Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 47

press UP arrow key to increase the zoom ratio.
press DOWN arrow key to decrease the zoom ratio.
press RIGHT arrow key to increase the zoom window size.
press LEFT arrow key to decrease the zoom window size.

Lot 4495

1836 Pattern Gold Dollar. Gold, plain edge. PCGS graded Proof 64 PQ. Rarity 5. Lovely golden toning. Should be sent back for regrading, as it is extremely choice condition bordering on Gem quality. This year is notable for the appearance of Patterns for two denominations which were not regularly issued until many years later, the two-cent piece and the gold dollar. Mint engraver Christian Gobrecht interrupted his work on the second obverse of the silver dollar that bears his name to make the simple, yet aesthetically perfect dies for the Pattern gold dollar. The dies were completed and specimens struck before March 14, 1836, for a letter of that date from the Director to the Secretary of the Treasury enclosed a specimen in gold. Gold dollars would not be made for general circulation until 1849. Pop 4; 6 finer, 3 in 65, 3 in 66 (PCGS # 11260) .
Estimated Value $20,000 - 25,000.
Ohringer Family Trust Holdings.

Realized $24,150

Go to lot:  

Home | Current Sale | Calendar of Events | Bidding | Consign | About Us | Contact | Archives | Log In

US Coins & Currency | World & Ancient Coins | Manuscripts & Collectibles | Bonded CA Auctioneers No. 3S9543300
11400 W. Olympic Blvd, Suite 800, Los Angeles CA 90064 | 310. 551.2646 ph | 310.551.2626 fx | 800.978.2646 toll free

© 2011 Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, All Rights Reserved