Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 5

The Dr. Jon Kardatzke Coin Collection, Parts 2 and 3


Quarter Dollars
 
 
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Lot 325
  1805 Draped Bust Quarter Dollar. Fine-15. Unusually clean surfaces and rims. Bluish gray toning mixed with some light gold.
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$351
Lot 326
  1818 Capped Bust Quarter Dollar. VG-8. Pleasant two-toned surfaces, very original with no blemishes to report.
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$75
Lot 327
  1832 Capped Bust Quarter Dollar. Sharpness of Extremely Fine but whizzed. All the detail you could want, but the surfaces are far, far from original.
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$104
Lot 328
  1834 Capped Bust Quarter Dollar. PCGS graded MS-64. Talk about "PQ"! Here's a marvelous--really marvelous--Capped Bust quarter in an older PCGS slab. The luster shows full cartwheel bloom. The strike is so deep it looks like a medal: stars show complete radial definition (except for the first star), Liberty's portrait is crisp in every aspect, the eagle almost leaps off the surface plane, and the leaves and arrowheads have the kind of detail expected on Proofs. The rims are also high all around, on both sides, with palisade-like denticles. The toning is a light tannish gold, with a halo of pale blue on the obverse, while the reverse has a brighter, silvery center. A few wispy hairlines beneath the color mix in with raised die-lines, and there are a few ticks in the fields. But, jeez! A 64? One glance will convince anyone interested in these to keep his paddle high.

PCGS reports only 8 coins above the 64 level, and they've put 17 others in MS-64 cases. We wonder how those others compare to this one for visual appeal and overall quality of presentation.
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$5,750
Lot 329
  1838 Capped Bust Quarter Dollar. EF-45. Musty gray color with some luster. Boldly impressed and pleasing, despite a gentle cleaning (hey! this thing is old, and plenty of collectors in past years had good intentions but could not foresee today's incestuous market). Overall, an excellent coin to represent the final year of this type.
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$161
Lot 330
  1841 Liberty Seated Quarter Dollar. Double die reverse. PCGS graded AU-58. This variety was discovered in the small hoard of 1841 and 1842 quarters discovered in New Orleans before 1970, only a single coin with the double die reverse was found in that hoard. Doubling is most obvious on ED STATES OF. Noted to be "very rare" in the Breen Encyclopedia, and not commonly found in any grade. As the coin found in the New Orleans hoard was probably a similar grade, but all coins found in that hoard had discoloration and matte surfaces from underwater storage. Not so here, this piece is frosty and only lightly toned with silver-gray highlights. Boldly struck and undoubtedly rare as a variety. One for the date collector or variety specialist who wants a coin with all the eye appeal of an uncirculated coin and doesn't want to settle for the usually seen cleaned hoard examples.
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Lot 331
  1850-O Liberty Seated Quarter Dollar. AU-55. Satiny luster throughout and tawny gold in color. Typical soft New Orleans style devices, but everything is present and accounted for. Some signs of a gentle cleaning long ago. Think of the fancy bawdy house this might have been through!
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$299
Lot 332
  1852-O Liberty Seated Quarter Dollar. EF-45. The surfaces of this coin have been altered in some way, with resulting roughness in the metal. Inspection mandatory by prospective buyers. Nevertheless, this is an extremely rare coin in high grade, as virtually all were melted during the gold rush years where silver became worth enough more than face value to make melting coins profitable. Hence most were lost in the melting pots, and few exist to fill those date collector sets. Retoned a pleasant gold color on the lower obverse, the reverse more natural in appearance. A very rare date indeed that is seldom found in any decent condition.
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$776
Lot 333
  1853 Liberty Seated Quarter Dollar. Arrows and rays. Sharpness of MS-60 but with a few light obverse scratches. A very eye-appealing coin that has splendid blue peripheral toning, fading to satiny silver at the centers. Lustrous fields and well struck throughout. The only problem is a group of minor scratches in the right obverse field. As to the reverse, it is without a blemish. Bid what you feel it's worth.
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$207
Lot 334
  1853 Liberty Seated Quarter Dollar. Arrows and rays. ANACS graded AU-50. A handsome coin, never touched to remove the gray toning acquired from some circulation. If you buy it, crack it out, because it's really better than a 50.
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$173
Lot 335
  1861 Liberty Seated Quarter Dollar. MS-62. Some hairlining doesn't detract all that much from the flashy satiny luster of this little beauty. Well struck. The last really large mintage of Quarters until 1875.
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Lot 336
  1874-S Liberty Seated Quarter Dollar. Arrows. PCGS graded MS-64. Delicate light golden sunset toning on the obverse and deeper violet and electric blue on the reverse. A lovely coin.
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$1,955
Lot 337
  1878-CC Liberty Seated Quarter Dollar. PCGS graded MS-65. This is a superb coin in a 1st Generation PCGS case. It's wonderfully frosty beneath pale grayish green iridescence. The strike is sharp for a Carson City quarter. The famous long-bar die-cut runs down Liberty's upper leg (it looks like a scratch but is not: it's a die flaw characteristic of this date). Some faint diebreaks also add a bit more interest. So, if you're thinking about buying a neat CC coin, have a look at this one.
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$3,335
Lot 338
  1879 Liberty Seated Quarter Dollar. PCGS graded MS-67. Rare date with a minuscule mintage of 13,600 made for commerce. More than a dozen 67s are known from both major services so far, but this number may well represent multiple submissions, therefore fewer coins. A pair of MS68s seems to exist, unless they are the same coin. Whatever. This coin is splendid: it has immaculate smooth fields, frosted devices beneath colorful iridescent hues of magenta, pink, gold and blue, and just about a perfect strike. One or two tiny ticks on Liberty are the only "failings" here. It's also in an old slab, back from their be-tough era. So, a truly Superb coin for somebody's leading-edge collection.
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$4,600
Lot 339
  1879 Liberty Seated Quarter Dollar. MS-60. Light hairlines, but this is a lovely coin that has blazing luster, light gold toning and is well struck. Hardly a mark. The color is mostly on the rims and is attractive.
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$414
Lot 340
  1881 Liberty Seated Quarter Dollar. MS-60. Lightly wiped, showing resulting hairlines, but these are fairly well hidden by pale golden blue toning. Sharply struck and frosty. One of only 12,000 (just $3,000 face value) struck for commerce.
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$437
Lot 341
  1883 Liberty Seated Quarter Dollar. NGC graded Proof 66. Deep russet blue with maybe some lines hidden down there. If you peer intently, you will still see plenty of glitter in the mirrors. Rare in MS, therefore also extra-desirable in Proof.
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$1,955
Lot 342
  1886 Liberty Seated Quarter Dollar. PCGS graded MS-65. A blaze of luster and frost throughout, with well struck devices and light color starting to form. See the comments under 1884 above to see why this is so rare as a date. Mintages plunged to 5,000 business strikes, perhaps a short afternoons production, for the entire year of quarters. A few trivial contact marks and hairlines from perfection. Somewhat prooflike in the fields, as are most seen.
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$2,243
Lot 343
  1890 Liberty Seated Quarter Dollar. PCGS graded Proof 67. A creamy white coin with a full cameo appearance. With a mintage of only 590 proofs struck, few have remained as gemmy as this splendid piece.
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$6,038
Lot 344
  1891 Liberty Seated Quarter Dollar. AU-58. Lightly hairlined but loads of mint luster here, the edge toned bluish gold. Although the wiping is obvious, this coin still retains a fair degree of eye appeal--certainly for the collector, if not the speculator.
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$121
Lot 345
  1892 Barber Quarter Dollar. NGC graded MS-66. Elegant amber-gold and bluish green iridescent toning makes for a visual treat here. The surfaces are the "hard luster" kind, the strike is really bold, and there's barely a tick anywhere.
