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

Retired Statistics
Rank

1
GPA with Top Bonuses

62.144
GPA Weighted

62.049
Complete

100.00%
Set Rating

62.144

About This Set: From the Experts at PCGS

The Harry Bass "Basic set" of gold dollars was one of the finest ever assembled. The set is 100% complete and there were many superb specimens. The super rarities were exceptional quality. The Bass 1855-D is MS62, the 1854-D is MS61, the 1860-D is MS61, and the 1861-D is MS62. Many of the later dates are MS65, 66, 67, and there's one MS68.

About the Harry W. Bass Collection

Harry W. Bass

Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Higher Comments
1849 7502 1849 G$1 MS66 12 2 246
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Mike Brownlee in August, 1980.
1849-C 7505 1849-C G$1 MS61 4 14 415
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Mike Brownlee and John Rowe in February, 1967.
1849-D 7507 1849-D G$1 MS63 12 3 123
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Julian Marks collection auction conducted by Abe Kosoff in October, 1971.
1849-O 7508 1849-O G$1 MS65 7 2 72
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Paramount auction of the Davies and Niehoehner collections in February, 1975.
1850 7509 1850 G$1 MS66 2 3 23
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from John Rowe in August, 1966.
1850-C 7510 1850-C G$1 MS61 13 10 1310
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Mike Brownlee and John Rowe in February, 1967.
1850-D 7511 1850-D G$1 MS62 3 2 32
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Fred Sweeney in September, 1972.
1850-O 7512 1850-O G$1 MS64 2 0 20
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Walter Matloff in February, 1972.
1851 7513 1851 G$1 MS66 31 13 3113
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Stanley Kesselman in April, 1971.
1851-C 7514 1851-C G$1 MS64 9 9 99
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Garrett collection auction conducted by Stack's in March, 1976.
1851-D 7515 1851-D G$1 MS62 14 8 148
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Stanley Kesselman in August, 1971.
1851-O 7516 1851-O G$1 MS62 63 123 63123
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Walter Matloff in February, 1972.
1852 7517 1852 G$1 MS66 16 6 166
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Mike Brownlee in November, 1971.
1852-C 7518 1852-C G$1 MS64 4 0 40
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Norweb collection auction conducted by Bowers and Merena in March, 1988. Earlier from the King Farouk collection, auctioned by Sotheby's in February, 1954.
1852-D 7519 1852-D G$1 AU58 17 14 1714
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Alto collection auction conducted by Stack's in December, 1970.
1852-O 7520 1852-O G$1 MS63 14 8 148
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Julian Leidman in February, 1972.
1853 7521 1853 G$1 MS63 1102 984 1102984
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Stack's auction of February, 1972.
1853-C 7522 1853-C G$1 MS62 12 5 125
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Stack's auction of March, 1973.
1853-D 7523 1853-D G$1 MS61 5 13 513
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Stack's auction of March, 1973.
1853-O 7524 1853-O G$1 MS63 68 46 6846
PCGS graded.
1854 Type 1 7525 1854 G$1 MS64 199 67 19967
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the DiBello collection auction conducted by Stack's in May, 1970.
1854-D 7526 1854-D G$1 MS61 4 7 47
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Walter Matloff in February, 1972.
1854-S 7527 1854-S G$1 AU58 34 46 3446
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Stack's auction of April, 1978.
1854 Type 2 7531 1854 G$1 MS65 49 21 4921
PCGS grade. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Bartle collection auction conducted by Stack's in October, 1984.
1855 7532 1855 G$1 MS65 46 18 4618
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Superior's ANA sale in August, 1975. Pedigreed 8/1/02.
1855-C 7533 1855-C G$1 AU58 7 4 74
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Bareford collection auction condusted by Stack's in December, 1978. Earlier from David Bullowa in October, 1951.
1855-D 7534 1855-D G$1 MS62 2 3 23
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Manfra, Tordella, and Brooks in December, 1974.
1855-O 7535 1855-O G$1 AU58 44 40 4440
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Stanley Kesselman in July, 1970.
1856 7540 1856 G$1 MS65 17 17 2219
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from George Stroup in february, 1972.
1856-D 7543 1856-D G$1 AU55 15 21 1521
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Mike Purchased by Harry Bass from Mike Brownlee and John Rowe in february, 1967.
1856-S 7536 1856-S G$1 MS63 5 4 54
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from R.E. Wallace in April, 1978.
1857 7544 1857 G$1 MS67 3 3 33
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Mal Varner in April, 1972.
1857-C 7545 1857-C G$1 XF45 32 79 3279
Estimated grade. Purchased by Harry Bass from Abe Kosoff's ANA auction in August, 1968.
1857-D 7546 1857-D G$1 MS62 6 0 60
PCGS grade. Purchased by Harry Bass from Paramount's auction in July, 1985.
1857-S 7547 1857-S G$1 MS63 2 1 21
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Jeff Garrett's auction in August, 1991.
1858 7548 1858 G$1 MS62 37 77 3777
Estimated grade. Purchased by Harry Bass from Lester Merkin's auction in February, 1972.
