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Sale 70

The September 2-5, 2012


$5.00 Gold
 
 
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Lot 2060
1810 ANACS graded AU55 Details Large Date Large 5. . BD-4. Scratched on the obverse but otherwise lustrous and well struck for this early Capped Bust issue. BD-4 with the combination of a large date and large 5 in the denomination is the most plentiful variety in the 1807-12 period. Fortunate for collectors, it comes sharply impressed by the dies, including nicely formed stars.
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,200.
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$3,048
Lot 2061
1813 NGC graded AU Details. Improperly cleaned. Nice light golden toning. The holder has the wrong date (PCGS # 8116) .
Estimated Value $4,000 - 5,000.
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$4,600
Lot 2062
1834. Crosslet 4. PCGS graded VF-30 PQ. Housed in an Old Green Holder. Rare variety. In summer 1834 the $5 denomination was redesigned by William Kneass, who created what is now known today as the Classic Head style. The new 1834 issue is similar in design to the quarter eagle of the same date. The obverse depicts the head of Miss Liberty facing left, her hair secured by a band inscribed LIBERTY, with stars circling her head, and with the date below.

The reverse shows an eagle with a shield on its breast, perched on an olive branch and holding three arrows. The inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 5 D. surrounds. The motto E PLURIBUS UNUM, used earlier, was discontinued.

This is a lovely example of the desirable Crosslet 4 variety, quite scarce and hard to locate in nice quality. Some residual frosty luster still evident. A few very minor abrasions and light hairlines as expected. Seldom do examples appear on the market in affordable grades similar to this (PCGS # 8172) .
Estimated Value $2,500 - 2,600.
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$3,106
Lot 2063
1835. PCGS graded AU-53. CAC Approved PQ. Well struck and lightly toned. Only 850 examples are estimated to have survived (PCGS # 8173) .
Estimated Value $1,100 - 1,200.
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$1,409
Lot 2064
1843. NGC graded AU-55. Untoned and well struck (PCGS # 8213) .
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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$518
Lot 2065
1843-D. Medium D PCGS graded Genuine. Filed rims. Our grade is Sharpness of AU (PCGS # 8215) .
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,100.
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$1,668
Lot 2066
1846-D, D over D PCGS graded Genuine AU Details. Scratch. Nice luster still evident. Only 125 examples are estimated to have survived (PCGS # 8229) .
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,100.
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$1,553
Lot 2067
1849-C. NGC graded AU-50. Light gold toning with luster still visible. With 64,823 pieces minted, only 600 or so are estimated to have survived.

Half eagles were coined at Charlotte nearly every year from 1838 to 1861, the exception being 1845, when the mint was under repair from a catastrophic fire that had nearly destroyed it the year before. The greater utility of the half eagle and its more widespread popularity with depositors resulted in higher mintage for this denomination than for quarter eagles. The record was set in 1847, when 84,151 five-dollar pieces were coined. Mintages rarely went below 10,000 pieces, though 6,879 half eagles were struck in 1861, the final year of operation.

The Charlotte Mint never produced eagles ($10 pieces) or double eagles ($20), nor did it strike the three-dollar pieces, but Charlotte did contribute to the coining of gold dollars (PCGS # 8241) .
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,100.
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$2,300
Lot 2068
1849-C NGC graded AU Details. Improperly cleaned. An affordable grade for someone looking for an acceptable Charlotte Mint gold coin (PCGS # 8241) .
Estimated Value $1,200 - 1,300.
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$1,553
Lot 2069
1853-D. Large D. PCGS graded AU-53. Deep orange toning. Only 350 examples are estimated to have survived. Pop 34; 75 finer (PCGS # 8255) .

