Announcement: Sunday & Tuesday Internet Coin Auctions and Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auctions move to Heritage Live!

Our Weekly Internet Coin Auctions and World and Ancient Coin Auctions are closing with live, online auctions on HA.com's Heritage Live! platform beginning with the Internet Coin Auction that ends Sunday, September 21st and the World and Ancient Coin Auction that ends on Thursday, September 25th. Each lot is offered one at a time, in lot number order, in live auctions beginning at 8:00 PM CT. During this part of the auction, live bidders will be on Heritage Live! competing with each other and with previously placed Internet bids. The lot opens, requests live bids, and then closes when the bidding is finished. There is no change in how you place your secret maximum bids during the week the auctions are open on HA.com. In addition, once bidding on HA.com ends, 2 hours before the live sessions start, you still have the option to leave proxy bids through Heritage Live!

For more information about Heritage Live!, please visit HA.com/live. If you have any questions about this exciting format change, please contact us at 800-872-6467 or Bid@HA.com.

X
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
4819

1876 $3 PR65+ Cameo NGC....

2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando #1166

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Jan 5, 2012
Item Activity: 6 Internet/mail/phone bidders
395 page views
Location: Orange County Convention Center
North/South Building
9899 Universal Blvd.
Hall SB - South Building
Orlando, FL 32819

Description:
1876 Three Dollar, PR65+ Cameo
One of the Finest Known
Only 45-60 Believed Extant
1876 $3 PR65+ Cameo NGC. Only proofs were struck of the 1876 three dollar, and precious few of those. The official mintage was only 45 pieces, but it appears that more were actually produced but not officially recorded. Harry Bass identified two die states of one die, and another completely different die that he believed were restrikes. This coin appears to come from that second die pairing. However, concerning the restrike status of these coins, the Bowers-Winter reference on the series states: "The use of a rusted obverse die does not seem to indicate that this issue was made later than 1876, as the die could have rusted before that time." There is a subtle difference between the two dies, but it is discernible when pointed out. The difference lies in the placement of the 1 in the date relative to the first L in DOLLAR. On the "originals," the flat part of the 1 is completely under the left serif of the first L. On the so-called restrikes, the 1 is shifted slightly left. Also, Harry noticed the lack of parallel lines near the I in LIBERTY on the obverse.
The often-seen "halo" in the obverse fields is also seen on this piece, this is seen on a number of dates in the proof three dollar series. Slight orange-peel texturing is seen in the fields, an indication that the planchet was placed in an annealing furnace that was too hot for gold, and had not cooled sufficiently from annealing silver, nickel, or copper planchets. The fields show deep reflectivity and the devices are heavily frosted, yielding the pronounced cameo contrast seen on each side. Mint-made die striations are seen on each side, but there are no mentionable post-striking defects on either side. Census: 1 in 65+ Cameo, 1 finer (11/11).(Registry values: N10218) (NGC ID# 28AJ, PCGS# 88040)

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
884,344
bidder-members
$1,009,422,269
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 5 days left to consign to the 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills!
Learn About Consigning With Us
Very good selection of scarce material as well as some for the average collector.
J.S.,
Rochester, MN
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 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $13,399,663
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 SO FAR $9,114,134
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 $1,849,934