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Harry W. Bass - The Number One Finest Set of All Time

Retired Statistics
Rank

1
GPA with Top Bonuses

58.378
GPA Weighted

58.095
Complete

100.00%
Set Rating

58.378

About This Set: From the Experts at PCGS
The Bass with varieties collection of New Orleans gold was probably the finest ever assembled. The set was complete and the condition of the coins are incredible. Many of the coins are the finest know for the date, and most of the coins were PCGS graded. There are many "No Motto" $5 and $10 pieces that are mint state. The condition of the rare New Orleans $20 Liberties are fantastic. For the two rarest coins, the 1854-O $20 is AU55, and the 1856-O $20 is AU53.

About the Harry W. Bass Collection

Harry W. Bass

Image Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade Pop Pop Higher Comments
1849-O G$1 7508 1849-O G$1 MS65 7 2
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Paramount auction of the Davies and Niehoehner collections in February, 1975.
1850-O G$1 7512 1850-O G$1 MS64 2 0
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Walter Matloff in February, 1972.
1851-O G$1 7516 1851-O G$1 MS62 63 123
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Walter Matloff in February, 1972.
1852-O G$1 7520 1852-O G$1 MS63 14 8
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Julian Leidman in February, 1972.
1853-O G$1 7524 1853-O G$1 MS63 68 46
PCGS graded.
1855-O G$1 7535 1855-O G$1 AU58 44 40
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Stanley Kesselman in July, 1970.
1839-O $2-1/2 7701 1839-O $2.50 MS63 6 4
PCGS graded.
1840-O $2-1/2 7720 1840-O $2.50 MS64 1
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Eliasberg collection auction conducted by Bowers and Ruddy in October, 1982.
1842-O $2-1/2 7726 1842-O $2.50 MS61 7 5
PCGS graded.
1843-O $2-1/2 Small Date 7731 1843-O $2.50 MS64 5 0
PCGS graded.
1843-O $2-1/2 Large Date 7732 1843-O $2.50 AU55 10 24
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Jimmy Hayes collection auction by Stack's.
1845-O $2-1/2 7739 1845-O $2.50 AU58 3 2
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the sale by Stack's in December, 1970.
1846-O $2-1/2 7743 1846-O $2.50 MS64 1 0
PCGS graded. Pedigreed 12/3/04.
1847-O $2-1/2 7747 1847-O $2.50 MS63 2 1
PCGS graded.
1850-O $2-1/2 7758 1850-O $2.50 MS63 4 1
PCGS graded.
1851-O $2-1/2 7762 1851-O $2.50 MS63 3 1
PCGS graded.
1852-O $2-1/2 7766 1852-O $2.50 MS61 8 8
PCGS grade.
1854-O $2-1/2 7772 1854-O $2.50 MS64 2 0
PCGS graded.
1856-O $2-1/2 7780 1856-O $2.50 AU58 9 3
PCGS grade.
1857-O $2-1/2 7784 1857-O $2.50 AU58 31 22
PCGS graded.
1854-O $3 7971 1854-O $3 AU58+ 1 2
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass via private treaty from the Coin Gallery (Abner Kreisberg and Jerry Cohen) on May 19, 1972. 8/16/05. Pedigreed 1/8/16.
1840-O $5 8200 1840-O $5 MS62 4 1
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass via private treaty from Julian Leidman in June, 1969.
1842-O $5 8212 1842-O $5 MS61 1 0
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass via private treaty from Rowe and Brownlee in February, 1968. Pedigreed 12/3/04.
1843-O $5 Large Letters 8216 1843-O $5 MS64
Estimated grade. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Milas collection auction conducted by Stack's in May, 1995, lot 452.
1843-O $5 Small Letters 8217 1843-O $5 AU55 6 5
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass via private treaty from Fred Sweeney in July, 1967.
1844-O $5 8222 1844-O $5 MS65 1 0
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Miles collection auction conducted by Stack's in October, 1968, lot 399.
1845-O $5 8225 1845-O $5 MS63 2 0
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Gilhousen collection auction conducted by Superior in February, 1973, lot 397. Pedigreed 9/27/05.
