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Sale 81

The Pre-Long Beach Sale


Commemorative Silver Coins
 
 
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Lot 1099
1892 Columbian Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-66. CAC Approved. A gorgeous multi-color gem with a blending of violets on both sides. Pop 230; 46 finer, 20 in 66+, 22 in 67, 4 in 67+ (PCGS # 9296) .
Estimated Value $700 - 750.
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$881
Lot 1100
1915-S Panama-Pacific Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-64. Mostly untoned except around the edges. Frosty (PCGS # 9357) .
Estimated Value $750 - 800.
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$764
Lot 1101
1921 Missouri Half Dollar, 2 x 4. PCGS graded MS-64 PQ. CAC Approved. Nice light golden toning on both sides. A choice, lustrous example of this scarcer mintage date, mainly brilliant and frosted and only precisely graded; excellent silver color on this virtual Gem. Fully struck in all areas with pinpoint detailing on the pioneers coat and raccoon skin tail. Some minor flatness as struck, and seen on most survivors, at the central cap and on the shoulder. Small 2*4 in the left obverse field above "1821".

Robert Aitken sculpted the Missouri Half Dollar. The obverse features a frontiersman; some have claimed it represents Daniel Boone, but Boone had died in 1820 at the ripe age of 86. The dates 1821-1921 refer to the centennial of Missouri's admission into the Union as the 24th state. A portion of the issue has a small "2x4" in the field in front of the bust. There are also 24 stars on the reverse, with obvious connotations. Walter Breen, in his encyclopedia on the series, described the reverse motif as follows: "A white frontiersman with rifle and powder horn (apparently on the old theory that 'the only good Injun is a dead Injun') appears to be sending away the Indian, whose shield and peace pipe are mere impedimenta." Net mintage was: with the scarcer 2x4, 5,000; slightly more common plain, 15,400 (PCGS # 9331) .
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,050.
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$940
Lot 1102
1923 Monroe Doctrine Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-65. Frosty with a hint of light tone. Struck in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of President James Monroe's doctrine of "hands off" to any would-be imperialists attempting to horn in on America's presence in the Western Hemisphere. Charles Beach portrayed conjoined busts of Monroe and John Adams on the obverse, and an unusually rendered North and South American continent consisting of two contorted female figures. The net effect is quite original on an American coin, commemorative or otherwise. A total of 274,000 were delivered, to be sold for $1 each; a great many were put into circulation, however, or spent, which accounts for the numerous worn pieces. Pop 428; 92 finer at PCGS. (PCGS # 9333) .
Estimated Value $650 - 700.
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$969
Lot 1103
1923-S Monroe Doctrine Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-65. CAC Approved. A frosty gem, lightly toned. Pop 428; 93 finer, 13 in 65+, 69 in 66, 5 in 66+, 5 in 67, 1 in 67+ (PCGS # 9333) .
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,100.
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$1,146
Lot 1104
1924 Huguenot-Walloon Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-65. A hint of light tone, a well-struck Gem with smooth luster (PCGS # 9314) .
Estimated Value $190 - 200.
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$259
Lot 1105
  1925 Lexington MS64. Comes with the original wooden box of issue. Boldly struck.
Estimated Value $150 - 175.
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$317
Lot 1106
1925 Lexington-Concord Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-64. Lovely light toning (PCGS # 9318) .
Estimated Value $100 - 120.
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$118
Lot 1107
  1925 Lexington-Concord Half Dollar. MS-63+. Comes with the original wooden box of issue.
Estimated Value $100 - 115.
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$176
Lot 1108
1925-S California Half Dollar. MS-65. A satiny white gem in a first generation PCGS holder.
Estimated Value $600 - 650.
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$852
Lot 1109
1926 Oregon Trail Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-67. Light golden toning around the obverse edge. Superb luster; bold design; grand eye-appeal. Pop 81; 10 finer, 7 in 67+, 2 in 68, 1 in 68+. (PCGS # 9340) .
Estimated Value $650 - 700.
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$823
Lot 1110
1926 Oregon Trail Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-66. CAC Approved. A hint of light gold tone. Highly lustrous with the shimmering mint frost P-mint this commemorative is so well known for. Pop 439; 99 finer (PCGS # 9340) .
Estimated Value $250 - 275.
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$317
