Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 67

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 1407

1854. PCGS graded MS-62. Frosty and lightly toned. A sparkling Mint State of the precies quality expected for MS62; the $3 is not an actively collected design except among experienced and specialized numismatist. A fair amount of swirling luster blends effortlessly with pale golden highlights on the satin surfaces.

Introduced in 1854, the new $3 denomination was designed by James B. Longacre, who became chief engraver at the Mint in 1844, after the death of Christian Gobrecht. The obverse features the head of Liberty as an "Indian princess," facing left, wearing a feathered headdress upon which is a band inscribed LIBERTY. The inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA surrounds. The same motif was later used on the Type III gold dollar 1856-1889 (PCGS # 7969) .
Estimated Value $2,600 - 2,700.
The William H & Beuelaress K. Helem Collection.

Realized $3,105

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