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Sale 65

The Pre-Long Beach Auction


$5 Gold
 
 
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Lot 2020
1798. Large 8, 13 Stars NGC graded XF Details. . BD-4, Breen-6428 with advanced die cracks on reverse. Damaged. Has been sweated; minor injury at rims (PCGS # 8078) .
Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,800.
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$2,415
Lot 2021
1800. . BD-2, Breen-6438, blunt 1 in date. NGC graded EF-40. Basically untoned with the surface showing minor roughness from its time in circulation. Even color throughout. A scarce early Capped Bust, Large Eagle five. Dannreuther suggests a mintage of 7,500 to 12,500 for the variety, with perhaps 175 to 250 known, giving it a rating of Rarity-3+ (PCGS # 8082) .
Estimated Value $4,000 - 4,400.
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$5,750
Lot 2022
1805. . BD-1 Close Date, Breen-6445. PCGS Genuine. Our grade is Sharpness of AU-58 and cleaned. The first die pair listed in Dannreuther, the date has a Perfect 1, with numerals close. On the reverse, the defining feature is a leaf that touches I in UNITED (on BD-2, the I is well away); IT close. This is the most available variety of 1805 with perhaps 200 known. It is from the only 1805 obverse die with the left foot of the 1 intact (PCGS # 8088) .
Estimated Value $2,500 - 3,000.
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$4,830
Lot 2023
1806. Round 6. . BD-6, Breen-6447. NGC graded AU Details improperly cleaned. Some mint frost remains, lightly toned. Although this is by far the most commonly found 1806 Capped Bust, Large Eagle fie, and also the most seen variety amopng all the Draped Bust coins, it remains as the only die variety with the Round or Knobbed top 6 in the date. Dannreuther places the rarity at R-2, implying that 600 to 900 are known; in the 1990-2005 period covered by his Auction Appearances data, 323 were auctioned. Stars are layed out 7 + 6, which is key, as the only use of this obverse. The reverse is carried over from BD-5, one of the Pointed 6 varieties.
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,500.
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$3,680
Lot 2024
1806. Round 6 NGC graded AU Details. . BD-6. Mount removed. Polished with solder still visible on the coin.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,200.
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$2,128
Lot 2025
1807 $5 Capped Bust. Bust left. NGC graded MS-62. Well struck, light golden color and semi reflective lustrous surfaces. Popular type coin. There is something to be said about early gold, and early half eagles specifically, that whets the excitement of the true numismatist. Many are rare in absolute terms, and those that are not are sanctified by growing demand from Type collectors as a result. This is a choice example of a coin destined for a quality collection. It deserves attention as the first date of the new Capped Bust to Left type. The coin was designed by John Reich, and follows in the tradition of Reich's other denominations, $2.50 Quarter Eagle (1808 only). But more to the point, although not rare in overall, the 1807 Bust Left half eagle is a treat to behold when as nice as the present specimen. Pop 55; 54 finer (PCGS # 8092) .
Estimated Value $13,000 - 14,000.
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$14,950
Lot 2026
1834. Plain 4. PCGS graded MS-61. Lightly toned with some coppery color appearing near the date. Quite nice and frosty, and as the first year of issue, often at the top of a To Buy list for a U.S. Gold Type Set (PCGS # 8171) .
Estimated Value $3,700 - 4,000.
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$3,910
Lot 2027
1838. NGC AU Details, improperly cleaned (PCGS # 8176) .
Estimated Value $500 - 550.
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$748
Lot 2028
1842-D. Small date. NGC VF Details, reverse damage. Only 16,400 minted (PCGS # 8210) .
Estimated Value $500 - 550.
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$920
Lot 2029
1842-O. ICG graded AU-50. Lightly toned. We note some scratches on the chin and our grade is EF-40. Scarce low mintage date, 16,400 struck. Quite scarce in high grade and popular for the O-mint origin.
Estimated Value $3,000 - 3,500.
Ex: Heritage Sale November 2001 Lot 6377.

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Lot 2030
1850-C. Weak C. NGC graded MS-60. Frosty and lightly toned. This scarce, lustrous 1850-C half eagle is a wonderful example of a mid-19th century rarity with frosty greenish gold luster. Very sharply struck with full obverse and reverse design definition. Only the typical (meaning, not heavy or noticeable) very minor abrasions and hairlines are noted. From a mintage of 63,591 coins, however, only six to eight examples may be all that have survived in Mint State. A definite showpiece for the Charlotte Mint collector and specialist. Pop 1; 3 finer in 61 (PCGS # 98244) .
Estimated Value $3,500 - 3,800.
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$4,140
Lot 2031
1854-O. PCGS graded AU-55 CAC Approved. P.Q. Some luster still evident. Semi-reflective fields. Only 46,000 struck. Pop 16; 17 finer (PCGS # 8259) .
Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,600.
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Lot 2032
1870. NGC graded Proof 66 Cameo. A marvelous gem example with full glittering mirror surfaces against well frosted raised devices and all untoned. A rare low mintage date as a mere 4,000 were struck for general circulation and only 35 Proofs were made. Housed in NGC holder 1551341-004. Brilliant untoned golden surfaces. A very rare date in the long Liberty Coronet half eagle series that spans the years 1839 to 1907. The 1870 issue had for decades certainly been overlooked by specialized collectors (although a few wise "name" collectors from the last century saw its potential). Today, the 1870 Proof is widely recognized for what it is, an opportunity that should not be ignored! Only 35 Proofs were originally sold to collectors, and while Akers and others fail to give indication for the numbers of survivors, Breen estimates that perhaps a dozen survive today. We believe there may be even fewer than a dozen, and we quote Akers concluding comment about this date, "…very rare and for some unknown reason [1870 Proofs] have appeared at auction less often than similar or lower mintage Proofs of many other dates." When one turns to the certification services, their data further reinforces this belief as most have been certified no higher than Proof 63 or Proof 64 by PCGS or NGC.

