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Sale 65

The Pre-Long Beach Auction


Dimes
 
 
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Lot 936
1796. . JR-1. NGC graded AU-58 PQ. A well struck example of our first dime with all the stars and denticals intact. We note a mint made cud at star one that services to define this variety. The surfaces exhibit considerable luster overlaid with lovely slightly iridescent gold and turquoise hues. A popular two-year type that is always in great demand.

Although the dime is an essential part of the decimal coinage system today, it was one of the last coins issued by the United States Mint when operations first began. By the time it made its debut in 1796, as the Draped Bust/Small Eagle dime, the Mint had already been making copper cents and half cents for three years; silver dollars, half dollars and half dimes for two years; and even two gold coins-the eagle and half eagle-for a year. The only other coins delayed, like the dime, until 1796, were the quarter dollar and quarter eagle.

The diagnostic die cud at star 1 is plainly visible, although less advanced in size than on some specimens, covering most of the bottom two points of that star. Considered the most common 1796 Dime variety, but still very elusive in high grades. According to the authors of EUSD, "about 40% to 45% of all 1796 dimes" are represented by this variety. Only 22,135 minted of the 1796 issue. Pop 31.
Estimated Value $12,000 - 13,000.
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$14,950
Lot 937
1796. JR-1. Rarity 3. PCGS graded Good-6. Pleasing uniform gray toning and evenly worn. A rather nice coin for a Good-6 grade. First year of issue (PCGS # 4461) .
Estimated Value $2,200 - 2,300.
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Lot 938
1797. 16 stars. PCGS graded VG-8. The date and left side of the obverse is weak on this particular die variety, due in part to a large die break that occurred (and visible along the tops of the date numerals). Light mottled antique toning on the obverse adds to its appeal (PCGS # 4462) .
Estimated Value $2,500 - 2,700.
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Lot 939
1798, 98 over 97. 16 Stars Reverse. PCGS graded VG-10. Light steel gray and the overdate is very clear, the the prior 7 jutting out below the diminutive (and slightly high) 8 in the date (PCGS # 4468) .
Estimated Value $700 - 750.
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$1,438
Lot 940
1800. JR-2. Rarity 5. PCGS graded Fine-12. Lightly toned (PCGS # 4470) .
Estimated Value $850 - 900.
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Lot 941
1801. JR-1. Rarity 4. PCGS graded VG-10. Medium bluish-gray toning. Scarce issue (PCGS # 4471) .
Estimated Value $700 - 750.
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Lot 942
1802. PCGS graded About Good-3 CAC Approved. Nice clear date. A very scarce date lacking from many collections. Even light gray-violet toning on both sides (PCGS # 4472) .
Estimated Value $650 - 700.
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$1,438
Lot 943
1803. PCGS graded VG-8. Weak on LIBERTY but with a very bold date. The natural grayish-violet toning adds to its appeal (PCGS # 4473) .
Estimated Value $700 - 750.
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$1,323
Lot 944
1805. 4 berries. JR-2. NGC graded VG-10. Nice antique light blue and gray toning.
Estimated Value $650 - 700.
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$891
Lot 945
1805. 4 berries. PCGS graded About Good-3. Light original toning and evenly worn. Nice bold date (PCGS # 4477) .
Estimated Value $375 - 400.
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$403
Lot 946
1807. JR-1. NGC graded MS-61. Well struck in the centers with some weakness from crumbling dies around the borders. We also note die clashing on the obverse and some faint adjustment marks about the rims. All nicely toned with electric blue borders and light gold toning.

In 1798, designer Robert Scot replaced the small eagle with the scaled down version of the Great Seal of the United States that was first seen on the gold quarter eagle of 1796. This depicted a heraldic eagle with the Union Shield on its breast and a ribbon inscribed E PLURIBUS UNUM in its beak. Judging from the lack of negative comment, this new Draped Bust/Heraldic Eagle combination obviously came closer than the previous design to satisfying the objections of critics.

