There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Lot
321

1866-S 25C MS66 PCGS....

2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: May 28, 2008
Item Activity: 15 Internet/mail/phone bidders
10,582 page views
Location:

Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

Lot Viewing:
Room 103B,C (Tuesday Only)
Booth 400 (Wednesday - Saturday)

Auction Room:
Room 103B,C

Description:
Finest Certified 1866-S Quarter MS66
1866-S 25C MS66 PCGS. Briggs 1-A, the only dies. Although the 1866-S half dollar is common, with a mintage of approximately 1 million pieces, the 1866-S quarter is rare. Only 28,000 pieces were struck, and since there were few if any West Coast numismatists, Uncirculated survivors are very rare. We have studied auction records since 1986, when PCGS began operation, and have located only the following appearances, ranked in order of prices realized:

1. MS62 NGC. R.J. Miles, Jr. Collection (Stack's, 4/1969), lot 974; Auction '86 (Stack's, 7/1986), lot 144; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2005), lot 6415; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2006), lot 2295, which realized $9,775.

2. MS65 NGC. Pre-Long Beach Sale (Superior, 10/2000), lot 3165, which realized $8,625.

3. MS62 PCGS. Eliasberg; Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 9/1997), lot 7022; Richmond Sale, Part III (David Lawrence, 3/2005), lot 1463; Heritage Internet Auction, 5/2005, lot 11203, which realized $7,278.35.

4. MS64 NGC. Long Beach Bullet (Heritage, 5/1995), lot 170; Boys Town Collection (Bowers and Merena, 3/1998), lot 1038, which realized $6,380.

5. Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. Empire State Collection (Stack's, 1/1997), lot 549, which realized $5,280.

6. MS64. Hollinbeck Coin Company, 3/1956, lot 1775; Norweb Collection, Part Two (Bowers and Merena, 3/1988), lot 1630, which realized $3,080.

7. MS62 PCGS. Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 9/1999), lot 6372, which realized $2,990. This example has a die crack from the arrows through the final A in AMERICA.

The present piece is housed in a first generation holder, and apparently has not appeared at auction since it was encapsulated. Approximately 20 years after it was first graded, it remains the single finest certified example. It is well struck aside from a few stars, and exhibits booming cartwheel luster. Dashes of russet-brown toning are present near the date and star 8. Clashed within the reverse shield and about the left (facing) wing.
Those in search of identifying marks will not find any, but there is a brief horizontal lintmark that begins beneath the Y in LIBERTY. As the finest certified example, the importance of the present coin to the specialist cannot be overstated. Population: 1 in 66, 0 finer (4/08).
From The Silbermünzen Collection.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 23UC, PCGS# 5469)

View all of [The Silbermünzen Collection ]
View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (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
$974,940,578
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
Every aspect is handled so professionally yet with the right mix of humor and fun.
D.W. ,
Lake Placid, FL
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 $9,040,554
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