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
8278

1851 $50 LE Humbert Fifty Dollar, 880 Thous. MS63 NGC. Lettered Edge. K-2, R.5. Struck during the earliest period of the As...

2005 June Long Beach Signature Auction #376

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Jun 3, 2005
Item Activity: 10 Internet/mail/phone bidders
857 page views
Location: Long Beach, CA
Description:
Prooflike (!) 1851 Humbert Slug
1851 $50 LE Humbert Fifty Dollar, 880 Thous. MS63 NGC. Lettered Edge. K-2, R.5. Struck during the earliest period of the Assay Office of San Francisco, this is a somewhat unusual Humbert piece. It is undated and has the denomination rather crudely punched into the dies. This is nearly the finest known of the variety, perhaps the third best. The surfaces are unusually smooth for the grade with only minor abrasions scattered across each side and the rims are especially clean. Original mint luster covers each side and there is just a hint of light reddish patina. The obverse fields are fully reflective and prooflike. Just a trifle weakly struck in the center of the obverse, as usually seen. Although two finer examples are included in the NGC population data, realistic collectors will realize that this is about as nice as one could expect or hope to find.
This is an intriguing piece of unusual manufacture. An octagonal planchet or "ingot" was produced of the proper weight. The planchet sat on a reverse die with a rudimentary engine-turned design. The piece was then struck with a circular obverse die of considerably smaller diameter, creating the design set below the surface of the wide borders. From side to side, the planchet is just over 40 mm.; however, the obverse die left an impression just 34 mm. in diameter. At the lower obverse, a large D and C, for dollars and cents, were included in the die with a thin guide line below. The denomination was then punched in, with the design leaving open the possibility of odd amounts, instead of the standard 50 Dollar denomination that is always seen. Were there ever any other denominations produced? Doubtful, yet nothing can be completely ruled out. Listed on page 295 of the 2005 Guide Book. Population: 2 in 63, 2 finer (5/05).(#10196) (PCGS# 10196)

View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Coin/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
880,799
bidder-members
$974,001,871
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 January 4 - 5 World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - New York.
Learn About Consigning With Us
I have found my experience with Heritage to be honest, straightforward and very businesslike.
J.D.L. ,
Vidalia, GA
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 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $36,100,727
2014 August 8 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
2014 August 8 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
REALIZED SO FAR $10,493,377
2014 August 6 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
2014 August 6 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $2,960,604