Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 81

The Pre-Long Beach Sale


Standing Liberty Quarter Dollars
 
 
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Lot 831
1916. PCGS graded UNC Details, Cleaning. A hint of light tone. Popular key date. Only 52,000 struck. When the Standing Liberty quarters were first released in 1916-17, they received favorable numismatic press, and many collectors -- the overall number being relatively small in those days -- set aside pieces for their collections or as souvenirs. However, there was virtually no interest in collecting such coins by date and mint -- a true statement, although it may be hard to believe today. And many missed out on the acquiring a 1916-dated specimen. Fewer were made. They were put into circulation at the tail-end of the year. So most people who acquired one ended up with a 1917-dated coin. Accordingly, as different varieties were produced in ensuing years, scarcely any attention was paid to rare dates or mintmarks. It was only in the early 1930s that Wayte Raymond launched his "National" series of cardboard album pages, with clear slides, manufactured by M.L. Beistle in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. For the first time collectors had a way to conveniently store coins while examining both sides, and at the same time having openings for all of the varieties. It became a very popular pursuit to fill holes, similar to doing a crossword puzzle. That was when collectors first learned just how scarce the 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter truly is! (PCGS # 5704) .
Estimated Value $8,500 - 9,000.
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Lot 832
1917. Type 1. PCGS graded MS-66. Very frosty and in near superb condition, this is the First Type and one of the most attractive US silver coins ever minted. The coin's designer was none other than Hermon MacNeil. His initial "M" is located on the wall right of the 7 in the date. Pop 37; 1 finer in 67. (PCGS # 5706) .
Estimated Value $850 - 900.
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Lot 833
1917. Type 1. PCGS graded MS-65 Full Head. An untoned well struck gem in and old green label holder. Fresh-as-fallen-snow crispness leaps to the viewer's eye of nearly pristine Type 1 Quarter, one of America's most beautiful coin designs. All this is perhaps par for the course given the grade, with an especially bold strike complementing the luster as well the coin deserves attention (PCGS # 5707) .
Estimated Value $750 - 800.
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$1,175
Lot 834
1917-D. Type 1. NGC graded MS-67 Full Head. Boldly struck with lovely deep blue and gold toning. Lustrous, mint-frosty surfaces put on a show with their rich shades of colorful iridescence, the overall appearance greatly reinforced by underlying smooth luster. Regarding this Type, the standing Liberty motif was "intended to typify in a measure the awakening interest of the country to its own protection," Mint Director von Engelken said at the time the coins first appeared early in 1917. "In the new design Liberty is shown a full-length figure, front view, with head turned toward the left, stepping forward to the gateway of the country .The left arm of the figure of Liberty is upraised, bearing the shield in the attitude of protection, from which the covering is being drawn. The right hand bears the olive branch of peace." Pop 18; 8 finer, 6 in 67 Star, 1 in 68, 1 in 68 Star.
Estimated Value $4,500 - 4,600.
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Lot 835
1918-S, 8 over 7. PCGS graded EF-45. Lightly toned. Popular key date. One of the more attractive circulated specimens within this series, and a classic rarity. This coin has some residual luster around the periphery and within the devices. Original light silvery-gray in color and well struck, with typical flat head, but extensive detail on the remaining devices including a crisp, clear date. We must emphasize that this date is nearly impossible to locate with a full head circulated or otherwise, although a very resplendent Extremely Fine is what youll find in this Lot. The surfaces remain quite clean, with just a couple of tick marks hidden on the eagle. Someone was fortunate indeed to have spotted this attractive coin and put it away all those years ago!

The 1918-S, 8 over 7 overdate is one of the great rarities of the last century. Few overdates were created, and all are eagerly sought by collectors. Perhaps one thousand or so exist, the grading services have seen just a few hundred in all grades, and it is likely that when more turn up, the number will advance just one coin at a time. The bulk of them have already been graded, yet some are still sitting in albums, having been put away decades ago. This one has that look. Careful preservation. Injury free. The minute diagnostics noted in the Breen Encyclopedia are present. The overdate feature is plain with a glass. Apparently in the rush to get dies prepared during the busy First World War years, one 1918 die received a blow from the 1917 master hub; after which, the hub was switched to the 1918 hub, and the die struck again. No one noticed the overdate, or cared (there is that possibility), and the die was shipped and put into production at the San Francisco Mint, much to the delight of future collectors (PCGS # 5726) .
Estimated Value $7,000 - 7,500.
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Lot 836
1924. PCGS graded MS-68. CAC Approved. PQ. A lovely well struck frosty gem. In an effort to improve the longevity of the date area in circulation which wore away quickly, the Mint began to tinker with this feature of the Standing Liberty Quarter in 1924. Beginning with the 1924, 1924-D, and 1924-S deliveries, coins of this type would display thinner, markedly tapered digits in the date. This is the same date logotype that would be employed on the Recessed Date deliveries of 1925-1930, so sort of a transition year.

The 1924 has long been compared to the 1925, 1926, 1927, and 1928 in terms of overall availability. Cline (1997), however, opines that the '24-P is much rarer than those deliveries and more closely related to the 1923 when one considers the total number of coins known. While the 1924 is more easily located with good striking detail than the 1923, such examples become progressively rarer the higher one progresses up the grading scale. At the MS68, the 1924 is definitely noteworthy

A true condition rarity among Standing Liberty Quarters, this beautiful Superb Gem is awash in full, shimmering, softly frosted luster. Both sides present as lightly to moderately toned with an overall sharp strike that is impressively complete except over Liberty's head on the obverse. Bothersome abrasions entirely missing, and a few tiny curves of russet tinting here and there over the rims on each side are noted for accuracy. Easily among the most important P-mint Standing Liberty Quarters of any issue that we have offered, this coin belongs in the finest set of this popular 20th century series Pop 1; 1 finer in 68+. (PCGS # 5746) .
Estimated Value $7,500 - 8,000.
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Lot 837
1924-S. PCGS graded MS-64. CAC Approved. Nice original toning. The head is almost full. Pleasant satin luster ripples across the lightly toned silver surfaces. A desirable and better S-mint date. The Mint introduced thinner date numerals in 1924 (compare to a 1923 or earlier Standing Liberty). This was in hopes of improving wearability, since the dates on these wore quickly. But a major modification followed in 1925 when the still-thinner numerals were put into a recessed step below Liberty, and that did the trick. Pop 113; 83 finer (PCGS # 5750) .
Estimated Value $1,200 - 1,250.
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Lot 838
1926-D. PCGS graded MS-64. CAC Approved. Mostly untoned (PCGS # 5756) .
Estimated Value $200 - 225.
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$323
Lot 839
1928-S. NGC graded MS-67 Full Head. Fully white and boldly struck. We always enjoy offering in our sales a lustrous example like this that has dazzling snowy white brilliance. Struck with technical exactness throughout. Pop 37; 5 finer, 2 in 67 Star, 1 in 67 +, 2 in 68.
Estimated Value $2,800 - 2,900.
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Lot 840
1930. NGC graded MS-67 Full Head. A hint of light tone, mostly brilliant. Fully pristine and extraordinarily clean with thick, creamy mint frost. Basically brilliant with just a hint of toning like a thin veil. No amount of color could hold back the booming silvery luster, however, it is too powerful. Struck with scientific exactness throughout the design including Libertys head features. Pop 31; 1 finer in 67 Star.
Estimated Value $2,500 - 2,600.
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Lot 841
  1917-1929 A mixed group of Standing Liberty Quarters. Includes 9 pieces of 1917 Type 1. Coins grade AG to EF. Lot of 25 coins.
Estimated Value $250-UP.
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$564






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