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U.S.  Coin  Auction  #1184 

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Non-Internet  bids  (including  but  not  limited  to,  podium,  fax,  phone  and  mail 
bids)  may  be  submitted  at  any  time  and  are  treated  similar  to  floor  bids.  These 
types  of  bids  must  be  on-increment  or  at  a  half  increment  (called  a  cut  bid).  Any 
podium,  fax,  phone  or  mail  bids  that  do  not  conform  to  a  full  or  half  increment 
will  be  rounded  up  or  down  to  the  nearest  full  or  half  increment  and  will  be 
considered  your  high  bid. 


Current  Bid . 

. Bid  Increment 

$10,000  -  $19,999 . 

. $1,000 

<-$10 . 

. $1 

$20,000  -  $29,999 . 

. $2,000 

$10- $29 . 

. $2 

$30,000  -  $49,999 . 

. $2,500 

$30  -  $49 . 

. $3 

$50,000  -  $99,999 . 

. $5,000 

$50  -  $99 . 

. $5 

$100,000  -  $199,999 . 

. $10,000 

$100 -$199 . 

. $10 

$200,000  -  $299,999 . 

. $20,000 

$200  -  $299 . 

. $20 

$300,000  -  $499,999 . 

. $25,000 

$300 -$499 . 

. $25 

$500,000  -  $999,999 . 

. $50,000 

$500 -$999 . 

. $50 

$1,000,000 -$1,999,999.. 

. $100,000 

$1,000  -  $1,999 . 

. $100 

$2,000,000-  $2,999,999 ... 

. $200,000 

$2,000  -  $2,999 . 

. $200 

$3,000,000-  $4,999,999 ... 

. $250,000 

$3,000  -  $4,999 . 

. $250 

$5,000,000  -  $9,999,999 .. 

. $500,000 

$5,000  -  $9,999 . 

. $500 

>$10,000,000 . 

..$1,000,000 

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interest  rate  under  applicable  state  law  from  the  date  of  auction. 

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satisfactory  industry  references  or  a  valid  credit  card  in  advance  of  the 
auction  date. 

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7  easy  ways  to  bid 

Bid  By  Internet 

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10:00  PM  CT  the  day  before  the  live  auction  session  takes  place. 

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#  (if  known)  as  well  as  a  statement  of  your  acceptance  of  the  Terms  and  Conditions  of  Sale.  Email  bids  will  be  accepted  up  to  24 
hours  before  the  live  auction. 

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Bid  In  Person 

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Bid  By  FAX 

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auction  block,  you  can  continue  to  bid  live  against  the  floor  and  other  live  bidders. 

Because  of  the  many  avenues  by  which  bids  may  be  submitted,  there  is  the  real  possibility  of  a  tie  for  the  high  bid.  In  the  event  of  a 
tie,  Internet  bidders,  within  their  credit  limit,  will  win  by  default 


Heritage  Signature®  Auction  #1184 

U.S.  Coins 

Featuring:  The  Fairfax  Collection  •  The  Greensboro  Collection,  Part  III  •  Selections  From  The  Jim  O'Neal  Collection 
The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II  •  The  Walton  1913  Liberty  Nickel  •  The  Malibou  Lake  Collection  •  Selections  From  The  Eric  P. 
Newman  Collection  •  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection  •  C.R.B.'s  $20  Liberty  Set,  #7  NGC  Registry  Set  of  Type  Three  Double  Eagles 
The  Camano  Island  Collection  •  The  Orca's  Collection 


April  24-28,  2013  |  Chicago 

LIVE  AUCTION  Signature®  Floor  Sessions  1-7 

(Floor,  Telephone,  HERITAGE  Live!,®  Internet,  Fax,  and  Mail) 

Renaissance  Schaumburg  Convention  Center 
Utopia  Ballroom  C 

1551  N.  Thoreau  Drive  •  Schaumburg,  IL  60173 

Session  1 

Wednesday,  April  24  •  1:00  PM  CT  •  Lots  1001-1623 

Session  2 

Wednesday,  April  24  •  6:00  PM  CT  •  Lots  1624-2529 

Session  3 

Thursday,  April  25  •  12:00  PM  CT  •  Lots  2530-3052 

Session  4  -  Selections  from  The  Eric  P.  Newman  Collection 
(see  separate  catalog) 

Thursday,  April  25  •  5:00  PM  CT  •  Lots  3900-4058 

Session  5  -  Platinum  Night  (see  separate  catalog) 

Thursday,  April  25  •  Approximately  7:00-7:30  PM  CT 
Lots  4100-4668 

Session  6 

Friday,  April  26  •  1 :00  PM  CT  •  Lots  4669-5310 

Session  7 

Friday,  April  26  •  6:00  PM  CT  •  Lots  5311-6201 
HERITAGE  Live!,®  Internet,  Fax,  &  Mail  only  Sessions  8-9 

Session  8 

Saturday,  April  27  •  1:00  PM  CT  •  Lots  7001-8714 

Session  9 

Sunday,  April  28  •  12:00  PM  CT  •  Lots  8715-10704 

LOT  SETTLEMENT  AND  PICK-UP 

Thursday,  April  25  •  1 0:00  AM  -  1 :00  PM  CT 
Friday,  April  26  •  1 0:00  AM  -  1 :00  PM  CT 
Saturday,  April  27  •  9:00  AM  -  12:00  PM  CT 

Extended  Payment  Terms  available.  Email:  Credit@HA.com 

Lots  are  sold  at  an  approximate  rate  of  200  lots  per  hour,  but  it 
is  not  uncommon  to  sell  150  lots  or  250  lots  in  any  given  hour. 

This  auction  is  subject  to  a  17.5%  Buyer's  Premium. 

Heritage  Numismatic  Auctions,  Inc.  444000370.  IL  Auctioneer  license:  Robert 
Korver  441001421;  Mike  Sadler  441001478;  Samuel  Foose  441001482;  Scott 
Peterson  441001659;  Jacob  Walker  441001677;  Bob  Merrill  441001683;  Andrea 
Voss  441001787;  Chris  Dykstra  441001788. 

This  Auction  is  presented  and  cataloged  by  Heritage  Numismatic  Auctions,  Inc. 

©2013  Heritage  Numismatic  Auctions,  Inc. 


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Heritage  Auctions,  Dallas  •  17th  Floor 
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Wednesday,  April  3  -  Wednesday,  April  17 
9:00  AM  —  5:00  PM  CT  (excluding  weekends) 

LOT  VIEWING 

Renaissance  Schaumburg  Convention  Center 
Nirvana  Ballroom  AB 

1551  N.  Thoreau  Drive  •  Schaumburg,  IL  60173 

Tuesday,  April  23  •  10:00  AM  -  7:00  PM  CT 

Wednesday,  April  24  -  Friday,  April  26  •  8:00  AM  -  7:00  PM  CT 

Saturday,  April  27  •  8:00  AM  -  12:00  PM  CT 

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Bid  in  person  during  the  floor  sessions. 

Live  Telephone  Bidding  (floor  sessions  only) 

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Client  Service:  866-835-3243. 

Internet  Bidding 

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Fax  Bidding 

Fax  bids  must  be  received  on  or  before  Tuesday, 

April  23,  by  1 2:00  PM  CT.  Fax:  21 4-409-1 425 

Mail  Bidding 

Mail  bids  must  be  received  on  or  before  Tuesday,  April  23. 

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U.S.  Coin  Specialists 


Steve  Ivy 

CEO 

Co-Chairman  of  the  Board 


Jim  Halperin 

Co-Chairman  of  the  Board 


Greg  Rohan 

President 


Paul  Minshull 

Chief  Operating  Officer 


Todd  Imhof 

Executive  Vice  President 


David  Mayfield 
Vice  President, 
Numismatics 


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Vice  President, 
Numismatics 


3500  Maple  Avenue  •  Dallas,  Texas  75219 
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Consignment  Directors:  David  Mayfield,  Jessica  Aylmer,  Win  Callender,  Chris  Dykstra,  Sam  Foose, 
Jim  Jelinski,  Bob  Marino,  Mike  Sadler,  Beau  Streicher 

Cataloged  by:  Mark  Van  Winkle,  Chief  Cataloger 

Mark  Borckardt,  Senior  Numismatist;  Jon  Amato,  John  Dale  Beety, 

George  Huber,  Brian  Koller,  Kathy  Lawrence,  Dave  Stone 


Dear  Bidder: 


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AUCTION 


Welcome  to  Central  States!  Heritage's  Official  Auction  of  the  Annual  Convention  is  always  a  highlight  of 
our  calendar,  but  this  is  one  of  the  most  remarkable  groupings  we  have  put  together  in  years,  including 
the  first-ever  auction  appearance  for  the  Walton  1913  Liberty  nickel  and  selected  rarities  collected  by 
CSNS  founding  member  Eric  P.  Newman.  Those  are  just  two  of  the  1 1  Featured  Collections  we  have 
brought  together  for  this  event.  We  invite  you  to  read  about  them  below. 

Selections  From  The  Eric  P.  Newman  Collection 

Eric  P.  Newman  is  one  of  the  best-known  numismatists  of  any  generation,  a  noted  scholar  who  was  a 
founding  member  of  the  Central  States  Numismatic  Society  more  than  70  years  ago.  Heritage  is  proud  to 
offer  selections  from  his  long  and  distinguished  collecting  career.  These  items,  most  of  which  are  patterns, 
are  featured  in  a  separate  catalog. 

Items  being  sold  are  from  the  extensive  collection  of  Eric  P.  Newman  Numismatic  Education  Society  (a 
Missouri  not-for-profit  corporation)  and  have  been  assembled  over  a  period  of  90  years.  Proceeds  of  the 
sale  of  all  items  will  be  used  exclusively  for  the  benefit  of  other  not-for-profit  institutions  selected  by  Eric 
P.  Newman  Numismatic  Education  Society  for  public  purposes  and  also  for  supplementing  the  Society's 
own  museum  operations  and  scholarly  research  efforts. 


The  Walton  1913  Liberty  Nickel 

Heritage  is  proud  to  present  the  Walton  specimen  of  the  1913  Liberty  nickel,  one  of  only  five  known  with 
just  three  in  private  hands,  in  its  auction  debut.  This  coin  was  recovered  from  the  scene  of  a  fatal  car 
accident,  wrongly  declared  a  counterfeit,  and  rediscovered  by  the  collecting  community  in  a  midnight 
authentication  session  more  than  four  decades  later... and  that  is  only  a  small  fraction  of  its  story.  The 
Walton  1913  Liberty  nickel  has  its  own  catalog,  with  an  abridged  version  of  the  contents  also  appearing  in 
Platinum  Night. 


The  Greensboro  Collection,  Part  III 

The  magnificent  Greensboro  Collection  continues  with  Part  III,  focused  on  proof  Barber  dimes,  proof 
Seated  quarters,  proof  Seated  dollars,  and  proof  Morgan  dollars.  The  unique  proof  1839  No  Drapery 
Seated  quarter,  PR65  NGC  and  pedigreed  to  Boyd,  Pittman,  and  Kaufman,  is  the  main  highlight  of  a 
group  that  also  includes  an  1863  Seated  dollar,  PR69  NGC,  and  two  branch  mint  proof  Morgan  dollars,  an 
1883-0,  PR67  Cameo  PCGS,  CAC,  and  an  1893-CC,  SP65  Cameo  PCGS. 


The  Fairfax  Collection 

The  collector  behind  the  Fairfax  Collection  got  his  start  as  a  boy  trading  for  steel  cents  with  shopkeepers. 
By  the  time  his  father  made  him  cash  them  in,  he  had  accumulated  tens  of  thousands  of  "steelies."  Later 
on  he  became  intrigued  by  the  beauty  and  history  of  gold  coins  and  built  the  Fairfax  Collection  over  a 
period  of  35  years.  The  Fairfax  Collection  is  well-represented  in  Platinum  Night,  including  an  1854-D  gold 
dollar,  MS64  NGC;  a  1907  Wire  Rim  ten  dollar,  MS64  NGC;  and  matched  Round  and  Octagonal  1915-S 
Panama-Pacific  fifty  dollar  coins,  both  graded  MS63  NGC,  CAC. 


Selections  From  The  Jim  O'Neal  Collection 

Heritage  is  proud  to  offer  more  impressive  coins  from  the  collection  of  Jim  O'Neal,  retired  President 
and  CEO  of  Frito-Lay  International.  While  Mr.  O'Neal  is  of  course  most  famous  for  collecting  gold,  these 
selections  prove  his  knack  for  copper  and  silver  coinage  as  well.  Highlights  include  a  Sheldon-75  1 795 
Lettered  Edge  cent,  MS65  Brown  PCGS,  CAC;  a  1795  half  dime,  V-5,  LM-8  variety,  MS67  Prooflike  NGC; 
and  an  1853  Arrows  and  Rays  Seated  half  dollar,  MS66  PCGS,  CAC. 


The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II 

Our  World  Coins  department  offered  Part  I  of  The  William  Jacob  Collection  in  January  2013.  Now  the 
U.S.  coins  come  to  the  fore,  including  a  pair  of  ultra-high-grade  early  rarities:  an  1804  dime  with  14  Stars 
Reverse,  JR-2  variety,  MS63  NGC,  and  a  1796  Small  Date,  Small  Letters  dollar,  B-2,  BB-63  variety,  MS65 
NGC.  The  offerings  go  far  beyond  early  silver,  though,  and  include  gold  business  strike  rarities  up  to  the 
early  20th  century  as  well  as  a  few  early  proofs,  including  an  1888  three  dollar,  PR63+  Cameo  NGC,  CAC. 


The  Malibou  Lake  Collection 

This  well-matched  collection  of  Flying  Eagle  and  Indian  Head  cents  including  major  varieties  was  more 
than  three  decades  in  the  making,  evolving  from  an  XF-AU  set  to  largely  AU58  more  than  two-thirds  of 
those  grades  affirmed  by  CAC.  Look  for  a  classic  rarity,  a  Snow-3  1856  Flying  Eagle  cent  graded  AU58 
PCGS,  and  a  noted  variety,  a  Snow-1  1888/7  Cent  graded  AU58  PCGS,  CAC,  in  Platinum  Night. 


The  Elite  Cameo  Collection 

David  Winkler,  retired  from  Bristol-Myers  Squibb  where  he  was  responsible  for  Strategic  Planning  and 
Engineering  Technology,  started  collecting  coins  as  a  youth  and  became  more  interested  in  top-quality 
pieces  when  he  searched  for  a  high-grade  set  from  his  birth  year.  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection  began  with 
that  inspiration  and  built  up  over  a  period  of  15  years.  It  is  the  #1  All-Time  PCGS  Registry  set  for  Proof 
coinage  1950  -  1964,  earning  Best  New  Set  in  2004  and  holding  the  top  spot  for  nine  years.  With  a 
weighted  GPA  of  69.95  out  of  70,  even  in  retirement  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection  is  sure  to  dominate  the 
All-Time  Finest  list  for  years  to  come.  Mr.  Winkler's  collecting  efforts  have  placed  seven  top-of-the-field 
coins  in  Platinum  Night,  among  them  a  1964  Accented  Hair  Kennedy  half  dollar,  PR68  Deep  Cameo  PCGS, 
one  of  three  known  with  none  finer  as  of  March  2013;  the  sole  finest  PCGS-certified  1959  Jefferson  nickel, 
PR69  Deep  Cameo,  appears  in  the  main  catalog. 


C.R.B.'s  $20  Liberty  Set,  #7  NGC  Registry  Set  of  Type  Three  Double  Eagles 

This  set  of  Type  Three  twenties  was  the  #7  NGC  Registry  set  at  the  time  we  accepted  it,  and  if  certain 
coins  offered  here  were  listed  in  place  of  their  current  entries,  it  would  regain  the  #7  slot.  The  consignor 
of  the  collection,  the  eponymous  C.R.B.,  began  collecting  coins  with  $5  in  birthday  money  on  the  advice 
of  his  father,  who  held  a  position  of  trust  with  Bridgeport  National  Bank.  He  collected  from  rolls,  replacing 
coins  he  chose  for  his  coin  album,  and  studied  the  hobby.  After  a  break  in  collecting  for  college  and  army 
service,  he  settled  down  and  started  a  family,  and  the  collecting  bug  returned.  He  rode  the  silver  rushes 
of  1964  and  1980  and  got  into  numismatic  gold  in  2007,  putting  special  focus  on  condition.  His  set  has  an 
impressive  nine  coins  in  Platinum  Night,  including  seldom-seen  condition  rarities  such  as  an  1889-S  double 
eagle,  MS64  PCGS,  and  a  1 901  -S  double  eagle,  MS65  NGC. 


The  Camano  Island  Collection 

This  near-complete  set  of  business  strike  three  dollar  gold  pieces  in  high  grades  comes  from  a  collector 
who  has  been  active  for  six  decades.  His  eye  for  quality  shows  with  both  circulated  pieces,  including  an 
1854-D  three  dollar,  AU58  NGC,  and  an  1873  Closed  3  three  dollar,  AU50  PCGS,  as  well  as  Mint  State 
coins  such  as  his  1 880  three  dollar,  MS64  NGC.  A  representative  proof  three  dollar  coin,  an  1 884  graded 
PR64  Deep  Cameo,  PCGS,  CAC,  also  warrants  serious  consideration. 


The  Orca's  Collection 

The  consignor  behind  The  Orca's  Collection  has  fond  childhood  memories  of  his  father  going  through 
bags  of  Morgan  dollars  in  the  1970s,  searching  for  rare  dates  and  filling  out  Whitman  cardboard  albums. 
Where  the  father  collected  circulated  Morgans,  the  son  has  put  together  a  set  of  high-quality  Mint  State 
Morgan  dollars  with  personality.  Two  particularly  noteworthy  pieces,  an  1880-CC,  MS7  NGC,  and  an 
1880-0,  MS65  NGC,  represent  The  Orca's  Collection  in  Platinum  Night. 


Heritage  offers  seven  ways  to  bid:  before  the  auction  through  HA.com,  mail,  fax,  and  e-mail,  and  real¬ 
time  remote  bidding  over  the  telephone  and  on  our  award-winning  online  system,  Heritage  LIVE!®  If  you 
are  attending  the  CSNS  convention,  of  course,  we  would  like  to  see  you  in  person.  Remember  to  visit  our 
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Happy  bidding! 


Sincerely, 


Greg  Rohan 
President 


Todd  Imhof 

Executive  Vice  President 


Denomination  Index 


Early  American  Coins  . 1001-1043 

Half  Cents  . 1044-1085 

Large  Cents . 1 086-1 1 34 

Small  Cents  . 1  135-1333 

Two  Cent  Pieces  . 1334-1350 

Three  Cent  Silver  . 1351-1393 

Three  Cent  Nickels  . 1394-1427 

Nickels .  1428-1623 

Half  Dimes .  1624-1705 

Dimes .  1706-1896,  2530-2585 

Twenty  Cent  Pieces .  1 897-1 924 

Quarters .  1925-2102,2586-2698 

Half  Dollars . 2103-2350,  2699-2849 

Silver  Dollars .  2351-2441,  4669-5107,  5236-5241 

Trade  Dollars . 2442-2503 

Sacagawea  Dollars . 5108 

Gold  Dollars . 5365-5468 

Quarter  Eagles  . 5469-5619 

Three  Dollar  Pieces  . 5620-5729 

Half  Eagles .  5730-5872 

Eagles .  5873-5958 

Double  Eagles  . 5959-6170 

Territorial  Gold  . 6171-6201 

Silver  Commemoratives . 2850-2991 

Gold  Commemoratives . 2992-3052 

Modern  Issues .  5109-5231 

Patterns . 5311-5364 

Proof  Sets  . 2504-2529 

Coins  of  Hawaii  . 5232-5235 

Medals  and  Tokens  . 5283-5308 

Errors .  5242-5282 

Scales .  5309-5310 


SESSION  ONE 


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COLONIALS 


1662  Oak  Tree  Twopence,  XF40 
Noe-34,  Large  2 


1001  1662  Oak  Tree  Twopence  XF40  NGC.  Noe-34,  W-240,  Salmon 
1-B,  R.5.  11.1  gn.  Large  2.  The  lengthy  fine  horizontal  die  crack 
across  the  reverse  through  the  date  is  a  characteristic  of  this  scarce 
Noe  variety.  An  appealing  silver-gray  and  golden-brown  example 
that  boasts  smooth  surfaces  and  a  richly  detailed  tree.  The  obverse 
is  mildly  misaligned  toward  9:30  and  the  reverse  is  moderate 
misaligned  toward  5:30  but  the  legends  are  complete.  The  strike  is 
slightly  soft  on  the  right-side  obverse  and  left-side  reverse  borders. 
Listed  on  page  38  of  the  2013  Guide  Book.  Census:  7  in  40,  18  finer 
(3/13).  PCGS#  17 


1002  1652  Oak  Tree  Threepence  —  Bent  —  NGC  Details.  VF.  Noe- 
27,  W-300,  Salmon  5-Aii,  R.5.  15.3  gn.  No  IN  on  obverse.  The 
die  state,  undoubtedly  very  rare,  is  intermediate  between  Noe-27.1 
and  Noe- 2 7  with  a  cud  on  the  E  in  NEW  and  a  straight  top  to  the 
5  in  the  date.  Much  of  the  GL  appears  to  be  engulfed  in  a  die  break. 
A  deep  cream-gray  example  with  well  defined  centers  and  uneven 
wear  on  the  borders.  Metal  is  raised  near  an  edge  flaw  at  6  o’clock. 
Listed  on  page  38  of  the  2013  Guide  Book.  PCGS#  18 


1652  Oak  Tree  Sixpence,  Noe- 16,  VF20 


1003  1652  Oak  Tree  Sixpence  VF20  PCGS.  Noe-16,  W-360,  Salmon 
1-A,  R.5.  IN  on  Reverse.  A  late  die  state  with  swelling  overtaking 
the  legends  at  9  o’clock  on  the  reverse  and  intermittently  on  the 
obverse  between  4  and  10  o’clock.  The  denomination  is  bold  and 
most  of  the  tree  is  sharp.  No  marks  are  visible.  The  chocolate- 
brown  surfaces  are  evenly  granular,  a  color  and  texture  unusual  for 
the  series.  Listed  on  page  39  of  the  2013  Guide  Book.  PCGS#  19 


1652  Pine  Tree  Threepence,  VF30 
Ex:  Hessberg,  Noe-36 


1004  1652  Pine  Tree  Threepence  VF30  PCGS.  Noe-36,  W-640, 
Salmon  2-B,  R.4.  18  gn.  No  Pellets  at  trunk.  All  letters  are  clear 
on  this  unblemished  middle  grade  cream-gray  Pine  Tree  threepence, 
with  the  sole  exception  of  the  tops  of  the  SA  in  MASATHVSETS. 
The  obverse  rosette  is  indistinct  where  a  bend  caused  uneven  wear. 
The  tree,  date,  and  denomination  are  sharp.  An  elusive  late  die 
state  with  a  horizontal  line  (as  made)  through  the  beaded  circle 
above  the  tree  and  minor  engraving  differences  on  portions  of  the 
left-side  obverse  design.  Listed  on  page  39  of  the  2013  Guide  Book. 
Ex:  Edward  Hessberg  Collection  (Stack’s,  6/1991),  lot  1257,  which 
realized  $1,045.  PCGS#  21 


1652  Pine  Tree  Shilling,  XF40 
Large  Planchet,  Noe-1 


1005  1652  Pine  Tree  Shilling,  Large  Planchet  XF40  PCGS.  CAC. 
Noe-1,  W-690,  Salmon  1-A,  R.2.  65.59  gn.  Pellets  at  trunk.  A 
very  late  die  state  with  breaks  at  the  16  in  the  date  and  the  N 
in  AN  DOM.  Later  than  any  of  Hain:88  to  93.  The  golden-gray 
surfaces  are  unblemished  and  display  a  faint  wave,  as  issued  from 
a  rocker  press.  The  sharpness  of  the  tree  and  legends  appears  to 
surpass  the  XF40  level.  Mint-made  straight  clips  at  3  and  9  o’clock 
affect  only  the  outer  beaded  circle,  though  the  letters  near  6  o’clock 
on  each  side  are  partly  absent  due  to  an  out-of-round  flan  in  the 
vicinity.  Listed  on  page  39  of  the  2013  Guide  Book.  PCGS#  23 


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1652  Pine  Tree  Shilling,  VF30 
Noe-29,  Small  Planchet 


1006  1652  Pine  Tree  Shilling,  Small  Planchet  VF30  PCGS.  CAC. 
Noe-29,  W-930,  Salmon  11-F,  R.3.  72.53  gn.  Steel-gray  legends 
and  motifs  contrast  with  the  sea-green  fields.  A  minimally  abraded 
midgrade  example  of  this  famous  early  silver  colonial  issue.  The 
obverse  appears  somewhat  off  center  toward  10  o’clock  with 
portions  of  ASATHV  off  the  flan.  The  reverse  centering  is  nearly 
ideal.  Listed  on  page  39  of  the  2013  Guide  Book.  PCGS#  24 

1652  Pine  Tree  Shilling,  Choice  VF 
Noe- 16  Small  Planchet 


1007  1652  Pine  Tree  Shilling,  Small  Planchet  VF35  PCGS.  Noe- 
16,  W-835,  Salmon  2-B,  R.2.  65.90  gn.  A  pleasing  cream-gray 
collector  example  with  no  visible  marks,  complete  legends,  and 
even,  moderate  wear.  Straight  edge  clips  are  of  mint  origin  to  bring 
the  piece  within  standard  weight.  Noe- 16  is  known  with  perfect 
dies  and  with  advanced  obverse  breaks.  The  present  coin  is  from 
an  intermediate  die  state  with  breaks  on  the  rosette  and  the  lower 
right  branches.  Listed  on  page  39  of  the  2013  Guide  Booh.  PCGS# 
24 


St.  Patrick  Farthing,  W-11500,  AU53 
Evenly  Struck  and  Unblemished 


1008  (1670-75)  St.  Patrick  Farthing  AU53  NGC.  Breen-208, 
W-11500.  Slightly  off-center  toward  11:30  though  all  legends 
are  intact.  The  golden-brown  surfaces  are  unmarked.  The  brass 
splasher  appears  oversized  and  extends  well  below  the  crown.  The 
obverse  field  is  swollen  due  to  a  sunken  obverse  die.  A  high  grade 
for  this  centuries-old  issue.  Listed  on  page  41  of  the  2013  Guide 
Booh.  PCGS#  42 


American  Plantations  Token,  MS63 
Newman  5-D,  Circa- 1828  Restrike 


1009  (c.  1828)  American  Plantations  1/24  Part  Real,  Restrike  MS63 
PCGS.  Newman  5-D,  W-1160.  A  remarkably  attractive  light 
walnut-brown  and  gunmetal-gray  example  with  boldly  brought 
up  devices  and  unabraded  surfaces.  Struck  a  few  degrees  off  center 
toward  7:30.  The  flan  has  a  thin  radial  crack,  as  struck,  at  2  o’clock, 
and  the  reverse  has  an  edge  flaw  near  the  T  in  PART.  A  small  spot  on 
the  base  of  the  F  in  FRAN,  and  mint-made  flaws  on  the  rider’s  hip, 
horse’s  tail,  and  a  chain  link  are  of  little  consequence.  Listed  on  page 
41  of  the  2013  Guide  Booh.  Population:  7  in  63,  0  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Denver  Signature  (Heritage,  8/2006),  lot  5,  which  realized  $5,750. 
PCGS#  52 


Rosa  Americana  Twopence,  MS63  Brown 
No  Date,  Label,  W-1322 


1010  Undated  Rosa  Americana  Twopence,  Label  MS63  Brown  PCGS. 
M.  2.1-B.l,  W-1322,  R.3.  The  sole  die  marriage  of  the  undated 
Motto  on  Label  variety,  believed  struck  in  1722.  A  pleasing 
mahogany-brown  example  of  this  Early  American  import.  Well 
struck  throughout  and  devoid  of  detractions.  The  slight  mint-made 
granularity  is  characteristic  of  the  series.  The  dies  are  rotated  90 
degrees  clockwise.  Population:  2  in  63  Brown,  1  finer  (3/13).  Listed 
on  page  42  of  the  2013  Guide  Book.  PCGS#  92 


Scarce  1724  Hibernia  Farthing 
Borderline  Uncirculated,  M.  3.9-D.l 


1011  1724  Hibernia  Farthing  AU58  PCGS.  M.  3.9-D.l,  W- 12600, 
R.4.  Stop  after  date.  A  smooth  mahogany-brown  representative, 
well  struck  save  for  moderate  blending  on  the  high  points.  Slightly 
off  center  toward  8  o’clock  but  all  legends  are  fully  intact.  Far 
scarcer  than  the  1723  Hibernia  farthings.  Listed  on  page  45  of  the 
2013  Guide  Book.  PCGS#  187 


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1012  1712-AA  French  Colonies  15  Deniers  MS61  PCGS.  Breen-294, 
Vlack-13,  R.4.  Luster  glimmers  from  this  charming  powder-blue 
and  almond-gold  billon  piece.  Minor  strike  doubling  is  noted,  and 
the  left  borders  retain  some  planchet  roughness.  Listed  on  page  53 
of  the  2013  Guide  Book.  Population:  1  in  61,  0  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Troy  Wiseman  Collection,  Part  Two  (Heritage,  1/2007) ,  lot  74, 
which  realized  $4,025.  PCGS#  158628 


French  Colonies  1767-A  Copper  Sou,  MS63  Brown 
Finest  Certified  No  RF  Counterstamp 


1013  1767-A  French  Colonies  Copper  Sou  MS63  Brown  NGC. 
Breen- 7 00.  No  RF  counterstamp.  A  remarkable  representative  of 
this  well  known  issue,  struck  for  the  French  Caribbean.  Per  Breen, 
“over  98%”  were  countermarked  with  an  RF  stamp.  It  does  seem 
that  a  larger  portion  survived  intact,  but  nearly  always  in  circulated 
grades.  Mint  State  examples  are  extremely  rare,  and  the  present 
coin  is  the  single  finest  certified.  The  chocolate-brown  surfaces  are 
unabraded  though  a  flan  flaw  is  on  a  fleur  de  lis  and  portions  of  the 
left-side  borders  are  lightly  brought  up.  Listed  on  page  53  of  the 
2013  Guide  Book.  PCGS#  15865 1 


1766  Pitt  Halfpenny,  Betts-519,  AU58 


1014  1766  Pitt  Halfpenny  AU58  NGC.  Betts-519,  W-8350,  R.3. 

Substantial  mint  gloss  is  evident  on  this  splendid  walnut-brown 
Pitt  medal.  The  sails  show  a  trace  of  wear,  but  the  strike  is  bold 
and  the  sole  abrasions  is  a  minute  obverse  rim  nick  at  1  o’clock. 
Planchet  flaws  at  9  o’clock  on  the  reverse  and  on  the  upper  reverse 
field  are  mint-made.  The  fields  are  smooth  and  display  clash  marks, 
as  coined.  Census:  1  in  58,  4  finer  (3/13).  Listed  on  page  50  of  the 
2013  Guide  Book.  PCGS#  236 


1787  Massachusetts  Cent,  Choice  AU 


Homed  Eagle  Variety 


1015  1787  Massachusetts  Cent,  Horned  Eagle  AU55  PCGS.  Ryder 
2b-A,  W-6040,  R.3.  The  popular  Guide  Book  variety  named 
for  the  unicorn-like  die  break  or  “horn”  from  the  head  of  the 
eagle.  This  example  alternates  between  chocolate-brown  and 
mahogany-brown.  Marks  are  minimal,  and  mint  shimmer  is 
detected  across  much  of  the  borders  and  devices.  Listed  on  page  59 
of  the  2013  Guide  Book.  Population:  8  in  55,  7  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Orlando  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  1/2008) ,  lot  48,  which  realized 
$3,450.  PCGS# 305 


1016  1788  Massachusetts  Cent,  Period  AU53  NGC.  Ryder  10-L, 
W-6280,  High  R  .2.  A  smooth  chocolate-brown  state  cent  with 
moderate  highpoint  wear  and  problem-free  surfaces.  A  charming 
example  of  the  type.  Listed  on  page  59  of  the  2013  Guide  Book. 
Census:  11  in  53,  22  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#311 


1788  Massachusetts  Cent,  AU55 
No  Period  Ryder  13-N 


1017  1788  Massachusetts  Cent,  No  Period  AU55  NGC.  Ryder  13-N, 
W-6380,  High  R.4.  A  splendid  medium  brown  example  of  the 
scarce  No  Period  variety.  The  surfaces  are  devoid  of  contact  aside 
from  a  slender  mark  near  the  A  in  WEALTH.  Glimmers  of  luster 
emerge  from  the  motifs.  There  is  no  evidence  of  carbon  or  planchet 
detractions.  Listed  on  page  59  of  the  2013  Guide  Book.  PCGS#  293 


1787/1788  Connecticut  Copper,  VF35 
Miller  9-R 


1018  1787/1788  Connecticut  Copper,  Mailed  Bust  Left  VF35  PCGS. 
M.  9-R,  W-2860,  High  R.4.  The  1787/1788  is  represented  by 
only  two  die  varieties,  the  very  scarce  CONNEC  Miller  9-R  and 
the  very  rare  CONNECT  Miller  15-R.  The  present  unabraded  dark 
brown  example  is  struck  moderately  off  center  toward  7:30  and  has 
mildly  granular  surfaces.  The  date  area  is  complete  though  portions 
of  the  left-side  legends  are  off  the  flan.  Listed  on  page  61  of  the 
2013  Guide  Book.  PCGS#  352 


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1019  1787/1877  Connecticut  Copper,  Mailed  Bust  Left  VF30  PCGS. 
M.  12-Q,  W-2885,  R.3.  A  sharp  example  of  this  blundered  date 
variety.  The  obverse  appears  off  center  toward  3  o’clock  and  the 
reverse  appears  off  center  toward  1:30  but  all  legends  are  intact  due 
to  a  broad  flan.  The  deep  brown  surfaces  are  moderately  granular 
and  the  devices  display  a  couple  of  mint-made  vertical  flaws.  Listed 
on  page  61  of  the  2013  Guide  Book.  PCGS#  355 

1020  1787  Connecticut  Copper,  ETLIR  XF45  PCGS.  M.  30-hh.l, 
W-3175,  R.2.  A  lovely  chocolate-brown  state  copper  that  is 
surprisingly  free  from  marks  or  carbon.  Mint-made  laminations  are 
noted  near  the  R  in  AUCTORI,  the  E  in  INDE,  and  the  profile  of 
the  seated  Liberty.  Listed  on  page  62  of  the  2013  Guide  Book. 

Ex:  Anaconda  Rare  Coins  (Heritage,  6/2008) ,  lot  9,  which  realized 
$977.50.  PCGS#  391 


1787  Vermont  Copper,  Good  Details 
Bust  Left,  RR-15,  W-2060 


1021  1787  Nova  Eborac  Copper,  Seated  Left  AU53  NGC.  Breen- 
986,  W-5755,  R.3.  The  usual  dies  for  this  private  New  York  City 
issue.  Deep  brown  overall  with  glimpses  of  rose-red  in  reverse 
design  crevices.  This  unmarked  Nova  Eborac  copper  has  moderate 
highpoint  wear  and  minutely  granular  fields.  Listed  on  page  68  of 
the  2013  Guide  Book. 

Ex:  Tampa  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  1/2011),  lot  3040,  which 
realized  $1 ,610.  PCGS#  478 


1025  1787  Vermont  Copper,  Bust  Left  —  Environmental  Damage  — 
NGC  Details.  Good.  RR-15,  Bressett  9-1,  W-2060,  R.6.  The 

only  Ryder  marriage  for  the  1787  Bust  Left  Vermont,  and  much 
rarer  than  its  1786  predecessor.  The  usual  die  state  with  a  heavy 
break  over  most  of  the  date,  but  the  remainder  of  the  legends  are 
generally  readable.  The  darkly  toned  surfaces  are  granular  and  both 
sides  display  faint  pinscratches  from  verdigris  removal.  Listed  on 
page  72  of  the  2013  Guide  Book.  PCGS#  557 


1787  New  Jersey  Copper,  Maris  48-g,  AU58 


1022  1787  New  Jersey  Copper,  Outlined  Shield  AU58  NGC.  M.  48-g, 
W-5275,  R.l.  A  lovely  near-Mint  example.  Mostly  mahogany- 
brown  though  the  shield  is  medium  brown.  Evenly  struck  and 
minimally  abraded  with  only  trivial  planchet  imperfections.  The 
obverse  is  slightly  misaligned  toward  1:30,  and  the  reverse  is 
misaligned  toward  6  o’clock,  but  all  legends  are  complete.  Listed  on 
page  66  of  the  2012  Guide  Book.  PCGS#  503 

1023  1787  New  Jersey  Copper,  Large  Planchet,  Plain  Shield  XF40 
PCGS.  M.  46-e,  W-5245,  R.l.  A  nicely  detailed  medium 
brown  state  copper.  Struck  from  heavily  clashed  dies,  as  made 
and  customary  for  the  Maris  variety.  A  few  faint  marks  are  noted 
above  the  1  in  the  date.  Listed  on  page  66  of  the  2012  Guide  Book. 
PCGS#  509 

1024  1787  New  Jersey  Copper,  Large  Planchet,  Plain  Shield  —  4% 
Clipped  Planchet  —  AU53  PCGS.  M.  46-e,  W-5245,  R.l.  A 

glossy  and  beautiful  chocolate-brown  New  Jersey  type  coin.  The 
curved  clip  is  centered  at  10:30  and  does  not  affect  letters  on  either 
side.  The  obverse  has  a  retained  lamination  at  12  o’clock,  as  made. 
A  late  die  state  with  nearly  all  of  the  date  consumed  by  a  swollen 
obverse  field  due  to  a  sinking  die.  Minor  faded  marks  are  near  the 
shield  tip.  Listed  on  page  66  of  the  2012  Guide  Book.  PCGS#  509 


1026  1787  Fugio  Cent,  STATES  UNITED,  4  Cinquefoils,  Pointed 
Rays  VF25  PCGS.  N.  9-P,  W-6755,  R.4.  A  charming  chocolate- 
brown  representative  with  even  wear,  minimal  marks,  and  two 
slender  areas  of  dark  toning  on  the  upper  left  obverse.  Listed  on 
page  87  of  the  2013  Guide  Book.  PCGS#  883 

1027  1787  Fugio  Cent,  STATES  UNITED,  4  Cinquefoils,  Pointed 
Rays  AU50  PCGS.  N.  13-X,  W-6855,  R.2.  A  glossy  chocolate- 
brown  Fugio  with  little  actual  circulation  wear.  Evenly  struck  and 
minimally  abraded  but  a  toned  flan  flaw  affects  the  lower  right 
portion  of  the  sun’s  rays  and  several  trivial  to  minor  laminations  are 
scattered  over  both  sides.  Listed  on  page  87  of  the  2013  Guide  Book. 
PCGS#  883 

1028  1787  Fugio  Cent,  STATES  UNITED,  4  Cinquefoils,  Pointed 
Rays  AU58  PCGS.  N.  13-X,  W-6855,  R.2.  A  golden-brown 
Fugio  cent  without  marks  and  only  a  hint  of  wear  on  the  high 
points.  The  lower  obverse  has  a  few  darkly  toned  flan  flaws.  Likely 
originally  from  the  Bank  of  New  York  holdings,  which  held 
numerous  X  reverse  Fugios.  Listed  on  page  87  of  the  2013  Guide 
Book.  PCGS#  883 


1787  Fugio  Cent,  MS64  Brown 
Newman  8-B,  W-6740 


1029  1787  Fugio  Cent,  UNITED  STATES,  Cinquefoils  MS64  Brown 
PCGS.  Newman  8-B,  W-6740,  R.3.  This  satiny  near-Gem 
provides  glimpses  of  olive  and  faded  red  across  its  smooth  medium 
brown  surfaces.  Well  struck  aside  from  the  upper  reverse  and  the 
lower  right  obverse.  A  few  trivial  planchet  flaws  are  of  mint  origin. 
Struck  from  prominently  clashed  dies.  Listed  on  page  87  of  the 
2013  Guide  Book.  PCGS#  889 


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1787  Fugio  Cent,  Choice  Red  and  Brown 
UNITED  STATES,  Newman  8-B  Variety 


1030  1787  Fugio  Cent,  UNITED  STATES,  Cinquefoils  MS64 
Red  and  Brown  NGC.  Newman  8-B,  R.3.  Ample  orange-red 
color  outlines  the  devices  and  legends.  Not  fully  struck  on  the 
lower  reverse  and  upper  reverse,  but  otherwise  crisp.  A  whisper  of 
carbon  does  not  distract.  The  dies  are  clashed,  with  a  bold  incused 
impression  of  the  sun  on  the  lower  reverse.  Listed  on  page  87  of  the 
2013  Guide  Book. 

Ex:  F.C.C.  Boyd,  John  J.  Ford,  Jr.  Collection,  (Stack’s,  10/2003) ,  lot 
249;  Milwaukee  Central  States  (Heritage,  5/2004),  lot  5060.  PCGS# 
890 


1031  1787  Fugio  Cent,  STATES  UNITED,  Eight-Pointed  Stars 
XF40  PCGS.  N.  15-Y,  W-6915,  R.2.  The  sole  die  pair  with  two 
eight-pointed  stars  on  the  central  reverse  ring.  The  variety  is  also 
interesting  for  its  radial  obverse  die  crack  at  4  o’clock  and  a  worm- 
like  die  break  inside  the  5  o’clock  ring.  A  well  detailed  chocolate 
and  medium  brown  Fugio  copper.  No  marks  or  planchet  flaws  are 
apparent  though  the  surfaces  show  occasional  minor  granularity. 
Listed  on  page  88  of  the  2013  Guide  Book.  PCGS#  898 

1779  Brass  Rhode  Island  Ship  Token,  XF 
No  Wreath  Below  Ship,  W-1730 


1032  1779  Rhode  Island  Ship  Token,  No  Wreath,  Brass  XF40 
PCGS.  Breen-1139,  W-1730,  R.3.  A  majority  of  Rhode  Island 
ship  tokens  are  copper,  but  the  present  piece  is  the  scarce  brass 
variety.  It  is  primarily  light  olive-green  with  glimpses  of  salmon- 
pink  here  and  there.  Protected  areas  show  the  minor  verdigris 
characteristic  of  the  issue.  Well  defined  for  the  grade.  Listed  on 
page  50  of  the  2013  Guide  Book. 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  9/2009) ,  lot  15,  which  realized 
$2,990.  PCGS#  588 


1033  1787  Immunis  Columbia  Piece,  Eagle  Reverse  —  Reverse 
Damage  —  NGC  Details.  VF.  W-5680,  High  R.4.  The  areas  near 
the  eagle’s  belly  and  right  (facing)  shoulder  have  a  few  moderate 
marks.  The  lower  obverse  has  faint  parallel  pinscratches  and 
Columbia’s  waist  has  a  pair  of  spots.  An  ebony-brown  example  of 
this  scarce  New  York  variety.  Listed  on  page  55  of  the  2013  Guide 
Book.  PCGS#  841 

1034  1796  Castorland  Medal,  Copper,  Reeded  Edge  MS64  Brown 
PCGS.  W-9150,  R.6.  Although  designated  as  original  dies  on 
the  PCGS  insert,  only  the  obverse  die  is  original.  The  reverse  was 
struck  from  a  copy  die.  Made  at  the  Paris  Mint  during  the  early 
1800s.  CUIVRE  is  readable  on  the  reeded  edge  at  6  o’clock.  A  high 
grade,  well  struck,  and  prooflike  chocolate-brown  piece  with  minor 
spots  on  the  right  reverse. 

Listed  in  the  2013  Guide  Book  on  page  77.  PCGS#  657 


1035  1796  Castorland  Medal,  Silver  Restrike  MS64  PCGS.  Breen- 
1070.  Though  the  PCGS  insert  states  the  obverse  die  is  original, 
both  sides  were  struck  from  copy  dies.  Lustrous  and  unabraded  with 
a  full  strike  and  concave  surfaces.  Struck  at  the  Paris  Mint  after 
1880.  The  edge  reads  ARGENT  (silver)  near  6  o’clock.  The  edge 
symbol  appears  to  be  a  cornucopia.  Listed  on  page  77  of  the  2013 
Guide  Book.  PCGS#  147825 

1036  1783  Georgivs  Triumpho  Token  AU53  PCGS.  Baker-7, 
W- 10 100,  R.3.  An  early  Washington  token  whose  effigy  of  the 
founding  father  more  closely  resembles  King  George  III.  The  usual 
die  state  with  a  vertical  break  on  the  upper  reverse.  The  deep 
brown  surfaces  display  occasional  faint  thin  marks.  Listed  on  page 
79  of  the  2013  Guide  Book. 

Ex:  Orlando  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  1/2003) ,  lot  5086.  PCGS# 
664 

1037  1791  Washington  Large  Eagle  Cent  AU55  PCGS  Secure.  Baker- 

15,  W- 106 10,  R.2.  A  well  struck  ebony-brown  cent  with  glossy, 
smooth  surfaces  and  little  evidence  of  high  point  wear.  Privately 
struck  in  England  in  hopes  of  securing  a  Federal  coinage  contract. 
Listed  on  page  81  of  the  2013  Guide  Book.  PCGS#  702 

1791  Washington  Cent,  MS64  Brown 
Baker- 15,  Large  Eagle 


1038  1791  Washington  Large  Eagle  Cent  MS64  Brown  PCGS.  Baker- 

15,  W- 106 10,  R.2.  A  magnificent  chocolate-brown  near-Gem 
whose  smooth  fields  and  intricate  strike  deliver  exceptional  eye 
appeal.  Though  a  few  pieces  have  been  certified  finer,  the  present 
example  will  satisfy  even  the  most  demanding  collector.  Listed  on 
page  81  of  the  2013  Guide  Book.  Population:  23  in  64  Brown,  7 
finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Boston  Signature  (Heritage,  8/2010) ,  lot  3788,  which  realized 
$2,530.  PCGS#  702 


1792  Born  Virginia  Cent,  VF  Details 
Baker-60,  Inscribed  Reverse 


1039  1792  Washington  Born  Virginia  Cent,  Inscribed  Reverse  — 
Altered  Surfaces  —  PCGS  Genuine.  VF  Details.  Baker-60, 
W-10730,  R.5.  Although  John  Gregory  Hancock’s  1791  Small 
Eagle  and  Large  Eagle  cents  are  relatively  common,  his  “Born 
Virginia”  Washington  pieces  were  apparently  coined  in  much 
smaller  quantities.  The  present  medium  brown  example  has  strong 
obverse  details  and  pleasing  definition  on  the  reverse  peripheral 
legends.  Both  sides  have  a  few  thin  marks  and  the  rims  display 
minor  to  moderate  dings.  The  reverse  is  mildly  granular  and  the 
obverse  appears  burnished.  Listed  on  page  82  of  the  2013  Guide 
Book.  PCGS#  723 


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1795  Washington  North  Wales  Halfpenny,  AU53 
Plain  Edge,  W-l  1 150 


1040  1795  Washington  North  Wales  Halfpenny,  Plain  Edge,  One  Star 
at  Each  Side  of  Harp  AU53  PCGS.  CAC.  W-l  1150,  R.3.  Ex: 

Harry  A.  Orr.  The  North  Wales  halfpenny  was  intended  to  appear 
worn  even  when  new,  to  facilitate  acceptance  in  circulation.  Thus, 
the  harp  and  bust  of  Washington  are  lightly  impressed.  But  the 
plentiful  orange -gold  luster  near  the  harp  confirms  a  relatively  high 
technical  grade.  Otherwise,  this  lightly  circulated  and  unblemished 
example  is  medium  brown  with  olive'green  undertones.  Listed  on 
page  84  of  the  2013  Guide  Book.  PCGS#  770. 

Ex:  Harry  A.  Orr  Collection  (Stack’s,  5/1974) ,  lot  136,  where  it 
brought  $775. 


1795  North  Wales  Half  Penny,  AU58 
Baker-34,  W-l  1150 


1041  1795  Washington  North  Wales  Halfpenny,  Plain  Edge,  One  Star 
at  Each  Side  of  Harp  AU58  PCGS.  Baker-34,  W-l  1150,  R.3. 

The  usual  reverse  variety  with  one  star  at  each  side  of  the  harp. 
An  unabraded  example  with  rich  olive-brown  toning  and  ample 
shimmering  luster  within  the  legends.  A  diagonal  band  of  golden' 
brown  crosses  much  of  the  reverse.  The  fields  display  clear  die 
polish  lines,  a  confirmation  of  marginal  (if  any)  actual  circulation. 
The  nonspecialist  upon  first  glance  might  consider  this  piece  to 
grade  Fine  because  of  the  worn  appearance  of  the  portrait  and  harp. 
However,  this  is  completely  due  to  a  deliberately  soft  central  strike, 
in  order  to  convey  the  impression  that  the  coin  had  long  passed 
as  a  copper  in  commerce.  There  is  no  such  thing  as  a  welhstruck 
North  Wales  halfpenny.  Listed  on  page  84  of  the  2013  Guide  Book. 
Population:  3  in  58,  0  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  2/2007) ,  lot  2060,  which  realized 
$6,900.  PCGS#  770 


Washington  Success  Medal,  MS62 
Baker-265 A,  Large  Size,  Plain  Edge 


1042  Undated  Washington  Success  Medal,  Large  Size,  Plain  Edge 
MS62  PCGS.  Baker-265 A,  W- 10905,  R.5.  The  diagonal  die 
crack  across  the  face  of  Washington  is  familiar  to  specialists  and 
identifies  original  strikings  of  this  scarce  type.  The  centers  are 
softly  brought  up,  as  usual,  while  peripheral  elements  are  sharply 
impressed.  The  brassy  olive-brown  surfaces  are  free  from  any 
remotely  mentionable  detractions.  Listed  on  page  84  of  the  2013 
Guide  Book.  PCGS#  779 


John  Burger  Counterstamp  on  a 
Brazilian  1766-R  6400  Reis 


1043  (1783-1795)  Brazil  1766-R  6400  Reis,  John  Burger 
Countermark  XF45  PCGS.  This  gold  “Joe”  was  struck  at  the 
Rio  Mint  in  Brazil  but  circulated  in  the  early  United  States 
where  it  was  valued  by  its  gold  content.  The  Philadelphia  Mint 
struck  its  first  gold  coins  in  1795,  but  prior  to  that  time,  large 
financial  transactions  required  foreign  gold  coin.  Such  pieces  were 
often  regulated  by  goldsmiths  who  would  affix  their  hallmark  to 
guarantee  the  gold  value.  The  present  coin  has  a  counterstamp 
by  John  Burger  featuring  his  fancy  monogram.  The  stamp  is  over 
the  eye  of  Portuguese  king  Jose  I  and  causes  a  bulge  on  the  reverse 
southwest  of  the  crown.  New  York  City  silversmith  John  Burger 
resided  at  207  Queen  Street  in  1786.  PCGS#  779 


HALF  CENTS 

1044  1793  —  Scratches  —  NGC  Details.  Good.  C-l,  B-l,  High  R.3. 

A  medium  brown  example  with  hints  of  mahogany-red.  The  date 
and  LIBERTY  are  bold  while  the  fraction  and  HALF  CENT  are 
faded.  Both  sides  exhibit  distributed  faint  scratches.  Our  EAC 
grade  Fair  2.  NGC  ID#  2222,  PCGS#  1000 

1045  1794  —  Corroded,  Scratched  —  NCS.  VF  Details.  C-8,  B-8, 
R.5.  Manley  Die  State  2.0.  Sharper  than  the  usual  representative 
of  this  very  scarce  Cohen  variety.  The  medium  to  deep  brown 
surfaces  are  mildly  granular  overall  but  have  a  striated  appearance 
on  the  lower  reverse.  These  striations  are  judged  to  be  scratches  by 
the  NCS  grader.  Our  EAC  grade  Good  6.  NGC  ID#  2223,  PCGS# 
1003 


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1794  Half  Cent,  B-9,  XF40 
Rare  Early  Die  State 


1046  1794  XF40  PCGS.  C-9,  B-9,  R.2.  Manley  Die  State  1.0,  “rare,” 
with  no  crack  through  cap.  This  walnut-brown  example  retains 
noticeable  luster  though  the  high  points  of  the  curls  show  wear. 
Relatively  unabraded  for  the  XF  level,  and  certified  in  a  green  label 
holder.  First  year  of  the  Bust  Right  type.  Our  EAC  grade  VF20. 
NGC  ID#  2223,  PCGS#  1003 


1794  Half  Cent,  XF40 
Large  Letters  Edge,  C-la 


1047  1794  XF40  NGC.  C-la,  B-la,  R.3.  Manley  Die  State  2.0.  The 
usual  Large  Letters  Edge  subvariety.  A  mahogany-brown  to  medium 
brown  first  year  Bust  Right  Liberty  Cap  half  cent.  Impressively 
detailed  and  devoid  of  corrosion  though  the  portrait  is  moderately 
abraded  and  the  obverse  rim  has  a  mark  at  2  o’clock.  Our  EAC 
grade  VL30. 

From  The  Fairfax  Collection.  NGC  ID#  2223,  PCGS#  1003 


1048  1795  Plain  Edge  VF20  PCGS.  C-6a,  B-6c,  R.2.  Evidence  of  the 
Talbot,  Allum  &  Lee  undertype  is  confined  to  the  obverse  dentils 
at  2  o’clock.  An  ebony-brown  half  cent  with  even  definition  and  a 
small  few  marks  on  the  central  reverse.  Slightly  off  center  toward 
8  o’clock.  A  small  mint-made  edge  flaw  is  at  3  o’clock.  Housed 
in  a  green  label  holder.  Our  EAC  grade  Fine  12.  NGC  ID#  2225, 
PCGS#  1018 

1049  1795  Plain  Edge  —  Improperly  Cleaned  —  NGC  Details.  XF. 
C-5b,  B-5b,  R.4.  The  thick  planchet  subvariety.  The  pole  is 
absent,  and  a  heavy  diagonal  break  near  the  top  of  the  wreath 
confirms  the  variety.  HALF  CENT  is  clear,  a  feature  seen  on  few 
C-5b  half  cents.  The  olive-brown  surfaces  are  somewhat  granular 
and  have  been  wiped  to  reduce  verdigris.  Liberty  and  the  cap 
exhibit  wispy  pinscratches.  Our  EAC  grade  VF20. 

From  The  Fairfax  Collection.  NGC  ID#  2225,  PCGS#  1018 


1796  Half  Cent,  VG  Details 
With  Pole,  Cohen-2 


1050  1796  With  Pole  —  Surface  Damage  —  PCGS  Genuine.  VG 
Details.  C-2,  B-2,  High  R.4.  This  key  date  half  cent  was 
apparently  placed  between  two  narrow  hollow  tubes  and  pressed. 
The  reverse  has  a  deep  circular  indentation  and  the  obverse  has  a 
broad  and  deep  but  incomplete  circular  indent.  Both  sides  display 
wispy  to  moderate  pinscratches.  The  date  and  LIBERTY  are  bold 
and  the  portrait  is  well  outlined.  The  reverse  displays  greater  wear 
but  AMERICA  and  most  of  the  wreath  are  apparent.  No  EAC 
grade  is  assigned.  NGC  ID#  2227,  PCGS#  1027 


1797  Half  Cent,  Choice  AU 
1  Above  1,  Plain  Edge,  C-l 


1051  1797  1  Above  1,  Plain  Edge  AU55  NGC.  C-l,  B-l,  R.2.  Manley 
Die  State  3.0  to  4.0.  Both  the  horizontal  crack  near  the  eye  and 
the  crack  through  the  UN  in  UNITED  are  readily  seen  beneath 
a  loupe.  Deeply  toned  walnut-brown  and  gunmetal-blue  with 
minimally  abraded  and  minutely  granular  surfaces.  The  leaves 
and  portrait  extremities  show  a  trace  of  wear  but  Liberty’s  hair  has 
essentially  full  definition.  Our  EAC  grade  XF40. 

From  The  Fairfax  Collection.  PCGS#  1042 


1797  Half  Cent,  AU  Sharpness 
C-2,  Plain  Edge 


1052  1797  Plain  Edge  —  Improperly  Cleaned  —  NGC  Details.  AU. 
C-2,  B-2,  R.3.  A  sharp  example  of  this  final-year  Liberty  Cap 
type  coin,  which  is  usually  encountered  well  circulated  or  corroded. 
The  medium  brown  surfaces  are  a  bit  glossy  and  we  note  several 
faint  thin  obverse  marks.  The  obverse  dentils  are  longer  and  better 
defined  than  the  reverse  dentils,  usual  for  C-2.  There  is  no  trace  of 
a  Talbot,  Allum  &  Lee  cent  undertype.  Our  EAC  grade  VF25. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  2228,  PCGS# 
1036 


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1053  1800  AU58  NGC.  CM,  B-l,  R.l.  Manley  Die  State  4.0.  A 
Borderline  Uncirculated  ebony-brown  example  that  boasts  a  sharp 
strike  except  for  softness  on  OF.  Marks  are  absent  though  a  small 
spot  is  on  the  H  in  HALF  and  a  faint  obverse  fingerprint  is  at  8 
o’clock.  Our  EAC  grade  AU50. 

From  The  Fairfax  Collection.  NGC  ID#  222B,  PCGS#  1051 


1800  Half  Cent,  C-l,  MS62  Brown 


1054  1800  MS62  Brown  NGC.  CAC.  C-l,  B-l,  R.l.  Manley  Die  State 
4.0.  Mostly  medium  brown  but  ample  glimpses  of  the  initial  orange- 
gold  outline  the  letters,  leaves,  and  curls.  The  strike  is  slightly  soft  on 
OF  and  the  date,  but  most  design  elements  are  bold.  Study  beneath 
a  lens  locates  only  unimportant  contact.  Our  EAC  grade  MS60. 
From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  IF  NGC  ID#  222B,  PCGS# 
1051 


1802/0  Half  Cent,  XF  Details 
C-2,  Reverse  of  1802 


1055  1802/0  Reverse  of  1802  —  Environmental  Damage  —  NGC 
Details.  XF.  C-2,  B-2,  R.3.  Manley  Die  State  2.0.  Only  two 
die  varieties  of  1802-dated  half  cents  exist,  and  each  receives  a 
separate  listing  in  the  Guide  Book  due  to  different  wreath  designs. 
Date  collectors  pursue  Cohen-2  since  C-l  is  very  rare.  The  present 
medium  brown  example  is  minimally  abraded  but  has  pitted  areas 
near  the  date,  the  upper  reverse,  and  the  back  of  Liberty’s  neck. 
Our  EAC  grade  VF20. 

From  The  Fairfax  Collection.  NGC  ID#  222D,  PCGS#  1057 

1056  1803  XF45  NGC.  CAC.  C-3,  B-3,  R.l.  Manley  Die  State 
3.0.  The  bulge  on  the  date  area,  caused  by  a  sinking  obverse  die, 
promptly  attributes  the  Cohen  variety.  The  wide  03  spacing  is  also 
diagnostic.  The  medium  brown  surfaces  retain  some  gloss  and  show 
moderate  marks  on  the  right  obverse.  Our  EAC  grade  VF35.  NGC 
ID#  222E,  PCGS#  1060 

1057  1804  Plain  4,  No  Stems  MS61  Brown  NGC.  C-l 3,  B-10,  R.l. 
Full  cartwheel  luster  appears  on  both  sides  of  this  lovely  Draped 
Bust  half  cent.  The  pleasing  surfaces  are  attractive  light  to  medium 
brown,  with  splashes  of  steel-blue  overtones.  Our  EAC  grade 
AU55.  NGC  ID#  222F,  PCGS#  1063 


Double  Struck  1804  Half  Cent,  VF30 
First  Strike  10%  Off  Center 
C-10,  B-9,  Crosslet  4,  Stems 


1058  1804  Crosslet  4,  Stems  —  Double  Struck,  First  Strike  10%  Off 
Center  —  VF30  PCGS.  C-10,  B-9,  R.l.  Manley  Die  State  2.0. 
The  first  strike  was  struck  approximately  10%  off  center  toward  7 
o’clock.  The  coin  was  properly  centered  for  the  second  strike.  The 
PCGS  insert  incorrectly  states  that  the  second  strike  was  10%  off 
center.  The  iridescent  multicolor  toning  appears  unnatural  and  the 
lower  half  of  the  right  obverse  field  is  smoothed,  as  is  Liberty’s  chin 
and  a  portion  of  her  cheek.  Our  EAC  grade  VF20.  NGC  ID#  222F, 
PCGS#  1069 


1059  1804  Crosslet  4,  Stems  AU58  PCGS.  C-10,  B-9,  R.l.  Manley 
Die  State  2.0.  Richly  toned  in  iridescent  olive-green,  powder-blue, 
and  rose-red  tints.  A  boldly  struck  and  coruscating  half  cent  with 
minimal  marks.  A  faint  fingerprint  behind  the  shoulder.  Our  EAC 
grade  AU50. 

Ex:  Denver  Signature  (Heritage,  8/2006),  lot  7028,  which  realized 
$747.50.  NGC  ID#  222F,  PCGS#  1069 

1060  1804  Crosslet  4,  No  Stems  AU58  NGC.  C-12,  B-l  1,  R.2.  The 

1804  No  Stems  variety  comes  with  a  Plain  4  (C- 13 )  or  a  Crosslet 
4  (C-12).  The  latter  slightly  scarcer.  The  present  gunmetal-blue 
Borderline  Uncirculated  example  retains  glimpses  of  the  initial 
orange-gold  color  in  design  crevices.  Lightly  abraded  near  the 
fraction.  Our  EAC  grade  XF45.  NGC  ID#  222F,  PCGS#  1072 

1061  1804  Crosslet  4,  No  Stems  MS62  Brown  NGC.  C-12,  B-ll, 
R.2.  Manley  State  1.0.  A  wonderful  example  with  mahogany- 
brown  surfaces  that  show  considerable  mint  sheen.  The  highpoints 
are  darker  olive  with  a  few  splashes  of  steel  patina.  Traces  of  lighter 
tan  are  faded  from  the  original  mint  red.  Our  EAC  grade  MS60. 

Ex:  Dr.  Wallace  Lee  (Superior,  5/2003),  lot  221;  Colonel  Steven 
Ellsworth  Collection  ofU.S.  Half  Cents  (Heritage,  5/2008) ,  lot  1687, 
which  realized  $1 ,610.  NGC  ID#  222F,  PCGS#  1072 

1804  Half  Cent,  MS62  Brown 
Spiked  Chin,  Stems,  C-6 


1062  1804  Spiked  Chin  MS62  Brown  NGC.  CAC.  C-6,  B-6,  R.2. 