Lot 1111
1927 Vermont Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-66+ PQ. CAC Approved. A hint of light gold tone. Tremendous detail from a very positive strike, which collectors like better to see than wishy-washy detail; furthermore, the surfaces show sharp silver color. Pop 23; 31 finer, 28 in 67, 2 in 67+, 1 in 68 (PCGS # 9401) .
Estimated Value $1,200 - 1,250.
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$1,410
Lot 1112
1928 Hawaiian Half Dollar PCGS graded Genuine Unc Details. Cleaning. A nice frosty white coin. A popular key date with only 10,000 minted. Many are found circulated. Half the coins were reserved for residents of the Territory of Hawaii, the other portion made available to mainland collectors. They were very popular (PCGS # 9309) .
Estimated Value $900 - 1,000.
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$1,704
Lot 1113
1935 Boone Half Dollar. Small 1934 on reverse. PCGS graded MS-66. A hint of light tone. Pop 244; 66 finer at PCGS. (PCGS # 9262) .
Estimated Value $200 - 220.
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$270
Lot 1114
1935 Connecticut Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-65 PQ. A hint of light tone (PCGS # 9299) .
Estimated Value $300 - 325.
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$341
Lot 1115
1935 Hudson Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-65. CAC Approved. A satiny white gem. Eye-catching satin luster cascades from top to bottom on the untoned silver surfaces. This is a nicely struck Hudson exhibiting fine detail to all the high points. Only 10,000 minted (PCGS # 9312) .
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,100.
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Lot 1116
1935 Hudson Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-63. Mostly untoned (PCGS # 9312) .
Estimated Value $700 - 750.
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$793
Lot 1117
1936 Bridgeport Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-65. CAC Approved. PQ. Nice light toning (PCGS # 9279) .
Estimated Value $140 - 150.
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$153
Lot 1118
1936 Gettysburg Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-66. CAC Approved. PQ. Lovely toning on both sides. Worth extra for the toning. Only 26,928 struck (PCGS # 9305) .
Estimated Value $900 - 1,000.
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$1,022
Lot 1119
1936 Gettysburg Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-66. Mostly untoned. A wonderful Gem quality example of this scarcer Commemorative (PCGS # 9305) .
Estimated Value $700 - 750.
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$852
Lot 1120
1936 Gettysburg Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-66. CAC Approved. A brilliant untoned gem. Both the strike and satiny luster on this impressive Commemorative Type are simply outstanding, and only the presence of a one or two faint marks precludes a Superb 67 rating (PCGS # 9305) .
Estimated Value $700 - 750.
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$1,058
Lot 1121
1936 Lynchburg Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-66. CAC Approved. Delicate natural russet toning on the obverse (PCGS # 9324) .
Estimated Value $300 - 325.
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$400
Lot 1122
1936 Norfolk Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-67 CAC Approved. A frosty white gem in an old green label holder. From the standpoint of obscure remembrances, the 1936 Norfolk half dollar takes the cake, or at least is a challenger, according to Q. David Bowers, a noted authority. "This so-called important occasion observed the 200th anniversary of the change of Norfolk from the township founded in 1682 to a borough in 1736. The obverse is graced with or cluttered with (take your choice) enough lettering to fit on two or three coins! The reverse is a bit complex as well and is highlighted by an illustration of the Royal Mace of Norfolk. If you ever wondered what this particular artifact looked like, just study this coin." Not very complimentary, but 1935-37 where years when Commemorative Coins experienced a wild speculative spree and just about every sponsor and his uncle was proposing a new one. The Congress called a halt to the insanity in 1938. No new authorizations for a commemorative coin were passed until after the second World War. Only 16,936 struck (PCGS # 9337) .
Estimated Value $550 - 600.
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$705
Lot 1123
1936 Norfolk Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-66 PQ. An outstanding example, the luster is satiny on each side with full design from a very sharp strike (PCGS # 9337) .
Estimated Value $325 - 350.
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$411
Lot 1124
1936 Norfolk Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-65. CAC Approved. PQ. Lovely light gold toning (PCGS # 9337) .
Estimated Value $300 - 325.
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$353
Lot 1125
