Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 84

January 25-28, 2015 Pre Long Beach

Small Cents
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Lot 1023
1857. PCGS graded MS-65 PQ. Frosty lilac-gray surfaces exhibit lively rose highlights and active cartwheel luster. Nicely struck for the date with sharp feather and wreath details. Just a couple of tiny marks are mentioned on the obverse. Pop 219; 18 finer, 2 in 65+, 16 in 66 (PCGS # 2016) .
Estimated Value $2,200 - 2,300.
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Lot 1024
1857. PCGS graded MS-62. A nicely toned, well defined example of this popular type small cent (PCGS # 2016) .
Estimated Value $575 - 625.
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Lot 1025
1858. Large Letters. PCGS graded Proof 65 PQ. CAC Approved. As long as we can remember, proof 1857 and 1858 Flying Eagle cents have been overshadowed by the popularity of the well known 1856, but years of certification has clarified the true rarity -- particularly in Gem Proof -- of these popular coins. This remarkable Gem example exhibits razor-sharp striking definition and lovely multicolored iridescence, along with clean, virtually flawless surfaces. Various hues of mint-green, sunset-red, old-gold, and others combine to decorate the nicely reflective underlying fields. Close examine with a loupe reveals mint-made diagonal file marks beneath the first 8 and 5 in the date, and faint doubling on UNI. These are consistent with the diagnostics for a proof example of this date and type. Snow characterizes this variety as "very rare", estimating that perhaps 100 pieces were originally produced, for approximately 80 minor proof sets and 20 pattern sets. A seldom offered issue and a true opportunity for the small cent specialist. Pop 17; 1 finer in 65+. (PCGS # 2042) .
Estimated Value $25,000 - 27,000.
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