Manley  Die  State  9.0.  A  minimally  abraded  chocolate-brown 
example  of  this  popular  die  marriage.  Cohen-6  is  famous  for  its 
extensive  series  of  cuds  along  the  reverse  border,  which  on  the 
present  piece  stop  above  the  I  in  UNITED  and  the  right  half  of 
the  M  in  AMERICA.  Luster  shimmers  throughout  Liberty’s  hair 
and  much  of  the  reverse  design.  Our  EAC  grade  AU55.  NGC  ID# 
222G,  PCGS#  1075 


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1063  1806  Small  6,  No  Stems  AU58  NGC.  C-l,  B-3,  R.l.  Although 
a  single  die  state  is  described  in  Manley,  examples  exist  with  and 
without  obverse  dentilation.  The  present  near-Mint  half  cent  is 
from  a  later  die  stage  with  minimal  dentil  detail.  Smooth,  lustrous, 
and  sharp  for  the  AU58  level  with  an  ebony-brown  obverse  and  a 
dusky  mahogany-brown  reverse.  Our  EAC  grade  AU55. 

From  The  Fairfax  Collection.  NGC  ID#  222J,  PCGS#  1093 


1806  Half  Cent,  MS63  Brown,  No  Stems,  Small  6,  C-l 


1064  1806  Small  6,  No  Stems  MS63  Brown  NGC.  C-l,  B-3,  R.l. 

Cohen- 1  is  the  last  of  the  No  Stems  varieties,  an  annual  Mint 
omission  since  1804.  The  present  satiny  Select  half  cent  is  toned 
medium  brown  and  is  remarkably  devoid  of  marks.  The  strike  is 
intricate  throughout  aside  from  the  dentils,  which  are  invariably 
blurry  on  C-l.  Our  EAC  grade  AU55. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  2221,  PCGS# 
1093 


1065  1806  Large  6,  Stems  AU55  PCGS.  CAC.  C-4,  B-4,  R.l.  Manley 
Die  State  1.0.  A  deep  brown  representative  with  glimpses  of  faded 
red  near  design  elements.  A  loupe  reveals  infrequent  small  marks 
and  moderate  incompleteness  of  strike  near  the  top  of  the  wreath. 
Struck  a  few  degrees  off  center  toward  3  o’clock.  Our  EAC  grade 
AU50.  NGC  ID#  222J,  PCGS#  1099 

1066  1806  Large  6,  Stems  MS61  Brown  NGC.  C-4,  B-4,  R.l.  Manley 
Die  State  1.0.  Designated  as  Brown,  but  each  side  has  a  modicum 
of  Red  in  protected  areas.  Satiny  and  minimally  abraded  with 
occasional  incompleteness  of  strike.  Our  EAC  grade  AU 55. 

From  The  Fairfax  Collection.  NGC  ID#  222J,  PCGS#  1099 

1067  1807  AU53  NGC.  C-l,  B-l,  R.l.  Manley  Die  State  3.0.  The 
only  dies  for  the  date.  A  well  defined  medium  brown  type  coin 
with  noticeable  gloss  and  no  detrimental  abrasions.  Our  EAC  grade 
VF30. 

Ex:  Orlando  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  1 12006) ,  lot  394,  which 
realized  $632.50. 

From  The  Fairfax  Collection.  NGC  ID#  222K,  PCGS#  1104 

1068  1808/7  —  Improperly  Cleaned  —  NGC  Details.  VF.  C-2,  B-2, 
R.3.  Manley  Die  State  2.0,  “rare.”  Well  defined  for  the  VF  level 
but  the  somewhat  bright  rose-gold  and  lime-green  surfaces  indicate 
cleaning.  A  few  small  peripheral  spots  are  noted  along  with 
pinscratches  near  CENT  and  the  TE  in  UNITED.  Our  EAC  grade 
Fine  15.  NGC  ID#  222L,  PCGS#  1110 


1808/7  Half  Cent,  C-2,  XF40 


1069  1808/7  XF40  NGC.  C-2,  B-2,  R.3.  Manley  Die  State  1.0.  The 
scarce  but  collectible  1808/7  variety.  C-l  shares  the  same  obverse 
but  is  extremely  rare.  This  medium  brown  representative  is  nicely 
defined  and  has  a  few  small  to  moderate  marks.  One  small  speck  of 
aqua  debris  is  on  the  reverse  rim  at  3  o’clock.  Our  EAC  grade  VF20. 
Census:  2  in  40,  6  finer  (2/13). 

From  The  Fairfax  Collection.  NGC  ID#  222L,  PCGS#  1110 


1809  Half  Cent,  C-3,  MS64  Brown 


1070  1809  MS64  Brown  PCGS.  C-3,  B-4,  R.l.  Manley  Die  State 
2.0,  “very  scarce.”  The  obverse  is  dusky  golden-brown  while  the 
reverse  is  deeply  blended  olive-brown  and  gunmetal-gray.  Satiny 
and  unabraded  with  well  struck  motifs  and  slight  incompleteness 
of  strike  on  the  right-side  stars.  A  lens  locates  infrequent  minor 
carbon.  Our  EAC  grade  MS60.  NGC  ID#  222P,  PCGS#  1123 

1071  1809/6  MS62  Brown  NGC.  C-5,  B-5,  R.l.  Manley  Die  State  1.0. 
Though  listed  as  overdate,  the  9  in  the  date  was  initially  entered 
inverted,  then  corrected.  A  well  struck  medium  to  deep  brown 
representative  that  is  free  from  any  remotely  noticeable  abrasions. 
Our  EAC  grade  AU50. 

Ex:  Orlando  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  1/2008),  NGC  ID#  222N, 
PCGS#  1126 

1072  1811  Close  Date  Fine  12  NGC.  C-2,  B-2,  Low  R.3.  Manley  Die 
State  2.0.  A  medium  brown  representative  with  bold  legends  and 
some  definition  on  Liberty’s  ear.  The  fields  are  lightly  abraded  and 
the  portrait  displays  only  a  few  hair- thin  marks.  Our  EAC  grade 
VG10.  NGC  ID#  222S,  PCGS#  1 135 

1073  1811  Close  Date  VF20  PCGS.  CAC.  C-2,  B-2,  Low  R.3. 

Manley  Die  State  3.0.  This  medium  brown  better  date  half  cent  is 
refreshingly  free  from  visible  marks  or  verdigris.  Well  defined  for 
the  VF20  grade  despite  lighter  definition  on  UNITED  STATES. 
Certified  in  a  green  label  holder.  Our  EAC  grade  Fine  15.  NGC 
ID#  222S,  PCGS#  1135 

1074  1826  MS64  Brown  PCGS.  CAC.  C-l,  B-l,  R.l.  Manley  Die 
State  4.0.  The  rich  golden-brown  surfaces  display  hints  of  rose-red 
and  aquamarine.  Satiny  and  unabraded  with  a  sharp  strike  except 
on  a  few  left-side  stars.  One  minor  spot  beneath  OF.  Our  EAC 
grade  AU55.  NGC  ID#  222U,  PCGS#  1144 

1075  1833  MS65  Brown  PCGS.  CAC.  C-l,  B-l,  R.l.  Manley  Die 
State  2.0.  Housed  in  a  green  label  PCGS  holder,  this  Gem  has 
moderately  reflective  surfaces  and  sharp  design  details.  The  obverse 
displays  deeply  blended  sea-green  and  mahogany-red.  The  reverse 
is  olive-brown  with  considerable  fire-red.  Our  EAC  grade  MS60. 
Ex:  Fort  Worth  Signature  (Heritage,  3/2010),  lot  52,  which  realized 
$1,495. 

From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  NGC  ID#  222Z,  PCGS#  1162 

1076  1834  MS64  Brown  NGC.  C-l,  B-l,  R.l.  Manley  Die  State  1.0. 
Predominantly  chocolate-brown  with  frequent  hints  of  olive-green. 
Lustrous  and  well  preserved  with  exemplary  eye  appeal.  A  high 
quality  type  coin,  yet  affordable  relative  to  other  denominations 
from  the  same  era.  Our  EAC  grade  MS60.  NGC  ID#  2232,  PCGS# 
1165 

1077  1849  Large  Date  MS64  Brown  PCGS.  C-l,  B-4,  R.2.  Deep 
gunmetal-blue  and  golden-brown  toning  embraces  this  prooflike 
near-Gem.  The  reverse  is  completely  mark-free  while  the  obverse 
has  a  couple  of  minute  ticks.  The  strike  is  full  except  on  the  base 
of  the  date.  The  dies  are  rotated  more  than  90  degrees.  Our  EAC 
grade  AU55.  NGC  ID#  26Y5,  PCGS#  1218 

1078  1850  MS64  Brown  NGC.  C-l,  B-l,  R.2.  The  obverse  is  sea- 
green  with  olive-gold  and  light  tan  undertones.  The  reverse  is  faded 
rose-red  with  lime  accents.  Lustrous  and  unabraded  with  a  bold 
strike.  Though  the  1850  is  available  in  Mint  State  and  proof  format, 
only  a  single  example  is  certified  as  Red.  Our  EAC  grade  AU55. 
NGC  ID#  26YV,  PCGS#  1221 


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1853  Half  Cent,  MS67  Brown 
C-l,  B-l 


1079  1853  MS67  Brown  NGC.  C-l,  B-l,  R.l.  Beautiful  ice- 
blue,  orange-red,  and  olive-tan  toning  graces  this  lustrous  and 
meticulously  struck  Superb  Gem.  Half  cents  from  this  era  are  found 
in  Mint  State  with  little  difficulty.  However,  friction-free  pieces 
that  lack  detectable  carbon  or  marks  are  few  and  far  between.  Our 
EAC  grade  MS62.  Census:  4  in  67  Brown,  0  finer  (8/06).  NGC  ID# 
26YX,  PCGS#  1227 

1080  1855  MS65  Brown  NGC.  C-l,  B-l,  R.l.  Mahogany-brown 
and  sea-green  compete  for  territory  across  this  coruscating  Gem. 
Carbon  and  contact  are  essentially  absent.  The  strike  is  crisp  with 
the  exception  of  the  dentils.  Our  EAC  grade  MS60.  NGC  ID# 
26YZ,  PCGS#  1233 

1081  1855  MS66  Brown  NGC.  C-l,  B-l,  R.l.  The  faded  brick-red 
surfaces  are  satiny  and  essentially  pristine.  The  strike  is  crisp  save 
for  the  right-side  stars  and  portions  of  the  dentils.  A  high  grade 
representative  of  this  underappreciated  copper  type.  Our  EAC 
grade  MS60.  NGC  ID#  26YZ,  PCGS#  1233 

PROOF  CLASSIC  HEAD  HALF  CENTS 

1836  Half  Cent,  PR64  Brown 
B-l,  Original  Striking 


1082  1836  Original  PR64  Brown  PCGS.  B-l,  Low  R.6.  Incomplete 
definition  on  the  right-side  dentils  leads  us  to  conclude  that  this 
an  original  striking  from  the  dies,  instead  of  the  rarer  first  restrike. 
The  wreath,  portrait,  and  stars  display  full  detail.  Sea-green  shades 
predominate  although  fire-red  illuminates  select  areas.  Undisturbed 
by  contact  or  carbon,  and  superior  for  the  grade.  Certified  in  a 
green  label  holder.  Our  EAC  grade  PR62.  NGC  ID#  223B,  PCGS# 
1207 


1836  Half  Cent,  PR64+  Brown 
Breen- 1,  Original  Striking 


1083  1836  Original  PR64+  Brown  PCGS.  B-l,  Low  R.6.  Iridescent 
ocean-blue  toning  endows  this  razor-sharp  near-Gem  specimen  half 
cent.  The  fields  offer  blatant  reflectivity.  Mint-made  laminations 
are  noted  on  the  right  reverse,  especially  near  the  T  in  CENT,  but 
post-strike  detractions  are  absent.  A  second  opportunity  to  acquire 
this  rare  proof  variety.  Our  EAC  grade  PR62.  NGC  ID#  223B, 
PCGS#  1207 


PROOF  BRAIDED  HAIR  HALF  CENTS 

1842  B-l  Half  Cent,  PR60  Brown 
Large  Berries  Original 


1084  1842  Original  PR60  Brown  NGC.  B-l,  R.6.  A  bold  strike  is 
evident  as  expected  on  this  Original  proof  half  cent,  featuring  the 
Large  Berries  reverse.  This  example  has  traces  of  orange  color  on 
both  sides  with  splashes  of  bluish  toning  on  the  medium  brown 
surfaces.  The  fields  are  reflective,  although  lack  the  deep  mirrors 
associated  with  higher  grade  proofs.  This  is  an  excellent  example 
for  the  novice  proof  half  cent  collector.  Our  EAC  grade  PR50. 
NGC  ID#  26Z7,  PCGS#  1260 


1856  Half  Cent,  PR64+  Brown 
Breen-3  Variety 


1085  1856  PR64+  Brown  PCGS.  CAC.  B-3,  R.4.  The  doubling 
on  HALF  CENT  and  the  ribbon  below  identifies  the  Breen-3 
variety.  Breen  (1988)  reports  200  proofs  were  delivered  on  July 
25,  1856.  This  fully  struck  chocolate-brown  near-Gem  is  devoid  of 
detractions  aside  from  a  minor  obverse  rim  nick  at  2:30  and  a  trace 
of  carbon  near  the  date.  Our  EAC  grade  PR60.  NGC  ID#  26ZX, 
PCGS#  1329 


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1793  Chain  Cent,  Fine  Details 
Periods,  S-4 


1086  1793  Chain  Periods  —  Corroded  —  AN  ACS.  Fine  12  Details. 
S-4,  B-5,  R.3.  This  dark  brown  example  exhibits  intermittently 
excellent  definition.  The  date  is  bold,  as  is  most  of  LIBERTY.  The 
reverse  legends  are  generally  sharp,  though  both  sides  are  granular 
and  exhibit  verdigris  from  environmental  exposure.  Sheldon-4 
is  the  sole  Chain  cent  variety  with  periods  after  the  date  and 
LIBERTY.  Our  EAC  grade  Good  4.  PCGS#  91341 


1087  1793  Wreath  Cent,  Vine  and  Bars  —  Edge  Damaged  —  AN  ACS. 
Fine  15  Details.  S-9,  B-12,  R.2.  Noyes  Die  State  C/G.  The  small 
curved  clip  at  2:30  is  of  mint  origin,  but  the  edge  has  two  moderate 
knocks  at  3  and  4  o’clock.  A  lamination  affects  the  R  in  AMERICA 
and  the  steel-gray  surfaces  are  mildly  granular.  Terminal  die  state 
with  a  break  through  the  CA  in  AMERICA  and  within  the  N  in 
UNITED.  Our  EAC  grade  Good  6.  NGC  ID#  223H,  PCGS#  1347 


1793  Wreath  Cent,  XF  Details 
Lettered  Edge,  S-llc 


1091  1793  Wreath  Cent,  Lettered  Edge  —  Corrosion  —  NGC  Details. 
XF.  S-llc,  B-16c,  Low  R.3.  Single  leaf  lettered  reverse  subvariety. 
Much  sharper  than  the  typical  Wreath  Cent,  this  deep  brown 
example  is  moderately  granular  and  displays  speckled  verdigris  in 
protected  areas  of  the  reverse.  Nonetheless  desirable,  as  there  are 
no  rim  bumps  or  other  visible  abrasions.  Our  EAC  grade  VF20. 
From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  223J,  PCGS# 
1350 


1092  1794  Head  of  1794  VF20  ANACS.  S-46,  B-36,  R.3.  The 

diagonal  die  break  from  the  E  in  CENT  aids  attribution  of  this 
second-year  cent.  The  medium  brown  surfaces  are  evenly  struck.  A 
straight  mark  is  noted  in  front  of  the  chin,  and  the  reverse  displays 
slender  abrasions  near  the  N  in  UNITED  and  the  CEN  in  CENT. 
Housed  in  an  ANA  cache  holder.  Our  EAC  grade  VG10. 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  2/2012),  lot  3060,  which  realized 
$1,725.  NGC  ID#  223 P,  PCGS#  901374 


1088  1793  Wreath  Cent,  Vine  and  Bars  —  Damaged,  Corrosion  — 
NGC  Details.  VF.  S-10,  B-10,  R.4.  The  deep  steel-gray  and 
golden-brown  are  granular,  typically  abraded,  and  slightly  glossy. 
The  rims  display  moderate  dings.  All  legends  are  sharp,  and  the 
profile  is  well  defined.  Our  EAC  grade  Good  5. 

Ex:  Orlando  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  7/2011),  lot  3038,  which 
realized  $2,300.  NGC  ID#  223H,  PCGS#  1347 


1793  Wreath  Cent,  S-9,  XF  Details 


1089  1793  Wreath  Cent,  Vine  and  Bars  —  Tooled  —  PCGS  Genuine. 
XF  Details.  S-9,  B-12,  R.2.  This  medium  to  deep  brown  Wreath 
cent  exhibits  impressive  design  definition.  All  legends  are  bold, 
and  Liberty’s  hair  displays  ample  detail  along  with  glimpses  of 
luster.  The  surfaces  are  lightly  granular  and  the  lower  reverse  is 
lightly  tooled  to  remove  verdigris.  The  left  and  right  obverse  field  is 
smoothed.  Our  EAC  grade  Fine  12.  NGC  ID#  223H,  PCGS#  1347 


1090  1793  Wreath  Cent,  Lettered  Edge  —  Surfaces  Tooled  —  PCGS 
Genuine.  VF  Details.  S-llc,  B-16c,  Low  R.3.  An  evenly  defined 
but  granular  ebony-brown  example  of  this  briefly  coined  first  year 
type.  The  field  near  the  profile  is  smoothed.  What  appears  to  be 
interesting  and  unlisted  die  cracks  near  UNITED  are  likely  artifacts 
from  environmental  damage.  Our  EAC  grade  Good  4.  NGC  ID# 
223J,  PCGS#  1350 


1093  1794  Head  of  1794  VF30  NGC.  S-63,  B-37,  R.2.  The  Fallen 
4  variety  with  the  9  high  and  the  4  low,  showing  signs  of  an  extra 
4  at  the  dentils  below  the  bust  point.  This  pleasing  dark  brown 
example  has  smooth  surfaces  with  only  a  few  minor  circulation 
marks.  Splashes  of  lighter  brown  color  appear  on  both  sides.  Our 

EAC  grade  VF20.  NGC  ID#  223 P,  PCGS#  901374 


1794  Cent,  VF30 
S-57,  Head  of  1794 


1094  1794  Head  of  1794  VF30  PCGS.  CAC.  S-57,  B-55,  R.l.  A 

problem-free  midgrade  medium  brown  example.  Evenly  defined 
and  free  from  consequential  marks.  Sheldon-57  is  interesting  for 
its  depressions  on  the  obverse  field  near  the  profile  and  beneath 
the  lowest  shoulder  curl.  Another  depression  is  between  the 
reverse  rim  and  the  CA  in  AMERICA.  All  are  of  mint  origin  and 
characteristic  of  the  variety.  Our  EAC  grade  VF20.  NGC  ID#  223P, 
PCGS#  901374 


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1794  Cent,  Choice  VF 
S-31,  Head  of  1794 


1799  Cent,  S-189,  Good  Details 


1095  1794  Head  of  1794  VF35  PCGS.  S-31,  B-13,  R.l.  An  example 
of  the  “Marred  Field”  variety,  named  for  its  die  lumps  on  the  left 
obverse  field.  The  medium  brown  surfaces  show  ample  design  detail 
and  are  virtually  void  of  verdigris.  Moderate  marks  are  noted  near 
CENT,  the  eye,  the  O  in  OF,  and  the  I  in  AMERICA.  Our  EAC 
grade  VF20.  NGC  ID#  223P,  PCGS#  901374 


1099  1799  —  Environmental  Damage,  Cleaned  —  NGC  Details. 
Good.  S-189,  B-3,  R.2.  This  ebony 'brown  key  date  cent  has  fully 
readable  reverse  legends.  LIBERTY  is  bold  and  virtually  all  of  the 
date  is  present.  The  surfaces  are  evenly  granular  where  original,  but 
portions  of  the  piece,  notably  the  central  reverse  and  right  obverse 
field,  are  somewhat  glossy  from  a  wipe  to  remove  verdigris.  Our 
EAC  grade  AG3.  NGC  ID#  2246,  PCGS#  1443 


1794  S-43,  B-32  Cent,  XF45 
Early  Die  State 


1799  Cent,  VF  Details 
Sheldon- 189 


1096  1794  Head  of  1794  XF45  PCGS.  S-43,  B-32,  R.2.  A  faint 
crack  is  visible  over  the  A  in  STATES  on  this  early  die  state  piece, 
with  no  clash  marks  or  other  die  flaws  on  either  side.  Housed  in 
a  green-label  PCGS  holder,  this  glossy  olive-brown  and  maroon 
example  has  some  planchet  lamination  visible  on  the  obverse,  with 
otherwise  smooth  and  problem-free  surfaces.  Our  EAC  grade  VF35. 
NGC  ID#  223P,  PCGS#  901374 


1100  1799  —  Corroded  —  NCS.  VF  Details.  S-189,  B-3,  R.2. 

Considerable  hair  definition  is  present  on  this  key  date  Draped  Bust 
cent.  The  base  of  the  date  and  OF  are  faint.  Marks  are  confined 
to  a  few  small  ticks  on  the  portrait,  but  both  sides  are  moderately 
granular  and  the  obverse  border  exhibits  mahogany-brown  and 
deep  forest-green  verdigris.  Our  EAC  grade  VG10.  NGC  ID#  2246, 
PCGS#  1443 


1097  1798  Second  Hair  Style  VF30  PCGS.  S-167,  B-33,  R.l.  Breen 
Die  State  V-VI.  A  late  die  state  with  the  break  within  the  8  in  the 
date,  a  bold  diagonal  crack  across  the  portrait,  and  a  cud  over  the 
first  T  in  STATES.  This  tan-brown  cent  has  glossy  surfaces  aside 
from  two  granular  areas  on  the  upper  left  reverse  margin.  The  right 
obverse  field  has  a  few  faint  and  faded  thin  marks.  Our  EAC  grade 
VF20.  NGC  ID#  2244,  PCGS#  1434 

1098  1799/8  —  Surface  Damage  —  PCGS  Genuine  Secure.  Fine 
Details.  S-188,  B-2,  R.4.  The  rarer  yet  collectible  1799  variety, 
distinguished  by  a  wide  date.  This  powder-blue  representative  is 
granular  and  has  horizontal  indentations  above  and  below  ONE. 
The  edges  display  dings  that  affect  the  bottom  half  of  the  date.  Our 
EAC  grade  Good  4.  NGC  ID#  2247,  PCGS#  1446 


1101  1801  100/000  VF20  PCGS.  S-221,  B-5,  R.2.  The  sole  1801 
variety  with  a  corrected  fraction,  and  thus  the  recipient  of  its 
own  Guide  Book  listing,  though  five  other  die  varieties  for  the 
date  express  the  fraction  as  1/000.  This  medium  brown  cent  is 
moderately  granular  with  faint  scuffs  near  the  date  and  two  thin 
marks  on  the  face  of  Liberty.  Our  EAC  grade  Fine  12.  NGC  ID# 
224D,  PCGS#  1467 


1802  Large  Cent,  S-237,  AU58 


1102  1802  AU58  NGC.  S-237,  B-10,  R.2.  A  die  crack  between  the 
N  in  UNITED  and  the  I  in  AMERICA  attributes  this  collectible 
Sheldon  variety.  The  devices  teem  with  luster  and  the  medium 
brown  toning  is  uniform  throughout.  Both  sides  appear  virtually 
unabraded  save  for  delicate  slide  marks  on  the  cheek.  Our  EAC 
grade  XF45.  Census:  26  in  58,  15  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  224E, 
PCGS#  1470 


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1103  1803  Small  Date,  Small  Fraction  XF45  PCGS.  S-246,  B-4,  R.3. 

A  richly  detailed  olive-brown  representative  of  this  moderately 
scarce  Sheldon  marriage.  Only  infrequent  faint  marks  are  present, 
along  with  a  small  obverse  spot  at  8  o’clock.  Our  EAC  grade  VF35. 
NGC  ID#  224G,  PCGS#  1482 


1803  Cent,  S-264,  Fair  Details 
Rare  Large  Date,  Small  Fraction 


1104  1803  Large  Date,  Small  Fraction  —  Damaged  —  NCS.  Fair 
Details.  S-264,  B-24,  High  R.4.  S  '264  is  the  only  die  variety 
that  pairs  a  Large  Date  obverse  with  a  Small  Fraction  reverse.  Its 
rarity  is  presumably  due  to  the  lengthy  and  heavy  cracks  found 
on  both  sides,  most  notably  on  the  reverse  near  10  o’clock.  It  is 
the  key  to  a  complete  collection  of  Guide  Book  Draped  Bust  cent 
varieties.  The  present  gunmetabgray  example  has  a  readable  date 
and  shows  much  of  the  wreath  and  all  of  ONE  CENT.  The  reverse 
is  moderately  granular  and  shows  evidence  of  cleaning.  Our  EAC 
grade  Fair  2.  NGC  ID#  224G,  PCGS#  1497 


Pursued  S-266b  1804  Cent 


1105  1804  PCGS  Genuine.  S-266b,  B-l,  R.2.  The  PCGS  number 
ending  in  .92  suggests  Cleaning  as  the  reason,  or  perhaps  one  of 
the  reasons,  that  PCGS  deemed  this  coin  not  gradable.  In  our 
opinion,  this  coin  has  the  details  of  an  XF  specimen  that  has 
environmental  damage  and  a  smoothed  right  obverse  field.  A  sharp 
walnut-brown  and  jade-green  example  of  this  key  date  cent.  The 
surfaces  are  evenly  granular,  and  the  right  obverse  field  is  mildly 
glossy  with  vertical  hairlines.  Our  EAC  grade  Fine  15.  NGC  ID# 
224H,  PCGS#  1504 


1106  1804  —  Corroded  —  NCS.  Fine  Details.  S-266c,  B-l,  R.2.  A 

granular  ebony-brown  example  of  this  famous  and  elusive  date. 
Hints  of  mahogany  are  in  recessed  areas.  Perhaps  closer  to  VF  than 
Fine  but  environmental  damage  has  affected  the  sharpness.  Our 
EAC  grade  Fair  2.  NGC  ID#  224H,  PCGS#  1504 

1107  1804  —  Repaired  —  NGC  Details.  VF.  S-266c,  B-l,  R.2.  Late 
dies  with  cuds  over  portions  of  LIBERTY  and  AMERICA.  The 
sole  dies  for  this  key  date.  The  deep  brown  surfaces  are  moderately 
granular.  The  obverse  is  glossy  from  burnishing  and  the  obverse 
field  exhibits  myriad  faint  pinscratches.  Our  EAC  grade  VG8. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  224H,  PCGS# 
1504 


1804  Cent,  S-266a,  VF  Details 
Low-Mintage  Issue 


1108  1804  —  Scratches,  Rim  Damage  —  NGC  Details.  VF.  S-266a, 
B-l,  R.2.  A  medium  to  deep  brown  example  of  this  popular  rarity. 
A  rim  ding  is  noticeable  at  2  o’clock  on  the  reverse,  and  faded 
pinscratches  are  on  the  right  obverse  field  and  beneath  ONE.  Tiny 
marks  are  scattered  across  both  sides.  Build-up  near  the  lettering 
is  customary  for  the  VF  grade.  Our  EAC  grade  VG10.  NGC  ID# 
224H,  PCGS#  1504 


Scarce  1804  Cent,  S-266c,  VF  Details 


1109  1804  —  Devices  Engraved  —  PCGS  Genuine  Secure.  VF 
Details.  S-266c,  B-l,  R.2.  A  lens  reveals  faint  mahogany-red 
pinscratches  on  Liberty’s  hair  from  an  attempt  to  add  detail.  Mildly 
granular  with  occasional  rose-red  accents  on  the  primarily  deep 
brown  surfaces.  The  portrait  displays  minor  pitting.  The  fields  are 
unmarked  and  the  definition  is  consistent  save  for  minor  weakness 
on  STATES.  Our  EAC  grade  Good  5.  NGC  ID#  224H,  PCGS# 
1504 


1110  1810/09  XF40  NGC.  S-281,  B-l,  R.l.  The  sole  overdated  1810 
Sheldon  variety.  The  outline  of  the  underdigit  0  and  the  base  of  the 
9  are  obvious.  Toned  rich  gunmetal-blue  with  glimpses  of  golden- 
brown  in  design  recesses.  Traces  of  luster  are  prevalent  and  there 
are  no  distracting  marks.  Our  EAC  grade  VF30.  NGC  ID#  224T, 
PCGS#  1552 

1810/09  S-281,  B-l  Cent,  AU55 
Intermediate  Die  State 


1111  1810/09  AU55  PCGS.  S-281,  B-l,  R.l.  Faint  clash  marks  are 
evident  inside  the  wreath  on  the  reverse  of  this  pleasing  cent.  Both 
sides  exhibit  olive-brown  surfaces,  slightly  lighter  on  the  reverse, 
with  nearly  full  cartwheel  luster  still  evident.  This  attractive  cent 
has  smooth  and  problem-free  surfaces.  Our  EAC  grade  XF45.  NGC 
ID#  224T,  PCGS#  1552 


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Select  Mint  State  1819  N-2  Cent 
Attractive  Brown  Surfaces 


1112  1819/8  Large  Date  MS63  Brown  PCGS.  CAC.  N-2,  R.l. 

Sometimes  cataloged  as  an  Overdate,  and  other  times  cataloged 
as  a  Large  Date,  this  example  clearly  shows  evidence  of  a  previous 
8  beneath  the  9.  However,  it  is  not  the  normal  N-l  Overdate 
variety.  Raised  areas  around  the  9  suggest  an  attempt  to  remove 
the  previous  8  in  the  die  before  the  9  was  punched  in.  This  lovely 
Mint  State  piece  has  frosty  medium  brown  color  with  quite  a  bit  of 
lighter  tan,  faded  from  original  red.  Light  surface  marks  are  evident 
on  each  side,  but  are  seldom  distracting.  Our  EAC  grade  MS60. 
NGC  ID#  2255,  PCGS#  1612 

1113  1820  Large  Date  MS64  Brown  NGC.  N-13,  R.l.  Primarily 
medium  brown  despite  glimpses  of  lighter  tan-brown.  Sharply 
struck  at  the  centers  with  minor  blending  on  the  stars.  Coruscating 
and  smooth  except  for  an  abraded  recession  on  the  reverse  near 
1:30.  Our  EAC  grade  MS60.  NGC  ID#  2256,  PCGS#  1615 

1114  1820  Large  Date  MS64  Brown  PCGS.  CAC.  N-13,  R.l.  A 

splendid  chestnut-brown  and  olive-green  near-Gem  of  this  popular 
Randall  Hoard  variety.  The  portrait  and  wreath  are  precisely  struck 
though  a  couple  of  stars  lack  full  centrils.  The  fields  are  remarkably 
smooth  though  the  cheek  displays  minute  contact.  Certified  in 
an  old  green  label  holder.  Our  EAC  grade  MS60.  NGC  ID#  2256, 
PCGS#  1615 

1115  1820  Large  Date  MS64  Red  and  Brown  NGC.  N-13,  R.l. 

Mahogany-brown  dominates,  faded  moderately  from  its  initial  full 
Red.  The  reverse  also  displays  dusky  steel-gray,  especially  on  the 
wreath.  Satiny  and  unabraded  with  pleasing  eye  appeal.  Our  EAC 
grade  MS60.  NGC  ID#  2256,  PCGS#  1616 

1116  1820  Large  Date  MS65  Red  and  Brown  PCGS.  CAC.  N-13, 

R.l.  This  Randall  Hoard  representative  displays  dynamic  luster 
and  is  well  struck  aside  from  the  upper  stars.  No  marks  are  visible, 
and  both  sides  are  at  least  one-third  Red,  although  shades  of 
gunmetal-gray  are  also  prominent.  The  obverse  is  moderately  strike 
doubled.  Our  EAC  grade  MS63. 

From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  NGC  ID#  2256,  PCGS#  1616 

1117  1820/19  AU58  PCGS.  N-3,  R.2.  A  beautiful  olive-brown  cent 
with  unmarked  and  satiny  fields  and  motifs.  Evenly  struck  and 
impressive  despite  a  trace  of  wear  on  Liberty’s  forehead  curls.  Our 
EAC  grade  AU50.  Population:  8  in  58,  9  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
2257,  PCGS#  1618 

1118  1824/2  XF45  PCGS.  N-l,  High  R.l.  The  later  die  state  with  die 
cracks  encircling  the  reverse.  A  deep  brown  Choice  XF  overdated 
Matron  cent  with  attractive,  unblemished  surfaces.  The  design 
highpoints  display  only  moderate  wear.  Our  EAC  grade  VF30. 

Ex:  Fort  Worth  Signature  (Heritage,  3/2010) ,  lot  133;  Scott  Cedars 
Collection  (Heritage,  4/201 1),  lot  4109,  which  realized  $1 ,610.  NGC 
ID#  225E,  PCGS#  1639 

1119  1835  Small  8  and  Stars  MS62  Brown  PCGS.  CAC.  N-6,  R.l. 

The  obverse  is  mostly  medium  brown  but  also  displays  ample  faded 
fire-red.  The  reverse  is  olive-brown  with  rose  accents.  Virtually 
unabraded  and  attractive  with  only  minor  carbon.  Our  EAC  grade 
AU50.  PCGS#  1717 


1120  1835  Large  8,  Large  Stars  VF30  PCGS.  N-l,  High  R.l.  An 

ebony-brown  representative  with  glossy  fields  and  moderate  wear 
on  the  portrait  and  wreath.  There  are  no  remotely  relevant  marks. 
Our  EAC  grade  VF20. 

Ex:  Sacramento  Signature  (Heritage,  3/201 1),  lot  7148,  which  realized 
$431.25.  PCGS#  1720 

1121  1837  Plain  Cords,  Medium  Letters  MS65  Brown  NGC.  N-8, 
R.l.  N-7  and  N-8  are  respectively  early  and  late  die  states  of  the 
same  marriage,  an  understandable  error  on  the  part  of  pioneer 
researcher  Howard  R.  Newcomb.  A  coruscating  Gem  with 
unabraded  olive-brown  and  rose-red  surfaces.  A  loupe  reveals 
infrequent  inconspicuous  spots.  Our  EAC  grade  MS62.  PCGS# 
1735 

1122  1839  Booby  Head  MS62  Brown  NGC.  N-7,  High  R.2.  The 

partially  lapped  wreath  allows  for  easy  attribution.  Nonetheless 
an  early  die  state  for  N-7  with  only  a  straight  crack  between  stars 
4  and  6.  A  coruscating  olive-brown  cent  with  a  tick  on  the  cheek 
and  a  couple  of  minor  obverse  rim  marks.  Our  EAC  grade  AU55. 
NGC  ID#  225Z,  PCGS#  1 75 1 

1847  N-22  Cent,  MS67  Brown 
Census  Level  Specimen 


1123  1847  MS67  Brown  NGC.  N-22,  High  R  .3.  Grellman  Die  State 
e.  A  wonderful  Superb  Gem,  this  example  has  frosty  steel-brown 
luster  with  splashes  of  orange  luster  on  both  sides.  This  piece  is 
finer  than  the  Naftzger  coin  that  was  called  fifth  finest  of  the 
variety,  and  slightly  below  the  Holmes  coin  that  was  called  second 
finest.  Our  EAC  grade  MS64.  NGC  ID#  226D,  PCGS#  1877 

1124  1848  MS65  Brown  PCGS.  CAC.  N-28,  R.l.  Grellman  Die  State 
c.  A  well  struck  and  virtually  unabraded  Gem.  Mostly  medium 
brown  though  portions  of  the  initial  orange-gold  color  reside  at 
the  peripheries,  especially  on  the  reverse.  One  mildly  granular  area 
beneath  the  date.  Our  EAC  grade  MS62. 

Ex:  Chicago  Central  States  (Heritage,  4/2012) ,  lot  3095,  which 
realized  $1 ,955.  NGC  ID#  226E,  PCGS#  1883 

1125  1849  MS65  Brown  NGC.  N-7,  R.4.  The  scarce  and  interesting 
Grellman  variety  with  advanced  die  crumbling  on  the  wreath  and 
denomination.  Golden-brown  and  aquamarine  toning  encompasses 
satiny  and  virtually  unabraded  surfaces.  The  strike  is  sharp  on  the 
major  devices.  Our  EAC  grade  MS60.  NGC  ID#  226F,  PCGS# 
1886 

1126  1850  MS65  Red  and  Brown  PCGS.  N-7,  R.2.  Grellman  Die 
State  b.  This  unabraded  Mature  Head  Gem  boasts  considerable 
brick-red  luster,  although  the  wreath  and  open  fields  are  brown. 
Sharply  impressed  aside  from  a  few  stars  and  encased  in  a  green 
label  holder.  Our  EAC  grade  MS63. 

Ex:  Baltimore  Signature  (Heritage,  3/2009),  lot  161;  New  York 
Signature  (Heritage,  1 2/201 1),  lot  3042,  which  realized  $1 ,380.  NGC 
ID#  226G,  PCGS#  1890 

1127  1850  MS65  Red  and  Brown  PCGS.  CAC.  N-15,  R.2.  Grellman 
Die  State  a.  Much  scarcer  in  Mint  State  than  N-7.  The  peach-red 
obverse  is  close  to  full  Red  though  selected  high  points  are  steel- 
blue  and  the  border  displays  freckles  of  gray.  The  reverse  is  powder- 
blue  and  brick-red.  Lustrous  and  mark-free  with  good  eye  appeal. 
Our  EAC  grade  MS64.  NGC  ID#  226G,  PCGS#  1 890 

1128  1851  MS65  Brown  PCGS.  CAC.  N-13,  R.l.  Grellman  Die 
State  d.  A  magnificent  chocolate-brown  Gem  that  boasts  a  mark- 
free  and  unspotted  appearance.  Well  struck  on  the  major  devices 
though  a  few  stars  are  incompletely  brought  up.  Our  EAC  grade 
MS60.  NGC  ID#  226H,  PCGS#  1892 


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1129  1851  MS64  Red  and  Brown  PCGS.  CAC.  N-31,  High  R.3. 

Grellman  Die  State  b.  Among  the  finest  examples  of  the  variety. 
Much  orange-red  persists  at  the  borders  though  the  highpoints  and 
open  fields  are  brown.  Nearly  void  of  contact  and  certain  to  please 
its  next  own.  Our  EAC  grade  MS64. 

Ex:  Tom  Reynolds;  McCawley  &  Grellman,  1/1994,  lot  549;  Manuel 
Ahumada;  McCawley  &  Grellman,  1/1997 ,  lot  633;  Robinson  S. 
Brown,  Jr.  Third  Collection  (Superior,  6/2/2002) ,  lot  99 4;  Dan  Holmes 
Collection  of  Late  Date  Large  Cents  (Ira  &  Larry  Goldberg,  1/2011), 
lot  466,  which  realized  $2,128.  NGC  ID#  226H,  PCGS#  1893 

1130  1852  MS66  Brown  NGC.  N-8,  R.2.  Grellman  Die  State  c.  A 
delightful  Premium  Gem,  this  example  has  faint  bluish  toning  over 
the  lustrous  chocolate-brown  surfaces.  Splashes  of  orange  mint 
luster  are  noted  on  the  obverse.  Our  EAC  grade  MS62.  NGC  ID# 
226J,  PCGS#  1898 

1131  1852  MS66  Brown  PCGS.  CAC.  N-5,  R.2.  Grellman  Die  State 
a.  A  magnificently  preserved  and  well  struck  chocolate-brown 
Gem.  Protected  areas  of  the  reverse  exhibit  hints  of  faded  mint  red. 
A  remarkable  example  of  the  Mature  Head  type.  Our  EAC  grade 
MS60.  NGC  ID#  226J,  PCGS#  1898 

1 132  1853  MS65  Red  and  Brown  PCGS.  CAC.  N-25,  R.l.  Grellman 
Die  State  b.  Iridescent  orange-red  dominates  though  blushes  of 
light  steel-gray  are  also  present  with  deeper  toning  at  10  and  11 
o’clock  on  the  reverse.  Unabraded  and  nicely  struck  with  a  strike¬ 
through  on  the  reverse  rim  at  9  o’clock.  Our  EAC  grade  MS63. 
From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  NGC  ID#  226K,  PCGS#  1902 

1133  1857  Large  Date  MS64  Brown  PCGS.  CAC.  N-l,  R.l. 

Grellman  Die  State  a.  A  satiny  chocolate-brown  near-Gem  that 
boasts  pleasing  surfaces  aside  from  two  spots  at  the  U  and  ED  in 
UNITED.  The  wreath  and  portrait  are  well  struck  while  a  few  stars 
are  incomplete.  Our  EAC  grade  MS60.  NGC  ID#  226P,  PCGS# 
1928 

1134  1857  Small  Date  MS66  Brown  NGC.  N-2,  High  R.l.  A  high 
grade  golden-brown  and  sea-green  example  from  the  final  year  of 
the  large  cent  series.  Devoid  of  contact  aside  from  a  tick  at  the  tip 
of  the  coronet.  Minor  mint-made  strike-throughs  are  near  ONE 
CENT  and  each  side  of  the  neck  curls.  Our  EAC  grade  MS62. 

Ex:  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  1/2009),  lot  7273,  which  realized 
$1,495.  PCGS#  1931 

FLYING  EAGLE  CENTS 

1135  1857  MS64  NGC.  A  variety  of  intermingled  shades  of  red,  orange, 
brown,  and  yellow-green  combine  to  provide  this  near-Gem  with  a 
pleasing  appearance  on  both  sides.  A  small  spot  is  present  near  the 
front  of  the  eagle’s  left  wing.  NGC  ID#  2276,  PCGS#  2016 

1136  1857  MS64  PCGS.  CAC.  This  chestnut-gold  near-Gem  exhibits 
attractive  luster.  The  design  elements  display  a  pleasing  degree  of 
detail.  A  small  diagonal  die  crack  extends  from  the  reverse  rim 
near  2  o’clock  to  the  wreath.  The  few  surface  marks  present  pose 
minimal  distraction,  if  any.  NGC  ID#  2276,  PCGS#  2016 


1857  Small  Cent,  MS65 


1137  1857  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  Including  the  famous  1856  issue,  which 
many  numismatists  consider  patterns,  the  Flying  Eagle  cent  was 
only  produced  for  three  years.  The  1857  issue  enjoyed  a  large 
mintage  of  more  than  17  million  pieces,  but  most  examples  seen 
are  in  circulated  grades.  Gems  are  scarce  and  finer  specimens  are 
quite  rare.  This  delightful  Gem  is  well-detailed  and  lustrous,  with 
copper-gold  surfaces  that  show  a  few  microscopic  carbon  specks. 
From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  NGC  ID#  2276,  PCGS#  2016 


Near-Mint  1858/7  Cent 
Snow-1,  FS-301 


1138  1858/7  AU58  PCGS.  Snow-1,  FS-301.  The  corner  of  the 
underdigit  7  is  obvious  northeast  of  the  second  8  in  the  date,  and 
the  diagnostic  die  dot  above  the  first  8  is  also  present.  The  broken 
upper  wingtip  provides  a  further  marker  for  the  desirable  variety. 
The  tan-brown  surfaces  are  smooth  and  the  eagle  is  sharply  struck. 
The  cotton  leaves  exhibit  minor  blending  of  detail. 

Ex:  Dallas  Signature  (Heritage,  11/2005),  lot  15 9,  which  realized 
$2,990. 

From  The  Malibou  Lake  Collection.  NGC  ID#  2TYC,  PCGS#  2022 


1139  1858  Large  Letters  MS63  NGC.  High  Leaves  Reverse.  Closed  E 
in  ONE.  Deep  gunmetal-blue  and  lavender  toning  dominates  the 
central  reverse  and  the  lower  obverse,  though  portions  of  the  initial 
peach-red  color  remain.  A  well  struck  and  mark-free  type  coin. 

NGC  ID#  2277,  PCGS#  2019 

Gem  Small  Letters  1858  Cent 
Scarce  Low  Leaves  Subtype 


1140  1858  Small  Letters  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  Low  Leaves  Reverse. 
Open  E  in  ONE.  This  walnut-brown  Gem  is  lustrous  and  shows 
only  minimal  contact,  relegated  to  the  reverse  field  above  the 
eagle.  The  strike  is  good  with  slight  incompleteness  at  the  left 
borders  though  the  right  borders  and  centers  are  fully  brought  up. 
Population:  62  in  65,  9  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2279,  PCGS#  2020 


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PROOF  FLYING  EAGLE  CENTS 


1856  Flying  Eagle  Cent,  PR  10 
Snow-3 


1141  1856  PR10  PCGS.  CAC.  Snow-3.  A  circulated  chestnut-brown 
representative  of  this  famous  and  important  introductory  cent  issue. 
Protected  areas  display  darker  toning  typical  of  natural  lengthy 
circulation.  All  legends  are  bold  except  for  the  A  in  STATES 
and  the  O  in  OF,  which  are  faint  but  readable.  Free  from  marks 
or  spots.  Snow-3  is  associated  with  business  strikes  made  in  1856 
as  samples  for  Washington  officials.  Since  the  office  holders  were 
non-collectors,  many  of  the  cents  were  spent  despite  their  rising 
numismatic  premium,  especially  once  the  Flying  Eagle  type  became 
commonplace  in  commerce.  NGC  IE)#  227 A,  PCGS#  2037 

Famous  1856  Flying  Eagle  Cent 
Snow-3,  XF  Details 


1142  1856  —  Improperly  Cleaned  —  NCS.  Proof,  XF  Details.  Snow- 

3.  Snow-3  is  associated  with  business  strike  patterns  made  in  1856 
for  distribution  to  Washington  officials.  As  the  Flying  Eagle  cent 
became  common  in  circulation,  many  recipients  of  the  Snow-3 
pieces  spent  their  examples,  and  the  coins  remained  in  commerce 
until  their  numismatic  significance  was  recognized  and  they  were 
set  aside.  The  present  coin  has  moderate  wear  and  the  chestnut-tan 
surfaces  are  subdued  by  a  moderate  cleaning.  An  opportunity  to 
acquire  the  rarest  date  of  the  small  cent  denomination.  NGC  ID# 
227A,  PCGS#  2037 


INDIAN  CENTS 

1143  1859  MS64  NGC.  The  original  red  surfaces  of  this  attractive 
Choice  example  display  a  few  hints  of  crimson,  with  vibrant  mint 
luster  and  no  trace  of  carbon.  The  design  elements  are  sharply 
defined  and  eye  appeal  is  strong.  Census:  6  in  64,  2  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  227E,  PCGS#  2052 

1144  1859  MS64  NGC.  Snow-2,  FS-302.  The  8  in  the  date  is  clearly 
repunched  within  its  loops.  The  reverse  has  a  bold  arc-shaped  crack 
between  3  o’clock  and  5:30.  The  NGC  insert  uses  the  obsolete 
FS-006.2  Cherrypickers’  designation.  Mostly  orange  and  rose-red 
with  lighter  olive-gray  also  present.  Fustrous  with  a  smooth  obverse 
and  minor  reverse  marks.  NGC  ID#  227E,  PCGS#  2052 


1859  Indian  Cent,  MS65 
Important  Type  Issue 


1 145  1859  MS65  PCGS.  A  pleasing  tan-gold  Gem  representative  of  this 
issue,  technically  a  one-year  subtype,  with  a  pointed  bust  on  the 
obverse  and  a  laurel  wreath  on  the  reverse.  This  attractive  example 
boasts  an  incredibly  sharp  strike,  with  all  four  ribbon  diamonds 
plain  and  each  feather  tip  crisply  delineated.  Bright  mint  luster 
radiates  from  each  side,  and  there  are  only  light  flecks  noted  under 
a  glass.  PCGS  has  graded  19  pieces  numerically  finer  (2/13). 

From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  NGC  ID#  227E,  PCGS#  2052 

1859  Indian  Cent,  MS66 
Tied  for  Finest  Certified 
Extraordinary  Eye  Appeal 


1146  1859  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  This  first-year  Indian  cent  is  a  stunning 
Premium  Gem  with  extraordinary  eye  appeal.  It  is  little  wonder 
that  these  pieces  were  called  “white  cents”  when  they  first  caught 
the  public’s  eye.  This  example  is  brilliant  and  frosty  with  light  tan 
surfaces,  showing  satiny  and  slightly  reflective  fields  around  the 
sharply  detailed  design  motifs.  Population:  19  in  66  (1  in  66+),  0 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  227E,  PCGS#  2052 

1860  Indian  Cent,  MS66 
Rounded  Bust 


1147  1860  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Rounded  Bust  variety.  Fustrous  with 
copper-gold  color  that  is  accented  with  pastel-rose.  Both  sides  are 
gloriously  preserved,  with  outstanding  eye  appeal.  The  striking 
details  are  remarkably  strong,  with  the  only  weakness  seen  on  one 
of  the  middle  shield  stripes.  First  year  of  the  With  Shield  subtype. 
Population:  39  in  66,  8  finer  (2/13). 

From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  NGC  ID#  227F,  PCGS#  2058 

1148  1862  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  A  lovely  Gem,  this  piece  displays  satiny 
walnut-gold  surfaces  and  a  pleasing  strike,  with  only  the  uppermost 
feather  tips  lacking  a  full  impression.  A  number  of  minuscule 
carbon  spots  are  present.  NGC  ID#  227H,  PCGS#  2064 


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1149  1862  MS65  NGC.  CAC.  This  delightful  Gem  exhibits  blazing 
mint  luster  and  original  red  surfaces,  with  some  hints  of  light 
brown  on  the  reverse.  The  design  elements  are  sharply  detailed 
throughout.  NGC  ID#  227H,  PCGS#  2064 

1150  1863  MS65  PCGS.  Lustrous  and  well  struck  with  minor  obverse 
field  carbon.  Smooth  light  tan-gold  surfaces.  Cents  were  struck 
in  then-record  quantity  in  1863  to  combat  Civil  War  hoarding. 
Circulated  pieces  are  plentiful  but  Gems  of  the  present  quality  are 
scarce.  NGC  ID#  227J,  PCGS#  2067 

1151  1864  L  On  Ribbon  MS63  Red  and  Brown  PCGS.  The  surfaces 
display  an  attractive  degree  of  eye  appeal  on  both  sides,  with  a  mix 
of  original  red  with  light  brown  and  lilac  highlights.  This  Select 
example  displays  a  sharp  strike  overall.  NGC  ID#  227M,  PCGS# 
2080 

1152  1864  L  On  Ribbon  MS64  Red  and  Brown  NGC.  Unabraded  and 
coruscating  with  sun-gold  color  aside  from  deep  lavender  on  the 
upper  reverse.  The  dies  were  slightly  misaligned,  since  the  date  and 
shield  are  fully  struck  while  top  feather  tips  and  the  wreath  bow  are 
lightly  brought  up.  Encased  in  a  former  generation  holder.  NGC 
ID#  227M,  PCGS#  2080 


1865  Fancy  5  Cent,  AU55 
Rare  Doubled  Die  Reverse,  FS-1801 


1153  1865  Doubled  Die  Reverse,  Fancy  5  AU55  PCGS.  FS-1801. 

The  reverse  is  strongly  die  doubled  to  the  East.  ONE  CENT  is 
the  pick-up  point  for  the  variety.  Rare  in  all  grades.  This  medium 
brown  Choice  AU  example  lacks  abrasions  and  has  a  bold  strike 
except  on  the  obverse  margin.  Minor  spots  are  noted  near  the  F  in 
OF  and  the  5  in  the  date.  Population:  2  in  55,  3  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Malibou  Lake  Collection.  PCGS#  37420 


1154  1867  MS64  Red  and  Brown  PCGS.  CAC.  Small  splashes  of  color 
appear  throughout  both  sides  of  this  lovely  near-Gem  example.  The 
hues  include  plum  and  russet,  with  lustrous  orange-gold  surfaces 
beneath.  A  pinscratch  is  present  to  the  left  of  the  portrait  and  a 
mark  is  noted  on  the  cheek.  NGC  ID#  227R,  PCGS#  2089 

1155  1867/67  AU58  PCGS.  Snow-1,  FS-301.  The  67  in  the  date  is 
widely  repunched  north.  Deep  brown  centers  are  framed  by  hints  of 
orange-red  at  the  margins.  Well  struck  and  unmarked  with  pleasing 
eye  appeal  for  the  designated  grade. 

From  The  Malibou  Lake  Collection.  PCGS#  92088 

1156  1868  MS65  Red  and  Brown  NGC.  CAC.  This  well-detailed 
Gem  offers  mostly  red  surfaces  with  some  light  brown  toning  mixed 
in.  Frosty  mint  luster  adds  to  the  outstanding  eye  appeal.  NGC  has 
graded  14  numerically  finer  coins  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  227S,  PCGS# 
2092 

1157  1869/9  AU58  PCGS.  CAC.  Snow-3f,  FS-301.  Listed  in  the 
Guide  Book,  this  variety  features  repunching  above  the  3  in  the 
date.  A  well  struck  and  coruscating  golden-brown  example.  Faint 
thin  marks  noted  on  the  jaw  and  left  obverse  field. 

Ex:  New  York  Bullet  (Heritage,  7/2004) ,  lot  153,  which  realized 
$563.50. 

From  The  Malibou  Lake  Collection.  PCGS#  37474 

1 158  1870  AU58  PCGS.  CAC.  Snow-17.  The  well-known  “Pick- Axe” 
variety,  caused  by  die  damage  at  the  top  of  the  ribbon.  The  reverse 
is  a  Bold  N  hubbed  over  a  Shallow  N  with  die  doubling  on  portions 
of  ONE  CENT.  A  lightly  abraded  deep  golden-brown  slider. 

From  The  Malibou  Lake  Collection.  NGC  ID#  227U,  PCGS#  2097 


1159  1871  Shallow  N  AU58  PCGS.  CAC.  Snow-4,  FS-901.  Light  rub 
on  the  diamonds  and  lower  hair  curl  prevents  a  Mint  State  grade, 
but  this  medium  brown  better  date  Cent  is  nonetheless  unabraded 
and  impressive. 

Ex:  Palm  Beach  Bullet  (Heritage,  1 1/2004) ,  lot  126. 

From  The  Malibou  Lake  Collection.  NGC  ID#  227V,  PCGS#  2100 

1160  1871  MS64  Red  and  Brown  PCGS.  Eagle  Eye  Photo  Seal,  card 
included.  Bold  N  in  ONE.  Cherry-red  and  orange-gold  enrich  this 
coruscating  and  fully  struck  near-Gem.  No  marks  are  visible  and 
carbon  is  also  absent.  NGC  ID#  227V,  PCGS#  2101 

1161  1871  MS65  Red  and  Brown  NGC.  CAC.  Bold  N  in  ONE. 
A  splendid  peach-red  Gem  with  hints  of  deeper  cherry-red  on 
the  lower  reverse  margin.  Well  struck  and  unabraded  with  a  few 
pinpoint  flecks  near  the  date.  A  much  better  date.  NGC  ID#  227V, 
PCGS#  2101 

1162  1872  MS64  Brown  NGC.  CAC.  Bold  N  in  ONE.  Toned  dusky 
ruby-red  and  olive-brown.  A  satiny  and  needle-sharp  Choice 
semikey  cent  with  uncommonly  smooth  surfaces  for  a  business 
strike.  Housed  in  a  former  generation  holder.  NGC  ID#  227W, 
PCGS#  2103 

1163  1872  MS63  Red  and  Brown  PCGS.  Bold  N  in  ONE.  Though 
orange-gold  is  plentiful,  Liberty’s  cheek  has  mellowed  to  brown. 
Satiny  and  unabraded  with  minor  carbon  and  occasional 
incompleteness  of  strike.  NGC  ID#  227 W,  PCGS#  2104 


1872  Cent,  MS65  Red  and  Brown 


1164  1872  MS65  Red  and  Brown  PCGS.  Bold  N  in  ONE.  This  better 
date  Gem  is  intricately  struck  and  coruscating.  The  obverse  is 
closer  to  Red  than  Brown  with  an  orange-gold  field  and  a  dusky 
olive-green  portrait.  The  reverse  has  deeper  lilac  shades  at  the 
center  though  the  periphery  features  glimpses  of  pumpkin-gold. 

NGC  ID#  22 7 W,  PCGS#  2104 


Scarce  1872  Indian  Cent 
MS65  Red  and  Brown 


1165  1872  MS65  Red  and  Brown  PCGS.  CAC.  Bold  N  in  ONE.  A 
blunt  strike  is  evident  on  the  lower  hair  curls  and  ribbon  of  this 
lustrous  Gem.  The  reverse  is  sharp,  with  full  details  on  the  shield 
and  wreath.  About  half  of  the  original  orange  mint  luster  remains, 
with  vibrant  blue  and  lilac  toning.  A  few  trivial  spots  are  hidden  in 
the  wreath.  Population:  69  in  65  (1  in  65  +  )  Red  and  Brown,  6  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  227 W,  PCGS#  2104 

1166  1872  Shallow  N  AU55  PCGS.  CAC.  Snow-lOb,  FS-901.  The 

obsolete  Shallow  N  (in  ONE)  subtype  is  seen  on  a  minority  of 
cents  from  1870  to  1872,  then  makes  a  final  appearance  on  the 
business  strike  1877  cent.  Smooth  and  satiny  with  obverse  sea- 
green  undertones  over  otherwise  walnut-brown  surfaces. 

From  The  Malibou  Lake  Collection.  PCGS#  404546 


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1873  Cent,  Snow-1,  Choice  AU 
Doubled  LIBERTY 


Gem  1874  Indian  Cent 
Rare  Example  With  Red  Surfaces 


1167  1873  Doubled  LIBERTY,  Closed  3  AU55  PCGS.  Snow-1, 
FS-101.  LIBERTY  is  strongly  die  doubled  throughout,  unlike  the 
lesser  but  also  interesting  Snow-2,  FS-102  variety.  Liberty’s  eye  and 
the  headdress  feathers  are  also  clearly  doubled.  This  golden-brown 
representative  is  well  struck  and  displays  has  only  light  wear.  Marks 
are  confined  to  the  area  near  the  D  in  UNITED.  PCGS#  2115 


Borderline  Uncirculated  1873  Cent 
Doubled  LIBERTY,  Snow-1,  FS-101 


1 168  1873  Doubled  LIBERTY,  Closed  3  AU58  PCGS.  CAC.  Snow-1, 
FS-101.  One  of  the  standouts  from  the  Malibou  Lake  Collection, 
the  famous  Guide  Book  variety  with  strong  die  doubling  on  LIBERTY. 
A  second,  lesser  variety  is  known,  but  the  present  lot  is  the  desirable 
Snow-1.  The  golden-brown  surfaces  are  well  struck  and  marks  are 
inconsequential  save  for  a  diagonal  abrasion  above  the  jaw. 

From  The  Malibou  Lake  Collection.  PCGS#  2115 


1873  Doubled  LIBERTY  Indian  Cent,  Unc  Details 


1169  1873  Doubled  LIBERTY,  Closed  3  —  Obverse  Scratched  — 
NGC  Details.  Unc.  Snow-1,  FS-101.  There  are  two  Doubled 
LIBERTY  cents  from  1873,  this  is  by  far  the  more  obvious  one  and 
also  the  scarcest.  After  decades  of  searching,  few  Uncirculated 
examples  have  surfaced.  This  piece  is  well  struck  and  displays 
significant  portions  of  mint  luster,  especially  evident  around  the 
devices.  A  carbon  spot  is  located  on  the  reverse  above  the  wreath, 
but  more  significantly  there  are  random  scratches  (at  first  they 
appear  to  be  letters)  to  the  left  and  right  of  the  date.  PCGS#  2115 


1170  1874  MS65  Red  PCGS.  The  original  red  surfaces  of  this  delightful 
Gem  show  only  a  few  minor  contact  marks,  the  worst  being  a 
few  barely  perceptible  scratches  under  the  denomination  on  the 
reverse.  The  design  elements  are  sharply  detailed  throughout  and 
blazing  mint  luster  radiates  from  both  sides.  Eye  appeal  is  terrific. 
Population:  31  in  65  Red,  5  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  227Z,  PCGS# 
2120 


1171  1875  MS64  Red  PCGS.  Vibrant  color,  including  hues  of  golden- 
orange,  red,  and  green-gold,  provides  this  near-Gem  with  an 
attractive  appearance.  Multidirectional  die  lines  appear  near  9 
o’clock  on  the  obverse  and  minor  clash  marks  are  present  on 
the  reverse.  Pristine  aside  from  two  small  spots  on  the  obverse. 
Population:  55  in  64  Red,  40  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2282,  PCGS# 
2123 

1172  1875  MS64  Red  PCGS.  Eagle  Eye  Photo  Seal,  card  included.  This 
sharply  struck  near-Gem  exhibits  light  orange  mint  luster  with 
splashes  and  specks  of  dark  toning  on  the  obverse.  Population:  55 
in  64  Red,  40  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2282,  PCGS#  2123 

1173  1877  Fine  15  PCGS.  This  coin  is  one  grade  level  above  what 
many  consider  the  optimal  collecting  grade  for  this  key-date  Indian 
Head  cent.  The  obverse  displays  two-tone  color.  Each  of  the  letters 
in  LIBERTY  remains  at  least  partially  visible.  NGC  ID#  2284, 
PCGS#  2127 

1174  1877  VF20  PCGS.  The  low-mintage  key  to  the  series,  this  evenly 
worn  VF20  example  retains  much  original  design  detail  and  the 
surfaces  are  minimally  abraded  for  the  grade.  Collectors  prize  this 
date  in  all  grades  and  conditions.  NGC  ID#  2284,  PCGS#  2127 

1175  1877  VF25  AN  ACS.  A  nice  mid-range  example  of  this  important 
key,  with  pleasing  light  brown  surfaces  and  glossy  design  elements 
that  retain  much  of  their  original  detail.  This  coin  should  find  a 
home  in  an  otherwise  high-grade  collection  of  Indian  cents.  NGC 
ID#  2284,  PCGS#  2127 

1176  1877  VF30  NGC.  Both  sides  of  this  key-date  example  exhibit 
dark  chocolate-brown  surfaces,  with  a  partial  wood  grain  effect 
present  on  the  obverse  due  to  hints  of  yellow-gold  beneath.  The 
coin  retains  an  attractive  level  of  detail.  A  thin  diagonal  mark 
appears  in  the  field  below  the  Indian’s  chin  and  a  few  small  circular 
depressions  appear  on  each  side.  NGC  ID#  2284,  PCGS#  2127 

1177  1877  XF40  PCGS.  This  key-date  representative  has  light  to 
medium-brown  toning  and  traces  of  orange  in  the  protected  areas. 
As  expected  at  this  grade  level,  there  is  a  degree  of  wear,  however 
the  majority  of  LIBERTY  remains  well-defined  save  for  the  lower 
parts  of  BE.  A  few  small  marks  are  noted  on  the  obverse.  A  nice 
addition  to  a  mid-grade  circulated  Indian  cent  collection.  Please 
note  that  the  images  reflect  a  number  of  marks  that  are  present  on 
the  holder.  NGC  ID#  2284,  PCGS#  2127 

1178  1877  XF45  NGC.  Iridescent  fire-red,  jade-green,  and  straw-gold 
tints  envelop  this  key  date  Indian  cent.  A  trio  of  small  spots  are 
near  the  portrait  and  thin  marks  are  noted  east  of  the  nose  and 
beneath  the  E  in  AMERICA.  NGC  ID#  2284,  PCGS#  2127 

1179  1877  —  Improperly  Cleaned  —  NGC  Details.  AU.  The  brick- 
red  fields  and  blue-green  high  points  are  incompatible  with  brief 
circulation.  This  key  date  cent  is  sharply  defined  and  has  one 
pinscratch  each  on  the  shield  and  through  the  C  in  AMERICA. 
NGC  ID#  2284,  PCGS#  2127 


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1180  1877  —  Cleaning  —  PCGS  Genuine.  AU  Details.  Plum-mauve, 
orange-gold,  and  forest-green  illuminate  this  key  date  cent.  The 
devices  are  well  struck  and  display  little  if  any  wear.  A  spot  is  noted 
on  the  cheek,  a  few  specks  are  on  the  shoulder  curl,  and  the  reverse 
border  is  mildly  granular  near  3  and  10  o’clock.  NGC  ID#  2284, 
PCGS#  2127 


1877  Indian  Cent,  AU53 
Popular  Key  Issue 


1181  1877  AU53  PCGS.  The  key  date  in  the  Indian  cent  series,  the 
1877  enjoys  more  demand  from  collectors  than  any  other  date  in 
the  series,  and  that  demand  crosses  every  grade  level  from  Good 
to  Gem.  This  date  is  in  high  demand  at  the  AU  level  as  many 
collectors  seek  a  nicely  detailed  example  with  the  lower  price  of  a 
lightly  circulated  specimen.  This  piece  has  pleasing  surfaces  with 
attractive  olive-brown  patina.  Minimal  surface  marks  are  expected 
for  the  grade.  NGC  ID#  2284,  PCGS#  2127 


Borderline  Uncirculated  1877  Cent 


1182  1877  AU58  PCGS.  Shallow  N.  Blended  orange-gold  and  apple- 
green  toning  embraces  this  Borderline  Uncirculated  key  date  cent. 
Satin  luster  is  evident  and  the  strike  is  good.  Abrasions  are  absent 
save  for  two  minor  marks  on  the  lower  obverse. 

