There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Lot
5638

1834 50C PR67 NGC. O-101, R.7 as a Proof....

2013 January 9-14 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando #1181

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Jan 10, 2013
Item Activity: 8 Internet/mail/phone bidders
652 page views
Location: Orange County Convention Center
North/South Building
9400 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819

Description:

1834 O-101 Half Dollar, PR67
The Floyd Starr Specimen
Finest Certified Original Proof
1834 50C PR67 NGC. O-101, R.7 as a Proof. We are unaware of any detailed census listings of proof Capped Bust half dollars, but such a record would only include a small number of 1834 proof halves, certainly less than a dozen of all varieties. Perhaps five proofs are known of the Crushed Lettered Edge type that are sometimes called Restrikes, and only five or six other proofs, usually described as Originals, are known from four different die pairings.
Differentiating between proofs and prooflike pieces among old catalog listings is challenging, although many times the price realized will reflect on the status. For example, an 1834 half dollar called a proof in a 1992 sale realizing $1,760 was probably not a proof. Alternatively, a prooflike 1834 half dollar that realized $16,500 in 1998 was almost certainly a true proof. An updated review of all early proof coins, copper, silver, and gold, would prove an extremely worthwhile undertaking.
The combined reports of NGC and PCGS indicate that 13 submissions of 1834 half dollars have been certified as proof (11/12), including Originals, Restrikes, and resubmissions. This coin and a single CLE specimen are NGC-certified PR67, and they are the finest known proofs of the date.
The design elements are exquisitely struck, with excellent definition in the star centers, save for softness in the first three, in Liberty's hair and clasp, on the eagle's plumage, and in all of the letters of the ribbon motto. A melange of electric-blue, gold-tan, and lavender toning bathes both obverse and reverse. Impeccable preservation characterizes each face.
Ex: B. Max Mehl (12/1939); Floyd T. Starr (Stack's, 10/1992), lot 541; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2007), lot 975.
From The Greensboro Collection, Part II. (PCGS# 6217)

View all of [The Greensboro Collection, Part II ]
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

The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato

The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato is the culmination of more than 10 years of research into the Draped Bust Small Eagle half dollar series, one of the most coveted type coins in American numismatics and one about which remarkably little has been written.

This work will be the premier reference for 1796-1797 half dollars for years to come. Institutions having an extensive numismatic library or coin cabinet will find it a valuable complement to their holdings, and catalogers charged with writing up specimens for auction can now have an indispensable source of background and pedigree information. Likewise, coin dealers seeking to purchase one or more '96 or '97 half dollars for a client or for inventory, and collectors who own, have owned, or desire to own one will want this important reference work for their libraries.

Order Now! Just $59.95

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




Videos:
FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
903,907
bidder-members
$990,383,489
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 24 days left to consign to the 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando!
Learn About Consigning With Us
I must say that you exceeded my expectation.
R.Z. ,
Hypoluxo, FL
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 October 27 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II US Coins Signature Auction - New York
2014 October 27 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II US Coins Signature Auction - New York
REALIZED $13,750,586
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 $9,033,516
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 $1,808,588