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Sale 72

February 2-5. 2013


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Lot 1771
1795. 13 Leaves Below Eagle NGC graded AU Details. . BD-1, Rarity-3+. Obverse planchet flaw. Lightly toned. Some minor surface marks. First year of the Type. Production of 1795 capped bust eagles began September 22, with 5,583 struck between that date and March 30, 1796. Some die varieties are from the reverse die with a palm branch bearing 13 leaves (as here), while a fourth variety bears a branch with nine leaves.

All four 1795 obverses bear 15 stars (representing the 15 states in the Union), arranged 10 to the left and five to the right. (Spacing differs on each obverse die, since each star was hand-punched into the die.) LIBERTY is positioned from the upper front of Libertys cap to just in front of her nose, in the same general position on each die

Under the terms of the Coinage Act of 1792, the obverses of all the coins, copper, silver, and gold, had to depict Liberty, then as now an allegorical female figure. The reverses of the silver and gold coins had to depict an eagle. With those requirements in force, and a requirement that certain inscriptions appear on all the coins, mint engraver Robert Scot set to work in 1795 on the eagle designs.

The gold eagle obverse depicts a bust of Liberty facing right and wearing a soft cap (not the pileus or Liberty cap found on the Liberty cap half cent and cent, among other U.S. coins). Libertys hair flows freely, down over her truncated shoulders.

LIBERTY occupies the under border above and to the right of the portrait, with stars arranged along the back of her head and from the Y in LIBERTY to the tip of the bust. The number of stars and their arrangement and exact positioning of LIBERTY vary from year to year.

The first reverse, that of 1795-97, depicts the mandatory eagle, which some believe Scot copied from a sketch or engraving of a first century A.D. onyx cameo held in a museum in Vienna. The eagle holds a small wreath aloft in its beak and a palm branch in its talons. The eagles wings are outstretched. The inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA encircles the design (PCGS # 8551) .
Estimated Value $18,000 - 20,000.
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$25,300
Lot 1772
1842. Large Date NGC graded AU Details. Improperly cleaned (PCGS # 8584) .
Estimated Value $650 - 700.
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$834
Lot 1773
1847-O. NGC graded AU-55. Mostly untoned with some luster (PCGS # 8598) .
Estimated Value $1,300 - 1,400.
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Lot 1774
1847-O. PCGS Genuine. Light obverse scratches. Our grade is EF-45, toned. Affordable early O-mint No Motto $10 with the Liberty head style (PCGS # 8598) .
Estimated Value $800 - 850.
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$834
Lot 1775
1851-O. NGC graded AU-55. A nice untoned example. Some luster graces the evenly toned surface of this attractive O-mint Eagle. A blend of light to medium gold graces both sides with here and there reddish accents, most notable by the 13th star. The strike is somewhat better on the reverse, while only the stars lack sharpness on the obverse. Breen variety B-6898 in which there appears a hollow ring atop the second shield stripe, apparently from a center punch on the reverse die hub, and seen on a fair number of specimens of this, and several other dates in the Liberty Eagle series (PCGS # 8607) .
Estimated Value $2,500 - 2,600.
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Lot 1776
1859. NGC graded AU-50. Lightly toned. Only 16,013 minted of this elusive P-mint date. Original coppery orange toning around the obverse rim. Normal light circulation abrasion (PCGS # 8628) .
Estimated Value $850 - 900.
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$1,265
Lot 1777
1865-S 865/Inverted 186 Sharpness of XF. Cleaned. Only 5,000 struck of this very elusive No Motto date struck at the San Francisco Mint (which opened for business in 1854 to process the flood of gold bullion from the Gold Rush areas of the Sierra Nevada Mountain foothills).
Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,600.
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$4,370
Lot 1778
  1874. VF-30. Lightly cleaned.
Estimated Value $700 - 750.
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$863
Lot 1779
1874-CC. NGC graded AU-58. Only 16,767 minted of which merely 250 examples are estimated to have survived. Frosty and mostly untoned. A beautiful specimen with superb eye appeal, this 1874-CC is at once a rarity and a Condition Census coin, one of the top several finest known. The striking is typical for the variety, with some lightness on the high points of the hair, although the star centers are much better defined than usual, while on the reverse, the lower part of the eagle, claws, branch stem, and arrow feather show weakness. Perhaps these aspects are moot, for all genuine 1874-CC eagles seem to possess variations on this striking theme.