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$1,495
Lot 346
  1892 Barber Quarter Dollar. MS-60. Boldly struck, great white luster, a hint of golden iridescence, and unblemished surfaces, apart from light handling marks. Any true collector would be proud to own this.
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$121
Lot 347
  1892-S Barber Quarter Dollar. EF-45. One of the low-mintage dates of this popular series, the 1892-S is tough to find in high grades. Lustrous and lightly toned, but lots of small digs on the obverse.
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$150
Lot 348
  1894 Barber Quarter Dollar. MS-63. Boldly struck and brilliant with some bright gold toning on the peripheries. Die-pitting on the neck.
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$299
Lot 349
  1895 Barber Quarter Dollar. PCGS graded Proof 65. A stunning gem exhibiting golden centers radiating to deep electric blue around the borders. Of the 880 proofs struck, not many remain as gemmy as this one.
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$1,495
Lot 350
  1895-S Barber Quarter Dollar. VF-30. Sharpness of a higher grade, but lightly cleaned and retoned to a natural steel gray appearance. A few minor hairlines can be seen, but still pretty nice for the grade.
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$81
Lot 351
  1896 Barber Quarter Dollar. MS-63. Some stray hairlines on Liberty's face but the luster is bright, the strike is fully detailed, and there is some pretty gold toning on the peripheries.
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Lot 352
  1902 Barber Quarter Dollar. NGC graded Proof 66. Deep lilac and blue toning on top of immaculate surfaces, with mirrors hard to see in because of the colors.
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$1,668
Lot 353
  1905-S Barber Quarter Dollar. Sharpness of Extremely Fine but porous. Soggy gray toning on the obverse, bright on the reverse. Well struck.
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$63
Lot 354
  1906-O Barber Quarter Dollar. EF-45. Hairlines but this is still somewhat reflective from a semi-PL strike, almost no color, and sharp overall.
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$92
Lot 355
  1907 Barber Quarter Dollar. MS-63. A very pretty, well-struck coin having mostly brilliant surfaces covered by pale golden toning. Bold strike, too, except for one star.
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$144
Lot 356
  1907-D Barber Quarter Dollar. Double die obverse. ANACS graded EF-40. Strongly doubled on the 907 of the date, with part of the additional figures below the primary date. Not listed in Fivaz. Listed in the Breen Encyclopedia are two repunched dates, but this seems to be a combination of both, as the three digits are all doubled. No other doubling is noted on the stars or motto. Only 2 or 3 are known according to the Suros collection notes. Lovely original toning on both sides, and well preserved for the grade.
From Superior's Suros Sale, February 1999, lot 150.

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$104
Lot 357
  1908 Barber Quarter Dollar. MS-62. Just some tiny fritzies on the face keep this from a higher grade. It's brilliant with soft pastel gold toning and the usual decent strike.
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$127
Lot 358
  1909 Barber Quarter Dollar. MS-63. Semi-prooflike surfaces. Sharply struck with lovely, silvery lilac toning.
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$132
Lot 359
  1909-S Barber Quarter Dollar. Sharpness of Extremely Fine but lightly cleaned. Untoned with abundant hairlines, but very sharp.
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$69
Lot 360
  1910 Barber Quarter Dollar. PCGS graded MS-67. Light silvery gray toning sheathes this beauty in perfect distribution over both sides. The strike here is sharp in most respects. One minute black fleck appears in the center of the face. The luster is full but mellowed by the toning. A joy to look at!

Only one MS-67 listed in the PCGS Pop Report, but this is a new one, so now there are two at the very top of the list of known Gems of this date.
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$3,910
Lot 361
  1912 Barber Quarter Dollar. MS-60. Loads of luster, pale golden hues, very sharp strike, just some light lines, no real abrasions. Made in the year of the Titanic disaster.
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$98
Lot 362
  1915 Barber Quarter Dollar. NGC graded MS-65. Superb surfaces sheathed by a delicate pastel-colored pinkish gold lilac iridescence. Fully struck on every star and feather. Fresh, truly original, and handsome.
