1795 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. Small Eagle. BD-3. Rarity-3+. AU-50 (PCGS). CAC--Gold Label. OGH.

1795 Ca

1795 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. Small Eagle. BD-6. Rarity-5. Second S/D in STATES. AU-53 (NGC).

1795 Ca

1796/5 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. BD-1. Rarity-4+. AU-50 (NGC).


1797/5带帽半身像半鹰金币 NGC MS 61


1798 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. BD-4. Rarity-4+. Large 8, 13-Star Reverse, Wide Date. AU-58 (NGC)

1798 Ca

1799 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. BD-2. Rarity-5+. Small Reverse Stars. AU-55 (NGC).

1799 Ca

1802/1 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. BD-5. Rarity-7. Centered Overdate. AU-50 (PCGS).


1805 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. BD-2. Rarity-4. Perfect 1, Close Date. Unc Details--Cleaned (NGC)

1805 Ca

1806 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. BD-1. Rarity-4. Pointed 6, Stars 8x5. MS-62 (PCGS). CAC.

1806 Ca

1806 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. BD-5. Rarity-7. Pointed 6, Stars 8x5. MS-60 (NGC). CAC.

1806 Ca

1806 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. BD-6. Rarity-2. Round-Top 6, Stars 7x6. MS-61 (PCGS). CAC.

1806 Ca

1807 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. BD-1. Rarity-4+. Small Reverse Stars. MS-64 (PCGS).

1807 Ca

1810 Capped Bust Left Half Eagle. BD-4. Rarity-2. Large Date, Large 5. MS-62 (PCGS).

1810 Ca

1811 Capped Bust Left Half Eagle. BD-1. Rarity-3+. Tall 5. MS-63 (PCGS).

1811 Ca

1875自由头半鹰金币 PCGS Proof 65


1888 Three-Dollar Gold Piece. MS-66 (PCGS).

1888 Th

1882 Three-Dollar Gold Piece. Proof-65 Cameo (NGC).

1882 Th

1858 Three-Dollar Gold Piece. AU-58 (PCGS). CAC. OGH.

1858 Th

1854 Three-Dollar Gold Piece. MS-65 (PCGS).

1854 Th

1912 Indian Quarter Eagle. Proof-67 (PCGS). CAC.

1912 In

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


1904 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle. Proof-65+ Cameo (PCGS).

1904 Li

1893 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle. Proof-67+ Ultra Cameo (NGC).

1893 Li

1883 Gold Dollar. MS-68 (PCGS).

1883 Go

1880 Gold Dollar. MS-68 (PCGS). CAC.

1880 Go

1853-O Gold Dollar. Winter-1. MS-66 (PCGS).


1849 Gold Dollar. Open Wreath. Small Head, No L. MS-67 (NGC).

1849 Go

1934-S Peace Silver Dollar. MS-66 (PCGS).


1928 Peace Silver Dollar. MS-66 (PCGS). CAC.

1928 Pe

1927 Peace Silver Dollar. MS-66 (PCGS).

1927 Pe


Lot:1137  1879飘逸长发5美元金币 NGC PF 65


拍品分类 世界钱币>金币 品相 NGC PF65
拍品估价 USD 190000 成交价 USD 2400
拍卖专场 SBP2019年2月巴尔地摩#2-白金之夜 拍卖公司 SBP
开拍日期 2019-03-01 05:00:00 结标日期 2019-03-01 07:00:00 拍卖状态 成交
拍品描述 1879飘逸长发5美元金币 NGC PF 65
1879 Four-Dollar Gold Stella. Flowing Hair. Judd-1635, Pollock-1833. Rarity-3. Gold. Reeded Edge. Proof-65 Ultra Cameo (NGC).

Obv: The Flowing Hair design by Charles E. Barber. Head of Liberty with flowing hair faces left with the date 1879 below. Liberty is wearing a coronet inscribed LIBERTY, and the inscription * 6 * G * .3 * S * .7 * C * 7 * G * R * A * M * S * encircles the border. Rev: A five-pointed star, or Stella, is inscribed with the denominations ONE STELLA and 400 CENTS. The Latin mottoes E PLURIBUS UNUM and DEO EST GLORIA are above and below the star, respectively. The legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is inscribed along the upper border, and another expression of the denomination FOUR DOL. is inscribed along the lower border. This is an awe-inspiring Gem to represent a classic rarity among U.S. Mint gold coin types. Sharply detailed with a softly frosted finish, the devices contrast markedly with deep pools of reflectivity in the fields. The entire package is dressed in vivid golden-yellow patina, the surfaces carefully preserved to readily uphold the validity of the coveted Gem rating from NGC. The story of the rare and historic four-dollar gold Stellas of 1879 and 1880 begins with the desire in certain government circles to create an international coinage system that would be readily recognized and accepted throughout the world. Although it had surfaced earlier, this idea gained its greatest momentum in 1879 through the efforts of John A. Kasson, the United States' minister plenipotentiary to the Austro-Hungarian Empire and a former chairman of the Congressional Committee on Coinage, Weights and Measures. Kasson urged the federal government to consider creation of a four-dollar gold coin as the basis for a new international monetary system. Why a four-gold gold coin, one might ask, especially considering the widely accepted five-dollar half eagles and twenty-dollar double eagles already in international use? In Kasson's opinion, a four-dollar gold coin struck in the United States Mint would more closely approximate in value the widely used and accepted gold coins of several European countries, including Austria's 8 florins, the Dutch 8 florins, France's 20 francs, Italy's 20 lire and Spain's 20 pesetas. Throwing his weight behind Kasson's proposal, serving chairman of the Committee on Coinage, Weights and Measures, Alexander H. Stephens, wrote to Secretary of the Treasury John Sherman requesting that the Mint prepare pattern four-dollar gold pieces for evaluation by Congress. The Mint eventually prepared two different proposed designs, a flowing hair motif by Charles E. Barber and a coiled hair design by George T. Morgan. The Barber Flowing Hair type was used to prepare only 25 (and possibly as few as 15) examples for distribution to Congressional leaders. Those coins are dated 1879 and, per traditional numismatic wisdom, were struck in a metric alloy of 85.71% gold, 4.29% silver and 10.00% copper. Demand among Congressional and other government officials for examples of the proposed four-dollar gold Stella proved so great, however, that the Mint eventually prepared perhaps as many as 700 additional specimens in early 1880, still using the 1879-dated Flowing Hair dies. These pieces are struck in standard alloy of 90.00% gold, 10.00% copper on shaved half eagle planchets (per the website us.patterns.com) and, as with their predecessors produced in 1879, were used for presentation and other official purposes as well as for numismatists. Despite its popularity with Congressional leaders and other contemporary politicians, in the end the four-dollar gold Stella failed to gain authorization for regular issue production and the project ended. As a "type coin," the 1879 Flowing Hair Stella is a significant numismatic rarity, even more so from a market availability standpoint given the strong demand among advanced collectors. For although technically a pattern (as the four-dollar gold denomination was never authorized for regular issue production), the Stella has long been collected as an integral part of a complete type set of classic United States Mint gold coinage. Its popularity is such that the denomination has been ranked 28th in the 2003 edition of the influential book 100 Greatest U.S. Coins by Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth.

NGC Census: 5; 8 finer in this category (Proof-68 Ultra Cameo finest).

PCGS# 98057. NGC ID: 28AZ.

Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.