Rare 1884-CC Morgan Dollar Headlines Heritage Auctions US Coins Event
American Mint Classics Ready for Heritage’s Latest SignatureÂ® Numismatic Auction in Houston on December 3
DALLAS, TX – A rare, highly desirable, mint-proof Morgan 1884-CC dollar, rated PR66 Cameo by NGC, tops the highlights list at the December 2009 SignatureÂ® US auction of Heritage Auctions, to be held in Houston, TX. It is estimated at $ 140,000 +.
Branch Mint Proof 1884-CC Morgan Dollar, Grade PR66 Cameo by NGC
Although the Carson City Mint did not have the staff or the resources to mint coins of a standard equivalent to those produced at the Main Mint in Philadelphia, it produced a small number of special or proof coins. branches.
âIn the second half of the 19th century, Philadelphia minted virtually all proof coins,â said Greg Rohan, president of Heritage Auctions. âOnly a handful of proofs have been minted at branches such as Carson City – some with official clearance and others without. Although this coin-proof dollar does not appear in any official document, it is clearly different from any Morgan dollar minted for circulation. “
The Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles are at the top of the list for almost every US coin auction, and the Heritage Auctions Houston event is no exception. Among the double eagles on offer in Houston is a 1925-D double eagle rated MS65 by PCGS, a magnificent specimen that shows why art is as sought after as it is rarity. It is estimated to be over $ 70,000.
âLike the other D-mint and S-mint numbers of the day, the 1925-D was almost completely wiped out in the 1930s,â Rohan said. “Any 1925-D Double Eagle is a desirable coin, and a Gem Survivor like this is of particular importance.”
A pair of highlights from the Houston auction are provided by the Steven Forcier Collection of US Classic Commemoratives in the form of the two varieties of 1915-S Panama-Pacific $ 50 gold coins. The round version (estimate: $ 80,000 +) and the octagonal version (estimate: $ 70,000 +) are rated MS64, the first by NGC and the second by PCGS. Each variety has a net mintage of less than 1,000 coins and is sure to grab the attention of many potential collectors, as the $ 50 round is the key to the entire classic commemorative series.
Early coin enthusiasts will also find something to celebrate. A 1795 eagle with a very rare 9-leaf reverse, classified as XF Details by NGC, should attract the attention of variety specialists and type collectors, its rank making it accessible to a number of numismatists who might otherwise find coins. pieces of 9 sheets out of reach. It is estimated to be over $ 45,000.
Additional highlights include, but are not limited to:
- 1874 Arrows Dime MS69 NGC: Almost unfathomable quality for a 19th century issue called “The Ultimate Type Coin”. It is estimated to be over $ 45,000.
- 1879-O Double Eagle AU58 PCGS: A high-end survivor of the only double eagle number produced in New Orleans after the Civil War. It is estimated to be over $ 60,000.
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