. The examples with the die crack probably represent restrikes, made at a later time. According to Andrew Pollock in United States Patterns and Related Issues, some examples of Judd-453 have been bronzed or gilded.

Physical Description.
An extraordinary strike. Every detail of the design is fully brought up. The undisturbed surfaces are accented by iridescent red, orange, and violet toning. Outstanding eye appeal. NGC Census: 1 in PR66 Brown, none finer. PCGS Population: 1 in PR66 Brown, none finer (12/08).

Provenance.
Ex: Stack's private treaty transaction.
From The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two. (PCGS# 60640)

View all of [The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two ]
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
877,796
bidder-members
$961,670,127
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 30 days left to consign to the 2014 October 8 - 12 PNG New York Invitational Coin Show US Coins Signature Auction - New York!
Learn About Consigning With Us
I am more than please with the results and enjoyed every moment of my consignment to Heritage. From start to finish it has been first class and enjoyed our phone conversation.
Tom Corley,
Newtown, PA
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 July 10 - 13 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando
2014 July 10 - 13 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando
REALIZED $9,733,594
2014 April 10-12 & 15-16 CICF World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2014 April 10-12 & 15-16 CICF World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $14,773,379
2014 April 24 & 28  CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
2014 April 24 & 28 CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $2,708,143