Ex:  New  York  Signature  (Heritage,  6/2005) ,  lot  65,  which  realized 
$3,737.50. 

From  The  Malibou  Lake  Collection.  NGC  ID#  2284,  PCGS#  2127 


1877  Indian  Cent,  MS63  Brown 
Sought-After  Key  Date 


1183  1877  MS63  Brown  NGC.  Shallow  N  in  ONE,  characteristic  of 
business  strikes  for  this  key  date.  This  is  an  appealing  Select  Mint 
State  representative  of  this  desirable  issue.  The  surfaces  reveal  a 
pleasing  array  of  colors,  including  fiery  red-orange,  sea-green,  violet, 
teal,  and  pale  champagne.  This  somewhat  glossy  and  well-defined 
example  exhibits  a  few  minor  contact  marks  along  with  minor 
clash  marks  on  the  reverse.  Census:  25  in  63  Brown,  37  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  2284,  PCGS#  2127 


Gem  Red  and  Brown  1882  Cent 
FS-401  Misplaced  Date 


1184  1882  Misplaced  Date  MS65  Red  and  Brown  NGC.  Snow-6, 
FS-401.  The  Cherrypickers ’  Guide  credits  discovery  of  the  variety 
to  W.O.  Walker,  and  describes  it  as  “the  bases  of  at  least  four  Is 
are  evident  within  the  beads  of  the  necklace.”  Generally  medium 
brown  and  orange-gold  with  sea-green  on  the  obverse  legend. 
Sharply  struck,  satiny,  and  mark-free  with  moderate  central  reverse 
carbon.  NGC  ID#  2289,  PCGS#  2143 


1185  1884  MS65  Red  PCGS.  Intermingled  shades  of  red,  orange,  and 
yellow-green  contribute  to  the  eye  appeal  of  this  gleaming,  well- 
struck  Gem.  Liberty  exhibits  a  few  tiny  marks  on  the  chin  and 
a  thin  die  crack  extends  through  the  lower  portions  of  the  date. 
A  few  minuscule  spots  appear  on  the  reverse.  NGC  ID#  228B, 
PCGS#  2150 

1186  1887  MS65  Red  PCGS.  Blazing  color  emanates  from  both  sides 
of  this  lustrous  Gem.  This  example  exhibits  an  attractive  strike. 
A  number  of  tiny  carbon  spots  are  visible  on  both  sides  and  a 
strikethrough  appears  near  3  o’clock  on  the  obverse.  NGC  ID# 
228F,  PCGS#  2159 

1187  1887  AU58  PCGS.  CAC.  Snow-1,  FS-101.  OF  AMERICA  is 
strongly  die  doubled.  The  headdress  also  exhibits  doubling.  The 
cheek  and  forehead  exhibit  only  a  trace  of  wear.  The  mark-free 
surfaces  are  dusky  golden-brown  with  red  and  green  accents. 

From  The  Malibou  Lake  Collection.  PCGS#  37528 


1888/7  Indian  Cent,  VG10 
Snow-1,  FS-301 


1188  1888/7  VG10  NGC.  Snow-1,  FS-301.  A  small  rim  break  outside 
the  dentils  over  the  E  in  UNITED  is  diagnostic  for  this  overdate 
variety,  and  that  rim  break  is  faintly  visible  on  this  specimen, 
despite  being  worn  nearly  smooth.  Both  sides  have  sky-blue 
toning  over  the  medium  brown  surfaces.  A  few  scattered  marks  are 
consistent  with  the  grade  of  this  affordable  specimen.  Census:  1  in 
10,  22  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  228G,  PCGS#  2169 

1189  1890  AU58  PCGS.  CAC.  Snow-1,  FS-101.  UNITED  STATES 
OF  AMERICA  is  die  tripled.  The  date,  which  was  punched  into 
the  otherwise  completed  working  die  prior  to  hardening,  shows  no 
doubling.  Toned  apple-green  and  lilac-red  with  minor  marks  on  the 
cheek  and  upper  left  obverse  field. 

From  The  Malibou  Lake  Collection.  NGC  ID#  228J,  PCGS#  2175 


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1190  1894  MS65  Red  PCGS.  CAC.  Vivid  deep  orange  color  graces  the 
surfaces  of  this  Gem  representative  of  a  popular  date  in  the  series. 
Small  splashes  of  dark  orange,  red,  and  lime-green  are  also  present. 
Due  to  the  die  state,  areas  of  minor  orange  peel  texture  appear.  This 
is  a  lovely  high-grade  example  exhibiting  only  a  few  copper  spots 
and  contact  marks.  Population:  65  in  65  (1  in  65  +  )  Red,  25  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  228N,  PCGS#  2189 

1191  1894  Doubled  Date  AU58  PCGS.  CAC.  Snow-1,  FS-301. 

The  date  is  blatantly  repunched  northeast.  The  most  prominent 
repunched  date  variety  of  the  series.  A  nicely  struck  chocolate-brown 
near-Mint  cent  with  smooth  fields  and  a  small  tick  on  the  jaw. 

From  The  Malibou  Lake  Collection.  PCGS#  92187 

1192  1894  Doubled  Date  MS63  Red  and  Brown  AN  ACS.  Breen- 
2024,  Snow-1,  FS-301.  The  date  is  widely  repunched  in  a 
counterclockwise  direction.  One  of  the  most  popular  varieties  of 
the  series.  Peach-gold  fills  the  legends  and  outlines  the  motifs.  The 
high  points  and  open  fields  are  brown.  Housed  in  a  small-sized 
AN  ACS  holder.  PCGS#  92188 

1193  1897  AU58  PCGS.  CAC.  FS-401,  Snow-1.  Eagle  Eye  Photo 
Seal,  card  included.  The  flag  of  a  1  protrudes  from  the  left  edge  of 
Liberty’s  neck.  A  chocolate-brown  near-Mint  representative  with 
pleasing,  problem-free  surfaces. 

From  The  Malibou  Lake  Collection.  NGC  ID#  228S,  PCGS#  2196 

1194  1897  MS64  Red  and  Brown  NGC.  Snow-1,  FS-401.  The  flag 
of  a  misplaced  1  emerges  from  the  lower  front  of  Liberty’s  neck.  A 
lustrous  Choice  cent  that  boasts  a  mark-free  appearance  and  a  good 
strike.  Peach-gold  fills  the  legends  while  the  motifs  and  open  fields 
are  brown.  FS-401  Census:  2  in  64  Red  and  Brown,  2  finer  as  65 
Brown,  none  finer  as  Red  and  Brown,  none  as  Red  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  228S,  PCGS#  2197 

1195  1898  MS66  Red  PCGS.  This  spectacular  Premium  Gem  displays 
well-preserved  original  red  surfaces  with  vibrant  mint  luster  and 
terrific  eye  appeal.  The  design  elements  are  sharply  detailed 
throughout.  Population:  56  in  66  (2  in  66+)  Red,  8  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  228T,  PCGS#  2201 

1899  Indian  Cent,  MS66+  Red 
Two-Tone  Effect 


1196  1899  MS66+  Red  PCGS.  The  upper  two  feather  tips  are  slightly 
blunt  on  this  otherwise  sharply  defined  Indian  cent.  Both  sides 
have  deep  orange  mint  luster  with  mellowing  of  that  color  on  the 
devices,  creating  a  pleasing  two-tone  effect  that  many  collectors 
find  captivating.  Population:  86  in  66  (1  in  66+)  Red,  12  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  228U,  PCGS#  2204 

1197  1902  MS66  Red  NGC.  The  splendid  orange-red  surfaces  teem 
with  luster.  The  high  points  are  olive-green.  The  borders  show 
infrequent  minute  flecks.  Housed  in  a  prior  generation  holder. 
Census:  93  in  66  Red,  19  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  228X,  PCGS# 
2213 

1198  1904  MS66  Red  PCGS.  Attractive  orange-gold  color  with  hints 
of  yellow  provides  the  lustrous  surfaces  of  this  Premium  Gem  with 
lovely  eye  appeal.  A  few  small  spots  are  present.  Population:  61  in 
66  Red,  5  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  228Z,  PCGS#  2219 


Magnificent  1907  Indian  Cent,  MS67  Red 
Tied  With  Four  Others  as  Finest  Known  at  Either  Service 


1199  1907  MS67  Red  NGC.  Despite  a  mintage  of  108  million  Indian 
cents  in  1907,  a  record  number  for  any  coinage  issue  up  to  that  time, 
there  are  very  few  high-grade  survivors.  NGC  and  PCGS  combined 
have  awarded  the  67  grade  to  only  five  examples,  with  none  finer 
(3/13).  A  variety  of  hues  of  golden-orange  color  provides  this 
Superb  Gem  with  tremendous  eye  appeal.  A  few  hints  of  green 
are  also  present.  The  piece  is  well-struck  and  virtually  free  of  even 
the  most  minor  abrasions.  This  coin  will  no  doubt  attract  special 
attention  from  specialists  seeking  to  acquire  the  highest  quality  in  a 
business  strike  1907  Indian  cent.  NGC  ID#  2294,  PCGS#  2228 


1200  1908-S  AU58  PCGS.  CAC.  Eagle  Eye  Photo  Seal,  card  included. 
A  lustrous  olive-green  and  tan-brown  example.  The  first  branch 
mint  cent  issue,  and  also  popular  for  its  low  mintage.  A  slender 
toning  streak  noted  near  the  STA  in  STATES. 

From  The  Malibou  Lake  Collection.  NGC  ID#  2296,  PCGS#  2232 


Low-Mintage  Red  Gem  1908-S  Cent 


1201  1908-S  MS65  Red  PCGS  Secure.  CAC.  An  orange-gold  Gem 
that  possesses  a  good  strike  and  exemplary  cartwheel  luster.  No 
marks  or  spots  are  evident,  though  the  dentils  on  the  reverse  near 
1  o’clock  are  steel-gray.  The  low  mintage  1908-S  stands  in  the 
shadows  of  its  1909-S  successor  but  is  scarce  in  its  own  right.  NGC 
ID#  2296,  PCGS#  2234 


1202  1909  MS66  Red  NGC.  This  Premium  Gem  exhibits  gleaming 
sun-gold  color  overall,  with  areas  of  orange  and  red  at  the  outer 
edges  serving  as  accents.  The  coin  has  tremendous  eye  appeal. 
Small  carbon  spots  are  present.  Census:  32  in  66  (1  in  66+)  Red,  1 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2297,  PCGS#  2237 

1203  1909-S  AU58  PCGS.  CAC.  Glints  of  orange-gold  remain  on 
this  unabraded,  satiny,  and  attractive  near-Mint  example.  Sea- 
green  and  gunmetal-gray  are  more  prominent.  The  lowest  mintage 
regular  issue  cent,  due  its  branch  mint  and  partial  year  status. 
Encapsulated  in  a  green  label  holder. 

Ex:  St.  Louis  Central  States  Signature  (Heritage,  5/2005) ,  lot  5243, 
which  realized  $805 . 

From  The  Malibou  Lake  Collection.  NGC  ID#  2298,  PCGS#  2238 


1204  1909-S  MS63  Brown  NGC.  Attractively  toned  on  both  sides, 
this  cent  includes  shades  of  cherry-red,  lime-green,  lemon-yellow, 
bright  orange,  and  copper.  Although  surface  marks  are  present, 
they  do  not  pose  a  significant  distraction.  Census:  68  in  63  Brown, 
81  finer  (2/13). 

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1205  1909-S  MS64  Red  and  Brown  PCGS.  CAC.  A  low-mintage 
issue  and  the  last  year  of  the  Indian  design,  this  impressive  Choice 
example  displays  some  streaky  light  brown  patina  on  the  original 
red  surfaces  with  a  few  hints  of  violet.  NGC  ID#  2298,  PCGS# 
2239 

1909-S  Indian  Cent,  MS65  Red  and  Brown 
An  Excellent  Key-Date  Example 


1206  1909-S  MS65  Red  and  Brown  NGC.  A  pleasing  representative 
from  the  lowest-mintage  cent  of  the  entire  series,  this  Gem  displays 
pleasing  color  and  a  welbexecuted  strike.  The  coin  is  pristine,  save 
for  a  small  spot  at  the  rim  near  7  o’clock  on  the  obverse.  NGC  has 
awarded  higher  numeric  grades  to  a  mere  8  examples  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  2298,  PCGS#  2239 

1909-S  Indian  Cent,  MS65  Red 
Elusive  San  Francisco  Issue 


1207  1909-S  MS65  Red  PCGS  Secure.  Traces  of  lavender  toning 
appear  on  the  mellow  orange  surfaces  of  this  frosty  and  highly 
lustrous  San  Francisco  Mint  Indian  cent.  The  1909-S  is  the 
second  and  scarcer  issue  of  only  two  Indian  cents  produced  at  the 
California  facility.  This  piece  has  pristine  surfaces  with  exceptional 
eye  appeal.  PCGS  has  only  certified  15  finer  Red  examples  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  2298,  PCGS#  2240 


PROOF  INDIAN  CENTS 

1208  1862  PR65  Cameo  NGC.  A  fully  struck  Gem  with  tremendous 
eye  appeal,  the  feather  tips  are  full  and  the  diamonds  on  the 
lower  ribbon  display  strong  definition.  Peach-gold  color,  pleasing 
contrast,  and  strong  luster  are  also  present.  An  as-made  lintmark 
appears  near  the  first  S  in  STATES.  Census:  21  in  65  Cameo,  26 
finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  82259 

1209  1864  Copper-Nickel  PR64+  PCGS.  CAC.  Ex:  Teich  Family 
Collection.  This  high-end  near-Gem  has  lovely  visual  appeal,  with 
attractive  color  that  includes  pumpkin-gold.  Struck  from  slightly 
rotated  dies,  this  piece  exhibits  well-defined  design  elements. 
Several  hair-thin,  as-made  lintmarks  appear  on  the  portrait.  A  few 
minuscule  spots  are  present.  Population:  84  in  64  (3  in  64+ ),  52 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  229E,  PCGS#  2265 

1210 


1211  1869  PR65  Red  and  Brown  NGC.  CAC.  Even  at  a  quick  glance, 
the  eye  appeal  of  this  piece  is  tremendous.  This  Gem  is  richly 
toned,  with  the  vibrant,  intermingled  colors  including  shades  of 
deep  orange,  cherry-red,  plum,  grape,  kelly-green,  and  bright  blue. 
The  design  details  display  bold  definition  on  this  piece  struck  from 
lightly  rotated  dies,  with  minor  incompleteness  noted  at  the  N  of 
ONE.  Census:  37  in  65  Red  and  Brown,  4  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
229M,  PCGS#  2295 

1212  1870  PR65  Red  PCGS.  Shallow  N  in  ONE.  An  intricately  struck 
better  date  Gem  that  has  an  orange-red  obverse  and  a  peach-gold 
reverse.  Population:  24  in  65  Red,  4  finer  as  Red,  3  as  Red  Cameo 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  229N,  PCGS#  2299 

1213  1873  Closed  3  PR65  Red  and  Brown  PCGS.  CAC.  A  boldly 
struck  Gem  with  orange-gold  fields  and  lilac  shades  on  the  cheek 
and  the  right  side  of  the  wreath.  A  few  carbon  flecks  are  noted  near 
the  feather  tips.  Housed  in  an  older  generation  PCGS  holder. 

Ex:  Tigard  Oregon  Collection  (Heritage,  9/2006),  lot  348.  NGC  ID# 
229S,  PCGS#  2307 


In-Demand  1877  Cent,  PR64  Red  and  Brown 


1214  1877  PR64  Red  and  Brown  NGC.  Although  Mint  figures  are  not 
available,  it  is  believed  that  this  issue  included  a  Proof  mintage  of 
approximately  1,500  coins;  however,  the  unsold  coins  were  either 
melted  or  released  into  circulation.  This  near-Gem  example  was 
struck  from  lightly  rotated  dies,  with  the  reverse  die  producing  a 
bulging  pennant  in  the  T  of  CENT.  Attractive  luster  and  golden- 
wheat  color,  along  with  splashes  of  golden-brown  and  orange, 
create  lovely  visual  appeal.  NGC  ID#  229W,  PCGS#  2319 

1877  Cent,  PR65  Red  and  Brown 
Famous  Key  Date 


1215  1877  PR65  Red  and  Brown  PCGS.  Bold  N  in  ONE,  as  on 
all  proofs.  Business  strikes  of  this  key  date  exhibit  a  Shallow  N. 
This  well  struck  Gem  features  jade-green  motifs  and  legends.  The 
obverse  field  is  orange-red  while  the  reverse  field  displays  deeper 
plum-red  and  cherry  shades.  Carbon  and  contact  are  essentially 
absent.  Encapsulated  in  a  green  label  holder.  NGC  ID#  229W, 
PCGS#  2319 


1866  PR64  Red  and  Brown  PCGS.  CAC.  The  fields  are 
principally  orange-red  though  the  portrait  is  deep  brown.  Pleasing 
despite  a  small  spot  between  the  AM  in  AMERICA.  Housed  in  a 
first  generation  holder.  NGC  ID#  229J,  PCGS#  2286 


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1877  Indian  Cent  Key 
PR66  Red  and  Brown 


1216  1877  PR66  Red  and  Brown  NGC.  The  obverse  of  this  Premium 
Gem  proof  has  nearly  full  orange  mint  color  and  the  reverse  is 
mostly  toned  in  blue,  green,  and  violet,  with  splashes  of  orange. 
The  strike  is  bold  with  nicely  mirrored  fields  and  excellent  eye 
appeal.  Census:  16  in  66  Red  and  Brown,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
229W,  PCGS#  2319 


1217  1878  PR66  Red  PCGS.  The  rich  orange-red  color  is  seamless 
throughout.  Intricately  struck  and  profoundly  mirrored  with  a  few 
small  gray  flecks  on  the  central  reverse.  Certified  in  a  green  label 
holder.  Population:  8  in  66  Red,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  229X, 
PCGS#  2323 

1218  1886  Type  Two  PR66  Brown  PCGS.  CAC.  Boldly  struck  design 
details  and  pleasing  color,  including  accents  of  red-pink  add  to  the 
attractiveness  of  this  piece,  a  representative  of  the  rarer  of  the  two 
varieties  for  this  date.  A  glimpse  of  russet  toning  appears  at  the  rim 
near  UNITED.  A  few  small,  semitranslucent  spots  appear  on  the 
reverse  along  with  a  few  tiny  flecks  of  color.  Examples  are  rarely 
encountered  at  this  grade  level  or  higher,  adding  to  the  appeal  of 
this  coin.  Population:  4  in  66  Brown,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
22A8,  PCGS#  92345 

1219  1889  PR66  Brown  PCGS.  CAC.  A  lovely  cent  with  satin  luster 
and  reflective  fields  surrounding  boldly  detailed  devices.  Both  sides 
show  delicate  iridescent  overtones  that  enhance  the  eye  appeal. 
Population:  5  in  66  Brown,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2732,  PCGS# 
2354 

1220  1892  PR65  Red  PCGS.  Eagle  Eye  Photo  Seal,  card  included. 
Mellow  orange  mint  luster  is  present  on  both  sides  of  this  Gem 
proof.  A  pleasing  example  with  excellent  eye  appeal.  Population: 
43  in  65  Red,  14  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22AE,  PCGS#  2365 


1900  Cent,  PR66  Red 
First  Generation  Holder 


1221  1900  PR66  Red  PCGS.  CAC.  Most  proof  Indian  cents  are  no 
longer  Red,  but  the  present  high  grade  example  has  retained  its 
original  color.  Generally  orange-gold  though  the  reverse  margin 
offers  blushes  of  cherry-red.  Intricately  struck  and  void  of  contact. 
A  loupe  reveals  only  microscopic  carbon.  Certified  in  a  first 
generation  holder.  NGC  ID#  22AN,  PCGS#  2389 

1222  1902  PR65  Red  PCGS.  Eagle  Eye  Photo  Seal,  card  included. 
Splashes  of  reddish  toning  appear  on  the  brilliant  orange  and 
yellow  mint  surfaces  of  this  Gem  proof.  A  few  dark  toning  flecks 
are  evident  on  each  side.  Population:  50  in  65  Red,  37  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  22AR,  PCGS#  2395 


1223  1907  PR65  Red  and  Brown  PCGS.  Eagle  Eye  Photo  Seal.  The 
lustrous  surfaces  of  this  beautifully  struck  Gem  reveal  a  host  of 
bright,  rich  colors  on  both  sides,  including  pink,  lime-green,  orange, 
and  yellow.  A  few  minuscule  spots  are  present.  Population:  38  in  65 
Red  and  Brown,  20  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22AW,  PCGS#  2409 

LINCOLN  CENTS 

1224  1909  VDB  MS67  Red  PCGS.  Honey-gold  color  and  a  few  small 
hints  of  orange  add  to  the  attractiveness  of  this  piece.  The  reverse 
exhibits  a  degree  of  as-made  orange  peel  texture  due  to  the  state 
of  the  dies  when  this  piece  was  struck.  The  V.D.B.  initials  are  only 
partially  impressed,  as-made.  NGC  ID#  22AZ,  PCGS#  2425 

1225  1909  VDB  MS67  Red  PCGS.  Lustrous  honey-gold  surfaces, 
with  subtle  hints  of  peach,  orange,  and  yellow-green,  provide  this 
Superb  Gem  with  tremendous  visual  appeal.  The  V.D.B.  initial  are 
well-defined.  A  few  minuscule  carbon  spots  are  present.  PCGS  and 
NGC  have  each  only  awarded  a  higher  numeric  grade  to  a  single 
example  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22AZ,  PCGS#  2425 

1226  1909-S  VDB  XF40  ANACS.  A  lightly  worn  specimen  of  this 
important  key,  with  bold  VDB  and  pleasing  light  brown  patina. 
The  surfaces  are  minimally  abraded  for  the  grade.  Always  in 
demand.  NGC  ID#  22B2,  PCGS#  2426 

1227  1909-S  VDB  XF45  PCGS.  Medium  brown  color  and  even  wear 
provide  this  Choice  XF  example  with  a  pleasing  appearance  and 
the  V.D.B  initials  remain  clearly  visible.  There  are  no  surface  marks 
worthy  of  individual  mention.  NGC  ID#  22B2,  PCGS#  2426 

1228  1909-S  VDB  —  Improperly  Cleaned  —  NGC  Details.  AU. 

This  lightly  circulated  key  date  cent  displays  orange,  lilac,  and 
powder-blue  shades  that  are  inappropriate  for  the  grade.  Scattered 
small  mint-made  laminations  give  the  obverse  a  mildly  granular 
appearance.  NGC  ID#  22B2,  PCGS#  2426 

1229  1909-S  VDB  AU50  PCGS.  This  key-date  representative  displays 
pleasing  medium  tan  color  on  both  sides.  The  design  elements 
exhibit  nice  detail,  including  the  VDB  initials.  The  coin  is  free  of 
mentionable  abrasions  and  spots.  NGC  ID#  22B2,  PCGS#  2426 

1230  1909-S  VDB  —  Cleaned  —  ANACS.  AU55  Details.  Recolored 
to  conceal  the  light  wear  on  the  high  points  of  Lincoln’s  portrait, 
but  this  key  date  cent  displays  satin  luster  and  the  orange-gold  color 
is  inoffensive.  Each  side  has  a  few  small  gray  spots.  NGC  ID#  22B2, 
PCGS#  2426 

1231  1909-S  VDB  AU58  PCGS.  This  decisively  struck  key  date  cent 
has  substantial  luster  and  deep  russet  and  olive  toning.  The  obverse 
is  lighter  in  color  although  a  tan  streak  is  noted  behind  Lincoln’s 
head. 

Ex:  Baltimore  Signature  (Heritage,  3/2009),  lot  255,  which  realized 
$1 ,380.  NGC  ID#  22B2,  PCGS#  2426 

1232  1909-S  VDB  —  Obverse  Planchet  Flaw  —  NGC  Details. 
Unc.  A  slender,  vertical,  and  relatively  inconspicuous  lamination 
ventures  from  Lincoln’s  shoulder  to  the  rim  at  10:30.  A  dusky  and 
crisply  struck  golden-orange  example  of  this  famous  low  mintage 
variety.  One  small  reverse  spot  noted  near  the  B  in  PLURIBUS. 
NGC  ID#  22B2,  PCGS#  2426 

1233  1909-S  VDB  —  Questionable  Color  —  PCGS  Genuine.  Unc 
Details.  The  fields  have  a  wood-grain  texture  and  display  chestnut- 
gold  shades,  with  streaks  of  deep  gunmetal-gray  on  the  upper 
reverse  and  a  subtle  spot  near  IN.  Sharply  struck  and  satiny.  No 
marks  are  evident,  and  the  eye  appeal  is  pleasing  despite  the  PCGS 
assessment.  NGC  ID#  22B2,  PCGS#  2426 

1234  1909-S  VDB  MS63  Brown  NGC.  Golden-wheat  color,  along 
with  splashes  of  pale  green,  yellow,  cherry-red,  violet  and  shades 
of  orange,  adds  to  the  visual  appeal  of  this  example  on  both  sides. 
Surface  marks  are  present,  but  are  minor  in  nature. 

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1235  1909-S  VDB  MS64  Brown  NGC.  Jade-green  and  golden-brown 
compete  for  territory,  with  the  former  shade  a  bit  more  prevalent. 
Free  from  carbon,  and  no  marks  are  remotely  of  interest.  The  strike 
is  bold  except  for  minor  softness  on  Brenner’s  initials. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  22B2,  PCGS# 
2426 

1236  1909-S  VDB  MS64  Brown  NGC.  Tan-gold  illuminates  portions 
of  both  sides  though  dusky  shades  of  rose-red  and  forest-green 
are  also  present.  A  fully  struck  and  thoroughly  lustrous  Choice 
example  of  this  famously  scarce  issue. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  22B2,  PCGS# 
2426 

1237  1909-S  VDB  MS64  Brown  NGC.  Blended  sea-green  and  ruby- 
red  toning  encompasses  this  introductory-year  series  key.  Vibrant 
luster  sweeps  nicely  struck  and  carbon-free  surfaces.  Smooth  aside 
from  a  brief  hair-thin  mark  above  the  Y  in  LIBERTY. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  22B2,  PCGS# 
2426 

1238  1909-S  VDB  MS64  Brown  NGC.  Jade-green  and  rose-red  patina 
ensures  the  eye  appeal  of  this  highly  lustrous  and  precisely  struck 
key  date  cent.  Refreshingly  unabraded  and  devoid  of  carbon. 
Despite  the  market  preference  for  full  Red  cents,  Brown  examples 
with  rich  multicolor  shades  can  be  equally  attractive. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  22B2,  PCGS# 
2426 


Gem  Brown  1909-S  VDB  Cent 


1239  1909-S  VDB  MS65  Brown  NGC.  Streaks  of  forest-green  and 
lavender  add  to  the  visual  appeal  of  this  lovely  Gem.  The  colors  on 
the  reverse  are  particularly  attractive  and  include  hues  of  lemon- 
yellow,  cherry-red,  mint-green,  lime-green,  deep  denim-blue,  and 
violet.  Census:  90  in  65  Brown,  16  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  22B2,  PCGS# 
2426 

1240  1909-S  VDB  MS63  Red  and  Brown  PCGS.  The  obverse  has 
honey  and  pastel  rose  color,  while  the  reverse  is  sun-gold  and  olive 
with  a  blush  of  sea-green  on  the  upper  reverse  margin.  A  famous 
and  low  mintage  introductory  issue.  NGC  ID#  22B2,  PCGS#  2427 

1909-S  VDB  Cent,  MS65  Red  and  Brown 


1241  1909-S  VDB  MS65  Red  and  Brown  PCGS.  This  razor-sharp  key 
date  Gem  boasts  booming  luster  and  virtually  mark-free  surfaces. 
The  obverse  is  predominantly  peach-red  while  the  reverse  is  mostly 
sea-green  despite  a  rose-gold  margin.  The  lowest  business  strike 
mintage  of  the  series.  Certified  in  a  green  label  holder.  NGC  ID# 
22B2,  PCGS#  2427 


1909-S  VDB  Cent 
MS66  Red  and  Brown 
Virtually  Full  Red 


1242  1909-S  VDB  MS66  Red  and  Brown  PCGS.  CAC.  After  carefully 
studying  this  Premium  Gem,  we  believe  that  it  should  have  received 
the  coveted  Gold  CAC  sticker,  rather  than  the  present  green  oval. 
The  surfaces  are  flawless,  the  strike  is  exceptional,  and  the  color  is 
amazing.  Both  sides  of  this  frosty  and  highly  lustrous  Mint  State 
piece  are  essentially  full  Red.  Only  the  slightest  mellowing  of  the 
orange  mint  luster  is  noted  on  the  reverse.  Population:  32  in  66 
Red  and  Brown,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22B2,  PCGS#  2427 


1909-S  VDB  Cent,  MS64  Red 


1243  1909-S  VDB  MS64  Red  PCGS.  The  colors  on  the  obverse  of  this 
pleasing  near-Gem  include  shades  of  vibrant  orange-red,  wheat, 
and  champagne.  The  reverse  is  particularly  attractive,  displaying 
gleaming  orange-red  color.  The  piece  exhibits  a  sharp  strike,  with 
the  important  V.D.B.  being  well-defined.  This  is  a  lovely  example 
of  one  of  the  most  popular  coins  in  the  series.  NGC  ID#  22B2, 
PCGS#  2428 


Red  Gem  1909-S  VDB  Cent 


1244  1909-S  VDB  MS65  Red  PCGS.  A  beautiful  orange-red  Gem  that 
boasts  a  precise  strike  and  exemplary  luster.  The  VDB  initials  are 
sharp.  The  overall  preservation  is  superior,  though  a  small  spot  is 
beneath  the  first  U  in  PLURIBUS  and  the  sole  mark  is  near  the  T 
in  CENT.  Encased  in  a  green  label  holder.  NGC  ID#  22B2,  PCGS# 
2428 


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1909-S  VDB  Cent,  MS65  Red 


1245  1909-S  VDB  MS65  Red  PCGS.  Relatively  few  of  the  famous 
1909-S  VDB  Lincoln  cents  have  been  preserved  in  such  splendid 
condition.  Victor  D.  Brenner’s  design  elements  are  well  struck, 
which  is  typical  for  these  first-year  coins.  Remarkably  intense  mint 
luster  illuminates  the  satiny  surfaces.  A  few  scattered  flyspecks 
prevent  an  even  loftier  grade  assessment. 

From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  NGC  ID#  22B2,  PCGS#  2428 


Gem  1909-S  VDB  Lincoln  Cent 
Important  Key  With  Red  Surfaces 


1246  1909-S  VDB  MS65  Red  NGC.  The  original  orange-red  surfaces 
of  this  lovely  Gem  provide  a  very  pleasing  appearance.  The  design 
elements  are  well-detailed,  including  the  all-important  designer’s 
initials,  and  both  sides  radiate  vibrant  mint  luster.  The  few  minor 
surface  marks  are  primarily  confined  to  the  reverse.  NGC  has 
assigned  higher  numeric  grades  to  only  40  pieces  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
22B2,  PCGS#  2428 


1909-S  VDB  Cent,  MS65  Red 


1247  1909-S  VDB  MS65  Red  PCGS.  Tinges  of  violet  toning  visit 
the  obverse  of  this  brilliant  Gem  key  Lincoln  cent.  The  obverse 
exhibits  deep  orange  mint  luster  and  the  reverse  hosts  brilliant  gold 
luster  with  traces  of  bright  green.  Both  sides  are  frosty  and  well 
detailed  with  excellent  eye  appeal.  NGC  ID#  22B2,  PCGS#  2428 


Red  Gem  1909-S  VDB  Cent 
Exceptional  Eye  Appeal 


1248  1909-S  VDB  MS65  Red  PCGS.  CAC.  This  highly  lustrous  Gem 
features  a  bold  strike  and  exceptional  eye  appeal.  Both  sides  have 
brilliant  light  orange  luster  with  splashes  of  reddish  toning  and 
faint  lime-green  overtones.  This  is  a  splendid  specimen  that  will 
appeal  to  a  wide  bidding  audience.  NGC  ID#  22B2,  PCGS#  2428 


1909  Lincoln  Cent,  MS67+  Red 
One  of  Two  Top  PCGS  Pieces 


1249  1909  MS67+  Red  PCGS.  This  piece  will  appeal  to  the  many  fans 
attempting  Registry  Sets  of  this  popular  series,  as  one  of  only  two 
at  this  top  grade  level.  The  obverse  is  a  bright,  uniform  sunset- 
orange  with  a  fine-grained  mattelike  texture,  while  the  reverse 
shows  a  more  golden  hues  with  hints  of  pale  green  in  the  center. 
Marks  are  few  and  minimal.  The  other  MS67+  Red  PCGS  example 
sold  at  Stack’s  Bowers  in  November  2012,  lot  3021,  for  $6,850. 
Population:  67  in  67  (2  in  67  +  )  Red,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
22B3,  PCGS#  2431 


1250  1909-S  S  Over  Horizontal  S  MS65  Red  PCGS.  FS-1502. 

Booming  luster  sweeps  olive-gold  and  salmon-pink  surfaces  of  this 
well  struck  Gem.  Nearly  pristine  from  the  technical  perspective, 
though  the  portrait  has  a  couple  of  small  mint-made  laminations. 

PCGS#  92434 

1251  191 1-D  MS65  Red  PCGS.  Despite  a  circulation  mintage  of 
12,672,000,  Mint  State  survivors  are  seldom  encountered,  with 
PCGS  having  assigned  higher  numeric  grades  to  only  2 1  examples 
(3/13).  This  Gem  is  well-struck  and  impressively  preserved, 
displaying  even  color  on  both  sides  along  with  satiny,  slightly 
granular  surfaces.  The  piece  was  struck  from  slightly  rotated  dies. 
A  few  tiny  flyspecks  are  scattered  over  the  upper  obverse  and  a  few 
minor  abrasions  are  present. 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  9/2003) ,  lot  5624.  NGC  ID# 
22B8,  PCGS#  2446 


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Remarkable  191 1-D  Cent,  MS66  Red 


1252  191 1-D  MS66  Red  PCGS.  A  major  condition  rarity  among 
Lincoln  cents,  the  191 1-D  was  the  first  Lincoln  coined  at  the 
Denver  Mint.  This  piece  displays  strong  details  and  has  full  red 
mint  luster.  The  surfaces  are  exceptional  for  the  grade,  void  of 
significant  marks  or  spots.  A  few  small  splashes  of  color  appear  on 
Lincoln’s  coat.  Population:  20  in  66  Red,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
22B8,  PCGS#  2446 

1253  1912-D  MS65  Red  PCGS.  CAC.  A  delightful  example,  this 
1912-D  Lincoln  cent  exhibits  frosty  mint  luster  with  brilliant 
pinkish- orange  mint  color.  A  few  minuscule  carbon  flecks  on  each 
side  fail  to  limit  the  grade  of  this  splendid  Gem.  NGC  ID#  22BB, 
PCGS#  2455 


1912-S  Cent,  Sharply  Struck  MS65  Red 
Scarce,  Semikey  Issue 


1254  1912-S  MS65  Red  PCGS.  The  1912-S  is  a  semikey  Lincoln  cent, 
not  only  because  of  its  low  mintage  of  only  4.4  million  pieces  but 
also  because  so  few  were  set  aside  in  problemYree  Uncirculated 
condition.  This  is  a  welLproduced  example  that  exhibits  full  mint 
red  over  each  side.  The  obverse  has  pronounced  granularity,  as 
often  seen  on  cents  from  this  decade.  The  strike  is  remarkably 
strong  throughout.  Only  a  couple  of  reverse  carbon  spots  prevent 
an  even  higher  grade.  Population:  49  in  65  (1  in  65  +  )  Red,  0  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  22BC,  PCGS#  2458 

Key  1914-D  Lincoln  Cent 
MS65  Red  and  Brown 


1255  1914-D  MS65  Red  and  Brown  NGC.  This  sharply  struck  key" 
date  Lincoln  cent  has  pale  orange  mint  luster  on  both  sides.  A 
lovely  Gem  that  is  designated  Red  and  Brown,  it  is  essentially  Red 
with  the  mint  color  only  slightly  subdued.  Census:  41  in  65  Red 
and  Brown,  4  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22BH,  PCGS#  2472 

1256  1915  MS66  Red  PCGS.  This  Premium  Gem  example  displays 
fantastic  eye  appeal,  with  lustrous  bright  orange'gold  surfaces.  The 
design  features  are  crisply  struck  throughout.  Only  the  most  minor 
imperfections  are  present.  NGC  ID#  22BK,  PCGS#  2479 


1257  1915  MS66  Red  PCGS.  The  obverse  of  this  Premium  Gem  has 
bold  copper-orange  fire,  while  the  reverse  is  paler,  closer  to  straw" 
gold.  Excellent  detail  and  surface  texture  with  only  a  couple  of 
flyspecks  on  each  side.  Population:  80  in  66  (1  in  66+)  Red,  6  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  22BK,  PCGS#  2479 

1258  1915-S  MS65  Brown  NGC.  This  Gem  possesses  great  visual 
allure,  with  overall  light  oceamblue  surfaces  and  hues  of  violet, 
pale  yellow,  blue'green,  and  red  present.  The  coin  is  boldly  struck 
and  lustrous.  A  scarce  San  Francisco  issue.  Census:  18  in  65  Brown, 
3  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22BM,  PCGS#  2483 

1259  1916  MS66+  Red  PCGS.  CAC.  Shimmering  fiery  orange  surfaces 
provide  this  welLpreserved  higlvend  Premium  Gem  great  eye 
appeal.  A  few  minor  handling  marks  are  present.  Only  36  examples 
have  been  awarded  higher  numeric  grades  by  PCGS  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  22BN,  PCGS#  2488 

1917  Cent,  AU53 
Rare  Doubled  Die  FS-101 


1260  1917  Doubled  Die  Obverse  AU53  PCGS.  FS-101.  TRUST 
and  the  date  are  nicely  die  doubled.  Per  Cherry  pickers,  the  Guide 
Bookdisted  FSU01  “has  finally  become  arguably  the  most  sought 
after  of  all  the  early  Lincoln  cent  varieties.  Grades  as  low  as  Good 
4  are  easily  sold.”  This  lightly  circulated  medium  brown  example  is 
without  any  consequential  marks.  PCGS#  92495 

1261  1918  MS66  Red  PCGS.  Rich  peach  to  pale  copper-gold  luster 
with  aspects  of  lavender  and  olive.  Flyspecks  gather  in  the  right 
obverse  field  but  are  near-absent  elsewhere.  This  Red  Premium 
Gem  is  housed  in  a  green  label  holder.  NGC  ID#  22BV,  PCGS# 
2506 

1918  Cent,  MS67  Red 
First-Year  Subtype,  VDB  on  Shoulder 


1262  1918  MS67  Red  PCGS.  The  1918  Lincoln  cent  is  technically 
a  first'year  type,  with  designer  Victor  D.  Brenner’s  initials  subtly 
restored  beneath  the  shoulder  of  President  Lincoln.  It  is  likely  no 
coincidence  that  this  occurrence  followed  the  year  in  which  Mint 
chief  engraver  Charles  Barber  died,  as  it  was  he  who  objected  to 
the  replacement  of  the  VDB  in  1909  with  a  single  B  —  with  which 
Barber  had  initialed  his  designs  for  years.  This  1918  Superb  Gem 
Red  example  is  one  of  16  submissions  in  this  grade,  and  a  single 
MS68  is  finer  (3/13).  The  mellow  orange"gold  surfaces  are  virtually 
pristine  save  for  a  couple  of  minuscule  flecks.  NGC  ID#  22BV, 
PCGS#  2506 


1263  1919  MS67  Red  PCGS.  An  incredible  Superb  Gem,  with  original 
red  surfaces  and  sharply  detailed  design  elements.  Vibrant  mint 
luster  adds  to  the  terrific  eye  appeal.  Population:  61  in  67  (1  in 
67+)  Red,  15  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22BY,  PCGS#  2515 


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1264  191 9-D  MS66  Red  and  Brown  NGC.  A  lovely  Premium  Gem, 
this  piece  displays  deep  blue  and  violet  through  wide  interiors, 
though  original  copper-to-pink  hues  prevail  at  the  rims,  just 
enough  to  give  the  “Red”  side  its  due.  Well-defined  with  minimal 
carbon.  Census:  5  in  66  Red  and  Brown,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
22BZ,  PCGS#  2517 

1265  1920-D  MS65  Red  PCGS.  A  beautiful  brick-red  Gem  with  a 
hint  of  cherry  color  on  the  face  of  Lincoln.  The  strike  is  precise 
and  the  fields  are  unabraded.  Certified  in  an  old  green  label  holder. 
Population:  87  in  65  (1  in  65  +  )  Red,  7  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
22C4,  PCGS#  2527 

1266  1920-D  MS65  Red  NGC.  Sharply  detailed  on  the  obverse,  this 
delightful  Gem  shows  a  touch  of  softness  on  the  wheat  ears.  The 
original  red  surfaces  display  a  few  hints  of  light  brown  toning. 
Census:  20  in  65  Red,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22C4,  PCGS#  2527 

1267  1922  No  D  Strong  Reverse  XF40  PCGS.  CAC.  FS-401.  Die 

Pair  2.  The  lines  in  the  wheat  ears  are  bold,  as  is  TRUST  and 
the  final  2  in  the  date.  These  are  essential  characteristics  of  the 
coveted  Strong  Reverse  No  D.  Toned  medium  brown  with  a 
smooth  obverse  and  only  minor  reverse  marks. 

Ex:  Paul  J.  Seaton  Collection  (Heritage,  1/2012),  lot  4358,  which 
realized  $1 ,725.  NGC  ID#  22C9,  PCGS#  3285 

1268  1922  No  D  Strong  Reverse  XF40  PCGS.  CAC.  FS-401.  Die 

Pair  2.  TRUST  and  the  second  2  in  the  date  are  sharp,  as  are  the 
lines  in  the  wheat  ears.  A  medium  brown  representative  retains 
glimmers  of  luster  and  is  without  any  obvious  marks,  although  tiny 
abrasions  are  distributed.  NGC  ID#  22C9,  PCGS#  3285 

1269  1922  No  D  Strong  Reverse  XF45  PCGS.  FS-401.  Die  Pair  2. 
A  medium  brown  example  with  olive-green  undertones.  Devoid 
of  relevant  marks,  and  the  reverse  shows  only  light  to  moderate 
wear.  The  obverse  shows  lesser  sharpness,  characteristic  of  the  key 
variety. 

From  The  Paul  J.  Seaton  Collection.  NGC  ID#  22C9,  PCGS#  3285 


Key  1922  No  D  Cent 
Strong  Reverse,  AU53 


1270  1922  No  D  Strong  Reverse  AU53  PCGS.  FS-401.  Die  Pair  2. 
Blended  olive-green  and  tan-brown  toning  embraces  this  better 
grade  key  date  cent.  Graded  by  the  sharp  definition  on  the  wheat 
ears,  since  all  Die  Pair  2  examples  have  a  blurry  portrait  of  Lincoln, 
the  result  of  a  worn  and  lapped  obverse  die.  Smooth  aside  from 
slender  obverse  marks  at  1  o’clock  and  7:30.  NGC  ID#  22C9, 
PCGS#  3285 


1924  Cent,  MS66+  Red 


1271  1924  MS66+  Red  PCGS.  CAC.  Vibrant  peach-gold  color  and 
brilliant,  lustrous  surfaces  provide  this  high-end  Premium  Gem 
with  stunning  eye  appeal.  A  streak  of  silver  appears  at  portions  of 
PLURIBUS.  The  design  elements  are  well-defined  overall.  The 
surfaces  exhibit  as-made  areas  of  orange-peel  texture.  Population: 
68  in  66  (1  in  66+)  Red,  7  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22CC,  PCGS# 
2551 


1272  1925  MS67  Red  PCGS.  Blazing  original  red  surfaces  are  the 
calling  card  of  this  delightful  Superb  Gem.  The  design  elements 
are  sharply  detailed  and  the  slightly  granular  mint  luster  adds  to  the 
terrific  eye  appeal.  Population:  58  in  67  Red,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  22CF,  PCGS#  2560 

1273  1925-S  MS64  Red  and  Brown  PCGS.  CAC.  Streaks  of  steel-gray 
color  appear  on  the  wheat-gold  obverse,  while  the  reverse  exhibits 
faint  intermingled  iridescent  shades  of  red,  orange,  yellow,  green, 
and  violet.  An  elusive  S-mint  issue  in  high  grade,  with  only  7 
examples  having  been  awarded  higher  numeric  grades  by  PCGS 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  22CH,  PCGS#  2565 

1274  1926  MS67  Red  PCGS.  Sharply  detailed,  with  blazing  mint 
luster  and  original  orange-red  surfaces,  this  incredible  Superb 
Gem  is  among  the  finest  certified  examples  of  this  early  series  date. 
Population:  87  in  67  Red,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22CJ,  PCGS# 
2569 

1275  1926  MS67  Red  NGC.  This  is  a  splendid  Superb  Gem  Lincoln 
cent.  Scintillating  luster  and  lovely  red-gold  and  mint-green 
coloration  provide  a  pleasing  appearance.  The  surfaces  are 
beautifully  preserved  and  virtually  pristine.  Census:  24  in  67  Red,  0 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22CJ,  PCGS#  2569 

1276  1926-S  MS64  Brown  PCGS.  This  sharply  detailed  Choice 
example  displays  mostly  red  surfaces,  with  a  mix  of  light  brown 
patina  in  some  areas.  Strong  mint  luster  adds  to  the  considerable 
eye  appeal.  Population:  54  in  64  Brown,  4  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
22CL,  PCGS#  2573 

1277  1926-S  MS63  Red  and  Brown  PCGS.  CAC.  The  1926-S  is 
famous  as  the  rarest  Lincoln  cent  issue  in  MS65  Red.  The  present 
well  struck  Red  and  Brown  example  displays  considerable  sun-gold 
color  though  mellowing  to  tan  and  dark  gray  is  also  evident.  No 
marks  are  visible  except  on  the  O  in  OF.  NGC  ID#  22CL,  PCGS# 
2574 

1278  1926-S  MS64  Red  and  Brown  NGC.  The  low-mintage  1926-S 
is  famous  as  the  rarest  regular  issue  in  MS65  Red,  the  Lincoln  cent 
equivalent  of  the  1886-0  Morgan  dollar.  Intermingled  hues  of 
red,  orange,  yellow,  and  green  appear  on  this  near-Gem.  NGC  has 
awarded  higher  numeric  grades  to  only  29  examples  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  22CL,  PCGS#  2574 


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1927  Lincoln  Cent,  MS67  Red 
None  Certified  Finer 


1279  1927  MS67  Red  PCGS.  CAC.  A  set  of  Lincoln  cents  in  MS67 
Red  poses  a  major  challenge  to  the  collector,  who  may  wish  to 
consider  this  piece  to  represent  the  1927  Philadelphia  Mint  issue. 
Both  sides  are  sharply  struck  with  frosty  orange  luster  and  brilliant 
mint  surfaces.  Wisps  of  peripheral  gold  toning  enhance  the  eye 
appeal  of  this  Superb  Gem.  Population:  36  in  67  Red,  0  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  22CM,  PCGS#  2578 


1933  Cent,  MS67  Red 


Splendid  Carbon-Free  Example 


1282  1933  MS67  Red  PCGS.  The  fine-grained  surfaces  on  each  side  of 
this  remarkable  Superb  Gem  are  totally  unencumbered  by  any  sign 
of  carbon.  The  reverse  is  bright  orange-gold,  while  sunset  hues  visit 
parts  of  the  obverse,  well  within  the  Red  context.  The  1933 -PD 
issues  are  the  last  of  the  low-mintage  Lincoln  cent  strikes  that  form 
the  early  “short  set”  from  1909-1933.  NGC  ID#  22D7,  PCGS# 
2629 


1928  Lincoln  Cent,  MS67+  Red 
Never  Found  Finer 


1280  1928  MS67+  Red  PCGS.  CAC.  There  has  never  been  a  finer 
1928  Lincoln  cent  certified  at  PCGS  or  NGC.  This  delightful 
Superb  Gem  has  frosty  and  highly  lustrous  orange  mint  brilliance 
with  delicate  peripheral  gold  accents.  It  is  sharply  struck  and  highly 
appealing.  Population:  59  in  67  (1  in  67  +  )  Red,  0  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  22CR,  PCGS#  2587 


Red  Superb  Gem  1933  Cent 


1283  1933  MS67  Red  PCGS.  CAC.  A  fantastic  Superb  Gem,  this 
piece  displays  rich,  original  red  surfaces.  The  design  elements  are 
sharply  rendered  and  vibrant  mint  luster  is  evident  on  both  sides. 
As  expected,  the  surfaces  reveal  no  mentionable  distractions  and 
the  eye  appeal  is  terrific.  Only  minuscule  carbon  at  the  upper 
reverse  denies  perfection.  Population:  38  in  67  Red,  0  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  22D7,  PCGS#  2629 


1931-D  Lincoln  Cent,  MS66  Red 
An  Underrated  Issue 


1281  193 1-D  MS66  Red  PCGS.  CAC.  A  frosty  Premium  Gem,  this 
pinkish-orange  specimen  has  exceptional  design  definition.  The 
reverse  has  deeper  orange  luster.  A  highly  appealing  example  of 
an  underrated  date  that  is  overshadowed  by  the  higher  population 
193 1  -S  cent.  Population:  30  in  66  Red,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
22D3,  PCGS#  2617 


1934-D  Cent,  MS67  Red,  Top  Grade 


1284  1934-D  MS67  Red  PCGS.  The  1934'D  cent  is  fairly  available 
even  in  MS66  Red  grade,  but  the  MS67  Red  level  is  another  matter 
entirely.  This  piece  displays  medium  orange-red  surfaces  with  light 
green  accents,  and  a  loupe  reveals  some  scattered  grayish  flecks 
but  only  a  couple  of  minor  carbon  spots.  Contact  marks  are  minor. 
Population:  24  in  67  Red,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22DA,  PCGS# 
2638 


1285  1936  Doubled  Die  Obverse  Type  Two  MS64  Red  and  Brown 
PCGS.  CAC.  FS-102.  One  of  three  important  doubled  dies  for 
the  issue,  FS-102  has  strong  die  doubling  on  the  date.  LIBERTY 
and  TRUST  also  exhibit  doubling.  Crisply  struck  and  lustrous  with 
smooth  fields  and  minor  contact  on  the  portrait.  Toned  rich  apple - 
green  and  rose-red.  PCGS#  92649 


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1941  Cent,  MS66  Red,  FS-101 
Doubled  Die  Obverse 


1286  1941  Doubled  Die  Obverse  MS66  Red  PCGS.  CAC.  FS-101.  A 

desirable  doubled  die  variety  with  the  strongest  spread  on  the  4  in 
the  date  and  the  BER  in  LIBERTY.  Cherry  pickers  lists  three  DDO 
varieties  for  the  issue,  and  FS-101  is  intermediate  between  FS-102 
and  FS-103  in  terms  of  importance.  All  are  rare  and  unsurpassable 
in  the  present  lofty  grade.  Lustrous,  unabraded,  and  orange-gold 
aside  from  a  tiny  spot  west  of  the  C  in  CENT.  PCGS#  37780 


1947  Lincoln  Cent 
Appealing  MS67  Red  Example 


1291  1947  MS67  Red  PCGS.  Another  example  of  the  top-grade  1947 - 
P  cent  issue,  this  piece  in  MS67  Red  displays  ample  eye  appeal  over 
medium  orange  surfaces  that  show  a  few  flecks  visible  only  with  a 
loupe.  The  strike  is  decent  save  for  softness  at  LURI  on  the  reverse, 
and  a  small  prooflike  area  appears  on  the  lower  reverse  where  the 
prevailing  frosty  texture  is  absent.  Population:  16  in  67  Red,  0  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  22EN,  PCGS#  2752 


1287  1941  Doubled  Die  Obverse  MS64  Red  and  Brown  PCGS.  CAC. 
FS-102.  The  Cherrypickers’  Guide  lists  three  different  doubled  die 
obverse  varieties  for  1941,  but  FS-102  is  the  strongest  and  most 
valuable.  The  present  lustrous  and  virtually  unabraded  near-Gem  is 
jade-green  and  fire-red  with  spot-free  surfaces.  PCGS#  37782 

1288  1943-D  MS68  PCGS.  A  virtually  pristine  silver-white 
representative  of  this  single-year  type.  A  small  light  gray  spot  is 
on  the  T  in  CENT.  None  have  been  certified  finer  at  either  major 
service  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22000000,  PCGS#  2714 


Red  Superb  Gem  1947  Cent 
Fresh  Registry  Coin 


1289  1947  MS67  Red  PCGS.  With  just  15  examples  graded  MS67  Red 
by  PCGS  and  none  numerically  finer  (3/13),  this  1947  cent  will 
command  attention  from  Registry  collectors.  Copper-gold  surfaces 
tend  toward  apricot  on  the  obverse  and  straw  on  the  reverse,  both 
sides  fresh  and  slightly  frosted  without  meaningful  carbon.  NGC 
ID#  22EN,  PCGS#  2752 


1947  Lincoln  Cent,  MS67  Red 


1290  1947  MS67  Red  PCGS.  The  post-World  War  II  Lincoln  cents 
through  1958  are  just  beginning  to  gain  popularity  as  collectors 
learn  of  their  true  rarity  in  high  grades.  This  Superb  Gem  has  a  bold 
strike  with  fully  brilliant  and  frosty  orange  luster.  Population:  16  in 
67  Red,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22EN,  PCGS#  2752 


1947  Cent,  MS67  Red 
Sole  Finest  CAC  Example 


1292  1947  MS67  Red  PCGS.  CAC.  Despite  an  enormous  mintage 
exceeding  190  million  cents,  the  1947  Lincoln  is  seldom  seen  at 
the  MS67  Red  level,  as  the  emphasis  was  on  quantity  —  quality 
was  a  distant  second.  This  CAC-approved  Superb  Gem  Red  coin  is 
a  bright,  well-struck  burnt-orange  piece  with  stunning  eye  appeal, 
the  sole  finest  CAC  example  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22EN,  PCGS# 
2752 


1293  1948  MS66+  Red  PCGS.  CAC.  Few  1948  cents  have  achieved 
the  MS66+  grade  level  or  higher  from  PCGS.  Rich  color  appears 
on  both  sides  of  this  lustrous,  well-struck  high-end  Premium  Gem, 
creating  an  attractive  appearance.  A  small  streak  of  color  appears 
below  LIBERTY  and  extends  into  the  portrait.  As -made  horizontal 
die  striations  appear  on  the  reverse.  Population:  5  in  66+  Red,  7 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22ES,  PCGS#  2761 

1294  1955  Doubled  Die  Obverse  XF45  AN  ACS.  FS-101.  A  collector- 
grade  example  of  this  spectacular  mint  error.  Olive-green  overall 
with  rose-red  high  points.  No  marks  are  obtrusive  though  we  note 
a  small  spot  on  the  tip  of  the  nose.  Certified  in  an  ANA  cache 
holder.  NGC  ID#  22FG,  PCGS#  2825 

1295  1955  Doubled  Die  Obverse  —  Cleaned  —  ANACS.  AU50 
Details.  FS-101.  A  sea-green  and  tan-gold  example  of  this 
dramatic  and  famous  mint  error.  Mildly  luminous  from  a  wipe,  and 
a  spot  is  above  the  Y  in  LIBERTY.  Designated  on  the  ANACS 
insert  with  the  obsolete  Cherrypickers’  designation,  FS-021.8.  NGC 
ID#  22FG,  PCGS#  2825 

1296  1955  Doubled  Die  Obverse  —  Corroded,  Cleaned  —  ANACS. 
AU53  Details.  FS-101.  Incorrectly  designated  as  FS-101A  on  the 
ANACS  insert.  This  key  date  doubled  die  cent  displays  only  slight 
wear  on  Lincoln’s  jaw  and  cheekbone,  but  the  ruby-red,  peach, 
and  lime-green  toning  is  unnatural,  and  granularity  is  noted  above 
LIBERTY  and  on  Lincoln’s  shoulder. 

Ex:  Orlando  FUN  (Heritage,  1/2007) ,  lot  60531;  Milwaukee  Central 
States  (Heritage,  4/2010),  lot  290,  which  realized  $1,552.50.  NGC 
ID#  22FG,  PCGS#  2825 


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1297  1955  Doubled  Die  Obverse  AU53  PCGS.  FS-101.  A  charming 
chocolate-brown  collector’s  example  of  this  heralded  doubled  die 
variety.  Much  mint  gloss  is  present,  but  marks  are  nearly  absent. 
Minor  carbon  is  noted  and  the  cheekbone  shows  light  wear.  NGC 
ID#  22FG,  PCGS#  2825 

1298  1955  Doubled  Die  Obverse  AU55  PCGS.  FS-101.  The 

quintessential  doubled  die,  seen  here  as  a  scarcely  worn  chocolate- 
brown  piece  that  retains  all  but  the  highest  details.  A  lens  reveals 
occasional  small  marks. 

Ex:  Chicago  Central  States  (Heritage,  4/2011),  lot  4248,  which 
realized  $2,012.50.  NGC  ID#  22FG,  PCGS#  2825 

1299  1955  Doubled  Die  Obverse  AU55  PCGS.  FS-101.  A  lovely 
chocolate-brown  Choice  AU  cent  that  has  an  unmarked  appearance 
and  substantial  shimmering  luster.  The  jaw  and  cheekbone  display 
minimal  wear.  The  most  prominent  of  all  U.S.  doubled  dies. 

