1880-CC Liberty Half Eagle. MS-62 (PCGS).


1914印第安半鹰 PCGS Proof 68


1797 Capped Bust Right Eagle. Heraldic Eagle. BD-3, Taraszka-11. Rarity-5. AU-53 (NGC).

1797 Ca

1799 Capped Bust Right Eagle. BD-10, Taraszka-22. Rarity-3. Large Obverse Stars. EF-45 (NGC).

1799 Ca

1854-S Liberty Eagle. MS-60 (ICG).


1879-O Liberty Eagle. AU-58 (PCGS).


1880-O Liberty Eagle. MS-64 (PCGS). Secure Holder.


1881-O Liberty Eagle. MS-60 (NGC).


1886 Liberty Eagle. Proof-64 Deep Cameo (PCGS).

1886 Li

1893 Liberty Eagle. Proof-65+ Deep Cameo (PCGS). CAC.

1893 Li

1910 Indian Eagle. MS-65 (PCGS).

1910 In

1911 Indian Eagle. MS-67 (PCGS).

1911 In

1913 Indian Eagle. MS-66 (PCGS).

1913 In

1914 Indian Eagle. MS-65+ (PCGS).

1914 In

1915-S Indian Eagle. MS-66 (PCGS).


1871-CC Liberty Half Eagle. AU-58 (PCGS). CAC.


1866-S Liberty Half Eagle. No Motto. MS-61 (PCGS).


1838 Classic Head Half Eagle. McCloskey-1. MS-63 (NGC).

1838 Cl

1811 Capped Bust Left Half Eagle. BD-2. Rarity-3. Small 5. MS-62+ (PCGS).

1811 Ca

1809/8 Capped Bust Left Half Eagle. BD-1, the only known dies. Rarity-3+. MS-63 (PCGS).


1808 Capped Bust Left Half Eagle. BD-3. Rarity-4. Normal 5D. AU-55 (PCGS).

1808 Ca

1807 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. BD-6. Rarity-4+. Large Reverse Stars. AU-58 (PCGS).

1807 Ca

1805 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. BD-1. Rarity-3+. AU-55 (PCGS).

1805 Ca

1803/2 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. BD-1. Rarity-4. MS-61 (PCGS).


1800 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. BD-5. Rarity-3+. Blunt 1. MS-61 (NGC).

1800 Ca

1883 Three-Dollar Gold Piece. MS-64 (PCGS).

1883 Th

1911-D Indian Quarter Eagle. MS-63 (PCGS).


1908 Indian Quarter Eagle. Proof-66 (PCGS). Secure Holder.

1908 In

1840-C Liberty Quarter Eagle. MS-62 (PCGS).


1838 Classic Head Quarter Eagle. McCloskey 1-A, the only known dies. MS-64 (NGC).

1838 Cl


Lot:3113  1875自由半鹰 PCGS AU 53


拍品分类 外国钱币 品相 PCGS AU53
拍品估价 USD 130000 成交价 USD 0
拍卖专场 SBP2017年3月巴尔地摩-白金之夜#5 拍卖公司 SBP
开拍日期 2017-03-31 06:30:00 结标日期 2017-03-31 12:30:00 拍卖状态 流拍
拍品描述 1875自由半鹰 PCGS AU 53。1875 Liberty Half Eagle. AU-53 (PCGS). CAC.;Remarkably appealing in an example of this extremely rare and challenging issue, this charming piece is evenly toned in deep honey-gold patina. More direct angles call forth faint remnants of original satin to modestly semi-reflective luster, but not even close inspection reveals a singularly mentionable abrasion.

Ample sharpness of detail from a well executed strike rounds out an impressive list of attributes for this key date Liberty half eagle. The 1875 Liberty half eagle has the lowest mintage of any issue in its series with a scant 200 pieces struck for circulation. This extremely limited issue surpasses even the 1854-S half eagle mintage of 268 pieces struck. However, the 1854-S has only three examples known and thus it nudges out the 1875 Philadelphia issue as the rarest date and mint to obtain for this popular series. As any experienced collector knows, the original mintage is only a starting point when it comes to gold coinage, as the vagaries of time and attrition also contend with the vast numbers melted in the case of so many of Liberty issues.<p>Gold coinage production from American mints was generally much lower after the Civil War began, but continued in fits and starts until 1879, when the paper greenbacks that had been used to help finance that War finally traded at par (paper dollars had the same monetary value as physical gold dollars once again in 1879 -- after paper money traded at a discount to gold since 1861). Thus, most of the gold coins produced during the late 1860s, and until the end of the 1870s, saw little circulation during this period. Today, it is clear that the majority were melted in the coming generations, judging by the tiny fraction which remains from the original mintages of this era.<p>From this meager issue of 200 pieces there are perhaps seven to nine individual 1875 half eagles known today. This particular example is among the finest seen by PCGS. Its historic importance as an exceptional rarity among American gold coins cannot be overstated. The year 1875 produced several famous gold rarities as demand and production fell to dismal lows during this year on all denominations other than the double eagle -- lows unseen before or after that date. Many great rarities were struck at the Philadelphia Mint during that year. The gold dollar series show only 400 pieces coined, the Liberty quarter eagle also recorded 400 pieces struck, Three-dollar gold coins were only struck in Proof with no circulation strikes made at all, Liberty eagles note a token 100 pieces struck for commerce, while Liberty double eagles, perhaps reflecting large banking needs, were plentiful with 295,700 coined in 1875.

Of the known examples of 1875 Liberty half eagles the grades range from EF to AU. This example is one of the finest known, with perhaps as many as five others that all roughly merit the same grade level with a few others showing slightly more circulation. This issue is actually more available -- for a price -- in Proof condition which offers a grand total of 20 pieces struck in that format. More of the Proof coins survived than the circulation strikes. Clearly, any 1875 half eagle is a truly rare coin and these are seldom offered for sale even when major collections are sold. Eliasberg obtained a Proof example of this date and mint, but the Norwebs never obtained one. The Harry W. Bass, Jr. example offers the same grade as the present example, but it is a different specimen. Needless to say, few collectors will ever have a chance to see an example of this date and mint, let alone obtain one at any price. This 1875 Liberty half eagle is a rare coin by any measure and will feature as a major highlight in even the most advanced collection.