All dimes of this type were struck at the Philadelphia Mint. Eight years are represented in the Large Eagle series (no dimes were made bearing the dates 1799 or 1806), with production totaling only 422,010 pieces. The most plentiful dates, accounting for more than 65% of the total mintage, are the last two, 1805 and 1807. Pop 9.
Estimated Value $5,000 - 5,500.
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$5,175
Lot 947
1807. PCGS graded VF-20. Plenty of central detail for the grade overlaid with pleasing antique light blue toning (PCGS # 4480) .
Estimated Value $800 - 900.
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$1,351
Lot 948
1821 Large Date. . JR-6. NGC graded VF-25. Well toned.
Estimated Value $70 - 80.
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$207
Lot 949
1822. PCGS graded About Good-3. Even dark toning and evenly worn. Scarce date (PCGS # 4497) .
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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$504
Lot 950
1825. PCGS graded MS-62 CAC Approved. Frosty and untoned. This has a modest number but has nicer appearance than most collectors realized. It is predicated on the overall choice fields and devices. We don't think this will sell for a discount; so don't be surprised to see a strong final bid realized. In an OGH. Pop 11; 26 finer (PCGS # 4503) .
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,200.
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$2,760
Lot 951
1831. NGC graded EF-45. Nice electric blue and violet toning about the edges.
Estimated Value $150 - 160.
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$311
Lot 952
1834. NGC AU Details, improperly cleaned.
Estimated Value $120 - 130.
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$288
Lot 953
1835. PCGS graded MS-64. Beautiful hues of blue toning on both sides. It looks like this Bust dime has a couple of attempts at making Gem quality, with its bold relief and no gaps in its smooth frosty luster! A coin that has its act together. In an OGH. Pop 61; 16 finer (PCGS # 4527) .
Estimated Value $1,800 - 1,900.
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$4,025
Lot 954
1836. NGC AU Details, improperly cleaned. Uniform grayish-violet toning.
Estimated Value $100 - 110.
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$242
Lot 955
1838-O. No stars. NGC AU Details, corrosion.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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$230
Lot 956
1838. Small stars. NGC Unc Details, reverse improperly cleaned. Needle sharp and quite a nice looking coin. First year of issue with obverse stars; desirable as such. The No Drapery design is featured on Seated Dimes of 1838 and 1839, and part of the issue for 1840 as well, before the drapery was added at the elbow.
Estimated Value $200 - 220.
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$345
Lot 957
1853. No arrows. NGC graded VF-20. Scarce date, only 95,000 minted.
Estimated Value $200 - 220.
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$345
Lot 958
1853. Arrows. PCGS graded AU-50. Nicely toned (PCGS # 4603) .
Estimated Value $80 - 90.
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$138
Lot 959
1854. PCGS graded AU-53. Lovely shades of violet toning on both sides (PCGS # 4605) .
Estimated Value $100 - 110.
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$150
Lot 960
1855. PCGS graded MS-63. Well struck and lustrous with shades of violet toning on both sides. Pop 22; 19 finer (PCGS # 4607) .
Estimated Value $500 - 550.
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$1,898
Lot 961
1858-O. PCGS graded AU-58. Attractive antique toning. Pop 6; 15 finer (PCGS # 4617) .
Estimated Value $200 - 220.
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$506
Lot 962
1859. NGC graded MS-65. Boldly struck with light hues of violet toning. A gorgeous gem of the finest order. The highly lustrous surfaces exhibit mingled medium color. Nicely struck as well, indeed fully so, on Liberty on the wreath, on the stars and legends, all merit mention here. Pop 27; 28 finer.
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,100.
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Lot 963
1860-O. NGC graded AU-58. Nice blue and violet toning. Popular Key Date. Only 40,000 struck. Only one variety is known of this date. From the low mintage, only a minuscule percentage has managed to survive. There are very few few Mint State examples known of this date, which are extremely expensive; and even high grade circulated pieces such as that offered here are very rare! Pop 1; 2 finer. Only 35 in total graded at NGC .
Estimated Value $5,000 - 6,000.
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$7,590
Lot 964
1863. NGC graded Proof 68. Star. Fabulous rainbow toning on both sides. This exquisite gem is the finest we have ever seen for this date. Only 460 struck. Heavily frosted motifs and deeply mirrored fields underly the remarkable toning. They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Well, just about anyone with eyes to see and a mind to absorb what is seen will fall in love with this 1863 Seated Liberty coin. The sharp devices seem to be chiseled from living silver and floating luxuriously in a pool of deep mirror surface, such is the overall appearance. Sharp and appealing, and probably the finest Proof example of the date Pop 1; none finer.
