1838-O Branch Mint Proof Reeded Edge Half and Husak Large Cents Lead "Incredible" Heritage Auction Bidding described as "astronomical," "incredible," "feverish," and "stunning" greeted the long awaited Large Cent Collection of Walter Husak at Heritage's Official Auction - February 14-16, 2008
This coin's most impressive qualities include intense depths of watery reflectivity in the fields, especially on the obverse where there is almost no milkiness or cloudiness apparent. From The Southwest Collection.
Price Realized: $29,900
Lot 2401: 1908 $2.50, PR67 NGC
A virtually perfect proof with even color and a razor-sharp strike.
Price Realized: $34,500
Lot 2408: 1854-D $3 AU58 NGC
Following the authorization of the three dollar gold piece, a trio of Mints (Philadelphia, Dahlonega, and New Orleans), struck the denomination in 1854; the Georgia facility struck only 1,120 examples, which are the most sought-after of the three dollar gold issues.
Price Realized: $54,625
Lot 2412: 1854-O $3, AU58 PCGS
The current coin is sure to garner the attention of experienced numismatists, as the eye appeal and technical aspects seem to beckon to a higher grade.
This is a beautiful Gem proof example of the immensely popular four-dollar "goloid" pattern, more popularly known as the "stella," one of the few pattern designs in our country's history that have proven interesting enough and important enough to be collected alongside regular issue coinage. From The Southwest Collection.