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Sale 74

June Long Beach Coin Auction


$5 Liberty/With Motto
 
 
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Lot 1540
1868-S PCGS graded Genuine XF Details. Cleaning. Only 52,000 minted. Still a nice looking coin (PCGS # 8316) .
Estimated Value $500 - 550.
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$690
Lot 1541
1869 $5 Liberty. NGC graded Proof 65 Star Cameo PQ. Only 25 proofs minted. A wonderful coin. A well struck, orange-gold example of this extremely rare issue, with no apparent areas of weakness. This remarkable coin is labeled Star Cameo by NGC, and appears to fully merit this rating. Liberty's portrait, the obverse stars, and the eagle and reverse legends all exhibit mint frost that sets off against the smooth, glassy "orange peel" fields. The 1869 half eagle is considered an exceptionally rare date in Proof. In fact, business strikes with a mintage of only 1,760 pieces are also extremely rare and highly elusive. Only 25 Proofs were made. The present piece is the single finest Star Cameo certified by the service. Those collectors who have the resources to collect Proof Liberty half eagles know that many years may elapse before a comparable 1869 specimen appears on the market. If ever. Pop 1; none finer at NGC. The Finest Known (PCGS # 88464) .

After the dies are hubbed and the date is applied, the Proof die for gold coins is given multiple polishes with progressively finer and finer polish. The last polish given to the dies prior to being hardened gives the field a surface quite like a mirror. This is the deepest mirror attainable on the dies. When the die is hardened in the next step, the metal shrinks slightly creating a wavy effect on the polished surfaces. It looks somewhat like the surface of an orange. When you see orange peel on a Proof issue you can be certain that it is one of the first examples struck from those dies. Later polishing to the already hardened dies will produce a flatter and shallower mirror.
Estimated Value $50,000 - 60,000.
Ex: Eliasberg Collection.

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$63,250
Lot 1542
1871 PCGS graded Genuine Unc Details. Altered surfaces. Only 3,200 pieces minted of which less than 100 examples are estimated to have survived. Well struck with reflective surfaces. PCGS has graded merely 3 examples in Mint State (PCGS # 8322) .
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,200.
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$8,625
Lot 1543
1871-S $5 Liberty. PCGS graded AU-50. Only 25,000 minted. Mostly untoned. High quality surfaces display some luster and attractive vibrancy for the grade. Choice overall, despite a scattering of tiny marks. A notable rarity in Mint State despite a modestly high mintage. This date is typically EF or lower when available, with About Uncirculated pieces such as this prized by collectors. Pop 8; 20 finer (PCGS # 8324) .
Estimated Value $1,900 - 2,000.
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$2,185
Lot 1544
1873-CC. Good-5. Nice even wear, unusual to find a smoothly circulated half eagle this worn, doubly so inasmuch as it is 1873-CC!
Estimated Value $800 - 900.
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$1,840
Lot 1545
1875-CC $5 Liberty. NGC graded AU-55. Untoned with semi-reflective fields on the obverse. Only 11,828 struck. This lofty-grade 1875-CC is in near the top of the About Uncirculated grade category described by Doug Winter and is high Condition Census with regard to PCGS coins. The latter service describes 12 submission events (possibly with duplicate submittals, they keep no record of such activity) at the AU55 level.

Lustrous honey gold with plenty of brightness in the protected areas. From a modest mintage, with most survivors from that mintage at VF or so. A small area of abrasion noted by the 11th star.

When seen--which is not often--the 1875-CC is apt to be in VF, occasionally EF preservation. Even a low level AU would be a major numismatic attraction. The present piece, solidly at AU55, is one of the very finest known and will be a showpiece in the collection of its next owner. Pop 12; 4 in 58, 1 in 63 (PCGS # 8337) .
Estimated Value $7,000 - 7,500.
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$12,075
Lot 1546
1877-CC $5 Liberty. NGC graded AU-50. Mostly untoned. Only 8,680 minted. A touch of luster around devices on this well-preserved specimen with faint traces of peach toning on both sides. Choice for the grade, with an overall visual appeal that approaches a higher level. Given the mintage, it isnt surprising this is rare so fine; the 1877-CC, when found, is usually in VF or more worn grades, since few if any were exported to Europe or South America during the time of mintage.

When this comes to market the advanced collector of Carson City coins will wish to pull out all stops, and bid whatever the competition dictates, with the knowledge that few other opportunities may arise in for many years. Pop 10; 21 finer, 6 in 53, 11 in 55, 4 in 58 (PCGS # 8343) .

