Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 75

September Pre Long Beach


Standing Liberty Quarter Dollars
 
 
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Lot 1442
1917. Type 1. PCGS graded MS-66 Full Head. CAC Approved. Needle sharp and shimmering with untoned mint luster. A distinguished looking coin in such lofty condition. Deserves everyone's attention. Housed in an Old Green Holder.

United States silver coins struck in 1916 and early 1917 possess a "textured" luster, almost velvety, distinct from anything before or since. The velvet texture is most notable on sharp Mint State specimens of the new designs: Mercury Dime, Standing Liberty Quarter, Walking Liberty Half Dollar. The closest one can come in comparison is to the very rare Matte Proofs and Satin Finish Proofs also struck in the teens. The present Standing Liberty Type 1 Quarter shows this textured luster to its fullest (and, we might add, quite alluring) effect. We encourage all collectors to examine such coins for their beauty and artistry, since this shows American coining ability at its zenith. Pop 373; 78 finer, 10 in 66+, 64 in 67, 4 in 67+. (PCGS # 5707) Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,600
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$2,530
Lot 1443
1917-D. Type 2. NGC graded MS-66. CAC Approved. A gorgeous gem. Shimmering with intense luster and enhanced by natural golden and electric blue toning about the borders on both sides. Clearly, a stunning example! Housed in an Old Style Holder. Pop 16; 3 finer, 2 in 66 Star, 1 in 67.
Historic note: According to researches done by Stacks, "whether or not there really was any public criticism of the bare-breasted first type, no mention was made of it either in the letters of Treasury Secretary McAdoo to Representative Ashbrook (chairman of the House committee on coinage), nor in the bill introduced by Ashbrook and actually passed by the House on July 1917. That bill was quite specific as to the allowable changes in the design: 'No changes shall be made in the emblems or devices used. The modifications shall consist of the changing of the position of the eagle, the re-arrangement of the stars and lettering, and a slight concavity given to the surface.' Under these provisions, the addition of the armor on Liberty was in straight violation of the enabling law." Estimated Value $5,000 - 6,000
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Lot 1444
1918/7-S. Overdate FS-101 (FS-008.5). PCGS graded VG-10. The only example of the variety graded at PCGS. Popular key date. Pop 1; none finer at PCGS for the variety. Estimated Value $2,200 - 2,300
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Lot 1445
1923-S. PCGS graded AU-55. Light even toning on both sides. Semi-key date. Elusive in upper grades (PCGS # 5744) Estimated Value $1,600 - 1,700
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Lot 1446
1928-S. NGC graded MS-68 Full Head. Fantastic natural rainbow color on the obverse that are shockingly vivid! Even close scrutiny with a loupe fails to reveal any noticeable abrasions, large or small. The 1928-S is among the more underrated issues in the Standing Liberty Quarter series. An original mintage of 2.6 million pieces is certainly respectable for an S-mint Quarter of this type, and the 1928-S has the added benefit of having been produced toward the end of the series at a time when more coins were kept from entering circulation.

An incredible specimen worthy of a record bid. The surfaces are about as colorful and radiant as we have ever seen, iridescent in color, and quite lustrous from the jet-propulsion assist from the radiant luster below. Often, a soft impact was left by the recoil of the often worn dies that struck this coins design; but in a few instances, and only a few like the present one, the opposite is the case and the coin has a very agreeable convincing impression. Should break records! Advanced SLQ collectors would be wise to take full advantage of the fleeting bidding opportunity that this lot represents, particularly if they are competing for top-ranked honors on the NGC Registry. Pop 2; none finer at NGC.
In 1925 the date on the Standing Liberty quarters was recessed into the step, creating a sub-type. This allowed the coin's rim to protect the numbers better from wear. Evidently this modification did improve the situation, since pre-1925 dates fetch prices many times higher than post-1925 dates, even given roughly equal mintage numbers in the same state of preservation. Estimated Value $15,000-UP
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$12,075
Lot 1447
  A lot of Standing Liberty Quarters. A total of 380 coins with partial to full dates, bearing a total face value of $95.00. Estimated Value $1,100 - 1,200
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$1,783






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