Included in the short roster of other Proofs of this issue are: (1) Scanlon:2334 (Stacks 10/73), described as "flawless," and bringing $4,400. Later this piece appeared in Bowers' 11/2000 Bass IV:504 where it was graded PCGS Proof 64 (2) Garrett 3/76:430, realized $5,000, possibly reappearing in Bowers 9/95:1418, again as PCGS Proof 64 (3) Carter:683, $13,200 (4) Clapp, Eliasberg, Trompeter (5) Heritage 8/95:7818, PCGS Proof 63 with several lint marks in lower left of reverse, $17,600. The Trompeter coin, not auctioned at the time (only the gold dollars through $4 gold pieces were sold in 1992) later was placed by private treaty. This gorgeous Gem Proof 66 Cameo specimen may even be the Clapp, Eliasberg, and as the Trompeter piece it is reappearing after many years. A candidate for "Finest Known". Pop 1; none finer In fact NGC reports the second finest graded as Pf-64 (PCGS # 88465) .

Note: When Ed Trompeter was forming his complete collection of proof gold coinage from 1858 to 1915, this coin eluted him for decades. It was one of the last coins he needed for completion.
Estimated Value $40,000 - 50,000.
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$77,625
Lot 2033
1878. PCGS graded MS-64. Frosty, brilliant and untoned. Rare in such high grade. Wheras $10 and $20 gold pieces dated 1878 are readily available in Mint condition, this isn't the case with the $5 for some reason. A splendid, boldly struck example. Pop 9; 6 finer with 1 in 64+, 3 in 65, 2 in 66 (PCGS # 8345) .
Estimated Value $4,000 - 4,500.
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Lot 2034
1879-CC. NGC graded EF-40. Nice even wear. This is a scarce, relatively early CC-mint Half Eagle. Only 17,281 struck.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,100.
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$2,013
Lot 2035
  1880 and 1892. Both are EF-40. We note some light hairlines. Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $650 - 700.
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Lot 2036
1881. NGC graded MS-63. Untoned (PCGS # 8354) .
Estimated Value $600 - 650.
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$891
Lot 2037
1882. PCGS graded MS-63. Untoned (PCGS # 8358) .
Estimated Value $600 - 650.
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$920
Lot 2038
1882. PCGS graded MS-61. In an OGH (PCGS # 8358) .
Estimated Value $375 - 400.
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$552
Lot 2039
1882-CC. NGC graded MS-61. Well struck and untoned. Only 82,817 struck. A nicely frosty coin that retains the desirable mint bloom which is so often lacking from this series. The surfaces are about par for the grade with minor signs of handling or scuffs to the luster. Sharp as nearly always seen, with no signs of striking softness on the devices. Coinage for the year came to a halt after a fairly substantial eighty-two thousand were struck, virtually all of which crossed the threshold into circulation. A few were set aside, how or why no one knows, including the present MS61 to delight the senses and draw attention from the specialists of the Half Eagle or Carson City series. Pop 20; 8 finer (PCGS # 8359) .
Estimated Value $6,500 - 7,000.
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$9,775
Lot 2040
1882-CC. NGC graded AU-53. Lightly toned with slightly reflective fields. An affordable CC-mint date (PCGS # 8359) .
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,100.
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$1,610
Lot 2041
1884-CC. SEGS graded MS-61. Light cleaning. Only 16,402 struck. Our grade is sharpness of MS60 cleaned . This is a scarce addition to the illustrious CC-mint stable of dates from 1870 until the time of the Carson Mint's demise at the insistance of President Grover Cleveland in 1893. Should find interest among the cognoscenti of this Type (PCGS # 8365) .
Estimated Value $4,000 - 4,500.
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$4,600
Lot 2042
1885. NGC graded MS-64. Lightly toned. There is a lovely interplay between pale orange-gold and reddish colors that give this the eye appeal of an even higher grade. Devices are sharp in all areas, including stars. A few light bagmarks (PCGS # 8367) .
Estimated Value $800 - 850.
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$1,323
Lot 2043
  1885-S. EF-45.
Estimated Value $350 - 375.
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Lot 2044
1890. PCGS graded Proof 65 Deep Cameo. Lovely shades of rich golden toning. Only 88 Proofs struck. Outstanding cameo contrast on a Gem Proof, with mile high frost on Liberty surrounded by ocean deep mirror fields. The surfaces are outstanding, and show no signs of handling to distract the eye. Struck with the familiar egg shell crackle finish in the fields, often called "orange peel", the fields show texture yet are perfectly flat in appearance. This must have been quite a marvel to see the process that accomplished this effect. If you have ever wanted to own a first-class Gem Proof gold coin, then this 1890 Liberty $5 is a perfect selection. Buy it to help you spruce up your rare coin portfolio! Pop 1; none finer (PCGS # 98485) .
Estimated Value $23,000 - 25,000.
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$31,050
Lot 2045
1895. NGC graded MS-63. Lightly toned (PCGS # 8390) .
Estimated Value $600 - 650.
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$920
Lot 2046
1899. NGC graded MS-63. Frosty and lightly toned (PCGS # 8398) .
Estimated Value $600 - 650.
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$891
Lot 2047
1899. PCGS graded MS-61. A nice coin (PCGS # 8398) .
Estimated Value $375 - 400.
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$552
Lot 2048
1900. PCGS graded MS-63. Well struck and brilliant (PCGS # 8400) .
Estimated Value $600 - 650.
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$897
Lot 2049
1901. PCGS graded Proof 66 Deep Cameo. Magnificent rich golden color throughout. Only 140 struck. Beginning in 1902 (the year after this coin) on the gold Half Eagles, and continuing through the end of the Proof issues in 1907, the Philadelphia Mint struck Proofs with semi-brilliant, if not completely brilliant devices. This finish, which was born out of a change in production methods at the Mint, is that which is typically seen on survivors of this 1901 delivery, but the present coin has strong Cameo contrast, instead, from the devices. A nice overlay of mint frost highlights the fully brought up devices. The fields are deeply mirrored with reflectivity that shines powerfully at all angles. Blemish-free, or essentially so, with undeniable condition rarity. Pop 1; none finer (PCGS # 98496) .
Estimated Value $35,000 - 38,000.
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$40,365
Lot 2050
1901. PCGS graded MS-63. Mostly untoned (PCGS # 8402) .
Estimated Value $600 - 650.
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$897
Lot 2051
1902. NGC graded MS-67. Well struck and ablaze with untoned mint luster. Looks as "fresh as a daisy", right off the press! Following closely on the consistent high quality of this consignors other fine gold coins, the 1902 Half Eagle we present is an amazing coin. Intricately detailed and satiny, with splashes of beautiful orange patina over both sides. A few minor scuffs in the luster at the first two stars, and a trivial surface flake (as made) near the eagles beak require magnification to be brought to the viewer's attention. Pop 2; none finer (PCGS # 8405) .
Estimated Value $8,000 - 9,000.
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$13,800
Lot 2052
1906. NGC graded MS-63. Brilliant and untoned with semi reflective surfaces throughout (PCGS # 8413) .
Estimated Value $600 - 650.
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$897
Lot 2053
1907. NGC graded MS-63. Bright and untoned. Another long-lived series, the Liberty half eagle was in production from 1839 until 1907, beating the length of the Liberty quarter eagle by one year (PCGS # 8416) .
Estimated Value $625 - 650.
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$891
Lot 2054
1907-D. NGC graded MS-63. Lightly toned (PCGS # 8417) .
Estimated Value $600 - 650.
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$891
Lot 2055
1908. PCGS graded MS-63. P.Q. Nice golden toning with excellent eye-appeal (PCGS # 8418) .
Estimated Value $650 - 700.
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Lot 2056
1908-D. PCGS graded MS-62. Select quality surface and luster originality (PCGS # 8511) .
Estimated Value $750 - 800.
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$920
Lot 2057
1909-D. PCGS graded MS-64. A frosty two-tone example in an OGH. Tremendous detail from a very positive strike, which collectors like better to see than wishy-washy detail as on some other branch mint Indian fives. Lustrous, beaming (PCGS # 8514) .
Estimated Value $2,100 - 2,200.
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$3,220
Lot 2058
1909-D. AU-55. Attractive golden toning.
Estimated Value $350 - 375.
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$552
Lot 2059
1911. PCGS graded MS-63 Lightly toned. Refreshingly lustrous and well detailed for the collector who wishes to own a choice Mint condition Indian five (PCGS # 8520) .
Estimated Value $1,400 - 1,500.
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$2,070
Lot 2060
1912. PCGS graded AU-58. Lightly toned (PCGS # 8523) .
Estimated Value $350 - 375.
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$529
Lot 2061
1913. AU-55. Lightly toned.
Estimated Value $375 - 400.
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$506
Lot 2062
1914. PCGS graded MS-63 PQ. Lovely satiny mint surfaces and rich even golden toning. The cheek are surfaces are remarkably clean thus our Premium Quality desisgnation (PCGS # 8527) .
Estimated Value $1,300 - 1,400.
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$2,185
Lot 2063
1915. PCGS graded AU-50. Lightly toned (PCGS # 8530) .
Estimated Value $325 - 350.
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$506






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