There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Lot
10444

1853 $20 Assay Office Twenty Dollar, 884 Thous. MS62 PCGS. K-17. High R.6. The surfaces are attractive for a double eagle o...

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: 7 Internet/mail/phone bidders
355 page views
Location: San Francisco, CA
Description:
Rare and Desirable 1853 Assay Office 884 Thous. From the John Ford Sale
1853 $20 Assay Office Twenty Dollar, 884 Thous. MS62 PCGS. K-17. High R.6. The surfaces are attractive for a double eagle of this period, with copious luster in the fields and minimal signs of handling. The rarity is understandable considering these were only struck for eight days, February 23, 1853 until March 1, 1853, with the vast majority later melted and recoined by the San Francisco Mint once it was up and running in 1854. On the die work, we note the 884 THOUS is engraved over 880 on the ribbon. We also note an engraving slip on the C of AMERICA, on the inside lower loop. Examination of the reverse finds little to distract from the magnificent die engraving of engine turned pattern which seems incongruous with the stark block lettering at the center. This particular coin is identifiable by a small neck nick on the eagle, a jagged scratch hidden in the right wing, and a nick under the F of OF on the obverse. The reverse is quite clean save for a few infinitesimal nicks of no importance. As to the raw numbers to survive, the combined NGC and PCGS Population reports show a total of three coins graded this high, with a scant two pieces seen finer of this important and elusive issue. Listed on page 299 of the 2005 Guide Book.
Ex: Stack's John Ford Collection (May 11, 2004), lot 366 and previously from Max Kaplan privately February 23, 1965. The Ford pedigree is noted on the PCGS insert.(#10010) (PCGS# 10010)

View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Coin/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
938,195
bidder-members
$888,366,271
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 32 days left to consign to the 2015 September 16 - 21 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach!
Learn About Consigning With Us
I appreciate the comfort level when consigning with Heritage -- I know the job will be done right.
S.E.,
Torrance, 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 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $16,999,788
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 $6,505,243
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $10,592,191
COIN AND
CURRENCY SURVEY
You could win!
Take the Survey