Historic note: The Dahlonega Mint produced gold coins from a variety of gold sources: naturally-occurring gold (from Georgia, as well as other states), foreign gold coins, gold bullion, scrap gold, etc. The Dahlonega Mint even produced coins from gold that was brought in from great distances. For example, the Dahlonega Mint actually coined a great deal of California gold from 1851-1854, which was brought back by local miners returning from the California gold fields. Thus, there is no fool-proof way to know whether or not a particular Dahlonega gold coin was produced from locally mined metal.
Estimated Value $2,400 - 2,500.
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$2,530
Lot 2070
1855-C PCGS graded Genuine. Our grade is AU. Lightly toned. Only 500 examples are estimated to have survived. Smooth orange-gold surfaces seem to have escaped the usual heavy circulation marks, possibly indicating that it was recovered early and kept out of harms way. How romantic it would be to learn the identity of the previous collectors who owned it. Very few examples of the 1855-C exist at the AU level, and thus the present coin, while not the match some higher grade specimens such as the Garrett-Harry Bass PCGS MS63, certainly is notable in its own right (PCGS # 8262) .
Estimated Value $2,700 - 2,800.
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Lot 2071
1855-S. PCGS graded AU-55. Light golden toning. Choice surfaces, and we note extensive luster around the main devices. Only 135 examples are estimated to have survived of this elusive S-mint issue from the second year that the San Francisco Mint was in operation. Pop 11; 11 finer (PCGS # 8265) .
Estimated Value $3,000 - 3,200.
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$3,450
Lot 2072
1857. PCGS graded AU-55. Frosty and lightly toned. Only 275 examples are estimated to have survived. Pop 35; 65 finer (PCGS # 8271) .
Estimated Value $500 - 525.
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$552
Lot 2073
1858-C. PCGS graded AU-55. CAC Approved PQ. Only 38,856 minted of which merely 750 examples are estimated to have survived. Pop 29; 24 finer (PCGS # 8277) .
Estimated Value $2,400 - 2,500.
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$4,025
Lot 2074
1872. PCGS graded AU-53. Reflective fields with lovely golden toning. Only 1,660 minted of which merely 50 examples are estimated to have survived. Pop 8; 10 finer (PCGS # 8325) .
Estimated Value $2,300 - 2,400.
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$3,680
Lot 2075
1873. Closed 3. PCGS graded MS-63. Lovely golden toning. Only 49,280 minted of which merely 750 examples are estimated to have survived. The surfaces are radiant and each side has a nice veneer of natural patina that whips and tosses as it alternates between lighter and darker shades. Often, a soft impact was left by the recoil of the likely worn dies that struck this periods coinage (1860s-1870s); but in a few instances like the present 1873 Liberty half eagle, the opposite is the case and the coin has a convincing consistent detail throughout. Pop 11; 8 finer (PCGS # 8329) .
Estimated Value $4,000 - 4,400.
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$3,680
Lot 2076
1879-S. NGC graded MS-63. Lovely golden toning. The golden color on both sides twirls with a somewhat frosted texture. Pop 22; 6 finer in 64 (PCGS # 8350) .
Estimated Value $1,900 - 2,000.
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$1,783
Lot 2077
1879-S. NGC graded AU-58 (PCGS # 8350) .
Estimated Value $360 - 375.
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$480
Lot 2078
1880. ANACS graded MS-63 (PCGS # 8351) .
Estimated Value $550 - 600.
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$604
Lot 2079
1880. ANACS graded AU-55 (PCGS # 8351) .
Estimated Value $325 - 350.
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$460
Lot 2080
1880-S. PCGS graded MS-64. CAC Approved PQ. A lovely coin, the frosty surface sends out beams of golden color in every direction. Pop 75; 11 finer (PCGS # 8353) .
Estimated Value $950 - 1,000.
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$1,495
Lot 2081
1881. NGC graded MS-65. Light gold toning and frosty. Don't buy it if you don't want to, but just listen to a few of the criticisms. Well, if the point be taken, this coin deserves no criticism, nothing of the kind! Impressively struck on the obverse & reverse, the resounding gold tone resonates to the eye. Pop 63; 13 finer, 10 in 66, 2 in 66 Star, 1 in 67 (PCGS # 8354) .
Estimated Value $3,000 - 3,300.
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$2,933
Lot 2082