The surfaces are a fresh, light reddish gold with abundant luster in the protected areas extending well into the field, this frost blending nicely with the field areas which suggests only a brief time spent in circulation. In the present age of grading strictness, we can state that coins of this caliber are rarely encountered. For the Carson City specialist this, indeed, is a find of the first order of importance! Pop 3; 1 finer in 65 (PCGS # 8670) .
Estimated Value $25,000 - 30,000.
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$28,750
Lot 1780
  1880 and 1885-S Both VF. Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,550.
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$1,725
Lot 1781
  1881 and 1905. ANACS graded AU-58 and AU-55 respectively. Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,550.
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$1,725
Lot 1782
  1882 and 1894 PCGS graded both Genuine Unc Details and AU Details Respectively. Cleaning and machine damage respectively. Lot of 2 coins (PCGS # 8695) .
Estimated Value $1,400 - 1,450.
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$1,725
Lot 1783
  1886-S and 1888-S Both VF. Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,550.
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$1,696
Lot 1784
1886-S. PCGS graded MS-61. Well struck and frosty (PCGS # 8709) .
Estimated Value $850 - 900.
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$1,006
Lot 1785
  1887-S and 1906-S. Coins grade VF to XF . Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $1,400 - 1,450.
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$1,783
Lot 1786
  1889-S and 1903-S. Coins grade Fine to VF . Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $1,400 - 1,450.
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$1,725
Lot 1787
1891-CC. PCGS graded MS-62. Lovely golden toning, frosty and attractive (PCGS # 8720) .
Estimated Value $1,700 - 1,800.
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$2,588
Lot 1788
1892. PCGS graded MS-61. Frosty (PCGS # 8721) .
Estimated Value $850 - 900.
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$978
Lot 1789
  1893-S. Coins grade VF to XF . Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $1,400 - 1,450.
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$1,696
Lot 1790
  1893 and 1899 Both VF. Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $1,400 - 1,450.
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$1,696
Lot 1791
  1895 and 1896 Both VF. Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $1,400 - 1,450.
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$1,696
Lot 1792
1895. PCGS graded MS-61. Frosty (PCGS # 8732) .
Estimated Value $850 - 900.
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$978
Lot 1793
1897. PCGS graded MS-63. CAC Approved. Lightly toned and frosty (PCGS # 8737) .
Estimated Value $950 - 1,000.
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$1,236
Lot 1794
1901-S. NGC graded MS-62 PQ. Well struck (PCGS # 8749) .
Estimated Value $900 - 950.
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$1,035
Lot 1795
1901-S. AU-58.
Estimated Value $800 - 850.
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$949
Lot 1796
1903-S. VF-35. Mostly untoned.
Estimated Value $750 - 800.
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$863
Lot 1797
1903-S. PCGS graded MS-64. Lovely rich golden toning on both sides. Pop 208; 91 finer (PCGS # 8754) .
Estimated Value $1,300 - 1,350.
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$1,553
Lot 1798
1906-D. PCGS graded MS-62. CAC Approved. Light even toning (PCGS # 8760) .
Estimated Value $900 - 925.
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$1,064
Lot 1799
1906-D. PCGS graded MS-62. Frosty and lightly toned. Denver's first year of issue (PCGS # 8760) .
Estimated Value $850 - 900.
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$989
Lot 1800
1907. PCGS graded MS-61. CAC Approved (PCGS # 8763) .
Estimated Value $850 - 900.
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$1,035
Lot 1801
1907. PCGS graded MS-62. A frosty example. Last year of the Liberty Head Type (PCGS # 8763) .
Estimated Value $850 - 900.
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$1,035
Lot 1802
  1908-D No Motto and 1910-D. Coins grade VF but have been cleaned. Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $1,400 - 1,450.
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$1,725
Lot 1803
1908-D. With Motto NGC graded AU Details. Improperly cleaned (PCGS # 8860) .
Estimated Value $750 - 800.
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$891
Lot 1804
1910. NGC graded AU-58. Very frosty (PCGS # 8865) .
Estimated Value $800 - 850.
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$978
Lot 1805
1910-D. AU-58. Almost Mint State.
Estimated Value $800 - 850.
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$943
Lot 1806
1910-S. NGC graded AU-58. Light toning (PCGS # 8867) .
Estimated Value $800 - 850.
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$1,006
Lot 1807
1912. AU-55. Toned. A lustrous Indian $10.
Estimated Value $800 - 850.
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$978
Lot 1808
1912-S. NGC graded AU-58. Lightly toned (PCGS # 8872) .
Estimated Value $950 - 1,000.
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$1,208
Lot 1809
1913. NGC graded AU-55. Quite frosty (PCGS # 8873) .
Estimated Value $800 - 850.
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$949
Lot 1810
1914. PCGS graded MS-63. Mostly untoned, a choice, well struck coin with plenty of eye-appeal (PCGS # 8875) .
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,050.
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$2,070
Lot 1811
1926. NGC graded MS-63. Frosty (PCGS # 8882) .
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,050.
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$1,265
Lot 1812
1926. NGC graded MS-63. Lightly toned (PCGS # 8882) .
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,050.
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$1,208
Lot 1813
1926. PCGS graded MS-63. Lightly toned. Only two dated Eagles from the 1920s a time when production concentrated on Double Eagles, with 1920-S being an extreme rarity and 1926 the affordable "Type" date for collectors (PCGS # 8882) .
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,050.
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$1,236
Lot 1814
1926. NGC graded MS-61. Untoned (PCGS # 8882) .
Estimated Value $950 - 1,000.
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$1,006
Lot 1815
1932. NGC graded MS-63. Light golden toning. With the 1933 Eagle prohibitively expensive, Type Set buyers often go with the popular (and reasonably priced) 1932 as the one affordable Depression era date U.S. gold coin (PCGS # 8884) .
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,050.
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$1,208
Lot 1816
1932. PCGS graded MS-63. CAC Approved. A hint of gold tone (PCGS # 8884) .
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,050.
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$1,265
Lot 1817
1932. NGC graded MS-62. Nice golden toning (PCGS # 8884) .
Estimated Value $950 - 1,000.
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$1,035
Lot 1818
1932. NGC graded MS-61. Frosty and untoned (PCGS # 8884) .
Estimated Value $950 - 1,000.
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$1,035
Lot 1819
  A Lot of U.S. Gold Coins. Consists of: G$1; 1852 Sharpness of XF damaged, 1856 XF40, and $10; 1914-D VF25. Lot of 3 coins.
Estimated Value $950 - 1,000.
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$1,265






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