1858-D 7549 1858-D G$1 MS62 7 11 711
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Jeff Garrett's auction in August, 1991.
1858-S 7550 1858-S G$1 MS65 1 0 10
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Bareford collection auction conducted by Stack's in December, 1978. Earlier from the Bell collection auction conducted by Abe Kosoff and Abner Kreisberg in March, 1948.
1859 7551 1859 G$1 MS64 29 36 2936
PCGS grade. Purchased by Harry Bass from Rarcoa in July, 1972.
1859-C 7552 1859-C G$1 XF45 9 74 974
Estimated grade. Purchased by Harry Bass from Mike Brownlee and John Rowe in February, 1967.
1859-D 7553 1859-D G$1 MS62 15 3 153
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Joe Flyn in July, 1973.
1859-S 7554 1859-S G$1 MS61 2 7 27
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Paramount's auction in July, 1985.
1860 7555 1860 G$1 MS64 19 10 1910
Estimated grade. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Shuford collection auction conducted by Abe Kosoff in May, 1968.
1860-D 7556 1860-D G$1 MS61 9 3 93
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Stack's auction of December, 1972.
1860-S 7557 1860-S G$1 MS63 7 5 75
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Stanley Kesselman in February, 1972.
1861 7558 1861 G$1 MS63 270 189 270189
PCGS grade. Purchased by Harry Bass from Stack's auction of October, 1971.
1861-D 7559 1861-D G$1 MS62 4 8 48
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Mike Brownlee and John Rowe in February, 1967.
1862 7560 1862 G$1 MS63 566 470 568471
PCGS grade. Purchased by Harry Bass from Mike Brownlee and John Rowe in February, 1967.
1863 7562 1863 G$1 MS63 3 12 312
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Rarcoa in July, 1972.
1864 7563 1864 G$1 MS63 3 24 324
Estimated grade. Purchased by Harry Bass from Stack's auction of March, 1973.
1865 7564 1865 G$1 MS65 5 11 511
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Scanlon collection auction conducted by Stack's in October, 1973.
1866 7565 1866 G$1 MS67 5 5 55
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Julian Leidman in September, 1972.
1867 7566 1867 G$1 MS66 3 2 32
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Davenport collection auction conducted by Superior in February, 1977.
1868 7567 1868 G$1 MS66 5 6 56
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Paramount's auction in July, 1985. Pedigreed 3/5/15.
1869 7568 1869 G$1 MS67 8 3 83
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Mike Brownlee and John Rowe in May, 1969.
1870 7569 1870 G$1 MS67 8 2 82
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Stack's auction of October, 1971.
1870-S 7570 1870-S G$1 MS64 7 5 75
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the DiBello collection auction conducted by Stack's in May, 1970.
1871 7571 1871 G$1 MS64 22 26 2226
Estimated grade. Purchased by Harry Bass from Rarcoa's auction ofFebruary, 1972.
1872 7572 1872 G$1 MS63 15 32 1532
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Gilhousen collection auction conducted by Superior in February, 1973.
1873 7573 1873 G$1 MS64 225 77 23281
Estimated grade. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Alto collection auction conducted by Stack's in December, 1970.
1874 7575 1874 G$1 MS64 574 295 574295
PCGS grade. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Shuford collection auction conducted by Abe Kosoff in May, 1968.
1875 7576 1875 G$1 MS65 7 3 73
Estimated grade. Purchased by Harry Bass from Bowers and Ruddy in February, 1973.
1876 7577 1876 G$1 MS64 34 17 3417
PCGS grade. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Gilhousen collection auction condusted by Superior in February, 1973.
1877 7578 1877 G$1 MS66 7 16 716
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Shuford collection auction conducted by Abe Kosoff in May, 1968.
1878 7579 1878 G$1 MS64 24 23 2423
Estimated grade. Purchased by Harry Bass from Strauss Coin Company in December, 1971.
1879 7580 1879 G$1 MS64 68 108 68108
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Mike Brownlee and John Rowe in February, 1967.
1880 7581 1880 G$1 MS67 106 35 10635
PCGS grade. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Shuford collection auction conducted by Abe Kosoff in May, 1968. Pedigreed 3/19/13.
1881 7582 1881 G$1 MS68 38 5 385
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Gilhousen collection auction conducted by Superior in February, 1973.
1882 7583 1882 G$1 MS65 32 77 3277
Estimated grade. Purchased by Harry Bass from Mike Brownlee and John Rowe in February, 1967.
1883 7584 1883 G$1 MS65 83 234 83234
Estimated grade. Purchased by Harry Bass from Lester Merkin's auction in March, 1967.
1884 7585 1884 G$1 MS65 29 46 2946
Estimated grade. Purchased by Harry Bass from Stanley Kesselman in February, 1972.
1885 7586 1885 G$1 MS66 32 14 3214
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from Mike Brownlee and John Rowe in February, 1967.
1886 7587 1886 G$1 MS66 16 8 168
PCGS graded. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Miles collection auction conducted by Stack's in October, 1968.
1887 7588 1887 G$1 MS64 131 189 131189
Estimated grade. Purchased by Harry Bass from Dan Brown in October, 1966.
1888 7589 1888 G$1 MS65 157 171 157171
Estimated grade. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Shuford collection auction conducted by Abe Kosoff in May, 1968.
1889 7590 1889 G$1 MS65 504 678 504678
Estimated grade. Purchased by Harry Bass from the Shuford collection auction conducted by Abe Kosoff in May, 1968.