Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

    Description

    Single Finest Known 1938-D Oregon Trail Memorial, MS69 PCGS

    1938-D 50C Oregon MS69 PCGS. Technical perfection is assumed at this grade level. In fact, any grade from MS67 on up should exhibit similarly preserved surfaces. What sets this piece apart are primarily two things. First is the coin's aesthetic qualities. While one would expect any coin graded MS69 to have strong visual appeal, this coin REALLY has a strong dose of it. It won't matter if a collector specializes in copper, currency, or commemoratives, this coin has an immediate and lasting effect on the viewer. While each side has a brilliant center, the obverse is surrounded by especially lovely pastel toning, and the reverse is mostly golden-brown around the margins. Thick mint frost overlays over each side and gives the pale toning a vibrancy and life missing on lesser graded coins. Second is the amazingly well executed strike on all of the intricate details of the Frasers' complex design. This is seen in all areas, the full definition on the head and legs of the oxen being a prime example. Truly a magnificent coin, and the single finest known example of this immensely popular Memorial issue. Population: 1 in 69, 0 finer (3/04).
    Ex: New York Signature Sale (Heritage, 7/02), lot 5089, which realized $29,325.
    From the JFS Collection, the #1 All-Time PCGS Registry Set.(#9349) (Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# BYHJ, PCGS# 9349)


    View all of [The JFS Collection, Part Two ]

    Fees, Shipping, 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
    August, 2004
    18th-21st Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 4,248

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

    Heritage membership

    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 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 38 days left to consign to the 2017 July 31 - August 8 ANA World Coins Signature Auction - Denver!

    Learn about consigning with us

    You gave me several alternatives and explained the pros and cons of each. I concluded that you were someone I could trust and that you would do a good job for me. And you sure did!
    [ Entire Letter » ]
    Raymond Epstein
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 April 4 - 6 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 April 4 - 6 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $9,829,887
    2017 April 7 - 10 CCE World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
    2017 April 7 - 10 CCE World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
    REALIZED SO FAR $6,345,877
    2017 January 5 - 9 FUN World Currency Signature Auction -
    2017 January 5 - 9 FUN World Currency Signature Auction -
    REALIZED $1,283,993