Heritage Auction's Chicago Signature U.S. Coin & Platinum Night Auction

Posted on 7/12/2011

Trio of 1855-S Proofs offered in Chicago

[Dallas, TX] –

1855-S Proof Three Dollar Gold Piece Unique A Supreme Rarity, PR 64 Cameo1855 S Proof Three Dollar Gold Piece Unique A Supreme Rarity, PR 64 Cameo
A trio of 1855-S proof coins from the Golden Gate Collection, including the possibly unique $3 PR 64 NGC, being offered by Heritage Auctions as part of the company's Aug. 11-12 Chicago Signature U.S. Coin & Platinum Night Auction, is generating serious buzz in the realm of high end collectors.

Just looking at the three dollar coin from the front, it has every outward appearance of a Philadelphia Mint proof. Turn the coin over, however, and the 'S' mintmark on the reverse elevates this coin into a whole other realm. This is a supreme rarity and will be highly coveted by the top collectors in the world.

While the $3 1855-S is drawing the majority of the attention from the top echelon of numismatists, the coin is being offered along with two other important 1855-S proofs: an 1855-S 50C Arrows PR 65 NGC and an 1855-S 25C Arrows PR 64 NGC.

1855-S 50C Arrows PR 65 NGC 1855-S 50C Arrows PR 65 NGC
The 1855-S $3 is unique as a proof and is arguably the single most important coin in the Platinum Night auction, while the 1855-S Seated Liberty Half Dollar, PR 65 is one of just two known proofs and the only currently available specimen. The 1855-S Seated Liberty Quarter, PR 64 NGC is equally alluring as a unique branch Mint Proof, believed to be the first-struck San Francisco Mint quarter dollar.

These coins will be cornerstone pieces in whatever advanced collection they end up in. We fully expect the bidding to be spirited and the prices to reflect the extreme rarity of the coins themselves.

The thoughts and opinions in the piece are those of their author and are not necessarily the thoughts of the Certified Collectibles Group.

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