Menu
Welcome Sign-In | Join Now
Sold for Sign-in or Join (free & quick) includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

Description

Glittering PR64 1861 Ten Dollar

1861 $10 PR64 PCGS. CAC. The earliest regular proof gold coinage years, from 1859 to the end of the Civil War, saw mintages radically in flux, yet a fairly consistent number of pieces sold. Among the more interesting perspectives on this topic is that of Garrett and Guth, who write about this issue in their Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins: "Although the Mint increased production of Proof eagles to 69 pieces in 1861, the number of pieces sold appears to have been the same amount as in the previous two years. This conclusion is based on the number of survivors, which seems identical for 1859, 1860, and 1861 issues."
This is an outstanding coin with character and history. Bold lemon-yellow hues are prominent across each side. Garrett and Guth claim that "Most, if not all, examples present a strong cameo contrast, despite the lack of that designation on some of the certified pieces." Certainly this coin offers a considerable cameo effect, as the well-defined central devices are mildly but appreciably frosted to present a noticeable contrast with the surrounding fields, which are delicately textured with what is often termed an "orange-peel" appearance. Lightly patinated surfaces show only a few scattered hairlines, though copper spots on Liberty's shoulder and near her nose and star 3 will provoke a mixed reaction, depending on one's penchant for originality. Nonetheless, the overall visual appeal is excellent.
From The Henry Miller Collection.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 7LMM, PCGS# 8797)

View all of [Further Selections From The Henry Miller Collection ]

Service and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | PCGS Guarantee of Grade and Authenticity  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
January, 2011
5th-9th
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 8
Members Tracking: N/A
Page Views: 1,265

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
15% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

Heritage membership

945,308
bidder-members
$891,451,904
sold in the last year

Join Now - It's Free

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 40 days left to consign to the 2015 December 10 - 12 World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong!

Learn about consigning with us

What I most appreciated was how thorough you were when we initially met, how you were conservative in your estimates, not trying to get me to consign by giving false expectations, and then for delivering above and beyond on your commitment to me of a wonderful marketing campaign and a first rate catalog and photos, all of which resulted in a final total price realized that was nicely higher than what you had told me to expect.
Adam Mervis,
Decatur, IL
View More Testimonials

HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com

Video tutorial

Getting the most out of search

Recent auctions

2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $34,887,709
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
REALIZED $9,688,775
2015 August 13 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
2015 August 13 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $1,870,380

© 2015 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved