Announcement: Sunday & Tuesday Internet Coin Auctions and Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auctions move to Heritage Live!

Our Weekly Internet Coin Auctions and World and Ancient Coin Auctions are closing with live, online auctions on HA.com's Heritage Live! platform beginning with the Internet Coin Auction that ends Sunday, September 21st and the World and Ancient Coin Auction that ends on Thursday, September 25th. Each lot is offered one at a time, in lot number order, in live auctions beginning at 8:00 PM CT. During this part of the auction, live bidders will be on Heritage Live! competing with each other and with previously placed Internet bids. The lot opens, requests live bids, and then closes when the bidding is finished. There is no change in how you place your secret maximum bids during the week the auctions are open on HA.com. In addition, once bidding on HA.com ends, 2 hours before the live sessions start, you still have the option to leave proxy bids through Heritage Live!

For more information about Heritage Live!, please visit HA.com/live. If you have any questions about this exciting format change, please contact us at 800-872-6467 or Bid@HA.com.

X
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
1803

1871 50C Half Dollar, Judd-1109, Pollock-1245, R.7, PR64 Red Cameo 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
240 page views
Location:

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

Description:
Eye-Appealing 1871 Half Dollar
Judd-1109, R.7, PR64 Red Cameo
1871 50C Half Dollar, Judd-1109, Pollock-1245, R.7, PR64 Red Cameo NGC.
Design.
A seated Liberty faces left, wearing an Indian Princess headdress and a flowing robe. Her left hand rests atop a globe wrapped with a scroll bearing the word LIBERTY in raised letters, while holding a spear and Liberty cap in her right hand. Two flags--one bearing 13 stars--are in the background with the date 1871 in exergue. The periphery is free of stars or legends. The reverse is that of the regular-issue half dollar. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

Commentary.
Pollock, in his United States Patterns and Related Issues, explores the origin of this obverse design:

"Although Longacre's Indian princess motif did not appear on any patterns prior to 1870, the design is known to have been conceived by him no later than 1852. Cory Gillilland in her 'Bullion Coins: A Nineteenth Century Proposal,' illustrates Longacre's circa 1852 sketches for this motif. The obverse design, illustrated on p. 22 of the article, is almost identical to that featured on the 'Indian princess' pattern pieces produced in 1870 through 1873, after Longacre's death (in 1869)."

The USPatterns.com website opines that William Barber implemented Longacre's Indian Princess design. Although this motif was never adopted for use on regular-issue U.S. coinage, a similar style of Liberty is found on the U.S. Trade dollars minted between 1873 and 1885.

Physical Description.
Amazingly preserved red coloration blankets both sides of this near-Gem proof, although a few small scattered carbon spots and a fingerprint are observed on the obverse and likely preclude a higher grade. These minor issues are redeemed by appealing cameo contrast throughout. In fact, the current offering is the only piece that has been granted the Cameo designation by NGC as of (11/08). Pollock (1994) documented the weight of this specimen at 162.8 grains, with a diameter of 1.197 inches. NGC Census: 1 in PR64 Red and Brown Cameo, 3 numerically finer. PCGS Population: None in PR64 regardless of designation, 2 finer, neither of which are cameos (12/08).

Provenance.
Ex: River Oaks Sale (Bowers and Ruddy, 11/1976), lot 978; Lloyd M. Higgins, M.D. Collection (Bowers and Merena, 1/1988), lot 701.
From The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two. (PCGS# 71368)

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
885,092
bidder-members
$1,002,208,631
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 45 days left to consign to the 2015 January 4 - 5 NYINC World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Waldorf NYINC!
Learn About Consigning With Us
I have the highest regard for your company and look forward to doing business with Heritage in the future.
S.K.
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 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $13,440,846
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 SO FAR $9,115,896
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 $1,847,114