1846-O $5 8230 1846-O $5 AU58 10 7
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass via private treaty from Joe Flynn on March 17, 1978.
1847-O $5 8235 1847-O $5 AU53 8 5
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Shuford collection auction conducted by Abe Kosoff in May, 1968, lot 2082.
1851-O $5 8249 1851-O $5 MS62 2 2
PCGS graded.
1854-O $5 8259 1854-O $5 MS63 1 0
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the sale conducted by Paramount in August, 1969, lot 1935. 12/3/04.
1855-O $5 8264 1855-O $5 MS61 3 0
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Miles collection auction conducted by Stack's in October, 1968, lot 437.
1856-O $5 8269 1856-O $5 MS61 2 0
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass via private treaty from Dan Dethlefsen.
1857-O $5 8274 1857-O $5 AU55 10 10
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Gilhousen collection auction conducted by Superior in February, 1973, lot 443..
1892-O $5 8381 1892-O $5 AU55 8 36
Estimated grade.
1893-O $5 8385 1893-O $5 AU55 63 174
PCGS grade.
1894-O $5 8388 1894-O $5 MS62 11 2
Estimated grade.
1909-O $5 8515 1909-O $5 AU58 110 80
PCGS graded.
1841-O $10 8583 1841-O $10 AU53 2 6
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the sale conducted by Abe Kosoff in July, 1967, lot 340.
1842-O $10 8587 1842-O $10 AU53 14 18
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Kerstal collection auction conducted by Bowers and Ruddy in February, 1974, lot 777.
1843-O $10 8589 1843-O $10 MS61 4 1
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass via private treaty from Stanley Kesselman on February 23, 1971. Earlier, it was sold in the Grant Pierce collection auction conducted by Stack's in May, 1965, lot 1451.
1844-O $10 8591 1844-O $10 AU58 10 4
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the sale conducted by Paramount in November, 1973, lot 1952.
1845-O $10 8593 1845-O $10 MS63 1
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Eliasberg collection auction conducted by Bowers and Ruddy in October, 1982, lot 674. Earlier, it was owned by Thomas Cleaney, James Ten Eyck, and the father and son team of John H. and John M. Clapp.
1846-O $10 8595 1846-O $10 MS62 1
Estimated grade. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Eliasberg collection auction conducted by Bowers and Ruddy in October, 1982, lot 676. Earlier, it was owned by Thomas Cleaney, James Ten Eyck, and the father and son team of John H. and John M. Clapp.
1846/5-O $10 8596 1846/'5'-O $10 MS64
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Eliasberg collection auction conducted by Bowers and Ruddy in October, 1982, lot 676. Earlier, it was owned by Thomas Cleaney, James Ten Eyck, and the father and son team of John H. and John M. Clapp.
1847-O $10 8598 1847-O $10 MS64 3 0
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass via private treaty from Stanley Kesselman on April 30, 1968.
1848-O $10 8600 1848-O $10 MS64 3 1
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass via private treaty from Dan Messer on August 16, 1971.
1849-O $10 8602 1849-O $10 MS61 1 0
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass via private treaty from Stanley Kesselman on August 24, 1978.
1850-O $10 8605 1850-O $10 AU55 13 9
Estimated grade. Purchased by Harry Bass via private treaty from Doug Weaver in August, 1973.
1851-O $10 8607 1851-O $10 MS64 2 0
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Eliasberg collection auction conducted by Bowers and Ruddy in October, 1982, lot 688. Earlier, it was owned by Elmer Sears and the father and son team of John H. and John M. Clapp.
1852-O $10 8609 1852-O $10 AU58 3 1
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the sale conducted by Paramount in November, 1973, lot 614.
1853-O $10 8612 1853-O $10 MS61 2 0
