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
5280

1867 $20 PR65+ Ultra Cameo NGC. CAC....

2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction #1151

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Make Offer:
Make Offer to Owner

The owner of this Item has been actively participating in the Make Offer to Owner program.
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Jan 6, 2011
Item Activity: 5 Internet/mail/phone bidders
2,633 page views
Location: Tampa Convention Center
333 S. Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602
Description:

Rare 1867 Double Eagle, PR65+ Ultra Cameo
Classic Gold Rarity, Second-Finest Certified
Fewer Than 12 Examples Known
1867 $20 PR65+ Ultra Cameo NGC. CAC. The 1867 proof double eagle is a numismatic icon, from a tiny mintage of 50 pieces. Most experts agree that many examples of this minuscule mintage were never distributed, and probably at least half of the 1867 proof production was melted after the end of the year. Even in much earlier times, gold proofs of this era were extremely rare. Writing about the gold proof set offerings in the Major William B. Wetmore Collection in 1906, which included an example of the 1867, the Chapman brothers reported, "These proof sets are exceedingly rare, and our estimate would be that there are not over five sets in existence of these dates." While proof double eagles were almost exclusively sold as part of proof sets in the 1860s, by the time of the Chapman's writing a number of these sets had been broken up. A few double eagles undoubtedly survived as single pieces, in addition to the five or so examples the Chapman's estimated in the sets. David Akers believes as many as 10-12 pieces are extant today. Data from the grading services indicates a slightly smaller population, as only six coins have been certified in all grades by NGC and PCGS combined (11/10). A roster of all examples known to us is detailed below. Some of the earlier appearances are certainly duplications of the citations listed in the main roster, but it is not possible to definitively link them to the known present-day coins.
The present coin is a magnificent high-end Gem, with razor-sharp details throughout. Fine definition is evident on Liberty's hair, and all the stars show full radials. The deeply mirrored fields display traces of the orange peel texture seen on the finest gold proofs of the 1890s. The frosty devices contrast boldly with the reflective fields to create a dramatic cameo effect. A tiny lint mark is noted on the upper right curling part of the banner on the reverse, below the stars, and to the right of the eagle's head. A few hairlines can be detected on the attractive, greenish-gold surfaces, but they do little to detract from the appeal of this spectacular piece. Currently, this coin is the only example certified in PR65+ Ultra Cameo at NGC, but one example has been graded finer, at PR66 Ultra Cameo (11/10). PCGS has graded no coin higher than PR63 (11/10).
The following roster is an expansion of earlier work done by Walter Breen and David Akers:
1. Ex: William B. Wetmore Collection (S.H. & H. Chapman, 6/1906), lot 151, part of a six piece gold proof set; John M. Clapp; Louis E. Eliasberg; United States Gold Coin Collection (Bowers and Ruddy, 10/1982), lot 918; Ed Trompeter; Philadelphia Signature Auction (Heritage, 8/2000), lot 7574; Long Beach Signature Auction (Heritage, 6/2004), lot 6373, Realized $195,500.
2. Ex: Hebeard Collection (Harlan P. Smith, 4/1883), lot 380, part of a six piece gold proof set; T. Harrison Garrett; Garrett Collection (Stack's, 3/1976), lot 416.
3. Ex: Johnson/Connors Collection (B. Max Mehl, 5/1933), lot 508; Floyd Starr; Floyd T. Starr Collection (Stack's, 10/1992), lot 1285.
4. Ex: F.C.C. Boyd; World's Greatest Collection (Numismatic Gallery, 1/1946), lot 870; probably King Farouk; Palace Collections of Egypt (Sotheby's, 2/1954), lot 181, Abe Kosoff; purchased by John Jay Pittman on 5/2/1954 for $410; John Jay Pittman Collection (David Akers, 10/1997), lot 1146; Pre-Long Beach Sale (Superior, 2/2001), lot 4674; Long Beach Signature Auction (Heritage, 10/2001), lot 9685; Santa Clara Elite Coin Auction (Superior, 7/2005), lot 576.
5. Ex: Nathan M. Kaufman Collection (Rarcoa, 8/1978), lot 920.
6. Ex: Adolphe Menjou Collection (Numismatic Gallery, 6/1950), lot 1805; possibly Amon Carter, Sr.; Amon G. Carter Family Collection (Stack's, 1/1984), lot 877.
7. Smithsonian Institution, from the Mint Cabinet.
8. Smithsonian Institution, source unknown.
9. Brock; J.P. Morgan; ANS, exhibited by the Society in the 1914 ANS Exhibition.
10. The Present Coin.


Earlier Appearances:

A. Heman Ely Collection (W.E. Woodward, 1/1884), lot 948, part of a six piece gold proof set.
B. Lorin G. Parmelee Collection (New York Coin & Stamp, 6/1990), lot 1354.
C. Thomas Cleneay Collection (S.H. & H. Chapman, 12/1890), lot 416, part of a six piece gold proof set.
D. David S. Wilson Collection (S.H. Chapman, 3/1907), lot 327, part of a six piece gold proof set.
E. William H. Woodin Collection (Thomas Elder, 3/1911), lot 1364.
F. James Ten Eyck Collection (B. Max Mehl, 5/1922), lot 319.
G. J.F. Bell Collection (Stack's, 12/1944), lot 827.
H. William Cutler Atwater Collection (B. Max Mehl, 6/1946), lot 1259.
From The Henry Miller Collection.(Registry values: P6)
(NGC ID# 26DK, PCGS# 99082)

View all of [Further Selections From The Henry Miller 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




Videos:
FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
884,794
bidder-members
$1,005,602,708
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
Consign to the 2015 January 4 - 5 NYINC World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Waldorf NYINC.
Learn About Consigning With Us
The catalogs are beautifully done and are a very valuable instrument for keeping up with what is happening in the coin world.
F.I. ,
Twin Lake, MI
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 $13,398,253
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 $9,119,480
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