1895 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle. JD-1, the only known dies. Proof-67 Ultra Cameo (NGC).

1895 Li

30000
1868 Three-Dollar Gold Piece. MS-64 (PCGS).

1868 Th

8000
1879年飘逸长发4美元金币 NGC PF 66

1879年飘逸

200000
1870-CC Liberty Head Half Eagle. VF-20 (PCGS).

1870-CC

15000
1871-CC Liberty Head Half Eagle. VF-30 (PCGS).

1871-CC

5000
1872-CC Liberty Head Half Eagle. VF-20 (PCGS).

1872-CC

2250
1873-CC Liberty Head Half Eagle. VF-30 (PCGS).

1873-CC

8000
1874-CC Liberty Head Half Eagle. VF-30 (PCGS).

1874-CC

2000
1875-CC Liberty Head Half Eagle. VF-35 (PCGS). CAC.

1875-CC

4750
1876-CC Liberty Head Half Eagle. VF-20 (PCGS).

1876-CC

3500
1877-CC Liberty Head Half Eagle. VF-30 (PCGS).

1877-CC

2500
1878-CC Liberty Head Half Eagle. VF-25 (PCGS).

1878-CC

4000
1879-CC Liberty Head Half Eagle. AU-50 (PCGS).

1879-CC

3500
1880-CC Liberty Head Half Eagle. VF-35 (PCGS).

1880-CC

1000
1881-CC Liberty Head Half Eagle. VF-30 (PCGS).

1881-CC

2000
1885 Gold Dollar. Proof-67 Ultra Cameo (NGC).

1885 Go

25000
1876 Trade Dollar. Type I/II. Proof-66 Cameo (PCGS).

1876 Tr

14000
1874 Trade Dollar. Proof-65 Cameo (NGC).

1874 Tr

9000
1904-S Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-66 (PCGS). CAC.

1904-S

21000
1904 Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-66+ (PCGS).

1904 Mo

8500
1898 Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-67+ (PCGS). CAC.

1898 Mo

8000
1898 Morgan Silver Dollar. Proof-64 Deep Cameo (PCGS). CAC.

1898 Mo

7500
1895 Morgan Silver Dollar. Proof-53 (NGC).

1895 Mo

40000
1891-CC Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-66+ (NGC).

1891-CC

10500
1886 Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-68 (PCGS).

1886 Mo

19000
1882 Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-67 (PCGS).

1882 Mo

10000
1881-O Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-66+ (PCGS).

1881-O

22500
1880/79-CC GSA Morgan Silver Dollar. VAM-4. Top 100 Variety. Reverse of 1878. MS-64 DPL (NGC).

1880/79

8500
1852 Liberty Seated Silver Dollar. OC-1. Rarity-5-. AU Details--Polished (NGC).

1852 Li

15000
1799 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. BB-160, B-12a. Rarity-3. MS-62 (PCGS).

1799 Dr

25000

Lot:1086  1848年自由帽1/4鹰金币 PCGS Proof 64

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拍品分类 世界钱币 品相 PCGS Proof64
拍品估价 USD 100000 成交价 USD 0
拍卖专场 SBP2019年5月巴尔地摩#2-白金之夜 拍卖公司 SBP
开拍日期 2019-05-24 06:00:00 结标日期 2019-05-24 07:00:00 拍卖状态 预展
拍品描述 1848年自由帽1/4鹰金币 PCGS Proof 64

