There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Lot
2606

1910 $5 PR67 NGC....

2008 February Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #460

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Feb 15, 2008
Item Activity: 5 Internet/mail/phone bidders
1,482 page views
Location:

Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

Lot Viewing:
Room 103B,C (Tuesday Only)
Booth 400 (Wednesday - Saturday)

Auction Room:
Room 103 B,C

Description:
Spectacular 'Roman Finish' PR67 1910 Five Dollar
1910 $5 PR67 NGC. The special nature of Roman Finish gold is not generally appreciated by collectors. When the Mint switched from the traditional brilliant finish to the matte finish in 1908, it was a rough transition. Apparently collectors were caught by surprise when the switchover occurred. Their general displeasure is best seen by the numbers minted in the two years: 167 proofs in 1908 vs. 78 in 1909. Collectors were not silent about their displeasure either. Editorials appeared in The Numismatist and a resolution was sent by the ANA Board to the Mint in 1908.
The Mint attempted to placate collectors by altering the finish in 1909 and subsequently in 1910. The finish on these pieces lacked the sandblasting seen in 1908. Rather, the coins were struck from special blanks and special dies, but there was no post-striking treatment. The result was a "bright" proof, as Mint personnel termed it.
This new finish was not appreciated by collectors either. In fact, it was disliked even more than the previous matte finish, particularly because the coins were not easily distinguishable from circulation strikes. This negative reaction had Mint officials jumping through hoops once again, and in 1911 they reverted to the matte finish. But for two years, proof gold was struck with this special process, so minimal it was almost a non-process. Special blanks and special dies created bright, shimmering coins. To the untrained eye, they do appear superficially like circulation strikes--except for the razor-sharp definition and uniformly bright surfaces.
The surfaces on this piece are bright yellow-gold with a fine-grain texture to the surfaces. We see no obvious or mentionable defects on either side of this magnificent coin. A rare opportunity to acquire an Indian half eagle struck in this rare, two-year proofing process. Census: 5 in 67, 4 finer (1/08).
From The Southwest Collection.(Registry values: N10218) (PCGS# 8541)

View all of [The Southwest Collection]
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
933,621
bidder-members
$908,993,097
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 28 days left to consign to the 2015 August 12 - 17 ANA World Coins Signature Auction - Chicago!
Learn About Consigning With Us
Heritage did everything splendidly to ensure that the coins would bring the best prices possible in the public market.
[ Entire Letter » ]
Museum of Connecticut History of Hartford, CT,
Hartford, CT
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com
HERITAGE VIDEO TUTORIAL
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SEARCH
RECENT AUCTIONS
2015 May 12 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection III US Coins Signature Auction - New York
2015 May 12 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection III US Coins Signature Auction - New York
REALIZED $13,787,486
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $6,515,455
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $10,626,872
COIN AND
CURRENCY SURVEY
You could win!
Take the Survey