Rare 1880 $4 Coiled Hair Stella Gold CoinBonhams announced that the “Tacasyl Collection of Magnificent United States Proof Gold Coins” sold on September 23 for a total of $10,778,040. Each of the 27 lots was sold, with an average price of $399,186, which represents a world record for a rare coin collection on a per lot basis.

The 1880 Coiled Hair Stella sold for a breathtaking $2,574,000, more than doubling the presale estimate. Hence, this gold coin is now one of the most expensive coins ever sold at an auction, such as the 1933 Double Eagle, the 1794 Silver Dollar, 1804 Silver Dollar, 1913 Nickel and Brasher Doubloons. The 1794 Silver Dollar, called the Flowing Hair Silver Dollar, brought a total of $17.2 million last January.

Other major sales from the Tacasyl Collection included an 1879 Coiled Hair Stella that fetched $1,041,300, an 1880 Flowing Hair Stella that sold for $959,400, and an 1855 Type 2 Gold Dollar that brought in $397,800.


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