Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Dec. 17 public sale of the Larry H. Miller Assortment was the final main sale of a 12 months that was stuffed with landmark collections coming to public sale.
The pattern is about to proceed within the new 12 months with extra cash from the Simpson and Partrick collections coming in January at Heritage. Past Miller’s seven-figure 1804 Draped Bust greenback and 1894-S Barber dime was a coin that straight associated to Miller’s deep reference to Utah as each a businessman and an proprietor of the Utah Jazz basketball workforce: an 1849 Mormon gold $10 piece.
The clasped arms on the reverse symbolize energy in unity whereas the obverse depicts a bishop mitre or hat above an all-seeing eye. The cash have been designed by Brigham Younger, who personally supervised the mint, which opened in late 1848. All the mintage was simply 46 cash, with 25 struck on Dec. 12, 1848, and one other 21 delivered the next week, making the 1849 $10 coin the rarest challenge within the transient Mormon sequence.
Miller’s is among the many best of round 10 items identified at this time. Graded About Uncirculated 53 by Skilled Coin Grading Service and bearing a inexperienced Licensed Acceptance Corp. sticker, it realized $840,000.