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

Description

Still Lustrous, Highly Collectible, Near Mint Clark Gruber Ten Dollar

1860 $10 Clark, Gruber & Co. Ten Dollar AU58 PCGS. K-3, R.5. The start of the Colorado Gold Rush followed that of California by almost exactly ten years. Two settlements, Auraria and Denver City (the present day Denver), formed on opposite sides of the South Platte River, and by 1860 Auraria was absorbed by Denver City. During this time, the risk of loss in bullion trading was great due to increased criminal activity and little in the way of organized local security. The stage was set for a local mint, and there to fill the void was Clark, Gruber, & Co. Commerce in Colorado took a significant turn when they arrived.
C, G, & Co. bought three lots in Denver City on which to build their mint, and a two-story brick "Assay and Coinage Office" was erected on the corner of McGaa and G Streets (the present 16th and Market). Coinage began quickly and totaled approximately $120,00 between July and October of 1860. The entire area was known as the "Pike's Peak District," leading to the legend PIKES PEAK GOLD DENVER seen on the Clark, Gruber, & Co. 1860 ten and 20 dollar gold. In 1863, the federal government bought out the firm under the pretense of setting up a branch mint. As we all know, no coinage was produced at the Denver Mint until 1906.
The coin offered here is boldly struck with abundant residual luster. The color is yellow-gold and there are a few noticeable imperfections. This issue, while rare, was the first type struck at Clark, Gruber, & Co., and many were saved as the first of their kind. A nice specimen of one of the more popular territorial gold issues. Listed on page 309 of the 2005 Guide Book.
From The Greg and Lesia Hosch Collection.(#10137) (NGC ID# ANK3, PCGS# 10137)

View all of [The Greg & Lesia Hosch Collection ]

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

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
November, 2004
4th-6th
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 8
Members Tracking: N/A
Page Views: 2,070

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
15% of the successful bid (minimum $6) per lot.

Heritage membership

945,191
bidder-members
$886,536,595
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

Only 40 days left to consign to the 2015 December 10 - 12 World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong!

Learn about consigning with us

I just wanted to take a quick minute to let you and your boss know how very much I enjoyed working with you and Heritage. When I started this process, I had no idea what I was doing- it was like learning a foreign language!
Janet Madrigal,
Joliet, IL
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 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $34,887,709
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
REALIZED $9,688,775
2015 August 13 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
2015 August 13 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $1,870,380

© 2015 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved