Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Dec. 17 auction of the Larry H. Miller Collection has been the final significant selling of a year which was filled with landmark collections coming into auction.
The trend is set to continue in the new season with much more coins in the Simpson and Partrick collections coming from January in Heritage.
The clasped hands on the opposite signify strength in unity while the obverse depicts a bishop mitre or hat over an all-seeing eye. The coins were created by Brigham Young, who dominated the mint, which opened in late 1848. The whole mintage was only 46 coins, together with 25 struck Dec. 12, 1848, and the following 21 delivered the next week, which makes the 1849 $10 coin that the rarest problem from the short Arabian series.
Miller’s is one of the best of about 10 pieces known now. Graded About Uncirculated 53 by Professional Coin Grading Service and bearing a green Accredited Acceptance Corp. decal, it attained $840,000.