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Sale 74

June Long Beach Coin Auction


Morgan Dollars
 
 
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Lot 2902
1878-CC Top 100 VAM-11. NGC graded MS-63. Housed in a black GSA holder. A frosty white coin.
Estimated Value $700 - 750.
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$575
Lot 2903
1878. 8 Tail Feathers. PCGS graded MS-65+ PQ CAC Approved. Wonderful obverse rainbow toning. Dazzling and refreshingly clean for this issue, with flickering luster in the fields and shimmering devices competing with the multiple iridescent colors for your attention. The fields are beaming, with full cartwheel, and satin with much eye-appeal. Much as the luster is superior, so too is the strike on this first year date: the dies left their rigid impression behind with clear precision. Pop 15; 38 finer (PCGS # 7072) .

The Comstock Lode, one of the greatest silver strikes in history, was discovered in Nevada in the late 1850s. The strike put downward pressure on silver prices worldwide. In 1878 Congress passed the Bland-Allison Act which required the Treasury Department to purchase large amounts of silver, and to strike it as coins. For reasons of economy, the Treasury chose to strike the silver as dollars.

When the Morgan Dollar was minted in 1878 (originally it was known as a "Bland" dollar), it was the first dollar issued for American commercial use since the last Seated Liberty Dollar of 1873. The Trade Dollar was minted during this time period but was intended to be used for trade in the Orient. The dollar was continuously minted until 1904 when the supply of dollars in circulation was high and there was an absence of silver bullion.
Estimated Value $8,000 - 8,500.
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Lot 2904
  1878 8TF. PCGS graded MS-63 and MS-64 Respectively. Lot of 2 coins (PCGS # 7072) .
Estimated Value $550 - 600.
The Arden Collection.

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$529
Lot 2905
1878. 7 Tail Feathers, Reverse of 1879. PCGS graded MS-65. Frosty with an arc of rainbow toning across the obverse. Pop 377; 29 finer, 18 in 65+, 11 in 66 (PCGS # 7076) .
Estimated Value $1,400 - 1,500.
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$1,553
Lot 2906
1878. Strongly Doubled Tail Feathers. PCGS graded MS-63. Wonderful rainbow toning on both sides (PCGS # 7078) .
Estimated Value $600 - 650.
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$604
Lot 2907
1878-CC Morgan Dollar. NGC graded MS-65. Frosty with a touch of tone at the borders. An intensely lustrous example (PCGS # 7081) .
Estimated Value $1,100 - 1,200.
The Arden Collection.

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$1,323
Lot 2908
1878-S Morgan Dollar. PCGS graded MS-66. A creamy white gem (PCGS # 7082) .
Estimated Value $500 - 525.
The Arden Collection.

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$805
Lot 2909
1879-CC PCGS graded Genuine Unc Details. Scratch. Nicely toned and a good looking coin (PCGS # 7086) .
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,100.
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$5,750
Lot 2910
1879-S Morgan Dollar. Reverse of 1879. PCGS graded MS-65 PQ CAC Approved. Lovely obverse toning (PCGS # 7092) .
Estimated Value $850 - 900.
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Lot 2911
1879-S Morgan Dollar. Reverse of 1879. PCGS graded MS-66 PQ CAC Approved. Lovely blue and golden toning on both sides (PCGS # 7092) .
Estimated Value $650 - 700.
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$575
Lot 2912
1879-S Morgan Dollar. Reverse of 1879. NGC graded MS-67. A blazer! Gem quality undisturbed surfaces throughout, radiant silvery color (PCGS # 7092) .
Estimated Value $500 - 550.
The Arden Collection.

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$552
Lot 2913
1879-S Morgan Dollar. Reverse of 1879. PCGS graded MS-66. CAC Approved. Blue and gold obverse toning (PCGS # 7092) .
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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$368
Lot 2914
1880 Morgan Dollar. PCGS graded Proof 66+ Cameo PQ CAC Approved. Only 1,355 minted. A white gem. A gorgeous Gem that has a rigorous strike and silvery white perfection throughout. The surfaces are virtually pristine, while the cameo contrast is also very pleasing. Probably a good many are not as carefully made as this enviable piece, with no suggestion or even a whisper of weakness at the main devices or legends. The immense popularity of the Morgan Dollar series increases the demand for Gem proofs, which are nearly always more elusive than the matching business strike issue. Pop 2; 12 finer, 7 in 67, 5 in 68 (PCGS # 87315) .
Estimated Value $6,500 - 7,000.
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$14,375
Lot 2915
1880 Morgan Dollar. PCGS graded MS-65. CAC Approved. Housed in a First Generation Holder. Well struck with delicate gold and blue toning. A gem (PCGS # 7096) .
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
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$805
Lot 2916
1880 Morgan Dollar. PCGS graded MS-65. An awesome toned dollar! The obverse exhibits a blending of turquoise and violet with hints of gold. The reverse features turquoise iridescence about the borders (PCGS # 7096) .
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
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$805
Lot 2917
1880-CC Morgan Dollar. 8 over high 7. Reverse of 1879. PCGS graded MS-64. A hint of light tone, frosty luster predominates. An eye-catching '80-CC Morgan Dollar to say the least (PCGS # 7102) .
Estimated Value $550 - 600.
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$719
Lot 2918
1880-CC Morgan Dollar. Reverse of 1879. PCGS graded MS-65. An untoned Gem (PCGS # 7100) .
Estimated Value $800 - 850.
The Arden Collection.