The mintmark placement is central in the field between the denomination and the details above. The first C is above the left upright of the V, while the second is centered above the V and E. The second C is marginally higher than the first.
Estimated Value $6,000 - 6,500.
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$8,913
Lot 1547
1877-S $5 Liberty. NGC graded AU-55. Lightly toned with traces of luster still present. Scarce low mintage date, only 26,700 made. Very rare in higher grades. Pop 20; 10 finer (PCGS # 8344) .
Estimated Value $1,100 - 1,200.
The Arden Collection.

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$1,438
Lot 1548
1878 $5 Liberty. PCGS graded AU-55. Light toning (PCGS # 8345) .
Estimated Value $425 - 450.
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$437
Lot 1549
  1880 $5 Liberty. PCGS graded AU-55, PCGS AU-53 and PCGS XF-45. Lot of 3 coins (PCGS # 8351) .
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,100.
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$1,265
Lot 1550
  1881 $5 Liberty. PCGS graded AU-58, PCGS AU-53 and PCGS AU-50. Lot of 3 coins (PCGS # 8354) .
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,100.
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$1,265
Lot 1551
1881 $5 Liberty. PCGS graded MS-62. Appealing light golden-orange mint colors (PCGS # 8354) .
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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$529
Lot 1552
  1881-S $5 Liberty. PCGS graded EF-45 and PCGS VF-25. Lot of 2 coins (PCGS # 8357) .
Estimated Value $700 - 725.
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$834
Lot 1553
  1882 $5 Liberty. Each PCGS Genuine. Our grade is EF-45 cleaned (not harshly). Lot of 2 coins (PCGS # 8358) .
Estimated Value $700 - 725.
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$776
Lot 1554
1882-CC $5 Liberty. PCGS graded AU-53. Mostly untoned and an elusive CC-mint issue, one which offers the potential bidder exceptional detail and frosty luster throughout (PCGS # 8359) .
Estimated Value $1,200 - 1,300.
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$2,875
Lot 1555
1882-CC $5 Liberty. PCGS graded AU-53. A pleasing untoned example. Only 82,817 were struck (PCGS # 8359) .
Estimated Value $1,200 - 1,300.
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$2,880
Lot 1556
1883-CC $5 Liberty. PCGS graded EF-40. Only 12,958 minted. Nice even toning (PCGS # 8362) .
Estimated Value $1,100 - 1,150.
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$2,760
Lot 1557
1885-S $5 Liberty. PCGS graded MS-62. Light golden toning (PCGS # 8368) .
Estimated Value $475 - 500.
The Arden Collection.

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$575
Lot 1558
1886-S $5 Gold Coins. NGC graded both MS-62. One example is CAC Approved. Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $800 - 900.
The Arden Collection.

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$1,121
Lot 1559
1889 $5 Liberty. NGC graded MS-61. Low mintage date of 7,565 struck. Scarce in Mint State. Pop 26; 26 finer, 18 in 62, 6 in 63, 2 in 64 (PCGS # 8374) .
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,100.
The Arden Collection.

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$1,265
Lot 1560
1890-CC $5 Liberty. NGC graded MS-62. Well struck and untoned. Only 53,800 minted. A frosty example. A small dark spot at Liberty's throat and some dark toning below the 0 in the date. The reverse is quite choice. Both sides exemplary when it comes to an absence of marks. Pop 104; 64 finer (PCGS # 8376) .
Estimated Value $1,900 - 2,000.
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$3,335
Lot 1561
1891-CC $5 Liberty. NGC graded MS-61. The golden toning is on frosty luster (PCGS # 8378) .
Estimated Value $1,100 - 1,200.
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$2,013
Lot 1562
1892 $5 Liberty. PCGS graded MS-63. CAC Approved. Delicately toned and a popular collector date from the early 1890s (PCGS # 8379) .
Estimated Value $550 - 600.
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$1,265
Lot 1563
1892-CC $5 Liberty. NGC graded MS-61. Well struck and untoned, penultimate issue from this storied but short-lived Mint (1892 being the second to the last year of production). Bright golden luster with eye-appeal in excess of what one might expect for the modest grade. An appealing choice for the gold buyer. Only 82,968 minted (PCGS # 8380) .
Estimated Value $1,200 - 1,300.
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$2,128
Lot 1564
1892-CC $5 Liberty. NGC graded MS-61. Only 82,968 minted. Nicely toned with original luster. Pop 67; 59 finer (PCGS # 8380) .
Estimated Value $1,200 - 1,300.
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$2,070
Lot 1565
  1892-S $5 Liberty. Sharpness of Fine and Sharpness of EF, each damaged. Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $675 - 725.
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$748
Lot 1566
  1893 $5 Liberty. PCGS graded AU-58 and PCGS XF-45. Lot of 2 coins (PCGS # 8383) .
Estimated Value $700 - 725.
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$863
Lot 1567
1893-CC $5 Liberty. NGC graded AU-50. Some tone rests within the devices. Popular last year of the Carson City mint and only 60,000 minted (PCGS # 8384) .
Estimated Value $600 - 650.
The Arden Collection.

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$1,035
Lot 1568
1893-O $5 Liberty. NGC graded MS-61. Well struck and untoned (PCGS # 8385) .
Estimated Value $600 - 650.
The Arden Collection.

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$1,093
Lot 1569
  1893-S $5 Liberty. PCGS graded AU-50 and PCGS AU-55 respectively. Lot of 2 coins (PCGS # 8386) .
Estimated Value $700 - 725.
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$834
Lot 1570
1894-O $5 Liberty. NGC graded MS-61. Mostly untoned. Only 16,600 minted. Pop 63; 13 finer, 11 in 62, 2 in 63 (PCGS # 8388) .
Estimated Value $850 - 900.
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$1,323
Lot 1571
1894-O $5 Liberty. NGC graded AU-58. Well struck and untoned. Only 16,600 made as the last Liberty Half Eagle issued at this mint (PCGS # 8388) .
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
The Arden Collection.

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$1,236
Lot 1572
  1897-S $5 Liberty. PCGS graded EF-45 and PCGS AU-53 respectively. Lot of 2 coins (PCGS # 8395) .
Estimated Value $700 - 725.
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$834
Lot 1573
1901 $5 Liberty. PCGS graded MS-62 (PCGS # 8402) .
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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$529
Lot 1574
1902 $5 Liberty. PCGS graded MS-63+. CAC Approved. Well struck with uniform light toning (PCGS # 8405) .
Estimated Value $700 - 750.
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$661
Lot 1575
1903 $5 Liberty. PCGS graded MS-62. Glittering with intense mint luster (PCGS # 8407) .
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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$575
Lot 1576
1903-S $5 Liberty. PCGS graded MS-64. Well struck and untoned (PCGS # 8408) .
Estimated Value $850 - 900.
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$1,323
Lot 1577
1904 $5 Liberty. PCGS graded MS-62 PQ. Nice golden toning (PCGS # 8409) .
Estimated Value $475 - 500.
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$575
Lot 1578
1906 and 1906-D. PCGS graded both MS-62. Lot of 2 coins (PCGS # 8413) .
Estimated Value $800 - 850.
The Arden Collection.

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$1,093
Lot 1579
1907 and 1907-D. PCGS graded MS-61 and AU-58 respectively. Lot of 2 coins (PCGS # 8416) .
Estimated Value $800 - 850.
The Arden Collection.

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$920
Lot 1580
1907 $5 Liberty. PCGS graded MS-62. Well struck (PCGS # 8416) .
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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$552
Lot 1581
1907-D $5 Liberty. NGC graded MS-63. Beaminig with colorful golden toning (PCGS # 8417) .
Estimated Value $525 - 550.
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$604
Lot 1582
1907-D $5 Liberty. NGC graded MS-62. A frosty representative from the Mint at Denver, Colorado, second year of this mint's production and the final one in which the Liberty Head design was issued (PCGS # 8417) .
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
The Arden Collection.

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$529
Lot 1583
1908 $5 Liberty. PCGS graded MS-63+. Light even toning over frosty, attractive surfaces. Both sides show determined strikes from the coining dies with all devices sharp (PCGS # 8418) .
Estimated Value $700 - 750.
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$719
Lot 1584
1908 $5 Liberty. PCGS graded MS-62. Lightly toned. The Liberty Head design ended its long, illustrious career with this 1908 issue. The coin originated in 1839 and is the handiwork of Christian Gobrecht. One modification occurred in 1866 when the motto IN GOD WE TRUST was added to the reverse on a waving scroll (PCGS # 8418) .
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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$529
Lot 1585
  A 5-piece group of $5.00 Half Eagles. Consists of: 1879-S, 1881, 1885-S, 1900 and 1911. Coins range from VG to VF, all cleaned with problems.
Estimated Value $1,400 - 1,500.
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$1,783
Lot 1586
  A trio of $5.00 Libs. Consists of: 1897 VF-25, 1897-S Buffed, 1898-S EF-40. Lot of 3 coins.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,100.
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$1,121
Lot 1587
  A trio of $5.00 Libs. Consists of: 1900-S, 1906 and 1906-S. Coins grade VF to EF. Lot of 3 coins.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,100.
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$1,265
Lot 1588
  A trio of $5.00 Libs. Consists of: 1901-S VF-25, 1903-S Damaged used as jewelry, 1904 EF-40. Lot of 3 coins.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,100.
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$1,064






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