There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Lot
3429

1865 $2 1/2 PR66 Ultra Cameo NGC....

2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Aug 11, 2010
Item Activity: 7 Internet/mail/phone bidders
1,017 page views
Location:

Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Description:

Exceptional 1865 Quarter Eagle
PR66 Ultra Cameo
Among the Finest Certified
1865 $2 1/2 PR66 Ultra Cameo NGC. Ex: Sweet Collection. This marvelous and appealing Civil War-era quarter eagle dated 1865 is a match for the similarly dated gold dollar in the present auction, also provenanced to the Sweet Collection. And like the gold dollar, the quarter eagle proof mintage is recorded as a mere 25 pieces, of which Garrett and Guth estimate fewer than 15 are available in the marketplace today. As usual, particularly for proof gold, the population data are unreliable and full of duplications. NGC has seen 13 "certification events" for the 1865 quarter eagle, including eight Cameo coins and five Ultra Cameos. PCGS has seen 13 "certification events" for proof 1865 quarter eagles, including five with the Deep Cameo designation--two PR63, one PR65, and two PR66. Of course, the problem is that, if we consider all these graded pieces at NGC and PCGS combined to be different coins, more have been certified than were originally minted.
Putting aside the questionable population data, this coin is, at a minimum, tied for the finest certified at NGC from a numeric point of view. It is the sole Ultra Cameo example to garner NGC's desirable Star designation for exceptional eye appeal. Given the low absolute numbers of survivors that exist, it is extremely doubtful that a finer specimen could be found in the numismatic marketplace.
The surfaces overall display exceptional quality and eye appeal, with attractive, consistent orange-cold coloration and deep, intense field-device contrast. For pedigree purposes we note a minuscule planchet lamination in the field between stars 12 and 13, definitely as made at the Mint in the last year of the Civil War. We also believe that the tiny indentation behind Liberty's eye is of Mint origin. These tiny quibbles nonetheless do nothing to detract from the amazing appeal of this historic coin, an opinion that the NGC graders would no doubt share. This high-end proof gold coin calls to mind the old Keats poem that begins, "A thing of beauty is a joy forever/Its loveliness increases ... ." Census: 1 in 66 Ultra Cameo, 0 finer (6/10).
From The Jarosi Collection.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 287K, PCGS# 97891)

View all of [The Jarosi 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
926,089
bidder-members
$920,091,936
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 23 days left to consign to the 2015 June 3 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach!
Learn About Consigning With Us
I can bid with confidence that I will obtain lots at the lowest possible price in Heritage auctions.
D.S. ,
Miamisburg, OH
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 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas
2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas
REALIZED $6,547,739
2015 January 13 - 14 World Coins & Ancient Coins - Dallas
2015 January 13 - 14 World Coins & Ancient Coins - Dallas
REALIZED $3,006,765
2015 January 8 - 12 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Orlando
2015 January 8 - 12 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Orlando
REALIZED $990,575
COIN AND
CURRENCY SURVEY
You could win!
Take the Survey