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
5222

1864 $2 1/2 PR66 Ultra Cameo NGC. CAC....

2012 April 18-22 US Coins & Platinum Night CSNS Signature Auction- Schaumburg #1169

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Apr 19, 2012
Item Activity: 4 Internet/mail/phone bidders
564 page views
Location: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
1551 North Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Description:
Boldly Contrasted 1864 Quarter Eagle
PR66 Ultra Cameo
1864 $2 1/2 PR66 Ultra Cameo NGC. CAC. The 1864 proof Liberty quarter eagle is one of the rarest issues of the series, but it has always been overshadowed by its close cousin, the famous 1863 issue. The 1863 quarter eagle was only produced in proof format, and its limited mintage of 30 pieces was widely publicized at the time of release, creating an instant classic rarity. Most numismatists would be surprised to learn that the 1864 proof, with its reported mintage of 50 examples, is just as rare as the 1863 in today's market, possibly even rarer.
Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth estimate there are 15-20 specimens of the 1863 quarter eagle still extant, and only 12-18 examples of the proof 1864. The 1864 was not a proof-only issue, but high-grade business-strike examples are even more elusive than the proofs. NGC and PCGS have combined to certify several dozen 1864 proofs in all grades, but this undoubtedly includes a large number of duplicate submissions. It is likely that many examples of the 50-piece 1864 proof mintage went unsold and were melted after the end of the year.
The present coin is a magnificent Premium Gem with stunning black-on-gold Ultra Cameo contrast between the richly frosted devices and the deeply mirrored fields. The design elements display razor-sharp definition in all areas, and the vivid orange-gold surfaces are virtually free of post-strike defects. A tiny planchet flaw between stars 1 and 2 can serve as a pedigree marker. Census: 2 in 66 Ultra Cameo, 0 finer (2/12).(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 287J, PCGS# 97890)

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
877,370
bidder-members
$961,453,068
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 33 days left to consign to the 2014 October 8 - 12 PNG New York Invitational Coin Show US Coins Signature Auction - New York!
Learn About Consigning With Us
Your friendly, professional staff does a first rate job.
J.S. ,
Johnstown, PA
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 July 10 - 13 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando
2014 July 10 - 13 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando
REALIZED $9,738,320
2014 April 10-12 & 15-16 CICF World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2014 April 10-12 & 15-16 CICF World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $14,948,418
2014 April 24 & 28  CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
2014 April 24 & 28 CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $2,708,143