Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 26

Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction

Twenty Cent Pieces
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Lot 696
Twenty Cent Piece. 1878. PCGS graded Proof 65. A pleasing toned, gem proof example of this proof-only date. A mintage of only 600 pieces was produced and gem survivors are scarce. The obverse has medium gray undertoning with hints of green, yellow and blue on the highpoints and protected areas. The eagle's breast is toned with a striking gun-metal blue. Very faint hairlines on the obverse while the reverse displays no hairlines at all. PCGS has graded 24 in PR65 with only 12 in PR66 (PCGS # 5306) .
Estimated Value $7,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 697
  Twenty Cent Piece. 1878. NGC graded Proof 65. A deeply struck example of this final year of issue and a year in which only proofs were struck at a number of 600 pieces. Both the obverse and reverse show traces of the wire rim, the obverse showing more. Fields have toned a dark gray with gun-metal blue toning. Liberty's device is a frosty gun-metal blue with only two short tick-marks worth mentioning. The reverse fields are toned a mixture of gray and champagne with mostly blue and teal undertones. Eagle detail is superb and there are no marks to mention. This series still represents good value for today's numismatists as superb gem examples seem to be overlooked at the present time.
Estimated Value $7,500 - 8,000.
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Lot 698
Twenty Cent Piece. 1878. PCGS graded Proof 63 P.Q. A tiny milling mark in the left obverse field, nonetheless, a gorgeous rainbow toned example of Premium Quality for the grade. Popular proof-only issue as only 600 were made (PCGS # 5306) .
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,500.
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