There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Lot
5642

1870 $1 PR66 Ultra Cameo NGC....

2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction #1151

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Jan 6, 2011
Item Activity: 4 Internet/mail/phone bidders
464 page views
Location: Tampa Convention Center
333 S. Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602
Description:
Starkly Contrasted 1870 Seated Dollar
PR66 Ultra Cameo
One of the Two Finest Known
1870 $1 PR66 Ultra Cameo NGC. The 1870 Seated Liberty dollar was struck to the tune of 1,000 pieces in proof format, the first time since 1861 in which the mintage of proof dollars touched the 1,000 mark. David Bowers writes in Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars of the United States: A Complete Encyclopedia:

"It is one of those little anomalies of numismatics, and a spur to numismatic research and inquisitiveness, to note that today 1870 proof dollars are slightly scarcer than are, for example, those dated 1867 (which has a considerably lower mintage of 625 pieces).
"Apparently, most 1870 proof dollars were distributed with minor and silver proof sets. The scarcity of survivors suggests that quantities may have remained unsold at the end of the year and were melted, many after July 10, 1873."


Of the nearly 450 1870 proof dollars certified by NGC and PCGS, only about 70 are Cameos, and fewer than 10 are Ultra/Deep Cameos. The present Premium Gem Ultra Cameo is one of the two finest certified.
The surfaces on both sides are essentially untoned, and the frosted devices stand in stark contrast with the highly reflective fields. The strike is full on each side with no hint of weakness. A handful of wispy handing marks are located in the obverse fields under high magnification and might well preclude an even higher grade. Census: 2 in 66 Ultra Cameo, 0 finer (10/10).
Ex: 2009 FUN Sale (Heritage, 1/2009), lot 3972, where it brought $31,625.
From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection, Part Two. (PCGS# 97018)

View all of [The Joseph C. Thomas Collection, Part Two]
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
929,820
bidder-members
$909,929,199
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 August 12 - 17 ANA World Coins Signature Auction - Chicago.
Learn About Consigning With Us
I wholeheartedly recommend Heritage Auctions to anyone interested in selling their art, coins, books or any of the specialty items they handle.
M.R.
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 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED SO FAR $44,427,591
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED SO FAR $6,634,464
2015 April 9 - 13 CICF World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 9 - 13 CICF World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $523,128
COIN AND
CURRENCY SURVEY
You could win!
Take the Survey