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
1939

1880 $4 Coiled Hair Four Dollar, Judd-1661, Pollock-1861, Low R.7, PR64 Red and 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: 8 Internet/mail/phone bidders
1,236 page views
Location:

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

Description:
1880 Coiled Hair Stella Struck in Copper
Judd-1661, PR64 Red and Brown
One of Three Copper Examples Certified
1880 $4 Coiled Hair Four Dollar, Judd-1661, Pollock-1861, Low R.7, PR64 Red and Brown NGC.
Design.
The reverse and the obverse periphery are the same as Flowing Hair stellas as struck in the various metals, but the center obverse features the George T. Morgan Coiled Hair design. Liberty's hair is braided, and a hair band in front reads LIBERTY. The inscription (each character separated by stars) 6 G .3 S .7 C 7 G R A M S runs around the obverse rim. On the reverse a five-pointed star occupies the center, bearing the legend ONE STELLA / 400 CENTS. In an inner circle are E PLURIBUS UNUM and DEO EST GLORIA ("God is glory"), with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and FOUR DOL. around the outer rim. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

Commentary.
While the 1879 Flowing Hair stellas in gold are frequently seen in the numismatic marketplace, the 1880 designs, both Flowing Hair and Coiled Hair, are extremely rare regardless of the metal composition, be it gold, aluminum, or copper. Since the 1880 Coiled Hair design in gold is one of the most revered and coveted designs in all of U.S. numismatics, the 1880 Coiled Hair patterns struck in copper--while equally rare--provide another venue for collectors to obtain an example of the design. Many of the copper examples have been gilt, making this nongilt specimen all the more desirable. About a dozen examples are purported to exist, according to USPatterns.com.

Interestingly, while the 1880 Flowing Hair stellas show a date that is small, shifted right near the tresses, and distant from the denticles, the date on the 1880 Coiled Hair types is large and well-centered between the peripheral legends, the denticles, and the bust truncation, providing yet another point of contrast among these interesting designs.

Physical Description.
Tinges of purple, pink, and blue iridescence emanate throughout both sides, with much luster clinging to the surfaces and only a few light flecks appearing under a loupe. A small spot directly atop the T and one through the left side of the S in TES will serve as pedigree markers, with a few others sprinkled around the date, the portrait, and the left obverse field. There are scant visible signs of contact, and generous eye appeal is the chief attribute of both sides of this extremely rare and popular coin. There are two Brown coins certified at NGC--one each in PR65 Brown and PR67 Brown Cameo--but this PR64 is the only Red and Brown at NGC. There are none certified at PCGS (10/08). This wonderful coin represents what may be some fortunate collector's last, best chance to acquire an example for many years to come.

Provenance.
Ex: Stack's private treaty.
From The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two. (PCGS# 72046)

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
877,496
bidder-members
$961,519,116
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 33 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
The publicity your marketing generated was fabulous, and your internet system is beyond belief.
[ Entire Letter » ]
Bill and Gloria Dominick,
Park Ridge, NJ
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 $9,738,320
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 $14,703,390
2014 April 24 & 28  CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
2014 April 24 & 28 CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $2,708,143