Description

    Select Mint State 1856 Eagle
    Exceptional Luster, Seldom Seen Finer

    1856 $10 MS63 NGC. Even while pointing out that it is "scarce but not rare," Garrett and Guth in their second edition attest that the 1856-S eagle is actually one of the more available Type One issues: "Issues of comparable availability include the 1844-O, 1850 Large Date, 1853-O, and 1856-S." While that may be so without considering conditional rarity, only three submissions -- one at PCGS, two at NGC -- exceed the grade of the present Select example, one of two such at NGC (2/12). The mint luster is exceptional, softly frosted and thoroughly engaging. The strike is sharp, although falling short of full on the obverse. Perusal under a loupe shows a few tiny freckles of alloy scattered over the left side of the obverse. Aficionados of early Liberty Head eagles may have to wait a long time for a finer example.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 263P, PCGS# 8619)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    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
    April, 2012
    18th-22nd Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 394

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

    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 4 days left to consign to the 2017 December 7 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Really an effortless way to sell one's coins and still reap their current value.
    C.W.,
    Metairie, LA
    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