Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 74

June Long Beach Coin Auction


Indian Head Cents
 
 
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Lot 2460
1859 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65. Snow 2. Includes Eagle Eye Photo Seal. Pop 144; 18 in 66, 1 in 66+. Lovely even gold toning. A fantastic coin, with riveting appeal from glistening fields. A generous amount of crisp detail for the type as well, including those areas of the feathers and LIBERTY ribbon with the usual weak metal flows into the deepest channels of the dies leaving the centers bold. A knock-out Gem (PCGS # 2052) .
Estimated Value $3,200 - 3,400.
Ex Larry Steve Collection; The Coltrin Family Collection.

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$3,220
Lot 2461
1860 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 PQ CAC Approved. Boldly struck with semi reflective fields. A wonderful gem example. Pop 159; 38 in 66, 8 in 67. Mostly untoned and has the appearance of a Proof coin (PCGS # 2058) .
Estimated Value $1,100 - 1,200.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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$1,495
Lot 2462
1861 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 PQ CAC Approved. Lightly toned and boldly struck. A wonderful Premium Quality example. Pop 174; 55 in 66, 1 in 66+, 10 in 67, 1 in 68 (PCGS # 2061) .
Estimated Value $1,100 - 1,200.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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Lot 2463
1862 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65. Well struck with lovely warm golden toning. A Premium Quality coin. Pop 216; 1 in 65+, 58 in 66, 4 in 66+, 8 in 67 (PCGS # 2064) .

Due to panic hoarding of change in the early days of the Civil War, a premium of 4% developed in July 1862 on copper-nickel Cents and similar small change. In a vain effort to satisfy the demand the mint forced itself to a rate of production even higher than that of 1858 (which it was replacing the old Large Cents with the new, smaller format Flying Eagles). By the end of July the weekly issue amounted to 1,200,000 pieces. One-third of this total was reserved for Philadelphia, the remainder going to the other large cities. No applicant anywhere received more than $5 worth.

Unfortunately, the $478,000 worth of small cents produced in 1862 was a small sum when contrasted with the approximately $25,000,000 or more in silver coin that had disappeared. The demand for the Cent pieces was never satisfied. The conditions in Philadelphia, which were duplicated in other cities, were described in the Public Ledger of July 18th:

"The difficulty among small shopkeepers, provision dealers in the markets and the city generally, in making change, has caused an extraordinary demand for cents, and all that can be commanded at the Mint are eagerly bought. Though many of those who desired cents stood in line for hours, waiting an opportunity to get into the Mint, they had to go home without them, as the supply on hand was exhausted before half the applicants were accommodated."

The existence of a premium on the Cent pieces in July and the later months of 1862 is thus explained. For a time the copper-nickel coins provided the only small change.
Estimated Value $900 - 1,000.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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Lot 2464
1863 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65. Lovely golden toning. Pop 210; 7 in 65+, 37 in 66, 2 in 66+ (PCGS # 2067) .
Estimated Value $900 - 1,000.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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Lot 2465
1864. Copper-Nickel. NGC graded MS-66. Light golden toning. A beautiful example with fully frosted devices and fields. Nearly perfect, the sole exception being a few soft diamonds on the ribbon, which are still visible with magnification. The reported mintage is one of the lower ones of all the copper-nickel Indian Cents. Survivors are typically below average and dull compared to the quality of this MS66 coin. An example which most will agree is a notable exception. Except spirited bidding on this gem. Pop 17; none finer at NGC .
Estimated Value $3,000 - 3,200.
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$2,875
Lot 2466
1864 Indian Head Cent. Copper-nickel. PCGS graded MS-65 CAC Approved. A hint of light tone is starting to form.First-rate Gem! Pop 118; 2 in 65+, 15 in 66, 1 in 67 (PCGS # 2070) .

The number of copper-nickel cents in the country at the outbreak of the war was not far from 100,000,000.these coins had been forced into circulation by exchange for Spanish silver coins, as well as by sales for gold and silver coins of the United States, until they flooded the channels of retail trade, became a public nuisance, and sold at a discount in the cities. The repeal of the law authorizing the exchange for Spanish fractions had greatly reduced their coinage, and in 1861 only enough were produced to replace the old copper coins returned for redemption.

The majority of the coins were in the Northern states, especially in the East. There were none in circulation in the Pacific region, and the Southern states had very few, possibly not more than fifteen or twenty millions. These copper-nickel coins, worth as bullion about half as much as their money value, did not disappear when the silver coins vanished in July, 1862. They continued to circulate and for a short while, before the vast outpouring of shinplasters, they constituted the only small change in the Northern states. Tied up in bundles of 25, 50, or 100 pieces, they were widely used in retail trade. Bus companies, theatres, and restaurants accepted these rolls everywhere. A retail store in New York received so many that the floor of the room in which they were stored collapsed.
Estimated Value $1,300 - 1,400.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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Lot 2467
1864 Indian Head Cent. Bronze. PCGS graded MS-65 Red. Snow 1. Includes Eagle Eye Photo Seal. We note a tiny obverse fly-speck. Pop 107; 34 in 66, 1 in 67 (PCGS # 2078) .

Historical Note: To aid the Mint in coining large numbers of the new bronze coins beginning in 1864, a private company received a contract to prepare blanks for the new bronze coinage. Bronze is an alloy of copper with tin and zinc, usually 95% copper with 5% of the latter two. With this pravte contractor's help, the Mint was able to strike nearly 60 million coins in the last seven months of 1864. The small coin shortage of the early war years was over.
Estimated Value $700 - 750.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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Lot 2468
1864. Bronze, With "L". PCGS graded MS-65 Red PQ CAC Approved. A wonderful specimen. Includes Eagle Eye Photo Seal. Pop 33; 1 in 65+ Red, 3 in 66 Red. A nice bold strike and fully red. A handsome, resolute Gem example with a full strike and outstanding eye appeal. Nearly flawless surfaces. Typically, the dies used to strike the issues this year were used until they almost quite literally fell apart. Finding a gem with surfaces as clean as this full mint Red coin is quite a task. This is one of the most beautiful 1864 With L's there is. It certainly looks better than the typical MS65RD.

The 1864 With L design is a modification made presumably late in the year. With an estimated mintage of about 5 million, this is one of the key dates in the series. This new design with Chief Engraver James B. Longacre's initial "L" on the lower ribbon. All issues after this year have this feature. The portrait was also redesigned, changing back to a narrow bust point style used for the 1859 and 1860 pointed bust issues (PCGS # 2081) .
Estimated Value $5,500 - 6,500.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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Lot 2469
1865 Indian Head Cent. Plain 5. PCGS graded MS-65 Red PQ CAC Approved. A lovely Red gem example. Boldly struck. Includes Eagle Eye Photo Seal. Pop 47; 1 in 65+ Red, 9 in 66 Red (PCGS # 2084) .
Estimated Value $1,900 - 2,000.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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Lot 2470
1866 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red. Boldly struck with loads of Mint Red still intact. A satiny gem of the finest order. Broadly sweeping cartwheel luster supports intense orange, red, and faint rose iridescence. Pristine for the grade and certain to attract much bidding interest. A great-looking 1866 from a stellar collection of Flying Eagle and Indian Cents, this too, displays a precision strike on the legends and main device, which is unusual for the date, and not even a trace of soft detail at the feather veins or rim dentils. Pop 23; 5 in 66 Red (PCGS # 2087) .
Estimated Value $3,200 - 3,400.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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Lot 2471
1867 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red PQ CAC Approved. Well struck with lovely Mint Red colors. A Premium Quality example. This desirable Gem has glowing reddish-orange surfaces and no mentionable problems on either side. Very elusive in Gem condition and with intact mint color. And so to the next qualification, the strike. Here we see quite good detail with not even minor weakness to the sharp centers although some of the rim dentils are compromised, as often happens with Indian Cents struck in the 1860s for some reason. Pop 20; 1 in 66 Red (PCGS # 2090) .

If President Millard Fillmore (1850-53) couldn't read Latin, Andrew Johnson (President, 1865-69) was lucky to be able to read at all. He never went to any kind of school; his wife taught him to read. He is often held up as an example of a failed presidency. Instead, he seems to have made one of the best deals for the American people ever -- buying Alaska from Russia in 1867, the year of this Indian cent, for $7.2 million. Who has added so much since? What other President has actually made the nation richer, rather than poorer? Johnson did the nation a great service, say the historians. Still, he gets little respect and practically no thanks. They ought to honor him on a coin made from melted down Alaskan gold nuggets.
Estimated Value $3,100 - 3,300.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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Lot 2472
1867 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-64 Red. Nice and frosty. A pleasant coppery bright example swooning with radiance unlike so few others this year. A great deal of discussion also surrounds a coin's strike, particularly Indian Cents struck in the 1870s decade. This 1867-dated coin has exceptional detail with no sign of weakness to the feathers, the diamond pattern on the ribbon end, or elsewhere. Pop 66; 21 finer, 20 in 65, 1 in 66 (PCGS # 2090) .
Estimated Value $1,700 - 1,900.
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Lot 2473
1868 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red. Well struck with loads of Mint Red. A vibrant and highly lustrous Gem 1868 Indian Cent, one of the desirable dates from the late- 1860s, a coin whose rush of brilliance shows this has exquisitely preserved surfaces. Struck with methodical precision throughout. Pop 30; 3 in 66 Red (PCGS # 2093) .
Estimated Value $2,300 - 2,500.
Ex Richard Collection; The Coltrin Family Collection.

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Lot 2474
1869 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red. Boldly struck with nice Mint Red color. A fiery orange Gem that has a good eye appeal and flashy luster. Given the proper amount of strike pressure, the coin was fully brought up by the dies, which, we have found, is a hallmark of 1869 Cents, a date typically well made, though rarely offered in full red Gem condition, we should hasten to add. Pop 27; 7 in 66 Red (PCGS # 2096) .

Historical Note for this decade: There was a "broad drop in prices" following the end of the American Civil War (1861-65). From 1866-1879, prices (and wages) declined steadily. This can be attributed to the withdrawal of a large portion of the paper money (the greenbacks) which had been issued to finance the Civil War (official Union name, War of the Rebellion). While greenbacks were accepted in most of the country, in California (which had a pro-gold sentiment from the Gold Rush '49ers) there was active civil disobedience. People refused to obey the legal tender law, which the authorities found unenforceable. If you tried to pay in greenbacks, people would boycott you and drive you out of business. So California remained on the gold standard through the war. Prices did not decline there from 1866-1879 as they did for the rest of the country.
Estimated Value $4,000 - 4,200.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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Lot 2475
1869/69 FS-301. NGC graded MS-65 RB CAC Approved. Popular Red Book variety. Boldly struck. Eagle Eye cert. Date recuttiing is often found on 19th century issues. Date puncheons were used, sometimes a full four-digit logotype in the post-Civil War period, and sometimes with one or two single digits recut from individual numeral punches. An elusive variety in this outstanding Gem condition. Pop 24; 11 finer in 66RB.
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,100.
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$2,990
Lot 2476
1869 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded Proof 64 Red & Brown. Only 600+ Proofs minted. Very little red showing but beautifully glossy and razor sharp. A scarce year by any measure. Pop 77; 38 finer (PCGS # 2295) .
Estimated Value $550 - 600.
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Lot 2477
1870 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red. Lovely Mint Red colors. Includes Eagle Eye Photo Seal. A frosty, satiny gem with strong luster and a bold beauty throughout much of the obverse and reverse details, though some typical less than sharp detail at UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The coppery color is rich and glowing. Pop 31; 4 in 66 Red. A rare date in this grade (PCGS # 2099) .

Many collectors like to associate their numismatic interest with what was going on in the country when their coins were struck. Having that in mind, 1870 was a cheerless year for the Southern states as it saw the death of their beloved General Robert E. Lee. His passing was like a door silently closing on one era and another opening onto the next. This next was America's rocket ride to industrial prominence and glory in the ensuing quarter century, but the South, which Lee epitomized, would languish under the iron fist of the carpetbaggers and "Reconstruction" for agonizing years longer.
Estimated Value $2,800 - 3,000.
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Lot 2478
1871 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red CAC Approved. A Premium Quality coin for the given grade with lovely Mint Red colors. Since 1857, the mint had been redeeming Half Cents and Large Cents and melting them for recoinage into Indian Cents. By 1871, the supply of redeemed coins dwindled so low that the Philadelphia mint could produced only 3.9 million new Cents. Most of these coins were placed into circulation, where they remained until well worn or lost. As a consequence, the 1871 is one of the premier condition rarities in the Indian Cent series. Pop 16; 2 in 66. Very rare date in this grade (PCGS # 2102) .

The tragedy began in 1871: A Vermont tanner invented a process of tanning buffalo hide in 1871, which made it commercially usable. In 1872, the slaughter commenced. With government approval, marksmen and skinners moved in, and by 1878 the great southern buffalo herd, estimated at 10 million head, had been wiped out. Then the hunters moved north and slaughtered another 5 million. This next part of the Wild West is best left forgotten. The hunters often moved onto Indian land. If the Indians objected and drove the hunters out, the Army would come in and destroy all of the Indians' possessions, forcing them to surrender or face the elements, without homes, horses, food, or tools. Between 1860 and 1889, the number of Great Plains buffalo was reduced from 50 million to 551.
Estimated Value $7,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 2479
1872 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-64 Red. Lovely shades of Mint Red color. Includes Eagle Eye Photo Seal. Extraordinarily well preserved and bathed in luxuriant fresh coppery iridescence that gives this high grade specimen even greater appeal. Free from any distractions, an amazing specimen. Pop 47; 1 in 64+, 13 in 65, 1 in 66 (PCGS # 2105) .

Historic note for 1872: While buffaloes were being shot for sport in this period, another tragedy hit the Eastern Seabord: The Great Epizootic of 1872 as it was called saw an estimated four million horses killed by an equine virus suspected of having come from Canada. The number of sick horses approached 100% and mortality rates ranged between 1% and 10%. Many horses were unable to stand in their stalls and those who could stand coughed violently and were too weak to pull loads.

This wreaked havoc upon urban transportation which was still in the "horse and buggy" days. In September in Philadelphia and New York, men were hitched to street cars to haul passengers and to carts to haul goods! In November a fire in Boston devastated 766 buildings and caused an estimated $75 million in damage, in part because the majority of horses to pull steam fire engines were incapacitated. Commerce suffered, and the Epizootic was given as one of the precipitating causes of the following year's Panic of '73.
Estimated Value $4,400 - 4,600.
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Lot 2480
1872. ICG graded MS-64 RB. Nice mint red on the obverse.A boldly originial and decidedly beautiful 1872 Indian cent, one of the scarcer dates in the 1870s only surpassed by the famous 1877 Indian Cent. Well regarded in this outstanding condition.
Estimated Value $750 - 800.
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$1,006
Lot 2481
1873 Indian Head Cent. Closed 3. PCGS graded Proof 65 Red & Brown CAC Approved. Mostly Mint Red with lovely reddish hues. An attractive coin with nearly flawless surfaces. An outstanding coin for this issue which typically comes with only moderate mirrors. The reverse die is a reuse of a die first used for the 1872 Proof.

The Closed 3 date style is used on the early dies made prior to Chief Coiner A.L. Snowden's complaint on January 18th regarding the similarities of the look of the date to 1878. All Proofs this year are of the closed 3 style. The reported mintage of 1,100 seems to be in line with the rarity of examples seen in the marketplace. This is a very tough coin to locate in gem full red condition so that a red and brown piece is perfectly acceptable. The difficulty in finding full red coins is due to the sloppy die preparation, which produced coins that do not seem to excite very often. Pop 38, 3 in 66 RB (PCGS # 2307) .
Estimated Value $600 - 650.
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Lot 2482
1873 Indian Head Cent. Open 3. PCGS graded MS-64 Red. Lots of Mint Red and quite choice for the grade. Includes Eagle Eye Photo Seal. Pop 50; 2 in 64+, 21 in 65, 4 in 66 (PCGS # 2108) .
Estimated Value $1,200 - 1,300.
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Lot 2483
1874 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red. Well struck with nice Mint Red toning. A blazing golden orange specimen with rich rose and bright coppery highlights. Sharp and appealing, and among the finest examples of the date certified by a respected top-tier grading service. A hint of weakness at the dentils that is typically seen is almost absent on this much crisper than average struck specimen, with the key central areas strongly hit by the dies. Pop 30; 5 in 66 (PCGS # 2120) .

Gold Rush, 1874-style: Almost forgotten now, the Black Hills Gold Rush took place in Dakota Territory in the United States. It began in 1874 following the Custer Expedition and reached a peak in 1876-77.

Prospectors found gold in 1874 near present-day Custer, South Dakota, but the deposit turned out to be small. The large placer gold deposits of Deadwood Gulch were discovered in November 1875, and in 1876, thousands of gold-seekers flocked to the new town of Deadwood, although it was still within Indian land.
Estimated Value $2,600 - 2,700.
Ex Richard Collection; The Coltrin Family Collection.

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Lot 2484
1875 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red. Loads of frosty Mint Red intact. Rich, gold, and fiery red are the order of the day where this gem 1875 cent is concerned. Adding to those results, a word about strike: this piece has all but needle-sharp devices, with gorgeous detail on the headdress feathers, the ribbon end with its supply of diamonds, and the shield and wreath on the reverse. Pop 34; 1 in 65+, 6 in 66 (PCGS # 2123) .
Estimated Value $2,500 - 2,600.
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Lot 2485
1876 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red. Well struck with shades of fiery Mint Red colors and semi reflective surfaces. Very attractive. Pop 35; 13 in 66, 1 in 67 (PCGS # 2126) .

One of the high spots of the US 1876 Centennial Exposition held in Philadelphia in 1876 was the starting of the great 70-foot-tall Corliss steam engine, the wonder of the day, which turned the machinery in Machinery Hall. Dom Pedro, the emperor of Brazil, accompanied by President Grant, turned on the power which put the huge machine in motion. It was purchaed by the Pullman (railway) Company following the close of the Exposition and for many years ran in its plant at Chicago. Built by George Corliss, it was the largest steam engine in the world. Of engines like the Corliss, William Dean Howells wrote, "In these things of iron and steel the national genius speaks."
Estimated Value $2,600 - 2,700.
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Lot 2486
1877 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-64 Red. Popular Key date with well over 50% Mint Red color. The obverse is semi-reflective. Pop 41; 1 in 64+, 23 in 65, 6 in 66

All non-Proof 1877 Indian cents are seen struck using one reverse die, which shows a shallow N in ONE. This is a reverse type used from the 1860s until 1869 and sporadically thereafter until 1873. This reverse die shows no die cracks, although 90% of this issue show the clashing described above. How could the entire mintage of 852,000 pieces have been struck with only one reverse? I do not have an answer. Mint records show 6 reverse dies being produced for regular coinage in 1877, but 4 were not used until 1878, leaving 2 reverse dies used for 1877. Where are the coins struck from the second die? Is that one of the Proof dies? Either the actual mintage is even lower than the number customarily reported, or the entire batch of 1877's from a second die is missing.

The mintage of 1877 cents was an all time low for the series, not to be underproduced until the 1909 San Francisco Mint Indian Cent. It is true that the low mintage is due in part to a slowdown in the economy, which forced large quantities of older cents back into circulation. This caused the Mint to produce less new cents. However, this explanation oversimplifies the cause and effect. To get to the real reason of the scarcity of cents of this date we must go back to the Mint act of 1864, which gave a limited legal tender limit of only ten cents to the new bronze cent. No special legislative action was made to allow Banks to move the quantities of cents that accumulated in their vaults. The action needed to alleviate this problem came in the form of the Mint act of March 3, 1871, which required the Mint to redeem the older minor coins in any quantity. At first the coins, which in addition to bronze cents included older copper cents, half cents, copper-nickel cents, bronze two cent pieces, nickel three cents and nickel five cent pieces, were melted and recoined into new three and five cent nickels and bronze cents. By 1874, as less and less of the pre-1864 coinage was being redeemed it became obvious that the remaining bronze cents and nickel coinage could just be taken in and paid out without going through the recoinage process. The Mint then operated as a clearinghouse for the backlog of minor coins, reissuing them side by side with newly minted coins. Since the coins were already on the books from their original mintage, they were accounted for separately from the mintage of new coinage. With the surge of redemption in 1877, new coinage was cut off early in the year. Over 10 million cents were issued in 1877, but less than 1 million of them were new coins carrying that date. The rest of the issuance was made up of older coins (PCGS # 2129) .

Although this lot comprises the Key Date 1877 Indian Cent and not affected by what was to happen, it had long been thought that the subsidiary coins below $1 denomination which suddenly disappeared in 1861-62 during the Civil War were melted or sent to Europe and sold as bullion. As a matter of fact only a small proportion were disposed of in this way. The great majority went to countries where they had values as coins above their bullion values, some to Canada but most to Latin-America. Their dramatic reappearance many years later is described in a subsequent chapter. The capacity of Latin-America to absorb United States silver was obviously limited, but there was some place for new coins even after the wholesale exportation of 1862, and in later years the mints continued to coin silver for bullion dealers who shipped the coins to Latin-America and brought back gold or foreign silver coins. After June, 1862, the United States mints were, so far as silver was concerned, merely establishments conducted for the benefit of New York and San Francisco bullion dealers.
Estimated Value $9,000 - 10,000.
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Lot 2487
1877 Indian Head Cent. NGC graded Good-6 Brown. Popular Key Date. Only 852,500 minted.
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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$633
Lot 2488
1878 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red. Lovely Mint Red Colors on this still scarce issue from the later 1870s. Defined by its boldness and attractive surfaces. Pop 47; 13 in 66, 1 in 67 (PCGS # 2132) .
Estimated Value $1,900 - 2,000.
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Lot 2489
1879 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red. A lovely Mint Red gem example. Scarce in this outstanding condition. Pop 53; 15 in 66, 2 in 67 (PCGS # 2135) .
Estimated Value $1,100 - 1,200.
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Lot 2490
1880 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red PQ CAC Approved. Lovely rich Mint Red colors. A coin that should be MS-66 Red. Includes Eagle Eye Photo Seal. Pop 46; 16 in 66, 2 in 67 (PCGS # 2138) .
Estimated Value $1,400 - 1,500.
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Lot 2491
1881 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red PQ. A nice bold strike with lovely Mint Red colors. Pop 72; 1 in 65+, 24 in 66, 4 in 67 (PCGS # 2141) .

James A. Garfield, killed by an assassin's bullet in 1881, was a great president, if by "great" one illustrates greatness by not doing despicable things. Garfield took office in March of 1881. The man was a marvel who could write Latin with one hand and Greek with the other at the same time. He was shot in July and died three months later. "He didn't have time to accomplish his plans," say the historians.
Estimated Value $900 - 1,000.
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Lot 2492
1882 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red. Lovely Mint Red colors. A nice looking example. Pop 69; 1 in 65+, 21 in 66, 2 in 67 (PCGS # 2144) .
Estimated Value $800 - 900.
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Lot 2493
1883 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red. Nice Mint Red toning. Another nice looking coin. Includes Eagle Eye Photo Seal. Pop 56; 31 finer with 25 in 66, 6 in 67 (PCGS # 2147) .

1883 is another historic year in United States history, for it witnessed the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge. One of the great engineering feats of the late 19th century was the building of the Brooklyn Bridge. The success of the venture was, in large measure, due to the Roebling brothers who made the gigantic cables that held up the roadway. One of them died in the construction work. Some time after it was opened in 1883, someone on the span suddenly shouted that it was falling and several persons were killed in the wild panic that followed.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,100.
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$978
Lot 2494
1884 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red. Well struck with lovely Mint Red colors. Much scarcer in this condition than the 1880-83 issues before it. Pop 36 with 16 finer; 12 in 66, 1 in 66+ and 3 in 67 (PCGS # 2150) .
Estimated Value $1,600 - 1,700.
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Lot 2495
1885 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red CAC Approved. Well struck with lots of Mint Red color. A great looking coin and of Premium Quality for the grade. This coin should be regraded for an MS-66 Red grade. Pop 56 with 10 finer in 66 (PCGS # 2153) .

1885 is the year LaMarcus Adna Thompson patented the roller coaster. Also that year, the first Japanese immigrants arrived in Hawaii (then a sovereign Kingdom). On February 21, 1885, United States President Chester A. Arthur dedicated the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.
Estimated Value $2,800 - 3,000.
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Lot 2496
1886 Indian Head Cent. Variety 1. PCGS graded MS-65 Red PQ. Snow 6. Includes Eagle Eye Photo Seal. Well struck with nice Mint Red colors. Among the finest graded. In 1886 Charles Barber altered the original master die for the Indian Cent. Barbers new master revealed a few slight design differences. On Type One cents the last feather of the Indian's headdress points between the I and C in AMERICA, while on the Type Two variety the last feather is slightly lower and points between the C and A. Of course, full Red examples of the Type 1 are especially scarce and desirable. Pop 22; 2 finer in 66 (PCGS # 2156) .
Estimated Value $4,200 - 4,400.
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$4,140
Lot 2497
1887 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red CAC Approved. Both sides have reflective fields. A vibrant gemmy red coin. The 1886 is more famous as a transitional date for the Indian cent, due to the changes made to its obverse. In 1887, the Mint ceased buying cent planchets from their previous supplier, and switched to another firm linked to Joseph Wharton, who is better known to most numismatists for his decades-earlier efforts to have the Mint adopt nickel as its coinage metal (naturally sold by his mines). The contract lasted only two years, and in 1889, the Mint switch to a local firm, Merchant & Company, as its supplier. Pop 57; 18 finer with 15 in 66, 1 in 66+, 2 in 67 (PCGS # 2159) .
Estimated Value $1,900 - 2,000.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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$1,783
Lot 2498
1888 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red CAC Approved. Lovely Mint Red colors. Includes Eagle Eye Photo Seal. Each side displays warm, balanced color and outstanding overall appearance. The surfaces are light orange-red with deeper coppery foundation below. Just a bit softly struck on the tips of the top feathers in the headdress. Considering the evidence of the low population data, the status of this coin is assured, and with its unparalleled technical quality plus aesthetic presence, we predict active bidding activity, perhaps a memorable hammer price. Pop 29; 13 finer with 11 in 66, 1 in 66+, 1 in 67 (PCGS # 2168) .
Estimated Value $2,300 - 2,500.
Ex Richard Collection; The Coltrin Family Collection.

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$1,610
Lot 2499
1889 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red. Lovely Mint Red color. Includes Eagle Eye Photo Seal. Full frosty luster; many average collectors who haven't specialized in Indian Cents fail to realize how scarce the dates in the 1880s truly are in Gem full red condition. The PCGS population census reveals the truth: Pop 34; 7 finer in 66 (PCGS # 2174) .
Estimated Value $2,400 - 2,500.
Ex Richard Collection; The Coltrin Family Collection.

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$1,668
Lot 2500
1890 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red. Uniform light Mint Red color. Snappy mint luster throughout, a spot-free jewel. Pop 45; 8 finer in 66 (PCGS # 2177) .
Estimated Value $1,300 - 1,400.
Ex Ally Collection; The Coltrin Family Collection.

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Lot 2501
1891 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red. Well struck with rich sunset-red mint colors. Pop 67; 8 finer in 66 (PCGS # 2180) .
Estimated Value $900 - 1,000.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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$834
Lot 2502
1892 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red PQ CAC Approved. Pleasing Mint Red colors. Scarcer issue having full red color. Pop 51; 12 finer with 1 in 65+, 10 in 66, 1 in 67 (PCGS # 2183) .
Estimated Value $1,200 - 1,300.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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$1,265
Lot 2503
1893 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red PQ CAC Approved. Uniform Mint Red color and quite choice. Pop 80; with 24 finer, 23 in 66, 1 in 67 (PCGS # 2186) .
Estimated Value $750 - 800.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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$920
Lot 2504
1894 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red PQ CAC Approved. A uniform light Mint Red gem example. Includes Eagle Eye Photo Seal. Pop 75; 26 finer with 1 in 65+, 23 in 66 and 2 in 66+ (PCGS # 2189) .
Estimated Value $1,300 - 1,400.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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$834
Lot 2505
1895 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red. Rich fiery Mint Red colors. Includes Eagle Eye Photo Seal. Pop 35; 4 finer with 1 in 65+ and 3 in 66 (PCGS # 2192) .
Estimated Value $650 - 700.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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$633
Lot 2506
1896 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red PQ CAC Approved. A beautiful Mint Red example and a Premium Quality coin for the grade. Pop 49; 12 finer with 10 in 66, 2 in 67 (PCGS # 2195) .
Estimated Value $850 - 900.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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$2,070
Lot 2507
1897 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red. About 50% Mint Red colors. Pop 54; 16 finer with 14 in 66, 1 in 66+, 1 in 67 (PCGS # 2198) .
Estimated Value $700 - 750.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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$719
Lot 2508
1898 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red PQ. Intense Mint Red colors. Pop 107; 63 finer with 53 in 66, 2 in 66+, 8 in 67 (PCGS # 2201) .
Estimated Value $550 - 600.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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$575
Lot 2509
1899 Indian Head Cent. PCGS graded MS-65 Red. A lovely frosty Mint Red gem example. Pop 231; 99 finer with 85 in 66, 8 in 67, 2 in 67+, 2 in 68 (PCGS # 2204) .
Estimated Value $500 - 550.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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$552



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