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Sale 74

June Long Beach Coin Auction


$5 Liberty/No Motto
 
 
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Lot 1507
1839 $5 Liberty. PCGS graded AU-50. Well struck with natural golden orange colors. Popular first year of the coronet design (PCGS # 8191) .
Estimated Value $700 - 750.
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$1,093
Lot 1508
1839 PCGS graded Genuine AU Details. Cleaning. Semi reflective surfaces. Still a nice looking coin (PCGS # 8191) .
Estimated Value $500 - 525.
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$633
Lot 1509
1840 $5 Liberty. NGC graded AU-55. Lightly toned, some light marks about the obverse rims. Narrow mill. The first to be issued in 1840 had what is known as a Broad Mill with fine edge reeding and wide rims. The later issues (and the majority) known as the Narrow Mill variety display coarse, rather widely spaced edge reeding. Additionally, the Broad Mill variety is slightly wider in diameter than its Narrow Mill counterpart. Pop 52; 63 finer (PCGS # 8194) .
Estimated Value $750 - 800.
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$949
Lot 1510
1842-D. Small Date. NGC graded EF-45. Untoned with light handling marks. An early date from this mint, the detail is crisper on Liberty and the eagle than on issues made in the 1850s. However, that is not to say every element is bold, since most of the obverse stars are rounded or slightly indistince; and the date was impressed in to a slightly shallow depth in the die (PCGS # 8210) .
Estimated Value $1,700 - 1,800.
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$2,300
Lot 1511
1842-D. Large Date. PCGS graded AU-50. Boldly struck and delicately toned. Much rarer than the small date variety. Pop 5; 14 finer (PCGS # 8211) .
Estimated Value $9,000 - 9,500.
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$13,225
Lot 1512
1843-O. NGC graded AU-53. Untoned.
Estimated Value $800 - 850.
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$1,783
Lot 1513
1843-D $5 Liberty. NGC graded AU Details, tooled. Nicely toned.
Estimated Value $500 - 550.
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$1,495
Lot 1514
1844-O $5 Liberty. PCGS graded AU-55. Light even toning (PCGS # 8222) .
Estimated Value $600 - 650.
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$1,495
Lot 1515
1846. Large Date. PCGS graded AU-50 PQ. Lovely golden toning (PCGS # 8226) .
Estimated Value $450 - 475.
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$529
Lot 1516
  1846-O $5 Liberty. Sharpness of VF buffed and Sharpness of EF cleaned respectively. Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $700 - 750.
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$805
Lot 1517
1847-C $5 Liberty. NGC graded EF-45. Lightly toned, golden-orange in color. Slightly more definition on the eagle than is common with Charlotte Mint fives, the chief area of weakness is on the neck feathers and shield clarity, both of which suffered insufficient metal flow into the die recesses. A hallmark of many C as well as D-mint dates in this series. There is a small mark above the eyebrow as well as the usual circulation abrasions in the field and elsewhere, consistent with the grade (PCGS # 8223) .
Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,600.
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$2,128
Lot 1518
1847-C $5 Liberty. PCGS graded EF-40. CAC Approved. Nicely toned. The fields lightly abraded from time spent in circulation, with clear details on the main features, the date set high and touching the bust truncation at the 1 and 7. A full C mintmark is present, sharper than most with choice rimes, complete dentils, and a similar lack of noticeable marks to the obverse. Both sides are choice for the given grade (PCGS # 8233) .
Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,600.
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$2,415
Lot 1519
1847-D $5 Liberty. NGC graded AU-50. Well struck and lustrous. Delicately toned. Date logotype has the upper right of 7 barely touching the neck truncation. Logotype punched deeply into the working die, as seems to be the rule for Dahlonega branch mint issues (so that they can be more easily relapped and kept in service longer?). A few light marks on the lower bust and at Liberty's forehead, though plainly above average when it comes to the coins attractive surface preservation (PCGS # 8234) .
Estimated Value $1,900 - 2,000.
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$2,530
Lot 1520
1848 $5 Liberty. NGC graded AU-58 CAC Approved. Well struck and delicately toned. Pop 88; 36 finer (PCGS # 8236) .
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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$690
Lot 1521
1848-C $5 Liberty. NGC graded AU-50. CAC Approved. A decent strike and lightly toned. Only 64,472 minted and quite scarce in such high grade (PCGS # 8237) .
Estimated Value $1,900 - 2,000.
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$2,760
Lot 1522
1848-C $5 Liberty. NGC graded EF-45. A problem-free example and untoned. Medium yellow gold with slightly rough, porous surfaces. Normal central weakness on the eagle with most peripheral details sharp. A total of 64,472 were minted. Pop 27; 96 finer (PCGS # 8237) .
Estimated Value $1,400 - 1,500.
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$2,128
Lot 1523
1848-C $5 Liberty. PCGS graded VF-30. Only 64,472 minted. Lightly toned with moderate circulation from doing its duty in circulation, thereby providing the grease of commerce in the Southern states where these mainly circulated. Some, of course, worked their way to the Northern port cities of Philadelphia, New York, Boston where they were used in payment transfers for overseas imports. Physical gold in the form of bars and struck coins was the chief means of payment around the world in those days (PCGS # 8237) .
Estimated Value $1,200 - 1,300.
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$1,725
Lot 1524
1850-C $5 Liberty. NGC graded AU-53. A pleasing untoned example. The 1850-C has been regarded as a major rarity in Mint State, this despite its fairly generous mintage of 63,591 pieces. Most extant examples grade VF or EF, occasionally AU, but only rarely Mint State. The present AU53 coin is in acceptable condition and comes with the usual weak strike on the rims and at the centers as well as field abrasions. Pop 16; 63 finer (PCGS # 8244) .
Estimated Value $1,800 - 1,900.
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$3,565
Lot 1525
1851-C $5 Liberty. NGC graded XF Details, removed from jewelry. (PCGS # 8247) .
Estimated Value $500 - 550.
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$1,121
Lot 1526
1851-D $5 Liberty. NGC graded EF-40. Mostly untoned, another in a string of interesting and highly prized D and C mint gold coins from this extensive consignment. Dahlonega, Georgia was opened in 1838 to strike gold coins exclusively. The mint ceased operations when the break came between the Union and the Confederate States of America in 1861. It never reopened (although the Southern-held New Orleans mint did open for business after a 30-year hiatus) (PCGS # 8248) .
Estimated Value $1,600 - 1,700.
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$2,185
Lot 1527
1852-C $5 Liberty. NGC graded Fine-12. The wear is evenly spread (PCGS # 8251) .
Estimated Value $700 - 800.
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$1,208
Lot 1528
1852-D $5 Liberty. PCGS graded EF-45. CAC Approved. A bold strike and lightly toned. A total of 91,584 minted (PCGS # 8252) .
Estimated Value $1,700 - 1,800.
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$2,530
Lot 1529
1852-D $5 Liberty. NGC graded VF Details, obverse graffiti. Lightly toned (PCGS # 8252) .
Estimated Value $500 - 550.
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$1,035
Lot 1530
1853-C $5 Liberty. PCGS graded AU-53. CAC Approved. Well struck with natural greenish golden mint luster still present. A total of 65,571 minted. Pop 15; 42 finer (PCGS # 8254) .
Estimated Value $2,300 - 2,400.
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$3,335
Lot 1531
1853-D $5 Liberty. Large D. PCGS graded Fine-15. Even wear and lightly toned (PCGS # 8255) .
Estimated Value $700 - 800.
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$1,495
Lot 1532
1856 $5 Liberty. NGC graded MS-61 CAC Approved. Well struck, bright and sparkling with luster. Representing the 1839-66 No Motto Type. These workhorse $5 gold pieces competed with similar sized European and British gold pieces, such as the gold sovereign in international trade settlement payments. Pop 1; 2 finer, 1 in 62, 1 in 64 (PCGS # 8266) .
Estimated Value $1,200 - 1,300.
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Lot 1533
1856-D $5 Liberty. NGC graded AU-53 CAC Approved. A pleasing example and untoned. The 1856-D is one of the scarcer Dahlonega half eagles although its true rarity in higher grades remains to be seen by the presence of small hoard that is slowly being released into the market.

