Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 75

September Pre Long Beach


Mercury Dimes
 
 
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Lot 1424
1919. PCGS graded MS-67 Full Bands. CAC Approved. A superb satin mint gem. Free from blemishes and creamy-white in appearance. Struck with exactitude by the dies, a rare occurrence with this date, even though Philadelphia-made Mercury dimes tended to be of more consistent high quality than products from Denver and San Francisco. One of the top specimens graded. Pop 10; 1 finer in 67+. (PCGS # 4923)
In "The Silver Coinage of 1916 - An Artistic Renaissance," Thomas S. LaMarre, in referring to the new designs introduced in 1916, wrote, "the Winged Liberty Head dime was first to appear, entering circulation in the latter part of October 1916. 'The design of the dime, owing to the smallness of the coin, has been held quite simple, Mint Director F.J.H. von Engelken said. 'The obverse shows a head of Liberty with winged cap. The head is firm and simple in form; the profile forceful. The reverse shows a design of the bundle of rods, with battle-ax, known as Fasces, and symbolical of unity, wherein lies the Nation's strength. Surrounding the fasces is a full-foliaged branch of olive, symbolical of peace.'". Estimated Value $7,000-UP
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$10,063
Lot 1425
1923. NGC graded MS-67 Full Bands. Frosty and white with blazing luster, first-rate devices, and endless eye-appeal. Pop 28; 1 finer in 68. Estimated Value $450 - 500
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$719
Lot 1426
1937. PCGS graded Proof 67. A brilliant untoned gem. In an OGH. A simply exquisite Superb coin, the glowing white surfaces seem to glisten with full, mirror deep luster. Proofs featuring the Mercury Dime (introduced in 1916, but not sold in Proof form until 1936) caused the Mint a lot of trouble. The new 20th century designs on the Nickels through Silver Dollars rendered them unsuitable for the usual cameo-on-mirror treatment seen in Barber coinage years. But through major effort, the Mint was able to overcome the obstacles and prodcued some truly gorgeous Proof Mercury Dimes. We offer a superb one with this Lot. Pop 197; 28 finer with 2 in 67+, 26 in 68 (PCGS # 5072) Estimated Value $600 - 650
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$776
Lot 1427
1940-D. PCGS graded MS-68 Full Bands. CAC Approved. Areas of natural green and russet toning on both sides adds to its appeal. Pop 22; none finer at PCGS. (PCGS # 5025) Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,100
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