Queller's 1804 Dollar Reaches $3,737,500 at Heritage's $44 Million CSNS Auctions The 1804 Silver Dollar highlighting the amazing collection of silver dollars assembled by David Queller and his family reached $3,737,500 at the Heritage Auction Galleries
(1974); Reed Hawn Collection (Stack's, 10/1993), lot 735, $475,000; David Queller; The Queller Family Collection of Silver Dollars.
Lot 2112: 1855 $1 MS64 NGC. CAC.
In 1980, this coin was described as "the finest Uncirculated 1855 Seated Liberty dollar that we have seen" and the certification services agree; it is still the single finest known!
From The Queller Family Collection of Silver Dollars.
Lot 2129: 1870-S $1 XF40 NGC
The rarity and importance of the 1870-S Seated dollar is rooted in the building of the San Francisco Mint and the laying of its cornerstone on May 25, 1870.
Ex: Matthew Stickney, sold privately. Likely Colonel E.H.R. Green; James Kelley; Jack V. Roe; James Kelley; Clint Hestor or Charles M. Williams; Menjou Sale (Numismatic Gallery, 1950) lot 2181; Abe Kosoff FPL 1955; Fairbanks Collection of Ben Koenig (Stack's, 10/1960), lot 617; Samuel Wolfson Collection (Stack's, 5/1963), lot 1431; R.L. Miles, Jr. Sale (4/1969), lot 1612, where it brought $19,000; Autumn Sale (Stack's, 9/1978), lot 345, where it realized $39,000; The Queller Family Collection of Silver Dollars.
Lot 2150: 1853 $1 Restrike PR65 NGC
A magnificent specimen of this rare proof date, among the rarest in the series.
Ex: A.J. Ostheimer Collection, (Lester Merkin, 9/1968), lot 350; ANA Auction (Kagin's, 8/1977), lot 1794, $5,600; Robison Collection, Part II (Stack's, 2/1982), lot 1908, which realized $8,000; Auction '82 (Paramount, 8/1982), lot 1747, which realized $6,500; Auction '84 (Paramount, 7/1984), lot 739, which realized $7,975; The Queller Family Collection of Silver Dollars.
Lot 2217: (1659) Lord Baltimore Shilling AU58 NGC. Breen-64, Large Head, R.6.
This is the finer of only two NGC-certified examples, partly lustrous, delicately toned in caramel-gold and powder-blue.
Lot 2274: 1804 Quarter, MS65 NGC. B-1, R.4.
This rarity is ex: Colonel Edward Howland Robinson Green, better known as Col. E.H.R. Green -- the son of Henrietta Howland Robinson Green, née Henrietta Howland Robinson (1834-1916), a.k.a. Hetty Green or the "Witch of Wall Street."
Ex: Col. E.H.R. Green; Stack's (1945); Jerome Kern Collection (B. Max Mehl, 1950), lot 1385; Eugene Gardner Collection (Stack's, 2/1965), lot 1620; H. Philip Speir estate (Stack's, 3/1974), lot 2; 1975 ANA Sale (Superior, 8/1975), lot 352.
Lot 2310: 1838-O Half Dollar, PR45 PCGS.
A classic numismatic rarity, with only about a dozen known in all grades. It is thought that just 20 proofs were coined to mark the initial operation of the New Orleans Mint early in 1839, from one of the two die pairs received in New Orleans. This example has a wonderful pedigree for the last half century.
From The Yoder Family Collection, Part One.
Lot 2313: 1861-O Seated Half Dollar SP64 NGC.
The 1861-O mintage quantity includes 330,000 struck under the U.S. government, 1,240,000 under the State of Louisiana after it seceded from the Union, and 962,633 after Louisiana joined the Confederate States of America. Ex: James A. Stack Collection (Stack's, 3/1975), lot