1881. NGC graded AU-58 (PCGS # 8354) .
Estimated Value $375 - 400.
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$460
Lot 2083
1881-S. NGC graded MS-65. Light gold tone.Strong metal flow augments the already showy mint luster that covers the surfaces, giving this Gem coin a brand new, glowing appearance. The mint brilliance is only broken up by an rare overlay of pale patina. A rounded impression uncommon for later Liberty fives; most are well imprinted by the stamp of the dies that struck this date; we are happy to say that the present example is a grand illustration of that rule in being very sharp throughout including centers. Pop 19; 1 finer in 67 Star (PCGS # 8357) .
Estimated Value $3,200 - 3,500.
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$3,450
Lot 2084
1883-CC NGC graded AU Details. Improperly cleaned. Well struck and nice looking. Only 12,598 minted (PCGS # 8362) .
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,100.
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$2,645
Lot 2085
1885-S. NGC graded MS-65. Tremendous detail from a very positive strike, which collectors like better to see than wishy-washy detail; furthermore, the surfaces show sharp golden hues. No need to worry about the grade, this one is conservatively weighed by NGC since even a cursory examination of the piece reveals its almost pristine condition. Pop 102; 16 finer, 1 in 65+, 12 in 66, 1 in 66 Star, and 2 in 67 (PCGS # 8368) .
Estimated Value $2,800 - 3,000.
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$2,553
Lot 2086
1885-S. NGC graded MS-65. Lovely golden toning. Pleasant, almost cheery reddish gold satin frost display lots of fresh gold color. Broadly and well struck on the legends and main device, as well, which we find agreeable, with a detail aplenty at the centers. Pop 102; 16 finer, 1 in 65+, 12 in 66, 1 in 66 Star, and 2 in 67 (PCGS # 8368) .
Estimated Value $2,800 - 3,000.
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$2,553
Lot 2087
1885-S. NGC graded MS-65. Boldly struck. What is most in full view when we examine this coin is its thick, golden mint luster -- it swirls over each side unhindered by abrasions and free of even a trace of toning. A coin with outward charm that will delight the serious Half Eagle collector. What gladdens us further is to see a really crisp rather than a dullish, smooth impression was left by the pressure of the dies that struck this sharp specimen. Pop 102; 16 finer (PCGS # 8368) .
Estimated Value $2,800 - 3,000.
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$2,645
Lot 2088
1885-S. PCGS graded MS-62. A lustrous example. San Francisco Mint half eagles from this decade are always sharply made (PCGS # 8368) .
Estimated Value $475 - 500.
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$518
Lot 2089
1887-S. ICG graded MS-62. Light golden toning (PCGS # 8371) .
Estimated Value $350 - 375.
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$460
Lot 2090
1890-CC. NGC graded AU-53. Only 53,800 struck. Nicely toned (PCGS # 8376) .
Estimated Value $600 - 625.
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$834
Lot 2091
  1891. NGC graded MS-60. Only 91,820 minted. Low mintage dates draw attention (PCGS # 8377) .
Estimated Value $475 - 500.
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$460
Lot 2092
1892. PCGS graded MS-64. CAC Approved+. Well struck and frosty, edging right up against full Gem status (PCGS # 8379) .
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,100.
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$2,243
Lot 2093
1893. NGC graded MS-62 (PCGS # 8383) .
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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$518
Lot 2094
1899. NGC graded MS-65. Frosty and glowing bright golden. What we are really looking forward to is the happy face on the successful bidder when he lands this superior Half Eagle. Beams of frosted mint luster and rich tawny orange-gold hues rush out in every direction (PCGS # 8398) .
Estimated Value $1,900 - 2,000.
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$2,156
Lot 2095
1899. NGC graded MS-65. Gold toning and well struck. If collectors often wonder what it is that makes a Liberty half eagle look above-average and presentable, it is this coin with its golden radiance and extra crisp detail on all relief portions (PCGS # 8398) .
Estimated Value $1,900 - 2,000.
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$2,156
Lot 2096
1900. PCGS graded MS-62. Well struck (PCGS # 8400) .
Estimated Value $470 - 490.
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$518
