There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Lot
10243

1852 $1 Unc Details, Improperly Cleaned, NCS. Light steel gray and a bit washed out from a past cleaning on both the obver...

2005 July San Francisco, CA (ANA) Signature Auction #382

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Jul 28, 2005
Item Activity: 5 Internet/mail/phone bidders
339 page views
Location: San Francisco, CA
Description:
Rare 1852 Seated Liberty Silver Dollar
1852 $1 Unc Details, Improperly Cleaned, NCS. Light steel gray and a bit washed out from a past cleaning on both the obverse and reverse. Moderate hairlines can be seen with a loupe, but this is still a decent coin for the collector who needs this very scarce date. This is an original striking and not one of the later proof only restrikes.
The early 1850s were filled with change in America, the California Gold Rush was in full swing and a seemingly endless river of gold was flowing to the eastern banks from the hills and streams not far from San Francisco. Given this event, the price of gold fell relative to silver, so much so that the price of silver actually rose above the face value of United States coins then in circulation. This state of affairs brought about the melting of silver coins. Forced to act, Congress reduced the silver content of the half dime through half dollar, bringing the bullion value back below the melt value, and the mints coined millions of the new lighter weight pieces to keep commerce moving. The amount of silver in the silver dollar was left unchanged for traditions sake. Thus, few silver dollars saw any real circulation during the early 1850s, and very little silver was brought to the mints for coinage. The mintage for the 1852 silver dollar petered out after a paltry 1,100 slid down the coining chute. Certainly not many to go around, and finding any decent looking specimen can be a challenge for the date collector. The present coin is for the collector who can look past the minor imperfections and understand the rarity of this elusive issue.
From The Dr. John L. Pellegrini Collection of Liberty Seated Dollars.(#6940)(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 24YR, PCGS# 6940)

View all of [The Dr. John L. Pellegrini Collection of Liberty Seated Dollars]
View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Coin/Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  |  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
934,013
bidder-members
$910,151,761
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 33 days left to consign to the 2015 August 12 - 17 ANA 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
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 May 12 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection III US Coins Signature Auction - New York
2015 May 12 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection III US Coins Signature Auction - New York
REALIZED $13,787,486
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 $6,504,538
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $10,605,722
COIN AND
CURRENCY SURVEY
You could win!
Take the Survey