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the RARCOA section of Auction '79 in July, 1979, lot 1303.
1854-O $10 Small Date 8614 1854-O $10 AU58 9 1
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the sale conducted by Pine Tree Auctions in March, 1974, lot 228.
1854-O $10 Large Date 98614 1854-O $10 AU55 15 18
Estimated grade. Purchased by Harry Bass via private treaty from N.K.S. on May 21, 1968.
1855-O $10 8617 1855-O $10 XF40 20 42
Estimated grade. Purchased by Harry Bass via private treaty from Arnold Rosing on June 5, 1967.
1856-O $10 8620 1856-O $10 AU58 6 2
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Eliasberg collection auction conducted by Bowers and Ruddy in October, 1982, lot 700. Earlier, it was owned by the father and son team of John H. and John M. Clapp, whose collection was bought by Louis Eliasberg, Sr. in 1942.
1857-O $10 8623 1857-O $10 AU55 4 5
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the ANA sale conducted by Abe Kosoff in August, 1958, lot 1014.
1858-O $10 8626 1858-O $10 MS62 3 1
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass via private treaty from Goliad Corporation on December 13, 1985.Earlier it was part of the Jackson, Tennessee bank robbery hoard and was sold to Mike Brownlee of Goliad Corporation by John Dannreuther. This was the second or third best coin of the 5 1858-O eagles.
1859-O $10 8629 1859-O $10 AU55 6 1
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass via private treaty from the "Roth" set.
1860-O $10 98631 1860-O $10 MS62 1 1
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the DiBello collection auction conducted by Stack's in May, 1970, lot 1070.
1879-O $10 8685 1879-O $10 AU55 5 8
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Delp collection auction conducted by Stack's in November, 1970, lot 812.
1880-O $10 8689 1880-O $10 AU58 12 6
Estimated grade. Purchased by Harry Bass via private treaty from Bob Roth through Stack's on October 11, 1967.
1881-O $10 8693 1881-O $10 AU58 11 5
Estimated grade. Purchased by Harry Bass via private treaty from Paramount on April 30, 1967.
1882-O $10 8697 1882-O $10 MS63 2 0
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass via private treaty from Amark Weaver on April 20, 1976.
1883-O $10 8701 1883-O $10 AU50 3 15
Estimated grade.
1888-O $10 8713 1888-O $10 MS62 145 30
PCGS grade.
1892-O $10 8723 1892-O $10 AU55 75 505
Estimated grade.
1893-O $10 8727 1893-O $10 MS61 126 179
PCGS grade. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Miles collection auction conducted by Stack's in October, 1968, lot 752.
1894-O $10 8730 1894-O $10 MS62 55 16
Estimated grade.
1895-O $10 8733 1895-O $10 MS63 25 0
PCGS grade. Purchased by Harry Bass via private treaty from Stanley Kesselman on February 24, 1971.
1897-O $10 8738 1897-O $10 MS63 18 10
Estimated grade. Purchased from the sale conducted by Superior in February, 1973, lot 778.
1899-O $10 8743 1899-O $10 MS61 68 68
Estimated grade.
1901-O $10 8748 1901-O $10 MS60 39 359
Estimated grade.
1903-O $10 8753 1903-O $10 MS62 423 177
Estimated grade.
1904-O $10 8756 1904-O $10 MS64 14 7
Estimated grade.
1906-O $10 8761 1906-O $10 MS66 2 0
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the DiBello collection auction conducted by Stack's in May, 1970, lot 1163.
1850-O $20 8903 1850-O $20 AU55 14 6
PCGS graded.
1851-O $20 8905 1851-O $20 MS62 8 1
PCGS graded.
1852-O $20 8907 1852-O $20 MS62 6 1
PCGS graded. Pedigreed 7/11/13.
1853-O $20 8910 1853-O $20 XF45 48 102
1854-O $20 8912 1854-O $20 AU55 3 1
PCGS graded.
1855-O $20 8915 1855-O $20 AU53 9 7
1856-O $20 8918 1856-O $20 AU53 1 7
PCGS graded.
1857-O $20 8921 1857-O $20 MS63 1 0
PCGS graded.
1858-O $20 8924 1858-O $20 MS62 1 0
PCGS grade.
1859-O $20 8927 1859-O $20 AU58 4 3
PCGS graded.
1860-O $20 8930 1860-O $20 AU55 5 6
PCGS graded.
1861-O $20 8934 1861-O $20 AU55 16 9
PCGS graded.
1879-O $20 8990 1879-O $20 XF40 16 41