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Sale 81

The Pre-Long Beach Sale


Nickel Three Cent Pieces
 
 
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Lot 690
1869. NGC graded Proof 66 Cameo. Star. Gorgeous Brilliant Gem Cameo. Only 600 struck. From one side to the other the luminous silvery luster glows with lightning bolt brilliance. There are not spots or untoward funny toning. Indeed, the coin looks like it just landed from the coining press, it is that spectacular. Next a word about the strike. The pressure transmitted from the die to the blank reveals itself in sharp hair over Libertys hear and cascading in the back (two areas where, on the business strikes at least, problems occur). 1869 is noted for bold detail. It is characteristic. And here, because the originality is so praiseworthy, the coin makes the transition lightly into the Star category for superior visual appeal. Yes, a handsome coin that is very sharp from top to bottom, center to edge. Pop 6; 6 finer, 1 in 66+, 1 in 67, 4 in 67 Star.
Estimated Value $1,350 - 1,400.
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Lot 691
1870. PCGS graded Proof 65 Cameo. A glittering example. Only 1,000 struck. A high degree of dancing luster springs to life beneath rich nickel-bright highlights. Devices are frosted; fields mirror-deep. Bold at the reverse as well, where much more detail can be found there than on the typical, non-Proof example of the date. A lively gem that will please just about everyone. Pop 26; 11 finer, 10 in 66, 1 in 67. (PCGS # 83766) .
Estimated Value $1,200 - 1,250.
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Lot 692
1873. Closed 3. PCGS graded Proof 65. CAC Approved. PQ. A hint of gold tone. Housed in a PCGS First Generation Holder. Only 1,100 struck. Pop 99; 17 finer, 15 in 66, 1 in 66+, 1 in 67. (PCGS # 3769) .
Estimated Value $550 - 600.
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$617
Lot 693
1874. PCGS graded Proof 65 Cameo. Only 700 struck. An very bright and lustrous Gem that you can use as a benchmark for other examples that share this elusive and desirable 65 Cameo grade. No only is the strike forthright and crisp, it is altogether full, without doubt none of the head and wreath details are left to the imagination. Liberty wears a coronet with broad faceplate, inscribed LIBERTY in incuse letters. This design was produced from 1865 until 1889. Pop 33; 20 finer, 1 in 65+, 18 in 66, 1 in 66+. (PCGS # 83770) .
Estimated Value $700 - 750.
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Lot 694
1876. PCGS graded Proof 65 Deep Cameo. Fully brilliant. Only 1,150 struck. Centennial year. Dazzling mint brilliance, with deep cameo frosted devices against swirling mirror fields on either side. Typical for 1876 Proofs, this one is razor-sharp. The ideal situation when combined with the strict Gem Proof PCGS Proof 65 grade. Pop 10; 4 finer, 3 in 66, 1 in 66+. (PCGS # 93772) .
Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,600.
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$1,763
Lot 695
1876. NGC graded Proof 65 Cameo. Lovely light golden toning. Centennial Year coin. Only 1,150 struck. Pop 28; 26 finer at NGC.
Estimated Value $500 - 550.
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Lot 696
1879. PCGS graded Proof 65. Only 3,200 struck. The surfaces are bright from the lovely mint reflection that swirls around both sides of this superlative Proof. Coinage increased in 1878-89 once the Mint began offering Minor Proof Sets to collectors. These consisted of the Cent, Three-cent, and Nickel Five-cent piece (PCGS # 3775) .
Estimated Value $400 - 425.
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$564
Lot 697
1880. NGC graded Proof 66. Fully brilliant. Only 3,955 struck. This agreeable Gem displays gloss-satin luster on the devices with riveting Proof fields that show off sharply impressed devices. Pop 217; 62 finer at NGC.
Estimated Value $600 - 650.
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Lot 698
1881. NGC graded Proof 68 Cameo. A fully white Gem Proof Cameo. Only 3,575 struck. The surfaces are bright with moon-glow white luster and show none of the muting often seen on this denomination where the hard metals caused insufficient strikes, even on some of the Proofs. Such, then, for luster. Turning to the other key factor, a coin that is desirable with this meticulous strike on Liberty's hair and coronet beads, the wreath and the vertical lines in the Roman III. Superb! Pop 8; 2 finer in 68 Star.
Estimated Value $4,000 - 4,300.
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Lot 699
1881. PCGS graded MS-65. A nice evenly toned coin. Mint-fresh surfaces and smooth luster beneath the color. A gem. Pop 80; 54 finer, 46 in 66, 8 in 67. (PCGS # 3749) .
Estimated Value $400 - 425.
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$529
Lot 700
1882. NGC graded Proof 66. Fully brilliant. Only 3,100 struck. A glowing icy freshness is emitted from undisturbed original surfaces on this eye-catching specimen. The devices are boldly struck. Pop 282; 74 finer at NGC.
Estimated Value $600 - 650.
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Lot 701
1885. PCGS graded Proof 65 PQ. Only 3,790 minted. Lovely toning on both sides (PCGS # 3781) .
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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Lot 702
1886. PCGS graded Proof 65. Some minor fly specks. Only 4,290 struck. Desirable low-mintage year. A lustrous Gem example whose nickel-bright brilliance whirls dizzily around the reflective Proof surface (PCGS # 3782) .
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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$529






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