Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 81

The Pre-Long Beach Sale


Barber Dimes
 
 
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Lot 769
1893. NGC graded Proof 68 Cameo. A super white gem. Only 792 struck. Only 792 Proofs were struck in 1893, but the quality of those coins was uniformly high with a fairly substantial percentage of carefully made cameo coins available of this date than many later ones we can think of from this era. Of course, at the Superb PR68 level, this piece is almost without peer. It is the among the finest certified by NGC, and one for a connoisseur of the Barber Dime experience. Just a few are known finer. The fields on this piece show fathoms-deep mirrors and shimmer accordingly. The devices are noticeably frosted with strong contrast evident on each side. Utterly brilliant. A remarkably well preserved specimen. Pop 4; 3 finer, 2 in 68 Star, 1 in 68+ Star.
Estimated Value $6,000 - 6,500.
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Lot 770
1894. NGC graded Proof 64 Cameo. A nice white Cameo Proof. Only 974 struck. The 1894 issue is noted for its strong cameos and vibrant mirror surface. Pop 12; 41 finer at NGC.
Estimated Value $675 - 700.
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$676
Lot 771
1902-S. NGC graded MS-67. A boldly struck gem with delicate pastel toning. In contrast to the typically offered 1902-S Barber Dime which often has dullish luster, this frosty Superb Gem specimen is free of grade-limiting bagmarks. The central obverse is a tad softly defined on the topmost hair and leaves at Libertys portrait, but the balance of the features are sharply struck. The centers present a satiny appearance beneath the toning with balanced light shades over the mint bloom iridescence.

The San Francisco Mint's delivery of Dimes in 1902 amounted to 2.07 million pieces. This total is on the typical side for a generally mass-produced series where Philadelphia produced the majority of coins; in Mint State grades, the '02-S is scarce, but in Gem Mint State 67 grades, few other years can hold a candle to it (see census below). Hoard coins in 1916 explain the relatively availability of Uncirculated Barber examples of that year, but we cannot dream of expecting an original roll of 1902-S to make an appearance. They simply were not hoarded. Pop 2; none finer at NGC .
Estimated Value $5,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 772
1906. PCGS graded Proof 64 Cameo. A fully white Proof. Only 675 struck. Pop 11; 22 finer at PCGS. (PCGS # 84890) .
Estimated Value $675 - 700.
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$764
Lot 773
1909-D. NGC graded MS-67. Well struck with light golden toning. This is a thickly frosted, Superb Gem quality representative of this desirable Denver Mint Barber coinage. Clockwork precision seen in the portrait fine points such as the leafy tiara that adorns Liberty; also full-scale sharpness in the cereal wreath on the reverse. The wreath carries over from the Seated Liberty Dimes of 1860-91, albeit redesigned to show crisper lines and a more delicate appearance than before. As would be expected of the assigned MS67 grade, there are no marks, hairlines, or abrasions. An outstanding and original type coin, one featuring a remarkably low census in this grade: Pop 2; none finer at NGC.
Estimated Value $6,500 - 7,000.
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Lot 774
1911. PCGS graded Proof 65 PQ. CAC Approved. Lovely shades of blue toning. Only 543 minted. Pop 23; 43 finer (PCGS # 4895) .
Estimated Value $1,100 - 1,200.
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Lot 775
1913. NGC graded MS-67. Boldly struck with light obverse golden toning. A naturally toned coin that shimmers and radiates mint glow from the gorgeous underlying silvery surface. Desirable with this meticulous strike on all devices. This breathtaking Mint State is sure to capture the interest of Registry Set Barber dime collectors, as well as those who simply find pleasure in the beauty of high-quality early 20th century coinage. Pristine coins like this 1913 Dime that exude the attributes and aesthetic appeal such as this one does are rarely offered in auctions. Pop 4; none finer at NGC.
Estimated Value $2,700 - 2,800.
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Lot 776
1914. NGC graded MS-65. CAC Approved. PQ. Well struck and displaying attractive light toning over the silvery luster. A bold Gem Mint State Barber Dime. Charles Barber was the chief engraver at the Mint from 1879 until his death in 1917. Housed in an NGC Old Style Holder. Pop 142; 43 finer, 42 in 66, 1 in 67.
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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$764






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