Ex:  The  Dustinn  (Dusty)  Lee  Gibson  Collection  (Heritage,  4/2011), 
lot  4247,  which  realized  $2,012.50.  NGC  ID#  22FG,  PCGS#  2825 

1300  1955  Doubled  Die  Obverse  AU58  NGC.  FS-101.  A  glossy  and 
minimally  abraded  medium-brown  representative  of  this  always- 
popular  mint  error,  considered  among  the  keys  to  a  complete 
Wheat  cent  collection. 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  9/201 1),  lot  3224,  which  realized 
$2,070.  NGC  ID#  22FG,  PCGS#  2825 

Pleasing  Near-Gem  Brown  1955  Cent 
Popular  Doubled  Die  Obverse 


1301  1955  Doubled  Die  Obverse  MS64  Brown  PCGS.  CAC.  A 

pleasing  near-Gem  representative,  this  coin  displays  small  areas  of 
attractive  toning,  particularly  on  the  obverse,  including  shades  of 
cherry-red,  violet,  and  several  hues  of  blue.  Not  surprisingly  given 
their  popularity,  counterfeits  exist.  All  of  the  genuine  examples 
exhibit  a  slight  misalignment  of  the  reverse.  Minor  surface  marks 
are  present.  PCGS  has  awarded  higher  numeric  grades  to  a  mere  7 
examples  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22FG,  PCGS#  2825 

1955-D  Lincoln  Cent,  MS67  Red 
Tied  for  Finest  Certified 


1302  1955-D  MS67  Red  PCGS.  CAC.  Both  sides  of  this  brilliant  and 
highly  lustrous  Superb  Gem  are  covered  in  myriad  die  polishing 
lines  that  create  a  satin  appearance.  The  pristine  surfaces  are  bright 
orange  with  considerable  pale  gold  toning.  Population:  12  in  67 
Red,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22FH,  PCGS#  2830 


Red  Superb  Gem  1957-D  Cent 


1304  195 7-D  MS67  Red  PCGS.  Salmon-pink  and  orange-red  shades 
dominate  the  fields  while  the  margins  and  portrait  are  olive- 
green.  The  fields  are  pristine  and  there  is  no  indication  of  carbon. 
The  high  points  of  Lincoln  retain  traces  of  the  planchet  surface. 
Population:  24  in  67  Red,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22FN,  PCGS# 
2845 


1305  1960-D  Small  Date  MS67  Red  PCGS.  A  magnificent  and  flawless 
orange-red  example.  Once  an  ardent  target  of  pocket  change 
searchers,  the  Small  Date  has  receded  in  significance  over  the  years, 
though  Red  Superb  Gems  are  undeniably  rare.  Population:  15  in  67 
Red,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22FX,  PCGS#  2869 

1306  1968  MS67  Red  PCGS.  The  original  red  surfaces  of  this 
magnificent  Superb  Gem  show  no  signs  of  contact  and  remain 
completely  untoned.  The  design  elements  are  well-detailed  and 
eye  appeal  is  outstanding.  Population:  16  in  67  Red,  0  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  22GC,  PCGS#  2905 

1307  1968-D  MS67  Red  PCGS.  The  rich  copper-peach  surfaces  are 
immensely  lustrous  on  this  Superb  Gem.  This  is  a  solidly  struck 
example  of  the  first  mintmark-restored  Denver  cent  issue.  A  small 
tick  appears  at  the  bottom  of  the  steps.  Population:  18  in  67  Red,  0 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22GD,  PCGS#  2908 


1968-S  Cent,  MS67+  Red  and  Brown 


1308  1968-S  MS67+  Red  and  Brown  PCGS.  Remarkable  bands  of 
cherry-red,  lemon-gold,  and  jade-green  endow  this  sharply  struck 
and  essentially  pristine  Superb  Gem.  The  1968-S  has  the  lowest 
mintage  of  any  business  strike  Memorial  reverse  issue.  Although  a 
number  of  Uncirculated  rolls  were  saved,  examples  that  match  the 
multicolor  eye  appeal  of  the  present  lot  are  virtually  unobtainable. 
NGC  ID#  22GE,  PCGS#  2909 

1309  1970-S  Large  Date  MS67  Red  PCGS.  While  the  Large  Date 
is  the  more  common  variant  of  the  1970-S  Lincoln  cent,  it  is 
nonetheless  a  condition  rarity  when  certified  at  the  MS67  Red 
level  and  there  are  no  MS68  Red  coins  in  the  combined  certified 
population  (3/13).  Pale  golden  surfaces  have  touches  of  apricot  that 
are  more  prominent  along  the  margins.  NGC  ID#  22GN,  PCGS# 
2939 


1303  1956-D  MS67  Red  PCGS.  This  magnificent  Superb  Gem  exhibits 
especially  vibrant  mint  luster  over  original  red  surfaces  that  are  free 
of  even  the  most  insignificant  distractions.  Population:  29  in  67 
Red,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22FL,  PCGS#  2839 


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Superb  Gem  Red  1972  Cent 
Doubled  Die  Obverse,  FS-101 


1310  1972  Doubled  Die  Obverse  MS67  Red  PCGS.  FS-101.  An 

orange-gold  Superb  Gem  whose  potent  luster,  intricate  strike,  and 
essentially  pristine  surfaces  confirm  the  lofty  third  party  grade.  All 
obverse  legends  exhibit  a  remarkable,  deeply  hubbed  spread.  Only 
the  1955  FS-101  features  more  prominent  obverse  die  doubling. 
Population:  19  in  67  Red,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22GU,  PCGS# 
2950 


Red  Superb  Gem  2010-D  Cent 
Single  Finest  PCGS-Certified 


1311  2010-D  MS67  Red  PCGS.  The  March  2013  PCGS  Population 
Report  states  that  717  examples  of  the  2010-D  have  been  certified, 
but  remarkably,  only  the  present  piece  attains  the  MS67  Red  level. 
That  makes  it  the  single  finest  certified  at  PCGS,  and  thus  a  prize 
for  the  Registry  Set  enthusiast.  Due  to  the  extraordinary  planchet 
quality,  we  suspect  it  originated  in  a  Mint  Set.  Lustrous  and  fully 
struck  with  seamless  gold  color  aside  from  a  minute  reverse  rim  spot 

at  4:30.  NGC  ID#  22KM,  PCGS#  416671 


PROOF  LINCOLN  CENTS 

1312  1909  PR65  Red  and  Brown  NGC.  CAC.  An  intriguingly  toned 
specimen  of  this  last  1909  proof  cent  edition.  Lemon-gold  left 
margins  yield  to  green  and  then  deep  umber  before  lightening  to 
orange  near  the  right  rim.  Census:  48  in  65  (1  in  65  +  )  Red  and 
Brown,  23  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22KS,  PCGS#  3304 

1909  Lincoln  Cent,  PR66  Red 
Wonderful  Color,  Boldly  Struck 


1313  1909  PR66  Red  PCGS.  CAC.  Intermingled  shades  of  orange, 
green,  and  yellow  provide  tremendous  eye  appeal  to  the  obverse 
of  this  example  in  particular.  The  design  elements  exhibit  bold 
definition,  further  enhancing  the  appearance.  This  is  a  truly 
wonderful  representative.  Population:  41  in  66  Red,  6  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  22KS,  PCGS#  3305 


1910  Lincoln  Cent 
PR66  Red  and  Brown 


1314  1910  PR66  Red  and  Brown  PCGS.  CAC.  The  satiny  matte 
surfaces  of  this  Premium  Gem  proof  cent  are  deep  orange  with 
vibrant  blue  and  violet  toning.  All  of  the  design  motifs  are  boldly 
and  fully  defined.  An  exceptional  example  for  the  advanced 
collector,  with  few  finer  pieces  recorded  in  the  PCGS  Population 
Report.  That  service  has  certified  27  examples  in  PR66  Red  and 
Brown  or  finer,  and  26  others  in  PR66  Red  or  finer.  Population:  23 
in  66  (1  in  66+)  Red  and  Brown,  4  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22KT, 
PCGS#  3307 


1315  1936  Type  Two — Brilliant  Finish  PR65  Red  PCGS.  A  sharply 
detailed  Gem  from  the  first  proof  mintage  since  1916,  this  coin 
displays  original  orange-red  surfaces  and  deeply  mirrored  fields 
with  outstanding  eye  appeal.  PCGS  has  graded  35  numerically  finer 
examples  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22L3,  PCGS#  3335 

1937  Cent,  PR66  Red  Cameo 
Rare  Contrasted  Proof 


1316  1937  PR66  Red  Cameo  PCGS.  While  PCGS  has  certified  1,400 
Red  proof  1937  cents,  only  25  of  those  submissions  have  also 
received  the  Cameo  designation.  Cameo  proofs  were  rarely  minted 
from  1936  to  1942,  and  few  pieces  are  known  today.  This  amazing 
Premium  Gem  has  brilliant  orange  mint  color  with  satin  devices 
on  deeply  mirrored  fields.  Population:  5  in  66  (1  in  66+)  Cameo,  2 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22L4,  PCGS#  83338 


Impressive  1950  Lincoln  Cent  PR66  Red  Deep  Cameo 


1317  1950  PR66  Red  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Dazzling  orange-red  and  lilac 
surfaces  display  excellent  depth  of  mirrored  brilliance  and  possess  a 
degree  of  contrast  on  each  side  that  is  most  unusual  for  this  initial 
post-War  Lincoln  Cent  proof.  An  impeccably  preserved  Deep 
Cameo  that  would  certainly  be  a  prized  acquisition  for  the  Lincoln 
Cent  specialist.  Population:  12  in  66  Deep  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13). 
Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  6/2005),  lot  5288,  which  realized 
$9,775. 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  22LA,  PCGS#  93359 


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1318  1951  PR67  Red  Cameo  PCGS.  Orange-red  on  the  obverse  border 
and  most  of  the  reverse,  although  straw-gold  and  ice-blue  are  also 
present.  This  needle-sharp  Superb  Gem  seems  flawless  save  for  a 
mint-made  lintmark  above  the  L  in  LIBERTY  and  a  minuscule 
fleck  or  two  behind  Lincoln’s  suit.  Population:  10  in  67  Cameo,  1 
finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  1/2010),  lot  394. 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  22LB,  PCGS#  83362 

1319  1952  PR68  Red  PCGS.  Exquisitely  detailed  and  flashy  with 
carefully  preserved  copper-gold  surfaces  that  exhibit  undercurrents 
of  orange.  Though  contrast  is  minimal,  with  the  eye  appeal  of  this 
coin,  that  can  hardly  be  rated  as  a  fault.  Population:  5  in  68  Red,  0 
finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Houston  Signature  (Heritage,  12/2008),  lot  507. 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  22LC,  PCGS#  3365 


Superb  Gem  Red  Cameo  1952  Lincoln  Cent 
Conditionally  Elusive 


1320  1952  PR67  Red  Cameo  PCGS.  The  golden-orange  portrait 
contrasts  beautifully  against  the  highly  reflective,  rich  pumpkin- 
gold  fields.  Small  splashes  of  fuchsia,  purple,  and  denim-blue 
appear  at  the  outer  edges.  A  small  streak  of  ice -blue  appears  on  the 
obverse  near  bottom  center  and  a  small  toning  spot  is  present  near 
Lincoln’s  shoulder.  Only  81,980  proof  Lincoln  cents  were  minted 
in  1952.  Population:  23  in  67  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  22LC,  PCGS#  83365 

1321  1953  PR67  Red  Cameo  PCGS.  Shimmering  canary-gold  surfaces, 
boldly  defined  design  elements,  and  appreciable  cameo  contrast 
provide  this  Superb  Gem  with  tremendous  eye  appeal.  Population: 
39  in  67  (2  in  67+)  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22LD,  PCGS# 
83368 

1322  1954  PR69  Red  NGC.  This  is  a  beautifully  preserved,  lustrous, 
well-struck  example  with  tremendous  eye  appeal.  A  few  minuscule 
spots  of  color  are  present.  Census:  41  in  69  Red,  0  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  22LE,  PCGS#  3371 


1954  Cent,  PR68  Red  Cameo 


1323  1954  PR68  Red  Cameo  PCGS.  The  unfathomable  depths  of 
the  mirrored  fields  offer  outstanding  contrast  with  devices,  and 
an  orange-on-black  appearance  develops  when  the  observer 
views  the  coin  from  a  direct  overhead  angle.  Well-preserved,  rich 
golden-orange  surfaces  reveal  occasional  pale  cherry-red  overtones. 
Population:  9  in  68  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  22LE,  PCGS#  83371 


1955  Cent,  PR68  Red  Deep  Cameo 


1324  1955  PR68  Red  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Although  a  large  number 
of  proof  1955  cents  were  struck,  378,200  specimens,  they  are 
seldom  found  at  the  grade  level  of  this  example.  Rich  copper-gold 
surfaces  offer  glassy  reflectivity  through  the  entirety  of  the  fields 
on  the  exactingly  struck  devices  of  this  piece.  Only  a  couple  of 
pinpoint  flecks  preclude  numismatic  perfection.  Population:  5  in 
68  Deep  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  22LF,  PCGS#  93374 

1325  1956  PR67  Red  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Splendid  fiery-orange 
surfaces  show  intense  contrast  and  well-struck  surfaces  that  are 
nearly  free  of  all  but  the  most  microscopic  flecks.  More  elusive  in 
Deep  Cameo  at  this  grade  than  might  be  thought.  Population:  37 
in  67  Deep  Cameo,  6  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  22LG,  PCGS#  93377 

1326  1957  PR68  Red  Cameo  PCGS.  Blazing  red  surfaces  are  pristine 
and  well-contrasted  even  if  a  tad  short  of  Deep  Cameo.  A  great, 
top-notch  example  of  this  elusive  issue.  Population:  15  in  68 
Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  22LH,  PCGS#  83380 

1327  1958  PR67  Red  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  The  deeply  mirrored 
surfaces  display  original  orange-red  color  and  contrast  boldly  with 
the  sharply  detailed  frosty  design  elements.  Visual  appeal  is  terrific. 
Population:  26  in  67  Deep  Cameo,  4  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  22LJ,  PCGS#  93383 

1328  1958  PR68  Red  Ultra  Cameo  NGC.  A  razor-sharp  peach-gold 
specimen.  The  devices  are  luminous,  and  the  fields  are  flawless  and 
deeply  mirrored.  Housed  in  a  former  generation  holder.  Census:  5 
in  68  Ultra  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  22LJ,  PCGS#  93383 

1329  1959  PR68  Red  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Stark  contrast  is  the 
product  of  bright  sunset-orange  color  against  jet-black  fields  and 
frosty  devices.  A  nice  coin  for  the  grade.  Population:  34  in  68  Deep 
Cameo,  3  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  22LK,  PCGS#  93386 


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TWO  CENT  PIECES 


1960  Large  Date  Lincoln  Cent 
PR69  Red  Deep  Cameo 


1330  1960  Large  Date  PR69  Red  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  This  orange- 
red  PR69  Deep  Cameo  Lincoln  exhibits  extremely  flashy,  deeply 
mirrored  fields  that  highlight  the  heavily  frosted  devices.  The 
sharply^ struck  piece  displays  bold  details.  The  surfaces  reveal  only  a 
few  tiny  flecks.  It  has  been  over  nine  years  since  we  last  offered  this 
coin  at  auction,  with  only  one  additional  coin  having  received  the 
PR69  Deep  Cameo  grade  from  PCGS  during  that  time  period,  with 
the  total  now  standing  at  10,  with  0  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  FUN  Bullet  Sale  (Heritage,  1/2004),  lot  30403,  which  realized 
$2,012.50. 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  22LM,  PCGS#  93389 

1331  1960  Small  Date  PR68  Red  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  A  pristine 
golden-orange  specimen  with  dramatic  cameo  contrast.  The 
Small  Date  is  more  elusive  and  more  prized  than  its  Large  Date 
counterpart  in  both  business  strike  and  proof  formats.  Population: 
36  in  68  Deep  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  9/2004) ,  lot  5640,  which  realized 
$3,105. 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  22LL,  PCGS#  93392 

1332  1962  PR69  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Deep  orange-gold  tones  reflect 
from  glass  smooth  surfaces  that  contain  nearly  bottomless  depths 
and  provide  the  perfect  backdrop  for  flawless,  frosty  devices. 
Population:  34  in  69  Deep  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  John  Troy  #1  PCGS  Registry  Set  Collection  (Heritage,  1/2004) ,  lot 
4943.  *  _  '  ^ 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  22LP,  PCGS#  93398 

1990-S  No  S  Lincoln  Cent,  PR67  Red  Cameo 
Rare  and  Desirable  Error 


1333  1990-S  No  S  PR67  Red  Cameo  NGC.  FS-101.  The  1990  No  S 
cent  is  exceedingly  rare.  An  omission  error  was  made  during  the 
die  preparation  and  a  number  of  coins  were  produced  and  shipped 
before  the  error  was  caught.  The  number  of  surviving  examples  is 
unknown,  with  estimates  generally  ranging  from  100  to  250,  though 
very  few  have  passed  through  the  halls  of  the  grading  services  in  the 
intervening  two  plus  decades.  This  pleasing  representative  displays 
bright  color  and  appreciable  contrast  between  the  reflective  fields 
and  frosted  devices.  PCGS#  83506 


Small  Motto  1864  Two  Cent 
MS64  Red  and  Brown 


1334  1864  Small  Motto  MS64  Red  and  Brown  NGC.  CAC.  FS-401. 

The  briefly  coined  Small  Motto  subtype  is  very  scarce  in  quality 
Uncirculated  grades.  The  present  near-Gem  has  a  brick-red  obverse 
and  an  orange-gold  and  fire-red  reverse  margin.  The  central  reverse 
displays  jade-green.  Fully  struck  and  lustrous  with  exemplary 
surfaces.  NGC  ID#  22N8,  PCGS#  3580 


1864  Two  Cent  Piece,  MS65  Red 
Small  Motto 


1335  1864  Small  Motto  MS65  Red  NGC.  FS-401.  The  Small  Motto 
is  one  of  the  three  keys  to  the  business  strike  two  cent  piece,  along 
with  the  low  mintage  1872  and  the  1867  Doubled  Die  Obverse. 
Most  Small  Motto  pieces  are  circulated,  but  here  is  a  formidable 
orange-gold  Gem  with  booming  luster  and  minimal  contact  or 
carbon.  Housed  in  a  former  generation  holder.  Census:  18  in  65 
Red,  8  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22N8,  PCGS#  3581 

1864  Two  Cent  Piece,  MS66  Red 
Large  Motto  Subtype 


1336  1864  Large  Motto  MS66  Red  PCGS.  An  orange-gold  and  olive- 
green  high  grade  first  year  type  coin.  A  blush  of  rose-red  outlines 
the  left  side  of  the  wreath.  Lustrous  and  fully  struck  with  virtually 
mark-free  surfaces  and  only  infrequent  minor  carbon.  Certified  in  a 
green  label  holder.  Population:  47  in  66  Red,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  22N9,  PCGS#  3578 

1337  1865  MS65  Red  PCGS.  Fancy  5.  This  well  struck  chestnut-gold 
Gem  has  no  visible  marks  though  tan  freckles  are  present  near  3 
o’clock  on  the  obverse  and  2  o’clock  on  the  reverse.  Encased  in  a 
green  label  holder.  NGC  ID#  22NA,  PCGS#  3584 


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1338  1866  MS66  Red  and  Brown  NGC.  The  surfaces  of  this  sharply 
detailed  Premium  Gem  exhibit  a  pleasing  mix  of  original  red,  light 
brown,  and  lilac  color,  with  ample  mint  luster  and  eye  appeal. 
Census:  11  in  66  Red  and  Brown,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  274R, 
PCGS#  3589 


1867  Doubled  Die  Two  Cent  Piece 
Scarce  Uncirculated  Example,  MS62  Brown 


1339  1867  Doubled  Die  MS62  Brown  PCGS.  FS-101.  There  are 
actually  two  Doubled  Die  Obverse  two  cent  pieces  from  this  year. 
Not  only  is  this  the  strongest  doubling  of  the  year,  it  is  also  the 
strongest  doubling  in  the  series.  The  Rotated  Hub  Doubling  is 
most  apparent  on  the  motto  IN  GOD  WE  TRUST.  Few  examples 
are  known  in  Uncirculated  grades.  This  is  a  weakly  struck  example 
with  significant  but  mellowed  areas  of  red  interspersed  with  brown. 
Population:  3  in  62  Brown,  8  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  3594 


1872  Two  Cent  Piece,  AU58 
Unquestioned  Circulation  Strike 


1340  1872  AU58  PCGS.  Only  64,000  circulation  strikes  were  produced 
for  the  1872  two  cent  piece,  and  attractive  upper-end  AU  pieces 
such  as  this  one  are  difficult  to  locate.  This  piece  is  identifiable 
as  a  business  strike  by  the  die  cracks  on  the  lower  reverse.  The 
brown  surfaces  show  just  the  slightest  mixture  of  blue  and  red, 
only  evident  though  when  closely  examined.  The  strike  details  are 
strong  throughout.  NGC  ID#  22NG,  PCGS#  3612 


Low  Mintage  1872  Two  Cent,  MS63 
FS-101,  Doubled  Die  Obverse 


1341  1872  MS63  Brown  NGC.  FS-101.  TRUST  is  die  doubled  north. 
Mintages  of  two  cent  pieces  dropped  steadily  throughout  the  series 
and  declined  precipitously  by  1872,  when  just  64,000  commercial 
strikes  were  coined.  Rich,  lustrous  surfaces  and  attractive  toning  in 
intermingled  shades  of  cherry,  lime-green,  and  orange,  along  with 
a  few  small  splashes  of  turquoise  provide  tremendous  eye  appeal. 
Census:  6  in  63  Brown,  20  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22NG,  PCGS# 
3612 


1872  Two  Cent,  MS65  Red  and  Brown 
Low  Business- Strike  Mintage 


1342  1872  MS65  Red  and  Brown  NGC.  CAC.  FS-101.  TRUST  is 
die  doubled  north.  The  variety  is  unlisted  on  the  NGC  insert,  but 
likely  constitutes  much  of  the  low  business  strike  mintage  of  65,000 
pieces.  This  well  struck  and  flashy  Gem  is  mostly  butter-gold 
though  raised  areas  are  brown.  Devoid  of  contact  with  scattered 
minute  obverse  flecks.  NGC  ID#  22NG,  PCGS#  3613 


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1864  Large  Motto  Two  Cent 
Red  and  Brown  Gem  Proof 


1343  1864  Large  Motto  PR65  Red  and  Brown  NGC.  CAC.  Though 
the  Large  Motto  1864  is  the  most  common  business  date,  it 
ranks  among  the  rarest  proof  issues.  The  actual  production  was 
undoubtedly  greater  than  the  traditional  mintage  of  100  pieces,  but 
NGC  has  certified  a  total  of  just  128  pieces  over  the  years.  Well 
struck  and  flashy  with  slightly  mellowed  orange-red  and  olive-gold 
surfaces.  Minute  carbon  is  scattered.  Housed  in  a  prior  generation 
holder.  NGC  ID#  274T,  PCGS#  3622 


Gem  Proof  1865  Two  Cent  Piece 
Attractive  Red  Cameo  Example 


1344  1865  PR65  Red  Cameo  PCGS.  Plain  5.  A  few  carbon  specks  with 
a  single  small  spot  near  the  date  limit  the  grade  of  this  brilliant 
Gem  Cameo  proof.  The  obverse  is  mellow  orange-gold  while  the 
reverse  is  richer  orange.  The  strike  is  bold  and  the  eye  appeal  is 
exceptional.  Population:  5  in  65  Cameo,  2  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
83629 


1345  1871  PR65  Red  and  Brown  NGC.  The  obverse  is  mostly  sun- 
gold  and  the  reverse  is  rich  orange-gold,  with  variegated  lilac  also 
present,  especially  on  the  reverse.  Fully  struck  and  mark-free  with 
no  evidence  of  carbon.  TRUST  and  the  right  arrow  are  clearly 
die  doubled,  as  seen  on  all  proofs  of  this  date.  NGC  ID#  22NH, 
PCGS#  3646 


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1346  1871  PR65  Red  and  Brown  NGC.  Fire-red,  lemon-gold,  and 
aquamarine  endow  this  fully  struck  and  coruscating  Gem.  The  eye 
appeal  is  exceptional  for  the  designated  grade.  TRUST  is  nicely  die 
doubled,  as  invariably  seen  on  the  proof  issue  of  960  pieces.  NGC 
ID#  22NH,  PCGS#  3646 


High  Grade  1872  Two  Cent 
PR66  Red  and  Brown 


1347  1872  PR66  Red  and  Brown  PCGS.  Cherry-red,  lilac,  and  peach- 
gold  alternate  across  this  sharply  struck,  flashy,  and  immaculate 
specimen.  Since  just  65,000  business  strikes  were  issued  and 
Uncirculated  pieces  are  rare,  many  collectors  select  a  proof  to 
represent  the  date.  Encapsulated  in  a  green  label  holder.  NGC  ID# 
2752,  PCGS#  3649 


1873  Two  Cent  Piece,  Closed  3,  PR63  Brown 
Last  Date  of  Denomination 


1348  1873  Closed  3  PR63  Brown  NGC.  Two  cent  pieces  were  only 
produced  in  proof  format  in  1873,  and  the  original  mintage  can  be 
distinguished  from  the  later  restrikes  by  the  Closed  3  in  the  date. 
This  Select  example  exhibits  brown  surfaces  revealing  hints  of 
golden-brown,  yellow-green,  plum,  and  violet.  A  few  spots  appear, 
with  one  on  the  reverse  accompanied  by  a  few  faint  marks.  Census: 
17  in  63  Brown,  45  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2753,  PCGS#  3651 


Proof-Only  1873  Open  3  Two  Cent,  PR66  Brown 


1349  1873  Open  3  PR66  Brown  NGC.  CAC.  The  proof-only  1873 
two  cent  piece  comes  in  two  varieties,  the  Close  3  and  Open  3. 
The  Open  3  is  scarcer,  and  has  a  mintage  of  just  500  pieces.  Both 
sides  are  bathed  in  rich  intermingled  shades  of  sea-green,  honey- 
gold,  and  orange-red.  The  surfaces  exhibit  appealing  luster.  Minor 
incompleteness  of  strike  is  noticed,  including  at  WE.  Census:  6  in 
66  Brown,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2754,  PCGS#  3654 


Open  3  1873  Two  Cent,  PR63  Red 


1350  1873  Open  3  PR63  Red  PCGS.  The  Open  3  1873  two  cent 
pieces  are  technically  restrikes,  though  both  the  Closed  and  Open 
3  variants  are  collected  as  part  of  the  series  and  have  similar  prices. 
This  wonderful  Open  3  example  exhibits  pleasing  golden-tan  color 
and  a  handful  of  light  flecks,  mostly  visible  only  under  a  loupe. 
Population:  4  in  63  Red,  16  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2754,  PCGS# 
3656 


THREE  CENT  SILVER 

1351  1851  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  A  lovely  Premium  Gem,  this  piece 
displays  gold,  faint  blue,  and  silver  shades.  The  obverse  includes 
a  speckled  patina  of  gray-green.  Roller  marks,  as-made,  cross  the 
lower  left  portion  of  the  star.  Only  13  examples  have  received 
higher  numeric  grades  from  PCGS  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22YX, 
PCGS#  3664 

1352  1854  MS65  PCGS.  An  attractive  Gem  specimen,  with  well- 
detailed  design  elements  and  vibrant  mint  luster,  this  coin  shows 
pleasing  champagne-gold  patina  with  extensive  clash  marks  on 
both  sides.  Population:  47  in  65  (1  in  65  +  ),  9  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  22Z3,  PCGS#  3670 

1353  1856  MS64  PCGS.  This  well-detailed  Choice  specimen  shows  a 
touch  of  softness  on  the  peripheries  and  some  minor  clash  marks 
on  the  central  reverse.  Satiny  mint  luster  shines  through  a  patina 
of  lavender  and  champagne-gold  toning.  Population:  90  in  64  (3  in 
64+),  26  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22Z5,  PCGS#  3672 

1354  1858  MS65  PCGS.  This  delightful  Gem  exhibits  sharply  detailed 
design  elements  and  vibrant  mint  luster  under  shades  of  violet, 
gold,  and  amber  toning  .Population:  54  in  65  (2  in  65  + ),  42  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  22Z7,  PCGS#  3674 

1355  1858  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  Attractive  mottled  tan,  orange, 
and  russet  toning  appears  at  the  centers,  while  the  outer  edges 
include  bright  shades  of  blue-green,  pink,  and  violet.  Pronounced 
clashmarks  are  present  on  both  sides  of  this  Gem  struck  from 
slightly  rotated  dies.  Population:  54  in  65  (2  in  65  + ),  42  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  22Z7,  PCGS#  3674 


1858  Three  Cent  Silver,  MS66 
Elusive,  Last  Type  Two  Issue 


1356  1858  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  An  attractively  toned  Premium  Gem 
with  light,  icy  toning  that  includes  hues  of  emerald-green,  mint- 
green,  copper-brown,  and  red.  This  is  a  very  pleasing  representative 
of  the  scarce  Type  Two  three  cent  silver  coinage.  Minor  clash 
marks  appear  on  the  reverse.  Population:  31  in  66,  11  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  22Z7,  PCGS#  3674 


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Premium  Gem  1858  Three  Cent  Silver 
Attractively  Toned 


1357  1858  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  A  pleasing  array  of  colors  appears  on 
both  sides  of  this  lovely  Premium  Gem,  ranging  from  gold,  sky-blue, 
lemon-yellow,  red,  steel-gray,  fuchsia,  to  violet,  with  some  of  the 
shades  being  iridescent.  The  design  elements  are  well-defined.  The 
piece  was  struck  from  slightly  rotated  dies.  Population:  3 1  in  66,  1 1 

finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22Z7,  PCGS#  3674 


1858  Three  Cent  Silver,  MS66 
Bold  Clash  Marks 


1358  1858  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  This  is  an  interesting  example  of 
the  scarce  Type  Two  three  cent  silver  coinage,  showing  bold 
clash  marks  on  both  sides.  This  piece  also  shows  a  small  planchet 
lamination  to  the  right  of  the  date,  as  made.  Pinkish-gold  patina 
predominates,  and  the  strike  is  better  than  normal  for  this  strike- 
challenged  issue.  Population:  31  in  66,  11  finer  (2/13). 

From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  NGC  ID#  22Z7,  PCGS#  3674 

Premium  Gem  1858  Three  Cent  Silver 
Pretty  Two-Toned  Surfaces 


1359  1858  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Pink,  powder-gray,  and  slate-blue  all 
compete  for  territory  on  the  obverse  of  this  pretty  Premium  Gem 
1858  three  cent  silver,  a  nice  Type  Two  circulation  strike.  The 
reverse  is  largely  pinkish  and  olive.  Both  sides  share  common  traits, 
an  absence  of  notable  marks  and  excellent  eye  appeal.  Light  clash 
marks  appear  on  each  side  but  are  more  prominent  on  the  reverse. 
Population:  31  in  66,  11  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22Z7,  PCGS# 
3674 


1360  1859  MS65  NGC.  This  impressive  Gem  specimen  offers  well- 
detailed  design  elements  and  vibrant  mint  luster  under  pleasing 
shades  of  champagne-gold  toning.  Census:  38  in  65,  17  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  22Z8,  PCGS#  3677 

1361  1859  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  An  impressive  Gem  with  swirling  luster 
and  subtle  toning  that  includes  hues  of  champagne-gold,  russet, 
olive,  and  aquamarine.  Population:  26  in  65,  15  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  22Z8,  PCGS#  3677 


Superb  Gem  1862/1  Trime 
Popular  Civil  War  Overdate 


1362  1862/1  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  FS-301.  The  undertype  1  is  clearly 
visible  below  the  2  in  the  date,  identifying  this  popular  variety.  The 
die  was  probably  overdated  on  purpose,  rather  than  by  error.  This 
spectacular  Superb  Gem  is  well-detailed,  with  dramatic  clash  marks 
on  both  sides.  The  mostly  brilliant  surfaces  display  vibrant  mint 
luster  with  outstanding  eye  appeal.  Population:  14  in  67,  0  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  22ZC,  PCGS#  3681 

1363  1862  MS66  PCGS.  A  well-detailed  Premium  Gem  from  the 
height  of  the  Civil  War  era,  this  coin  displays  vibrant  satiny  mint 
luster  under  shades  of  lavender,  gold,  and  gray  patina.  PCGS  has 
graded  11  numerically  finer  coins  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22ZB,  PCGS# 
3680 

1863  Three  Cent  Silver,  MS66 
Advanced  Die  State 


1364  1863  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  The  odd  denomination  increases  the 
cache  of  this  gorgeous  Premium  Gem.  The  rarity  of  the  mid-Civil 
War  issue  also  enhances  its  importance.  This  piece  has  reflective 
fields  beneath  gorgeous  gold  and  iridescent  toning  with  exceptional 
eye  appeal.  The  obverse  has  minor  die  bulges  and  the  reverse  has 
clash  marks,  further  enhance  the  desirability  of  this  specimen. 
Population:  17  in  66,  2  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22ZD,  PCGS#  3682 


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Heavily  Clashed  1865  Trime,  MS67 
Only  One  Finer  Coin  at  NGC 


1365  1865  MS67  NGC.  Dramatic  clash  marks  show  on  both  sides 
of  this  remarkable  Superb  Gem.  The  design  elements  are  well- 
detailed  and  the  surfaces  are  partially  prooflike,  with  delicate 
shades  of  gold  and  lavender  patina.  Eye  appeal  is  terrific.  From  a 
business-strike  mintage  of  just  8,000  pieces.  Census:  3  in  67,  1  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  22ZF,  PCGS#  3685 


1366  1868  MS63  NGC.  This  colorful  Select  example  includes  hues 
of  salmon,  fuchsia,  blue-green,  and  gold.  A  number  of  surface 
marks  are  present.  Census:  3  in  63,  15  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22ZJ, 
PCGS#  3688 

1367  1869  MS61  NGC.  Peach-gold  and  ice-blue  shades  visit  the 
moderately  prooflike  and  crisply  struck  surfaces  of  this  low  mintage 
example.  Fuster  is  especially  prominent  at  the  borders.  For  the 
1869,  proofs  are  much  more  available  than  their  business  strike 
counterparts.  NGC  ID#  22ZK,  PCGS#  3689 

1368  1870  MS64  NGC.  Scattered  areas  of  golden-brown  color  appear 
on  both  sides  of  this  near-Gem.  The  piece  displays  a  minor 
incompleteness  of  strike.  Census:  30  in  64,  15  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  22ZF,  PCGS#  3691 

PROOF  THREE  CENT  SILVER 


1858  Three  Cent  Silver,  PR64 
Popular  Type  Two  Date 


1369  1858  PR64  PCGS.  The  1858  proof  silver  three  cent  piece  boasts 
a  low  mintage  of  300  pieces  (or  less  by  some  estimates)  and  is 
very  popular  with  collectors.  This  near-Gem  displays  semibright 
light  gray  surfaces.  Tiny  toning  spots  are  present,  primarily  on  the 
reverse.  Population:  35  in  64,  32  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27C5, 
PCGS#  3705 


1370  1859  PR64  NGC.  A  nicely  struck  near-Gem,  this  brilliant  piece 
exhibits  reflective  surfaces.  A  small  spot  appears  near  the  base  of 
the  third  I  in  III.  Census:  40  in  64,  32  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27C6, 
PCGS#  3708 

1371  1861  PR64  Cameo  NGC.  Both  sides  of  this  near-Gem  remain 
brilliant  overall,  with  small  areas  of  golden-brown  and  dark 
toning  present  at  portions  of  the  extreme  obverse  rim.  The  design 
elements  display  a  strong  degree  of  detail.  Census:  3  in  64  Cameo,  3 
finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  83710 


1372  1862  PR65  PCGS.  CAC.  Faint  toning,  in  shades  of  jade-green, 
straw-gold,  and  orange,  appear  on  this  Gem  example,  one  of  only 
550  proofs  struck.  Population:  14  in  65,  15  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
27C9,  PCGS#  3711 


1862  Three  Cent  Silver,  PR66+ 


1373  1862  PR66+  PCGS.  CAC.  Although  both  sides  of  this  well- 
struck,  high-end  Premium  Gem  display  attractive  toning,  the 
appearance  of  the  obverse  is  particularly  appealing.  The  colors 
include  hues  of  teal,  mint-green,  russet,  and  golden-orange.  The 
reverse  primarily  displays  numerous  shades  of  green  and  blue-green 
along  with  red-brown.  Population:  15  in  66  (2  in  66+),  0  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  27C9,  PCGS#  3711 


Rare  1863/2  Three  Cent  Silver,  PR64 


1374  1863/2  PR64  PCGS.  Breen-2944.  This  elusive  proof-only  variety 
is  designated  in  the  2013  Guide  Book  as  a  “so-called  3  over  2.” 
Breen  (1988)  was  more  definitive  regarding  overdate  status,  and 
the  slender  diagonal  line  within  the  loop  of  the  3  does  resemble  the 
slant  of  a  2.  Minor  strike  doubling  on  the  date  further  complicates 
matters.  Fully  struck  and  nicely  mirrored  with  rich  blue-green, 
orange-red,  and  lavender  toning.  Population:  10  in  64,  7  finer 
(2/13).  NGC  ID#  22ZP,  PCGS#  3713 

1375  1863  PR65  NGC.  Intermingled  shades  of  silver,  sea-green,  honey- 
brown,  orange,  red,  and  russet  cover  much  of  the  obverse.  The 
reverse  primarily  reveals  shades  of  green  and  orange-tan.  This  is  a 
well-struck  example.  Census:  21  in  65  (1  in  65  + ),  21  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  22ZP,  PCGS#  3712 

1376  1864  PR64  NGC.  Areas  of  rose,  russet,  and  green  toning  appear 
on  this  near-Gem  example  that  retains  a  primarily  bright,  reflective 
appearance.  The  design  elements  display  an  attractive  degree  of 
detail.  Census:  63  in  64,  62  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27CA,  PCGS# 
3714 

1377  1865  PR64  PCGS.  The  obverse  of  this  near-Gem  displays  areas 
of  toning,  primarily  at  the  outer  edges,  which  includes  numerous 
shades  of  green  along  with  golden-brown.  Scattered  shades  of 
copper-orange,  aquamarine,  red,  and  lemon-yellow  appear  on  the 
reverse.  Population:  60  in  64,  43  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27CB, 
PCGS#  3715 


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Toned  Premium  Gem  Proof  1865  Three  Cent  Silver 
No  Finer  PCGS-Graded  Examples 


1378  1865  PR66  PCGS.  CAC.  Surviving  Premium  Gem  proof 
specimens  are  rare,  with  only  500  proof  trimes  minted  in  1865. 
This  lovely  well-struck  example  exhibits  many  of  the  attractive 
colors  frequently  encountered,  including  light  emerald-green, 
electric-blue,  and  fiery-orange,  with  the  majority  of  the  colors 
confined  to  the  obverse.  Population:  17  in  66,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  27CB,  PCGS#  3715 

1379  1866  PR64  NGC.  The  toning  on  both  sides  of  this  piece  creates 
an  attractive  appearance.  Jade-green  and  golden-orange  colors 
are  present  and  the  pattern  is  interesting  when  viewed  under 
magnification.  The  upper  right  arm  of  the  star  reveals  an  as-made 
strikethrough.  Several  minuscule  spots  are  present.  Census:  60  in 
64,  48  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27CC,  PCGS#  3716 

1380  1866  PR64  Cameo  NGC.  Deeply  reflective  fields  and  lightly 
frosted  devices  provide  this  near-Gem  with  a  lovely  appearance. 
Areas  of  copper,  fuchsia,  and  dark  electric-blue  toning  appear  at 
the  outer  portions  of  both  sides  while  the  centers  remain  largely 
brilliant.  As-made  lintmarks  appear  on  both  sides.  Census:  16  in  64 
Cameo,  18  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  83716 


Superb  Gem  Proof  1866  Trime 
Tied  for  Finest  Cameo  at  PCGS 


1381  1866  PR67  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  From  a  meager  mintage  of  725 
pieces,  this  magnificent  Superb  Gem  displays  sharply  detailed  frosty 
design  elements  that  contrast  boldly  with  the  gleaming  reflective 
fields.  Attractive  shades  of  gold,  violet,  and  amber  toning  do  not 
reduce  the  cameo  effect.  Population:  3  in  67  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 
PCGS#  83716 


1382  1867  PR64  Cameo  NGC.  Stone-white  save  for  a  glimpse  of 
golden  patina  along  the  right  obverse  margin.  Flashy  and  well 
struck  with  obvious  cameo  contrast.  From  a  mintage  of  just  625 
pieces.  Census:  7  in  64  Cameo,  22  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  83717 

1383  1870  PR64  PCGS.  CAC.  The  central  devices  remain  largely  free 
of  patina  and  display  a  pleasing  degree  of  brilliant  luster.  Rings  of 
lovely  colors  frame  the  obverse  center  in  particular  and  include 
shades  of  golden-orange,  russet,  teal,  icy-aquamarine,  green,  and 
plum.  Population:  89  in  64  (1  in  64+),  57  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
27CF,  PCGS# 3721 


Patinated  PR66  1870  Three  Cent  Silver 


1384  1870  PR66  PCGS  Secure.  Attractive  shades  of  golden-brown 
and  cerulean-blue  patina  enliven  the  reflective  surfaces  on  the 
obverse  of  this  sharply  detailed  Premium  Gem  example.  The  colors 
are  also  present  on  the  richly  mirrored  reverse,  but  in  smaller 
concentrations.  This  is  a  lovely  representative.  Population:  26  in 
66  (3  in  66+),  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27CF,  PCGS#  3721 


1385  1871  PR64  NGC.  Splashes  of  violet  and  faint  gray  toning  appear 
on  this  lovely  near-Gem  example  exhibiting  strongly  detailed 
design  elements.  A  number  of  as-made  strikethroughs  are  present 
on  the  reverse,  primarily  at  the  outer  edges.  Census:  60  in  64,  57 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27CG,  PCGS#  3722 


Superb  Gem  Proof  1871  Three  Cent  Silver 
None  Finer  at  Either  Service 


1386  1871  PR67  PCGS.  CAC.  The  obverse  of  this  well-struck  piece  in 
particular  displays  tremendous  eye  appeal  due  to  the  concentrations 
of  rich  toning.  The  shield  at  center  is  primarily  deep  orange  and  is 
accented  by  the  star,  which  includes  shades  of  orange,  red,  hot- 
pink,  and  several  hues  of  green-blue.  The  periphery  is  light  gold 
overall  with  small  splashes  of  color.  The  reverse  reveals  toning  as 
well,  but  with  fewer  colors  in  small  concentrations.  Population:  6 
in  67,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27CG,  PCGS#  3722 


1387  1872  PR65  PCGS.  Rich  sea-green,  copper,  and  champagne 
colors  adorn  both  sides  of  this  well-struck  Gem  retaining  reflective 
surfaces.  The  last  three  cent  silver  issue  struck  both  as  a  business 
strike  and  proof,  the  1872  saw  nearly  equal  mintages  between  the 
two  at  1,000  “circulating”  coins  to  950  proof  specimens.  Population: 
43  in  65  (4  in  65+),  20  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27CH,  PCGS#  3723 

1388  1872  PR65  NGC.  This  attractive  Gem  representative  remains 
primarily  brilliant,  with  a  few  subtle  hints  of  toning  appearing.  A 
few  as-made  die  lines  and  lintmarks  are  present.  Census:  41  in  65  (1 
in  65+),  27  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27CH,  PCGS#  3723 

1389  1873  PR63  NGC.  Light  golden-orange  color  appears  on  this  well- 
struck  Select  example.  Wispy  hairlines  appear  in  the  obverse  field. 
NGC  ID#  27CJ,  PCGS#  3724 


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1390  1873  PR64  NGC.  Intricately  struck  and  nicely  mirrored  with 
variegated  autumn-gold  and  sky-blue  patination.  A  proof-only  date 
with  a  small  mintage  of  600  pieces,  which  is  280  pieces  fewer  than 
the  1895  silver  dollar  that  trades  for  vastly  higher  prices. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  27CJ,  PCGS# 
3724 

1391  1873  PR64  NGC.  Aquamarine,  rose,  and  gold  toning  dominates 
this  moderately  mirrored  and  precisely  impressed  proof-only  near- 
Gem.  The  Act  of  February  12,  1873,  sometimes  referred  to  as  The 
Crime  of  ‘73,  removed  legal  tender  status  for  the  three  cent  silver. 
From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  27CJ,  PCGS# 
3724 

1392  1873  PR64  NGC.  A  blanket  of  blended  olive-green  and  stone- 
gray  toning  embraces  undisturbed  surfaces.  A  boldly  struck  and 
nicely  mirrored  Choice  proof-only  representative.  A  good  selection 
of  this  scarce  date  is  in  the  present  auction. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  27CJ,  PCGS# 
3724 

1393  1873  PR64  NGC.  From  a  limited  proof  mintage  of  just  600  pieces, 
this  near-Gem  displays  muted  shades  of  kelly-green,  olive-green, 
orange,  cherry-red,  yellow,  and  teal. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  27CJ,  PCGS# 
3724 

THREE  CENT  NICKELS 

1394  1871  MS66+  NGC.  CAC.  Sharply  detailed  in  most  areas,  this 
high-end  Premium  Gem  shows  a  touch  of  softness  on  LIBERTY. 
The  virtually  pristine  surfaces  display  vibrant  mint  luster  with 
outstanding  eye  appeal.  NGC  ID#  22NN,  PCGS#  3737 

1395  1872  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Vibrant  mint  luster  and  well-detailed 
design  elements  are  the  outstanding  visual  attributes  of  this 
dynamic  Premium  Gem.  The  surfaces  are  virtually  pristine  with 
light  nickel-gray  patina.  Population:  13  in  66,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  2757,  PCGS# 3738 


1873  Three  Cent  Nickel,  MS66 
Closed  3 


1396  1873  Closed  3  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Light  caramel-gold  and  olive- 
gray  embraces  this  lustrous  and  mark-free  Premium  Gem.  The 
strike  is  exacting  apart  from  minor  blending  on  the  curls  at  the  base 
of  the  bust.  An  underappreciated  issue  in  Uncirculated  grades,  and 
a  rarity  at  the  MS66  level.  Encased  in  an  old  green  label  holder. 
Population:  10  in  66,  0  finer  (2/13). 

From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  NGC  ID#  2758,  PCGS#  3739 


1873  Three  Cent  Nickel,  MS66 
None  Finer  at  PCGS 


1397  1873  Closed  3  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Pastel  rose-red  and  forest- 
green  toning  adorns  this  satiny  and  mark-free  Premium  Gem. 
The  strike  is  above  average  despite  minor  incompleteness  on  the 
denominational  columns.  Struck  from  moderately  clashed  dies. 
Population:  10  in  66,  0  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  FUN  Signature  Auction  (Heritage,  1/2006),  lot  1093,  realized  $ 
3,737.50.  NGC  ID#  2758,  PCGS#  3739 


1398  1875  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  FS-301.  This  Premium  Gem  is  bright 
and  lustrous.  This  is  an  example  of  the  misplaced  date  variety, 
with  a  portion  of  what  appears  to  be  a  1  protruding  from  the  lower 
portion  of  Liberty’s  neck.  The  piece  displays  a  bold  strike  overall, 
with  softness  noted  at  portions  of  the  wreath.  The  surfaces  are 
virtually  pristine,  with  a  small  strikethrough  present  to  the  lower 
right  of  the  F  in  OF.  Population:  18  in  66,  2  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
22NS,  PCGS#  3743 

1399  1876  MS65  NGC.  An  attractive  Gem  specimen  with  vibrant 
mint  luster  and  sharply  detailed  design  elements,  this  coin  possesses 
outstanding  eye  appeal.  Census:  16  in  65  (1  in  65+) ,  4  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  275 A,  PCGS#  3744 


Near-Gem  1883  Three  Cent  Nickel 
Mint  State  Rarity 


1400  1883  MS64  PCGS.  The  production  of  circulation  strike  three 
cent  nickels  declined  to  4,000  pieces  in  1883.  Representing  a 
difficult  date  in  the  three-cent  nickel  series,  this  near-Gem  piece 
displays  cream-gray  color  overall,  with  hints  of  darker  gray  patina. 
The  reverse  exhibits  small  die-cracks  at  12  o’clock,  3  o’clock,  and 
8  o’clock.  Population:  10  in  64,  8  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  275E, 
PCGS#  3751 


1401  1888  MS67  NGC.  Vibrant  luster  sweeps  the  medium  golden-gray 
surfaces  of  this  spectacular  Superb  Gem.  The  strike  is  surprisingly 
sharp,  though  the  reverse  dentils  slope  toward  the  field.  High  grade 
1888  business  strikes  are  scarcer  than  their  proof  counterparts. 
Census:  14  in  67,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  275H,  PCGS#  3757 

1402 


1888  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  A  well-detailed  Superb  Gem  from  a 
mintage  of  36,500  pieces,  this  coin  exhibits  vibrant  mint  luster  and 
terrific  eye  appeal.  No  mentionable  signs  of  contact  are  evident. 
Population:  36  in  67,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  275H,  PCGS#  3757 


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PROOF  THREE  CENT  NICKELS 


First- Year  1865  Three  Cent  Nickel 
PR66  Cameo,  Breen  2-B,  Doubled  65 


1403  1865  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Breen  2-B.  A  popular  issue 
with  first-year  type  collectors,  the  1865  three  cent  nickels  saw  an 
estimated  proof  mintage  of  500-plus  pieces,  if  one  goes  by  the  Guide 
Book's  educated  guess.  The  date  was  first  punched  too  far  left,  then 
effaced  except  for  top  portions  of  the  65.  This  is  a  pinkish-gray 
example  with  much  eye  appeal,  sharply  struck  and  well-contrasted. 
Population:  32  in  66  (2  in  66+)  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
83761 


1404  1866  PR65  NGC.  Satiny  and  well  struck  with  even  straw-gold 
toning.  Lapping  has  removed  portions  of  the  wreath  ribbon,  as 
made.  Proof  dates  from  early  in  the  series  are  invariably  scarcer 
than  those  from  the  waning  years  of  the  denomination. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  275L,  PCGS# 
3762 

1405  1866  PR65  NGC.  Areas  of  champagne  toning  are  present  on 
both  sides  of  this  Gem,  with  the  reflectivity  of  the  fields  more 
pronounced  on  the  reverse.  The  piece  includes  several  as-made 
features,  including  a  broadstrike  near  the  base  of  Liberty’s  portrait. 
Census:  61  in  65,  18  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  275L,  PCGS#  3762 

1406  1868  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  The  design  elements  of  this 
spectacular  Premium  Gem  are  sharply  detailed,  with  frosty  texture 
that  contrasts  dramatically  with  the  pristine  reflective  surfaces. 
Population:  15  in  66  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  83764 

1868  Nickel  Three  Cent,  PR66  Deep  Cameo 
Heavy  Date,  Repunched  1 


1407  1868  PR66  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Heavy  Date.  The  Deep  Cameo 
designation  is  well-deserved  on  this  Premium  Gem  silver-white 
proof  with  a  light  gold  accent.  The  base  of  the  1  in  the  date  is 
repunched,  the  date  is  high  in  the  field,  and  the  OF  and  last  A 
show  extra  outlines.  A  couple  of  minor  strikethroughs  show  on 
Liberty’s  cheek  and  lower  hair.  Population:  4  in  66  Deep  Cameo,  0 
finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  93764 

1408  1869  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  The  sharply  detailed  and 
richly  frosted  design  elements  of  this  spectacular  Premium  Gem 
contrast  dramatically  with  the  mirrored  fields.  Attractive  shades  of 
champagne-gold  toning  blanket  both  sides.  Population:  10  in  66  (1 
in  66+)  Cameo,  3  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  83765 

1409 


1875  Three  Cent  Nickel,  PR66  Cameo 
Among  the  Finest  Certified 


1410  1875  PR66  Cameo  NGC.  only  700  or  so  proof  three  cent  nickels 
were  struck  in  1875,  and  few  have  survived  with  the  well-preserved 
cameo  surfaces  of  the  present  coin.  The  design  elements  of  this 
impressive  Premium  Gem  are  well-detailed,  with  just  a  touch  of 
softness  on  the  ribbon  ends,  and  the  frosty  devices  contrast  boldly 
with  the  reflective  surfaces.  Census:  5  in  66  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 
PCGS#  83771 


1411  1876  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  The  sharply  detailed  design 
elements  of  this  impressive  Premium  Gem  display  rich  mint  frost 
that  contrasts  dramatically  with  the  reflective  fields.  Population:  13 
in  66  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  83772 


Premium  Gem  Proof  1876  Three  Cent  Nickel 


Rare  Ultra  Cameo  Specimen 


1412  1876  PR66  Ultra  Cameo  NGC.  CAC.  This  piece  is  sharply 
detailed  in  most  areas,  but  excessive  die  polishing  has  resulted  in 
areas  of  incomplete  detail  on  some  leaves  in  the  wreath.  The  1876 
three  cent  nickel  is  seldom  encountered  with  cameo  contrast,  but 
this  spectacular  Premium  Gem  shows  profound  contrast  between 
the  frosty  devices  and  the  deeply  mirrored  fields.  Eye  appeal  is 
exceptional.  Census:  8  in  66  Ultra  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
93772 


1413  1877  PR63  NGC.  The  variegated  stone-gray  and  lime-green 
toning  is  consistent  across  both  sides.  Satiny  and  unabraded  with  an 
intricate  strike.  Rarest  of  the  three  proof-only  dates  of  the  series. 
From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  275X,  PCGS# 
3773 


1875  PR66  PCGS.  FS-301.  An  errant  1  from  a  mispunched 
date  protrudes  from  Liberty’s  neck  on  this  example.  This  lovely 
Premium  Gem  remains  primarily  brilliant,  with  subtle  hints  of 
green,  blue,  and  orange  color  present.  Numerous  as-made  lintmarks 
appear,  primarily  on  the  portrait.  NGC  ID#  22NV,  PCGS#  3771 


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1877  Three-Cent  Nickel,  PR65 
Rarest  Proof-Only  Date 


1414  1877  PR65  PCGS.  The  1877  is  the  earliest  and  rarest  of  the  three 
proof-only  dates  in  the  three  cent  nickel  series,  with  a  mintage  of 
only  900  pieces.  This  is  an  attractive,  well-struck,  lightly  toned 
Gem  example.  A  few  small,  light  spots  appear  on  the  obverse. 
PCGS  has  awarded  higher  numeric  grades  to  57  examples  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  275X,  PCGS#  3773 

1877  Three  Cent  Nickel,  PR66+ 

Finest  Ultra  Cameo  Specimen  at  NGC 


1415  1877  PR66+  Ultra  Cameo  NGC.  The  three  cent  nickel  was 
produced  exclusively  in  proof  format  in  1877,  with  a  small  mintage 
of  just  900  pieces.  This  high-end  Premium  Gem  exhibits  sharply 
detailed  design  elements  with  deeply  reflective  fields  that  contrast 
profoundly  with  the  frosty  devices.  Eye  appeal  is  incredible.  Census: 
1  in  66  (1  in  66+)  Ultra  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  93773 

1416  1878  PR65  NGC.  Light  caramel-gold  toning  visits  both  sides  of 
this  well-struck  Gem  example.  The  surfaces  of  this  pleasing  piece 
are  virtually  pristine,  with  a  few  minor  strikethroughs  present. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  275Y,  PCGS# 
3774 

1417  1878  PR67  NGC.  CAC.  Light  caramel-gold  toning  visits  this 
fully  struck,  coruscating,  and  immaculate  Superb  Gem.  The  portrait 
and  wreath  exhibit  perceptible  contrast.  A  popular  proof-only  date. 
Housed  in  a  prior  generation  holder.  Census:  18  in  67,  0  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  275Y,  PCGS#  3774 


1878  Three  Cent  Nickel,  PR67  Cameo 
Key  Proof-Only  Issue 


1418  1878  PR67  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  The  last  8  in  the  date  shows 
both  loops  frosted,  as  usual  for  this  proof-only  issue  of  2,350 
pieces.  It  is  one,  along  with  the  1877  and  1886,  of  the  proof-only 
keys  to  the  series.  This  is  a  stunning,  crisply  struck  silver-white 
piece  that  lacks  even  the  faintest  distraction.  This  example  is 
essentially  unimprovable,  both  judging  from  the  obvious  aesthetic 
considerations  and  the  certified  population  data.  Population:  1 7  in 
67  (1  in  67  +  )  Cameo,  1  finer  (2/13). 

From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  PCGS#  83774 


1419  1881  PR67  PCGS.  CAC.  Iridescent  autumn-gold  and  gunmetal- 
blue  toning  endows  this  well  struck  Superb  Gem.  A  lustrous  and 
immaculate  type  specimen.  Housed  in  an  old  green  label  holder. 

NGC  ID#  2763,  PCGS#  3777 

1882  Three  Cent  Nickel,  PR68 
Tied  for  Finest  Certified 


1420  1882  PR68  NGC.  This  low-mintage  issue  is  generally  only 
available  in  proof  format,  as  only  22,200  business  strikes  were 
produced.  This  is  one  of  the  finest  examples  known  and  is  tied  with 
11  other  pieces  certified  by  NGC  and  PCGS  at  the  PR68  level. 
The  brightly  mirrored  fields  radiate  through  the  multicolored  jade- 
green,  ice-blue,  and  rose  toning.  Census:  4  in  68,  0  finer  (2/13). 
NGC  ID#  2764,  PCGS#  3778 

1421  1882  PR67  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  The  richly  frosted  design 
elements  of  this  spectacular  Superb  Gem  contrast  starkly  with 
the  reflective  fields,  creating  an  attractive  cameo  effect.  No 
mentionable  Surface  flaws  are  present  and  eye  appeal  is  outstanding. 
Population:  63  in  67  (5  in  67  +  )  Cameo,  5  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
83778 

1422  1882  PR67  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  This  spectacular  Superb  Gem 
displays  delightful  cameo  contrast  between  the  frosty  design 
elements  and  the  deeply  mirrored  fields.  Population:  63  in  67  (5  in 
67+)  Cameo,  5  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  83778 

1423  1883  PR67  PCGS.  CAC.  Small  areas  of  light  gold  toning  appear 
on  this  well-struck  Superb  Gem  example.  A  few  minuscule  dark 
spots  are  present,  primarily  on  the  obverse.  The  large  proof  mintage 
of  6,609  three  cent  nickels  in  1883  actually  outnumbered  the 
business-strike  production  of  just  4,000  examples.  Population:  64  in 
67,  4  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2765,  PCGS#  3779 

1424  1884  PR67  PCGS.  CAC.  Shades  of  sea-green,  olive-gold,  rose- 
red,  and  lilac-gray  encompass  this  original  and  beautiful  specimen. 
A  pristine,  fully  struck,  and  coruscating  Superb  Gem.  Encapsulated 
in  an  old  green  label  holder.  Population:  40  in  67,  1  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  2766,  PCGS#  3780 


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1425  1884  PR66  Ultra  Cameo  NGC.  A  generous  proof  mintage 
of  3,942  three  cent  nickels  was  struck  in  1884,  to  accompany 
an  extremely  low  business-strike  total  of  1,700  examples.  This 
well-detailed  Premium  Gem  shows  the  effects  of  die  polishing  in 
some  areas,  like  the  ribbon  bow,  but  the  devices  are  richly  frosted, 
providing  profound  contrast  with  the  reflective  fields.  Census:  2  in 
66  Ultra  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  93780 

1426  1887/6  PR66+  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  FS-302.  Designated  as  a 
“strong  overdate”  by  PCGS.  Portions  of  the  underdigit  6  are  clear 
beneath  the  flag  of  the  7.  Fully  struck,  brilliant,  pristine,  and  flashy. 
The  portrait  and  wreath  are  frosty.  Population:  32  in  66  (2  in  66+) 
Cameo,  4  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  83784 

1427  1889  PR67  PCGS.  Blushes  of  tan-gold  toning  adorn  the  centers 
of  this  final-year  Superb  Gem.  The  strike  is  intricate  except  for  the 
denticles.  Only  microscopic  carbon  denies  perfection.  Population: 
50  in  67,  1  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Summer  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  7/2007) ,  lot  283.  NGC  ID# 
22NW,  PCGS#  3786 

SHIELD  NICKELS 


1866  Rays  Nickel,  MS66 
Late  Die  State 


1428  1866  Rays  MS66  PCGS.  This  lovely  Premium  Gem  first-year 
Shield  nickel  exhibits  bold  design  definition  throughout,  with 
lustrous  light  gray  surfaces  and  splashes  of  delicate  champagne 
toning.  Struck  from  shattered  and  eroded  dies  that  enhances  its 
numismatic  collector  appeal.  Population:  30  in  66,  0  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  22NX,  PCGS#  3790 


1871  Shield  Nickel,  MS65  ★  Prooflike 


1429  1871  MS65  ★  Prooflike  NGC.  A  better  date  in  the  Shield  nickel 
series,  the  1871  was  issued  to  the  extent  of  only  561,000  pieces.  The 
silver-blue  surfaces  display  exceptional  field-device  contrast,  with 
excellent  field  reflectivity  and  frosty  devices,  with  no  trace  of  toning. 
Peripheral  minute  mint-made  strikethroughs  are  present.  This  is  the 
only  example  graded  MS65  ★  Prooflike,  with  none  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  9/2006) ,  Lot  771,  which  realized 
$2,990.  NGC  ID#  22P5,  PCGS#  3798 


Elusive  1875  Shield  Nickel,  MS66 
Late  Obverse  Die  State 


1430  1875  MS66  PCGS.  The  1875  Shield  nickel  is  one  of  the  better 
dates  within  the  series,  an  elusive  issue  in  high  grades.  This 
Premium  Gem  boasts  superlative  preservation  over  golden-gray 
surfaces  that  show  lambent  but  thorough  luster.  Adding  to  the 
appeal  is  the  interesting,  extremely  late  obverse  die  state,  showing 
numerous  peripheral  cracks  and  bulging  and  buckling  in  the  top- 
shield  area.  Population:  10  in  66,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22PA, 
PCGS#  3804 


1882  Shield  Nickel,  MS67 
Frosty  and  Well- Struck 


1431  1882  MS67  PCGS.  The  1882  Shield  nickel  was  the  next-to- 
last  issue  in  the  series,  as  the  1883s  were  a  transition  year,  Shield 
to  Liberty  Head.  Despite  the  mintage  of  nearly  12  million  1882 
Shields,  this  Superb  Gem  is  one  of  only  six  such  at  PCGS,  and 
none  are  finer  (3/13).  The  pinkish-gray  surfaces  boast  excellent 
preservation  and  are  uniformly  well-struck,  lustrous,  and  frosty.  A 
small  planchet  indent  appears  on  the  reverse  between  stars  4  and  5. 
Population:  6  in  67,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22PC,  PCGS#  3812 


Superb  Gem  1882  Nickel 
No  Numerically  Finer  Examples  at  Either  Service 


1432  1882  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  A  rare  survivor  at  this  level  of 
preservation  despite  an  issue  of  more  than  1 1  million  pieces,  this 
Superb  Gem  exhibits  tremendous  eye  appeal.  Hints  of  steel-blue, 
golden-brown,  and  light  green  appear  on  the  lustrous  well-struck 
surfaces.  Population:  6  in  67,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22PC, 
PCGS#  3812 


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PROOF  SHIELD  NICKELS 


Scarce  1866  Rays  PR65  Cameo  Five  Cent 


1433  1866  Rays  PR65  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  The  first  year  of  the  issue 
that  would  bring  the  term  “nickel”  to  its  modern  meaning  of  “five 
cent  piece,”  the  1866  Rays  is  a  two-year  type  along  with  the  1867 
Rays,  the  latter  far  rarer  in  proof  format.  This  lovely  Gem  1866 
Rays  boasts  lovely  surfaces  with  nice  contrast.  Population:  29  in  65 
Cameo,  28  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  83817 

First- Year  1866  Shield  Nickel,  PR66 
Bold  Cameo  Example 


1434  1866  Rays  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  Gold-green  patina  drapes  the 
generously  reflective  fields  on  this  first-year  Shield  nickel  proof. 
Frost  on  the  exactingly  struck  devices  is  light  but  distinct.  As  a 
Cameo  coin  this  initial  issue  is  a  condition  rarity  at  the  PR66  level 
and  extremely  so  any  finer,  with  just  three  PR67  Cameo  or  better 
coins  recognized  by  PCGS  (3/13).  PCGS#  83817 

1435  1868  PR67  Cameo  NGC.  The  1868  proof  nickel  is  ranked  as 
second  scarcest  in  the  series,  with  only  600  proofs  struck.  This  is 
a  lovely  example  that  displays  deeply  mirrored  fields,  contrasting 
frosted  devices,  and  faint  traces  of  blue  and  rose  color  on  each  side. 
Census:  3  in  67  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  83822 

1869  Shield  Nickel,  PR66  Cameo 
Only  One  Finer  PCGS  Specimen 


1436  1869  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  A  trace  of  repunching  is  noted 
within  the  date  elements  of  this  Premium  Gem  Cameo  proof.  Both 
sides  are  fully  brilliant  and  untoned  with  deeply  mirrored  fields 
that  enhance  the  satiny,  lustrous,  and  sharply  defined  design  motifs. 
Population:  14  in  66  (2  in  66+)  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
83823 


Premium  Gem  Proof  1870  Shield  Nickel 


1437  1870  PR66  PCGS.  Delicate  green-gold  tints  at  the  margins  fade 
into  pale  blue  on  wide  interiors.  The  reflectivity  is  watery  and 
there  is  even  a  bit  of  a  swirl  to  the  luster  in  places,  but  the  boldness 
of  the  reverse  stars  makes  this  coin’s  proof  status  unmistakable. 
Population:  7  in  66,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  276L,  PCGS#  3824 

1871  Five  Cent,  PR66  Cameo 
Bold  Obverse  Reflectivity 


1438  1871  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  The  obverse  gleams  nickel- 
white,  while  the  reverse  shows  a  modest  golden  overtone  that 
is  most  visible  in  the  center.  Crisply  impressed  and  carefully 
preserved,  a  combination  seldom  seen  on  this  underrated  earlier 
Shield  nickel  issue.  Population:  15  in  66  (2  in  66+)  Cameo,  0  finer 
(3/13).  PCGS#  83825 

1439  1872  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  The  design  elements  of  this  impressive 
Premium  Gem  are  sharply  detailed  and  frosty,  creating  noticeable 
cameo  contrast  with  the  reflective  fields.  Hints  of  champagne-gold 
toning  enhance  the  considerable  eye  appeal.  Population:  26  in  66 
(1  in  66+)  Cameo,  2  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  83826 

1440  1872  PR66+  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  This  boldly  detailed  Shield 
nickel  displays  excellent  contrast  between  the  fields  and  devices.  A 
few  tiny  toning  spots  are  present  along  with  as-made  strikethroughs. 
A  couple  of  nicks  on  the  surface  of  the  plastic  holder  are  reflected 
in  the  images.  Population:  26  in  66  (1  in  66  +  )  Cameo,  2  finer 
(3/13).  PCGS#  83826 

1441  1873  Closed  3  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Both  sides  of  this 
virtually  untoned  Premium  Gem  display  attractive  eye  appeal,  with 
well-struck  design  elements  and  pleasing  luster.  The  1  in  the  date 
is  repunched.  Population:  19  in  66  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
83827 

1442  1873  Closed  3  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Virtually  untoned 
with  lightly  frosted  devices  and  brilliant  fields  that  combine  for 
a  great  cameo  effect,  this  coin  displays  tremendous  eye  appeal. 
Population:  19  in  66  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  83827 

1443  1874  PR66+  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Both  sides  of  this  high-end 
Premium  Gem  display  tremendous  eye  appeal.  Appreciable  contrast 
is  evident  on  each  side  of  this  brilliant  piece.  Several  as-made  die 
lines  are  present.  Population:  14  in  66  (1  in  66+)  Cameo,  2  finer 
(3/13).  PCGS#  83828 


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1876  Nickel,  PR65  Ultra  Cameo 
Popular  Centennial  Issue 


1444  1876  PR65  Ultra  Cameo  NGC.  A  minuscule  planchet  lamination 
appears  in  the  reverse  field  of  this  lovely  Gem  Cameo  proof 
centennial  nickel.  Both  sides  have  lustrous  nickel-gray  devices  over 
deeply  mirrored  fields  that  create  exceptional  contrast.  Census:  3  in 
65  (1  in  65+)  Ultra  Cameo,  7  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  93830 


1877  Shield  Nickel,  PR67  Cameo 
Key  Date 


1445  1877  PR67  Cameo  NGC.  In  the  years  between  1876  and  1882, 
dates  when  the  Philadelphia  Mint  produced  multiple  millions 
of  Shield  nickels,  the  denomination  was  utterly  neglected.  Total 
business  strike  mintages  for  the  intervening  five  years  were  in  the 
low  six  figures,  with  the  first  two  years,  1877  and  1878,  contributing 
nothing  at  all  to  the  total. 

