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
4738

1859 $3 MS66 NGC....

2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach #1186

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Jun 6, 2013
Item Activity: 10 Internet/mail/phone bidders
316 page views
Location: Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

Description:
1859 Three Dollar, MS66
Tied for Finest Graded
1859 $3 MS66 NGC. By 1859 the bloom was off the rose for the three dollar gold series -- if, indeed, there was much to begin with -- and collector enthusiasm had waned greatly since the debut offering of the 1854 pieces. The 1859 mintage of business strikes was meager, at 15,589 coins, but far-lower production figures were in the offing.

The early circulation strikes in the series were saved in numbers far fewer than those of later issues, where even-lower mintages garnered dealer and collector interest. (There were also many more of both in the 1880s than in the late 1850s.) Bowers estimates that only 70 to 90 Mint State examples survive of this issue. The present Premium Gem is among the few finest ever seen; both NGC and PCGS have seen only two submissions each at this grade level, and none are finer (4/13). The apricot-gold surfaces boast generous luster and great eye appeal throughout both sides, showing a mix of the prooflike reflectivity and frosty areas typical of these coins. There are simply no mentionable distractions on this stunning coin.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 25MD, PCGS# 7979)

View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Coins & 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
880,935
bidder-members
$973,594,908
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 3 days left to consign to the 2014 October 8 - 12 PNG New York Invitational Coin Show US Coins Signature Auction - New York!
Learn About Consigning With Us
Thanks again for all your hard work, advertising, promotion,etc.
Kevin and Stacy Greene
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 $10,492,790
2014 August 6 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
2014 August 6 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $2,960,604