1848 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle. JD-1, the only known dies. Proof-64 (PCGS). CAC.This is one of the rarest and most significant Liberty Head quarter eagles that we have ever had the privilege of bringing to auction. It is a lovely Choice Proof with dominant pinkish-honey color to both sides. The surfaces exhibit light, mottled, milky-gold tinting that is only evident when the coin is rotated away from direct lighting. The strike is virtually full, although we do note a touch of softness to the eagles right leg, a feature seen on all known examples of this issue. The fields are deeply mirrored in finish and contrasts minimally with a light satin finish to the devices as the surfaces dip into a light. Overall smooth in hand, a loupe confirms that only a few wispy handling marks standing between this coin and a Gem Proof rating.The year 1848 is associated with a trio of rare or famous quarter eagle issues from the Philadelphia Mint. We have chosen the conjunction "or" deliberately here since the first of these issues, while the most famous in numismatic circles, is actually the least rare in high grades and can only rightly be described as scarce in an absolute sense. We are writing, of course, of the 1848 CAL. quarter eagle, widely regarded as the United States Mints first commemorative coin issue. The mintage for the issue is a scant 1,389 coins, all of which are marked CAL. in the upper reverse field indicating that they were struck from California gold shipped to the Philadelphia Mint on December 9, 1848 by the military governor of California.The second of these issues, underrated in comparison to the 1848 CAL. in Mint State, is the circulation strike 1848 quarter eagle without the CAL. mark on the reverse. The mintage for that issue is 6,500 coins, survivors of which are overshadowed by those of the 1848 CAL., but which are elusive in todays market, particularly in Mint State.The last in this trio is certainly not the least, for it is a classic rarity. As with all pre-1859 United States Mint Proof gold coins, the 1848 quarter eagle was produced in extremely limited numbers, the mintage not recorded by Mint personnel at the time. These coins were made either for official presentation purposes or for distribution to a few contemporary collectors with close ties to the Mint. Even among the latter there was little interest in Proof gold coins until news of James Wilson Marshalls famous discovery of gold in California reached the Eastern United States. Such limited contemporary demand, combined with the paltry number of coins extant, suggests that the mintage for the Proof 1848 quarter eagle almost certainly did not exceed five coins. The Mint used only a single pair of dies for this issue, the obverse readily identifiable by a prominent die rust pit on Libertys neck. The reverse is the same that the Mint used to strike all known Proof Liberty Head quarter eagles dated 1840 to 1848. The use of a "master" reverse die, if you will, for Proof coinage throughout the 1840s is known for other denominations, including the silver dollar.Today, only three Proof 1848 quarter eagles are positively confirmed to exist, one of which is permanently impounded in the Smithsonian Institutions National Numismatic Collection. John W. Dannreuther (United States Proof Coins, Volume IV: Gold, Part One, 2018) mentions a possible fourth example, an impaired coin reported by Stacks, although the author asserts that that coin might be a duplicate of one of the two confirmed specimens. The three known examples are:1 - The National Numismatic Collection Specimen. Ex Mint Cabinet. Proof-65 Cameo (per Dannreuther, 2018).2 - The Pittman Specimen. Ex George H. Earle; Henry Chapmans sale of the George H. Earle Collection, June 1912, lot 2541, to "William"; "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; probably the coin offered by Burdette G. Johnson to F.C.C. Boyd on June 23, 1943; Thomas G. Melish; Abe Kosoffs sale of the Thomas G. Melish Collection, April 1956, lot 1181; John Jay Pittman; Pittman estate; David W. Akers sale of the John Jay Pittman Collection, Part II, May 1998, lot 1759; Spectrum Numismatics and Kevin Lipton; Larj; Heritages Palm Beach Signature Sale of March 2006, lot 1775; Heritages CSNS Signature Sale of May 2007, lot 2246; David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction #2111, January 2008, lot 90116; Richard Burdick, on consignment, May 2013. PCGS Proof-64. The present example.3 - The Trompeter Specimen. Ex William H. Woodin; Thomas Elders sale of the William H. Woodin Collection, March 1911, lot 973; Lyman Low, as agent; Virgil Brand; Brand estate; Horace or Armin Brand; F.C.C. Boyd; Numismatic Gallerys sale of the World Greatest Collection (Boyd), January 1946, lot 115; Texas collector; Stanley Kesselman, privately to Paramount International Coin Corporation; Fred Davies; Paramounts Davies-Niewwoehner Sale, February 1975, lot 495; Dr. Elias Rand; Ed Trompeter; Superiors Dennis Mendelson Collection sale, lot 2669, unsold; Heritage and Sil DiGenova, acquired as part of the Trompeter Collection; Heritages FUN Signature Sale of January 1999, lot 8001. PCGS Proof-62.With only two specimens available for private ownership, our offering of this Proof 1848 quarter eagle represents what could very well be a once-in-a-lifetime bidding opportunity for the advanced gold collector. An outstanding rarity that would serve as a highlight in the finest cabinet.Ex George H. Earle; Henry Chapmans sale of the George H. Earle Collection, June 1912, lot 2541, to "William"; "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; probably the coin offered by Burdette G. Johnson to F.C.C. Boyd on June 23, 1943; Thomas G. Melish; Abe Kosoffs sale of the Thomas G. Melish Collection, April 1956, lot 1181; John Jay Pittman; Pittman estate; David W. Akers sale of the John Jay Pittman Collection, Part II, May 1998, lot 1759; Spectrum Numismatics and Kevin Lipton; Larj; Heritages Palm Beach Signature Sale of March 2006, lot 1775; Heritages CSNS Signature Sale of May 2007, lot 2246; David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction #2111, January 2008, lot 90116; Richard Burdick, on consignment, May 2013.