1839 Gobrecht Dollar, PR64
    Rarely Seen Die Alignment III

    1839 P$1 Name Omitted, Judd-104 Restrike, Pollock-116, R.3, PR64 NGC. Silver. Reeded Edge. Die Alignment III (coin turn, center of Liberty's head opposite the N in ONE). The consignor has owned this coin for decades, and while its weight is not stated on the insert, he stated it weighs 412.35 grains. The majority of 1839 dollars are found in Die Alignment IV (center of Liberty's head opposite right side of F in OF). The Die Alignment III pieces, such as this coin, are believed to have been made in very limited numbers, perhaps 18-20 pieces are believed known today. It is reasonable to assume that the Die Alignment III 1839 dollars were struck at the same time as the Die Alignment III 1836 dollars, a time period believed by Gobrecht experts Jim Gray and Mike Carboneau to be in the late 1860s (or perhaps even later).
    To further underscore the above assumptions about Die Alignment III 1839 dollars, it is worth noting that most are found today in high grade--probably PR63 as an average. This is an absolutely splendid example of this Gobrecht rarity. The fields are deeply reflective and display a finish that is consistent with proof coins produced in the 1860s and 1870s. Each side has even golden-rose toning, and there are occasional dabs of cobalt-blue around the obverse rim. By way of identifying marks, there is a patch of hairlining in the right obverse field, and on the reverse two milling marks are located in the field beneath the first T in STATES.
    Our auction records reveal that we have only offered seven examples of this die alignment out of the 30 total 1839 Gobrecht dollars we have offered at public auction over the past nine years. An obvious opportunity for the advanced specialist. (NGC ID# BLY5, PCGS# 11446)

    Weight: 26.73 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2010
    6th-10th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,100

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Gobrecht Dollars Illustrated by the Collection of Julius Korein

    The most thorough review to date of the existing scholarship on these much sought-after U.S. coins.
    Order your 136 page book today.
    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    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
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 27 days left to consign to the 2018 March 29 - April 2 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The catalogs are beautifully done and are a very valuable instrument for keeping up with what is happening in the coin world.
    F.I. ,
    Twin Lake, MI
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 January 3 - 8 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa
    2018 January 3 - 8 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa
    REALIZED $40,950,414
    2018 January 7 - 8 NYINC World Coins Signature Auction - New York
    2018 January 7 - 8 NYINC World Coins Signature Auction - New York
    REALIZED SO FAR $14,686,543
    2018 January 4 - 8 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Tampa
    2018 January 4 - 8 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Tampa
    REALIZED $1,648,055