This  is  a  Superb  Gem  Cameo  proof  representative  of  the  former 
issue,  which  has  the  lower  proof-only  mintage  of  the  two.  Pale 
nickel-white  surfaces  are  moderately  contrasted  on  each  side  with  a 
few  small  dots  of  greenish-gold  border  toning  at  the  lower  obverse. 
Laminations  are  present  at  the  lower  left  obverse  border.  Census:  4 
in  67  Cameo,  1  in  67  ★  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Central  States  Signature  (Heritage,  4/2011);  New  York  Signature 
(Heritage,  1 2/201 1 ) .  PCGS#  8383 1 


1446  1878  PR66  NGC.  This  Premium  Gem  proof  is  a  lovely 
representative  of  the  proof-only  1878  Shield  nickel.  The  design 
motifs  are  sharply  impressed  and  the  surfaces  exhibit  satiny  luster 
with  reflective  fields.  Most  surviving  examples  of  this  issue  have 
a  similar  appearance,  reminiscent  of  business  strikes  despite  their 
proof-only  status.  Only  22  examples  have  been  awarded  higher 
grades  by  NGC  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  276V,  PCGS#  3832 

1447  1878  PR66  PCGS.  Lime-green  borders  frame  the  almond-gold 
fields  and  motifs  of  this  proof-only  Shield  nickel.  Fully  struck  and 
satiny  with  original  eye  appeal.  Encapsulated  in  a  first  generation 
holder.  NGC  ID#  276V,  PCGS#  3832 

1448  1881  PR67  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Excellent  contrast,  particularly 
on  the  obverse  where  the  frost  draping  the  devices  is  more  generous. 
The  faintest  hint  of  blue  color  visits  the  gleaming  fields.  Population: 
13  in  67  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  83836 

1449  1882  PR65  Ultra  Cameo  NGC.  Uncommonly  reflective  with 
extraordinary  frost,  an  Ultra  Cameo  combination  in  NGC’s  eyes. 
This  Gem  has  gauzy  pale  gray  toning  with  a  few  patches,  as  off  the 
left  olive  branch  on  the  obverse.  PCGS#  93837 


1450  1883  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  A  well-contrasted  Premium 
Gem  example  of  the  final  proof  Shield  nickel  issue.  Faint  touches 
of  blue  and  gold  toning  visit  the  obverse,  while  the  reverse  shows 
the  latter  color  more  overtly.  Population:  57  in  66  (2  in  66  +  ) 
Cameo,  8  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  83838 

LIBERTY  NICKELS 


1883  Liberty  Nickel,  MS67 
No  CENTS  Reverse 


1451  1883  No  Cents  MS67  PCGS  Secure.  CAC.  Lovely  wheat  color 
with  hints  of  blue  provides  this  Superb  Gem  example  with  pleasing 
eye  appeal.  The  design  elements  exhibit  strong  detail  and  the 
surfaces  are  virtually  pristine  on  both  sides.  Several  wispy  die  cracks 
appear  on  the  obverse.  Population:  16  in  67,  0  finer  (3/13 ). 

From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  NGC  ID#  2772,  PCGS#  3841 

1452  1883  With  Cents  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  A  frosty  and  carefully 
preserved  example  of  the  first  With  Cents  Liberty  nickel  issue.  The 
portrait  is  well-defined,  though  more  typical  softness  is  noted  on 
the  obverse  stars  and  the  lower  wreath.  Population:  55  in  66  (2  in 
66+),  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22PH,  PCGS#  3844 


1884  Liberty  Nickel,  MS66 
Ex:  Palace  Collection 


1453  1884  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Ex:  Palace  Collection.  The  holder 
pedigrees  this  piece  and  a  few  other  Liberty  nickels  in  the  present 
sale  to  the  “Palace  Collection”  although  we  know  little  about  that 
specific  collection,  or  whether  it  has  any  relationship  to  King  Farouk. 
If  it  is  from  Farouk,  it  would  have  been  lot  1695  in  the  February 
1954  sale  of  that  collection.  That  same  lot  also  contained  the 
Farouk-Norweb-Smithsonian  specimen  of  the  1913  Liberty  nickel. 

This  Premium  Gem  exhibits  satiny  nickel-gray  luster  with 
lovely  rose,  gold,  and  pale  blue  toning.  The  strike  is  bold  and  nearly 
complete  with  most  of  the  corn  kernels  visible  at  the  lower  left  part 
of  the  wreath.  Population:  25  in  66  (3  in  66+),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  22PJ,  PCGS#  3845 


1454  1885  XF40  PCGS.  CAC.  A  Choice  XF  example  of  the  perennially 
popular  key  to  the  Liberty  nickels,  this  1885  displays  overall  even 
wear  and  color,  providing  a  pleasing  appearance.  NGC  ID#  2773, 
PCGS#  3846 


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1885  Liberty  Nickel,  MS66 
Only  Two  Finer  at  PCGS 


1455  1885  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  This  is  one  of  the  finest  imaginable 
business  strike  1885  Liberty  nickels,  with  extraordinary  eye  appeal 
resulting  from  the  combination  of  ice-blue  and  champagne  toning 
over  frosty  mint  luster.  While  the  lower  left  wreath  details  are  flat, 
all  other  aspects  of  the  design  are  crisp.  Population:  19  in  66  (1  in 
66+),  2  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2773,  PCGS#  3846 

1456  1886  AU58  PCGS.  The  second  key  to  the  series,  this  example  of 
the  1886  nickel  is  just  a  whisper  away  from  Mint  State.  Pinkish- 
gold  centers  complement  ice-blue  rims,  and  severe  peripheral 
obverse  die  cracks  add  interest.  A  single  mentionable  tick  appears 
in  the  center  of  Liberty’s  cheek,  and  the  luster  is  rich.  NGC  ID# 
22PK,  PCGS#  3847 

1457  1886  MS61  NGC.  Softly  swirling  luster  is  crucial  to  this  semikey 
Liberty  nickel’s  eye  appeal.  Surfaces  remain  largely  nickel-white, 
though  a  patch  of  outward-spreading  milky  toning  is  noted  to  the 
left  of  Liberty’s  lips.  A  long  abrasion  behind  her  head  contributes  to 
the  grade.  NGC  ID#  22PK,  PCGS#  3847 

1458  1886  MS63  PCGS.  The  obverse  die  is  shattered  and  the  reverse 
die  is  cracked  on  this  Select  Mint  State  1886  nickel.  A  key  issue, 
this  piece  should  generate  plenty  of  bidding.  The  surfaces  are 
lustrous  light  gray  with  scattered  marks  as  expected.  NGC  ID# 
22PK,  PCGS#  3847 

1459  1886  MS63  NGC.  Muted  shades  of  chestnut-gold,  ice-blue,  mint- 
green,  and  frosty  yellow  toning  add  a  pleasing  appearance  to  this 
Select  example.  A  few  spots  of  color  appear  on  both  sides.  The 
coin  displays  a  sharp  strike.  A  low  mintage  date  and  a  key  to  the 
business  strike  series.  NGC  ID#  22PK,  PCGS#  3847 

Near-Gem  1886  Liberty  Nickel 
The  Tittle  Key’ 


1460  1886  MS64  PCGS.  The  1886  is  the  “little  key”  to  the  Liberty 
nickel  series  (excluding  the  1913),  while  the  1885  is  the  “big 
key.”  This  near-Gem  1886  is  quite  well-preserved  and  somewhat 
prooflike  on  each  side,  but  the  strike  is  noticeably  flat  on  most  of 
the  peripheral  stars  on  the  obverse  and  the  lower  wreath  details  on 
the  reverse.  The  surfaces  are  lustrous  pinkish-gold.  PCGS  has  seen 
43  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22PK,  PCGS#  3847 


1886  Liberty  Nickel,  MS64 
Elusive  Business  Strike 


1461  1886  MS64  PCGS.  CAC.  A  semi-key  Liberty  nickel,  the  1886 
is  elusive  in  Mint  State  grades.  This  lightly  toned  example  has 
an  attractive  appearance.  Only  minor  incompleteness  of  strike  is 
noted.  Several  small  die  cracks  are  present  and  there  are  a  couple  of 
tiny  spots  on  the  reverse.  PCGS  has  assigned  higher  numeric  grades 
to  only  43  examples  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22PK,  PCGS#  3847 

1886  Liberty  Nickel,  MS65 
Important  Series  Rarity 


1462  1886  MS65  PCGS.  This  frosty  Gem  is  a  splendid  representative 
of  the  important  key  Liberty  nickel,  trailing  only  the  1885  in 
importance  among  business  strikes  of  the  series.  Delicate  gold 
toning  accompanies  the  brilliant  luster  of  this  sharply  defined 
specimen.  Population:  37  in  65,  6  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22PK, 
PCGS#  3847 

1887  Liberty  Nickel,  MS66+ 

Full  Corn  Details 


1463  1887  MS66+  PCGS.  CAC.  A  stunning  Premium  Gem,  this  1887 
Liberty  nickel  features  brilliant  and  frosty  luster  beneath  beautiful 
gold  toning.  The  ear  of  corn  in  the  left  branch  of  the  wreath 
presents  virtually  full  details.  In  fact,  this  piece  would  qualify  for 
the  “Full  Corn”  designation  if  there  was  such  a  thing.  Population: 
21  in  66  (4  in  66+),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22PL,  PCGS#  3848 


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Premium  Gem  1888  Liberty  Nickel 


1464  1888  MS66  PCGS.  An  exceptional  Premium  Gem  with  brilliant 
light  gray  luster,  this  1888  exhibits  delicate  gold  toning  with  sharp 
details,  including  a  nearly  full  ear  of  corn  in  the  left  branch  of  the 
wreath.  A  highly  appealing  specimen  for  an  advanced  collection. 
Population:  14  in  66  (1  in  66+),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2774, 
PCGS#  3849 


Conditionally  Rare  1888  Nickel,  MS66 


1465  1888  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Despite  a  mintage  of  well  over  10 
million  coins,  there  are  very  few  survivors  at  the  upper  grade  levels. 
Both  sides  of  this  lovely  Premium  Gem  display  cartwheel  luster, 
creating  strong  visual  appeal.  The  piece  remains  largely  brilliant, 
with  a  few  streaks  of  light  golden-brown  toning  present.  This  is  a 
well-struck,  minimally  abraded  example.  Population:  13  in  66  (1  in 
66+),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2774,  PCGS#  3849 


Golden-Gray  1889  Nickel,  Sharp  MS66 


1466  1889  MS66  PCGS.  This  Premium  Gem  1889  Liberty  nickel 
boasts  a  uniformly  bold  strike,  even  on  the  often-weak  ear  of  corn 
on  the  lower-left  wreath.  The  obverse  stars  are  all  quite  sharp,  and 
thick  mint  luster  shines  from  golden-gray  surfaces  with  excellent 
eye  appeal.  A  couple  of  wispy  die  cracks  are  more  prominent  on  the 
reverse.  Population:  14  in  66  (1  in  66+),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
2775,  PCGS#  3850 


Condition  Rarity  1889  Nickel,  MS66 


1467  1889  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  A  conditional  rarity  at  the  Premium 
Gem  level,  the  1889  Liberty  nickel  saw  an  increase  in  the  number 
of  pieces  struck  per  average  die  over  previous  years.  This  piece  is 
fairly  well-struck  on  the  obverse  save  for  stars  1  and  2,  and  some 
detail  shows  on  the  lower  wreath  details.  The  surfaces  are  faintly 
pebbly  and  lustrous  with  an  attractive  gold-gray  appearance.  NGC 
ID#  2775,  PCGS#  3850 

Premium  Gem  1890  Liberty  Nickel 
Sharply  Detailed  and  Lustrous 


1468  1890  MS66  PCGS.  Above-average  detail  is  present  on  peripheral 
details  such  as  the  obverse  stars  and  the  ears  of  corn.  This  Premium 
Gem  is  smooth  with  a  touch  of  satin  to  the  luster,  largely  pale 
nickel-gray  with  hints  of  blue  at  the  interiors  and  touches  of 
greenish-gold  and  crimson  close  to  the  rims.  Population:  14  in  66 
(2  in  66+),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22PM,  PCGS#  3851 

Premium  Gem  1890  Nickel 
Nice  Luster 


1469  1890  MS66  PCGS.  This  pinkish-gold  Premium  Gem  merits  the 
grade  through  a  decent  strike,  good  luster,  and  a  paucity  of  marks, 
but  the  planchet  is  a  bit  streaky  and  the  surfaces  are  a  tad  pebbly,  as 
is  common  for  the  issues  of  this  era.  Still  quite  an  attractive  coin, 
and  among  the  few  finest  at  this  grade  level.  Population:  14  in  66 
(2  in  66+),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22PM,  PCGS#  3851 


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1891  Liberty  Nickel,  MS66 
Ex:  Palace  Collection 


1470  1891  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Ex:  Palace  Collection.  This  splendid 
Premium  Gem  exhibits  delicate  lilac  and  gold  toning  on  the 
obverse  with  dusky  gold  and  pale  blue  toning  on  the  reverse.  The 
usual  strike  weakness  is  noted  at  the  lower  left  part  of  the  wreath, 
but  all  other  details  are  quite  bold.  Frosty  luster  appears  on  both 
sides  of  this  impressive  piece.  Population:  20  in  66  (1  in  66+ ),  2 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2776,  PCGS#  3852 

1471  1893  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  Ex:  Palace  Collection.  A  nicely  defined 
Gem,  this  piece  exhibits  soft,  frosted  luster  imparted  by  grainy- 
textured  fields.  Shades  of  tan,  orange,  and  yellow  appear.  Both 
sides  reveal  a  few  tiny  minuscule  spots.  High  quality  business 
strikes  of  this  1890s  issue  are  far  more  challenging  that  their  proof 
counterparts.  Population:  91  in  65  (2  in  65  + ),  17  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  2778,  PCGS#  3854 

Seldom-Seen  Premium  Gem  1893  Nickel 
Well- Struck  and  Attractive 


1472  1893  MS66  PCGS.  The  1893  is  one  of  our  favorite  dates  in  the 
Liberty  nickel  series  for  its  underrated  status,  and  unlike  many 
survivors,  this  piece  is  well-struck,  generously  lustrous,  quite  and 
attractive.  All  star  centrils  are  present,  although  a  straight-line 
die  crack  joins  the  rim  to  star  1,  the  bust  truncation,  and  18. 
Population:  16  in  66,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2778,  PCGS#  3854 

1894  Liberty  Nickel,  MS66 
Popular  Semi-Key  Issue 


1473  1894  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Ex:  Palace  Collection.  This  Premium 
Gem  has  an  excellent  strike  with  frosty  light  gray  luster  and 
lovely  highlights  of  gold  and  pale  blue.  A  few  trivial  carbon 
flecks  are  evident,  with  scattered  planchet  flakes.  An  impressive 
representative  of  the  scarce  1894  semi-key  Liberty  nickel. 
Population:  28  in  66  (1  in  66+ ),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2779, 
PCGS#  3855 


1474  1900  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Ex:  Palace  Collection.  Hints  of  peach, 
orange,  and  blue  are  present  on  this  lovely,  well-struck  Premium 
Gem.  A  few  tiny  spots  appear  on  both  sides.  Population:  42  in  66,  5 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22PS,  PCGS#  3861 

1475  1901  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Ex:  Palace  Collection.  Intermingled 
shades  of  orange,  mint-green,  and  yellow  provide  this  frosty 
Premium  Gem  with  a  pleasing  appearance,  particularly  on  the 
obverse.  Population:  42  in  66  (2  in  66+ ),  3  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
277C,  PCGS#  3862 

1476  1901  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  The  ear  of  corn  in  the  left  branch  of 
the  wreath  is  partially  detailed  on  this  boldly  defined  Premium 
Gem.  Both  sides  exhibit  brilliant  and  frosty  mint  luster  with  lovely 
ice-blue  toning  and  considerable  golden  overtones.  Population:  42 
in  66  (2  in  66+),  3  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  277C,  PCGS#  3862 

1477  1903  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Ex:  Palace  Collection.  Hints  of  gold, 
green,  and  red  appear  on  this  piece  displaying  frosty  luster.  A  few 
minuscule  spots  appear  on  each  side.  Population:  81  in  66  (2  in 
66+),  2  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  277E,  PCGS# 3864 

1478  1904  MS66+  PCGS.  Both  sides  of  this  high-end  Premium  Gem 
exhibit  pleasing  luster.  The  coin  is  well-struck  and  primarily 
brilliant,  with  a  few  streaks  of  color  present  on  each  side  and  only 
a  few  minor  marks.  Population:  74  in  66  (6  in  66+ ),  0  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  277F,  PCGS#  3865 

1479  1904  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Dusky  green-gold  and  blue-to-violet 
hues  embrace  this  Premium  Gem  with  strong  cartwheel  luster. 
Better-defined  on  the  lower  reverse  than  often  seen,  though  the  ear 
of  corn  is  still  incomplete.  Population:  73  in  66  (6  in  66+ ),  0  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  277F,  PCGS#  3865 


Finest  Certified  1904  Liberty  Nickel,  MS67^ 


1480  1904  MS67  ★  NGC.  This  coin  has  held  the  title  as  the  single  finest 
certified  business  strike  1904  nickel,  from  the  original  mintage  of 
21,404,980  pieces,  for  well  over  five  years.  PCGS  has  certified  none 
above  MS66+,  and  although  NGC  has  certified  two  others  at  the 
MS67  level,  neither  of  those  pieces  carries  the  Star  designation. 
Undoubtedly,  the  pastel  sun-gold  toning  across  both  sides  and 
the  vibrant  luster  were  the  motivation  for  the  NGC  Star.  Nearly 
pristine,  with  a  sharp  strike  save  for  the  left  side  ear  of  corn  and  a 
few  of  the  star  centers.  Census:  2  in  67,  1  in  67  ★,  0  finer  (3/13). 
Ex:  Milwaukee  ANA  (Heritage,  8/2007),  lot  366;  Central  States 
Signature  (Heritage,  4/2009) ,  lot  1410;  New  York  Signature  (Heritage, 
12/2011),  lot  3256,  which  realized  $4,887.50.  NGC  ID#  277F, 
PCGS#  3865 


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1906  Liberty  Nickel,  MS66 
Tied  for  Finest  Certified 


1481  1906  MS66  PCGS.  Even  a  quick  glance  at  either  side  of  this 
Premium  Gem  reveals  what  a  beauty  it  is.  The  luster  is  tremendous, 
with  faint  apricot  toning  further  enhancing  the  eye  appeal  of  this 
sharply  struck,  conditionally  scarce  Liberty  date  representative. 
Population:  14  in  66  (1  in  66+ ),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  277H, 
PCGS#  3867 


1482  1907  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Ex:  Palace  Collection.  Large  splashes 
of  gold  and  golden-orange  add  to  the  eye  appeal  of  this  lustrous 
example.  Population:  29  in  66  (2  in  66+),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
277J,  PCGS#  3868 


1910  Liberty  Nickel,  Premium  Gem 
Ex:  Palace  Collection 


1483  1910  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Ex:  Palace  Collection.  An  outstanding 
Premium  Gem,  this  1910  Liberty  nickel  has  deep  gray  surfaces  with 
frosty  luster  beneath  pale  gold  and  iridescent  toning.  Rarely  are 
examples  of  this  issue  seen  in  finer  grades,  with  just  one  each  at 
PCGS  and  NGC.  Population:  12  in  66  (2  in  66+ ),  1  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  277L,  PCGS#  3871 

1484  1911  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Ex:  Palace  Collection.  Copper,  red, 
orange,  pink,  and  olive  colors  appear  on  this  piece,  primarily  on  the 
obverse.  A  few  minuscule  spots  are  present.  Population:  36  in  66  (1 
in  66+),  2  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  277M,  PCGS#  3872 

1485  1912  MS66  PCGS.  The  last  year  of  official  Liberty  nickel 
production  and  the  first  not  to  be  made  exclusively  at  Philadelphia 
was  1912.  This  example  from  the  mother  Mint  has  strong  apricot 
and  peach  tints  over  a  nickel-gray  base.  Population:  28  in  66  (1  in 
66+),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  277N,  PCGS#  3873 

1486  1912  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Ex:  Palace  Collection.  Plum,  violet, 
orange,  yellow,  and  sky-blue  are  among  the  colors  present  on 
this  Premium  Gem  example,  with  the  obverse  being  particularly 
appealing.  A  number  of  small  toning  spots  appear  on  the  reverse. 
Population:  28  in  66  (1  in  66+),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  277N, 
PCGS#  3873 


1487  1912-D  MS65  PCGS.  Gold,  peach,  and  orange  patina  with  small 
windows  of  gray  in  the  centers.  A  well-struck  coin  overall  and  a 
quality  Gem  survivor  from  the  only  Denver  Liberty  nickel  issue. 

NGC  ID#  277P,  PCGS#  3874 

1488  1912-S  MS63  NGC.  An  attractive  Select  specimen  from  the 
last  official  date  of  the  series,  this  coin  is  brightly  lustrous  with 
well-detailed  design  elements  and  only  a  few  minor  contact  marks. 

NGC  ID#  277R,  PCGS#  3875 

1489  1912-S  MS63  NGC.  The  first  five  cent  nickel  issue  struck  at  San 
Francisco  and  the  only  one  to  bear  the  Liberty  design,  the  1912-S 
is  as  famous  for  its  low  mintage  as  its  place  in  numismatic  history. 
Green-gold,  blue,  and  sunset  hues  are  dusky  and  prominent  across 
each  side.  NGC  ID#  277R,  PCGS#  3875 


1912-S  Liberty  Nickel,  MS65 
Last  S-Mint  Issue 


1490  1912-S  MS65  PCGS.  This  delightful  Gem  represents  the  last 
year  of  business-strike  production  for  the  Liberty  Head  design,  and 
the  San  Francisco  Mint  struck  only  238,000  pieces.  The  design 
elements  are  sharply  detailed  and  the  surfaces  display  vibrant  mint 
luster,  under  attractive  shades  of  champagne-gold  and  lavender 
toning.  PCGS  has  graded  only  10  numerically  finer  examples 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  277R,  PCGS#  3875 

1912-S  Liberty  Nickel,  MS65+ 

Only  S-Mint  of  the  Design 


1491  1912-S  MS65+  PCGS.  CAC.  A  key  issue,  the  only  Liberty  nickel 
struck  at  the  San  Francisco  Mint.  This  impressive  Gem  will  be 
hotly  contested  as  it  crosses  the  auction  block  for  its  beautiful  luster 
and  delightful  light  gray  surfaces  that  host  delicate  gold  and  light 
blue  toning.  PCGS  has  only  certified  10  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
277R,  PCGS#  3875 


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1492  1883  With  Cents  PR63  Cameo  NGC.  A  beautifully  struck  piece, 
this  example  exhibits  tremendous  detail.  Several  tiny  light  gray 
spots  appear  on  the  obverse.  PCGS#  83881 

1884  Liberty  Nickel 
PR66  Deep  Cameo 


1493  1884  PR66  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  An  amazingly  beautiful  proof, 
this  Deep  Cameo  Premium  Gem  exhibits  brilliant  light  gray 
surfaces  with  frosty  and  sharply  defined  devices  over  a  deeply 
mirrored  background  that  provides  exceptional  field-to-device 
contrast.  Population:  3  in  66  Deep  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
93882 


1494  1885  PR64  NGC.  Lovely  golden  color  adds  to  the  visual  appeal 
of  this  near-Gem  example  that  displays  attractive  detail  overall. 
Small  splashes  of  silver  also  appear.  A  few  areas  of  as-made  strike¬ 
throughs  appear  on  the  obverse.  NGC  ID#  277T,  PCGS#  3883 

1495  1885  PR65  PCGS.  Exquisite  caramel-gold  and  lime-green  patina 
adorns  this  coruscating  and  pristine  Gem.  The  strike  is  needle- 
sharp,  even  on  the  left  ear  of  corn.  A  key  date,  and  housed  in  a  first 
generation  holder.  NGC  ID#  277T,  PCGS#  3883 

1496  1885  PR65  ★  NGC.  Exquisite  lemon-gold,  cherry-red,  powder- 
blue,  and  olive-green  toning  provides  outstanding  eye  appeal.  Fully 
struck  and  flashy.  One  slender  vertical  strike-through  reaches  the 
5  in  the  date.  A  key  date  due  to  its  business  issue  rarity.  The  Star 
designation  is  elusive  on  1885  proofs,  present  on  just  9  specimens  of 
the  date  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  277T,  PCGS#  3883 

1497  1885  PR66  PCGS.  Even  the  left  ear  of  corn  features  an  intricate 
strike  on  this  lovely  key  date  proof  nickel.  Medium  peach-gold  and 
rose-red  hues  encompass  the  satiny,  smooth  surfaces.  Certified  in  a 
green  label  holder.  NGC  ID#  277T,  PCGS#  3883 

1498  1885  PR66  PCGS.  CAC.  The  1885  Liberty  nickel  is  the  premier 
issue  among  business  strikes,  creating  additional  demand  on  those 
proofs  that  still  exist  today.  Golden  color  covers  both  sides  of 
this  Premium  Gem,  with  highlights  of  red,  yellow,  and  green  also 
present.  PCGS  has  awarded  higher  numeric  grades  to  only  13 
examples  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  277T,  PCGS#  3883 

1499  1886  PR66  PCGS.  CAC.  This  sharply  struck  key  date  nickel 
displays  medium  straw-gold,  lime-green,  and  ice-blue  toning.  The 
satiny  fields  and  devices  are  pristine  except  for  a  tiny  spot  just 
inside  the  wreath.  Encapsulated  in  a  green  label  holder.  NGC  ID# 

277U,  PCGS# 3884 


1890  Liberty  Nickel,  PR66  Cameo 
Tied  for  the  Finest  PCGS  Cameo  Specimen 


1500  1890  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  This  Premium  Gem  is  tied  for 
the  finest  Cameo  proof  that  PCGS  has  ever  certified.  Only  one 
numerically  equivalent  piece  carries  the  Deep  Cameo  designation. 
This  lovely  Liberty  nickel  has  deeply  mirrored  fields  behind  frosty 
white  devices.  Population:  14  in  66  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
83888 


1501  1891  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  The  obverse  of  this  coin  certainly 
appears  to  be  a  candidate  for  a  Deep  Cameo  designation,  even  if 
the  reverse  is  only  moderately  contrasted,  both  sides  show  excellent 
eye  appeal  over  silver-white  surfaces  with  a  razor-sharp  strike. 
Population:  14  in  66  (2  in  66+)  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
83889 

1892  Nickel,  PR65  Deep  Cameo 
Only  One  Finer  Coin  at  PCGS 


1502  1892  PR65  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  The  strike  details  do 
not  waver  on  either  side  with  fully  struck  devices  throughout  (not 
always  the  case  on  this  date).  Each  side  is  brilliant  and  the  fields 
are  deeply  mirrored  with  sharply  contrasted,  heavily  frosted  devices. 
This  date  is  remarkably  scarce  as  a  Deep/Ultra  Cameo.  Population: 
2  in  65  Deep  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  93890 

1503  1893  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  A  deeply  reflective,  well-contrasted 
silver-white  example  of  this  early  proof  date,  seldom  seen  in  finer 
numeric  grades.  The  touch  of  light  pink  patina  and  sharp  strike 
increase  the  appeal.  Population:  27  in  66  (1  in  66+)  Cameo,  11 
finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  83891 

1504  1894  PR66  Cameo  NGC.  CAC.  An  exceptional  Premium  Gem 
cameo  example,  this  piece  displays  only  the  tiniest  lint  marks  when 
examined  with  a  loupe.  Pale  blue  toning  covers  each  side  with  light 
golden  at  the  margins.  Census:  10  in  66  Cameo,  6  finer  (3/13). 
PCGS#  83892 

1505  1895  PR66  PCGS.  This  is  a  sharply  struck,  beautifully  toned 
Premium  Gem  exhibiting  brilliant  luster.  The  central  device  on 
the  obverse  displays  ice-blue  color  with  a  few  accents  of  orange- 
pink.  The  right  obverse  field  includes  a  wide  swath  of  mint-green, 
yellow,  gold,  fuchsia,  and  violet.  An  array  of  colors  appears  on  the 
reverse  as  well.  Population:  13  in  66,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
2785,  PCGS#  3893 


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Gem  Proof  1897  Liberty  Nickel 
Rare  Deep  Cameo  Specimen 


1506  1897  PR65  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  The  deeply  contrasted  obverse 
of  this  lovely  Gem  proof  displays  a  hint  of  blue  in  the  fields, 
counterbalancing  the  ice-white  effects  of  the  sharply  struck  portrait. 
The  reverse  exhibits  orange  and  peach  color  throughout,  yet  the 
cameo  effect  is  no  less  impressive  on  that  side.  Population:  1  in  65 
Deep  Cameo,  2  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  93895 

1507  1899  PR67  PCGS.  CAC.  Gorgeous  pastel  rose  and  saffron-jade 
hues  are  blatant  on  the  obverse  of  this  splendid  Superb  Gem  proof, 
more  subtle  on  the  reverse.  The  strike  is  full  and  there  are  no  signs 
of  contact  evident,  large  or  small.  A  prize  for  color  enthusiasts. 
Population:  11  in  67,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2789,  PCGS#  3897 

1508  1900  PR67  NGC.  CAC.  This  Superb  Gem  proof  from  the  turn 
of  the  century  is  carefully  preserved  with  light  blue,  pink,  and  gold 
patina.  Reflectivity  is  a  trifle  watery  and  isolated  softness  is  noted 
on  the  first  obverse  star  and  the  left  ear  of  corn  on  the  reverse. 
NGC  ID#  278A,  PCGS#  3898 

1509  1901  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  Champagne  overtones  deepen  to 
green-gold  at  the  margins,  most  visibly  at  the  top  of  the  obverse. 
Well-contrasted  through  the  patina  and  pleasingly  preserved. 
Population:  16  in  66  (2  in  66+)  Cameo,  6  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
83899 

1510  1901  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  The  fully  struck  design  elements 
contrast  boldly  with  the  deeply  reflective  brilliant  fields  to  produce 
the  coveted  cameo  effect  for  this  pleasing  Premium  Gem  example. 
Population:  16  in  66  (2  in  66+)  Cameo,  6  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
83899 

1903  Nickel,  PR67  Cameo 
Rare  Contrasted  Proof 


1511  1903  PR67  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  This  fully  struck  Superb  Gem 
has  light  gold  toning  that  is  slightly  more  prominent  on  the  reverse. 
The  devices  are  evenly  frosted,  and  no  hairlines  or  carbon  spots 
are  detected.  Only  a  small  percentage  of  certified  1903  proofs  have 
received  a  Cameo  designation.  Population:  12  in  67  (3  in  67  +  ) 
Cameo,  0  finer  (2/13). 

From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  PCGS#  83901 


1905  Liberty  Nickel,  PR66 
Rare  Cameo  Example 


1512  1905  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  While  PCGS  has  seen  just 
over  500  proof  examples  of  this  issue,  only  14  pieces  are  designated 
Cameo,  and  no  Deep  Cameo  pieces  have  ever  been  examined  by 
that  grading  service.  This  specimen  has  deep  mirrors  with  sharp 
devices,  all  beneath  lovely  blue  and  iridescent  toning.  Population: 
6  in  66  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  83903 

1906  Liberty  Nickel,  PR68 
Tied  for  the  Finest  at  NGC 


1513  1906  PR68  NGC.  Only  six  examples  of  this  issue  have  reached 
the  lofty  PR68  grade,  including  two  PR68  Cameo  PCGS  specimens. 
This  gorgeous  Superb  Gem  exhibits  delicate  gold  and  violet  toning 
with  impressive  design  definition  and  light  cameo  contrast.  Census: 
4  in  68,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  278G,  PCGS#  3904 

1906  Nickel,  PR67 
Elusive  Cameo  Example 


1514  1906  PR67  Cameo  NGC.  CAC.  Cameo  proof  coinage  from  the 
early  20th  century,  generally  from  1902  to  about  1910,  is  elusive 
due  to  changes  in  proof  production  at  the  time.  This  Superb  Gem 
Cameo  proof  has  brilliant  light  gray  surfaces  with  impressive 
contrast,  bordering  on  the  Ultra  Cameo  designation.  The  design 
motifs  are  bold  and  the  surfaces  are  untoned.  Census:  14  in  67  (1  in 
67+)  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  83904 


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BUFFALO  NICKELS 


1907  Liberty  Nickel,  PR67  Cameo 
Unusually  Rich  Mint  Frost 


1515  1907  PR67  Cameo  PCGS.  Cameo  proof  Liberty  nickels  struck 
from  1902  to  1908  are  considerably  rarer  than  for  others  years. 
Only  about  7%  of  all  PCGS  certified  proof  nickels  of  those  years 
are  designated  as  Cameo,  and  only  one  coin  (a  1903)  is  called  a 
Deep  Cameo.  For  all  other  years  from  1883  to  1912,  nearly  11% 
of  PCGS  submissions  have  been  designated  as  Cameo  proofs.  This 
Superb  Gem  has  a  splash  of  pale  orange-gold  toning  over  its  deeply 
mirrored  fields  and  lustrous  devices,  with  pristine  surfaces  and 
exceptional  eye  appeal.  Population:  4  in  67  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 
PCGS#  83905 


1516  1909  PR67  PCGS.  CAC.  An  attractive,  well-struck  piece,  this 
Superb  Gem  displays  shimmering  surfaces  that  are  virtually  free 
of  abrasions.  Population:  33  in  67,  2  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  278K, 
PCGS#  3907 

1517  1909  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Green-gold  and  salmon  toning 
gives  way  to  ice-blue  interiors.  Excellent  reflectivity  and  frost  with 
contrast  clear  even  through  substantial  patina.  Population:  61  in  66 
Cameo,  16  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  83907 

1518  1910  PR66  Cameo  NGC.  Delicate  tan  color  visits  this  exactingly 
struck  and  flashy  Premium  Gem.  The  devices  are  frosty  and  provide 
noticeable  contrast.  Census:  15  in  66  Cameo,  15  finer  (3/13). 
PCGS#  83908 

1519  1910  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Generously  contrasted  devices 
are  silver-gray  and  sharply  struck  on  this  attractive  Premium  Gem 
Cameo  proof,  a  problem-free  example.  Population:  22  in  66  (2  in 
66+)  Cameo,  15  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  83908 

1520  1910  PR66+  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Light  cream  and  gold  aspects 
prevail  on  this  pleasingly  contrasted  later-date  proof  Liberty  nickel. 
A  light  but  even  coat  of  frost  characterizes  the  strongly  struck 
portrait.  Population:  22  in  66  (2  in  66+)  Cameo,  15  finer  (3/13). 
PCGS#  83908 

1521  1912  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  The  devices  display  thick  mint 
frost  on  this  lovely,  well-struck  piece,  contrasting  nicely  with  the 
mirrored  fields.  A  few  tiny  spots  are  present.  Population:  21  in  66 
(2  in  66+)  Cameo,  4  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  83910 


1522  1913  Type  One  MS67  PCGS.  A  well-defined  example  of  the 
single-year  Type  One  design  with  vital  texture  and  luster.  Hints  of 
gold  and  peach  toning  grace  a  faintly  nickel-blue  base.  NGC  ID# 
22PW,  PCGS#  3915 


1913  Type  One  Nickel,  MS67+ 


1523  1913  Type  One  MS67+  PCGS.  CAC.  The  Type  One  Buffalo 
nickels  are  generally  found  with  sharp  details  and  excellent  eye 
appeal,  but  this  Superb  Gem  outpaces  nearly  every  other  survivor, 
featuring  full  design  motifs  and  impressive  eye  appeal  from  the 
light  blue  and  pale  gold  toning  on  each  side.  The  surfaces  have 
fully  brilliant  and  frosty  luster.  PCGS  has  only  certified  12  finer 
examples  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22PW,  PCGS#  3915 

1524  1913  Type  Two  MS66+  PCGS.  This  excellently  preserved 
MS66+  Type  Two  1913  Buffalo  nickel  shows  a  light  golden  tinge 
on  each  side  and  is  essentially  free  of  post-Mint  contact,  but  die 
erosion,  particularly  on  the  obverse,  has  softened  the  level  of  detail 
remaining.  The  reverse  strike  is  better-executed  but  shows  some  of 
the  same  effect.  Still  an  extremely  attractive  piece.  Population:  2  in 
66+,  17  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22PZ,  PCGS#  3921 

1525  1913-D  Type  Two  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  An  attractive,  nicely 
struck  Gem,  this  piece  displays  pleasing  luster  and  champagne -gold 
surfaces  that  include  hints  of  mint-green  and  golden-orange.  A  few 
minuscule  spots  are  present,  primarily  on  the  reverse.  PCGS  has 
awarded  higher  numeric  grades  to  only  64  examples  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  22R2,  PCGS#  3922 

1526  1913-S  Type  Two  MS62  NGC.  A  key  date  for  type  collectors, 
this  pleasing  MS62  specimen  is  well-detailed  and  lustrous,  with 
attractive  shades  of  champagne-gold  and  ice-blue  patina.  Excellent 
eye  appeal  fir  the  grade.  NGC  ID#  22R3,  PCGS#  3923 

1527  1913-S  Type  Two  MS63  PCGS.  CAC.  This  is  a  nice  coin  for 
the  Select  grade,  an  olive-gray  example  with  a  decent  strike, 
particularly  on  the  sharp  reverse,  and  few  mentionable  signs  of 
contact.  The  issue  is  always  a  popular  one.  NGC  ID#  22R3,  PCGS# 
3923 

1528  1913-S  Type  Two  MS64  NGC.  Light  gold  toning  is  joined  by 
by  splashes  of  violet  on  the  obverse.  Generally  well  struck  and 
minimally  abraded. 

Ex:  The  Cliff  Street  Collection  (Heritage,  3/2010),  lot  477 .  NGC  ID# 
22R3,  PCGS#  3923 

1529 


1913-S  Type  Two  MS64  NGC.  A  semikey  in  all  grades,  this  low 
mintage  issue  provides  its  best  value  in  Mint  State.  A  lustrous  and 
mark-free  sea-green,  stone-gray,  and  salmon-pink  near-Gem.  Slight 
carbon  is  present  and  the  centers  show  expected  incompleteness. 
NGC  ID#  22R3,  PCGS#  3923 


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Premium  Gem  1915-D  Buffalo  Nickel 
Only  Two  Finer  Coins  at  PCGS 


1916-S  Buffalo  Nickel,  MS66 
Nice  Strike  and  Luster 


1530  1915-D  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  The  1915-D  Buffalo  nickel  was  not 
a  welhproduced  issue,  and  well-detailed  Premium  Gems,  like  the 
present  coin,  are  quite  elusive.  This  coin  displays  unusually  vibrant 
mint  luster  for  the  issue  and  a  few  hints  of  ice -blue  toning  enhance 
the  considerable  eye  appeal.  Population:  31  in  66,  2  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  22R8,  PCGS#  3928 


1533  1916-S  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  This  spectacular  Premium  Gem 
exhibits  sharply  detailed  design  elements,  with  intricate  detail  on 
the  bison’s  head  and  shoulder.  Vibrant  frosty  mint  luster  radiates 
from  both  sides  and  no  significant  surface  flaws  are  evident.  Eye 
appeal  is  outstanding.  Population:  30  in  66  (1  in  66+ ) ,  4  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  22RC,  PCGS#  3933 


1915-S  Buffalo  Nickel,  MS65 
Sharply  Struck  Example 


Premium  Gem  191 7-D  Nickel 
Tied  for  Finest  Certified 


1531  1915-S  MS65  PCGS.  The  1915 -S  Buffalo  nickel  is  known  for 
the  quality  of  its  strike  and  luster,  causing  some  numismatists  to 
speculate  that  a  set  of  proof  dies  with  an  added  mintmark  was  used 
to  strike  some  of  these  coins.  This  delightful  Gem  exhibits  sharply 
detailed  design  elements  throughout,  with  vibrant  satiny  mint 
luster  and  pleasing  pale  gold  patina.  NGC  ID#  22R9,  PCGS#  3929 


1534  191 7-D  MS66  PCGS.  Light  champagne  toning  appears  on  the 
obverse  of  this  Premium  Gem,  with  delicate  rose  and  iridescent 
toning  on  the  reverse.  The  1917-D  is  one  of  those  dates  that  had  a 
substantial  mintage  and  a  low  survival.  Nearly  10  million  examples 
were  coined,  and  yet  PCGS  has  only  certified  15  submissions  in 
MS66,  with  none  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22RE,  PCGS#  3935 


191 7-S  Buffalo  Nickel,  MS66 
None  Finer  at  PCGS 


1537  1918  Two  Feathers  AU53  PCGS.  FS-401.  An  example  of  the 
popular  Two  Feathers  variety,  typically  created  when  the  low  relief 
third  feather  was  inadvertently  lapped  from  the  obverse  die.  This 
mint  error  has  the  same  cause  as  the  various  3  or  3  1/2  leg  varieties. 
A  stone-gray  representative  with  minor  marks  near  the  bison’s 
beard.  FS-401  Population:  1  in  53,  2  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  38445 


Well-Preserved  1916-S  Nickel,  MS66 


1535  1917-S  MS64  PCGS.  This  near-Gem  coin  boasts  a  razor-sharp 
strike,  clearly  a  production  from  fresh  dies  that  show  little  erosion. 
The  light  gold  color  and  lack  of  mentionable  marks  make  this  an 
excellent  potential  acquisition.  NGC  ID#  22RF,  PCGS#  3936 


1532  1916-S  MS66  NGC.  Although  the  1916  Buffalo  nickel  claims 
a  substantial  mintage  of  11.8  million  pieces,  examples  are  rarely 
encountered  at  the  Premium  Gem  level  or  higher.  Shades  of  silver, 
gold,  and  ice-blue  are  present  on  this  Premium  Gem,  providing 
attractive  eye  appeal.  The  surfaces  exude  a  rich  satin  mint  luster. 
Numerous  clashmarks  appear  on  this  piece  struck  from  slightly 
rotated  dies.  Census:  14  in  66,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22RC, 
PCGS#  3933 


1536  1917-S  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  This  Premium  Gem  displays 
wonderful  detail  for  a  Type  Two  San  Francisco  Buffalo  nickel, 
particularly  on  the  bison’s  extremities,  the  date,  and  LIBERTY. 
Both  sides  are  lustrous  and  reveal  attractive  highlights,  with  several 
areas  of  orange  more  prominent  on  the  obverse.  Population:  23  in 
66,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22RF,  PCGS#  3936 


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1538  1918/7-D  VG8  NGC.  FS-101.  Deep  cream-gray  toning 
accompanies  this  circulated  key  date  nickel.  The  thick  shape  of  the 
underdigit  7  is  evident.  Unabraded  aside  from  a  minor  obverse  rim 
nick  at  2  o’clock.  NGC  ID#  22RJ,  PCGS#  3939 

1539  1918/7-D  Fine  12  PCGS.  FS-101.  A  circulated  but  attractive 
gunmetal-gray  example  of  the  elusive  wartime  overdate.  Only 
trivial  contact  is  present,  along  with  a  single  pinpoint  speck  of 
aqua  debris  west  of  the  nose.  The  shape  of  the  7  within  the  8 
is  unmistakable  when  viewed  beneath  a  lens.  NGC  ID#  22RJ, 
PCGS#  3939 


1918/7-D  Nickel,  VF20 


1540  1918/7-D  VF20  NGC.  FS-101.  The  crossbar  and  downstroke 
of  the  underdigit  7  is  readily  evident.  Both  sides  are  void  of  any 
detractions.  A  late  die  state  with  an  orange-peel  texture  to  the 
right  obverse  field.  A  slate-gray  Very  Fine  example  of  this  desirable 
wartime  overdate,  one  of  two  produced  that  year  along  with  the 
1918/7-S  quarter.  NGC  ID#  22RJ,  PCGS#  3939 


1918/7-D  Buffalo  Nickel,  VF35 


1541  1918/7-D  VF35  PCGS.  FS-101.  The  popular  Buffalo  Overdate, 
this  piece  exhibits  pleasing  light  gray  surfaces  with  minimal 
corrosion  that  is  often  seen  on  these  coins.  Both  sides  are  lightly 
worn  as  the  grade  indicates.  The  overdate  feature  is  clearly  visible 
without  a  glass,  and  the  diagnostic  obverse  die  crack  extends  to  the 
Indian’s  mouth.  NGC  ID#  22RJ,  PCGS#  3939 


1918/7-D  Nickel,  FS-101,  XF40 
Green  Label  Holder 


1542  1918/7-D  XF40  PCGS.  FS-101.  Although  discovered  in  1931, 
the  overdate  remains  very  scarce  and  a  key  date  in  the  Buffalo 
nickel  series.  The  upper  right  corner  of  the  7  is  sharp  on  this 
moderately  circulated  cream-gray  example.  Visible  marks  are 
absent,  and  the  faint  laminations  on  the  reverse  are  mint-made  and 
of  little  consequence.  Housed  in  a  green  label  holder. 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  9/2003),  lot  6151 ,  which  realized 
$6,900.  NGC  ID#  22RJ,  PCGS#  3939 


Choice  XF  1918/7-D  Nickel 


1543  1918/7-D  XF45  NGC.  FS-101.  The  sharp  upper  right  corner  of 
the  underdigit  7  is  obvious  when  the  date  is  evaluated  beneath 
a  loupe.  The  rich  gunmetal-gray  surfaces  are  free  from  apparent 
marks.  The  right  obverse  field  has  an  orange-peel  texture  and  the 
area  near  the  bison’s  beard  is  moderately  granular,  as  coined  from 
long-in-use  dies.  NGC  ID#  22RJ,  PCGS#  3939 


1918-D  Buffalo  Nickel,  MS65 
Rarely  Seen  Finer 


1544  1918-D  MS65  NGC.  A  plentiful  date  in  lower  grades,  the  1918-D 
Buffalo  nickel  is  very  scarce  at  the  Gem  level.  This  impressive  Gem 
exhibits  well-detailed  design  elements  and  satiny  mint  luster,  with 
hints  of  ice-blue  toning  and  no  mentionable  surface  marks.  Census: 
31  in  65,  4  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22RH,  PCGS#  3938 


Golden-Toned  Near-Gem  1918-S  Nickel 


1545  1918-S  MS64  PCGS.  The  1918-S  is  among  the  more  difficult 
series  issues  in  Gem  grade,  but  near-Gems  such  as  this  piece  are  a 
bit  more  obtainable.  This  piece  shows  golden  luster  with  a  uniform 
microscopic  peppering  of  brownish  flecks.  The  horn  is  well-struck 
but  there  is  minimal  evidence  of  a  tail,  save  for  a  connecting  wispy 
die  crack.  A  few  small  hidden  contact  marks  are  consistent  with 
the  grade.  PCGS  has  seen  only  33  numerically  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  22RK,  PCGS#  3940 


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Gem  1918-S  Buffalo  Nickel, 
Important  Condition  Rarity 


1546  1918-S  MS65  NGC.  An  important  issue  in  the  series,  the  1918-S 
is  most  frequently  found  in  circulated  or  low  Mint  State  grades, 
with  an  average  certified  grade  of  just  AU55.  NGC  and  PCGS 
have  each  certified  a  small  number  of  MS65  specimens,  and  each 
service  has  graded  a  single  finer  example.  This  lovely  Gem  exhibits 
light  gold  and  iridescent  toning  over  satin  mint  luster  with  average 
details  showing  some  weakness  at  the  centers.  Census:  14  in  65,  1 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22RK,  PCGS#  3940 

1547  1919  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  This  lustrous,  sharply  struck  Premium 
Gem  exhibits  tremendous  eye  appeal  on  both  sides  and  includes 
champagne  accents.  PCGS  has  assigned  higher  numeric  grades  to 
only  11  examples  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22RL,  PCGS#  3941 

1919  Buffalo  Nickel,  MS67 
Tied  for  Finest  at  PCGS 


1548  1919  MS67  PCGS.  An  incredible  example  for  a  highly  advanced 
collection,  this  Superb  Gem  is  tied  for  the  finest  1919  nickel 
that  PCGS  has  graded.  Both  sides  have  wisps  of  gold  toning  over 
brilliant  light  gray  luster.  The  strike  is  bold  with  nearly  complete 
design  definition.  Population:  11  in  67,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
22RL,  PCGS#  3941 

1919  FS-401  Nickel,  MS64 
Two  Feathers  Obverse 


1549  1919  Two  Feathers,  FS-401  MS64  PCGS.  The  small  third 
feather  on  the  obverse  is  missing  on  this  variety,  which  is  actually  a 
late  die  state  from  an  overpolished  obverse  die,  the  same  procedure 
that  created  the  highly  collectible  1937-D  Three-Legged  Buffalo. 
This  Choice  Mint  State  piece  has  brilliant  light  gray  luster  with 
traces  of  gold  toning.  PCGS  has  certified  15  examples  of  this 
variety  and  the  present  MS64  is  the  finest  of  those  submissions 
(3/13).  PCGS#  38448 


1550  1919-S  MS63  NGC.  Deep  umber  outer  toning  yields  to  gold-gray 
in  the  centers.  A  luminous  example,  softly  struck  but  with  few 
significant  abrasions  for  the  grade.  NGC  ID#  22RN,  PCGS#  3943 


1919-S  Buffalo  Nickel,  MS64 


1551  1919-S  MS64  PCGS.  CAC.  Lustrous  satin  surfaces  with  hints 
of  steel-blue,  light  gold,  orange,  and  cherry-red  add  to  the  visual 
appeal  of  this  near-Gem.  The  piece  exhibits  the  typical  strike  that 
is  soft  at  the  central  features  such  as  the  portrait’s  braid  and  the 
bison’s  shoulder.  PCGS  has  awarded  higher  numeric  grades  to  only 
33  examples  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22RN,  PCGS#  3943 

1920  Buffalo  Nickel,  MS67 
Tied  for  Numerically  Finest 


1552  1920  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  Rich  satin  luster  provides  immediate 
eye  appeal  for  this  Superb  Gem.  Other  attributes  include  faint 
gold  and  ice-blue  toning  along  with  virtually  pristine  surfaces. 
Neither  major  service  has  awarded  a  higher  numeric  grade  to  a 
single  example,  with  PCGS  having  graded  only  eight  other  pieces 
at  the  MS67  level  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22RP,  PCGS#  3944 

Near-Gem  1920-D  Nickel 
Better  Branch  Mint  Issue 


1553  1920-D  MS64  PCGS.  CAC.  Steel-blue  and  chestnut-gold  toning 
embraces  this  attractive  branch  mint  Buffalo  nickel.  The  reverse 
appears  immaculate,  and  the  obverse  has  only  a  few  minute  ticks. 
Well  struck  aside  from  the  bison’s  hair.  Encapsulated  in  a  green 
label  holder. 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  10/2001),  lot  5801 .  NGC  ID# 
22RR,  PCGS#  3945 

1554  1923  MS66  PCGS.  This  frosty  Premium  Gem  displays  fully 
brilliant  luster  with  hints  of  gold  and  peach  along  with  excellent 
design  features.  A  few  minuscule  spots  appear.  Only  10  examples 
have  received  higher  numeric  grades  from  PCGS  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
22RV,  PCGS#  3949 


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1555  1923-S  MS64  PCGS.  The  surfaces  are  moderately  pebbly  on  each 
side  from  erosion,  the  result  of  Mint  economy  and  die  overuse.  The 
obverse  is  somewhat  better-detailed  than  the  reverse  as  a  result. 
Much  mint  luster  prevails  throughout  the  gold-toned  surfaces. 
PCGS  has  seen  only  46  numerically  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22RW, 
PCGS#  3950 


1923-S  Buffalo  Nickel,  MS65 


1556  1923-S  MS65  PCGS.  A  gorgeous  Gem  representing  the  scarce 
S-Mint  date,  this  piece  exhibits  strong  satin  luster  shining  through 
brilliant  gold  toning.  The  1923-S  is  less  rare  at  the  Gem  level 
than  some  other  issues,  but  it  is  nearly  impossible  to  find  finer. 
Population:  44  in  65  (1  in  65  +  ),  2  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22RW, 
PCGS#  3950 


1924-D  Nickel,  MS65 
Above  Average  Strike 


1557  1924-D  MS65  PCGS.  The  tops  of  the  letters  in  LIBERTY  are 
a  trifle  weak  and  slightly  merged  into  the  border  on  this  pleasing 
Gem.  Both  sides  have  frosty  and  fully  brilliant  luster  with  lovely 
light  gold  toning.  Minimal  carbon  flecks  are  evident  on  each  side 
of  this  example.  PCGS  has  only  certified  three  finer  pieces  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  22RY,  PCGS#  3952 


1925-D  Nickel,  MS65 
Conditionally  Rare 


1558  1925-D  MS65  PCGS.  The  1925-D  Buffalo  nickel  is  a  better  date 
in  the  series,  especially  in  high  grade.  Pleasing  satin  luster  and 
overall  tan-gray  patina  provide  this  Gem  with  lovely  eye  appeal. 
Scattered  areas  of  rich  toning  include  shades  of  yellow,  gold,  cherry, 
bright  green,  and  light  blue.  The  reverse  exhibits  a  40-degree 
rotation.  Population:  87  in  65,  8  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22S3, 
PCGS#  3955 


1559  1925-S  MS63  PCGS.  This  well-preserved  1925-S  Buffalo  nickel 
displays  attractive  shades  of  gold  and  ice-blue  toning.  The  piece  is 
lightly  struck  in  areas,  which  is  the  norm  for  this  issue.  NGC  ID# 
22S4,  PCGS#  3956 


1560  1929-D  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  This  better  date  Gem  features  sea- 
green,  rose-red,  orange,  canary-gold,  and  fuchsia  shades.  The  coin 
is  lustrous  and  virtually  pristine,  with  the  customary  branch  mint 
lightness  of  strike  at  the  centers.  NGC  ID#  22SF,  PCGS#  3967 

1561  1930  MS67  NGC.  The  1930  Buffalo  nickel  is  seldom  encountered 
with  a  sharp  strike.  Like  almost  all  examples  seen,  this  spectacular 
Superb  Gem  shows  a  touch  of  softness  on  the  bison’s  fur.  Both  sides 
display  vibrant  mint  luster  under  shades  of  violet  and  champagne- 
gold  toning.  Census:  6  in  67,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22SH, 
PCGS#  3969 

1562  1935  MS67  PCGS.  Toning  is  light  green-to-gold  and  blue-gray 
elements  with  additional  touches  of  pink.  The  underlying  luster 
has  a  shimmer  to  it,  while  the  detail  is  average  or  a  touch  better. 
PCGS  has  graded  only  one  example  as  MS68  or  better  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  22SN,  PCGS#  3974 


Sharply  Struck  1935-S  Nickel,  MS67 


1563  1935-S  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  This  1935-S  Superb  Gem  Buffalo 
nickel  is  quite  sharply  struck  despite  some  moderate  weakness 
above  the  braid,  and  as  such  it  is  in  a  distinct  minority.  The 
Buffalo’s  horn  and  tail  are  well-detailed,  and  radiant  mint  luster 
prevails  over  gold-toned  surfaces.  Nice  for  the  grade.  Population:  31 
in  67,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22SR,  PCGS#  3976 

1564  1935-S  Doubled  Die  Reverse  AU58  PCGS.  FS-801.  Per 

Cherrypickers’,  “doubling  is  seen  to  the  southeast  on  portions 
of  E  PLURIBUS  UNUM  and  FIVE  CENTS.  It  is  also  evident 
on  the  bison’s  belly.”  Cream-gray  and  sun-gold  toning  visits  this 
coruscating  and  lightly  abraded  near-Mint  example.  PCGS#  38468 

1565  1937-D  Three-Legged  AU55  PCGS.  FS-901.  A  steel-gray  and 
walnut-brown  example  of  this  famous  mint  error.  Well  defined  and 
free  from  relevant  contact.  Breen  blamed  a  “Mr.  Young”  for  the 
overdone  lapping  of  the  reverse  die,  removing  much  of  the  leftmost 
leg  and  creating  a  granular  texture  on  portions  of  the  bison.  NGC 
ID#  22SX,  PCGS#  3982 

1566  1937-D  Three-Legged  AU55  PCGS.  FS-901.  A  satiny  stone- 
gray  nickel  with  subtle  powder-blue  and  olive-gold  undertones. 
Generally  unabraded  save  for  delicate  hairlines  from  its  brief 
encounter  with  circulation.  All  diagnostics  of  the  key  date  mint 
error  are  present.  NGC  ID#  22SX,  PCGS#  3982 

1567  1937-D  Three-Legged  AU55  PCGS.  FS-901.  The  obverse 
is  light  golden-gray  while  the  reverse  displays  deeper  lavender 
and  peach-gold  shades.  Luster  is  plentiful  and  the  strike  is  good. 
Smooth  except  for  a  faint  diagonal  mark  beneath  the  bison’s  flank. 
NGC  ID#  22SX,  PCGS#  3982 

1568  1937-D  Three-Legged  AU55  NGC.  FS-901.  A  lightly  circulated 
example  with  dusky  olive-gray  toning  aside  from  a  glimpse  of  rose 
patina  on  the  lower  right  reverse.  Each  side  has  a  few  minor  marks, 
and  a  retained  lamination  (as  issued)  is  near  the  bison’s  tail.  A 
famous  key  variety.  NGC  ID#  22SX,  PCGS#  3982 


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1937-D  FS-901  Buffalo  Nickel,  MS63 
Three-Legged  Reverse 


1937-S  Buffalo  Nickel,  MS67+ 
Sole  Finest  PCGS-Graded  Example 


Type  One  1913  Buffalo  Nickel,  PR67 
The  Original  Fraser  Design 


1571  1937-D  Three-Legged  MS64  PCGS.  CAC.  FS-901.  Usually 
called  a  “variety,”  the  Three-Legged  Buffalo  nickel  is  more  properly 
termed  a  “die  state”  as  the  dies  were  in  use  with  all  four  legs  present, 
and  then  continued  in  use  after  the  foreleg  was  polished  away.  This 
Choice  Mint  State  piece  has  vibrant  gold  and  iridescent  toning 
over  satin  luster  with  underlying  mint  brilliance.  NGC  ID#  22SX, 
PCGS#  3982 


1574  1913  Type  Two  PR66  NGC.  Beautiful  eye  appeal  is  the  hallmark 
of  this  pristine  Premium  Gem  proof,  one  of  the  1,514  specimens 
struck  with  a  recessed  denomination.  Precisely  struck  and 
attractively  toned  in  orange,  rose,  gold,  and  powder-blue  shades. 
The  Type  Two  design  was  necessitated  to  prevent  the  denomination 
from  wearing  off  far  too  soon  in  the  life  of  circulation  strikes. 
Census:  74  in  66,  41  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  6/201 1) ,  lot  3266,  which  realized 
$3,737.50.  NGC  ID#  278S,  PCGS#  3990 


1569  1937-D  Three-Legged  MS63  PCGS.  FS-901.  There  are  a  number 
of  diagnostics  to  identify  this  variety  in  addition  to  the  missing 
foreleg.  Among  those  are  a  granular  hind  leg  and  the  separation 
between  the  bison’s  back  and  E  PLURIBUS  UNUM.  This  Select 
Mint  State  piece  has  delicate  gold  and  iridescent  toning  over  satin 
luster  with  excellent  eye  appeal.  NGC  ID#  22SX,  PCGS#  3982 


Choice  Three-Legged  1937-D  Nickel 
Unabraded  Surfaces 


1572  1937-S  MS67+  PCGS.  CAC.  This  Superb  Gem  possesses 
tremendous  eye  appeal  on  both  sides.  The  rich,  lustrous  surfaces 
include  liberal  splashes  of  iridescent  rainbow  hues,  with  the  obverse 
being  particularly  attractive.  Adding  to  the  desirability  of  this  piece 
is  the  fact  that  it  is  at  the  top  of  the  PCGS-graded  population  as 
the  only  example  at  the  67+  level,  with  none  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  22SY,  PCGS#  3983 


PROOF  BUFFALO  NICKELS 


1913  Type  Two  Buffalo  Nickel,  PR66 
Sharply  Struck,  Pastel  Toned 


1570  1937-D  Three-Legged  MS64  NGC.  FS-901.  Designated  as 
FS-020.2  on  the  NGC  insert,  the  obsolete  Cherrypickers’ 
attribution.  This  lustrous  near-Gem  displays  medium  chestnut-gold 
and  gunmetal-gray  toning.  The  strike  is  precise  and  there  are  no 
visible  marks.  The  diagnostics  essential  to  the  variety  are  present, 
such  as  the  granular  back  leg  and  the  series  of  die  dots  beneath  the 
bison’s  flank.  NGC  ID#  22SX,  PCGS#  3982 

1937-D  FS-901  Buffalo,  MS64 
Popular  Three-Legged  Die  State 


1573  1913  Type  One  PR67  PCGS.  CAC.  The  Buffalo  nickel  design 
was  introduced  in  1913  to  much  popular  acclaim.  The  matte  proof 
format  proved  less  popular,  however,  and  only  1,520  proofs  were 
struck.  This  Superb  Gem  exhibits  pristine,  matte  surfaces  with 
the  exactness  of  strike  one  expects  on  this  first  year  Buffalo  proof. 
Attractive  champagne  toning  covers  both  sides  with  a  few  hints  of 
orange  present.  Population:  47  in  67  (1  in67+),3  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Dallas  Signature  (Heritage,  12/2005),  lot  347,  which  realized 
$6,325.  NGC  ID#  278R,  PCGS#  3988 


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1913  Buffalo  Nickel,  PR67 
Type  Two  Design 


1936  Satin  Finish  PR67  Nickel 
Incredible  Eye  Appeal 


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1578  1916  PR65  PCGS.  The  1916  is  the  low-mintage  key  to  the 
series,  and  usually  the  last  date  acquired  for  set  builders.  This  is 
a  remarkably  bright  example  that  displays  finely  granular  matte 
surfaces.  Light  golden  toning  covers  each  side  with  a  very  fine 
(almost  microscopic)  speckling  of  carbon  present.  NGC  ID#  278V, 
PCGS#  3993 


1579  1936  Type  One — Satin  Finish  PR66  NGC.  Pleasing  gold,  red, 
orange,  pink  and  green  colors  appear  on  this  lovely  example  with 
lovely  satin  luster.  The  piece  is  well-struck  and  displays  great  eye 
appeal.  NGC  ID#  278X,  PCGS#  3994 


1582  1936  Type  One  —  Satin  Finish  PR68  NGC.  CAC.  The  bright, 
satiny  surfaces  show  a  perceptible  pinkish  tint  that  is  somewhat 
more  prevalent  on  the  obverse  of  this  piece.  Otherwise,  both  sides 
are  immaculately  preserved  and  fully  struck  —  as  expected  but  not 
as  always  seen.  The  eye  appeal  is  superlative.  Census:  25  in  68,  0 
finer  (2/13). 

