Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 81

The Pre-Long Beach Sale


$20.00 Liberty/No Motto
 
 
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Lot 1331
1850. NGC graded AU-58. Some 1850 First Year Double Eagles in About Uncirculated condition show only faint luster, but this one in AU58 definitely shows that its boat came in, for it harbors a lot of nice mint frost over both sides. Only the upper design areas on Liberty and the eagle show friction from its short journey into circulation. Typically well struck for the issue, save perhaps for some lightness on most stars. The stars, however, display complete radials. There are the usual light surface marks (we emphasize light), with a distinguishing chattermark to the right of the date. All in all an historic coin from Americas formative years.

Designed by James B. Longacre, the obverse features the compact head of Liberty, her hair in a bun at the back. She wears a coronet inscribed LIBERTY. Thirteen stars surround, and the date is below. The motif is similar to the one used on the gold dollars of 1849-1854, which were also designed by Longacre.

The reverse has a new motif not used elsewhere on American coinage. It consists of an eagle with a squared-off shield on the breast, holding an olive branch and arrows, with ornaments to the left and right, stars and rays above, with the inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, TWENTY D. surrounding. Pop 157; 76 finer at NGC. (PCGS # 8902) .
Estimated Value $7,000 - 7,500.
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$9,106
Lot 1332
1852 NGC graded AU Details. Reverse improperly cleaned. Still a nice looking coin (PCGS # 8906) .
Estimated Value $1,900 - 2,000.
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Lot 1333
1852-O. PCGS graded AU-55. Traces of golden luster rests between the protected areas of the devices; all delicately toned. A shimmering and lustrous About Uncirculated specimen of the optimum quality for this actively collected grade. Remaining luster can be seen as it blends effortlessly with pale golden highlights on the choice surfaces. Early New Orleans Mint Double Eagles are in high demand for their attractiveness as well as historic importance. New Orleans represented the gateway to the heart of the country back then, as it does today, the largest U.S. port at the time. The O-mint Twenties did hard work financing trade up and down the Mississippi River and beyond. Pop 37; 46 finer (PCGS # 8907) .
Estimated Value $10,000 - 12,000.
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$13,513
Lot 1334
1853 NGC graded AU Details. Reverse rim damage. Some marks on the reverse rims (PCGS # 8908) .
Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,550.
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$1,880
Lot 1335
1853 NGC graded VF Details. Graffiti. A few obverse marks (PCGS # 8908) .
Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,550.
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$1,763
Lot 1336
1862-S. NGC graded VF-35. Mostly untoned (PCGS # 8938) .
Estimated Value $1,900 - 2,000.
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