Estimated Value $5,000-UP.
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$10,350
Lot 965
1863. NGC graded Proof 65 Cameo. A fully white gem cameo Proof example. The Civil War issues of 1861-65 have some of the lowest production totals in Proof of any 19th Century coins, discounting the period before 1858 when Proofs were unavailable to the public at large. Only 460 Proofs struck. Pop 12; 6 finer .
Estimated Value $1,100 - 1,200.
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Lot 966
1872-S. PCGS graded AU-53. Light russet toning. Pop 3; 21 finer (PCGS # 4658) .
Estimated Value $200 - 225.
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$437
Lot 967
1873-CC. Arrows. PCGS Genuine. Surface damage. Our grade is Sharpness of Good 4. Only 18,791 struck. PCGS has graded only 69 pieces in all grades. Very scarce (PCGS # 4666) .
Estimated Value $600 - 700.
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$690
Lot 968
1875. NGC graded Proof 64 CAC Approved. A lovely untoned proof specimen. Only 700 struck.
Estimated Value $700 - 750.
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$776
Lot 969
1879. PCGS graded Proof 64. CAC Approved. Lovely gold and blue toning. Only 1,100 Proofs struck. Pop 71; 51 finer (PCGS # 4776) .
Estimated Value $650 - 700.
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$891
Lot 970
1880. PCGS graded Proof 63 Cameo. CAC Approved. Lovely golden toning. Only 1,355 struck (PCGS # 84777) .
Estimated Value $500 - 550.
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$661
Lot 971
1884. PCGS graded Proof 65 Cameo CAC Approved. A glittering fully white gem proof. Only 875 struck. Pop 10; 29 finer (PCGS # 84781) .
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,100.
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$1,610
Lot 972
1885. PCGS graded Proof 67 Cameo CAC Approved. A glittering blast white Gem Proof. Only 930 struck. A riveting example of this always-popular Type. This sparkling Proof is untoned and very well struck. Broadly and well struck on the legends and main device, in fact, which every collector will appreciate seeing, and with bold detail at the centers. Pop 6; 1 finer in 68 (PCGS # 84782) .
Estimated Value $3,000 - 3,300.
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$4,485
Lot 973
1885. PCGS graded MS-64. Beautiful multi-color toning. Pop 77; 79 finer (PCGS # 4694) .
Estimated Value $300 - 325.
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$449
Lot 974
1888. PCGS graded MS-64. Well toned. Pop 74; 66 finer (PCGS # 4700) .
Estimated Value $300 - 325.
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$334
Lot 975
1888. PCGS graded MS-64. Frosty and delicately toned around the borders. Pop 74; 66 finer (PCGS # 4700) .
Estimated Value $300 - 325.
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$357
Lot 976
1889-S. NGC graded AU-58. Evenly toned. Only 972,678 minted.
Estimated Value $100 - 110.
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$161
Lot 977
1891. PCGS graded MS-63+. Lightly toned on both sides. Pop 1 in this plus grade (PCGS # 4706) .
Estimated Value $200 - 220.
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$242
Lot 978
1891-O. NGC Unc Details. Obv improperly cleaned. Struck from slightly clashed dies. Nice and frosty with attractive golden-violet obverse toning.
Estimated Value $100 - 110.
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$253
Lot 979
  1829 to 1887-S. A partial collection of early Dimes. Consists of 39 pieces, mostly different and range in grades from AG to EF. Worthy of close inspection.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
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$1,265
Lot 980
1892-O. PCGS graded MS-64. CAC Approved. Nicely toned. Pop 52; 25 finer (PCGS # 4797) .
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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$483
Lot 981
1892-S. NGC graded MS-64. Well struck and untoned. First-year issue Barber coins have a certain charm. And when, in addition, they are branch mint issues like this 92-S Barber Dime, and therefore scarcer (sometimes much scarcer) than a P-mint counterpart, the appeal is magnified. Pop 44; 3 in 65, 2 in 66.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,100.
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Lot 982
1893-O. NGC graded MS-65. Well struck and totally white. Highly attractive luster brightens this crisply struck and nearly mark-free Gem. Shimmering white in all areas. The 1893-O is a scarcer date in all grades, since the mintage was only 1,760,000 pieces. Pop 8; 6 in 66, 3 in 67.
Estimated Value $1,900 - 2,000.
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Lot 983
1893-S. NGC graded MS-63. The obverse displays lovely rainbow toning while the reverse is totally white.
Estimated Value $425 - 475.
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$805
Lot 984
1893-S. Doubled S. NGC graded EF-45. Nicely toned.
Estimated Value $70 - 80.
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$144
Lot 985
1894. NGC graded MS-66. Lovely satiny surfaces delicately toned. A gem of the purest serene beauty. This needle-sharp Gem among the finest survivors from a low 1,330,000 mintage. Pop 8; 3 in 67.
Estimated Value $1,200 - 1,300.
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$1,323



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