From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  NGC  ID#  278X,  PCGS#  3994 

1583  1936  Type  Two — Brilliant  Finish  PR65  PCGS.  Gold  CAC. 

Faint  golden-gray  toning  visits  this  boldly  impressed  and  hairline- 
free  Buffalo  proof  type  coin.  Only  infrequent  pinpoint  carbon  limits 
the  grade.  Housed  in  a  first  generation  holder.  NGC  ID#  278Y, 
PCGS#  3995 


1575  1913  Type  Two  PR67  PCGS.  The  luster  and  surface  quality  of 
the  matte  proof  Buffalo  nickels  and  the  business  strikes  is  extremely 
similar,  so  identification  of  the  matte  proof  examples  relies  mostly 
on  the  sharpness  of  strike.  This  Superb  Gem,  for  example,  has 
an  extraordinary  strike  with  full  details  throughout.  Both  sides 
have  brilliant,  satiny  gray  luster  with  virtually  flawless  surfaces. 
Population:  51  in  67  (1  in  67  +  ),  5  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  278S, 
PCGS#  3990 


1580  1936  Type  One — Satin  Finish  PR67  PCGS.  The  Satin  Finish 
proofs  of  1936  are  a  one-year  type  in  the  Buffalo  nickel  series. 
Golden-silver  color  with  hints  of  pale  pink  and  blue  add  to  the  eye 
appeal  of  this  Superb  Gem.  Incredible  design  definition  is  the  rule 
for  these  Satin  Finish  proof  coins.  NGC  ID#  278X,  PCGS#  3994 


Superb  Gem  1936  Type  One  Nickel 
Satin  Finish  Proof 


1576  1914  PR65  PCGS.  CAC.  A  delightful  Gem  from  a  mintage  of  just 
1.275  pieces,  this  coin  is  sharply  detailed  throughout,  with  vibrant 
mint  luster  and  attractive  shades  of  powder-blue  and  champagne- 
gold  toning.  NGC  ID#  278T,  PCGS#  3991 


Patinated  PR66  1915  Nickel 


Gem  Proof  1916  Buffalo  Nickel 
Only  600  Pieces  Struck 


1577  1915  PR66  PCGS.  CAC.  Ice-blue,  rose-red,  and  almond-gold 
tints  endow  this  intricately  struck  and  high  grade  specimen.  Free 
from  even  minute  contact,  and  only  rare  microscopic  carbon 
precludes  a  finer  grade.  Though  Philadelphia  coined  nearly  21 
million  business  strikes  in  1915,  just  1,050  proofs  were  produced. 
Housed  in  a  green  label  holder.  NGC  ID#  278U,  PCGS#  3992 


1581  1936  Type  One — Satin  Finish  PR67  PCGS.  CAC.  Usually 
called  Type  One  proofs,  the  Satin  Finish  1936  Buffalo  nickels  are 
a  hybrid  issue  between  the  matte  proofs  issued  two  decades  earlier, 
and  the  brilliant  proofs  struck  later  in  1936  and  again  in  1937. 
This  Superb  Gem  has  rich  gold  toning  over  satin  luster  with  nearly 
flawless  surfaces.  PCGS  has  only  certified  31  finer  submissions 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  278X,  PCGS#  3994 


1936  Satin  Finish  Nickel,  PR68 
Immaculate  Preservation 


1584  1936  Type  Two — Brilliant  Finish  PR65  NGC.  The  Philadelphia 
Mint  coined  4,420  proof  Buffalo  nickels  in  1936,  with  the  first 
type  having  a  satin  finish,  and  the  second  type  featuring  a  brilliant 
finish.  This  Gem  example  displays  pleasing  golden  color  with  tiny 
gray  freckles  appearing  on  the  obverse.  NGC  ID#  278Y,  PCGS# 

3995 

1585  1937  PR65  PCGS.  Gold  CAC.  A  stone-white  specimen  that 
boasts  sharper  definition  at  the  centers  than  virtually  any  business 
strike  of  the  series.  Pristine  save  for  a  single  fleck  in  front  of  the 
nose.  Certified  in  a  first  generation  holder.  NGC  ID#  278Z,  PCGS# 

3996 

1586  1937  PR66  PCGS.  Delicate  honey-gold  toning  adorns  this  lovely 
final  year  proof  nickel.  The  glassy  fields  are  flawless,  as  are  the 
motifs  aside  from  minor  inexactness  of  strike  on  the  hair  above  the 
braid,  and  a  slender  lintmark  on  the  bison’s  front  leg.  Encapsulated 
in  an  old  green  label  holder.  NGC  ID#  278Z,  PCGS#  3996 

1587  1937  PR67  PCGS.  CAC.  A  gleaming,  well-struck  example 
with  gorgeous  eye  appeal,  this  Superb  Gem  displays  attractive 
golden  color.  PCGS  has  awarded  higher  numeric  grades  to  only  12 
examples  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  278Z,  PCGS#  3996 


1937  Buffalo  Nickel,  PR67+ 


1588  1937  PR67+  PCGS.  CAC.  This  is  a  wonderfully  preserved 
proof  Buffalo  nickel.  The  fields  display  unfathomable  depth  of 
reflectivity  and  each  side  is  balanced  in  appearance.  Perhaps  the 
most  extraordinary  aspect  is  the  lack  of  spots  or  flyspecks,  an 
uncommon  surface  trait  on  this  two-year  type.  Each  side  is  mostly 
brilliant  with  just  the  slightest  tinge  of  peripheral  golden  color. 
From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  NGC  ID#  278Z,  PCGS#  3996 


PR67+  1937  Buffalo  Nickel 


1589  1937  PR67+  PCGS.  CAC.  An  incredible  Superb  Gem  proof  with 
few  peers,  this  brilliant  proof  Buffalo  nickel  has  an  bold  strike  and 
amazing  eye  appeal  with  brilliant  nickel-gray  surfaces  and  wisps 
of  pale  champagne  toning.  PCGS  has  only  awarded  the  Plus  (  +  ) 
designation  to  19  examples  certified  PR67,  and  they  have  only 
handed  out  a  finer  grade  12  times  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  278Z,  PCGS# 
3996 


JEFFERSON  NICKELS 

1590  1938-D  MS67  Full  Steps  PCGS.  A  beautifully  preserved  example 
of  this  popular  low  mintage  issue,  this  Superb  Gem  has  pleasing  eye 
appeal.  Vibrant  toning,  in  varying  shades  of  light  orange  and  peach, 
covers  large  portions  of  both  sides  of  this  piece.  Scattered  flecks 
of  pastel  green  also  appear.  Population:  37  in  67  Full  Steps,  0  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  22T5,  PCGS#  84001 

1591  1939  Reverse  of  1940  MS67  Full  Steps  PCGS.  The  steps  are 
strong  and  straight  on  the  reverse  of  this  Jefferson  nickel  Gem. 
Luster  is  softly  frosted  with  flash  at  certain  angles  to  the  light,  pale 
blue  or  gold  where  not  “white.”  Population:  30  in  67  Full  Steps,  0 
finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  894003 

1592  1942-D  D  Over  Horizontal  D  MS62  NGC.  FS-501. 

Cherrypickers’  states  the  D  over  Horizontal  D  “is  the  rarest  of  the 
major  Jefferson  nickel  varieties  in  Mint  State.”  Mint  blunders  of 
this  severity  seemed  to  occur  more  often  during  wartime.  Dusky 
peach-gold  and  lilac  shades  visit  coruscating  surfaces.  Census:  4  in 
62,  11  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  4015 

1593  1943-P  MS67  Full  Steps  PCGS.  All  six  steps  on  the  reverse  are 
razor-sharp  on  this  lustrous  silvery  example.  A  beautifully  preserved 
coin  with  a  stunning  appearance.  Population:  44  in  67  (2  in  67  +  ) 
Full  Steps,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22TP,  PCGS#  84018 

1594  1943/2-P  MS66  NGC.  FS-101.  A  coruscating  Premium  Gem  of 
this  popular  wartime  overdate.  The  obverse  legends  are  lightly  die 
doubled  as  well.  Nicely  struck  and  unabraded  with  light  chestnut- 
gold  and  olive-green  toning.  Census:  30  in  66,  5  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  22TR,  PCGS#  4019 


Well-Struck  1943/2-P  Nickel 
MS66+  Full  Steps 


1595  1943/2-P  MS66+  Full  Steps  PCGS.  CAC.  FS-101.  Delma  K. 
Romines  discovered  the  1943/2  nickel  in  1948.  The  variety  is 
more  available  than  the  1942/1  or  1 942/1 -D  dime  overdates,  but 
examples  in  the  present  lofty  grade  are  undeniably  very  rare.  A 
lustrous  and  precisely  struck  Premium  Gem.  Pristine  aside  from 
a  tiny  spot  beneath  the  I  in  MONTICELLO.  A  minor  retained 
lamination  (as  made)  within  AMERICA.  Population:  21  in  66  (1 
in  66+)  Full  Steps,  2  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22TR,  PCGS#  84019 

1596  1945-P  MS66  Full  Steps  PCGS.  Frosty  with  above-average 
detail.  The  obverse  is  pale  gold-to-gray  with  a  crimson  dot  at  the 
top  of  Jefferson’s  head,  while  the  reverse  has  a  peach  “sky”  over 
Monticello  and  a  tiny  nick  on  the  left  side  of  the  steps.  NGC  ID# 
22TX,  PCGS#  84025 

1597  1946-S  Doubled  Die  Obverse  MS64  PCGS.  FS-101.  Trumpet 
tail  S.  LIBERTY  and  the  date  are  strongly  die  doubled.  This  die 
variety  is  perhaps  even  more  interesting  for  its  heavy  “hockey 
stick”  die  line  (as  made)  on  Jefferson’s  queue.  A  lustrous  and  well 
preserved  almond-gold  near-Gem.  PCGS#  38509 


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Beautifully  Toned  1948-D  Nickel 
MS67  Full  Steps 


1598  1948-D  MS67  Full  Steps  PCGS.  Beautiful  eye  appeal  is  the 
hallmark  of  this  Superb  Gem  1948-D  Jefferson,  in  addition  to  the 
obviously  bold  strike.  Pinkish-blue  centers  cede  to  gold,  mint,  and 
amber  at  the  borders.  Contact  is  minimal  and  there  is  no  question 
about  the  Full  Step  designation.  Population:  8  in  67  Full  Steps,  0 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22U9,  PCGS#  84035 


PROOF  JEFFERSON  NICKELS 

Rainbow-Toned  PR68  1942-P  Nickel 


Single  Year  Proof  Subtype 


1599  1942-P  Type  Two  PR68  PCGS.  Delightful  powder-blue,  apricot- 
gold,  and  lemon  patina  endows  this  razor-sharp  specimen.  Only 
trivial  carbon  denies  perfection.  A  prize  for  the  connoisseur  of 
toned  coinage.  A  single-year  proof  subtype  due  to  the  silver  alloy. 
Population:  11  in  68,  1  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27A4,  PCGS#  4180 


1600  1950  PR66  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  A  surprisingly  well-contrasted 
Premium  Gem  specimen  from  the  first  Cameo-era  proof  Jefferson 
nickel  issue.  Faint  blue  and  rose-gold  overtones  visit  the  reverse,  but 
at  most  angles  this  piece  presents  as  black-and-white.  Population:  6 
in  66  Deep  Cameo,  8  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27A5,  PCGS#  94182 


1950  Jefferson  Nickel,  PR67  Deep  Cameo 


1601  1950  PR67  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Both  sides  of  this  appealing 
Superb  Gem  Cameo  proof  display  beautiful  gold  patina,  while  the 
left  obverse  field  also  features  wisps  of  champagne -rose  and  violet 
color.  The  coin  is  well-struck,  with  essentially  pristine  surfaces  and 
outstanding  eye  appeal.  The  population  data  has  not  changed  since 
the  last  auction  appearance  of  this  coin  with  us,  it  remains  8  in  67 
Deep  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  1/2010),  lot  608,  which  realized 
$7,475. 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27A5,  PCGS#  94182 


Elusive  PR67  Deep  Cameo  1951  Nickel 


1602  1951  PR67  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Impeccable,  brilliant  surfaces 
with  an  attractive  degree  of  contrast  provide  this  piece  with 
outstanding  eye  appeal  A  few  very  subtle  hints  of  color  appear  at 
portions  of  the  peripheries.  As  a  class,  all  pre-1954  Jefferson  nickels 
are  very  rare  with  Deep  Cameo  contrast.  Only  one  additional  67 
Deep  Cameo  has  emerged  in  the  last  three  years  since  this  coin 
appeared  at  our  2010  FUN  auction,  with  the  population  now 
standing  at  10  in  67  Deep  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  1/2010),  lot  609,  which  realized 
$5,462.50. 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  2 2 YD,  PCGS#  94183 


1951  Nickel,  PR67  Deep  Cameo 
Snow-White  Surfaces 


1603  1951  PR67  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  This  snow-white  1951  proof 
Jefferson  nickel  is  among  the  few  to  achieve  this  ultimate  Superb 
Gem  Deep  Cameo  grade  at  PCGS.  In  fact,  it  would  not  surprise  us  in 
the  least  if  this  piece  were  in  a  PR68  holder.  Mint  frost  is  uniformly 
thick  on  the  devices,  and  only  the  neck  of  Jefferson  shows  minuscule 
contact.  Population:  10  in  67  Deep  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  2 2 YD,  PCGS#  94183 


1604  1951  Die  Doubled  Obverse  PR68  PCGS.  FS-101.  Jefferson’s  eye 
and  profile  are  lightly  die  doubled,  as  is  TRUST.  Pastel  lilac  and 
almond-gold  toning  graces  this  immaculate  specimen.  Population: 
1  in  68,  0  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  38543 


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1606  1954  PR68  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  The  quality  of  this  piece  is 
outstanding,  resulting  in  tremendous  visual  appeal.  The  watery, 
highly  reflective  fields  display  a  significant  amount  of  contrast 
against  the  satiny  frosted  devices.  The  surfaces  appear  pristine  on 
both  sides.  Population:  7  in  68  Deep  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  27A7,  PCGS#  94186 


1611  1958  PR68  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  A  well-preserved  example  with 
a  pleasing  level  of  detail,  this  attractive  coin  displays  appreciable 
contrast  between  the  devices  and  the  beautifully  mirrored  fields. 
Pale  golden-silver  color  appears  on  the  obverse.  Population:  4  in  68 
Deep  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27A8,  PCGS#  94190 


Top-Notch  1953  Nickel,  PR69  Cameo 


1956  Nickel,  PR68  Deep  Cameo 
Outstanding  Visual  Appeal 


1605  1953  PR69  Cameo  PCGS.  The  contrast  is  perceptible  but 
somewhat  shy  of  what  it  would  take  for  a  Deep  Cameo  designation. 
The  surface  preservation,  in  concert  with  the  grade,  however,  is 
essentially  perfect  even  under  a  loupe.  This  is  a  white  coin  save  for 
the  merest  suggestion  of  gold.  Population:  2  in  69  Cameo,  0  finer 
(3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  2 2 YE,  PCGS#  84185 


1954  Jefferson  Nickel,  PR68 
Virtually  Perfect  Deep  Cameo  Example 


1610  1956  PR68  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Deeply  mirrored  fields  and  frosty 
devices  provide  this  example  with  tremendous  eye  appeal.  Small 
splashes  of  light  caramel  appear  on  Jefferson’s  coat.  Despite  a  proof 
mintage  of  669,384,  few  survivors  can  match  the  appearance  of  this 
beautifully  preserved  example.  Population:  6  in  68  Deep  Cameo,  0 
finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  22YG,  PCGS#  94188 


1958  Jefferson  Nickel,  PR68  Deep  Cameo 


Impressive  1959  Nickel,  PR69  Deep  Cameo 


1 609  1955  PR68  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  The  quicksilver  surfaces  are  deeply 
contrasted  and  fully  struck,  showing  just  a  trace  of  golden-gray  at  the 
lower  obverse.  Population:  25  in  68  Deep  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 
From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  22YF,  PCGS#  94187 


1954  Jefferson  Nickel,  PR68  Deep  Cameo 
Among  the  Finest  Certified 


1612  1959  PR68  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Numerous  tiny  splashes  of 
orange  and  russet  toning  appear  on  both  sides  of  this  lustrous 
example  displaying  an  attractive  degree  of  contrast.  Population:  14 
in  68  Deep  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27A9,  PCGS#  94191 


1607  1954  PR68  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  A  hint  of  ice-blue  near  the  rims 
offsets  the  practically  black-and-white  brilliance  of  this  brightly 
mirrored  specimen.  The  ivory  devices  have  rich,  delightful  frost 
and  contrast  markedly  against  the  illimitable  depth  of  reflectivity 
in  the  fields.  Population:  7  in  68  Deep  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  2/2010) ,  lot  359,  which  realized 
$5,980. 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27A7,  PCGS#  94186 


1608  1954  PR69  Cameo  PCGS.  Excellent  contrast  for  a  1950s  nickel 
proof.  Near-perfect  surfaces  present  as  black-and-white.  The  plastic 
case  has  a  scratch  over  the  left  obverse  that  should  not  be  interpreted 
as  damage  to  the  coin.  Population:  4  in  69  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 
From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27A7,  PCGS#  84186 


1613  1959  PR69  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  As  not  only  the  grade  suggests, 
but  also  the  number  of  pieces  graded  at  this  level  by  the  two  major 
grading  services,  which  stands  at  three  combined,  this  coin  is 
exceptional  (3/13).  The  devices  are  richly  frosted  and  the  fields 
exhibit  a  strong  degree  of  reflectivity.  Faint,  dappled  sun-gold  color 
appears  throughout.  The  surfaces  are  pristine  with  the  exception  of 
two  tiny  specks.  Population:  1  in  69  Deep  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 
From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27A9,  PCGS#  94191 


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1961  Nickel,  PR69  Deep  Cameo 
One  of  the  Finest  Certified  Examples 


1614  1961  PR69  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  A  well-struck,  beautifully 
preserved  example,  this  piece  has  few  rivals  at  this  grade  level.  The 
devices  are  richly  frosted  and  the  fields  display  a  high  degree  of 
mirrored  brilliance.  Scattered  dappled  caramel-gold  color  appears 
throughout.  Population:  13  in  69  Deep  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  22YK,  PCGS#  94193 


1615  1971  No  S  Nickel  in  Government  Proof  Set.  The  1971  proofs 
saw  the  third  “No  S”  mistake  in  four  years,  this  time  on  a  larger- 
diameter  denomination,  the  nickel.  This  is  a  lightly  gold-toned 
and  thoroughly  original  1971  “No  S”  proof  set,  still  housed  in  the 
government  plastic  packaging  with  blue  envelope.  Contrast  is 
appreciable  on  each  side.(Total:  5  coins)  NGC  ID#  22YN,  PCGS# 
4204 

1616  197 1  No  S  PR68  NGC.  Key  to  a  proof  set  of  Jefferson  nickels,  the 
1971  No  S  is  a  rarity.  Brilliant  surfaces  and  a  sharp  strike  provide 
this  example  with  tremendous  eye  appeal.  Census:  5  in  68,  1  finer 
(2/13).  NGC  ID#  22YN,  PCGS#  4204 

1617  1971  No  S  PR68  Cameo  PCGS.  A  gorgeous  example,  this  piece 
is  stone-white  and  immaculate,  with  impressive  white-on-black 
contrast.  The  No  S  proof  variety  appears  on  1968,  1970,  1975,  and 
1983  dimes,  as  well  as  1990  cents,  however  1971  is  the  only  nickel 
date  for  the  popular  mint  error.  Population:  57  in  68  Cameo,  9  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  22YN,  PCGS#  84204 

1618  1971  No  S  PR68  Cameo  PCGS.  A  rarely  encountered 
representative  from  the  group  of  coins  struck  from  a  single  proof 
nickel  die  that  was  missing  the  mintmark.  Brilliant  fields,  frosty 
surfaces,  and  bold  details  combine  for  tremendous  eye  appeal  on 
this  PR68  example.  Population:  56  in  68  Cameo,  8  finer  (2/13). 
NGC  ID#  22YN,  PCGS#  84204 

1619  1971  No  S  PR68  Cameo  PCGS.  The  third  No  S  proof  variety 
in  four  years,  the  1971  version  migrated  to  a  larger- in-diameter, 
smaller-in-value  denomination,  the  nickel.  Moderate  mirrors 
surround  distinctly  frosted  devices.  The  reverse  has  the  superior 
cameo  effect.  Population:  57  in  68  Cameo,  9  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  22YN,  PCGS#  84204 

1620  1971  No  S  PR69  Cameo  NGC.  This  popular  modern  rarity 
displays  stunning  field-motif  contrast,  and  both  sides  reveal 
immaculate  preservation  on  untoned  surfaces.  The  design  elements 
are  fully  struck,  and  eye  appeal  is  tremendous.  A  tiny  milk  spot 
appears  on  the  right  side  of  Monticello.  Census:  11  in  69  Cameo,  0 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22YN,  PCGS#  84204 


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1971  No  S  Nickel,  PR69  Cameo 
Only  20  Certified 


1621  1971  No  S  PR69  Cameo  PCGS.  When  proof  production  was 
transferred  from  Philadelphia  to  San  Francisco  in  1968,  a  new 
type  of  error  was  introduced.  That  was  the  proof  issue  without  a 
mintmark.  Similar  errors  could  happen  on  business  strike  issues, 
but  prior  to  the  introduction  of  P  mintmarks  in  Philadelphia,  such 
errors  would  have  been  impossible  to  authenticate.  This  nearly 
perfect  proof  has  faint  peripheral  gold  toning  on  its  brilliant  black- 
and-white  proof  surfaces  with  extraordinary  eye  appeal.  Population: 
9  in  69  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22YN,  PCGS#  84204 


1622  1981-S  Type  Two  PR70  Ultra  Cameo  NGC.  A  numerically 
perfect  example  exhibiting  richly  frosted  devices  and  brilliantly 
mirrored  fields.  As  the  grade  implies,  this  piece  is  a  beauty.  Census: 
3  in  70  Ultra  Cameo  (2/13).  NGC  ID#  22YT,  PCGS#  94216 

1623  1986-S  PR70  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Technically  flawless  and 
magnificently  contrasted  with  thick  frost  blanketing  both  the 
portrait  and  Monticello.  Population:  13  in  70  Deep  Cameo  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  27B2,  PCGS#  94221 


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EARLY  HALF  DIMES 


1794  Half  Dime,  VF25,  V-4,  LM-4 
Most  Available  Variety  of  the  Year 


1624  1794  VF25  PCGS.  V-4,  LM-4,  R.4.  This  very  scarce  first-year  die 
pairing  shows  the  date  low  and  far  from  the  curl  and  the  bust,  the 
digit  1  nearly  touching  the  dentils.  The  reverse  shows  three  inner 
berries  and  no  outer  berries  under  the  eagle’s  wings.  Even  though 
quite  scarce  in  an  absolute  sense,  the  LM-4  is  the  most  available  of 
the  four  varieties  for  1794.  This  piece  shows  golden-gray  surfaces 
with  a  few  grade-consistent  marks  and  faint  luster  remaining.  A 
scrape  runs  from  star  9  to  the  rim  and  one  appears  in  the  field  just 
above  star  14,  not  overly  distracting.  NGC  ID#  22ZT,  PCGS#  4250 


LIKERTY  1796  Half  Dime  XF 
V-l,  LM-1 


1625  1796  LIKERTY  XF40  NGC.  V-l,  LM-1,  R.3.  Defective  upper 
and  lower  serifs  on  the  B  in  LIBERTY  is  the  cause  of  the  well- 
known  LIKERTY  variety.  This  first-year  Draped  Bust,  Small  Eagle 
type  coin  is  attractively  detailed  and  displays  medium  to  deep  dove- 
gray  and  autumn-brown  toning.  Abrasions  are  minimal  though  a 
few  minute  ticks  are  on  the  obverse  field. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  22ZW,  PCGS# 
4254 


1797  Half  Dime,  15  Stars,  V-2,  LM-1 
Anachronistic  Obverse  Die 


1626  1797  15  Stars  VF30  PCGS.  V-2,  LM-1,  R.3.  The  15  Stars 
obverse  is  sufficient  to  attribute  this  variety  and  the  13  Stars  V-l, 
LM-4,  as  only  the  16  Stars  V-4,  LM-2  and  V-3,  LM-3  share  two 
different  reverse  dies.  This  charcoal-gray  piece  is  well-centered  on 
the  planchet,  attractive  despite  a  few  thin  but  long  scrapes  mostly 
confined  to  the  obverse.  The  obverse  die  is  an  anachronism,  as 
Tennessee  had  joined  the  Union  as  the  16th  state  on  June  1,  1796. 
NGC  ID#  22ZZ,  PCGS#  4258 


15  Stars  1797  Half  Dime 
V-2,  LM-1,  AU  Details 


1627  1797  15  Stars  —  Improperly  Cleaned,  Corroded  —  NGC  Details. 
AU.  V-2,  LM-1,  R.3.  A  scarce  die  pair  easily  distinguished  by  the 
singular  15  Stars  obverse.  The  present  example  exhibits  light  to 
moderate  corrosion  mostly  at  the  margins,  and  the  coin  may  have 
been  cleaned  in  an  attempt  to  remove  that  corrosion.  The  surfaces 
have  since  retoned  in  dappled  gold  and  blue,  though  areas  of  silver 
still  remain.  NGC  ID#  22ZZ,  PCGS#  4258 


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Elusive  1803  V-l,  LM-2  Half  Dime 
Large  8,  R.4,  XF40 


1628  1803  Large  8  XF40  PCGS.  V-l,  LM-2,  R.4.  The  LM-2  die 
pairing  of  1803  half  dime,  at  R.4,  is  scarcer  than  the  LM-3  (the 
other  Large  8  die  combination)  and  more  available  than  the  rare 
Small  8  variety,  LM-1.  The  peripheral  obverse  right-side  devices 
are  strike-doubled  from  ERTY  through  stars  8-13,  as  the  hammer 
die  was  loose  and  “bounced”  when  the  coin  was  struck.  This 
piece  is  especially  well-detailed  on  the  obverse,  although  a  scrape 
appears  in  the  right  field  just  past  Liberty’s  nose.  Considerable 
strike  weakness  shows  on  the  upper  clouds  and  some  of  the  stars  on 
the  reverse.  The  surfaces  are  silver  to  gray  with  gold  accents  near 
the  rims.  Seldom  seen  in  high  grade.  NGC  ID#  2329,  PCGS#  4269 


BUST  HALF  DIMES 

1629  1829  AU50  NGC,  V-10,  LM-12,  R.6.  The  Logan-McCloskey 
reference  notes  that  LM-12  is  “a  rare  die  marriage,  with  most 
known  examples  VF  or  less.”  The  variety  diagnostics  are  a  die  crack 
at  the  base  of  the  29  in  the  date  and  a  repunched  C  in  AMERICA. 
Toned  deep  golden-gray  with  even  light  wear  and  a  couple  of 
hair- thin  marks  on  the  left  obverse  field.  NGC  ID#  23  2B,  PCGS# 
4276 

1829  Half  Dime,  AU53 
Better  V-l  6,  LM-10  Variety 


1630  1829  AU53  NGC.  V-16,  LM-10,  R.5.  Dusky  golden-gray  toning 
embraces  this  better  variety,  first  year  Capped  Bust  half  dime.  The 
reverse  die  with  a  repunched  C  in  AMERICA  was  paired  with  four 
obverse  dies,  including  LM-10  with  a  repunched  1  in  the  date.  Well 
defined  and  minimally  abraded.  NGC  ID#  232B,  PCGS#  4276 


Near-Mint  1829  Half  Dime 
Very  Rare  V-17,  LM-8 


1631  1829  AU58  NGC.  V-17,  LM-8,  R.7.  The  LM-8  1829  half  dime  is 
one  of  the  few  early  die  varieties  that  escaped  the  diligent  searches 
of  Jules  Reiver.  He  had  26  examples  of  the  date  in  his  collection, 
auctioned  by  Heritage  in  January  2006,  but  lacked  the  LM-8.  This 
is  a  lightly  toned  silver-gray  piece  with  substantial  luster  and  bold 
definition.  There  are  no  remotely  noticeable  marks.  NGC  ID# 
232B,  PCGS#  4276 

1632  1829  MS63  PCGS.  V-2,  LM-3,  R.2.  The  obverse  displays  light 
cream-gray  and  olive-green  toning.  The  reverse  shows  deeper 
shades  of  gunmetal-gray  and  forest-green.  Smooth  aside  from 
a  curvy  line  on  the  left  obverse  field.  NGC  ID#  23 2B,  PCGS# 
4276 

1633  1830  MS64  PCGS.  V-3,  LM-4,  R.2.  Autumn-gold  and  dove-gray 
encompass  this  coruscating  Choice  proof.  The  strike  is  intricate 
throughout.  Pristine  except  for  an  inconspicuous  pinscratch  near 
the  bust  tip.  NGC  ID#  232C,  PCGS#  4277 

1634  1831  MS65  NGC.  V-l,  LM-6,  R.l.  Apple-green,  walnut-brown, 
and  stone-gray  toning  enriches  this  intricately  struck  and  satiny 
Gem.  The  fields  are  clashed  but  the  surfaces  are  pristine  save  for  a 
single  hair-thin  obverse  line  from  9  o’clock  to  beneath  Liberty’s  ear. 
NGC  ID#  23 2D,  PCGS#  4278 

Premium  Gem  1831  Half  Dime 
Pristine  Surfaces,  V-3,  LM-7 


1635  1831  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  V-3,  LM-7,  R.2.  A  lightly  toned, 
lustrous,  pristine,  and  well  struck  Premium  Gem  of  this  available 
Capped  Bust  variety.  The  O  in  OF  is  repunched  southwest  and  a 
“scarface”  die  crack  descends  across  Liberty’s  cheek.  One  of  only 
nine  with  a  CAC  bean  in  the  present  grade.  Population:  39  in  66,  8 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  232D,  PCGS#  4278 


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White  Gem  1832  Half  Dime 
W8,  LM-5 


1636  1832  MS65  PCGS.  V-8,  LM-5,  R.l.  A  brilliant  and  lustrous  Gem 
whose  intricate  strike  and  exemplary  surfaces  provide  exceptional 
eye  appeal.  A  slender  mint-made  lint  mark  through  the  eagle’s  neck 
will  identify  this  lovely  Gem  in  any  future  auction  appearances. 
The  second  S  in  STATES  is  filled,  as  is  the  top  half  of  the  N  in 
UNITED.  Population:  56  in  65,  45  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  232E, 
PCGS#  4279 


Prooflike  MS66  1833  Half  Dime 
V-l,  LM-10 


1637  1833  MS66  Proof  like  NGC.  V-l,  LM-10,  R.l.  Die  cracks  from 
the  wingtips  and  across  Liberty’s  portrait  identify  the  Valentine 
variety.  This  flashy  high  grade  type  coin  has  a  brilliant  obverse  and 
blushes  of  rich  jade-green  and  plum-mauve  on  the  reverse.  Flawless 
save  for  a  mint-made  diagonal  roller  mark  on  the  jaw.  As  of  (3/13), 
NGC  has  certified  just  two  pieces  as  Prooflike,  both  at  the  MS66 
level.  NGC  ID#  232F,  PCGS#  4280 


Smooth  Superb  Gem  V-l,  LM-2 
1834  Half  Dime 


1638  1834  MS67  NGC.  V-l,  LM-2,  R.l.  A  magnificent  pearl-gray 
Superb  Gem  that  boasts  a  precise  strike  and  flawless  surfaces. 
Traces  of  tan-gold  toning  are  more  prevalent  at  the  margins.  An 
intermediate  die  state  without  the  “Scarface”  die  crack  often  seen 
on  LM-2.  Census  for  all  1834  varieties:  9  in  67,  1  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  232G,  PCGS#  4281 


1835  V-5,  LM-8  Half  Dime,  MS67  ★ 
Prime  Die  State 


1639  1835  Small  Date,  Large  5C  MS67  ★  NGC.  V-5,  LM-8,  R.2. 

While  the  LM-8  is  a  common  variety,  the  earliest  die  state  listed 
in  Logan-McCloskey  is  an  8.1  with  evidence  of  several  minor  die 
cracks.  This  spectacular  coin  shows  no  evidence  of  any  of  those 
cracks.  This  leads  us  to  wonder  if  this  piece  could  have  been  among 
the  first  examples  struck  of  this  variety.  Each  side  exudes  bright, 
sparkling  mint  luster.  The  centers  are  brilliant  and  surrounded  by  a 
ring  of  deep  golden  with  cobalt-blue  at  the  margins.  A  bit  weakly 
struck  in  on  Liberty’s  hair  curls  and  on  the  left  border  of  the  shield, 
but  the  peripheral  devices  are  fully  detailed.  The  fields  display  a  bit 
of  semi-reflectivity,  undoubtedly  from  being  struck  from  a  fresh  set 

of  dies.  PCGS#  4284 


1640  1835  Small  Date,  Small  5C  MS64  PCGS.  CAC.  V-7,  LM-10, 
R.l.  Apple-green,  orange-gold,  and  stone-gray  encompass  this 
mark-free  and  satiny  near-Gem.  The  strike  is  sharp  except  near  the 
left  shield  border.  Population:  22  in  64,  20  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
4285 

SEATED  HALF  DIMES 


1837  No  Stars  Half  Dime,  MS66 
Doubled  Date,  Tripled  8 


1641  1837  No  Stars,  Large  Date  (Curl  Top  1)  MS66  PCGS.  CAC. 

This  die  was  used  for  business  strikes  and  proofs,  featuring  a  boldly 
triple-punched  8  with  the  remaining  date  digits  sharply  doubled. 
Both  sides  of  this  Premium  Gem  are  fully  toned  with  violet-gold 
and  sea-green  toning  over  frosty  luster.  Population:  27  in  66,  2  finer 
(3/13 ).  NGC  ID#  232M,  PCGS#  43 1 1 

1642  1838-0  No  Stars  AU50  PCGS.  The  sole  branch  mint  issue  of  this 
briefly  coined  subtype.  Toned  gunmetal-gray  and  autumn-brown 
with  sharp  definition  and  only  wispy  hairlines.  Housed  in  a  green 
label  holder.  Population:  3  in  50,  19  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Dallas  Signature  (Heritage,  10/2009),  lot  306,  which  realized 
$2,070.  NGC  ID#  232N,  PCGS#  4314 

1643  1838  Large  Stars,  No  Drapery  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  A  lovely 
unmarked  Gem,  the  lustrous  surfaces  display  a  pleasing  blend 
of  golden-orange,  lilac,  and  sky-blue  toning.  The  piece  displays 
a  strong  strike  with  excellent  definition  of  the  design  features. 
Population:  49  in  65  (1  in  65  + ),  24  finer  (2/13). 

From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  NGC  ID#  2TXX,  PCGS# 
4317 


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1644  1838  Large  Stars,  No  Drapery  MS66  NGC.  This  sharply  struck 
and  well  pedigreed  Premium  Gem  exhibits  golden-brown  and 
blue-green  toning  over  much  of  both  sides  though  portions  remain 
brilliant.  Only  wispy  field  marks  preclude  perfection. 

Ex:  Louis  E.  Eliasberg,  Sr.;  Eliasberg  Estate  (Bowers  and  Merena, 
5/1996) ,  lot  947;  Houston  Signature  (Heritage,  12/2009) ,  lot  326, 
which  realized  $2,530.  NGC  ID#  2TXX,  PCGS#  4317 

1645  1839  No  Drapery  MS65  NGC.  Subtle  hints  of  color  appear 
on  this  well-struck  and  well-preserved  Gem  example  displaying 
attractive  eye  appeal.  A  small  spot  appears  on  the  reverse  rim 
near  12  o’clock.  Census:  34  in  65,  27  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  232S, 
PCGS#  4319 


1839  Half  Dime,  MS67  ★ 
Only  One  Finer  at  NGC 


1646  1839  No  Drapery  MS67  ★  NGC.  The  Stars  obverse,  No  Drapery 
design  for  the  Seated  half  dimes  was  only  issued  from  1838  through 
1840,  and  few  survive  as  fine  as  this  Superb  Gem.  NGC  has 
certified  36  examples  of  the  type  in  MS67  and  seven  pieces  in 
MS68.  Only  three  of  the  36  MS67  coins  have  also  received  the 
Star  (★)  designation.  This  lovely  piece  has  frosty  luster  with  lightly 
toned  silver  at  the  centers,  within  a  deeply  toned  and  attractive 
periphery.  Census:  1  in  67  ★,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  232S, 
PCGS#  4319 


1840-0  Half  Dime,  AU53 


1647  1840-0  No  Drapery,  Open  Buds  AU53  NGC.  FS-901.  Small  O. 
The  rare  transitional  variety,  which  pairs  an  old  style  No  Drapery 
obverse  with  a  new  style  Open  Buds  reverse.  Specialists  have  long 
coveted  examples.  The  surfaces  are  clashed  but  unabraded  and 
display  mottled  navy-blue  and  gunmetal-gray  toning.  NGC  ID# 
232V,  PCGS#  4322 


1648  1840-0  Drapery  AU50  PCGS.  Small  O.  Gunmetal-gray,  powder- 
blue,  and  orange-gold  toning  encompasses  this  lightly  circulated 
and  conditionally  rare  early  New  Orleans  half  dime.  Evenly  struck 
and  void  of  visible  abrasions.  Population:  5  in  50,  11  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  232X,  PCGS#  4327 


1840-0  Half  Dime,  AU55 
Small  O,  With  Drapery 


1649  1840-0  Drapery  AU55  NGC.  Small  O.  Rich  peach-gold  and 
apple-green  toning  embraces  this  lightly  worn  but  partly  lustrous 
example.  Marks  are  absent  except  for  faint  abrasions  above  Liberty’s 
foot.  An  early  and  conditionally  rare  New  Orleans  issue.  Census:  4 
in  55,  14  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  232X,  PCGS#  4327 


1650  1841-0  AU58  PCGS.  Medium  O.  Sea-green  and  plum-mauve 
embrace  this  momentarily  circulated  example.  One  thin  mark 
on  the  reverse  exergue.  Struck  from  clashed  dies.  An  early  and 
conditionally  rare  New  Orleans  issue.  Population:  3  in  58,  13  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  232Z,  PCGS#  4329 

1651  1844  MS65  PCGS.  Pleasing  shades  of  violet,  green,  and  golden- 
brown  toning  blanket  the  well-preserved  surfaces  of  this  sharply 
detailed  Gem.  Satiny  mint  luster  shines  through  the  toning. 
Population:  17  in  65,  32  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2335,  PCGS# 
4333 

1652  1844-0  XF45  NGC.  CAC.  Small  O.  Mottled  golden-brown  and 
lavender  toning  embraces  this  moderately  circulated  example.  A 
rare  New  Orleans  issue  despite  a  mintage  of  220,000  pieces.  Struck 
from  medal  turn  dies,  the  orientation  exactly  opposite  the  usual 
coin  turn.  Census:  4  in  45,  15  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Dallas  Signature  (Heritage,  12/2005),  lot  388,  which  realized 
$1 ,380.  NGC  ID#  2336,  PCGS#  4334 


1846  Seated  Liberty  Half  Dime,  AU50 


Rare  Key  Date 


1653  1846  AU50  PCGS.  The  typical  business  strike  1846  half  dime 
survivors  are  generally  low  grade.  The  date  is  scarce  in  VF  or  XF, 
and  rare  in  AU.  Mint  State  coins  are  extremely  rare,  much  more 
so  than  proofs.  This  wonderful  AU  specimen  displays  light  silver- 
gray  color  along  with  faint  traces  of  pale  gold.  The  lightly  abraded 
surfaces  retain  traces  of  luster.  Population:  2  in  50,  9  finer  (3/13). 
Ex:  Central  States  Signature  (Heritage,  4/2009),  lot  33.  NGC  ID# 
2338,  PCGS#  4336 


1654  1848-0  MS62  NGC.  Large  O,  one  of  three  mintmark  sizes  known 
for  this  New  Orleans  issue.  This  half  dime  is  cream-gray  with  traces 
of  straw-gold.  Sharply  struck  and  satiny  with  smooth  surfaces.  The 
date  is  clashed  within  STATES. 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  9/2006) ,  lot  8917 ;  Dr.  William  F. 
Duffy  Collection  (Heritage,  2/2011),  lot  3339,  which  realized  $1 ,035. 
NGC  ID#  233C,  PCGS#  4340 


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1655  1849-0  AU58  NGC.  The  1849-0  is  an  elusive  issue  in  all  grades, 
with  only  140,000  pieces  originally  produced.  Small  copper-gold, 
mint-green,  emerald-green,  and  denim-blue  accents  add  to  the 
eye  appeal  of  this  near-Mint  example.  A  die  break  appears  near  9 
o’clock  on  the  reverse  and  clashmarks  appear.  An  area  near  the  top 
right  portion  of  the  wreath  reveals  pinscratches.  Census:  7  in  58,  17 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  233E,  PCGS#  4344 

1656  1850  MS66  NGC.  A  rare  survivor  at  this  grade  level,  this  Premium 
Gem  displays  well-defined  design  elements  and  attractive  luster. 
Due  to  the  bullion  value  of  silver  in  the  1850s,  the  weight  of  silver 
coins  was  reduced,  beginning  in  1853,  and  the  earlier  coins  were 
hoarded  and  melted,  leaving  few  examples  for  future  generations  of 
collectors.  Census:  14  in  66,  6  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  233F,  PCGS# 
4345 

1657  1851  MS66  NGC.  Frosty  luster  and  well-defined  design  elements 
provide  this  Premium  Gem,  a  scarce  early  1850s  survivor,  with 
pleasing  eye  appeal.  Census:  14  in  66,  6  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
233H,  PCGS#  4347 


1852  Half  Dime,  MS67 
Elusive  Date 


1658  1852  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  The  1852  is  a  slightly  better  date, 
and  is  quite  challenging  in  Superb  Gem.  Fustrous  surfaces  show 
hints  of  golden-gray  patina  and  are  devoid  of  mentionable  marks. 
A  well  executed  strike  imparts  strong  definition  to  the  design 
elements.  Great  overall  eye  appeal,  and  housed  in  a  green  label 
holder.  Population:  4  in  67  (1  in  67  +  ),  1  finer  (2/13). 

From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  NGC  ID#  233K,  PCGS#  4349 


1852-0  Half  Dime,  MS64 
High  Grade  Rarity 


1659  1852-0  MS64  PCGS.  CAC.  This  frosty  and  fully  lustrous  Choice 
Mint  State  half  dime  has  speckled  gold  and  iridescent  toning  on 
the  obverse  with  the  reverse  essentially  brilliant  and  untoned.  A 
condition  rarity,  this  issue  is  elusive  in  near-Gem  and  a  rarity  in 
Gem  or  finer  grades.  Population:  10  in  64,  4  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
233F,  PCGS#  4350 


1853  No  Arrows  Half  Dime,  Colorful  MS66 


1660  1853  No  Arrows  MS66  NGC.  Due  to  their  high-melt-value  silver 
content,  the  1853  No  Arrows  half  dimes  are  even  scarcer  than  their 
low  mintage  of  135,000  pieces  would  imply.  This  Premium  Gem 
shows  excellent  luster  over  surfaces  concentrically  toned  on  each 
side,  pink  radiating  to  blue  and  green-gold.  This  fully  struck  piece 
shows  no  obvious  problems.  Census:  10  in  66,  2  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  233M,  PCGS#  4351 

1661  1853-0  No  Arrows  VF20  NGC.  The  1853-0  No  Arrows  half 
dime  is  an  elusive  coin  in  any  grade,  despite  a  mintage  of  160,000 
pieces.  Yellow-gold  and  light  denim-blue  highlights  appear  on  both 
sides  of  this  pleasing,  evenly  circulated  piece.  Census:  2  in  20,  20 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  233N,  PCGS#  4352 

1662  1853-0  No  Arrows  —  Improperly  Cleaned,  Scratches  —  NGC 
Details.  XF.  Most  of  the  reported  mintage  of  160,000  pieces  was 
likely  melted  by  the  Mint  and  recoined  as  new  tenor  Arrows  silver. 
The  obverse  has  a  few  minor  pinscratches  and  is  mildly  bright  from 
cleaning.  A  mint  error  with  a  small  rim  clip  at  4  o’clock  and  a  slight 
Blakesley  effect  opposite  at  10  o’clock.  NGC  ID#  233N,  PCGS# 
4352 


1853-0  No  Arrows  Half  Dime,  AU55 
Popular  and  Elusive 


1663  1853-0  No  Arrows  AU55  NGC.  Although  160,000  pieces  of  the 
No  Arrows  variety  were  minted  in  New  Orleans,  most  were  melted 
due  to  the  weight  change  effective  February  22,  1853.  This  is  a 
lightly  circulated  example  exhibiting  even  wear  and  pleasing  color. 
Census:  4  in  55,  3  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  233N,  PCGS#  4352 


1664  1853  Arrows  MS65  NGC.  A  fully  brilliant  Gem,  this  1853 
Arrows  half  dime  has  frosty  silver  surfaces  with  light  gold  toning 
and  minuscule  marks.  Both  sides  have  heavy  clash  marks  with  light 
peripheral  obverse  die  cracks.  Census:  77  in  65,  59  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  233Y,  PCGS#  4356 


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Superb  Gem  1853  Arrows  Half  Dime 
Among  the  Finest  Known 


1665  1853  Arrows  MS67  NGC.  Both  sides  of  this  Superb  Gem  display 
pleasing  pale  champagne  color.  The  design  elements  display  bold 
detail  overall,  with  roller  marks  appearing  at  the  upper  left  portion 
of  the  reverse.  That  side  also  shows  light  evidence  of  die  clashing. 
Census:  13  in  67,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  233Y,  PCGS#  4356 


1854  Half  Dime,  MS66 
With  Arrows 


1666  1854  Arrows  MS66  PCGS.  Arrows  half  dimes  were  a  generously 
minted  type  coin  and  are  required  for  any  19th  century  type  set. 
In  this  case  5.7  million  pieces  were  struck.  Few  can  equal  the 
technical  grade  or  sheer  eye  appeal  of  this  coin.  The  highly  lustrous 
surfaces  have  pearl-gray  centers  that  are  surrounded  by  speckled 
golden,  russet,  and  deep  blue  toning  at  the  margins.  Sharply  struck 
throughout.  Population:  10  in  66  (1  in  66+ ),  1  finer  (2/13). 

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Premium  Gem  1854  Half  Dime  With  Arrows 


1667  1854  Arrows  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Splashes  of  coloration  in 
shades  of  lemon-yellow,  cherry-red,  shamrock-green,  orange,  and 
ice-gray  appear  on  the  obverse  of  this  Premium  Gem.  Although 
toning  is  also  present  on  the  reverse,  it  is  not  as  pronounced.  The 
strike  was  well-executed,  adding  to  the  eye  appeal.  Population:  10 
in  66  (1  in  66+),  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2342,  PCGS#  4358 


Superb  Gem  1854  Arrows  Half  Dime 
Tied  for  Finest  Certified 


1668  1854  Arrows  MS67  NGC.  CAC.  The  half  dime  has  only  one 
With  Arrows  period,  for  the  same  1873  legislation  that  forced 
the  second  weight  change  also  abolished  the  denomination.  The 
1854  has  the  second-highest  mintage  within  the  Arrows  series  and 
is  a  valid  choice  for  type  enthusiasts.  This  Superb  Gem  remains 
primarily  brilliant  with  only  a  few  hints  of  toning,  primarily 
consisting  of  tiny  flecks,  and  it  exudes  rich  luster.  This  piece  has 
few  peers,  making  it  seemingly  destined  for  an  elite  collection. 
Clashmarks  appear  on  the  reverse.  Die  polishing  lines  should  not 
be  mistaken  for  marks  or  damage.  Census:  4  in  67,  0  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  2342,  PCGS#  4358 

1855-0  Half  Dime,  Colorful  Gem 
Late  Die  State,  V-la 


1669  1855-0  Arrows  MS65  PCGS.  V-la.  The  obverse  die  that  struck 
this  coin  appears  in  a  quite  advanced  state,  showing  extensive  die 
rust  and  heavy  peripheral  die  cracks.  The  reverse  die  is  nominal. 
The  heaviest  obverse  crack  joins  stars  6  through  13  with  Liberty’s 
head  and  cap,  and  another  smaller  crack  connects  parts  of  the  date 
with  the  right  arrowhead.  In  terms  of  preservation,  however,  this 
coin  is  a  Gem  showing  original  aqua,  jade,  and  mauve  color  that  is 
deeper  on  the  obverse.  There  are  no  singular  marks.  Population:  9 
in  65,  2  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2345,  PCGS#  4361 


Premium  Gem  1856  Half  Dime 


1670  1856  MS66  PCGS.  Olive-green,  golden-brown,  and  gray  colors 
predominate  on  this  piece,  with  small  splashes  of  red  and  electric- 
blue  also  present.  Both  sides  exhibit  rich  mint  luster.  The  design 
elements  display  bold  definition  overall.  Population:  8  in  66  ( 1  in 
66+),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  233P,  PCGS#  4363 


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1859  Half  Dime,  Multicolor  MS67  ★ 


Delicately  Toned  1862  Half  Dime,  MS67 


1681  1864  MS63  NGC.  Several  hues  of  turquoise  frame  golden-apricot 
centers,  along  with  splashes  of  red  and  orange  on  this  Select 
example.  Bold  clashmarks  appear  on  both  sides.  Census:  8  in  63,  26 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  234E,  PCGS#  4384 


1671 


1672 


1858  MS66  NGC.  The  obverse  of  this  Premium  Gem  displays 
shades  of  sea-green,  yellow-gold,  and  orange,  with  a  few  tiny  spots 
of  red  also  present.  Mottled  shades  of  gray  appear  on  the  reverse. 
Clashmarks  are  visible  on  both  sides,  with  the  E  from  DIME  visible 
on  the  obverse.  Census:  54  in  66,  25  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  233U, 
PCGS#  4367 


1673 


1674 


1675  1859  MS67  ★  NGC.  CAC.  Forest-green  margins  encompass 
golden-brown  centers.  Sharply  struck  and  satiny  with  outstanding 
preservation.  The  briefly  coined  Anthony  Paquet  obverse  subtype 
with  hollow-centered  stars  and  a  slightly  different  depiction  of 
Liberty.  NGC  has  only  awarded  the  Star  designation  to  only  two 
business  strike  1859  half  dimes,  both  at  the  MS67  level  (3/13). 
From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  NGC  ID#  233 W,  PCGS#  4371 


Superb  Gem  1860  Seated  Half  Dime 


1678  1860  MS68  NGC.  CAC.  First  year  of  the  Legend  Obverse  design 
modification  for  the  Seated  half  dimes.  Splashes  of  sky-blue,  rose, 
and  silver-gray  patina  visit  the  lustrous  surfaces  of  this  Superb 
Gem.  The  design  elements  are  well  impressed  and  both  sides  are 
immaculately  preserved.  Census:  5  in  68,  0  finer  (2/13). 

From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  NGC  ID#  2347,  PCGS#  4377 


1679  1862  MS66  NGC.  Rich  luster  and  vibrant  toning  in  hues  of 
teal,  russet,  purple,  and  gold  provide  this  Premium  Gem  with 
an  attractive  appearance,  particularly  the  reverse.  Pronounced 
clashmarks  are  visible  on  both  sides.  Census:  41  in  66,  27  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  234B,  PCGS#  4381 


1676  1860  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  Numerous  colors  appear  on  this  Superb 
Gem.  The  obverse  includes  shades  of  orange,  red,  russet,  fuchsia, 
electric-blue,  teal,  and  plum.  The  orange-rose  center  on  the  reverse 
is  encircled  by  dark  sea-green.  The  design  elements  display  a  strong 
level  of  detail.  Population:  36  in  67,  2  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2347, 
PCGS#  4377 


1680  1862  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  Sea-green,  pink,  and  russet  are  among 
the  colors  appearing  on  this  lovely  Superb  Gem  example  with 
rich,  satin  luster  and  well-defined  design  details.  The  reverse 
reveals  clashmarks.  This  is  a  pleasing  Civil  War  era  representative. 
Population:  31  in  67  (2  in  67+),  3  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  234B, 
PCGS#  4381 


1857  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Frosty  with  blue-gray  and  green-gold 
hues  on  the  obverse,  the  latter  color  prevailing  on  the  reverse.  A 
carefully  preserved  half  dime,  bluntly  struck  at  the  margins  but 
decently  detailed  on  the  interiors.  Population:  27  in  66  (5  in  66+ ), 
3  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  233S,  PCGS#  4365 


1860  Half  Dime,  MS67 
First- Year  Type  Issue 


1858  MS67  NGC.  Deep  cobalt-blue  and  ruby-red  envelop  most 
of  the  designs,  though  the  central  reverse  displays  only  light  gold 
and  gunmetal  shades.  A  sharply  struck  Superb  Gem  of  this  high 
mintage  but  conditionally  challenging  Stars  Obverse  issue.  Housed 
in  a  former  generation  holder.  Census:  22  in  67,  3  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  233U,  PCGS#  4367 

1858-0  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  An  attractive  patina  of  champagne- 
gold  and  lavender-gray  blankets  the  surfaces  of  this  well-detailed 
Gem,  with  vibrant  mint  luster  and  outstanding  eye  appeal.  Some 
die  breaks  and  clash  marks  are  evident  on  the  obverse.  Population: 
15  in  65,  6  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  233V,  PCGS#  4369 


1677  1860  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  The  first-year  of  the  Obverse  Legend 
design  and  a  common  date  of  that  design,  ideal  for  type  collectors. 
This  Superb  Gem  exhibits  frosty  mint  luster  and  bold  design  motifs 
with  bright,  untoned  silver- white  surfaces.  Population:  36  in  67,  2 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2347,  PCGS#  4377 

1860  Half  Dime,  MS68 
First  Year  of  Its  Type 


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1682  1864  MS65  NGC.  Autumn-gold  and  ocean-blue  dominate  this 
coruscating  and  undisturbed  Gem.  Only  the  left  corner  of  Liberty’s 
rock  and  the  small  portion  of  the  wreath  opposite  show  inexactness 
of  strike.  Just  48,000  pieces  issued.  Struck  from  prominently  clashed 
dies. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  234E,  PCGS# 
4384 

1683  1865  AU58  NGC.  A  scarce  issue  from  the  end  of  the  Civil 
War,  surviving  from  a  mintage  of  13,000  coins.  This  near-Mint 
specimen  has  a  few  splashes  of  pale  gold  toning  over  brilliant 
surfaces  exhibiting  reflective  fields.  Census:  4  in  58,  40  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  234G,  PCGS#  4386 

1684  1865-S  AU58  NGC.  Wine,  russet,  fuchsia,  blue-green,  electric- 
blue,  and  olive  colors  appear  on  the  obverse  of  this  near-Mint  piece, 
while  the  reverse  displays  shades  of  golden-brown.  A  diagonal  die 
crack  appears  on  the  reverse  and  extends  from  the  rim  near  10 
o’clock  to  an  area  close  to  the  rim  near  4  o’clock.  Census:  12  in  58, 
22  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  234H,  PCGS#  4387 

1685  1866  MS65  Proof  like  NGC.  One  of  only  two  examples  certified 
as  Prooflike  by  NGC,  the  present  Gem  exhibits  frosty  motifs  and 
glassy  fields.  Fully  struck  and  essentially  brilliant  with  mint-made 
clash  marks  evident  on  both  sides.  Just  10,000  business  strikes  (and 
725  proofs)  were  struck. 

