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

    Description

    1797 15 Stars Half Dime, V-2, LM-1, MS64
    Amazing Quality, The Eliasberg Example

    1797 H10C 15 Stars MS64 PCGS. CAC. V-2, LM-1, R.3. Ex: Eliasberg. This incredible piece was graded MS65 in the Eliasberg catalog. Although PCGS later assigned it a grade of MS64, it is a coin of amazing quality. The Eliasberg catalog described it thusly: "The obverse and reverse are weak at the centers with strong peripheral detail. Intense frosty light silver luster with mottled pink and green iridescence. A few very minor abrasions are noted with the aid of magnification. To summarize: Wow!"

    Variety: V-2, LM-1, R.3.

    Population Data (4/14): The 1797 15 Stars half dimes are the most available (Breen would say "least rare") variety of the year. PCGS shows four (including this piece) in MS64 with two finer, one each in MS66 and MS67. The finest at NGC are two submissions in MS66.

    Heritage Commentary: The 1797 15 Stars obverse die was undoubtedly prepared for 1797's coinage before Tennessee joined the Union as the 16th state on June 1, 1796. The half dimes of this year are classed as 13 Stars, 15 Stars, and 16 Stars. Although this piece, formerly in the miraculous Eliasberg Collection, is probably fifth in the Condition Census, with a pedigree well over a century long and incredible eye appeal, it is a coin that certainly carries its own credentials.

    Provenance: Richard B. Winsor Collection; Chapman Brothers (12/1895); J.M. Clapp; Clapp Estate; Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr.; Eliasberg Collection (Bowers and Merena, 5/1996), lot 897.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4258)


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Coins & 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
    June, 2014
    23rd Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 776

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) 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 22 days left to consign to the 2017 March 23 - 26 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Overall performance is excellent. Your staff is professional yet courteous.
    W.S.H.,
    Denver, CO
    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 January 4 - 9 FUN  US Coins Signature Auction - Fort Lauderdale
    2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Fort Lauderdale
    REALIZED $42,383,696
    2017 January 8 - 9 NYINC World Coins Signature Auction - New York
    2017 January 8 - 9 NYINC World Coins Signature Auction - New York
    REALIZED SO FAR $15,646,606
    2017 January 5 - 9 FUN World Currency Signature Auction -
    2017 January 5 - 9 FUN World Currency Signature Auction -
    REALIZED $1,309,109