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
and one of just eight pieces given a Cameo designation. The Restrike silver dollars are sometimes referred to as the "Centered Date" dollars, compared to the higher date position on the Original strikes. It is generally thought that all 1851 Restrike dollars were coined as proofs in the late 1850s. From The Phil Kaufman Collection of Early Seated Proof Sets, Part Three.
Lot 2405: 1798 Close Date, 4 Berries $2.50, BD-1, MS64 NGC. Breen-6116, BD-1, High R.5.
During the entire twelve-year period (from 1796 through 1807), less than 20,000 Draped and Capped Bust design quarter eagles were minted; all are rare. Ex: Bowers and Merena (9/1984), lot 2432; David W. Akers (Auction '89, 7/1989), lot 1358; Chalkley Collection (Superior, 1/1990), lot 4337; Superior (Auction '90, 8/1990), lot 1249; Superior (Chicago Sale, 8/1991), lot 665; Superior (5/1993), lot 1377.
Lot 2421: 1879 Flowing Hair Stella, PR65 NGC, Judd-1635, Pollock-1833.
America's $4 coin remains incredibly popular among numismatists; ownership marks a world-class collection.
Lot 2435: 1820 $5, Curl 2, Large Letters, MS65 PCGS. Breen-6477, BD-7, High R.7. This remarkable coin is tied for the finest known business strike of the BD-7 variety.
Distinguishing between the nine varieties of the 1820 half eagles can be extremely confusing, especially considering the three major types: Square Base 2, Large Letters; Curved (or Curl) Base 2, Large Letters; and Curved Base 2, Small Letters. Ex: Bowers and Merena, June 1986, Lot 344.
Lot 2436: 1827 $5, MS64 NGC. Breen-6486, BD-1, High R.5.
During the 1820s, the face value of gold coins was less than the value of gold they contained, meaning that few were struck, and most were melted soon after. Only one coin has been certified finer.
Lot 2500: 1871-CC $20, MS64 NGC.
This is the finest known 1871-CC Liberty double eagle, and has been described by David Akers as the finest known specimen, and "truly a one-of-a-kind item."
Lot 2506: 1868 $20, PR66 Cameo NGC.
This is the finest certified Cameo Proof 1868 Type Two Twenty, and is a coin of the utmost rarity and importance, whether to type collectors, date collectors, or to connoisseurs of proof gold.
Lot 2526: 1932 $20, MS66 PCGS.
This rarity, ex: Morse Collection, is among the finest certified at either service.
Ex: Phillip H. Morse Collection (Heritage, 11/2005), lot 6714.
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