1857 Gold Dollar NGC PR64+ Ultra Cameo

Extremely Rare

Prior to 1858, the U.S. Mint had no organized program for selling proof sets to collectors, and so production of proofs was small and erratic. This held true especially for gold coins; Garrett and Guth state of the proof 1857 gold dollar: “The mintage is unknown, but it may be somewhere in the 15 to 18 coin range. There are probably about 10 coins still remaining.” On the other hand, PCGS estimates a mintage of approximately a dozen pieces. We’re aware of only three Proof exampled having been auctioned in the past ten years and only one of them was a Deep Cameo/Ultra Cameo. In hand, this coin exhibits loads of eye-appeal and richly frosted devices, offset beautifully by deeply reflective fields.

Offered at $31,950 delivered

We do business the old fashioned way, we speak with you. Give us a call for price indications and to lock trades.

(800) 257.3253
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST M-F
Private, Portable, Divisible Wealth Storage

Price is based on payment via ACH, Bank Wire Transfer or Personal Check.
Major Credit Cards Accepted, add 3.5%
Offer subject to availability.

1857-S S.S.C.A. Liberty Double Eagle PCGS/CAC MS65

It’s “Spiked” – Boxed Gem

Spiked Shield variety, boxed with pinch of gold. Shipwreck? – check! Gem quality coin? – check! Strong demand? – check! The sinking of the S.S. Central America off the coast of Carolina in September 1857 and its discovery in the late 1980s/early 1990s accounts for the recovery of more than 5,000 1857-S No Motto $20’s. The issue is widely available in high grades and enjoys tremendous popularity among type collector for that reason.

Offered at $13,455 delivered

We do business the old fashioned way, we speak with you. Give us a call for price indications and to lock trades.

(800) 257.3253
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST M-F
Private, Portable, Divisible Wealth Storage

Price is based on payment via ACH, Bank Wire Transfer or Personal Check.
Major Credit Cards Accepted, add 3.5%
Offer subject to availability

1857-S Liberty Half Eagle PCGS MS62

Another “Fishing for Bass”?

Ex: H.W. Bass Jr. Collection. Of the six 1857-S half eagles offered in the three Harry Bass gold sales, this piece was the finest. At the time (1998), it was the highest certified example at PCGS, and it is still housed in the old blue label Generation 4.0 PCGS holder (with barcode on the back) from that sale. The 1857-S half eagle remains scarce in Mint State to this day, and rare with original, non-seawater surfaces.

Offered at $13,950 delivered

We do business the old fashioned way, we speak with you. Give us a call for price indications and to lock trades.

(800) 257.3253
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST M-F
Private, Portable, Divisible Wealth Storage

Price is based on payment via ACH, Bank Wire Transfer or Personal Check.
Major Credit Cards Accepted, add 3.5%
Offer subject to availability.

1857 Liberty Half Eagle PCGS MS64

Only One Graded Higher

For many collectors, the idea of 1857-dated Mint State gold coinage begins and ends with the 1857-S double eagles from the S.S. Central America. To a lesser extent, however, the 1857 half eagle also fits the bill, though with a mintage in the high five figures, there is an understandable cap on the number of potential Mint State pieces. The PCGS population is a mere 4 with 1 (MS64+ example) graded higher. The one offered here displays rich color and a bold strike.

Offered at $16,675 delivered

We do business the old fashioned way, we speak with you.

(800) 257.3253
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM CST M-F
Private, Portable, Divisible Wealth Storage

Price is based on payment via ACH, Bank Wire Transfer or Personal Check.
Major Credit Cards Accepted, add 3.5%
Offer subject to availability.

1857-S S.S. Central America $20 Liberty PCGS MS65

“Head Turner”/“Turned Head”

The discovery of the thousands of Type One twenties in mint condition from the salvage of the S.S. Central America in the late 1980s proved to be a boon for collectors since this first design type was rarely encountered in Uncirculated grades before these pieces entered the market. One characteristic common to all of these salvaged twenties is the extraordinary mint luster. Because the coins lay undisturbed more than two miles below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean they were unaffected by the abrasive effects of salt water that normally subdues the luster on gold coins found on ship wrecks found in more shallow waters.

Offered at $12,150 delivered

We do business the old fashioned way, we speak with you.

(800) 257.3253
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST M-F
Private, Portable, Divisible Wealth Storage

Price is based on payment via ACH, Bank Wire Transfer or Personal Check.
Major Credit Cards Accepted, add 3.5%
Offer subject to availability.

1857 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62

Only 7 Graded Higher

The 1857 Liberty double eagle claims a mintage of 439,375 pieces and the issue is not difficult to locate in circulated grades up to the XF-AU level. This issue was not nearly as well-represented in recent shipwreck finds as its San Francisco counterpart, with only two examples recovered from the S.S. Central America and 26 found in the wreck of the S.S. Republic. As a result, the 1857 is rare in MS62 condition, and a prime condition rarity in higher grades. The one offered here displays a crusty area at approximately 1:00-2:00 at the obverse rim. We prefer to leave it as is, for its originality. The PCGS population is just 28 with 7 higher.

Offered at $17,250 delivered

We do business the old fashioned way, we speak with you.

(800) 257.3253
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM CST M-F
Private, Portable, Divisible Wealth Storage

Price is based on payment via ACH, Bank Wire Transfer or Personal Check.
Major Credit Cards Accepted, add 3.5%
Offer subject to availability.

1857-O Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58

1857-O Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58

Although the 30,000-piece mintage of the 1857-O Liberty double eagle would be considered small in almost any other series, it was actually a significant increase over the production totals of the previous three years for this denomination at New Orleans. The coins were released into circulation, where they suffered heavy use and attrition over time. Despite a number of quality pieces that were recovered from the wreck of the S.S. Republic in recent times, the 1857-O is an elusive issue in AU58, and Mint State specimens are rare. This example is considerably more lustrous/brighter than seen in our imagesThe NGC population stands at 27 with just 7 higher.

Offered at 21,850 delivered

We do business the old fashioned way, we speak with you.

(800) 257.3253
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM CST M-F
Private, Portable, Divisible Wealth Storage

Price is based on payment via ACH, Bank Wire Transfer or Personal Check.
Major Credit Cards Accepted, add 3.5%
Offer subject to availability.