Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1885 Aluminum Ten Dollar
    Judd-1755, PR66
    Only Two Pieces Known

    1885 $10 Ten Dollar, Judd-1755, Pollock-1968, R.8, PR66 NGC. This pattern is struck in aluminum with a reeded edge from the regular ten dollar eagle dies of 1885. Examples of the other gold denominations of 1885 are also known in aluminum, likely made for presentation purposes, or perhaps on special order from collectors of the day.
    The present piece is believed to be one of just two known aluminum examples surviving, although Andrew Pollock lists three in his pattern reference. This example has appeared in four previous Heritage auctions, and previously in the King of Siam sale and Auction '88, as detailed. Pollock also recorded an example in the 1976 ANA sale (Stack's, 8/1976, lot 3693) and one in the King Farouk sale (Sotheby's, 2/1954, lot 2014). The Farouk specimen is likely the same as this piece or the 1976 ANA coin.
    This Premium Gem proof is lightly and irregularly toned in pale tan, evident over the right reverse. The devices are fully brought up throughout. A fully retained mint lamination appears over star 12. In addition to this coin, NGC has also certified a PR64 Cameo and a PR65 Cameo, both likely representing just one coin. Census: 1 in PR66, none finer (11/11).
    Ex: King of Siam Sale (Bowers and Merena, 10/1987), lot 2259; Auction '88 (Superior's session, 8/1988), lot 293; Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 6/2002), lot 7178; New York Signature (Heritage, 11/2003), lot 11247; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2004), lot 2264; Joseph C. Thomas Collection (Heritage, 4/2009), lot 2819; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2011), lot 5394.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2ALZ, PCGS# 62198)


    View Certification Details from NGC

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2012
    4th-8th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 809

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

    Sold on Jan 4, 2012 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item
    Coming soon:

    Jewelry & Timepieces
    Opens about 10/22/2021

    Photography
    Opens about 10/22/2021

    Decorative Art
    Opens about 10/22/2021

    Space
    Opens about 10/25/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 10/26/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 10/27/2021

    Sports Collectibles
    Opens about 10/28/2021

    Comics & Comic Art
    Opens about 10/29/2021

    Movie Posters
    Opens about 10/29/2021

    World & Ancient Coins
    Opens about 10/24/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 10/22/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 11/10/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 11/01/2021

    Ethnographic Art
    Opens about 11/11/2021

    Fine & Rare Wine
    Opens about 11/12/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 11/12/2021

    Historical
    Opens about 11/15/2021

    Luxury Accessories
    Opens about 11/16/2021

    Entertainment
    Opens about 11/16/2021

    World & Ancient Coins
    Opens about 11/07/2021

    Jewelry & Timepieces
    Opens about 11/05/2021

    Decorative Art
    Opens about 11/16/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 11/16/2021

    Nature & Science
    Opens about 11/17/2021

    Photography
    Opens about 11/17/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 11/08/2021

    Rare Books
    Opens about 11/19/2021

    Decorative Art
    Opens about 11/18/2021

    Comics & Comic Art
    Opens about 11/11/2021

    Comics & Comic Art
    Opens about 11/22/2021

    Jewelry & Timepieces
    Opens about 11/24/2021

    World & Ancient Coins
    Opens about 11/16/2021

    Currency
    Opens about 11/22/2021

    Arms & Armor
    Opens about 11/23/2021

    Decorative Art
    Opens about 11/23/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 11/24/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 11/15/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 11/15/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 11/24/2021

    Currency
    Opens about 11/18/2021

    Sports Collectibles
    Opens about 11/24/2021

    World & Ancient Coins
    Opens about 11/21/2021

    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 21 days left to consign to the 2022 January 10 NYINC World Coins Platinum Night Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thank you so much for your yeoman effort to showcase the Julius Reiver collection to its greatest advantage.
    Betsy Reiver DeMarino, V.M.D. ,
    Unionville, PA
    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