Lot 2097
1901. NGC graded MS-65. Well struck and untoned. This is a lovely, healthy-glowing Gem Eagle, one whose full-color obverse and reverse being essentially untoned, beams with frosty luster. Regarding this 01-S date, the clearest details are found throughout the peripheral areas and also encompassing the key centers which are crystal clear. Pop 111; 47 finer (PCGS # 8402) .
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,100.
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$2,185
Lot 2098
1901-S. PCGS graded MS-65. Lovely rich golden toning. Evenly struck by the dies, just estimating from the details. The surfaces are vivid gold in hue and drenched in luster. Here, too, we are impressed by the nice, convincing design detail for all areas of this important $5 Liberty Type with not even the slightest amount of uneveness on the central motifs. Pop 235; 52 finer (PCGS # 8404) .
Estimated Value $1,900 - 2,000.
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$2,300
Lot 2099
1901-S. NGC graded MS-65. Lovely golden toning. The surfaces show delicate patina, oscillating with golden color, and quite lustrous. Pop 398; 99 finer (PCGS # 8404) .
Estimated Value $1,900 - 2,000.
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$2,300
Lot 2100
1901-S. NGC graded MS-65. Nice even golden toning. With so many superior examples in this sale, one would think a person could obtain these with the greatest ease. This isnt the case however. Our consignor must have taken months to assemble his gold collection with its wide assortment of dates.Pop 398; 99 finer (PCGS # 8404) .
Estimated Value $1,900 - 2,000.
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$2,174
Lot 2101
1903-S. NGC graded MS-65. Lovely golden toning. We do not wish to thrust ourselves forward in any way. If you prefer lesser verbiage, by all means take it. But this coin is an exciting example of a relatively plentiful date, one displaying sharp, beautiful, awe-inspiring cartwheel luster. Pop 234; 58 finer, 50 in 66, 8 in 67 (PCGS # 8408) .
Estimated Value $2,200 - 2,400.
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$2,415
Lot 2102
1905. PCGS graded MS-63. Lovely golden toning (PCGS # 8411) .
Estimated Value $650 - 700.
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Lot 2103
1907. NGC graded MS-65. A hint of light gold tone. Bright with gold-on-gold somersaulting luster whose radiance on both sides of this cleanly untoned example must be seen to be appreciated. A munificent strike, as well as freedom from the usual clash marks typical for this Half Eagle issue where bold detail tends to be the norm (much to the collectors appreciation). And that is why this is a coin to jump at before it's sale is history. Pop 140; 58 finer (PCGS # 8416) .
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,200.
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$2,174
Lot 2104
1907. NGC graded MS-65. A hint of light gold tone. Bright yellow-gold color with sparkling mint luster, there are only a few small abrasions scattered about, none of which are of individual consequence. Full, bold transfer from the die to planchet seen in the stars, hair, and eagle feathers. Pop 140; 58 finer (PCGS # 8416) .
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,200.
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$2,174
Lot 2105
1908. NGC graded MS-65. Even gold toning. The deeply struck, beaming Gem surfaces are draped in vivid pinkish-golden patina and show minimal abrasions. A sharp impression was left by the recoil of the dies that struck this last year Liberty head five. Pop 263; 57 finer (PCGS # 8418) .
Estimated Value $1,800 - 2,000.
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$2,128
Lot 2106
1908. NGC graded MS-63. Golden toning. Full frosty luster. First year issue (PCGS # 8510) .
Estimated Value $1,100 - 1,200.
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$1,438
Lot 2107
1909. PCGS graded MS-64. Rich golden toning. Luxuriant fresh color is seen over each side with sharp design in all areas including the ends of the headdress feathers. Pop 361; 101 finer (PCGS # 8513) .
Estimated Value $2,400 - 2,500.
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$2,990
Lot 2108
1909. NGC graded AU-58 (PCGS # 8513) .
Estimated Value $400 - 425.
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$489
Lot 2109
1909-D. PCGS graded MS-63. CAC Approved PQ. Lovely golden toning. This being the most affordable date in the Indian series, ideal for a U.S. gold Type set (PCGS # 8514) .
Estimated Value $1,100 - 1,200.
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