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$1,064
Lot 2919
1880-CC Morgan Dollar. Reverse of 1879. PCGS graded MS-63. Frosty and untoned (PCGS # 7100) .
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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$518
Lot 2920
1880-O Morgan Dollar. NGC graded MS-64. A frosty white coin. Struck with scientific exactness throughout the hair and Liberty cap as well as on the eagles wings and breast plumage. Pop 1,005; 42 finer, 2 in 64 Star, 13 in 64+, 27 in 65 (PCGS # 7114) .
Estimated Value $1,100 - 1,200.
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$1,725
Lot 2921
1880-O Morgan Dollar. PCGS graded MS-64. A lovely totally white specimen, frosty and bold. Pop 1264; 79 in 64+, 32 in 65 (PCGS # 7114) .
Estimated Value $1,100 - 1,200.
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$1,438
Lot 2922
1880-S Morgan Dollar. PCGS graded MS-67. CAC Approved PQ. A coin that should be graded MS68 or higher. First time ever graded. Shame, shame on the graders (PCGS # 7118) .
Estimated Value $800 - 900.
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$949
Lot 2923
1880-S Morgan Dollar. NGC graded MS-67 Star PL CAC Approved. Here is a WOW coin! Blazing blast white surfaces throughout. Pop 13; 9 finer (PCGS # 7119) .
Estimated Value $750-UP.
The Arden Collection.

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$1,265
Lot 2924
1880-S Morgan Dollar. PCGS graded MS-64 PQ CAC Approved. Wonderful rainbow toning on the obverse, the colors truly gorgeous (PCGS # 7118) .
Estimated Value $600 - 700.
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$805
Lot 2925
1880-S Morgan Dollar. NGC graded MS-62 PQ CAC Approved. Pretty obverse toning. Semi-reflective surfaces (PCGS # 7118) .
Estimated Value $500 - 550.
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Lot 2926
1881-CC Morgan Dollar. PCGS graded MS-65. GSA on the holder. A frosty white gem with excellent eye appeal. A marvel of coin preservation after so many years in a vault (PCGS # 7126) .
Estimated Value $750 - 800.
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$920
Lot 2927
1881-CC Morgan Dollar. PCGS graded MS-62. Frosty and white with reflective fields, possibly one of the earlier strikes from new dies before the reflective surface off the dies abraded to what becomes frosted luster on later impressions. (All new dies are given one last mirror polish before being inserted into the coining press. After about 50 or 100 impressions, the mirror finish wears off from the abrasion of the silver planchets rubbing against it.) (PCGS # 7126) .
Estimated Value $425 - 450.
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$460
Lot 2928
1881-O Morgan Dollar. PCGS graded MS-64 Deep Mirror Prooflike. CAC Approved. A beautiful untoned coin possessing strong contrast from the almost-black mirrors. Close to gem quality. Pop 423; 38 finer, 26 in 64+, 12 in 65 (PCGS # 97129) .
Estimated Value $700 - 750.
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$834
Lot 2929
1881-S Morgan Dollar. NGC graded MS-68. A blast white nearly perfect example. Pop 196; 18 finer (PCGS # 7130) .
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,500.
The Arden Collection.

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$2,990
Lot 2930
1881-S Morgan Dollar. PCGS graded MS-66. CAC Approved. Lovely obverse rainbow toning. Tremendous detail from a very positive strike, which collectors like better to see than wishy-washy detail; furthermore, the surfaces show sharp cartwheel luster under the toning (PCGS # 7130) .
Estimated Value $900 - 950.
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$891
Lot 2931
1881-S Morgan Dollar. PCGS graded MS-64 PQ CAC Approved. Partial obverse green toning (PCGS # 7130) .
Estimated Value $800 - 850.
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Lot 2932
1881-S Morgan Dollar. PCGS graded MS-67. An arc of rainbow colors appear on an area of the obverse and reverse borders. Dazzling quality (PCGS # 7130) .
Estimated Value $700 - 800.
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Lot 2933
1881-S Morgan Dollar. PCGS graded MS-66. CAC Approved. Beautiful multi-color toning appears on the obverse while the reverse is totally white. Worthy of a premium for the "monster" obverse colors (PCGS # 7130) .
Estimated Value $700 - 750.
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$805
Lot 2934
1881-S Morgan Dollar. PCGS graded MS-62 PQ CAC Approved. Lovely rainbow toning on both sides (PCGS # 7130) .
Estimated Value $700 - 750.
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$460
Lot 2935
1881-S Morgan Dollar. NGC graded MS-67. Well struck and untoned (PCGS # 7130) .
Estimated Value $550 - 600.
The Arden Collection.

