An example of an 1852 annular gold dollar pattern intended as a possible alternative for the inconvenient size of the Coronet gold dollar is among the lots to be offered in five sessions combined of United States coins and paper money Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 by Ira & Larry Goldberg Auctioneers.
The five sessions comprise 2,191 lots, with the first 334 lots comprising the first session representing early U.S. copper coins from the Tom Reynolds Collection.
More than 600 additional lots of copper coin, half cents and large cents not from the Tom Reynolds Collection are being offered in the second session immediately following the Reynolds lots.
The first two sessions are being held at the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills hotel, 2151 Avenue Of The Stars, Los Angeles, on Jan. 31.
Sessions Three, Four and Five on Feb. 1 are to be held at the Goldbergs’ auction gallery at 11400 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 800, in Los Angeles.
A 17.5 percent buyer's fee will be added to the final closing hammer price of each lot won. Lots for sessions two through five can be found here.
Among the noncopper coins to be offered are an annular 1852 gold dollar pattern, a 1795 Flowing Hair half dime, and a Proof 1856 Seated Liberty dollar.
1852 gold dollar pattern
In an effort to make more convenient use of the gold dollar, the U.S. Mint produced annular gold dollar patterns as a possible alternative for the 13-millimeter coins.
The annular design allowed for the increase in diameter to 16.54 millimeters without changing the thickness.