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

1850 $1 PR64 NGC....

2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104

Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Apr 17, 2008
Item Activity: 6 Internet/mail/phone bidders
813 page views
Location: Rosemont, IL
Exquisite PR64 1850 Dollar
1850 $1 PR64 NGC. Gold was discovered in 1848, and by 1850, California gold camps had yielded enough bullion to sway the market ratio of silver to gold. Silver became comparatively scarcer, and thus more valuable. The metallic content of silver coins exceeded face. Mint deposits of silver bullion dwindled, and mintages fell correspondingly. In 1850, only 7,500 business strike silver dollars were coined. The proof mintage is small but unrecorded.
In 1993, Q. David Bowers described two die pairs. The present piece is his second variety. It is distinguished by a recut base of the 0 in the date, and a cluster of die lines from the denticles beneath the 50. The reverse die is familiar to Seated dollar researchers, as it appears to have struck the sizeable majority of proof 1840 to 1850 Seated dollars. Its primary diagnostics are die lumps on each side of the right upright of the second A in AMERICA, above the crossbar.
The obverse die was also used to coin a portion of the business strikes. Per Bowers (1993), the ANS holds an 1852 proof struck from the 1840 to 1850 restrike die. This is the only known post-1850 specimen from the shared reverse.
The present specimen exhibits beautiful golden-brown and mauve-red toning. The strike is razor-sharp, even on Liberty's curls, the eagle's ankles, and the peak of the left (facing) wing. Thorough rotation beneath a loupe fails to locate any conspicuous hairlines. This lot provides a combination of rarity, quality, and value that would be difficult to surpass. Census: 10 in 64, 3 finer (2/08).
From The Queller Family Collection of Silver Dollars.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 2522, PCGS# 6991)

View all of [The Queller Family Collection of Silver Dollars]
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
or Join (free & quick)
Price Guide
or Join (free & quick)
Population Guide
or Join (free & quick)
Find Auction Prices for Comparable Items:

Sign-in or Join (free & quick) to see the full image

Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
sold in the last year
  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
Only 10 days left to consign to the 2015 April 22 - 27 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago!
Learn About Consigning With Us
The HA website was so easy to use and we could see the pre-auction bids coming in, which was exciting.
Michael Medico,
Los Angeles, CA receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit:
Take our 2014 Coin
and Currency Survey
Grand prize:
A Certified Uncirculated
1907 High Relief $20!*
Take the Survey
2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $7,019,365
2015 January 13 - 14 World Coins & Ancient Coins - Dallas
2015 January 13 - 14 World Coins & Ancient Coins - Dallas
REALIZED $3,000,587
2015 January 8 - 12 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Orlando
2015 January 8 - 12 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Orlando
REALIZED $990,575