Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 84

January 25-28, 2015 Pre Long Beach

Capped Bust Dimes
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Lot 1171
1821. Small Date. JR-9. Rarity 2. NGC graded MS-66. As a variety, JR-9 is rather common (Rarity 2), but most known examples are in lower grades, while MS-64 or finer pieces are highly elusive. Sharply defined on both sides with excellent hair detailing as well as bold feathers on the eagle and sharp denticulation on both sides. This specimen has frosty luster beneath moderate shades of steel-blue, violet, rose, gold, teal, and amber. As expected of the MS-66 grade assignment, the surfaces are smooth and void of any mentionable marks or other detractions. Simply put, the eye appeal is truly exceptional! The present piece certainly falls within the Condition Census of the variety, and actually, may be the finest. Pop 6; 1 finer in 67 Star .
Estimated Value $13,000 - 14,000.
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Lot 1172
1827. JR-12, Rarity 1. PCGS graded MS-65. An amazing Gem sporting attractive, somewhat mottled reddish-golden and silver-gray toning on both sides. The toning is fairly iridescent in quality, allowing ready appreciation of the vibrant and satiny underlying luster. Well struck for a Large Size Capped Bust dime, and particularly desirable for high grade type purposes. Very scarce as a Gem. Pop 14; 3 finer, 1 in 65+, 2 in 66 (PCGS # 4504) .
Estimated Value $11,000 - 12,000.
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Lot 1173
1831 JR-2, Rarity 7 as a Proof. PCGS graded Proof 65 Cameo. This is a wonderfully preserved Gem proof with full, sharp definition throughout including the portrait, stars, and eagle on the reverse. The denticles are sharply squared off, unlike on business strikes which tend to show a slope between the denticle edge and the field. A sharp wire edge is also present indicating multiple blows of the coining press. Some mottled purple and russet color overlays portions of the reflective fields, while the borders exhibit deep sea-green shades, also in an irregular fashion. The toning pattern must identify the specimen, since there are no visible detractions.

Early United States Dimes, published in 1984 by the John Reich Collectors Society stated that JR-2 "… at least three proofs have been seen from this pair of dies." In the 1992 Stack's auction of the legendary Floyd T. Starr collection, the cataloger noted for lot 356, "fewer than 10 proofs are believed to survive. Missing from the Bareford, Hawn, and Garrett sales." Currently, our research indicates about 20 pieces were originally coined, about 15 of those still exist as identifiable proofs. This specimen is high in the Condition Census. Certainly an important offering for the seasoned numismatist. Pop 1; 1 finer in 66.
Estimated Value $45,000 - 50,000.
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Lot 1174
1835 PCGS Graded Genuine Unc Details. JR-9, Rarity 2. Questionable color. A high grade specimen featuring good detailing and questionable color overlaying each side. A personal examination is recommended (PCGS # 4527) .
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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Lot 1175
1837. JR-4, Rarity.1. NGC graded AU-58. Mottled turquoise-blue and other colors are seen over both sides of this common die pairing. A well preserved example plucked from circulation early in its life. Pop 16; 92 finer .
Estimated Value $500 - 550.
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