Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 72

February 2-5. 2013


Small Cents
 
 
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Lot 1112
1856 NGC graded Proof Details. Environmental damage. Only 1,500 minted. Pleasing tan surfaces with slight iridescence. We note a carbon spot on the reverse on the E in CENT. Well worth our conservative estimate.

Mint designer-engraver James Barton Longacre reworked Gobrecht's famous flying eagle of 1836-9 and placed it on the obverse of America's first Small Cents. These were first given the name "white cents" by the public and must have been strikingly brilliant and silvery when new compared to the old red Large Cents then being withdrawn. For the reverse Longacre adapted his first wreath of cereals design first used on Gold Dollars and Three-dollar Gold pieces but differing from the wreath used on half dimes and dimes of the period. Together, these borrowings combine to give us one of our nation's most attractive coin designs. It is unfortunate the Flying Eagle had to be retired so soon. Unfortunate, that is, for lovers of artistic coinage; but fortunate for today's avid coin buyers (PCGS # 2037) .
Estimated Value $6,000 - 7,000.
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$9,200
Lot 1113
1858/7 Large Letters FS-006. NGC graded AU-58. A nice bold strike.All of the diagnostics for this valuable Flying Eagle overdate are clearly discernible with the aid of light magnification. The strike is much nicer than standard for the overdate on the eagle's tail feathers and the highpoints of the wreath, while a mixture of pleasing light gray-tan to pale brown patina covers all. Residual luster remains.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,600.
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Lot 1114
1859. NGC graded Proof 65. Only 800 minted. Nicely toned. The Indian Head one-cent coin was produced by the United States Mint from 1859 through 1909. It was designed by James Barton Longacre, the Engraver at the Philadelphia Mint.

The obverse of the coin shows UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, an Indian head facing to the left, wearing a feather bonnet. The word LIBERTY is shown on the band across the bonnet, and shows the production date below.

The coin's reverse side shows ONE CENT within a laurel wreath. In 1860 the reverse design was changed slightly, showing ONE CENT within an oak wreath, with three arrows inserted under the ribbon that binds the two branches of the wreath. Above and between the ends of the branches is the shield of the United States.