1936-D Cincinnati Music Center Half Dollar. NGC graded MS-66. Lovely brilliant satiny lustrous surfaces. The Cincinnati half dollars appeared at the height of the great commemorative boom in 1936. While many sets were sold at $7.75 each, the issue price, long before the supply ran out, their promoter suddenly stated that all were gone. You can imagine what happened: the price jumped to $30, quickly to $40, then to $50 per set! Similar to another situation with Boone half dollars, the Cincinnati's promoter had a supply later, giving the risible excuse that some original purchasers of their sets had made them available. Only 5,005 struck. (PCGS # 9284) .
Estimated Value $800 - 900.
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Lot 1126
1936-D Cincinnati Music Center Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-66. A satiny white gem with a hint of light toned. Only 5,005 struck. Popular lower mintage Type. Pop 307; 60 finer (PCGS # 9284) .
Estimated Value $475 - 500.
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$705
Lot 1127
1937 Antietam Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-66 PQ. Mostly untoned. By 1937 the commemorative half dollar excitement from the boom in 1936 had faded dramatically, but several issues were still in the pipeline, including the 1937 Antietam, one of relatively few issued that year (PCGS # 9229) .
Estimated Value $600 - 650.
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$705
Lot 1128
1937 Antietam Half Dollar. NGC graded MS-65. A touch of light golden tone and a bold Gem. Only 18,028 struck. (PCGS # 9229) .
Estimated Value $550 - 600.
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$676
Lot 1129
1925 Vancouver Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-64 PQ. A hint of light tone, lustrous and within an eyelash of Gem quality (PCGS # 9399) .
Estimated Value $350 - 375.
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$564
Lot 1130
1937 Roanoke Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-67. CAC Approved. A superb creamy white satiny mint gem. Pop 303; 43 finer, 28 in 67+, 14 in 68, 1 in 68+ (PCGS # 9367) .
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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$734
Lot 1131
1937 Roanoke Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-66. CAC Approved. PQ. A hint of light tone with satiny lustrous throughout. This is bold, and boldly original specimen (PCGS # 9367) .
Estimated Value $175 - 200.
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$223
Lot 1132
1937 Texas Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-67+. CAC Approved. Lovely light golden toning. Clean as a whistle, as one would expect from the superb grade; however, what really sets this coin apart from other Texas commemoratives is its intense satiny luster that rolls around each. Pop 18; 3 finer in 68 (PCGS # 9390) .
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,100.
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$1,763
Lot 1133
1938 New Rochelle Half Dollar. NGC graded MS-64 Prooflike. Lovely golden toning adds greatly to this coin's appeal. A Premium Quality example. In an old style NGC holder. Only 15,266 struck.
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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$541
Lot 1134
1952 Carver-Washington Half Dollar. NGC graded MS-65. Lovely toning on both sides. Lustrous, frosty (PCGS # 9434) .
Estimated Value $70 - 80.
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$118
Lot 1135
1953-S Carver-Washington Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-66. A nice white coin. Pop 135; 20 finer, 11 in 66+, 8 in 67, 1 in 67+ (PCGS # 9440) .
Estimated Value $300 - 325.
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Lot 1136
1954 Carver-Washington Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-66. CAC Approved. A superb untoned gem. Pop 105; 10 finer, 8 in 66+, 2 in 67 (PCGS # 9442) .
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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$306
Lot 1137
1927 Vermont Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-66. Nice light gold toning over clearly superior lustrous surfaces. A first-class Gem. A wide-ranging Vermont animal, the mountain lion, appears on the reverse of this commemorative, although the Vermont State Animal is the Morgan Horse, for connoisseurs of such trivia. Pop 341; 54 finer, 23 in 66+, 28 in 67, 2 in 67+, 1 in 68. (PCGS # 9401) .
Estimated Value $600 - 650.
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$764
Lot 1138
  1946-P,D,S Booker T. Washington Half Dollar Set. Consist of: 1946-P, NGC MS-65; 1946-D, NGC MS-65; 1946-S, NGC MS-66. Lot of 3 coins.
Estimated Value $100 - 120.
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$118
Lot 1139
1951 Booker T. Washington Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-67. CAC Approved. Delicate golden russet toning adds to its appeal. Pop 10; 2 finer in 67+ (PCGS # 9424) .
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
Ex: Heller-Young Collection.

