Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

    Description

    1879 Flowing Hair Stella, Unworn Proof
    Accessible Example of Judd-1635

    1879 $4 Flowing Hair, Judd-1635, Pollock-1832, R.3 -- Tooled -- Genuine PCGS. Proof, Unc Details. The U.S. coinage system generally is built on a mixture of the decimal system with an overlay of halves and quarters that are an influence from 18th century Spanish money. Most Americans who do not collect coins are unaware that the United States ever made coinage in double, triple, or quadruple units regardless of denomination, but the two cent pieces of 1864-1873, the twenty cent pieces of 1875-1878, the three cent silver pieces of 1851-1873, the three cent nickels of 1865-1889, the three dollar gold coins of 1854-1889, and the 1879-1880 stellas exist nonetheless.

    Of all those issues, the stella is hands-down the oddest of the lot, since it is not only the sole four-unit denomination in that list but also is strictly a pattern issue, albeit a popular one that many gold type collectors pursue as part of a complete gold type set. That is due solely to the existence of the 1879 Flowing Hair stellas, as the other three issues of 1879-80 are almost uncollectibly rare.

    At first glance, this 1879 Flowing Hair stella appears to be simply a pleasing proof piece, albeit a trifle bright with assorted contact marks. Closer inspection, however, reveals smoothing on Liberty's cheek as well as on the long and enigmatic depressions which appear below the star and through the text of ONE STELLA / 400 CENTS. Though impaired, the coin retains its essential dignity and offers an opportunity for collectors who otherwise would be unable to acquire an unworn representative of this popular and unusual pattern.


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (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
    August, 2013
    8th-10th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,108

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    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 29 days left to consign to the 2017 June 21 - 23 World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong!

    Learn about consigning with us

    You and your colleagues at Heritage could not have packaged the collection in a more professional and attractive way to buyers.
    Robert Ruff,
    New York, NY
    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 February 16 - 19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2017 February 16 - 19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED $11,086,652
    2017 January 17 - 18 World Coins Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    2017 January 17 - 18 World Coins Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,407,045
    2017 January 5 - 9 FUN World Currency Signature Auction -
    2017 January 5 - 9 FUN World Currency Signature Auction -
    REALIZED $1,283,993