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Sale 74

June Long Beach Coin Auction


$10 Liberty/No Motto
 
 
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Lot 1620
1842-O $10 Liberty. NGC graded AU-50. Lightly toned. Scarce low mintage date. Only 27,400 struck. A small mark in the field above stars 12 and 13, otherwise outstanding in terms of its smooth elegance and lack of abrasion for such an early New Orleans Eagle issue. We commend the former owners for taking such good care of it in their stewardship. Protected now in a coin encapsulation, the clear surfaces will maintain their integrity going forward. A worthwhile No Motto $10 gold piece from New Orleans 1842 (PCGS # 8587) .

Humorous anecdote: For those who have a taste for the macabre, there is a recent fiction-horror novel out by Nicole Hadaway titled, appropriately enough, "New Orleans 1842." It is about a young vampire, Miranda, "who chooses the humid, but exciting New Orleans" as her home. What will they think of next!
Estimated Value $1,400 - 1,500.
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$2,415
Lot 1621
1842-O $10 Liberty. PCGS graded EF-40. A scarce low mintage "O" mint coin as only 27,400 were struck. Pop 19 (PCGS # 8587) .
Estimated Value $850 - 900.
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$1,495
Lot 1622
1843-O $10 S.S. Republic. NGC graded AU-50. An untoned example. Housed in a deluxe mahogany and brass box with a booklet describing the treasure of a C.O.A. Pop 4; 24 finer. From the S.S. Republic, recovered by Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc.
Estimated Value $1,100 - 1,200.
The Arden Collection.

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$4,025
Lot 1623
1843-O $10 Liberty. NGC graded AU-55. Some luster still evident. Pop 79; 71 finer (PCGS # 8589) .
Estimated Value $1,100 - 1,200.
The Arden Collection.

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$2,760
Lot 1624
1844-O $10 Liberty. NGC graded AU-55. Brilliant with lots of luster still present. Very scarce this nice (PCGS # 8591) .
Estimated Value $1,700 - 1,800.
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$3,910
Lot 1625
1844-O $10 Liberty. NGC graded AU-53. Well struck and nicely toned. Very scarce in grades of EF and better (PCGS # 8591) .
Estimated Value $1,100 - 1,200.
The Arden Collection.

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$2,415
Lot 1626
1846-O $10 Liberty. NGC graded EF-45. Abundant luster retained in the fields and throughout the devices. Normal light surface abrasions that go with this grade and early period in Americas gold coinage. Simply transporting bags or smaller groups of such coins by horse and wagon over rough roads in those days must have taken a toll! Pop 42; 59 finer (PCGS # 8595) .
Estimated Value $1,300 - 1,400.
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$2,300
Lot 1627
1847 $10 Liberty. NGC graded AU-55. Mostly untoned (PCGS # 8597) .
Estimated Value $900 - 950.
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$1,006
Lot 1628
1847 $10 S.S. Republic. NGC graded AU-58. Well struck with luster in the protected areas, and untoned. In a deluxe mahogany box with a finely engraved front plate, booklet and C.O.A. Pop 68; none finer. Recovered from the S.S. Republic by Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,001.
The Arden Collection.

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$4,025
Lot 1629
1847-O $10 Liberty. NGC graded EF-45. Untoned (PCGS # 8598) .
Estimated Value $800 - 850.
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$949
Lot 1630
1848 $10 Liberty. NGC graded AU-58. Mostly untoned, the surface area replete with original mint color, luster, and attractiveness (PCGS # 8599) .
Estimated Value $1,400 - 1,500.
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$2,300
Lot 1631
1848-O $10 Liberty. NGC graded AU-50. Lightly toned. Scarce low mintage New Orleans mint Eagle. Pop 23; 79 finer (PCGS # 8600) .
Estimated Value $1,700 - 1,800.
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$2,875
Lot 1632
1849 $10 Liberty. NGC graded AU-58. Well struck with some luster still intact. Marketed and packaged by Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. Includes COA and booklet within a mahogany box with brass engraved front plate. A beautiful presentation piece. Pop 42; 4 finer.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,100.
From the S.S. Republic recovered treasure; The Arden Collection.

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$3,853
Lot 1633
1849 $10 Liberty. NGC graded AU-58. Well struck and lustrous. Untoned (PCGS # 8601) .
Estimated Value $900 - 1,000.
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$3,105
Lot 1634
1850. Large Date. NGC graded AU-55. Pop 80; 87 finer No Motto design featured on Eagles dating from 1838 to 1866 (PCGS # 8603) .
Estimated Value $900 - 1,000.
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$1,323
Lot 1635
1850-O $10 Liberty. NGC graded AU-50. Only 57,500 made. Very scarce in grades above EF. The surface on this coin is somewhat rough and shows a few marks on Liberty's face, one chattermark in the field below the hair bun, andother between stars 7 and 8, and on the reverse, general overall roughness in the field and on the eagle. The eagle itself is somewhat weak as well, lacking some detail in the neck, inner wings, and left leg and claws, due to insufficient pressure applied to the dies. In its favor, the rims are generally unmarked. New Orleans in 1850, where this Eagle was minted, was a hub of activity and the greatest port in the United States at the time, servicing multitudinous importers and exporters all up and down the Mississippi River (PCGS # 8605) .
Estimated Value $1,800 - 1,900.
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$3,680
Lot 1636
1851-O $10 Liberty. PCGS graded AU-53. Well struck with traces of luster still present. There is a slight depression in the surface near the third star, possibly from an earlier occlusion in the die or planchet flake. Exceedingly smooth surface for this grade, pleasing in all respects (PCGS # 8607) .
Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,600.
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$1,438
Lot 1637
1852 $10 Liberty. NGC graded AU-58. Untoned (PCGS # 8608) .
Estimated Value $800 - 900.
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$1,668
Lot 1638
1852 $10 Liberty. PCGS graded AU-53. Mostly untoned. Pop 30 (PCGS # 8608) .
Estimated Value $800 - 850.
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$1,035
Lot 1639
1854-S $10 Liberty. NGC graded AU-50. A nice untoned coin, lustrous with pleasing color and a little orange-gold patina around the periphery (PCGS # 8615) .
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,100.
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$1,553
Lot 1640
1855-S PCGS graded Genuine XF Details. Cleaning. Only 9,000 struck. Lightly toned with some luster still evident. Second San Francisco Mint issue, when the mint opened in 1854 it had a huge waiting list of bullion deposits to refine and process into coins. Production caught up, as it were, by 1855 and so mintage for the $10 Eagle denomination declined markedly from what it had been the year before. Most depositors requested the $20 size for ease in counting and transport (PCGS # 8618) .
Estimated Value $1,200-UP.
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$1,610
Lot 1641
1856-S $10 Liberty. NGC graded AU-58 CAC Approved. Well struck and fully lustrous, untoned. In an old style NGC holder. A lustrous example of an early S-mint Liberty No Motto Eagle! The frosty surfaces are afire with bright volatile luster that looks as though it would like nothing better than to explode with a loud bang. Well struck for the date and easily matching or surpassing others in this AU58 status. We note a few random marks on the portrait and others in the field on both sides consistent with this gold Eagle issue of the period, where these received a hard workout in circulation in an area of the far West where "promised money" or money substitutes in the form of currency, werent allowed or were rigidly frowned upon by the hard-money populace. Pop 55; 3 in 61.

Historic Note: In the 1850s, the histories reveal that the fast growing city of San Francisco was a rough and tumble place. There had been an economic crisis in 1851. With robbers running the streets and political skullduggery deeply embedded in city government, between 1851 and 1856 the San Francisco Committee of Vigilance acted on numerous occasions in response to rampant crime and corruption in the municipal government of San Francisco, California. At its height in 1856, the year this 1856-S gold Eagle was struck, Committee members lynched two gangsters and arrested most of the Democratic Party officials! In all, these militias hanged eight people and forced several elected officials to resign. Each Committee of Vigilance formally relinquished power after three months. It disbanded itself on August 18, 1856.
Estimated Value $4,000 - 4,400.
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$8,338
Lot 1642
1858-O $10 Liberty. NGC graded AU-58. Well struck in natural greenish color gold. Luster is still adhering to the devices. Only 20,000 minted (PCGS # 8626) .
Estimated Value $2,400 - 2,500.
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$5,290
Lot 1643
1860 $10 Liberty. NGC graded AU-55. Lightly toned. Scarce issue. Only 15,055 minted (PCGS # 8631) .
Estimated Value $1,100 - 1,200.
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$2,875
Lot 1644
1861 $10 Liberty. PCGS graded AU-55. Powerfully struck, lustrous and untoned. Struck in the opening months of the year that saw the breakup of the country into North and South. Pop 40; 59 finer (PCGS # 8633) .
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,100.
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$2,185
Lot 1645
1861 $10 Liberty. NGC graded AU-55. Well struck and lightly toned (PCGS # 8633) .
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,100.
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$2,185
Lot 1646
1861 $10 S.S. Republic. NGC graded MS-61. Fully lustrous and untoned. Marketed and packaged by Odyssey Marine Exploration. Includes booklet about the treasure and housed in a mahogany and brass box with a fine engraved front plate.

The SS Republic was a sidewheel steamship, originally named Tennessee (also named USS Mobile for a time), lost in a hurricane off the coast of Georgia in October 1865, en route to New Orleans.

In 2003, the wreck was located 100 miles off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, and rare coins and other artifacts were recovered. Many of the artifacts are on display in selected museums, along with video stories about passengers and crew members. The coins have become available to collectors. A total of 4 coins.
Estimated Value $4,000 - 4,500.
From the S.S. Republic Treasure; The Arden Collection.

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$9,775
Lot 1647
1861-S $10 Liberty. PCGS graded AU-50 PQ. Only 15,500 minted. A scarce date in high grades. Pop 9; 13 finer, 5 in 53, 6 in 55, 2 in 58. No Mint State examples graded by PCGS. The 1861-S $20 gold piece is easily found in various grades. The 1861-S $10 is elusive in the extreme, and this is one of the finer pieces we have had the pleasure to offer in a long while. We emphasize that production of gold coins at the San Francisco Mint during the war between the North and South was almost primarily double eagles, with only a limited press run of smaller denomination coins. So scarce are these, even the S.S. Republic treasure failed to substantially increase the known population, with just two examples recovered. This example is lustrous with a faint hairline on Liberty's neck and some minor scuffs in the field below the right wing, all perfectly normal for an early gold rarity such as this (PCGS # 8634) .
Estimated Value $4,000 - 4,400.
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$10,063






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