1879 ‘Quintuple Stella’ gold coin set to sell May 19

LINCROFT, N.J. — Legend Rare Coin Auctions presents an extremely rare 1879 Pattern $20

Gold Quintuple Stella coin

1879 Pattern $20 gold coin “Quintuple Stella” may command top dollar at auction, May 19. (Photo courtesy Legend Rare Coin Auctions)

Judd-1643, popularly known among numismatists as a “Quintuple Stella” coin, at auction May 19. One of only a small number struck, there are currently only five accounted for, including one that is ensconced in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. This major, seven-figure rarity has an insurance value of $2 million.

The specimen offered in the Legend Rare Coin Auction Regency XVII Sale on May 19 in New Orleans is the well pedigreed, currently graded PR64 Deep Cameo by PCGS, and is second finest behind a coin graded PR64+ Deep Cameo. It is amazing that three of the owners of this specimen owned duplicates of this major rarity; Virgil Brand owned three examples, Ed Trompeter owned two, and Bob Simpson is retaining the superb PCGS PR64+ DCAM for his collection.

The mirrors are bold and reflective, with stunning black and white contrast and pleasing orange peel surfaces. A very few light hairlines account for the assigned grade.

“A coin like this is a monumental milestone for the advanced numismatist,” Julie Abrams, president of LRCA added. “In an instant your collection can join the ranks of the most famous and storied collectors of the past.”

For more information about this auction, or to consign (as consignments are still being accepted), visit www.legendauctions.com, email info@legendauctions.com or call 732-935-1168.


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