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$940
Lot 1140
1936 Wisconsin Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-65. Well struck. Only 25,015 minted (PCGS # 9447) .
Estimated Value $180 - 190.
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$188
Lot 1141
1936 Wisconsin Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-64 PQ. Lovely light toning and way undergraded (PCGS # 9447) .
Estimated Value $170 - 180.
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$188
Lot 1142
1900 Lafayette Dollar. PCGS graded MS-65. Pleasing natural toning with iridescence about the borders. A highly lustrous satiny gem with a nuance of various shades in the all-original toning on both sides. Struck from well-crafted dies that imported a deep, sharp texture to the imprint of President Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette, especially at the centers. Remaining devices are bold as well. Legends crisp; rims free of impairment. A solid Gem Mint State 65 example for the connoisseur.

The Lafayette silver dollar was minted in one day, December 14, 1899, at the Philadelphia Mint, this being the 100th anniversary of the death of George Washington. When queried about pre-striking the coins, for it was not yet 1900, the date on the coin, the Mint took the position that the date did not represent the striking at all but, simply, observed the year that the Paris Exposition was held, this being noted on the reverse. By this logic the present coin is dateless. Such little nuances are interesting in the collecting of the series.

The 1900 Lafayette dollar is very unusual, indeed unique among coinage of its era, because the dies were made by hand not from a plaster cast to which a galvano was molded. The motifs were impressed on the obverse and reverse, and then by use of hand punches the dates and numerals were added around the border! This was in the old-style process generally in use in the 1830s and before! It was long obsolete by 1899. The reason for doing this is not apparent today. It could point to simple expediency. A number of die pairs were needed, and quickly. The normal hubbing and master die process was bypassed. Accordingly, this is the only commemorative coin that can be collected today by die variety! Pop 281; 100 finer (PCGS # 9222) .
Estimated Value $7,000 - 7,500.
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Lot 1143
  A partial Type Set of U.S. Commemoratives. Includes: 1893 Isabella Quarter and the 1900 Lafayette Dollar plus the following Half Dollars: 1892 Columbian, 1918 Illinois, 1920 Maine, 1920 Pilgrim, 1921 Alabama, 1923-S Monroe Doctrine, 1924 Huguenot-Walloon, 1925 Lexington-Concord, 1925 Stone Mountain (2 pcs), 1925-S California Jubilee, 1926 U.S. Independence, 1926 Oregon Trail, 1927 Vermont, 1934 Maryland, 1935 Boone, 1935-D Texas, 1936-S Arkansas, 1935-S San Diego, 1935 Spanish Trail, 1936 Albany, 1936 Bridgeport, 1936 Cincinnati, 1936-S Columbia, S.C., 1936 Delaware, 1936 Elgin, 1936 Gettysburg, 1936 Great Lakes, 1936 Long Island, 1936 Lynchburg, 1936-D Rhode Island, 1936 Robinson, 1936-S San Francisco, 1936 York, 1937 Roanoke, 1938 New Rochelle, 1946 Iowa, 1946 B.T.W. (2 pcs), 1952 Carver-Washington. The coins grade AU to Brilliant Uncirculated. Lot of 42 coins.
Estimated Value $3,500 - 4,000.
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$5,875
Lot 1144
  A partial set of U.S. Commemorative Half Dollars. 1893-1952 a total of 14 different. Coins range from Fine to Mint State. All housed in five old time Wayte Raymond folders.
Estimated Value $900 - 1,000.
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$1,087
Lot 1145
  A lot of PCGS graded silver commemoratives. All graded MS-64 by PCGS. The Lot consists of: 1934 Maryland; 1936 Lynchburg; 1936 Delaware; 1936 Albany. Lot of 4 coins.
Estimated Value $700 - 750.
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$734
Lot 1146
  A group of PCGS graded silver commemoratives. All coins were cleaned and graded UNC Details by PCGS. Group consists of: 1926 Sesquicentennial; 1936 York; 1925-S California; 1918 Lincoln; 1922 Grant. Lot of 5 coins.
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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$499
Lot 1147
  A pair of silver commemoratives. PCGS graded both MS-65. Consists of: 1935 Arkansas; 1934 Texas. Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $250 - 275.
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$259
Lot 1148
  A lot of U.S. silver commemoratives and coins. Consist of: 1925 Lexington 50¢, UNC (1); 1994 Women Military Silver Dollar, PCGS MS-70 (1); 2001-D Buffalo Silver Dollar, PCGS MS-69 (1). Lot of 3 coins.
Estimated Value $200 - 210.
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