The strike is typical for this issue with the obverse showing a slightly convex tendencies. This results in noticeable weakness on the hair around the face and the curl below the ear as well as on the corresponding areas of the eagle and shield. The rest of the detail is very strong with full radial lines in the stars and strong, individually defined denticles. A lustrous coin. Pop 8; 40 finer at NGC (PCGS # 8268) .
Estimated Value $3,000 - 3,200.
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$4,830
Lot 1534
1857-C $5 Liberty. NGC graded EF-45. Only 31,360 minted. Untoned example. The 1857-C is a notable rarity in all grades, and even an EF coin will make the advanced collector stand up and nod his head. Specialists will want to bid liberally! (PCGS # 8272) .
Estimated Value $1,700 - 1,800.
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Lot 1535
1857-C NGC graded XF Details. Improperly cleaned. Only 31,360 minted (PCGS # 8272) .
Estimated Value $700 - 750.
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$1,265
Lot 1536
1859-C $5 Liberty. NGC graded EF-45. Well struck, untoned. A scarce Charlotte issue as only 331,847 were minted, mostly seen in lower grades. Pop 16; 95 finer. The reverse strike is typically soft in most places for this date, and high-grade specimens are mainly judged by the overall quality of the obverse. Most of the survivors from that mintage are VF or, at best, EF. Douglas Winter calls the date Rarity-7 in AU preservation, but that has to be modified to Rarity-5 indicating that more than a hundred are known in this grade and higher. The present coin will attract wide attention.

The reverse of virtually every known 1859-C half eagle is struck weakly. Many of the known impressions from the die also show evidence of die rust. This same reverse die was used in Charlotte in the following year, 1860, with the same comments regarding the reverse die being appropriate for half eagles of that date as well (PCGS # 8281) .
Estimated Value $1,400 - 1,500.
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Lot 1537
1859-D $5 Liberty. Medium D. PCGS graded EF-40 CAC Approved. Boldly struck and nicely toned. Some luster. Typical light strike at centers, which 1859-D is noted for. An affordable Dahlonega, Georgia mint issue. This mint ceased operations in 1861 at the opening of the war between the North and the South in April of that year. Only 10,366 were struck. Pop 9 (PCGS # 8282) .
Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,600.
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$3,220
Lot 1538
1861 $5 Liberty. NGC graded MS-61. Well struck and untoned. Popular Civil War issue. Very frosty No Motto issue from the opening year of the Civil War (a.k.a. the War of the Rebellion in the official US two-volume history of the event). The luster on the obverse is virtually undisturbed by surface marks, and the same can be said for the reverse, although there is one noticeable mark at the tip of the arrowhead. Purest golden color; no discoloration or copper toning spots (PCGS # 8288) .
Estimated Value $1,200 - 1,300.
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Lot 1539
1861 PCGS graded Genuine Unc Details. Cleaning. Well struck (PCGS # 8288) .
Estimated Value $500 - 550.
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$1,380






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