The coins that were struck between 1859 and 1864 were composed of 88 percent copper and 12 percent nickel, as required by law. In 1864, the weight of the coins was reduced from 72 grains to the present weight of 48 grains, and the alloy changed to 95 percent copper and 5 percent tin and zinc. Research in 1863 indicated that bronze was an excellent alloy for minor coins, and so the copper-nickel alloy was discontinued. Compare to yearly circulation strike mintage figures with the small number of Proofs each year, which amount to but a tiny fraction of this figure! Pop 35; 22 finer.
Estimated Value $3,000 - 3,300.
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$3,163
Lot 1115
1866. NGC graded MS-65 RB. Nice red and brown colors. One of the scarcer late-1860s issues. Fiery-red color interspersed with a natural light brown veneer covers the fields of this handsome Gem Indian cent.
Estimated Value $1,100 - 1,200.
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$1,323
Lot 1116
1868. NGC graded MS-65 Red & Brown. Eagle Eye Photo Seal. A frosty, mostly coppery example, the reverse shows delicate purplish iridescent patina. Crisply struck and problem-free Gem. Dates from 1866-69 in this decade are scarcer than eaerlier issues and always command a lot of attention in MS65 grade.
Estimated Value $700 - 750.
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$863
Lot 1117
1872. PCGS graded Proof 65 Red. Only 950+ Proofs struck. Nice red colors. Fully original color glistening with mint freshness. There is virtually no toning, as befits the Red designation, and inconvenient handling marks and carbon flecks are also noticeable by their absence. Bold striking definition and shimmering, satiny fields confirm this coin's Mint status; they also round out the list of positive features and augment the already noteworthy eye appeal. Pop 10; 6 finer in 66 Red (PCGS # 2305) .
Estimated Value $2,800 - 2,900.
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$2,990
Lot 1118
1872. PCGS graded MS-64 Red & Brown. Eagle Eye Photo Seal. Very pretty red and brown colors, 1872 is one of the scarcer dates from the 1870s in choice to gem Mint condition, though often lost in the shadow of the rarer-still 1877. All minute detail fully evident on this bold Cent (PCGS # 2104) .
Estimated Value $1,300 - 1,400.
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$1,553
Lot 1119
1877. PCGS graded AU-55. Nice even brown toning. A popular key date (PCGS # 2127) .
Estimated Value $2,100 - 2,200.
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$2,990
Lot 1120
1898. NGC graded MS-67 Red. Housed in an Old Holder. Well struck with desriable fresh brilliant red colors and simply superb fields. Devices bold throughout Very low population in this outstanding condition: Pop 9; none finer at NGC (PCGS # 2200) .
Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,600.
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$3,105
Lot 1121
1909-S. PCGS graded VF-35. Only 309,000 minted (PCGS # 2238) .
Estimated Value $500 - 525.
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$529
Lot 1122
1909-S. PCGS graded VF-30. CAC Approved PQ. Choice for the grade (PCGS # 2238) .
Estimated Value $500 - 525.
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$518
Lot 1123
  A Group of Flying Eagle and Indian Cents. Dates range from 1857 to 1909. One Indian set contains an 1877, 1908-S, and 1909-S. The other sets are missing the key dates.
Estimated Value $900 - 1,000.
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Lot 1124
  A Lot of Indian Head Cents. Consists of: 1859-1864 Copper Nickel (72 pieces), 1864 Bronze (40 pieces), 1865 (48 pieces), 1909 (168 pieces). Coins will grade Poor to VF.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
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$1,380
Lot 1125
  A Group of Flying Eagle Cents. Consists of: mixed date coins grading Poor to VF. Many are damaged. Lot of 72 coins.
Estimated Value $500 - 700.
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$690
Lot 1126
1909-S. VDB. PCGS graded MS-63 Brown. Popular key date (PCGS # 2426) .
Estimated Value $1,200 - 1,300.
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$1,495
Lot 1127
1909-S. VDB. NGC graded Good-6 Brown. Popular key date.
Estimated Value $500 - 550.
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$575
Lot 1128
1911. PCGS graded MS-65+ Red. Well struck. A radiant Gem example, spot-free and glowing with lovely coppery hue (PCGS # 2443) .
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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$460
Lot 1129
1914-D PCGS graded Genuine Unc Details. Questionable color. Our grade is MS64RD perhaps cleaned a long time ago. Well struck and exhibits nice luster. Popular key date (PCGS # 2473) .
Estimated Value $2,500 - 3,000.
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$3,795
Lot 1130
1916-D. PCGS graded MS-64 Red. A beautiful red coin, scarce in this quality since many (most?) have since toned or gotten spots from atmospheric dust (PCGS # 2491) .
Estimated Value $700 - 750.
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$834
Lot 1131
1922. No D. Strong Reverse. PCGS graded VF-25. Adequate detail on the obverse where an overworked die had some foreign substance clog the mintmark opening causing this unusual No Mintmark oddity. Long a very popular item with Lincoln Cent collectors (PCGS # 3285) .
Estimated Value $800 - 825.
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Lot 1132
1955. Doubled Die Obverse. PCGS graded AU-58 PQ. A well struck, choice example featuring chocolate brown luster that has areas of iridescence (PCGS # 2825) .
Estimated Value $1,700 - 1,800.
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$1,783
Lot 1133
1969-S. Doubled Die Obverse. PCGS graded MS-62 Red & Brown. Listed in the Red Book and in high demand. There are a number of significant Doubled Die Obverse varieties in the Lincoln Cent series--the most well-known issue being, of course, the heralded 1955-dated production. Specialists are certainly aware, however, that major doubling also occurred on the 1917-P, 1936-P, 1943-D, 1958-P, 1969-S and the 1972-P. Of these, the 1972 D.D.O. is quickly becoming one of the most popular errors, yet Lange (2005) writes that "this variety [the 1969-S D.D.O.] is as impressive as the more widely heralded 1972 Doubled Die. Dual impressions are clearly visible in the date and the motto IN GOD WE TRUST. Quite rare, no more than 15-20 examples have turned up, this despite the thorough searching of all variety enthusiasts. Given such a small survival rate, it's doubtful that more than 100 could have been released, if even that many. Thus this is a piece that is not only rare from an absolute standpoint, but from a condition standpoint as well.

Indeed designated RB by PCGS, both sides sport this patina in a well blended fashion. Were it not for a small mark in the field to the right of the portrait, we could see this assigned to a higher grade. The luster is bold and while not flashy is all the same complete and shimmering, with softly textured mint frost offering plenty of eye-appeal. Surface abrasions outside of the aforementioned mark, are minimal given the MS62 numeric designation. We note a few on Lincolns coat and shoulder with tinier ones scattered in the fields. The striking definition is crisp overall. The doubling is plainly apparent to the unaided eye, and thus we suspect this coin destined for an advanced collection of the series. Pop 2; 2 finer in 64RB (PCGS # 2922) .
Estimated Value $40,000 - 50,000.
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$41,400
Lot 1134
  A Nice Group of Lincoln Cents 1909 to Date. No key dates however some semi key dates are included. One group has nice quality coins. This lot also contains some BU Rolls. We again suggest spending significant time examining this lot.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
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$2,070
Lot 1135
  A Group of Small Cents From An Old Time Collection. A double row box filled with Small Cents 1857 to 1909 and Lincoln Cents 1909 to 1940s. Some better coins included and we suggest careful examination.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
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$5,060
Lot 1136
  A Set of Lincoln Cents 1909 to 1979. Housed in an old album. The coins will grade Fair to Unc. The key dates have slight problems.
Estimated Value $700 - 800.
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$776
Lot 1137
  A Lot of BU Lincoln Cent Rolls. Dates and quantities include: 1938-S, 1939-D, 1939-S (less 1 coin), 1943-P, 1946-P, 1947-P (4 Rolls), 1947-S (3 Rolls), 1949-P (6 Rolls), 1951-P (3 Rolls, 1 Roll minus 1 coin), 1954-S, 1960 Small Date, and 1960 Large Date. A nice group of BU Rolls.
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
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$2,530
Lot 1138
  A Group of NGC graded Lincoln Cents All Dated 1938. Some very choice coins. Quantities and grades include: NGC MS66RD (26) and NGC MS67RD (14). Lot of 40 coins.
Estimated Value $700 - 800.
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$1,265






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