Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 48

Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction

Draped Bust Quarter Dollars
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Lot 806
1796 Draped Bust Quarter Dollar. NGC graded MS-61. B-2. The familiar high 6 variety, also identified by the curl point being under the E in LIBERTY, easily surpasses the average 1796 quarter dollar in Mint condition. This key date is the first year of quarter dollar production. Furthermore, the 1796 is one of the most eagerly sought-out of all U.S. type coins because it is a one-year Type. A rare draped bust, small eagle issue, only 6,146 pieces were struck. This nicely toned deep silver-gray example maintains much reflectiveness in the fields, a quality shared by others in Mint condition. The strike is typically consistent, showing great detail on the stars and on the interior portions of Liberty, but without the usual weakness on the eagle's head that is more apt to be seen on this date than on other small eagle denominations such as the dime, half dollar, or silver dollar. A great opportunity for both the Type buyer as well as the quarter dollar specialist. Pop 3; 23 finer.
Estimated Value $60,000 - 65,000.
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Lot 807
1796 Draped Bust Quarter Dollar. . B-2, high date. PCGS graded VG-10. A pleasing example for the grade. The wear is nice and even, struck on a problem-free planchet and all is lightly toned. Only 6146 pieces struck for this highly sought-after First Year type coin. The main collecting community has this coin in its cross-hairs since there are far too few to supply the potential demand, hence the strong prices paid for clean, attractive specimens (PCGS # 5310) .
Estimated Value $18,000 - 20,000.
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