Description

    Scarce 1839 Large Letters Eagle, Near-Mint Preservation

    1839 $10 Large Letters AU 55 PCGS. The Large Letters and Small Letters nomenclature that many numismatists use in connection with the 1839 eagles hardly does justice to the two varieties of the year. In actuality, Christian Gobrecht's original obverse motif of 1838 differs markedly from the design that appears on his eagles starting with the 1839 Small Letters. Since type collectors who desire an example of Gobrecht's 'Type One' Coronet eagle traditionally gravitate toward extant 1838 representatives, the 1839 Large Letters has been overlooked by all but the most knowledgeable gold specialists despite its scarcity and conditionally challenging status. With trivial wear and remarkably smooth surfaces, the present lot offers a fleeting opportunity for attentive bidders. The sharply struck focal features contrast nicely with the moderately glassy fields. Ample remaining luster and rich orange-gold coloration round out the splendid illustration that this near-Mint example presents. Population: 6 in 55, 13 finer (10/99).
    From the Joseph J. Abbell Collection of U.S. Gold Coins. (NGC ID# 54XF, PCGS# 8576)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    View all of [The Joseph J. Abbell Collection ]

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: (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
    January, 2000
    7th-10th Friday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 252
    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    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 17 days left to consign to the 2018 January 7 - 8 NYINC World Coins Signature Auction - New York!

    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

    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 September 25 Virgil Brand Collection. U.S. and World Tokens and Medals US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 September 25 Virgil Brand Collection. U.S. and World Tokens and Medals US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $89,367.00
    2017 September 7 - 12 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2017 September 7 - 12 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED $5,394,344
    2017 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2017 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED $1,501,861