Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 23

Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction


U.S. Coins - Gold $1
 
 
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Lot 3098
1849 $1 Gold Liberty. Open wreath. PCGS graded MS-63. Breen 6002. Attractive, milky-gold toning. The reverse has some interesting features: the 1 of the date is repunched, the reverse has a diagonal, bisecting crack, and many of the stars show repunching, especially the one at 5:00 (PCGS # 7502) .
Estimated Value $1,200 - 1,400.
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$1,783
Lot 3099
1851 $1 Gold Liberty. VF-35.
Estimated Value $100 - 110.
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Realized
$127
Lot 3100
1851-C $1 Gold Liberty. EF-40. Although cleaned long ago, the strike is full and on a decent problem-free planchet.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
From the Neggen Sale, Feb., 1976, lot 748.

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$920
Lot 3101
1852 and 1862 $1 Gold Liberty. Both AU-58. Each in an old green PCGS holder. Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $300 - 330.
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$518
Lot 3102
1853 $1 Gold Liberty. PCGS graded MS-62. Well struck and lightly toned. In an old green PCGS holder (PCGS # 7521) .
Estimated Value $280 - 310.
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$345
Lot 3103
1854 $1 Gold Liberty. Type 1. NGC graded MS-64. A well struck beauty with undisturbed frosty mint luster.
Estimated Value $1,300 - 1,400.
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$1,553
Lot 3104
1854 $1 Gold Indian. Type 2. NGC graded MS-65 PQ. A satiny, fully frosted Gem with nearly perfect surfaces on both sides. Housed in an early generation NGC holder, back when grades are believed to have been a tad more conservative than they are today. Thus, the possibility exists for a higher grade. From an early state of the dies, minus the clashmarks that seem to be so common on this date and type. Liberty's cheek is especially fresh-looking and clean. The color is a comforting, soft, golden-yellow. All in all, this is a remarkable, high condition example of the date.
This type is significant and desirable because of its short life of only three years. The design change from the earlier Liberty Head type was not dramatic enough to create much collector demand, plus there were very few collectors in America in 1854, so most Gold Dollars were spent or otherwise non-numismatically preserved. Because of today's demand for gold type sets, this has now become an important coin for such purposes. Naturally, the rush towards quality has propelled prices for Gems into the stratosphere, and competition is fierce whenever these important coins come onto the market. Numismatic fads will come and go, but this is one coin that will always be in demand.
Estimated Value $35,000 - 45,000.
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Lot 3105
1854 $1 Gold Indian. Type 2. MS-62. A nice frosty example with a fully struck up date. Includes an NGC MS-62 tag.
Estimated Value $3,000 - 3,500.
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$3,220
Lot 3106
1854 $1 Gold Indian. Type 2. NGC graded MS-61. Well struck with a nice full date and all lightly toned.
Estimated Value $2,400 - 2,650.
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$3,335
Lot 3107
1855 $1 Gold Indian. PCGS graded MS-63 PQ. A well struck example of this date with all the numerals in the date nice and clear. This example has lots of eye appeal due to its natural golden-orange mint bloom color. If you have been looking for a choice brilliant uncirculated example of the popular type two gold dollar, here is your chance to acquire one of Premium Quality for the grade (PCGS # 7532) .
Estimated Value $12,000 - 13,000.
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Lot 3108
1855 $1 Gold Indian. Type 2. NGC graded AU-58. As usual, the numeral "8" in the date is weak as struck. The nice lustrous surfaces more than justifies the grade.
Estimated Value $500 - 700.
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$1,208
Lot 3109
1855 $1 Gold Indian. Type 2. VF-35.
Estimated Value $220 - 240.
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$357
Lot 3110
1862 $1 Gold Indian. PCGS graded MS-66. Lovely orange toning with near flawless surfaces. A well struck, frosty Gem, with some of the deepest mint frost you'll ever see on a Gold Dollar of this date. PCGS reports 22 in this grade, with only 2 finer. Among the finest known (PCGS # 7560) .
Estimated Value $2,700 - 3,000.
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$2,760
Lot 3111
1862 $1 Gold Indian. PCGS graded MS-66. A heavily frosted Gem that features heavy, coruscating mint luster on both sides. Wonderful eye appeal, due mainly to the delightful, pink-gold clor. PCGS Pop: 23, with 2 finer (both MS-67) (PCGS # 7560) .
Estimated Value $2,700 - 3,000.
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$3,220
Lot 3112
1874 $1 Gold Indian. PCGS graded Proof 64 Deep Cameo. A splendid glittering Proof specimen with outstanding cameo contrast. The bright mirror fields are light golden in color with a hint of delicate orange in the field before Liberty. One of only 20 minted, all on February 14, 1874 and one of the important rarities in the Proof gold coin series. Undervalued compared to 1875 and 1878, because there are a profusion of uncirculated specimens for date collectors. Populaton of 1. This is the only example graded by PCGS in Deep Cameo.
Estimated Value $10,000 - 12,000.
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$10,925
Lot 3113
1880 $1 Gold Indian. NGC graded MS-68. Bright, pale-yellow (but Prooflike) surfaces. Superb quality, right at the top for the date. NGC reports only 11 coins at this level, and none finer.

This example is very difficult to tell from a Proof. Per Breen, it lacks the die file marks at ATE, the wreath tips are joined, and the top serif of the 1 is below the adjacent leaf tip. There are no clash marks in the fields, but there is some granularity in the denticles on the reverse. If not a Proof, then this was certainly one of the first coins from the dies.
Estimated Value $5,500 - 6,000.
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$6,038
Lot 3114
1881 $1 Gold Indian. NGC graded MS-67. An absolute superb specimen. Boldly struck throughout with sparkling satiny mint surfaces that are immaculate. Population of 56 with 20 in MS-68 and 2 in MS-69. A low mintage date as only 7707 were struck, including 87 proofs.
Estimated Value $2,800 - 3,200.
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$3,220
Lot 3115
1885 $1 Gold Indian. NGC graded Proof 67 Cameo. A glittering jewel, with just a hint of milky toning on both sides and light frosting on the high points. Delightful, orange-peel surfaces. NGC reports 9 in this grade, with only 2 finer (both Proof-68). Proof-66 examples of this date have been approaching the $10,000 mark for some time, so this nicer coin should reach our estimate range with no problem.

The overall mintage for the 1885 Gold Dollar was slightly over 1,000 Proofs and slightly over 10,000 circulation strikes. Thus, any example of this date can be considered a rarity. Many of the Proofs were spent (either mistakenly or deliberately) and many of the circulation strikes are Prooflike, but come with poorly struck borders. Thus, top grade examples of this date are extremely rare. Even circulation strikes are nearly impossible to find in MS-67!
Estimated Value $15,000 - 17,000.
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$15,813
Lot 3116
1886 $1 Gold Indian. NGC graded MS-62 Prooflike. Well struck and glitters like a proof. Mintage of 6000 business strikes.
Estimated Value $350 - 400.
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$978
Lot 3117
1887 $1 Gold Indian. PCGS graded MS-65 PQ. A well struck gem with pristine satiny mint surfaces and pinkish-golden in color. In a 1st generation PCGS holder and certainly a Premium Quality example.
Estimated Value $1,200 - 1,400.
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$2,013






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