Only seven to nine examples of the Proof copper gilt 1877 half union pattern like the one shown here are known to exist outside of museums.
An 1877 half union pattern in copper, gilt with reeded edge, Judd 1547 (United States Pattern Coins, Experimental & Trial Pieces by J. Hewitt Judd, edited by Q. David Bowers), is among the 2,327 lots of Colonial and United States coins and patterns to be offered Oct. 13 and 14 in Pittsburgh by Heritage Numismatic Auctions.
The sale is being held in conjunction with the American Numismatic Association National Money Show.
The $50 pattern, Lot 4582, is graded Proof 63 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp. and stickered by Certified Acceptance Corp.
The public auction will be held in three sessions — at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time Oct. 13, and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14.
A 15 percent buyer’s fee will be added to the final closing hammer price of each lot won.
For more details about the auction, visit Heritage Numismatic Auctions online at www.ha.com, write the firm at 3500 Maple Ave., 17th Floor, Dallas, TX 75219-3941, or telephone Heritage either at 800-872-6467 or 214-528-3500.
1776 Continental Currency dollar, pewter, curency spelling, Newman 1-C (1776 Continental Currency & Varieties of the Fugio Cent by Eric P. Newman), Lot 3009, NGC Mint State 61.
1793 Flowing Hair, Chain, AMERICA cent, Sheldon 3 (Penny Whimsy by William H. Sheldon), Lot 3043, Professional Coin Grading Service Extremely Fine 45, CAC.
1793 Flowing Hair, Wreath, Lettered Edge cent, S-11c, Lot 3047, ANACS Very Good 8.