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Lot 363
  Barber Quarter group, 1892 to 1916. This group contains nearly a complete set of Barber Quarters, lacking only the key dates, but it does have a 1914-S. Grades range from About Good to Very Fine. Also included is a group of 26 loose Barber Quarters. A total of 96 coins in this lot.
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$242
Lot 364
  1916 Liberty Standing Quarter Dollar. PCGS graded MS-63 Full Head. A splendid "PQ" example of this key date, with its mintage of only 52,000 pieces. It was rare from the moment it was created! This fine example is devoid of marks of almost any kind, only the tiniest being located under magnification. Its color is steel gray with some lovely hues of lilac and green iridescence. The strike is a touch soft, as often found, on the shield and on Liberty's bare breast (that feature found "offensive" back in 1916 which caused the design to be changed for 1917). If you are seeking a super example of this American classic, here's one for you!
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$7,763
Lot 365
  1916 Liberty Standing Quarter Dollar. PCGS graded MS-63 Full Head. A "PQ" specimen showing completely original, unfussed-with surfaces. Bright luster gleams through pale, speckled silvery gold iridescence. Housed in an old slab, and very close indeed to a Gem.
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Lot 366
  1917 Liberty Standing Quarter Dollar. Type 1. MS-66 Full Head. A stunning specimen! Completely original, never-dipped surfaces glow beneath aluminum-foil-colored silver toning, enhanced by delightful lilac-blue iridescence. And not only is the Head full, but also every rivet on Liberty's shield (which is often softly struck even when a Full Head is present) as well as each outline to the central shield within the round shield and Liberty's fingers and toes! Thus, Fully Struck as well as a Full Head! One of the most appealing of these this cataloguer has reviewed in 25 years.
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$2,530
Lot 367
  1917 Liberty Standing Quarter Dollar. Type 1. NGC graded MS-64 Full Head. A gleaming, satiny white Gem in an old holder. Strong magnification reveals some extremely subtle, faint hairlines in the frost of the reverse. Still, this blows away plenty of plasticized 65's.
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$311
Lot 368
  1917 Liberty Standing Quarter Dollar. Type 1. MS-64 Full Head. Full rivets in the shield, too. A truly beautiful, original silvery coin showing satiny luster and completely undisturbed surfaces. One or two nicks, but we've seen some of these in MS65 slabs that are not the equal of this coin.
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$334
Lot 369
  1917 Liberty Standing Quarter Dollar. Type 1. ANACS graded MS-63 Full Head. Pleasing silvery gold surfaces, booming luster, few abrasions. Carefully graded.
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$230
Lot 370
  1917-D Liberty Standing Quarter Dollar. Type 1. NGC graded MS-65 Full Head. A bit dull looking because of the gray surfaces highlighted by a delicate gold iridescence, but this is a very clean Gem Unc. that looks nicer the longer you peer at it.
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Lot 371
  1917-D Liberty Standing Quarter Dollar. Type 1. NGC graded MS-64 Full Head. Bright silvery luster and the equal of many a 65FH in tombs. An old holder.
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Lot 372
  1917-S Liberty Standing Quarter Dollar. Type 1. PCGS graded MS-64 Full Head. A super-sharp coin in strike, a Gem but for two little cuts on Liberty's leg. Obverse shows a slight silvery gray, while the other side is fully brilliant. Multiple tiny diebreaks through the date.
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$759
Lot 373
  1917 Liberty Standing Quarter Dollar. Type 2. NGC graded MS-64 Full Head. Satiny white and a Gem but for the slightest flatness on the knee. Anyone not familiar with this series would do well to take a few minutes and study the kind of luster exhibited on this coin, compared to the more pebbly satin finish of the Type I issues. Not only did the design change dramatically between Types 1 and 2, but the very texture of the surfaces, caused by a distinct difference in how the working dies were lapped. This coin has all the qualities of the new dies.
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$604
Lot 374
  1917-D Liberty Standing Quarter Dollar. Type 2. PCGS graded MS-63 Full Head. Very pleasant, with bright luster and a great look.
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