Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 75

September Pre Long Beach


$10 Liberty/With Motto
 
 
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Lot 2162
1879. PCGS graded Proof 64. A well struck glittering choice proof, delicately toned. Only 30 proofs struck. While the listed mintage of 30 pieces seems reasonable for the period, this date is actually rarer than the lower mintage 1877 and 1878! There may be as few as eight Proof 1879 eagles in existence today, nearly all Choice or Gem Proof quality, curiously, although a polished low-end specimen appeared at auction in the past (1992). It is also possible, though we doubt it, that the population could increase to a few more coins.

An interesting aspect of this issue is how die lapping has caused what the Heritage auction firm calls the "floating curl", an apt phrase in which the curl dangling behind Libertys neck becomes detached at the top. A bold, gleaming, and unmistakable Proof. The 1879 Eagle issue is not as highly mirror-deep as some of the smaller denominations, yet the devices retain delicate mint frost and feature warm yellow-gold devices. A few faint hairlines are visible on each side, a tiny toning area on Libertys neck may be used as a provenance indicator. Contrary the smaller denomination gold Proofs of this year, Eagles (as well as Double Eagles) seem to lack the usual deep cameo contrast, and may not exist for this denomination. Pop 2; 1 finer in 65. (PCGS # 8819)
Typical events of the fast-growing United States in the year 1879 include: The first telephone line connecting two American cities being strung, and thereafter Boston and Lowell, Mass., were in communication; on a humorous note, a reporter cornered William H. Vanderbilt, head of the New York Central Railroad, demanding an interview and stating that the public was waiting for one. Vanderbilt brushed past him, snapping the immortal words, "The public be damned!"; and last, in his second effort to establish a low-priced shopping center, Frank W. Woolworth finally succeeded with a flourishing 5-and-10-cent store in Lancaster, Pa. Estimated Value $25,000 - 27,000
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$35,650
Lot 2163
1888-S. PCGS graded MS-62. CAC Approved. Intensely lustrous (PCGS # 8714) Estimated Value $800 - 850
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$1,121
Lot 2164
1894. NGC graded MS-61 and MS-62. Lot of 2 coins (PCGS # 8729) Estimated Value $1,400 - 1,450

The Arden Collection.

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$1,553
Lot 2165
1894. PCGS graded MS-62. Some natural reddish toning appears on both sides. A frosty example from the 1890s decade (PCGS # 8729) Estimated Value $675 - 700
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$863
Lot 2166
  1894. PCGS graded MS-60. Housed in a First Generation Holder. (PCGS # 8729). Estimated Value $650 - 700
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$782
Lot 2167
1897. NGC graded MS-63. Housed in an Old Style Holder (PCGS # 8737) Estimated Value $650 - 700
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$932
Lot 2168
1898-S. NGC graded MS-62+. CAC Approved. Nice gold toning with reflective fields. Pop 1; 23 finer, 20 in 63, 3 in 64. (PCGS # 8741) Estimated Value $1,350 - 1,400
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$1,553
Lot 2169
1901-S. PCGS graded MS-65. A gorgeous sainy mint gem displaying full mint bloom colors. A problem-free coin with luster racing over the surface, whats not to like! Plus vivid and gold in appearance. Moving in for closer inspection, the fields acquit themselves nicely in terms of the fewness of marks. A blunt impression is never left by the recoil of the dies that struck this year's coinage, we should point out, 1901-S is noteworthy for its fantastic strikes and eye-appealing luster; just the same, we can report that this specimen, unlike the others struck in prior years, is outstanding in its detail and sharpness. A beauty! (PCGS # 8749) Estimated Value $2,400 - 2,500
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$2,990
Lot 2170
1901-S. PCGS graded MS-64. Pleasing pinkish gold color with lustrous abundance that this year is famous for; bold relief everywhere including the stars around Liberty (PCGS # 8749) Estimated Value $1,200 - 1,300
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$1,323
Lot 2171
1901-S. NGC graded MS-63. Delicately toned (PCGS # 8749) Estimated Value $1,100 - 1,150
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$949
Lot 2172
1901-S. PCGS graded MS-63. Nice and lustrous (PCGS # 8749) Estimated Value $800 - 850
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$949
Lot 2173
1906-D. PCGS graded AU-58. Frosty (PCGS # 8760) Estimated Value $625 - 650
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$776






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