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
1758

1888 $20 PR65 Ultra Cameo NGC....

2008 March Phoenix, AZ (ANA) Signature Auction #1102

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Mar 7, 2008
Item Activity: 8 Internet/mail/phone bidders
2,156 page views
Location:

Phoenix Convention Center
West Building
100 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Lot Viewing: Room 106B

Auction: Room 106A

Description:
Dazzling 1888 Twenty, PR65 Ultra Cameo
1888 $20 PR65 Ultra Cameo NGC. The 1888 is a relatively obtainable date, both as a business strike and as a proof. With the business strikes this is hardly surprising, as 226,164 pieces were struck. On the other hand, only 103 proofs were produced. Of that number, it has been estimated that only 30 or so exist today. With only one-third of the mintage known today, the 1888 is still considered one of the most available proof twenties from the decade of the 1880s. This is a decade that has several notable rarities, including three proof-only dates (1883, 1884, 1887). The two major certification services have graded a total of 32 proofs of this date as non-Cameo, Cameo, and Deep/Ultra Cameo.
While as many as 30 or more proofs may actually be known today, condition is a problem for this date. This was recognized early on. In Breen's 1988 Encyclopedia, he noted: "Possibly 35-40 proofs survive, many nicked." When one examines the spread of grades in the population data for 1888 proofs, this is also borne out. Non-Cameo coins are heavily weighted at the lower end of the grading spectrum. The lowest is a PR55 and the finest are several PR64 examples. Most likely it was these pieces that Breen was referring to as "many nicked." The Cameo examples range from PR62 to PR66, with 10 pieces in PR64 to PR66 grades. The six Deep/Ultra proofs that have been certified are certainly not in the problem category. Two are PR64 and four are Gems.
This is a spectacular, deeply mirrored example. The fields display the typical orange-peel texture, and the depth of reflectivity contrasts sharply against the thick mint frost on the devices. Only the tiniest contact marks can be seen in the fields, and the devices appear to have been completely spared. Bright yellow-gold color overall and exceptional eye appeal.
From The Ultra Collection.(Registry values: P3) (PCGS# 99104)

View all of [The Ultra 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
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
In 37 years of collecting, this was the most thorough and secure packing I've ever seen. I truly appreciate their diligence and attention to detail.
Brian Krapf,
Savannah, GA
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