Menu
Welcome Sign-In | Join Now
Sold for Sign-in or Join (free & quick) includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

Description

Bright Near-Mint 1852 Humbert Fifty Dollar

1852 $50 RE Humbert Fifty Dollar, 887 Thous. AU58 NGC. K-11, R.5. The San Francisco mint did not produce coins until 1854. However, between 1851 and 1853, United States Assayer Augustus Humbert affirmed the value and fineness of territorial pieces that were struck at the former private Moffat & Co. mint. The large number of issues and denominations provided high denomination gold coinage required by the booming Northern California gold rush economy. The Fifty Dollar denomination was the largest for the U.S. Assay Office pieces, and the proverbial West Coast "slug" refers to this denomination. Octagonal $50 pieces were issued in 1851 and 1852, with fineness of .880, .887, and .900. Kagin-11 is similar to Kagin-13, as both are dated 1852 and have similar fineness, but the second L in DOLLS touches the rock on the latter.
This canary-gold example has indistinct definition on the eagle's plumage, shield, rock, and olive branch as almost always encountered. A couple of trivial rim bruises and contact marks are fully appropriate for the grade. Listed on page 349 of the 2006 Guide Book.
From The Great Western Collection of Territorial Gold, Part Two. (PCGS# 10217)

View all of [The Great Western Collection of Territorial Gold, Part Two ]

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

Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
January, 2006
3rd-7th
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 10
Members Tracking: N/A
Page Views: 497

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

Heritage membership

940,743
bidder-members
$883,393,574
sold in the last year

Join Now - It's Free

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 December 8 - 9 World Coins Signature Auction - Dallas.

Learn about consigning with us

I would also like to thank your auction company for the promotion of the auction and was pleasantly surprised by the number of bidders who attended, as well as the prices realized. It was a pleasure doing business with you.
[ Entire Letter » ]
Warren Miller
View More Testimonials

HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com

Video tutorial

Getting the most out of search

Recent auctions

2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN
2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN
REALIZED $8,332,129
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 $6,503,481
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $10,592,191

© 2015 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved