Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 75

September Pre Long Beach


$5 Liberty/With Motto
 
 
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Lot 2144
1903-S. PCGS graded MS-65+. CAC Approved. Lovely mint bloom color. Brilliant golden luster from the surface of this appealing coin. At best, it is not easy to find such luster on a half eagle, even one from San Francisco Mint that traditionally produces the finest looking coins. So too crisp definition on the main devices counts for a lot. Mathematically exact standards are seen in the sharp 1903-S Liberty five. Pop 2; 14 finer, 13 in 66, 1 in 66+. (PCGS # 8408) Estimated Value $3,500 - 4,000
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$4,025
Lot 2145
  1880 and 1910. A Liberty and Indian type Half Eagle. Coins will grade VF-EF. Lot of 2 coins. Estimated Value $600 - 625
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$656
Lot 2146
1892-CC. NGC graded AU-50. Pleasing golden-orange toning. A well struck example with luster around the major devices. Estimated Value $550 - 600
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$834
Lot 2147
1895 and 1900. Each graded MS-62 by PCGS. Estimated Value $800 - 900
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$920
Lot 2148
1899. NGC graded Proof 69 Ultra Cameo. A brilliant untoned virtually perfect proof Liberty Half Eagle. Not only the finest known example for the date but a candidate for finest known for the type! Only 99 struck.

A truly magnificent specimen! One might wonder how this coin has been saved for over 114 years in such a careful state of preservation. Needle sharp as though struck throughout with special attention deserving of a place in the Smithsonian or some European Palace Collection! From the remarkably low Proof coinage, the present coin is a perfect example of the coiner's art at the closing stages of the historic 19th century. Only this single 1899 half eagles has been certified in PR69 Ultra Cameo by NGC, with none finer. It is a privilege to offer this Finest Known 1899 Proof Liberty half. Pop 1; none finer at NGC, and none finer at PCGS (the best one at PCGS is a PRDC-66+). (PCGS # 98494).
At the turn of the 20th century, it was usual for wealthy collectors to order Proof Sets each year to fill in their collections with the finest specimens of the new years coinage. This was an age of imperial Empire expansion throughout the world. America participated along with Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and The Netherlands when, in 1898-1900 it "acquired" through conquest or other means the territorial entities of Hawaii, the Philippines, Puerto Rico and Cuba, the latter three having been part of the fast dissolving Spanish overseas territories. Estimated Value $100,000-UP
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$172,500
Lot 2149
1899. PCGS graded MS-63+. Choice and frosty (PCGS # 8398) Estimated Value $500 - 550
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$690
Lot 2150
1900. PCGS graded MS-64. Pleasing mint bloom colors. This boldly detailed representative is mostly pinkish-gold in color with sleek, bright metallic frosted features (PCGS # 8400) Estimated Value $750 - 800
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$1,035
Lot 2151
1901. PCGS graded MS-60. CAC Approved. Gold CAC Sticker. Housed in an Old Green Holder. Should be re-graded (PCGS # 8402) Estimated Value $500 - 550
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$748






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