There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Lot
6503

1855 S$1

2001 Atlanta, GA Signature Sale #267

Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Aug 9, 2001
Item Activity: 5 Internet/mail/phone bidders
214 page views
Location: Atlanta, GA
Description:
Very Rare Proof 1855 Seated Dollar
1855 $1 PR63 PCGS. Formerly sold in our 2001 Central States Bullet Sale, where it was described as, "The business strike 1855 Seated dollar was produced to the extent of only 26,000 pieces, and, since most examples were exported and subsequently melted, coins of this date seldom appear on the market at any level of preservation. The proof 1855 Seated dollar is even rarer, and examples are offered less frequently then the already elusive proof 1854. Bowers (1993) asserts that 30-40 1855 silver dollars were included in the Mint's proof sets of this year. Several other examples were sold individually, perhaps bringing the total number of coins distributed to 75 pieces. If this number is accurate, than many of these coins have been subsequently lost, since NGC and PCGS combined have seen only 22 examples (resubmissions?) in grades that range from PR61 through PR65.
An obviously important coin for Seated dollar specialists, the present example displays a uniformly reflective finish beneath smoky champagne and golden-gray iridescence. The strike is nearly full, being kept from that status by a little bluntness of definition over the top of the eagle's left (facing) wing. A pinscratch in the right obverse field, as well as a few areas of porosity in the same field, are noted for accuracy." (NGC ID# 2529, PCGS# 6998)

View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | PCGS Guarantee of Grade and Authenticity  |  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
908,032
bidder-members
$973,966,275
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
Consign to the 2015 April 8 - 13 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago.
Learn About Consigning With Us
Today, I stand gladdened and honored that your staff members worked as though the collection was their own to return to the world. Congratulations on a job well doneā€¦ strike that, add...for a job magnificently done.
J.M.
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 November 14 - 15 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V US Coins Signature Auction - New York
2014 November 14 - 15 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V US Coins Signature Auction - New York
REALIZED $10,408,819
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 $9,039,261
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 $1,817,724