NOT SOLD (BIDDING OVER), HIGH BID WAS
18,500.00USD+ premiums, taxes, fees & shipping
WAS NOT SOLD, auction date was 2012 Apr 29 @ 15:15UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Up for your consideration is this "oh wow" 1814 NGC MS-66 JR-2 10c.
There are coins & THERE ARE COINS!
This coin is SOLO POP 1 for the varity (JR-2) (10c. Dot after C small date reverse) that has no equal.
She is housed in her original "Older" NGC holder circa early 1998.
This coin has been TOP POP officially for 15 years, and technically for almost 200 years.
Rick Montgomery President of NGC, has had a chance to examine this coin TWICE, he even said OH WOW!
Everyone that sees this coin at coin shows says the same exact thing OH WOW!
*This coin may have a chance to upgrade to MS-66* (Star) or MS-67 by current 2012 standards which are much less stingent than 1997-1998 standards, however the current owner refuses to have this coin cracked out of it's older/original NGC holder.
Frankly I dont blame him one bit. One tiny mistake cracking this beauty out could destroy this treasure, and to think of it...
When was the last time (modern era) NGC certified something this wildly toned? One word..... NEVER!
Hardly worth gaining a $20+k profit for a star designation or MS-67 grade for that matter. The risk out weighs the gain by a long shot on this piece. You simply can NOT replace a coin like this plain & simple.
The thought of a $20,000 or even $30,000 gain on this coin seems like a wonderful idea? BUT what if the plastic cracked the wrong way and scratched the coin essentailly destoying its numismatic value, or what if NGC refuses to put this back in the holder calling it AT for some crazy unknown reason? or you simply have fumble fingers and drop it on the floor! Being in the coin business for over 30 years, I've had ALL three happen to me (not necessarily in that order and thankfully not at the same time) NOT fun when it happens trust me. OUCH!
Besides this coin has character being housed in it's original older NGC holder. Not one of these newly graded BLAST WHITE hole filler glorified MS-65 made to be a higher grade.
No green CAC stickers (the coin has plenty of aqua green purples and every color under the rainbow)& does NOT need an aqua/green CAC sticker to boast it. It's just one of those coins that does not need any hype folks!
The originality of this coin is off the charts!
This is one of those rare lots that I'll have the coin do the talking.
This coin has a value of about $35,000 but due to it's unique MONSTER toning to the right collector it's worth much much more.
We're going to start bidding @ $32,500 which is the least the seller is willing to accept for it.
No low-ball offers please we've had quite a few dealers wanting to offer $22-26k for this specimen to take it off the auction block.
ONE WORD...... NO!
30k+ & we talk.
We just had a bust expert chime in on this coin. (3/29 @ 715pm CST)
I am a bust dime specialist. What you have here is a JR2. It shares obv. 2 with the JR3 and has a unique reverse. Your coin has every characteristic of this die marriage, so I do not understand why someone thinks it is not a JR2. In any event, the JR2 is pretty rare, much rarer than the JR3, though not a redbook variety like the small date. I understand you not wanting to sell the coin for anything less than 35k?
(I replied the coin starts off @ $32,500) with the low estimate @ $35k hope this helps)