Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1859 Double Eagle, Copper
    Judd-263, PR61 Brown

    1859 $20 Liberty Double Eagle, Judd-263, Pollock-312, R.8, PR61 Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. 297.7 grains per its Bass catalog appearance. Struck from the regular reeded edge dies for the 1859 Type One double eagle, but in copper instead of gold. Only three examples of Judd-263 are known, per the USPatterns.com website, and one of those is in the Byron Reed specimen in the Durham Western Heritage Museum, presently unavailable to collectors. Pattern 1859 twenties with the Paquet reverse were also struck in copper, and Judd-263 may have been coined at the same time for the purpose of comparison. The present sharply struck piece displays powder-blue and mahogany-brown toning. Minor spots near stars 4, 6, and 7 provide identifiers, and the obverse has a few tiny scattered marks.
    Ex: Purchased from Max Draisner, 8/1973; Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation; Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part I (Bowers and Merena, 5/1999), lot 1404; Pevehouse & Davis Collections (American Numismatic Rarities, 10/2004), lot 1057.
    Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29DB, PCGS# 12048)


    View all of [Important Selections from The Bob R. Simpson Collection, Part II ]

    View Certification Details from PCGS

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2020
    19th-22nd Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 19
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 255

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold on Nov 19, 2020 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    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 20 days left to consign to the 2021 September 29 - October 3 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I couldn't ask for more with respect to Heritage's marketing effort.
    Gerald T.,
    Atlantic Highlands, NJ
    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