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$604
Lot 2936
1882-CC. NGC graded MS-65. Housed in a GSA black holder. Lovely obverse toning.
Estimated Value $550 - 600.
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$805
Lot 2937
1882-S Morgan Dollar. PCGS graded MS-67. CAC Approved. A satiny blast white Gem (PCGS # 7140) .
Estimated Value $500 - 550.
The Arden Collection.

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$1,006
Lot 2938
1883 Morgan Dollar. PCGS graded MS-65 PQ CAC Approved. Lovely reverse rainbow toning (PCGS # 7142) .
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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Lot 2939
1883-S Morgan Dollar. PCGS graded MS-63 PQ. A nice white coin. Most examples of this issue barely eke out a "60" rating when certified. Yet all the evidence from this piece shows that from tip to toe it is an untoned choice specimen with impressive mint brilliance over attractive surfaces. Among the rest of the characteristics, the coin displays clear-cut devices from having been giving a full strike by the dies (PCGS # 7148) .
Estimated Value $1,800 - 1,900.
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$2,243
Lot 2940
1883-S Morgan Dollar. PCGS graded MS-62. A brilliant example with a touch of tone about the borders and unlike the 1878-S to 1882-S issues, much scarcer in Mint condition than its nominal mintage would explain. Few were saved in bag quantities as happened to the others (PCGS # 7148) .
Estimated Value $900 - 1,000.
The George C. Follis Collection.

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$1,323
Lot 2941
1883-S Morgan Dollar. PCGS graded MS-61. Well struck, brilliant and untoned (PCGS # 7148) .
Estimated Value $600 - 650.
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$978
Lot 2942
1884-O Morgan Dollar. PCGS graded MS-65 PQ CAC Approved. Nice green and rainbow toning (PCGS # 7154) .
Estimated Value $500 - 550.
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Lot 2943
1885-CC Morgan Dollar. NGC graded MS-65. Housed in a black GSA holder. A frosty white gem. This conditionally difficult offering is fully brilliant with richly frosted surfaces. The strike is generally free of criticism, being sharp in all areas (PCGS # 7160) .
Estimated Value $900 - 950.
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$1,006
Lot 2944
1885-CC Morgan Dollar. PCGS graded MS-64 CAC Approved. A frosty creamy-white specimen (PCGS # 7160) .
Estimated Value $550 - 600.
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Lot 2945
1885-CC Morgan Dollar. PCGS graded MS-63. A nice white coin, choice and typically frosty for a splendid '85-CC Morgan (PCGS # 7160) .
Estimated Value $500 - 550.
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$661
Lot 2946
1885-CC Morgan Dollar. PCGS graded MS-61. Very frosty (PCGS # 7160) .
Estimated Value $500 - 525.
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$604
Lot 2947
1885-O Morgan Dollar. PCGS graded MS-65. A lovely array of multi-colors grace the obverse (PCGS # 7162) .
Estimated Value $500 - 550.
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$1,840
Lot 2948
1885-S Morgan Dollar. PCGS graded MS-64. A blast white example with semi-reflective surfaces (PCGS # 7164) .
Estimated Value $500 - 550.
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$690
Lot 2949
1886 Morgan Dollar. NGC graded MS-67. Blast white and superb. Pop 867; 75 finer (PCGS # 7166) .
Estimated Value $650 - 700.
The Arden Collection.

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$805
Lot 2950
1886-O Morgan Dollar. PCGS graded MS-64. Frosty white coin. This is a shimmering, nice cartwheel luster, silver-colored example. The bold strike is impressive for the O-mint date and both sides are typically smooth for the grade. We note a light mark on Libertys cheek, and some similar abrasion in the reverse field by the arrowheads. Some issues, such as the 1893-S silver dollar, are celebrated for having the lowest mintage in a series, while others like the 1921 Peace dollar are distinguished by being a first-year issue. On occasion, it is the physical individuality of a coin that makes it special, like an overdate 1880/79-CC. One such special coin is the current offering, as it belongs to that small company of high-end 1886-O dollars. But why is 86-O, seemingly a common issue, so rare in high grade? The mintage of over 10 million coins makes it hard to believe that so few 1886-O dollars exist in choice to gem condition. The 1881-S issue saw a comparable output of coins, yet well over 1,100,000 examples of that date are known in Mint State (!) due to a bank vault discovery of that many in 1984 when the Continental Illinois Bank went into receivership. The mystery of the 1886-O has never been explained to anyone's satisfaction. Pop 216; 12 finer, 9 in 64+, 2 in 65, 1 in 65+ (PCGS # 7168) .
Estimated Value $8,000 - 8,400.
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$9,200
Lot 2951
1886-O Morgan Dollar. Cleaning. A nice white coin (PCGS # 7168) .
Estimated Value $500 - 550.
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$978



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