Ex:  Palm  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  312005) ,  lot  5434,  which  realized 
$1,955.  PCGS#  74388 

1686  1867  AU58  NGC.  Gorgeous  colors  emerge  beneath  the  gray 
patina  on  this  pleasing  near-Mint  piece.  Yellow-gold,  copper,  and 
red  are  present  along  with  a  few  flecks  of  bright  green.  Beneath 
the  toning,  the  surfaces  exhibit  a  prooflike  appearance.  Numerous 
clashmarks  are  present,  primarily  on  the  obverse  along  with  a  die 
crack  near  the  obverse  rim  at  1 1  o’clock  that  extends  to  Liberty’s 
shoulder.  Census:  6  in  58,  67  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  234L,  PCGS# 
4390 

1687  1868  MS64  NGC  Proof  like.  A  brilliant  near-Gem  with  flashy 
fields  and  a  good  strike.  The  1868  has  a  low  mintage  of  88,600 
pieces,  due  to  Gresham’s  Law  and  fractional  currency.  As  of  (3/13), 
NGC  has  certified  7  examples  as  Prooflike.  NGC  ID#  234N, 
PCGS#  4392 

1688  1872-S  Mintmark  Below  Bow  MS66+  PCGS.  CAC.  An 

impressive  Premium  Gem  with  brilliant  and  frosty  silver  luster,  this 
untoned  example  has  a  sharp  strike  and  pristine  surfaces.  A  highly 
attractive  specimen.  Population:  53  in  66  (3  in  66+),  8  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  2352,  PCGS#  4401 

1873  Half  Dime,  Beautifully  Patinated  MS67 
Last  Year  of  the  Denomination 


1689  1873  MS67  PCGS.  A  colorful  Superb  Gem  example  of  this  last- 
year  half  dime  issue  —  one  eliminated  by  the  “Crime  of  ‘73”  —  and 
an  excellent  type  acquisition  with  phenomenal  eye  appeal.  Cobalt- 
blue  and  pink  dominate  the  utterly  unmarked  surfaces  on  both 
sides.  The  1873  half  dime  seldom  appears  at  auction  in  MS67  and 
is  certified  as  such  even  less  frequently.  Population:  2  in  67,  0  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  2353,  PCGS#  4404 


PROOF  SEATED  HALF  DIMES 

1855  Seated  Half  Dime,  PR65 
With  Arrows  at  Date 


1690  1855  Arrows  PR65  PCGS  Secure.  CAC.  A  lovely  Gem  proof 
with  extraordinary  eye  appeal,  this  1855  half  dime  has  brilliant 
mirrored  fields  beneath  gorgeous  sea-green,  gold,  and  iridescent 
toning,  with  lustrous  devices.  The  sharply  detailed  design  motifs 
are  frosty  and  contrast  nicely  with  the  mirrored  fields,  although 
the  toning  is  just  deep  enough  to  prevent  a  Cameo  designation. 
Population:  2  in  65,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  235T,  PCGS#  4433 


1691  1859  PR64  NGC.  The  interesting  single-year  Paquet  subtype 
(aside  from  the  rare  transitional  patterns)  with  hollow-center 
stars  and  a  different  engraving  of  Liberty.  The  date  is  boldly 
repunched  south.  Fully  struck  and  flashy  with  peach-gold  and 
aquamarine  patina.  Striations  on  the  central  reverse  are  as  made, 
on  the  planchet  prior  to  the  strike.  NGC  ID#  235P,  PCGS# 
4438 

1859  Half  Dime,  PR65 
Hollow  Star  Centers 


1692  1859  PR65  NGC.  CAC.  The  obverse  of  this  deeply  mirrored 
Gem  proof  exhibits  lovely  sea-green  and  violet-gold  toning.  The 
reverse  blends  delicate  gold  and  light  green  toning.  Both  sides  of 
this  lovely  piece  exhibit  bold,  satin  design  motifs.  Census:  48  in  65, 
24  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  235P,  PCGS#  4438 

1693  1862  PR65  PCGS.  CAC.  An  array  of  colors  covers  this  Gem 
example  that  retains  reflective  fields.  Among  the  shades  are  yellow, 
green,  orange,  and  red.  A  well-executed  strike  provides  this  piece 
with  a  pleasing  level  of  design  detail.  Population:  26  in  65,  18  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  235X,  PCGS#  4445 

1694  1862  PR66+  PCGS.  An  exacting  strike  produced  well-defined 
design  details  on  both  sides  of  this  high-end  Premium  Gem.  Toning, 
in  attractive  shades  of  sea-green  and  gold,  further  enhances  the 
visual  appeal.  A  number  of  small,  as-made  strikethroughs  are 
present.  Population:  16  in  66  (1  in  66+),  2  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
235X,  PCGS#  4445 

1695  1863  PR66  PCGS.  Toning  enthusiasts  will  no  doubt  find  this 
piece  of  interest.  Apricot-gold  peripheries  and  aquamarine  centers 
appear  on  this  coin,  with  the  reverse  center  being  particularly 
vivid.  Population:  11  in  66,  2  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  235Y,  PCGS# 
4446 


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1696  1865  PR66  NGC.  Gorgeous  bands  of  ocean-blue,  olive-green,  and 
violet-red  frame  the  honey-gold  centers  of  this  fully  struck  Premium 
Gem.  Pristine  save  for  a  small  spot  on  the  reverse  near  10  o’clock. 
Ex:  Abner  Kreisberg,  9/1961,  lot  588;  John  Jay  Pittman  Collection, 
Part  One  (David  Akers,  10/1997),  lot  521 .  NGC  ID#  2362,  PCGS# 

4448 

1697  1866  PR65  PCGS.  A  fully-struck  Gem,  this  piece  exhibits  lovely 
sea-green,  caramel-gold,  and  lilac  toning.  The  surfaces  are  virtually 
pristine,  with  only  a  couple  of  tiny  as-made  lintmarks  present  on 
the  obverse.  The  1  in  the  date  is  repunched.  This  is  an  attractive 
survivor  from  a  small  production  of  only  725  proofs.  Population:  20 
in  65,  11  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2363,  PCGS#  4449 

1698  1866  PR66  NGC.  A  lovely  Premium  Gem  proof  representing 
a  date  with  a  low  related  business  strike,  this  piece  is  one  of 
only  725  proofs  that  were  minted.  Sharply  defined  with  deep 
gold  and  iridescent  toning  over  fully  mirrored  fields  and  lustrous 
devices.  Census:  11  in  66,  2  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2363,  PCGS# 

4449 

1699  1866  PR65  Cameo  PCGS.  This  proof  half  dime  is  one  of  725 
examples  coined  in  this  post-Civil  War  year.  Numerous  shades  of 
green,  orange,  and  brown  appear  on  both  sides  of  this  piece  along 
with  splashes  of  red  and  plum.  Population:  3  in  65  Cameo,  2  finer 
(3/13).  PCGS#  84449 

1700  1867  PR65  NGC.  Deep  shades  of  blue  and  gold  grace  this 
moderately  mirrored  and  nicely  struck  Gem.  Only  625  proof 
Seated  Liberty  half  dimes  were  struck  in  1867,  to  accompany  a  tiny 
business -strike  mintage  of  8,000  pieces. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  2364,  PCGS# 

4450 

1701  1868  PR65  PCGS.  Although  a  few  colors  appear  beneath  the 
gray  patina  on  the  obverse,  the  reverse  displays  an  array  of  pleasing 
shades,  including  mint-green,  copper,  apple-green,  pink,  and  violet. 
Population:  20  in  65,  12  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2365,  PCGS# 

4451 


1868  Half  Dime,  PR66  Cameo 
Exceptional  Contrast 


1702  1868  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  An  impressive  Premium  Gem 
Cameo  proof,  this  diminutive  silver  coin  exhibits  brilliant  silver 
luster  on  the  frosty  devices  with  deeply  mirrored  fields  on  both 
sides.  A  splash  of  toning  graces  the  obverse  and  reverse  of  this 
beauty.  Population:  10  in  66  (2  in  66+)  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13). 
PCGS#  84451 


1870  Seated  Half  Dime,  PR65 


1703  1870  PR65  PCGS.  A  modestly  contrasted  late-date  Gem  proof 
half  dime  with  light  gray  interiors  and  gold,  blue,  and  violet  patina 
along  the  borders.  The  reflectivity  and  preservation  are  equally 
pleasing.  Both  sides  reveal  as-made  die  lines.  Population:  20  in  65, 
15  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2367,  PCGS#  4453 

1704  1871  PR65  PCGS.  The  obverse  of  this  Gem  features  rich  toning, 
particularly  at  the  outer  edges.  The  reverse  primarily  displays  deep 
gold  toning.  The  strike  is  soft  near  the  upper  portion  of  the  wreath 
at  left.  Population:  23  in  65,  15  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2368, 
PCGS#  4454 

1705  1872  PR65  NGC.  Apple-green,  rose-red,  and  straw-gold  shades 
embrace  this  flashy  penultimate  date  Gem.  Pristine  save  for  faint 
contact  on  the  field  near  the  left  (facing)  shoulder.  One  of  just  950 
proofs  struck.  Encapsulated  in  a  former  generation  holder.  NGC 
ID#  2369,  PCGS#  4455 

EARLY  DIMES 

1706  1797  16  Stars  —  Repaired  —  NGC  Details.  VF.  JR-1,  R.4.  This 
scarce  Draped  Bust,  Small  Eagle  dime  has  been  whizzed  and  shows 
blurry  definition  at  the  obverse  center  and  on  the  right  (facing) 
wing  near  the  body.  Moderately  granular  but  nicely  detailed  overall. 
The  usual  die  state  with  a  retained  break  over  the  date.  NGC  ID# 
236C,  PCGS#  4462 


Near-Mint  1798  Dime 
Large  8,  JR-4 


1707  1798  Large  8  AU 5  8  NGC.  JR-4,  R.3 .  A  middle  die  state  with  a  crack 
above  the  nose  but  no  crack  from  the  nose  to  star  12.  Dark  gunmetal- 
gray  toning  encompasses  the  gently  coruscating  surfaces.  The  strike 
is  good  though  portions  of  the  shield  and  curls  lack  full  definition. 
Only  a  couple  of  faint  hair-thin  marks  are  evident  beneath  a  lens. 
From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  236E,  PCGS# 
4466 


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BUST  DIMES 


Choice  VF  1800  Dime,  JR-2 


1708  1800  VF35  NGC.  JR-2,  R.5.  The  rarer  of  the  two  die  pairings, 
distinguished  by  a  “spike”  or  die  line  from  the  right  shield 
corner.  Sharply  defined  for  the  Choice  VF  level,  with  most  of  E 
PLURIBUS  UNUM  bold  and  glimpses  of  luster  noted  on  the  left 
(facing)  wing.  Toned  deep  golden-gray.  The  reverse  is  unabraded 
and  the  obverse  displays  only  faint  hair-thin  marks. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  236H,  PCGS# 
4470 


1709  1802  AG3  NGC.  JR-4,  R.4.  Though  less  famous  than  its  half 
dime  cousin,  the  1802  dime  is  also  rare  but  much  more  affordable. 
The  present  dark  brown  example  has  a  bold  date  and  STATES  OF. 
The  types  are  well  outlined.  The  minutely  granular  surfaces  are 
worn  but  unmarked.  NGC  ID#  236K,  PCGS#  4472 

1807  JR-1  Dime,  AU58 
Clashed  and  Bulged  Dies 


1710  1807  AU58  PCGS.  JR-1,  R.2.  The  1807  dime  is  the  final  issue 
of  the  Draped  Bust  design,  and  the  most  plentiful  variety  of  the 
series.  A  single  pair  of  dies  coined  165,000  pieces,  explaining  a 
wide  range  of  die  states.  Most  examples  are  similar  to  this  heavily 
bulged  and  clashed  example.  Peripheral  blue  and  iridescent  toning 
accompanies  the  pewter-gray  surfaces  of  this  piece  that  retains 
nearly  full  luster.  NGC  ID#  23 6T,  PCGS#  4480 

1807  Dime,  MS63 

Well-Struck  and  Attractively-Toned,  JR-1 


1711  1807  MS63  PCGS.  JR-1,  R.2.  Intermingled  splashes  of  color 
including  shades  of  blue-green,  golden-tan,  orange,  and  violet 
add  to  the  eye  appeal  of  both  sides  of  this  Select  Mint  State 
representative.  Other  than  minor  incompleteness  at  a  few  of  the 
stars,  the  coin  displays  a  sharp  strike.  Minor  clash  marks  appear  on 
the  reverse.  The  mark  that  appears  in  the  obverse  image  to  the  left 
of  the  portrait  is  actually  a  small  scratch  on  the  holder.  Population: 
34  in  63  (1  in  63+),  26  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  236T,  PCGS#  4480 


Lovely  Gem  1823/2  Dime,  Large  E*s,  JR-3 


1712  1823/2  Large  E’s  MS65  NGC.  JR-3,  R.2.  This  is  a  beautiful 
example  of  the  JR-3  1823/2  Large  E’s  dime,  showing  the  bold 
overdate  feature  within  and  right  of  the  lower  parts  of  the  3,  and 
the  second  E  in  STATES  above  the  T  adjacent.  This  Gem  boasts 
an  original  album-toned  obverse  with  pink  center  and  ice-blue  rim 
patina,  and  the  reverse  is  a  mellow  grayish-gold.  A  high-quality 
Gem  example.  PCGS#  4499 

1713  1827  AU58  PCGS.  CAC.  JR-11,  R.2.  Ex:  Eliasberg.  Star  13  is 
repunched,  characteristic  of  the  John  Reich  variety.  Luster  brightens 
much  of  the  smooth  chestnut-gold  and  stone-gray  surfaces.  Jade- 
green  toning  is  confined  to  the  lower  reverse.  Eliasberg  had  five  1827 
dimes  including  a  Gem  proof.  Housed  in  a  green  label  holder. 

Ex:  Louis  E.  Eliasberg,  Sr.  Collection  (Bowers  and  M erena,  5/1996), 
lot  1079.  NGC  ID#  2375,  PCGS#  4504 


1827  JR- 13  Dime,  MS64 


1714  1827  MS64  PCGS.  JR-13,  R.3.  A  scarce  variety,  although 
examples  are  usually  available  with  a  little  patience.  This  piece  is 
far  finer  than  the  typical  Fine  to  VF  example,  probably  high  in  the 
Condition  Census  for  the  variety.  It  is  fully  brilliant  and  sharply 
struck,  with  satiny  silver  luster.  NGC  ID#  2375,  PCGS#  4504 


1715  1830  Medium  10C  AU58  NGC.  JR-5,  R.2.  JR-5  is  often  listed 
as  an  1830/29  variety  though  in  the  present  late  die  state  little 
evidence  of  the  underdate  remains.  This  unmarked  cream-gray 
example  displays  ample  satin  luster  across  the  margins  and  over  the 
motifs.  NGC  ID#  2379,  PCGS#  4516 


Toned  JR-5  1831  Dime,  MS66 


1716  1831  MS66  NGC.  JR-5,  R.l.  The  late  die  state  with  a  cud  over 
the  UNI  in  UNITED.  Autumn-gold,  rose-red,  and  aquamarine 
toning  consumes  this  fully  struck  and  satiny  Premium  Gem.  Pristine 
save  for  minor  marks  near  Liberty’s  neck.  An  outstanding  Capped 
Bust  type  coin.  Encapsulated  in  a  former  generation  holder.  Census: 
10  in  66,  6  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  237B,  PCGS#  4520 


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1717  1832  MS64  NGC.  JR-4,  R.3.  This  virtually  brilliant  Choice 
Capped  Bust  dime  displays  vibrant  luster  and  is  well  struck  except 
for  the  eagle’s  neck.  Refreshingly  free  from  abrasions.  Census:  43  in 
64,  15  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  237C,  PCGS#  4521 

1834  JR-2  Dime,  MS65 
Likely  the  Finest  Known 


1718  1834  Large  4  MS65  NGC.  JR-2,  R.3.  A  heavy  die  crack  connects 
the  inside  points  of  stars  1,2,  and  3,  and  continues  lightly  to  stars 
4  and  5.  The  reverse  has  the  O  in  OF  sharply  recut.  This  is  a  scarce 
variety  that  is  rarely  encountered  in  Mint  State  grades.  This  Gem, 
with  frosty  luster  and  brilliant  silver  inside  a  frame  of  vivid  blue  and 
gold,  is  likely  one  of  the  finest  known  1834  JR'2  dimes.  Census:  19 
in  65,  12  finer  (3/13),  for  all  1834  varieties.  PCGS#  4526 

1719  1835  MS63  PCGS.  JR-1,  R.l.  Russet-brown  toning  visits  both 
borders  but  is  more  extensive  on  the  obverse.  This  well  struck  and 
mark  Tree  silver  type  coin  has  satin  luster  and  excellent  eye  appeal. 

NGC  ID#  23 7 F,  PCGS#  4527 

1720  1837  MS62  NGC.  JR-3,  R.2.  Sea-green,  plum-mauve,  and 
gunmetal-gray  embrace  this  sharply  struck  and  satiny  silver  type 
coin.  Marks  are  absent  save  for  faint  lines  above  the  eagle’s  neck. 
Late  dies  with  an  interesting  vertical  crack  through  the  lower 
obverse.  NGC  ID#  237H,  PCGS#  4529 

SEATED  DIMES 

1837  No  Stars,  Large  Date  Dime,  MS65 
First- Year  Type 


1721  1837  No  Stars,  Large  Date  MS65  NGC.  Electric-blue,  sea-green, 
and  copper-brown  colors  predominate  on  this  Gem  example.  The 
design  elements  display  a  bold  level  of  detail.  A  die  crack  extends 
from  the  obverse  rim  near  4  o’clock  into  Liberty.  Surface  marks  are 
present.  Census:  25  in  65,  31  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23 7R,  PCGS# 
4561 


1837  No  Stars  Dime,  MS65 
Large  Date 


1722  1837  No  Stars,  Large  Date  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  Gerry  Fortin 
refers  to  the  intersecting  obverse  radial  die  cracks  as  “pie  shaped.” 
Attractively  toned  in  dusky  walnut-tan  and  sea-green  shades. 
Lustrous  and  boldly  struck  with  unperturbed  surfaces  and  excellent 
eye  appeal.  Housed  in  an  old  green  label  holder.  Population:  24  in 
65,  7  finer  (2/13). 

From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  NGC  ID#  237R,  PCGS#  4561 


1723  1838  Large  Stars  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  Fortin-113.  Dove-gray 
motifs  and  legends  rise  above  rich  olive-green  and  autumn-gold 
fields.  Fully  struck  and  coruscating  with  magnificent  preservation. 
A  worm-like  die  flaw  is  at  the  reverse  center.  Population:  34  in  65, 
16  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Chicago  Signature  (Heritage,  4/2012) ,  lot  3759,  which  realized 
$2,530.  NGC  ID#  237U,  PCGS#  4568 

1724  1839-0  No  Drapery,  Huge  O  VF20  PCGS.  Fortin- 108a.  A  Top 

100  variety  according  to  Gerry  Fortin’s  website,  seateddimevarieties. 
com.  He  writes  that  this  is  “a  very  scarce  variety  that  is  infrequently 
offered  despite  a  high  premium.”  The  diagnostic  obverse  and 
reverse  die  cracks  are  both  evident  on  this  piece.  The  surfaces 
are  pleasing  with  deep  gray  and  gold  toning  on  both  sides.  An 
attractive  example  and  highly  important  for  the  specialist.  NGC 
ID#  237Y,  PCGS#  4572 

1840  No  Drapery  Dime 
Bold  Premium  Gem 


1725  1840  No  Drapery  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  A  silver- white,  untoned 
Premium  Gem  of  this  early  Seated  dime  issue,  seldom  seen  finer. 
The  frosty  surfaces  are  boldly  struck,  save  for  softness  on  the  O 
of  ONE  and  the  upper  left  (facing)  leaf  triplet,  and  opposite  at 
the  center  of  the  horizontal  shield  stripes.  The  star  centrils  and 
Liberty’s  head  on  the  obverse  are  all  well-detailed.  A  couple  of  thin 
marks  on  the  reverse  are  undistracting.  NGC  ID#  23  7 Z,  PCGS# 
4573 


1726  1843-0  VF30  PCGS.  CAC.  The  1843-0  is  even  rarer  than  its 
low  mintage  of  150,000  pieces  may  suggest  and  seldom  appears 
in  grades  above  VF.  This  lightly  worn  specimen  retains  much 
original  detail,  with  pleasing  gray  patina  and  only  minor  abrasions. 
Population:  11  in  30,  21  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2389,  PCGS# 
4584 


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1727  1846  —  Whizzed  —  NCS.  AU  Details,  Though  half  dollar 
production  soared  in  1846,  the  half  dime  and  dime  were  neglected 
and  have  minimal  mintages.  The  present  silver-gray  example 
exhibits  little  if  any  actual  wear  but  has  been  evenly  whizzed 
throughout.  NGC  ID#  238D,  PCGS#  4588 


Vibrant  Premium  Gem  1853  Arrows  Dime 


1728  1853  Arrows  MS66  NGC.  Toning  is  present  on  both  sides  of  this 
Premium  Gem,  the  colors  particularly  vibrant  on  the  obverse.  The 
shades  include  deep  gold,  red-brown,  emerald-green,  teal,  steel- 
blue,  and  plum.  This  attractive  piece  exhibits  a  crisp  strike.  Census: 
39  in  66  (1  in  66+),  14  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2398,  PCGS#  4603 


1854  Seated  Dime,  MS66 
Arrows  Obverse 


1729  1854  Arrows  MS66  NGC.  CAC.  The  1854  With  Arrows  Seated 
Liberty  dime  was  produced  in  large  quantities,  and  the  issue  is 
extremely  popular  as  a  type  coin  (the  Stars  Obverse  with  Arrows 
design  was  only  used  from  1853  to  1855).  Examples  in  Premium 
Gem  condition  are  very  rare.  The  present  coin  is  a  noteworthy 
specimen,  with  a  sharp  strike  and  vibrant  mint  luster.  The  surfaces 
show  the  slightest  hints  of  ice-blue  toning.  Census:  14  in  66  (1  in 
66+),  8  finer  (2/13). 

From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  NGC  ID#  239A,  PCGS#  4605 


1730  1860-0  —  Damaged  —  NCS.  VF  Details.  From  a  mintage  of  just 
40,000  pieces,  the  1860-0  is  rare  since  the  issue  was  ignored  by 
numismatists  until  decades  later.  The  present  cream-gray  example 
has  a  clear  LIBERTY  and  three  small  field  digs  near  the  profile  and 
foot  of  Liberty.  NGC  ID#  239E,  PCGS#  4632 

1731  1861  MS66  NGC.  This  precisely  struck  Civil  War  Premium  Gem 
is  mostly  brilliant  but  has  a  band  of  golden-brown  and  navy-blue 
across  the  upper  obverse  border.  Satiny  and  nicely  struck  with 
contact  limited  to  the  area  near  Liberty’s  lowered  elbow.  Census:  10 
in  66,  2  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  239F,  PCGS#  4633 

1732  1863  XF40  PCGS.  CAC.  Small  nicks  over  the  tiny  cap  on 
the  obverse  are  the  only  marks  of  consequence  on  this  lightly 
circulated  Civil  War  survivor.  Both  sides  have  dark  gray  and  gold 
toning  with  good  overall  eye  appeal.  Population:  2  in  40,  35  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  239K,  PCGS#  4637 


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Low-Mintage  1867  Seated  Dime,  MS66 


1733  1867  MS66  PCGS.  Fortin-102,  R.5.  A  number  of  colors  appear 
on  both  sides  of  this  Premium  Gem,  with  the  rich  shades  including 
electric-blue,  fuchsia,  plum,  sea-green,  russet,  red,  and  orange.  Die 
doubling  on  the  tassel  of  the  corn  stalk  confirms  this  variety  along 
with  the  obverse  clashmarks.  Very  few  examples  have  reached  this 
grade  level  or  higher.  Population:  9  in  66  (1  in  66+ ),  2  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  239U,  PCGS#  4645 

1734  1871  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  This  frosty  Gem  is  a  lovely  example 
with  ivory  and  gold  surfaces  showing  peripheral  blue-green  accents. 
The  1871  had  a  high  mintage  combined  with  a  low  survival, 
resulting  in  an  important  condition  rarity.  Population:  6  in  65,  6 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23 A4,  PCGS#  4653 

1735  1872-CC  —  Environmental  Damage  —  NGC  Details.  AU.  Rare 
in  all  grades,  since  the  mintage  of  35,480  pieces  went  into  Old 
West  circulation  with  any  saving  only  by  chance.  NGC  has  yet  to 
certify  any  examples  above  AU55.  The  blended  gunmetal-gray  and 
almond-gold  surfaces  are  well  defined  but  mildly  granular.  NGC 
ID#  23 A8,  PCGS#  4657 

1872-S  Seated  Dime,  MS64 
Conditionally  Rare 


1736  1872-S  MS64  PCGS.  CAC.  Gerry  Fortin  identifies  just  one  die 
variety  for  the  date,  with  a  small  and  squared  (block)  mintmark. 
This  scarce  date  is  a  condition  rarity  that  is  elusive  in  Mint  State 
grades.  PCGS  has  only  graded  16  pieces  in  MS60  or  finer  grades.  A 
Choice  Mint  State  specimen,  this  example  has  satiny  silver  luster 
with  a  trace  of  blue  and  gold  on  the  obverse,  and  similar  toning 
over  much  of  the  reverse.  Population:  6  in  64,  2  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  23 A9,  PCGS#  4658 


1737  1873  Open  3,  No  Arrows  MS62  PCGS.  CAC.  Although  only 
a  short  time  elapsed  between  the  change  to  the  Open  3  logotype 
early  in  1873  and  the  shift  in  weight  that  led  to  the  Arrows  variety, 
60,000  business  strike  dimes  were  produced  during  that  period. 
Gold,  orange,  and  deep  sea-green  colors  appear  on  both  sides  of  this 
representative,  a  rare  Mint  State  survivor.  Population:  6  in  62,  7 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23 AB,  PCGS#  4660 

1738  1873  Arrows  MS64  NGC.  This  well-detailed  Choice  example 
exhibits  some  die  striations  in  the  obverse  field  and  clash  marks 
on  the  reverse.  Strong  mint  luster  shines  through  a  delicate  patina 
of  champagne-gold.  Census:  26  in  64,  21  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
23  BG,  PCGS#  4665 


1873-S  Seated  Dime,  MS64 
Popular  Arrows  Type 


1739  1873-S  Arrows  MS64  NGC.  The  arrows  at  the  date  signify  a 
weight  change  in  most  silver  denominations  that  was  instituted  in 
1873.  This  impressive  Choice  example  displays  well-detailed  design 
elements  and  satiny  mint  luster.  The  surfaces  are  lightly  abraded 
and  exhibit  a  patina  of  green  and  lavender  with  most  of  the  color 
on  the  obverse.  Census:  37  in  64,  4  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23 BJ, 
PCGS#  4667 

1874-S  Dime,  MS64 
Arrows  at  the  Date 


1740  1874-S  Arrows  MS64  PCGS.  Arrows  beside  the  date  signify  the 
weight  change  that  resulted  from  Congressional  legislation  in  1873. 
Today,  the  two-year  design  subtype  is  highly  popular,  and  high 
grade  examples  are  elusive.  This  1874'S  dime  is  sharply  defined 
with  light  gold  toning  over  its  ivory  surfaces.  Population:  14  in  64, 
6  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23BM,  PCGS#  4670 


1741  1876  MS66+  PCGS.  CAC.  Type  One  Reverse.  Variegated  forest- 
green,  autumn-brown,  and  lilac-red  toning  encompasses  lustrous 
and  virtually  immaculate  surfaces.  The  strike  is  precise  save  for 
blending  on  the  upper  left  portion  of  the  wreath.  Population: 
19  in  66  (2  in  66+),  3  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23AH,  PCGS# 
4679 

Pristine  MS66  1877-CC  Dime 
Doubled  Die  Reverse 


1742  1877-CC  MS66  PCGS.  Type  One  Reverse.  Cream-gray  overall 
with  golden-brown,  apple-green,  and  ruby-red  in  peripheral 
crevices.  Well  struck  and  lustrous  with  nearly  pristine  preservation. 
The  reverse  is  lightly  die  doubled,  as  often  seen  on  dimes  from 
this  era,  most  prominently  on  the  E  in  DIME.  The  1  is  repunched 
above  the  base.  The  die  pair  does  not  match  any  listed  on  the  Gerry 
Fortin  website.  Population:  30  in  66,  5  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
23AM,  PCGS#  4683 


1743  1879  MS66  PCGS.  Bright  luster  has  a  hint  of  watery  reflectivity, 
unsurprising  on  this  issue  of  only  14,000  business  strikes.  Azure  and 
gold-orange  patina  wraps  around  the  bottoms  and  sides  of  each  face, 
leaving  the  centers  and  the  tops  generally  pale  silver.  Population: 
60  in  66  (4  in  66+),  27  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23AS,  PCGS# 
4687 


1879  Seated  Dime,  MS67 


1744  1879  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  Both  sides  of  this  Superb  Gem  exhibit 
satin  luster  beneath  intense  sea-green,  gold,  and  iridescent  toning 
with  sharp  design  motifs  and  satin  luster.  The  reflective  fields  add 
to  the  eye  appeal  of  this  lovely  specimen.  Population:  26  in  67,  1 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23 AS,  PCGS#  4687 

1745  1880  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Traces  of  tan  toning  adorn  this  lustrous 
and  boldly  struck  low  mintage  dime  virtually  free  of  contact  marks. 
A  mere  36,000  pieces  were  struck,  as  Philadelphia  concentrated  on 
silver  dollar  coinage  that  year.  Population:  22  in  66,  13  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  23 AT,  PCGS#  4688 

1746  1884  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  The  outer  edges  exhibit  areas  of 
golden-brown,  rose,  and  jade-green  color  on  this  Premium  Gem 
example.  A  number  of  tiny  die  cracks  are  visible  on  the  reverse. 
Population:  36  in  66  (1  in  66+),  22  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23AX, 
PCGS#  4692 

1747  1884  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  This  impressive  Premium  Gem  displays 
vibrant  mint  luster  and  well-detailed  design  elements  under 
attractive  shades  of  violet,  sea-green,  and  amber  patina.  Population: 
36  in  66  (1  in  66+),  22  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23 AX,  PCGS# 
4692 


1885  Dime,  Toned  MS67 


1748  1885  MS67  PCGS.  A  stunning  Superb  Gem.  The  obverse 
exhibits  medium  intensity  pinkish-gold  and  blue-green  toning 
while  the  reverse  has  similar,  lighter  pastel  toning.  A  sharp  strike 
and  excellent  eye  appeal  are  noted  and  an  absence  of  marks  ensures 
the  importance  of  this  specimen.  Population:  10  in  67  (1  in  67+ ),  0 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23 AZ,  PCGS#  4694 

1749  1886  MS66  NGC.  Although  considered  a  common  date,  the  1886 
is  rarely  encountered  as  fine  as  this  piece.  Both  sides  are  highly 
lustrous  with  brilliant  and  untoned  silver  surfaces.  Sharply  detailed 
and  attractive.  Census:  53  in  66,  9  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23B3, 
PCGS#  4696 

1750  1886-S  MS62  NGC.  CAC.  Light  silver-gray  through  the  interiors 
with  green-gold  touches  at  the  margins.  Despite  being  a  condition 
rarity  at  the  MS62  and  finer  levels,  the  1886-S  dime  remains  an 
affordable  issue  to  the  point  of  being  underrated.  Census:  6  in  62, 
41  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23B4,  PCGS#  4697 


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1751  1888-S  MS64  PCGS.  CAC.  Wafts  of  gold,  russet,  and  blue-green 
compete  for  territory  on  each  side  of  this  softly  lustrous  near-Gem. 
A  few  curvy  lines  are  noted  on  the  right  obverse  field.  Population:  6 
in  64,  10  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23B8,  PCGS#  4701 

1752  1890  MS66  NGC.  Dusky  orange,  gold-green,  sage,  and  blue  hues 
enrich  this  Premium  Gem  from  the  penultimate  year  for  Seated 
coinage.  A  touch  of  striking  softness  is  a  minor  concern  compared 
to  the  balance  of  the  eye  appeal.  Census:  57  in  66  (1  in  66+),  10 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23 BB,  PCGS#  4704 

1753  1890  MS66  Prooflike  NGC.  The  finer  of  only  two  1890  Prooflike 
dimes,  this  Premium  Gem  offers  uncommon  field-motif  contrast 
for  a  business  strike  coin.  Silver-white  surfaces  display  a  whisper  of 
tan-gold  toning  on  the  right  obverse  field.  Struck  from  prominently 
clashed  dies. 

Ex:  Houston  Signature  (Heritage,  11/2007),  lot  60362.  PCGS# 
74704 

1754  1890-S  MS65  NGC.  CAC.  A  delicate  patina  of  champagne-gold 
and  lavender  enhances  the  well-preserved  surfaces  of  this  sharply 
detailed  Gem,  with  most  of  the  color  on  the  obverse.  Census:  15  in 
65,  7  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23BC,  PCGS#  4705 


1891  Last- Year  Seated  Dime 
Stunningly  Toned  Superb  Gem 


1755  1891  MS67  PCGS.  This  last-year  Philadelphia  issue  of  the  Seated 
dime  design  is  a  stunning,  colorful  Superb  Gem  with  silvery  centers 
complementing  deep  cinnamon,  burgundy,  and  electric-blue  hues 
near  the  rims.  Distinct  clash  marks  appear  on  each  side,  but  there  is 
no  visible  evidence  of  post-Mint  contact.  A  beautiful  coin  for  last- 
year-of-type  collectors.  Population:  7  in  67,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  23BD,  PCGS#  4706 


1891  Seated  Dime,  MS67 
Final- Year  Issue 


1756  1891  MS67  NGC.  The  obverse  sports  a  silver  center  surrounded 
by  a  ring  of  golden- amber,  while  moderate  color  dominates  on  the 
reverse,  aqua-green  competing  with  pinkish-gold.  This  last-year 
Seated  dime  business  strike  shows  minor  strike  weakness  at  the 
lower  reverse  but  little  evidence  of  contact  on  either  side.  Census: 
16  in  67,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23 BD,  PCGS#  4706 

1757  1891-0  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  Fortin- 108.  This  is  a  colorful  Gem 
example  of  the  variety  with  the  shattered  reverse  die.  The  toning 
on  the  obverse  is  concentrated  primarily  near  the  rim,  while  the 
colors  on  the  reverse  are  more  scattered.  The  colors  include  several 
shades  of  green,  along  with  yellow,  red,  and  russet.  Population:  19 
in  65,  15  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23BE,  PCGS#  4707 


Richly  Toned  PR66  1857  Dime 
Excellent  Underlying  Reflectivity 


1758  1857  PR66  PCGS.  CAC.  A  crisply  struck  and  generously  toned 
Premium  Gem  from  the  last  year  of  the  pre-1858  period  before  mass 
proof  sales.  The  two  sides  share  blue-violet  outer  toning  and  gold- 
to-peach  interiors,  the  former  more  prominent  on  the  obverse  and 
the  latter  on  the  reverse.  Rare  in  any  grade  but  especially  so  this 
fine.  Population:  4  in  66,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23CB,  PCGS# 
4746 


1858  Seated  Dime,  PR66 
Borderline  Cameo  Proof 


1759  1858  PR66  PCGS.  CAC.  A  silver  proof  set  of  1858  is  an 
attainable  goal,  and  the  Premium  Gem  proof  dime  offered  here 
would  provide  a  nice  starting  point.  Both  sides  are  deeply  mirrored 
beneath  blue-green  and  iridescent  toning  with  lightly  frosted 
devices.  Although  undesignated,  this  borderline  Cameo  specimen 
has  nice  contrast  beneath  the  toning.  Population:  4  in  66,  0  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  23CC,  PCGS#  4747 


1858  Dime,  PR65  Cameo 


1760  1858  PR65  Cameo  NGC.  Struck  in  the  first  year  of  wide  spread 
distribution  to  collectors,  this  amazing  proof  survives  from  a  small  but 
unknown  mintage  that  has  been  estimated  at  300  or  perhaps  more. 
A  well-struck  Gem,  this  piece  exhibits  appealing  contrast  between 
the  fields  and  the  devices.  Areas  of  toning,  primarily  at  the  outer 
edges,  include  hues  of  orange  and  golden-brown.  A  few  gray  toning 
spots  are  also  present.  Census:  3  in  65  Cameo,  5  finer  (3/13). 

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1859  Seated  Dime,  PR65 
Final  With  Stars  Issue 


1761  1859  PR65  NGC.  This  stunning  Gem  proof  has  obvious  cameo 
contrast  as  a  result  of  deeply  mirrored  fields  and  lustrous  devices, 
the  latter  showing  bold  details.  Both  sides  are  toned,  the  obverse 
in  light  gold  with  blue  and  violet  peripheries.  The  reverse  has  light 
silver  brilliance  within  a  peripheral  frame  of  blue  and  gold.  Census: 
33  in  65,  37  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23CD,  PCGS#  4748 


Gem  Proof  1859  Seated  Dime 
Rare  Cameo  Specimen 


1764  1859  PR65  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  The  design  elements  of  this 
impressive  Gem  are  sharply  detailed  throughout  and  the  rich  mint 
frost  of  the  devices  contrasts  boldly  with  the  deeply  reflective 
fields.  An  attractive  patina  of  champagne-gold  and  cerulean-blue 
enhances  the  considerable  eye  appeal.  Population:  4  in  65  Cameo, 
6  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  84748 


Gem  Proof  1859  Stars  Obverse  Dime 


1762  1859  PR65  PCGS.  CAC.  Golden-orange  color  serves  as  the 
backdrop  on  this  Gem,  with  scattered  splashes  of  electric-blue, 
aquamarine,  fuchsia,  and  violet  also  present.  The  coin  displays  a 
bold  level  of  detail,  providing  nice  eye  appeal.  Population:  26  in  65, 
20  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23CD,  PCGS#  4748 


Lovely  PR65  Cameo  1859  Dime 


1763  1859  PR65  Cameo  NGC.  After  the  success  of  the  Mint’s  first 
commercial  proof  coin  offering  in  1858,  estimated  at  300+  pieces, 
the  proof  production  was  increased  to  800  for  the  1859  issue.  This 
lovely  Gem  example  displays  stone-white  color  along  with  a  few 
small  specks  of  toning.  Census:  13  in  65  Cameo,  11  finer  (3/13). 
PCGS#  84748 


1859  Seated  Dime,  PR66+  Cameo 
Spectacular  Multicolor  Toning 


1765  1859  PR66+  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Gorgeously  toned  on  both 
sides,  this  high-end  Premium  Gem  has  great  visual  appeal.  Both 
sides  reveal  bright  light  gold  color  at  the  centers  surrounded  by  rich 
hues  of  orange,  red,  teal,  mint-green,  fuchsia,  and  violet.  Emerald- 
green  covers  large  portions  of  the  rims.  Population:  5  in  66  (2  in 
66+)  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  84748 


1860  Seated  Dime,  PR66  Cameo 


1766  1860  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  This  impressive  Premium  Gem 
Cameo  proof  has  brilliant  and  lustrous  silver-gray  devices  with 
subtle  blue  peripheral  toning.  Both  sides  are  moderately  mirrored 
with  excellent  field-to-device  contrast.  Population:  6  in  66  (2  in 
66+)  Cameo,  5  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  84753 


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Snow-White  1860  Dime,  PR67  Cameo 


1767  1860  PR67  Cameo  NGC.  This  snow-white  Superb  Gem  proof  is 
one  of  the  few  finest  survivors  of  the  original  proof  mintage  totaling 
1,000  pieces  (perhaps  not  all  sold  by  the  Mint).  Excellent  field- 
device  contrast,  a  bold  strike,  and  excellent  preservation  make  a 
winning  combination  of  aesthetic  appeal.  Census:  6  in  67  (1  in 
67+)  Cameo,  3  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  84753 


1860  Legend  Obverse  Dime 
PR67+  Cameo 


1768  1860  PR67+  Cameo  PCGS.  A  stunning  Superb  Gem  Cameo 
proof  representing  the  first  year  of  the  Legend  obverse  design,  this 
specimen  has  fully  mirrored  fields  around  lustrous  devices,  with 
intermingled  russet,  emerald,  and  deep  blue  toning  over  bright 
silver  surfaces.  Population:  5  in  67  (1  in  67  +  )  Cameo,  0  finer 
(3/13).  PCGS#  84753 

1769  1861  PR66  PCGS.  Both  sides  of  this  example  have  a  pleasing 
appearance,  with  toning  on  the  obverse  in  particular  adding  to 
the  eye  appeal  for  fans  of  color.  The  hues  include  blue-green  and 
copper-red.  Population:  4  in  66,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23CK, 
PCGS#  4754 

1770  1862  PR64  Cameo  PCGS.  The  faintest  blush  of  rose-gold  appears 
on  this  reflective  mid-Civil  War  proof  Seated  dime,  showing  some 
wispy  marks  but  broad  eye  appeal  and  good  contrast  consistent 
with  the  grade.  Population:  4  in  64  Cameo,  2  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
84755 

1771  1866  PR65  Cameo  NGC.  The  sharply  detailed  design  elements  of 
this  attractive  Gem  display  rich  mint  frost  that  contrasts  noticeably 
with  the  reflective  fields.  Vivid  highlights  of  cobalt-blue  and 
champagne-gold  toning  add  to  the  ample  eye  appeal.  Census:  1 1  in 
65  Cameo,  16  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  84759 

1772  1867  PR65  NGC.  CAC.  Blue-violet  and  rose  hues  enrich  each 
side,  while  the  reverse  peripheries  add  a  measure  of  green-gold.  A 
well-defined  Gem  proof  that  glimmers  with  reflectivity.  Census:  19 
in  65,  11  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23CR,  PCGS#  4760 

1773  1868  PR65  NGC.  A  delightful  Gem  with  sharply  detailed  design 
elements  under  attractive  shades  of  lime-green  and  lavender-gray 
patina.  The  well-preserved  surfaces  are  deeply  reflective.  Census: 
19  in  65,  9  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23CS,  PCGS#  4761 

1774  1869  PR63  PCGS.  CAC.  Attractive  shades  of  cerulean-blue 
and  champagne-gold  toning  enliven  the  reflective  surfaces  of  this 
sharply  detailed  Select  example.  Visual  appeal  is  quite  strong. 
Population:  52  in  63,  62  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23CT,  PCGS# 
4762 


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1775  1869  PR66  PCGS.  Both  sides  of  this  lovely  Premium  Gem  display 
an  array  of  colors,  including  shades  of  green,  copper-orange,  plum, 
and  violet.  Population:  6  in  66,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23CT, 
PCGS#  4762 

1776  1870  PR66  PCGS.  The  obverse  of  this  Premium  Gem  proof 
exhibits  vivid  intermingled  violet,  blue,  and  gold  toning,  while  the 
reverse  is  mostly  violet  and  blue  with  some  splashes  of  light  silver. 
Population:  8  in  66  (2  in  66+),  2  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23CU, 
PCGS#  4763 

1870  Dime,  PR67  Cameo 
Tied  With  One  Other  as  Finest  Certified 


1777  1870  PR67  Cameo  NGC.  Appreciable  contrast  exists  between 
the  frosted  devices  and  the  reflective  fields  on  this  Superb  Gem, 
providing  this  piece  with  tremendous  eye  appeal.  A  few  light,  tiny 
spots  of  color  appear  on  the  obverse  and  the  reverse  exhibits  a  few 
minor  lint  marks.  PCGS  has  yet  to  assign  a  67  Cameo  grade  to  a 
single  example  and  neither  service  has  awarded  a  68  Cameo  or 
higher  grade  (3/13).  PCGS#  84763 

1778  1873  No  Arrows  PR64+  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  This  high- 
end  near-Gem  Cameo  has  tremendous  eye  appeal.  The  piece 
is  brilliant,  with  frosted  devices  and  mirrored  fields  providing 
appreciable  contrast.  A  number  of  as-made  lintmarks  are  present. 
Population:  13  in  64  (1  in  64+)  Cameo,  11  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
84766 

1779  1874  Arrows  PR64  PCGS.  CAC.  A  delightful  Choice  proof 
example  of  the  two-year  Arrows  type  from  the  reconstruction 
period,  this  piece  has  obvious  cameo  contrast  despite  lacking  that 
designation.  Both  sides  are  light  silver  at  the  centers,  within  a  ring 
of  blue  and  gold  toning.  NGC  ID#  23DJ,  PCGS#  4770 

1874  Arrows  Dime,  Gem  Cameo  Proof 
Possible  Second  Proof  Obverse  Die? 


1780  1874  Arrows  PR65  Cameo  PCGS.  Repunching  shows  on  the 
base  of  the  4  but  we  see  no  trace  of  a  die  defect  at  Liberty’s  neckline, 
unlike  most  examples.  A  couple  of  small  die  dots  appear  higher 
up  on  Liberty’s  neck.  The  Seateddimevarieties.com  website  says 
there  is  a  “single  proof  obverse  die.”  Could  this  be  a  second?  This 
is  a  nonetheless  unquestioned  proof,  lightly  gold-toned  and  well- 
mirrored  with  generous  mint  frost  on  the  devices.  Population:  1  in 
65  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  84770 

1781  1876  PR65  NGC.  Type  One  Reverse.  Orange-red  and  olive-green 
endow  this  flashy  and  attractive  Gem.  The  mirrored  fields  appear 
pristine  and  the  strike  is  sharp  aside  from  blending  on  Liberty’s 
cheek.  NGC  ID#  23CZ,  PCGS#  4773 


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1782  1877  PR65  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Fortin- 101.  Type  Two  Reverse. 
Brilliant  and  prominently  mirrored  with  obvious  and  consistent 
cameo  contrast.  Crisply  struck  and  pristine  aside  from  a  small 
reverse  spot  at  5  o’clock  and  a  single  faint  line  on  the  right  obverse 
field.  The  ME  in  DIME  is  die  doubled.  PCGS#  84774 

1783  1878  PR65  NGC.  CAC.  Ex:  Ferrari  Collection.  Both  sides  of  this 
sharply  struck  Gem  proof  have  noticeable  cameo  contrast  beneath 
the  deep  gold  and  iridescent  toning.  Census:  28  in  65  (1  in  65  +  ),  15 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23D3,  PCGS#  4775 

1784  1879  PR64  PCGS.  CAC.  Shades  of  cobalt-blue  and  golden- 
brown  patina  dominate  the  peripheries  of  this  attractive  Choice 
example,  with  brilliant  centers.  The  design  elements  are  well- 
detailed  and  the  fields  are  brightly  reflective  under  the  toning. 
Population:  76  in  64,  53  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23D4,  PCGS# 
4776 

1785  1879  PR65  NGC.  Richly  toned  and  pleasingly  preserved.  The 
obverse  has  a  peach  core  giving  way  to  blue-to-green  outer  hues, 
which  deepen  and  add  violet  on  the  strongly  patinated  reverse. 
Census:  43  in  65,  36  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23D4,  PCGS# 
4776 


Multicolor  PR67  1879  Dime 


1786  1879  PR67  NGC.  CAC.  Fortin-102.  A  beautifully  toned  Superb 
Gem.  The  obverse  has  a  rose-red  center  and  a  sea-green  border. 
The  reverse  displays  consistent  aquamarine  patina.  Sharply  struck 
and  flashy.  A  low  mintage  date  due  to  unprecedented  levels  of 
silver  dollar  production.  Housed  in  a  former  generation  holder. 

NGC  ID#  23 D4,  PCGS#  4776 

1787  1879  PR65  Cameo  NGC.  Excellent  mirrors  with  just  a  hint  of 
golden  color  near  the  rims.  Distinctly  frosted  on  the  devices  with 
a  long  but  shallow  planchet  flaw  noted  below  the  M  in  DIME. 
Census:  13  in  65  Cameo,  17  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  84776 

1788  1879  PR65  Cameo  NGC.  A  faint  golden  glimmer  adds  color 
to  this  well-contrasted  Cameo  Gem  proof.  The  fields  are  flashy, 
though  a  faint  fingerprint  is  noted  in  the  right  obverse  field. 
PCGS#  84776 

1789  1880  PR65  PCGS.  Fortin-101.  The  obverse  has  almond-gold 
centers  framed  by  jade-green  and  cherry-red  margins.  The  reverse 
features  a  lightly  toned  left  side  and  deeper  mauve  and  forest-green 
patina  near  the  right  border.  A  low  mintage  date.  Encapsulated  in  a 
green  label  holder.  NGC  ID#  23D5,  PCGS#  4777 


Colorful  1880  Dime,  PR66 


1790  1880  PR66  NGC.  Splashes  of  rose-gold  and  sea-green  alternate 
across  this  unperturbed  and  nicely  struck  Premium  Gem  proof.  Due 
to  the  legislated  need  for  Morgan  silver  dollar  production,  the  1,355 
proofs  saw  a  complement  of  only  36,000  strikes  for  circulation. 
Census:  34  in  66,  17  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23D5,  PCGS#  4777 


1791  1881  PR65  NGC.  Richly  toned  lavender,  sky-blue,  cerulean,  and 
amethyst  with  a  faint  cloth-dot  pattern  below  the  word  DIME 
on  the  reverse.  This  attractive  Gem  specimen  retains  a  modicum 
of  contrast.  Census:  43  in  65,  44  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23D6, 
PCGS#  4778 

1792  1881  PR65  PCGS.  CAC.  Both  sides  have  peach-gold  borders,  but 
the  obverse  is  predominantly  sea-green  while  the  reverse  center  is 
pearl-gray  with  tiny  russet  freckles.  A  nicely  struck  and  prominently 
mirrored  Gem,  smooth  save  for  minute  obverse  contact.  Certified 
in  a  first  generation  holder.  A  low  mintage  date.  NGC  ID#  23D6, 
PCGS#  4778 

1793  1882  PR65  PCGS.  Smoky-gray  patina  overlays  both  sides  with 
the  reflective  qualities  most  readily  evident  at  the  center  of  the 
reverse.  As  befits  the  grade,  there  are  no  noticeable  hairlines  or 
contact  marks.  Population:  42  in  65,  29  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  2/2002) ,  lot  5524.  NGC  ID# 
23D7,  PCGS#  4779 

1794  1882  PR65  NGC.  This  nicely  mirrored  and  well  struck  Gem 
is  richly  patinated  in  rose-red  and  ice-blue  shades.  Inspection 
beneath  a  lens  fails  to  locate  any  imperfections.  A  low  mintage 
date.  NGC  ID#  23D7,  PCGS#  4779 

1795  1882  PR65  PCGS.  CAC.  Sharply  detailed  in  most  areas,  this  coin 
shows  just  a  touch  of  softness  on  the  ribbon  knot.  The  fields  are 
brightly  reflective  under  pleasing  champagne-gold  and  cobalt-blue 
patina.  NGC  ID#  23D7,  PCGS#  4779 

1796  1882  PR66  NGC.  CAC.  Vivid  lavender  patina  blankets  the 
obverse  of  this  sharply  detailed  Premium  Gem,  while  equally 
intense  lime-green  toning  dominates  the  reverse.  Census:  32  in  66, 
18  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23D7,  PCGS#  4779 

1797  1882  PR65  Cameo  NGC.  Razor-sharp  definition  and  rich  mint 
frost  are  the  calling  cards  of  this  boldly  contrasted  Gem,  with 
deeply  mirrored  brilliant  fields  and  outstanding  eye  appeal.  Census: 
24  in  65  Cameo,  30  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  84779 

1798  1882  PR66  Cameo  NGC.  An  impressive  Premium  Gem  Cameo 
proof  with  splendid  contrast,  this  brilliant  white  specimen  is 
untoned  and  highly  attractive.  Census:  17  in  66  Cameo,  13  finer 
(3/13).  PCGS#  84779 

1799  1883  PR65  NGC.  Deeply  and  colorfully  toned  over  each  side,  the 
mirror-like  reflectiveness  of  the  fields  still  shines  through  the  color 
as  the  coin  is  turned  under  a  light.  The  design  elements  are  sharply 
detailed  and  eye  appeal  is  outstanding. 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  9/2002) ,  lot  6260.  NGC  ID# 
23D8,  PCGS#  4780 

1800  1883  PR65  PCGS.  CAC.  The  reverse  of  this  boldly  struck  Gem 
is  brilliant  save  for  a  hint  of  mahogany  toning  near  the  rim.  The 
obverse  displays  moderate  golden-russet  with  blushes  of  navy-blue 
at  the  margin.  NGC  ID#  23D8,  PCGS#  4780 


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1801  1883  PR66  NGC.  CAC.  The  obverse  has  a  narrow  blue  frame 
around  a  broad  peach  center,  while  the  proportions  are  switched 
on  the  gleaming  reverse.  A  well-defined  and  charming  Premium 
Gem  specimen.  Census:  33  in  66,  19  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23D8, 
PCGS#  4780 


1883  Seated  Dime,  PR67  Cameo 
None  Finer  at  PCGS 


1802  1883  PR67  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Considerable  field-device 
contrast  appears  on  each  side  of  this  silver-white  Superb  Gem  proof 
1883  Seated  dime,  a  well-preserved  piece  that  shows  no  marks, 
large  or  small,  on  either  side.  There  is  moderate  strike  softness 
visible  on  Liberty’s  head  on  the  obverse  and  on  the  upper-left 
side  of  the  wreath  on  the  reverse,  but  the  eye  appeal  is  excellent 
otherwise.  Population:  9  in  67  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
84780 


Stone- White  1883  Dime 
PR67  Ultra  Cameo 


1803  1883  PR67  Ultra  Cameo  NGC.  Frosted,  snow-white  design 
elements  appear  to  float  on  the  deep  watery  fields  of  this  Superb 
Gem  Ultra  Cameo.  Its  appeal  is  enhanced  even  more  by  the 
sharpness  of  strike,  save  for  a  small  area  of  softness  on  the  lower-left 
obverse.  Both  sides  are  devoid  of  mentionable  post-strike  marks. 
Census:  1  in  67  Ultra  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Sacramento  ANA  Signature  (Heritage,  3/201 1),  lot  3377.  PCGS# 
94780 


1804  1884  PR65  PCGS.  Golden-brown  centers  are  encompassed  by 
sea-green,  violet-red,  and  cobalt-blue  borders.  Undisturbed  and 
appealing.  The  strike  is  full  aside  from  the  usual  blending  on  the 
upper  left  portion  of  the  wreath.  Certified  in  an  old  green  label 
holder.  NGC  ID#  23D9,  PCGS#  4781 

1805  1884  PR66  Cameo  NGC.  This  boldly  contrasted  Premium  Gem 
displays  sharply  detailed  design  elements  and  deeply  mirrored  fields 
with  no  mentionable  distractions.  Census:  18  in  66  (1  in  66+) 
Cameo,  22  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  84781 

1806  1885  PR65  PCGS.  A  well  detailed  Gem,  with  a  touch  of  softness 
on  Liberty’s  head  and  the  ribbon  bow,  this  specimen  displays 
spectacular  pale  green  and  cerulean-blue  patina.  The  surfaces  are 
deeply  mirrored  and  eye  appeal  is  outstanding.  Population:  54  in  65, 
44  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23DA,  PCGS#  4782 

1807  1885  PR65  PCGS  Secure.  CAC.  A  spectacular  patina  of  burnt- 
orange,  cobalt-blue,  and  dark  gray  blankets  the  reflective  surfaces 
of  this  impressive  Gem.  Overall  visual  appeal  is  quite  strong. 
Population:  54  in  65,  44  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23DA,  PCGS# 
4782 


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1885  Seated  Dime,  White  PR68  ★  Cameo 


1808  1885  PR68  ★  Cameo  NGC.  This  coin  offers  superb  contrast  and 
excellent  eye  appeal  that  well  merit  the  Star  designation  from 
NGC.  The  snow-white  surfaces  appear  to  be  on  the  cusp  of  an 
Ultra  Cameo  designation.  Just  a  hint  of  gold  appears.  There  is  no 
sign  of  contact,  but  the  strike  is  a  bit  soft  on  some  of  the  peripheral 
elements,  particularly  on  the  obverse.  Census:  3  in  68  Cameo,  1 
finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  84782 


1809  1886  PR64  PCGS.  Gold  CAC.  Dramatic  navy-blue,  orange- 
gold,  lemon,  lavender,  and  rose-red  shades  alternate  across  both 
sides  of  this  undisturbed  specimen.  The  strike  is  precise  except  on 
the  curls.  In  a  first  generation  holder.  NGC  ID#  23DB,  PCGS# 
4783 


Gem  Proof  1886  Seated  Liberty  Dime 


1810  1886  PR65  PCGS.  A  host  of  brilliant  colors  appears  on  this 
Gem,  with  rose-red,  butter-gold,  and  jade-green  toning  dominating 
the  obverse.  The  reverse  displays  dusky  peach  and  ivory  shades. 
Sharply  struck  with  pristine  fields  and  slight  contact  on  the  cheek. 
Population:  35  in  65,  25  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23DB,  PCGS# 
4783 


1811  1887  PR65  NGC.  This  brilliant  Gem  proof  has  silver-white 
surfaces  with  no  evidence  of  toning.  The  fields  are  deeply  mirrored 
around  satin  devices  with  light  cameo  contrast.  Census:  34  in  65, 
36  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23DC,  PCGS#  4784 

1812  1887  PR66  PCGS.  Lovely  iridescent  patina  includes  aqua,  mint, 
and  pinkish-gold  on  this  Premium  Gem  proof,  reflective  and 
attractive  with  a  near-full  strike  save  for  the  left  upper  wreath  on 
the  reverse.  From  a  proof  mintage  of  710  pieces.  Population:  9  in 
66,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23DC,  PCGS#  4784 

1813  1887  PR66  NGC.  A  delightful  Premium  Gem  with  bright  silver 
surfaces.  Faint  champagne  toning  graces  the  obverse  while  the 
reverse  is  all  but  untoned.  Census:  29  in  66,  7  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  9/2010),  lot  3770.  NGC  ID# 
23DC,  PCGS#  4784 

1814  1888  PR65  NGC.  Attractive  shades  of  cerulean-blue,  champagne- 
gold,  and  lavender  toning  highlight  the  well-preserved  reflective 
surfaces  of  this  well-detailed  Gem.  Census:  36  in  65,  33  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  23 DD,  PCGS#  4785 

1815  1889  PR66  NGC.  Faintly  champagne-toned  with  a  degree  of 
wateriness  to  the  reflectivity  in  the  carefully  preserved  fields.  A 
low-contrast  but  high-appeal  Premium  Gem  proof.  Census:  35  in 
66,  8  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23DE,  PCGS#  4786 


1816  1890  PR66  NGC.  Vivid  shades  of  lavender  and  lime-green  toning 
enhance  the  pristine  surfaces  of  this  attractive  Premium  Gem.  The 
design  elements  are  sharply  detailed  throughout  and  the  fields  are 
brightly  reflective.  Census:  24  in  66,  11  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
23 DF,  PCGS#4787 

1817  1890  PR65  Cameo  PCGS.  A  layer  of  champagne-gold  coloration 
occupies  well  preserved  surfaces  that  exhibit  a  strong  cameo 
appearance.  Population:  13  in  65  Cameo,  8  finer  (3/13). 

Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  2/2005),  lot  6269.  PCGS# 
84787 

BARBER  DIMES 


Elusive  1893/2  Dime,  MS64 


1818  1893/2  MS64  PCGS.  CAC.  A  horizontal  line  within  the  lower 
loop  of  the  3,  along  with  a  horizontal  die  crack  near  the  bust  tip, 
indicates  the  rarely  encountered  overdate.  Scattered  areas  of  toning 
appear  on  both  sides  of  this  near-Gem  and  include  shades  of  orange, 
red,  teal,  apple-green,  and  fuchsia.  Other  than  the  dentils,  the  coin 
displays  a  sharp  strike  overall.  Population:  9  in  64  (1  in  64+ ),  9 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23DP,  PCGS#  4799 

1819  1893  MS66  NGC.  CAC.  Apple-green,  cherry-red,  and  powder- 
blue  endow  this  intricately  struck  and  coruscating  high  grade  type 
coin.  A  minute  tick  or  two  denies  perfection.  Certified  in  an  old 
pre-hologram  holder.  Census:  16  in  66,  4  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
23DN,  PCGS#  4800 

1820  1893-S  MS64  PCGS.  Hints  of  pale  gold,  pink,  and  amber  toning 
visit  the  well-preserved  surfaces  of  this  sharply  detailed  Barber  dime. 
Strong  mint  luster  adds  to  the  visual  appeal.  Population:  30  in  64, 
28  finer  (3/13)..  NGC  ID#  23DS,  PCGS#  4802 

1821  1894  MS65  NGC.  Impressive  cherry-red  and  olive-green  toning 
endows  both  sides  of  this  fully  struck  and  coruscating  Gem.  Rare 
in  the  present  quality,  and  encased  in  a  former  generation  holder. 
Census:  22  in  65,  13  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23DT,  PCGS# 
4803 

1822  1895-0  VF30  NGC.  CAC.  A  pleasing  midrange  example  of 
this  lower-mintage  issue  which  saw  production  of  only  440,000 
pieces,  fewer  than  the  famous  1909-S  VDB  cent.  Golden  peripheral 
touches  add  interest  to  still-luminous  surfaces.  Census:  10  in  30,  68 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23 DW,  PCGS#  4807 

1823  1895-0  —  Cleaning  —  PCGS  Genuine.  AU  Details.  A  well 

struck  stone-gray  representative  with  mildly  glossy  surfaces  and  a 
slender  diagonal  mark  on  the  cheek.  Famous  as  the  key  date  to  the 
Barber  dime  series,  if  the  noncollectible  1894'S  is  excluded.  NGC 
ID#  23 DW,  PCGS#  4807 


1895-S  Dime,  MS65 
Conditionally  Rare 


1824  1895-S  MS65  NGC.  Like  many  branch-mint  issues  of  the 
19th  century,  the  1895-S  Barber  dime  was  not  heavily  saved  by 
collectors,  and  high-grade  examples  are  rare  in  today’s  market.  This 
impressive  Gem  exhibits  sharp  definition  on  all  design  elements, 
with  satiny  mint  luster  and  wispy  shades  of  gold  and  lavender-gray 
patina.  Census:  5  in  65,  2  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23DX,  PCGS# 
4808 

1896-0  Barber  Dime,  MS65 
Important  Key  Issue 


1825  1896-0  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  Ex:  Lily  Nicole  Collection.  With 
a  limited  original  mintage  of  610,000  pieces  and  a  poor  rate  of 
survival,  it  is  little  wonder  that  the  1896-0  is  one  of  the  premier 
condition  rarities  in  the  Barber  dime  series.  Gems  are  nearly  as 
elusive  as  those  of  the  1895-0,  and  they  tend  to  come  equally  as 
well  struck.  Both  sides  of  this  beautifully  struck  Gem  display  deep 
blue-green  and  peach  patina  across  lustrous  surfaces.  Population:  8 
in  65,  6  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23DZ,  PCGS#  4810 

1826  1897  MS66  NGC.  CAC.  A  satiny  marvel  with  green-gold  outer 
toning  and  gray- influenced  interiors,  dove  on  the  obverse  with  a 
more  blue-violet  reverse.  Strongly  detailed  with  swirling  luster,  an 
all-around  great  coin.  Census:  31  in  66,  5  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
23000,  PCGS#  48 12 

Premium  Gem  1897-0  Barber  Dime 
Low-Mintage  O-Mint  Issue 


1827  1897-0  MS66  NGC.  A  truly  outstanding  example  with  brilliant 
surfaces  that  include  a  few  subtle  hints  of  color,  rich  luster,  and  a 
beautifully  executed  strike,  this  Premium  Gem  displays  tremendous 
visual  allure,  even  when  viewed  from  a  distance.  Light  clashmarks 
appear  on  the  reverse.  A  few  extremely  minor  marks  are  present, 
but  are  not  distracting.  Census:  4  in  66,  2  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
230000,  PCGS#  4813 


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1828  1898  MS66+  PCGS.  CAC.  This  high-end  Premium  Gem 
exhibits  vivid  shades  of  champagne-gold  and  violet  patina,  with 
well-detailed  design  elements  and  vibrant  mint  luster  underneath. 
Population:  38  in  66  (2  in  66+),  4  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23000000, 
PCGS#  4815 


Fully  Struck  Gem  1898-0  Dime 


1829  1898-0  MS65  NGC.  An  amazing  New  Orleans  Barber  dime,  this 
piece  exhibits  a  full  strike  with  frosty  luster  beneath  outstanding 
gold  and  deep  violet  toning  on  the  obverse,  with  additional  rose, 
blue,  and  green  on  the  reverse.  NGC  and  PCGS  have  only  graded 
22  similar  pieces,  with  just  eight  finer  examples.  Census:  14  in  65,  2 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  230000000,  PCGS#  4816 

Bold  Toned  Premium  Gem  1898-S  Barber  Dime 
Only  One  Finer  PCGS -Graded  Example 


1830  1898-S  MS66  PCGS.  Ex:  Lily  Nicole  Collection.  The  1898-S 
is  another  rare  series  issue  in  Mint  State.  Rich  toning,  primarily 
orange-gold  at  the  centers,  with  numerous  hues  of  green  at  the  outer 
edges,  provides  this  Premium  Gem  with  an  attractive  appearance. 
The  lustrous  surfaces  reveal  sharply  detailed  design  elements. 
Population:  5  in  66,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2300000000,  PCGS# 
4817 


Multicolor  MS66  1899-S  Dime 


1831  1899-S  MS66  PCGS.  Rich  walnut-brown  and  jade-green  patina 
illuminates  this  lustrous  and  immaculate  Premium  Gem.  Fully 
struck  and  worthy  of  the  finest  specialized  holding.  The  1899-S 
is  a  better  date  in  all  grades.  Certified  in  an  old  green  label  holder. 
Population:  9  in  66  (1  in  66+),  3  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23EB, 
PCGS#  4820 


1832  1900  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Highlights  of  champagne-gold, 
lavender,  and  blue  toning  enhance  the  considerable  eye  appeal 
of  this  well-detailed  Premium  Gem.  Vibrant  mint  luster  shines 
through  the  toning.  Population:  10  in  66  (1  in  66+ ),  5  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  23EC,  PCGS#  4821 

1833  1901  MS66+  PCGS.  CAC.  Rich  jade-green  and  plum-mauve 
toning  embraces  this  lustrous  and  essentially  pristine  Premium 
Gem.  The  strike  is  sharp  and  the  obverse  field  displays  an  orange- 
peel  texture  typical  of  long- in-use  dies.  Population:  14  in  66  (1  in 
66+),  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23EF,  PCGS#  4824 


1901-0  Dime,  MS66 
Registry  Set  Prize 


1834  1901-0  MS66  PCGS.  Ex:  Lily  Nicole  Collection.  This  Barber 
dime  would  certainly  fill  an  empty  niche  in  quite  a  few  Registry 
Sets  we  can  identify.  PCGS  has  seen  only  eight  submissions  in 
MS66  with  a  single  one  finer  (3/13).  This  gold-toned  piece  shows 
a  few  minor  ticks  on  Liberty’s  cheek  that  determine  the  grade  but 
the  surfaces  elsewhere  are  clean  and  well-struck.  Bold  die  clashing 
appears  at  the  right-side  reverse.  NGC  ID#  23EG,  PCGS#  4825 


1835  1902-0  MS64  PCGS.  A  satiny  piece  that  is  remarkably  well- 
preserved  for  its  little-saved  New  Orleans  issue.  Light  gray  interiors 
give  way  to  peach,  antique-gold,  and  umber  at  parts  of  the  margins. 
Population:  29  in  64,  7  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23EK,  PCGS# 
4828 

1836  1902-0  MS64  PCGS.  CAC.  The  1902-0  Barber  dime  is 
surprisingly  elusive  in  Mint  State  grades,  despite  a  mintage  of 
4,500,000  pieces.  Both  sides  of  this  near-Gem  display  nice  mint 
frost  beneath  orange,  olive,  and  silver-gray  toning.  A  small  abrasion 
appears  on  Liberty’s  cheek.  Population:  29  in  64,  7  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  9/2000),  lot  7277,  which  realized 
$1,380.  NGC  ID#  23EK,  PCGS#  4828 


1903-0  Dime,  Flashy  Premium  Gem 


1837  1903-0  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Ex:  Lily  Nicole  Collection.  This 
is  quite  a  flashy  example  of  this  seldom-seen  Barber  dime  issue  in 
MS66,  one  of  only  five  in  this  grade  (including  one  MS66+)  with 
none  finer  at  PCGS  (3/13).  Generous  luster  complements  light 
iridescent  color  where  olive,  pale  pink,  and  gold  predominate.  The 
reverse  die  is  slightly  rotated  with  respect  to  the  obverse.  NGC  ID# 
23 EN,  PCGS#  4831 


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Gem  1904-S  Dime 
Condition  Rarity 


1838  1904-S  MS65  NGC.  The  ‘04-S  is  one  of  14  issues  in  the  Barber 
dime  series  with  a  mintage  figure  of  less  than  one  million  pieces;  in 
this  case,  only  800,000  coins  were  struck.  Bright  mint  luster  covers 
both  sides  of  this  lovely  untoned  Gem.  The  piece  is  a  bit  softly 
struck  at  the  top  of  Liberty’s  head,  but  is  otherwise  welhdefined. 
The  census  figures  have  not  changed  in  the  intervening  five  years 
since  this  coin  was  offered  at  Central  States  in  2008,  remaining  at  5 
in  65,  1  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Dallas  Signature  (Heritage,  7/2006) ,  lot  658;  Central  States 
Signature  (Heritage,  4/2008) ,  lot  621 .  NGC  ID#  23ES,  PCGS#  4834 


1839  1907  MS66  PCGS.  Ex:  Lily  Nicole  Collection.  Faint  sage-green 
color  appears  on  portions  of  both  sides  of  this  bright,  frosty  example. 
The  design  elements  display  attractive  detail.  An  abrasion  appears 
in  the  field  under  DIME.  Population:  15  in  66  (3  in  66+) ,  1  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  23F3,  PCGS#  4842 

1907-D  Dime,  MS66 
Flashy  Luster  and  Lovely  Color 


1840  1907-D  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Flashy  luster  and  lovely  color  are 
the  hallmarks  of  this  attractive  Premium  Gem  1907-D  Barber 
dime.  Cartwheel  luster  is  present  amid  the  intermingled  shades  that 
include  gold,  amber,  jade,  copper,  and  electric  blue,  a  real  prize  for 
the  toning  aficionados.  A  single  thin  slide  mark  on  Liberty’s  cheek 
is  the  only  mentionable  contact.  Population:  6  in  66,  2  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  23 F4,  PCGS#  4843 

1841  1907-0  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  The  1907-0  Barber  dime  is  an 
elusive  issue  in  Gem  condition.  Swaths  of  olive-green  cover  large 
portions  of  the  obverse.  An  array  of  colors  appears  at  the  outer 
edges,  including  orange,  russet,  plum,  and  teal.  Muted  shades  of 
champagne,  green,  and  red  are  present  on  the  reverse.  Population: 

17  in  65,  14  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23F5,  PCGS#  4844 

1842  1910-S  MS65  PCGS  Secure.  CAC.  This  frosty  and  fully  lustrous 
Gem  has  ivory  surfaces  that  host  splashes  of  gold  and  iridescent 
toning.  A  lovely  specimen  and  rarely  found  so  fine.  Population:  1 7 
in  65,  10  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23FH,  PCGS#  4856 

1843 


1844  1912-D  MS66  PCGS.  Ex:  Lily  Nicole  Collection.  Both  sides 
of  this  Premium  Gem  display  deep  toning.  The  colors  on  the 
obverse  include  red,  orange,  gold,  plum,  olive-green,  and  teal. 
Hues  of  olive-green,  forest-green,  red,  green-blue,  and  orange  are 
present  on  the  reverse.  The  design  elements  display  bold  definition. 
Population:  17  in  66  (2  in  66+),  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23FN, 
PCGS#  4861 

1845  1913  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  This  is  a  brilliant,  lustrous,  well-struck 
example  with  tremendous  eye  appeal.  Areas  of  as-made  die  lines 
and  die  polish  are  present  along  with  a  small  strikethrough  at  the 
bridge  of  Liberty’s  nose.  This  is  truly  an  outstanding  Premium  Gem 
representative.  Population:  34  in  66  (1  in  66+) ,  0  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  23FR,  PCGS#  4863 

1846  1916  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  This  brilliant,  sharply  struck  example 
displays  rich,  lustrous  surfaces  providing  outstanding  eye  appeal.  A 
small  mark  appears  above  ONE.  Population:  48  in  66  (2  in  66+) ,  6 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23FY,  PCGS#  4870 

PROOF  BARBER  DIMES 

1847  1892  PR66  NGC.  CAC.  Deep  sea-green  patina  dominates, 
though  plum-red  and  caramel-gold  are  noted  on  the  central  reverse. 
This  proof  Barber  type  coin  is  fully  struck,  satiny,  and  undisturbed. 
Certified  in  a  former  generation  holder.  NGC  ID#  23G2,  PCGS# 
4875 

1848  1893  PR66  NGC.  Dark  shades  of  cobalt-blue  and  gray  toning 
enliven  the  pristine  surfaces  of  this  spectacular  Premium  Gem. 
The  design  elements  are  sharply  detailed  and  the  fields  are  brightly 
reflective  under  the  toning.  Census:  46  in  66  (1  in  66+) ,  25  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  23G4,  PCGS#  4877 

1849  1893  PR66  Cameo  NGC.  A  magnificent  Premium  Gem  Barber 
dime,  with  deeply  mirrored  flawless  surfaces  that  show  considerable 
contrast  with  the  sharply  detailed  frosty  design  elements.  Census: 
14  in  66  Cameo,  15  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  84877 

1850  1894  PR66  NGC.  Attractive  cobalt-blue  and  grayish-lavender 
patina  graces  each  side  of  this  Premium  Gem  Proof.  This  is  a  sharply 
struck  and  impeccably  preserved  example.  Census:  45  in  66  (1  in 
66+),  29  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23G6,  PCGS#  4878 


1894  Barber  Dime,  PR67 
Tied  for  Finest  at  PCGS 


1851  1894  PR67  PCGS.  CAC.  Ex:  Larry  Shapiro.  An  incredible 
Superb  Gem  proof,  this  Barber  dime  exhibits  vibrant  lemon-yellow, 
pale  blue,  light  green,  and  bright  rose  toning  on  the  obverse,  with 
blue,  goldenrod,  and  violet  toning  on  the  reverse.  Population:  24  in 
67,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23G6,  PCGS#  4878 


1912  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  A  splendid  Premium  Gem,  this  1912 
Barber  dime  exhibits  pale  gold,  yellow,  and  red  toning  over  its  frosty 
surfaces  that  reveal  a  hint  of  green.  A  condition  rarity  despite  a 
mintage  approaching  20  million  coins,  with  few  finer  examples 
known.  Population:  44  in  66,  4  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23FM, 
PCGS#  4860 


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1894  Dime,  PR68 
Essentially  As  Struck 


1852  1894  PR68  NGC.  Fully  brilliant  with  exciting  contrast  between 
the  chalky  devices  and  mirrored  fields.  There  are  no  visible 
blemishes  or  flaws  of  any  type  that  would  separate  this  dazzling  proof 
Barber  from  “as  struck”  status.  A  remarkably  preserved  specimen 
destined  for  the  finest  collection.  Census:  5  in  68,  0  finer  (2/13). 
From  The  Greensboro  Collection,  Part  III.  NGC  ID#  23G6,  PCGS# 
4878 


1853  1895  PR66  NGC*  CAC.  Enthusiasts  of  color  will  no  doubt  be 
interested  in  this  example,  displaying  shades  of  jade-green,  russet, 
plum,  and  aquamarine.  The  fields  retain  an  attractive  level  of 
reflectivity.  Census:  39  in  66,  35  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23G8, 
PCGS#  4879 

1854  1895  PR66+  Cameo  PCGS.  This  high-end  Premium  Gem 
exhibits  sharply  detailed  design  elements,  with  frosty  devices  that 
contrast  boldly  with  the  deeply  reflective  fields.  The  unmarked 
surfaces  display  attractive  champagne-gold  patina,  with  outstanding 
eye  appeal.  Population:  16  in  66  (3  in  66+)  Cameo,  11  finer  (3/13). 
PCGS#  84879 


1895  Barber  Dime,  PR67  Cameo 
None  Finer  at  PCGS 


1855  1895  PR67  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Splashes  of  gold,  lavender, 
and  electric-blue  run  over  the  wonderfully  preserved  surfaces  of 
this  Superb  Gem  Cameo.  A  powerful  strike  emboldens  the  design 
features.  Highly  appealing,  appropriately  recognized  by  the  CAC 
label.  Population:  11  in  67  (1  in  67+)  Cameo,  0  finer  (2/13). 

From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  PCGS#  84879 


1895  Cameo  Barber  Dime,  PR68 
Immaculately  Preserved 


1856  1895  PR68  Cameo  NGC.  The  1895  proof  dime  is  a  key  issue 
in  the  series,  not  only  because  of  the  low  mintage  of  880  proof 
pieces,  but  also  due  to  the  scarcity  and  low  mintage  of  business 
strikes  with  only  690,000  pieces  produced.  As  a  result,  there 
is  additional  date  pressure  on  high-grade  1895  proofs.  Pristine 
surfaces  and  boldly  impressed  design  elements  provide  this  PR68 
Cameo  example  with  tremendous  eye  appeal.  A  band  of  attractive 
toning,  in  rich  shades  of  golden-orange,  fuchsia,  electric-blue,  and 
teal,  further  enhances  the  appearance.  A  small  piece  of  lint  is 
housed  within  the  holder  to  the  left  of  the  D  in  DIME  as  seen  in 
the  enlarged  image.  Census:  5  in  68  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Greensboro  Collection,  Part  III.  PCGS#  84879 


1857  1897  PR65  NGC.  A  sharply  detailed  Gem  with  deeply  mirrored 
fields  and  attractive  shades  of  lime-green  and  amber  toning. 
Exceptional  eye  appeal.  Census:  36  in  65,  53  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  23GA,  PCGS#  4881 

1858  1897  PR66  NGC.  This  spectacular  Premium  Gem  displays  an 
attractive  patina  of  lime-green,  lavender,  and  amber  hues.  The 
design  elements  are  sharply  detailed  and  the  fields  are  deeply 
reflective  under  the  toning.  Census:  34  in  66,  19  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  23GA,  PCGS#  4881 


1897  Barber  Dime,  PR68  Cameo 


1859  1897  PR68  Cameo  NGC.  Of  the  731  proofs  struck  in  1897,  this 
is  one  of  the  finest.  The  fields  are  deeply  mirrored,  as  expected,  and 
the  devices  noticeably  frosted.  The  combination  gives  the  desired 
cameo  effect  across  both  sides.  Light  golden  and  ice-blue  toning  is 
seen  over  each  side,  speckles  here  and  smoothly  textured  there.  An 
interesting,  high-grade  type  piece.  Census:  3  in  68  Cameo,  0  finer 
(3/13).  PCGS#  84881 


1860  1898  PR66  NGC.  This  spectacular  Premium  Gem  displays 
brightly  reflective  surfaces  under  shades  of  champagne-gold,  gray, 
and  cerulean-blue  toning.  The  design  elements  are  well-detailed 
and  eye  appeal  is  quite  strong.  Census:  33  in  66,  32  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  23GB,  PCGS#  4882 


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1898  Barber  Dime,  PR67 
Marvelously  Toned 


1861  1898  PR67  NGC.  This  superlative  type  coin  offers  great  merits 
on  its  own  as  a  PR67.  But  when  one  looks  closely  beneath  the  rich 
rose  and  cobalt-blue  toningcovering  each  side,  it  is  apparent  that  a 
significant  amount  of  mint  frost  is  present  on  the  devices  —  enough, 
most  likely,  to  warrant  a  Cameo  designation  if  this  coin  were 
untoned.  But  it  is  marvelously  toned,  and  devoid  of  any  noticeable 
contact  marks  on  either  side.  The  deep  mirrors  flash  strongly 
through  the  thick  patina.  Census:  26  in  67,  6  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Summer  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  7/2010) ,  lot  3513.  NGC  ID# 
23GB,  PCGS#  4882 


1862  1898  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  This  sharply  detailed  Premium  Gem 
features  richly  frosted  devices  that  contrast  boldly  with  the  deeply 
reflective  brilliant  fields.  Population:  18  in  66  Cameo,  11  finer 
(3/13).  PCGS#  84882 


PR67  Cameo  1898  Dime 
Concentric  Rainbow  Toning 


1863  1898  PR67  Cameo  NGC.  This  Superb  Gem  Cameo  not  only 
offers  excellent  contrast  between  fields  and  devices  sufficient  for 
a  Cameo  designation,  but  it  also  displays  marvelous  concentric 
rainbow  toning  on  each  side.  The  colors  radiate  outward  from 
silver-gray  near  the  centers  through  ice-blue,  mint,  saffron,  orange, 
to  violet  near  the  rims,  yet  none  of  the  colors  are  particularly  heavy, 
showing  more  of  a  pastel  effect.  The  surfaces  are  free  of  all  but  the 
most  insignificant  marks.  Census:  25  in  67  Cameo,  8  finer  (3/13). 
PCGS#  84882 


1899  Barber  Dime 
PR67  Deep  Cameo 
Tied  for  Finest  Certified 


1864  1899  PR67  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  The  deeply  frosted  portrait 
exhibits  prominent  white  on  black  contrast,  and  the  wreath  is  also 
radiant  despite  a  whisper  of  gold  color.  The  major  devices  are  fully 
struck,  although  a  few  dentils  near  9  o’clock  on  each  side  have  not 
received  a  complete  blow  from  the  dies.  The  O  in  ONE  is  faintly 
marked,  the  fields  are  essentially  pristine.  Population:  5  in  67  Deep 
Cameo,  0  finer  (2/13). 

From  The  Greensboro  Collection,  Part  III.  PCGS#  94883 

1865  1900  PR65  NGC.  CAC.  This  attractive  turn-of-the-century 
Barber  dime  displays  sharply  detailed  design  elements  and  mirrored 
fields  under  shades  of  lavender-gray  and  champagne-gold  toning. 
Census:  24  in  65,  54  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23GD,  PCGS# 
4884 

1866  1900  PR66  NGC.  This  impressive  turn-of-the-century  Premium 
Gem  exhibits  sharply  detailed  frosty  design  elements  and  reflective 
fields  with  delicate  champagne-gold  toning.  Census:  30  in  66,  24 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23GD,  PCGS#  4884 

1867  1900  PR66  PCGS.  CAC.  Ex:  Larry  Shapiro.  Intense  shades  of 
lavender-blue  and  lime-green  toning  blanket  both  sides  of  this 
delightful  Premium  Gem.  The  design  elements  are  sharply  detailed 
and  the  reflective  fields  show  no  mentionable  signs  of  contact. 
Population:  26  in  66  (1  in  66+) ,  10  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23GD, 
PCGS#  4884 

1868  1901  PR65  NGC.  CAC.  An  attractive,  well-struck,  lightly  toned 
piece,  this  Gem  has  nice  visual  appeal,  with  the  reverse  being 
particularly  pleasing.  Several  as-made  lintmarks  and  die  lines  are 
present.  Census:  44  in  65  (1  in  65  +  ) ,  62  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
23GE,  PCGS#  4885 

1869  1901  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  Deep,  liquid  mirrored  fields  contrast 
against  heavily  frosted  devices  on  this  desirable  specimen  coin 
from  an  original  mintage  of  813  pieces.  This  example  is  essentially 
untoned,  except  for  a  small  area  of  darker  toning  just  beginning  on 
Liberty’s  neck  and  a  narrow  strip  of  color  on  the  extreme  reverse 
rim.  Extremely  well-struck  and  highly  appealing.  Population:  13  in 
66  (2  in  66+)  Cameo,  2  finer  (2/13).  Ex:  FUN  Signature  (Heritage, 
1/2006) ,  lot  1856  which  realized.  $2,300. 

From  The  Greensboro  Collection,  Part  III.  PCGS#  84885 

1870  1902  PR65  PCGS.  Ex:  Larry  Shapiro.  This  sharply  detailed  Gem 
is  patinated  in  attractive  shades  of  cerulean-blue  and  champagne- 
gold,  with  deeply  mirrored  fields  underneath.  Population:  24  in  65, 
22  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23GF,  PCGS#  4886 


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Gem  Proof  1902  Barber  Dime 
Finest  Cameo  at  PCGS 


1871  1902  PR65  Cameo  PCGS.  Ex:  Larry  Shapiro.  The  Mint  switched 
to  an  all-brilliant  finish  for  proof  coins  in  1902,  reducing  the 
cameo  appearance  of  earlier  years.  Nonetheless,  this  coin  exhibits 
an  unusual  amount  of  mint  frost  on  the  design  elements,  resulting 
in  bold  field-device  contrast.  Vivid  shades  of  champagne-gold  and 
lavender-blue  toning  visit  the  reflective  surfaces,  with  most  of  the 
color  on  the  obverse.  Population:  1  in  65  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 
PCGS#  84886 


1872  1903  PR65  PCGS.  Toning  appears  on  both  sides  of  this  attractive 
Gem,  primarily  at  the  outer  edges.  The  colors  include  orange, 
russet,  and  teal.  The  design  elements  display  bold  detail  and  the 
surfaces  are  bright.  Population:  38  in  65  (1  in  65  +  ),  29  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  23GG,  PCGS#  4887 

1873  1903  PR65  PCGS.  Champagne  color,  a  boldly  executed  strike, 
and  virtually  pristine  surfaces  provide  this  Gem  with  tremendous 
visual  appeal.  Population:  38  in  65  (1  in  65  +  ),  29  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  23GG,  PCGS#  4887 

1874  1903  PR65  NGC.  The  well-preserved  reflective  surfaces  of  this 
delightful  Gem  display  iridescent  shades  of  champagne-gold, 
cerulean-blue,  and  lavender  toning,  with  exceptional  eye  appeal. 
Census:  43  in  65,  45  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23GG,  PCGS# 
4887 

1875  1904  PR65  NGC.  The  design  elements  of  this  delightful  Gem 
Barber  dime  exhibit  razor-sharp  definition  throughout.  The  deeply 
reflective  fields  show  no  mentionable  signs  of  contact  and  eye 
appeal  is  terrific.  Census:  42  in  65,  38  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
23GH,  PCGS#  4888 

1876  1904  PR65  PCGS.  CAC.  Rose-gold  and  forest-green  toning 
endows  this  satiny  and  intricately  struck  Gem.  Contact  is  faint 
and  limited  to  the  field  above  ONE.  Housed  in  an  old  green  label 
holder.  Only  670  proofs  were  produced. 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  9/2010) ,  lot  3800,  which  realized 
$ 1,150 .  NGC  ID#  23GH,  PCGS#  4888 


1904  Barber  Dime,  PR67  Cameo 
Extremely  Rare  Contrasted  Proof 


1877  1904  PR67  Cameo  NGC.  CAC.  Proof  dime  production  dropped 
to  a  meager  670  pieces  in  1904,  the  smallest  total  for  the  Barber 
design  up  to  that  point.  The  coin  offered  here  is  one  of  the  finest 
survivors  from  that  tiny  mintage,  a  sharply  detailed  Superb  Gem. 
The  frosty  devices  of  this  spectacular  piece  contrast  boldly  with 
the  deeply  mirrored  fields,  while  vivid  shades  of  green  and  violet 
toning  highlight  the  unmarked  surfaces.  Census:  6  in  67  Cameo,  0 
finer  (2/13). 

From  The  Greensboro  Collection,  Part  III.  PCGS#  84888 


1878  1905  PR65  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  This  boldly  contrasted 
Gem  displays  deeply  mirrored  fields  and  sharply  detailed  frosty 
design  elements  with  a  few  wisps  of  champagne-gold  toning. 
Population:  15  in  65  (1  in  65  +  )  Cameo,  18  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
84889 


1905  Barber  Dime,  PR66  Cameo 
Deep  Cameo  Obverse 


1879  1905  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  An  absolutely  brilliant  silver 
Premium  Gem  Cameo  proof  Barber  dime,  with  delicate  blue  toning 
that  enhances  the  eye  appeal.  This  is  a  gorgeous  piece  with  a  bold 
strike  and  exceptional  eye  appeal.  This  piece  borders  on  Deep 
Cameo  contrast,  and  such  pieces  from  the  first  few  years  of  the 
20th  century  are  extremely  rare.  In  fact,  PCGS  has  never  certified  a 
Deep  Cameo  example  of  this  issue.  Population:  15  in  PR66  Cameo, 
3  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  84889 


Superb  Gem  Cameo  Proof  1905  Barber  Dime 
Scarce  Repunched  Date 


1880  1905  PR67  Cameo  PCGS.  Breen-3543.  The  05  in  the  date 
is  clearly  repunched  north.  This  lovely  Superb  Gem  is  virtually 
brilliant,  although  a  mere  hint  of  gold  color  is  present  on  the  lower 
obverse.  The  strike  is  intricate,  with  full  definition  on  the  laurel 
leaves  and  the  cereal  grains.  Impressive  ice-white  devices  provide 
further  eye  appeal.  Among  the  finest  examples  of  the  727  proofs 
produced.  Population:  3  in  67  Cameo,  0  finer  (2/13). 

From  the  Bruce  Scher  #1  All-Time  PCGS  Registry  Set. 

From  The  Greensboro  Collection,  Part  III.  PCGS#  84889 


1881  1906  PR66  NGC.  Stone-white  and  prominently  mirrored  with 
undesignated  but  noticeable  cameo  contrast.  Needle-sharp  and 
pristine.  A  meager  675  proofs  were  issued. 

Ex:  John  Hugon  Collection  (Heritage,  1/2005) ,  lot  4090,  which 
realized  $1,380.  NGC  ID#  23GK,  PCGS#  4890 


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Flashy  1906  Dime,  PR66  Cameo 
Ex:  Bruce  Scher 


1908  Barber  Dime,  PR67 
Repunched  Date 


1882  1906  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  Ex:  Bruce  Scher.  Deep,  watery  fields  on 
this  Premium  Gem  Cameo  1906  dime  flash  forcefully  at  the  viewer 
with  noticeable  mint  frost  over  the  devices,  establishing  stunning 
field-motif  contrast.  The  peripheries  are  attractively  toned  in 
pale  aquamarine  and  golden-brown,  which  frame  the  essentially 
untoned  centers.  Crisp  impressions  prevail  on  the  design  features, 
and  the  pristine  surfaces  have  been  lovingly  preserved.  Population: 
9  in  66  (1  in  66+)  Cameo,  3  finer  (2/13). 

Ex:  Bruce  Scher  #1  All-Time  PCGS  Registry  Set  /  Long  Beach 
Signature  (Heritage,  2/2005),  lot  4066. 

From  The  Greensboro  Collection,  Part  III.  PCGS#  84890 


1886  1908  PR67  PCGS.  Breen-3562.  Both  loops  of  the  8  in  the 
date  exhibit  recutting.  The  surfaces  are  immaculately  preserved, 
and  enveloped  within  a  melange  of  light-intensity  golden-orange, 
lavender,  lime-green,  powder-blue,  violet,  crimson,  and  yellow-gold 
colors.  The  design  elements  are  boldly  struck  and  mildly  frosted, 
and  are  nicely  highlighted  against  the  deeply  mirrored  fields.  This  is 
a  tremendous  opportunity  for  the  Barber  dime  specialist  to  acquire 
not  only  a  high  grade  proof  specimen,  but  a  relatively  scarcer 
variety  as  well.  Population:  7  in  67,  2  finer  (2/13). 

From  The  Greensboro  Collection,  Part  III.  NGC  ID#  23GN,  PCGS# 
4892 


1883  1907  PR66  NGC.  Vivid  shades  of  lime-green  and  cerulean-blue 
toning  visit  the  deeply  mirrored  surfaces  of  this  attractive  Premium 
Gem.  The  design  elements  are  sharply  detailed  and  eye  appeal 
is  terrific.  Census:  26  in  66,  18  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23GM, 
PCGS#  4891 


Vivid  1907  Dime,  PR67 


Deeply  Toned  1908  Dime,  PR67 


1908  Barber  Dime,  PR65 


1885  1908  PR65  PCGS.  Only  545  proof  specimens  were  struck  for  this 
issue.  Pleasing  glittering  reflectivity  and  contrast  emerge  through 
the  dappled  ocean-blue,  golden-brown,  and  cherry-red  patina, 
though  PCGS  does  not  recognize  this  coin  as  Cameo.  Population: 
14  in  65,  33  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23GN,  PCGS#  4892 


1888  1909  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Ex:  Bruce  Scher-Larry  Shapiro. 
The  design  elements  of  this  spectacular  Premium  Gem  exhibit 
razor-sharp  definition  throughout  and  the  richly  frosted  devices 
contrast  dramatically  with  the  deeply  mirrored  fields.  A  few 
hints  of  champagne-gold  patina  enhance  the  ample  visual  appeal. 
Population:  9  in  66  (2  in  66+)  Cameo,  4  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
84893 


1889  1910  PR64  Cameo  PCGS.  The  design  elements  of  this 
attractive  Choice  example  are  sharply  detailed,  with  frosty 
texture  that  contrasts  boldly  with  the  deeply  mirrored  fields.  A 
few  hints  of  champagne-gold  toning  add  to  the  considerable  eye 
appeal.  Population:  16  in  64  Cameo,  23  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
84894 


1884  1907  PR67  PCGS.  CAC.  Vivid  pastel  saffron  shades  dominate 
against  accents  of  cinnamon,  pale  lilac,  and  ice-blue  on  this 
pristine  Superb  Gem  proof  1907  dime.  The  midseries  mintage  was  a 
moderate  575  pieces,  but  this  beautiful  and  virtually  pristine  piece 
is  among  the  finest  survivors,  technically  as  well  as  aesthetically. 
Population:  11  in  67,  1  finer  (2/13). 

From  The  Greensboro  Collection,  Part  III.  NGC  ID#  23GM,  PCGS# 
4891 


1887  1908  PR67  NGC.  Most  of  each  side  is  covered  in  deep  cobalt-blue 
tones,  completely  on  the  reverse  and  about  a  third  of  the  obverse. 
The  remainder  includes  silvery  patches  with  gold,  pink,  and  purple 
hues.  Despite  the  deep  color,  the  luster  is  complete  and  fairly  flashy, 
making  this  Superb  Gem  a  great  survivor  of  the  issue.  Census:  17  in 
67,  4  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23GN,  PCGS#  4892 


Premium  Gem  Proof  1909  Barber  Dime 
Extraordinary  Cameo  Surfaces 


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1890  1911  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  This  delightful  Premium  Gem 
exhibits  stunning  black-on-white  cameo  flash  when  tilted  in  the 
light.  The  design  elements  are  sharply  detailed  and  eye  appeal  is 
tremendous.  Population:  12  in  66  (1  in  66+)  Cameo,  5  finer  (3/13). 
PCGS#  84895 

1891  1912  PR65  NGC.  Splashes  of  blue-green,  canary-gold,  and 
ruby-red  alternate  across  this  fully  struck  and  flashy  Gem.  Void  of 
hairlines  though  the  cheek  has  minor  grazes.  One  of  just  700  proofs 
produced.  NGC  ID#  23 GT,  PCGS#  4896 

1892  1912  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  The  sharply  detailed  design 
elements  of  this  delightful  Premium  Gem  exhibit  rich  mint  frost 
that  contrasts  boldly  with  the  deeply  mirrored  fields.  A  few  hints 
of  lime-green  and  cerulean-blue  toning  add  to  the  considerable 
eye  appeal.  Population:  6  in  66  Cameo,  3  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
84896 

1893  1913  PR66  NGC.  Green-gold,  peach,  and  blue-violet  glimmers 
grace  this  Premium  Gem  proof  from  an  issue  of  just  622  pieces. 
Well-defined  devices  are  as  carefully  preserved  as  the  fields.  Census: 
14  in  66, 12  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23GU,  PCGS# 4897 

1894  1914  PR65  PCGS.  CAC.  Vibrant  mint-green  color  covers  much 
of  Liberty’s  portrait  on  this  lovely  Gem.  Spots  of  red-orange  are  also 
present.  Shades  of  red,  yellow,  and  orange  appear  near  the  obverse 
rim.  The  reverse  is  lightly  toned  and  exhibits  bright,  reflective 
surfaces.  Population:  25  in  65,  27  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23GV, 
PCGS#  4898 

Superb  Gem  Proof  1914  Barber  Dime 
Only  One  Finer  PCGS -Graded  Example 


1895  1914  PR67  PCGS.  The  1914  has  the  lowest  proof  mintage  of  the 
series,  with  only  425  coins  issued.  Attractive  toning  in  hues  that 
include  golden-yellow,  orange,  cherry-red,  teal,  golden-brown,  and 
frosty  yellow-green,  creates  a  pleasing  appearance  for  this  Superb 
Gem  example.  Population:  7  in  67,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23GV, 
PCGS#  4898 


1914  Dime,  Patinated  PR68 


1896  1914  PR68  NGC.  This  is  one  of  only  two  1914  dimes  to  attain 
the  PR68  grade  at  NGC  (2/13).  The  proof  mintage  reached  a 
nadir  for  the  series  at  425  pieces.  This  specimen  is  fully  struck  and 
exhibits  exquisite  original  toning  with  the  deepest  shades  at  the 
margins.  The  obverse  is  variegated  apricot,  powder-blue,  and  fire- 
red  while  the  reverse  is  ruby-red  with  lesser  amounts  of  autumn- 
gold  and  jade-green. 

From  The  Greensboro  Collection,  Part  III.  NGC  ID#  23GV,  PCGS# 
4898 


TWENTY  CENT  PIECES 

1897  1875  MS63  PCGS.  CAC.  A  nice  Select  coin,  largely  charcoal- 
gray  but  with  subtle  iridescent  color  near  the  rims.  The  first  issue 
in  this  short-lived  series,  one  that  would  fail  for  reasons  similar  to 
the  Susan  B.  Anthony  dollar.  Population:  50  in  63,  92  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  23R5,  PCGS#  5296 


Important  1875  Twenty  Cent  Piece,  MS65 


1898  1875  MS65  PCGS.  Business  strike  production  at  the  Philadelphia 
Mint  in  1875  for  the  twenty  cent  piece  was  limited  to  36,910 
coins.  A  well-executed  strike  led  to  finely  detailed  design  elements, 
adding  to  the  eye  appeal  of  this  Gem.  The  reverse  in  particular 
displays  attractive  luster.  Population:  21  in  65,  9  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  23R5,  PCGS#  5296 


1899  1875-CC  XF45  PCGS.  An  unusual  Choice  XF  specimen  with 
strong  detail  at  the  top  of  the  left  facing  wing.  That  location  is 
almost  always  poorly  struck.  Olive-gold  splashes  reside  on  the 
medium  gray  surfaces  with  lighter  silver-gray  devices.  NGC  ID# 
23R6,  PCGS#  5297 

1900  1875-CC  XF45  PCGS.  CAC.  The  1875-CC  twenty  cent  piece  is 
the  only  collectible  date  of  this  odd  denomination  from  the  Carson 
City  Mint.  This  attractive  Choice  XF  specimen  displays  shades 
of  lavender,  gold,  and  amber  patina  with  light  wear  on  the  well- 
detailed  design  elements.  NGC  ID#  23R6,  PCGS#  5297 

1901  1875-CC  MS61  NGC.  Pleasing  shades  of  lavender-gray  and 
golden-brown  toning  blanket  the  surfaces  of  this  well-detailed  Mint 
State  twenty  cent  piece.  From  a  small  mintage  of  133,290  pieces. 
NGC  ID#  23R6,  PCGS#  5297 


Patinated  1875-S  Twenty  Cent,  MS63 


1902  1875-S  MS63  PCGS.  The  1875-S  is  the  only  twenty  cent  issue 
that  is  relatively  available;  the  other  business  strikes  have  much 
lower  mintages  and  availability.  Golden-brown  and  cream-gray 
envelop  this  coruscating  and  nicely  struck  San  Francisco  type 
coin.  A  loupe  reveals  distributed  wispy  field  marks  of  no  individual 
consequence.  NGC  ID#  23R7,  PCGS#  5298 


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1903  1875-S  MS63  NGC.  The  autumn-gold  centers  are  framed  by  blue- 
green  and  violet-red  patina.  Lustrous  and  unmarked  with  a  good 
strike  and  superior  eye  appeal  for  the  third  party  grade.  NGC  ID# 
23R7,  PCGS#  5298 

1904  1875-S  MS64  NGC.  FS-302.  The  so-called  “dollar  sign”  variety 
with  repunched  serifs  on  the  mintmark.  The  top  of  a  5  is  misplaced 
in  the  dentils  beneath  the  7  in  the  date.  The  variety  is  undesignated 
on  the  insert.  Attractive  orange-gold  toning  visits  this  lustrous, 
unabraded,  and  nicely  struck  near-Gem.  NGC  ID#  23R7,  PCGS# 
5298 

1905  1875-S  MS64  PCGS.  Flynn  MPD-002.  The  top  of  an  8  looms 
above  the  dentils  beneath  the  prominent  8  on  this  variety.  Shades 
of  green  and  gold  engulf  both  sides  of  this  Choice  example. 
Numerous  wispy  die  cracks  appear  around  the  outer  edges  on 
the  reverse.  A  number  of  small  surface  marks,  including  as-made 
lintmarks  are  present.  NGC  ID#  23R7,  PCGS#  5298 

1906  1875-S  MS64  PCGS.  Variegated  gold  and  iridescent  toning 
appears  on  both  sides  of  this  Choice  Mint  State  twenty  cent 
piece,  with  frosty  silver  luster  visible  beneath  that  toning.  Striking 
weakness  is  only  noted  at  the  top  of  the  left  wing.  NGC  ID#  23R7, 
PCGS#  5298 

1907  1875-S  MS64  NGC.  FS-301.  One  of  a  number  of  minor  misplaced 
date  varieties  identified  for  this  popular  type  issue.  A  lustrous  near- 
Gem  with  dappled  autumn-tan  and  stone-gray  toning.  Nicely 
struck  and  well  preserved. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  23R7,  PCGS# 
5298 

1908  1875-S  MS64  NGC.  FS-301.  The  top  of  a  misplaced  digit  is 
in  the  dentils  beneath  the  8  in  the  date.  A  lustrous  almond-gold 
near-Gem  with  clean  surfaces  and  good  eye  appeal.  The  strike 
is  bold  save  for  the  uppermost  stars.  NGC  ID#  23R7,  PCGS# 
5298 

1909  1875-S  MS64  PCGS.  CAC.  This  attractive  Choice  specimen 
exhibits  well-detailed  design  elements  with  just  a  touch  of  softness 
on  the  stars  and  eagle’s  leg.  The  well-preserved  surfaces  display 
satiny  mint  luster  under  shades  of  blue,  gray,  and  golden-brown 
patina.  NGC  ID#  23R7,  PCGS#  5298 

1910  1875-S  MS64  PCGS.  CAC.  A  smooth  near-Gem  example  of  the 
highest-mintage  and  most  popular  twenty  cent  type  issue.  Green- 
gold  outer  toning  turns  more  resolutely  gray  on  the  interiors,  the 
reverse  punctuated  with  occasional  blue.  NGC  ID#  23R7,  PCGS# 
5298 


Gem  1875-S  Twenty  Cent 
Misplaced  Date,  FS-301 


1911  1875-S  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  FS-301.  The  top  of  a  misplaced  digit 
appears  in  the  dentils  beneath  the  8  in  the  date.  Both  sides  of  this 
Gem  exhibit  golden-brown,  olive-green,  and  slate-gray  colors.  The 
design  elements  display  a  bold  level  of  detail  overall.  PCGS  has 
assigned  higher  numeric  grades  to  only  59  examples  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  23R7,  PCGS#  5298 


Lustrous  Premium  Gem  1875-S  Twenty  Cent 


1912  1875-S  MS66  NGC.  FS-302.  The  mintmark  is  nicely  repunched, 
and  the  top  of  a  5  is  misplaced  in  the  dentils  beneath  the  date. 
Splashes  of  green-gray  patina  appear  on  this  frosty,  lustrous 
Premium  Gem  that  remains  primarily  silver-white.  A  number 
of  wispy  die  cracks  on  the  reverse  encircle  large  portions  of  the 
periphery.  This  well-struck  piece  displays  tremendous  eye  appeal. 
Census:  53  in  66,  7  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23R7,  PCGS#  5298 


PROOF  TWENTY  CENT  PIECES 


Gem  Cameo  Proof  1875  Twenty  Cent 
First  Date  in  Short-Lived  Series 


1913  1875  PR65  Cameo  PCGS.  A  well-contrasted  Gem  proof  from 
the  first  of  four  proof  years  for  this  odd  denomination,  by  far  the 
highest-mintage  date  in  its  short  series  at  a  nominal  output  of  2,790 
specimens.  Just  a  hint  of  blue  appears  on  the  obverse  at  certain 
angles  to  the  light,  while  the  reverse  is  near-colorless.  An  excellent 
type  coin.  Population:  8  in  65  Cameo,  2  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
85303 


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1875  Twenty  Cent,  PR65  Cameo 
Rare  Contrasted  Proof 


1914  1875  PR65  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  While  a  complete  set  of  twenty 
cent  pieces  would  be  nearly  impossible  for  a  collector  given  the 
rarity  of  the  1876-CC,  it  would  be  a  reasonable  and  fulfilling 
feat  to  assemble  all  four  proof  issues  in  the  series.  At  the  time  of 
issue,  the  general  public  could  see  that  the  new  denomination  was 
unnecessary,  and  after  only  two  years  business  strike  production 
ceased.  The  Mint,  however,  continued  to  strike  proofs  at 
Philadelphia  in  1877  and  1878  to  satisfy  collector  demand. 

The  first  issue  in  the  series,  the  1875,  is  fairly  available  with 
a  proof  mintage  of  2,790  specimens,  but  examples  with  a  Cameo 
finish  are  actually  quite  scarce.  In  PR65  Cameo  PCGS  reports 
just  eight  proofs,  and  only  two  coins  have  been  certified  finer, 
both  PR66  Cameo.  It  would  be  difficult  to  improve  upon  this 
Gem  representative.  The  fields  are  deeply  mirrored  with  sharply 
contrasting,  frosted  devices.  As  one  would  expect  from  a  proof,  the 
strike  is  fully  detailed  in  all  areas.  Each  side  approaches  brilliance 
with  just  a  slight  tinge  of  golden  color  present.  Population:  8  in  65 
Cameo,  2  finer  (2/13). 

From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  PCGS#  85303 

1915  1876  —  Improperly  Cleaned  —  NGC  Details.  Proof.  The 

second  year  of  the  proof  type  has  less  than  half  the  mintage  of  its 
predecessor,  which  suggests  collecting  by  type  was  popular  as  early 
as  1876.  A  well  struck  specimen  with  aquamarine  patina.  The  right 
and  left  obverse  field  displays  swirling  hairlines.  NGC  ID#  27H3, 
PCGS#  5304 


1877  Twenty  Cent  Piece,  PR63 
Vivid  Multicolor  Toning 


1916  1877  PR63  PCGS.  This  Select  example  exhibits  beautifully 
detailed  design  elements.  Iridescent  toning  in  shades  of  sea-green 
and  orange-brown  along  with  hints  of  plum  and  mauve  appear, 
with  Liberty  in  particular  exhibiting  an  attractive  array  of  colors. 
Population:  76  in  63,  92  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27H4,  PCGS# 
5305 


Select  Proof  1877  Twenty  Cent 
Deeply  Toned  and  Sharply  Struck 


1917  1877  PR63  PCGS.  The  short-lived  twenty  cent  series  is  actually 
eminently  collectible  save  for  one  show-stopper,  the  legendary  1876- 
CC  issue.  The  1877  was  a  proof-only  issue  of  a  reported  510  pieces, 
according  to  the  Guide  Book.  This  Select  proof  shows  few  signs  of 
contact  over  dusky  surfaces  that  are  sharply  struck,  mostly  charcoal 
and  deep  mahogany  color.  Areas  of  rich  toning,  including  shades  of 
deep  electric-blue  and  fuchsia  color,  appear  primarily  on  the  reverse 
when  inspected  closely.  Population:  76  in  63,  93  finer  (2/13). 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  27H4,  PCGS# 
5305 

1877  Twenty  Cent  Piece,  PR63 
Low-Mintage  Proof-Only  Issue 


1918  1877  PR63  PCGS.  A  frosty  and  sharply  struck  representative  of 
this  proof-only  date,  mild  cameo  contrast  is  evident,  with  shades  of 
caramel  and  golden-brown  present  on  this  Select  example.  Subtle 
pink,  lilac,  and  electric-blue  colors  appear  on  portions  of  Liberty. 
This  is  a  lovely  representative  from  this  low-mintage  issue.  NGC 
ID#  27H4,  PCGS#  5305 

Gem  Proof  1877  Twenty  Cent 
Green  Label  Holder 


1919  1877  PR65  PCGS.  The  first  of  the  two  proof-only  dates  that 
close  the  brief  run  of  the  twenty  cent  denomination.  The  mintage 
of  510  pieces  is  considerably  smaller  than  its  1875  and  1876  proof 
predecessors.  The  present  sharply  struck  and  flashy  specimen 
exhibits  faint  silver-gray  toning.  Cameo  contrast  is  evident,  though 
undesignated  due  to  its  green  label  holder.  NGC  ID#  27H4,  PCGS# 
5305 


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Cameo  Choice  Proof-Only  1877  Twenty  Cent 


1878  Twenty  Cent  Piece,  PR65+ 


1920  1877  PR64  Cameo  PCGS.  Although  both  sides  of  this  example 
display  toning,  the  colors  are  more  pronounced  at  the  outer 
edges  of  the  reverse  and  include  more  hues,  with  copper,  fuchsia, 
and  turquoise  among  them.  The  fields  retain  a  high  degree  of 
reflectivity,  with  the  lightly  frosted  devices  providing  attractive 
contrast,  particularly  the  eagle.  Small,  scattered  marks  are  present, 
including  a  few  as-made  lintmarks.  Population:  26  in  64  (1  in  64+) 
Cameo,  9  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  85305 


Proof-Only  1877  Twenty  Cent,  PR64  Cameo 
Appealing  Silver- White  Example 


1923  1878  PR65+  NGC.  From  a  tiny  proof-only  mintage  of  600  twenty 
cent  pieces  in  1878,  this  was  the  final  issue  for  this  short-lived 
denomination.  Both  sides  of  this  high-end  Gem  display  pleasing 
eye  appeal  though  haziness  is  present.  Powder-blue  and  straw-gold 
color  appear.  Census:  27  in  65  (1  in  65  +  ),  24  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  27H5,  PCGS# 
5306 


1878  Proof -Only  Twenty  Cent,  PR64  Cameo 


1922  1878  PR65  PCGS.  The  twenty  cent  piece,  planned  as  a  boon  to 
silver  mining  interests,  was  unsuccessful  due  to  its  similarities  with 
the  quarter  dollar.  The  1878  is  the  final  year  of  the  denomination, 
and  a  proof  only  issue  with  only  600  coined,  but  with  768  certified 
pieces  according  to  the  PCGS  and  NGC  population  data.  That 
clearly  points  to  the  reality  of  resubmissions.  This  Gem  exhibits 
blue,  violet,  and  iridescent  toning  with  sharp  design  motifs.  A 
highly  attractive  specimen.  Population:  27  in  65,  12  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  27H5,  PCGS#  5306 


1925  1796  —  Cleaning  —  PCGS  Genuine.  VG  Details.  B-l,  R.4. 

Among  the  rarest  silver  types,  the  1796  has  a  low  mintage  and  is  the 
sole  Small  Eagle  entry  of  the  quarter  denomination.  All  stars  are 
bold,  as  are  the  obverse  legends.  STATES  OF  AMERICA  is  clear. 
UNITED  is  faint  but  complete.  The  cream-gray  surfaces  display 
multidirectional  hairlines  and  a  lamination  is  noted  near  the  I  in 
UNITED.  A  few  wispy  marks  are  beneath  the  E  in  LIBERTY.  NGC 
ID#  23RA,  PCGS#  5310 


1921  1877  PR64  Cameo  NGC.  Thorough  field-device  contrast  appears 
on  both  sides  of  this  third-year  proof-only  twenty  cent  issue,  but  the 
reverse  on  its  own  would  likely  garner  an  Ultra  Cameo  designation. 
The  surfaces  are  silver-white  with  just  a  trace  of  golden  patina,  and 
while  there  are  no  singular  contact  marks,  a  couple  of  lint  marks 
appear  on  each  side.  The  reverse  die  shows  obvious  signs  of  lapping. 
Census:  23  in  64  (1  in  64+)  Cameo,  21  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  85305 


1878  Twenty  Cent,  PR65 
An  Above  Average  Specimen 


1924  1878  PR64  Cameo  PCGS.  Blast-white  surfaces  and  appreciable 
contrast  between  the  mirrored  fields  and  frosted  devices  creates 
tremendous  eye  appeal  for  this  near-Gem.  The  design  elements 
reveal  a  sharp  strike.  Minor  hairlines  are  present  in  the  fields. 
Population:  23  in  64  Cameo,  8  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  85306 


EARLY  QUARTERS 

1796  Quarter,  VG  Details 
Rare  Small  Eagle  Type,  B- 1 


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Fine  15  1804  Quarter,  B-l 
Heraldic  Eagle  Key  Date 


1926  1804  Fine  15  PCGS.  B-l,  R.3.  Tompkins  Die  State  2/2.  The 
rarity  of  the  1804  is  similar  to  that  of  the  1796,  but  the  former 
trades  for  much  less  in  circulated  grades  as  it  is  not  a  famous  single- 
year  type.  This  Choice  Fine  example  has  gunmetal-gray  fields  and 
lighter  pearl-white  high  points.  The  strike  is  consistent  except  for 
softness  near  the  eagle’s  head. 

The  die  scratch  between  stars  8  and  9  is  mint-made,  but  no 
abrasions  are  evident.  NGC  ID#  23RB,  PCGS#  5312 


1806  Quarter,  B-3,  XF 
Smooth,  Attractive  Surfaces 


1927  1806  XF40  PCGS.  B-3,  R.l.  Tompkins  Die  State  2/1.  Cream-gray 
and  lilac  centers  cede  to  jade-green  and  autumn-brown  margins. 
An  attractive  and  lightly  abraded  representative.  The  strike  shows 
the  softness  at  the  central  reverse  characteristic  of  the  variety.  A 
quality  collector  coin  for  the  early  type  specialist.  NGC  ID#  23RD, 

PCGS#  5314 


Choice  XF  1806  Quarter,  B-9 


1928  1806  XF45  PCGS.  B-9,  R.l.  Tompkins  Die  State  3/2.  Easily 
attributed  by  the  cud  above  the  second  T  in  STATES,  and  the 
bisecting  obverse  vertical  die  crack  between  11:30  and  6:30. 
This  is  a  partly  lustrous  stone-gray  Choice  XF  type  coin  with  no 
mentionable  marks,  though  a  small  spot  is  between  the  TA  in 
STATES.  The  centers  display  moderate  inexactness  of  strike.  NGC 
ID#  23RD,  PCGS#  5314 


Patinated  AU  1806  Quarter,  B-2 


1929  1806  AU50  PCGS.  B-2,  R.2.  Tompkins  Die  State  3/4.  The 
obverse  displays  rich  gunmetal-blue,  while  the  reverse  has  a  sea- 
green  border  and  a  caramel-gold  center.  Pockets  of  bright  luster  are 
plentiful.  As  usual  for  Browning- 2,  the  area  near  the  eagle’s  head 
is  softly  impressed,  but  much  of  the  design  is  sharp.  Smooth  aside 
from  a  cluster  of  thin  marks  near  the  right-side  clouds.  NGC  ID# 
23RD,  PCGS#  5314 


1807  B-l  Quarter,  XF40 


1930  1807  XF40  PCGS.  B-l,  R.2.  Pleasing  pewter-gray  surfaces  exhibit 
traces  of  luster  on  both  sides  of  this  pleasing  example.  Light  gold 
toning  is  evident  on  both  sides  with  delicate  blue  on  the  reverse.  A 
plentiful  variety  that  will  appeal  to  date  and  type  collectors  alike. 
Population:  13  in  40,  81  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23RF,  PCGS# 
5316 


BUST  QUARTERS 

1931  1818/5  VF35  PCGS.  B-l,  R.2.  B-l  and  B-3  are  the  1818/5 
varieties,  though  most  examples  of  B-3  show  little  trace  of 
the  underdigit  5.  The  present  Choice  XF  quarter  exhibits 
rich  aquamarine  and  walnut-brown  toning.  Smooth  save  for  a 
slight  obverse  rim  ding  at  2  o’clock.  NGC  ID#  23RH,  PCGS# 
5323 


Select  1818/5  Quarter,  B-l 


1932  1818/5  MS63  NGC.  CAC.  B-l,  R.2.  The  flag  of  the  underdigit 
5  is  visible  within  the  upper  loop  of  the  second  8.  This  unabraded 
Capped  Bust  quarter  exhibits  deep  stone-gray  centers  bounded  by 
golden-brown  margins.  The  eagle’s  neck  and  portions  of  Liberty’s 
curls  are  lightly  brought  up  but  the  remainder  of  the  design  is 
sharply  impressed. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  23RH,  PCGS# 
5323 


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1933  1819  Small  9  —  Cleaned  —  ANACS.  XF45  Details.  B-3,  R.l. 

The  5  in  25  C  is  boldly  repunched,  and  a  colon  instead  of  a  period 
abbreviates  the  denomination.  A  late  die  state  with  cracks  on  the 
lower  portions  of  both  sides.  This  slate-gray  Bust  quarter  is  faintly 
hairlined  but  offers  substantial  remaining  luster.  NGC  ID#  23RK, 
PCGS#  5325 

1934  1822  XF40  PCGS.  B-l,  R.2.  Dusky  golden-brown  and  steel-gray 
toning  encompasses  this  well  defined  better  date  quarter.  The 
reverse  is  devoid  of  relevant  marks  while  the  obverse  has  two 
faint  vertical  lines  on  the  cheek  and  right  field.  NGC  ID#  23RN, 
PCGS#  5332 

1935  1824/2  Fine  12  NGC.  B-l,  R.3.  Caramel-gold  illuminates  the 
margins  of  this  otherwise  stone-gray  rare  date  Bust  quarter.  The 
eagle’s  plumage  has  pleasing  sharpness  and  the  faintly  hairlined 
surfaces  are  devoid  of  visible  marks.  NGC  ID#  23RR,  PCGS# 
5335 


Colorful  MS63  1828  Quarter,  B-l 


1936  1828  MS63  NGC.  B-l,  R.l.  A  die  crack  above  both  scroll  ends 
identifies  the  Browning  variety.  The  reverse  die  was  also  used  to 
coin  the  extremely  rare  B-l  1827  quarter.  Sea-green,  powder-blue, 
and  almond-gold  enrich  this  satiny  and  minimally  abraded  Capped 
Bust  quarter.  The  strike  is  bold  except  on  the  LU  in  PLURIBUS. 
Census:  10  in  63,  20  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23RV,  PCGS#  5342 


1937  1828  25/50C  Good  4  PCGS.  CAC.  B-3,  R.5.  The  blundered 
denomination  reverse  die  apparently  sat  in  the  Mint  stockroom 
for  six  years  after  its  1822  debut,  then  was  used  for  a  second  and 
final  time  to  create  this  rare  and  important  1828  variety.  The  date 
is  bold,  and  all  stars  and  peripheral  letters  are  clear.  About  half  of 
LIBERTY  is  sharp.  NGC  ID#  23RV,  PCGS#  5343 

1938  1831  Small  Letters  AU58  PCGS.  CAC.  B-l,  R.3.  Rich  dove- 
gray  graces  the  obverse  while  the  reverse  displays  russet-brown 
and  cobalt-blue  in  protected  regions.  Smooth  save  for  a  thin  mark 
above  the  eagle’s  neck.  A  sharply  struck  Borderline  Uncirculated 
quarter.  NGC  ID#  23RW,  PCGS#  5348 


1831  Quarter,  MS64+ 
Prooflike  Surfaces,  Small  Letters,  B-4 


1939  1831  Small  Letters  MS64+  PCGS.  B-4,  R.l.  This  fully  struck 
near-Gem  has  prooflike  fields  and  was  likely  sold  as  a  proof  at  some 
point  in  its  past.  Undesignated  as  Prooflike  by  PCGS  as  is  their 
policy  for  the  series.  Exceptionally  preserved  and  attractively  toned 
in  powder-blue,  rose-red,  sun-gold,  and  sea-green.  Population:  51 
in  64  (1  in  64+),  20  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23RW,  PCGS#  5348 


1832  B-l  Quarter,  MS61 
Delicate  Gold  Toning 


1940  1832  MS61  PCGS.  B-l,  R.l.  The  location  of  the  feather  over  the 
2  in  25C  will  distinguish  the  two  varieties.  B-l  had  the  feather  tip 
over  the  center  of  the  2  and  B-2  has  the  feather  tip  over  the  right 
side  of  the  2.  Neither  variety  is  scarce.  This  example  has  brilliant 
luster  with  light  gold  toning  near  the  borders,  and  minuscule 
contract  marks  on  each  side.  Population:  2  in  61,  41  finer  (3/13), 
for  both  1832  varieties.  NGC  ID#  23RX,  PCGS#  5351 


Choice  B-2  1832  Quarter 


1941  1832  MS64  NGC.  B-2,  R.2.  The  1832  has  two  reverse  varieties. 
These  are  readily  distinguished  by  the  size  of  the  arrowheads, 
though  the  Guide  Book  has  yet  to  recognize  the  difference.  The 
present  well  struck  near-Gem  is  deeply  toned  in  apple-green,  russet, 
and  plum-mauve  shades.  No  abrasions  are  apparent  beneath  the 
blanket  of  patina.  Census:  16  in  64  (1  in  64+),  2  finer  (2/13). 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  23RX,  PCGS# 
5351 


1942  1834  AU58  PCGS.  B-4,  R.l.  A  lightly  toned  near-Mint  type 
coin.  Well  struck  except  for  a  few  star  centers.  The  usual  reverse  die 
state  with  many  slender  cracks.  The  reverse  field  has  a  few  wispy 
pinscratches.  NGC  ID#  23RZ,  PCGS#  5353 


1834  B-4  Quarter,  MS64 
Condition  Census  Specimen 


1943  1834  MS64  NGC.  B-4,  R.l.  The  4  in  the  date  is  recut,  and  close 
examination  reveals  a  network  of  slender  die  cracks  about  the 
reverse  periphery.  Well  struck  save  for  a  few  of  the  obverse  stars 
and  modestly  reflective  beneath  deep,  original  toning.  Lilac-gray, 
cobalt-blue,  and  golden  shades  are  intertwined  on  both  sides.  This 
is  a  strong  candidate  for  inclusion  in  a  high  quality  type  set  whose 
surfaces  are  especially  smooth  for  the  assigned  grade.  Census:  42 
in  64  (2  in  64+),  17  finer  (2/13).  NGC  ID#  23RZ,  PCGS#  5353 


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1944  1835  AU58  PCGS.  B-5,  R.2.  The  late  die  state  with  a  crack  from 
star  3  through  the  nose.  Light  almond-gold  toning  visits  nicely 
struck  and  minimally  marked  surfaces.  A  bright  band  of  luster  fills 
both  borders.  NGC  ID#  23S2,  PCGS#  5354 

1945  1836  MS61  NGC.  CAC.  B-3,  R.l.  Numerous  spindly  die  cracks 
characterize  the  Browning-3  marriage.  This  crisply  struck  example 
displays  dappled  apple-green,  chestnut-gold,  and  pearl-gray  toning. 
Minimally  abraded  and  satiny.  Very  scarce  yet  collectible  in 
Uncirculated  grades. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  23S3,  PCGS# 
5355 


Near-Gem  1837  Quarter,  B-2 


1946  1837  MS64  PCGS.  B-2,  R.l.  This  exquisite  dove-gray  and 
almond-gold  near-Gem  offers  vibrant  cartwheel  luster  and 
is  exceptionally  free  from  contact.  The  lower  reverse  displays 
glimpses  of  prooflike  surface.  Sharply  struck  except  for  a  few  left¬ 
side  star.  Population:  24  in  64  (1  in  64+ ),  18  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
23S4,  PCGS#  5356 


SEATED  QUARTERS 


Prooflike  MS63  1839  Quarter 
No  Drapery  Subtype 


1947  1839  No  Drapery  MS63  Prooflike  NGC.  Closed  Claws  Reverse. 
An  untoned  and  surprisingly  reflective  example  of  the  briefly  struck 
No  Drapery  subtype.  Minimally  abraded  and  attractive  with  slight 
incompleteness  of  strike  on  the  lower  curls  and  the  eagle’s  neck. 
The  obverse  has  a  matte  texture  near  Liberty’s  raised  arm,  as  made 
and  caused  by  an  unfinished  portion  of  the  obverse  die.  One  of  two 
pieces  certified  as  Prooflike  by  NGC;  the  other  grades  MS62. 

Ex:  Palm  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  3/2006),  lot  568,  which  realized 
$4,485.  NGC  ID#  23SF,  PCGS#  5392 


1842-0  Large  Date  Quarter,  MS64 
Rarely  Encountered 


1948  1842-0  Large  Date  MS64  PCGS.  Attractive  toning  in  a  variety 
of  intermingled  hues  of  green,  gold,  and  gray  provides  this  near- 
Gem  with  lovely  eye  appeal.  The  design  elements  exhibit  strong 
detail,  with  the  reverse  being  particularly  pleasing.  PCGS  has 
assigned  the  MS64  grade  to  a  mere  12  examples,  while  NGC  has 
not  awarded  a  single  64  grade,  and  neither  service  has  awarded  a  65 
grade  or  higher  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23SP,  PCGS#  5402 


1949  1843-0  AU55  NGC.  A  few  small  rim  nicks  and  light  contact 
marks  are  evident  on  each  side  of  this  Choice  AU  specimen.  An 
important  condition  rarity.  Census:  4  in  55,  17  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  23SS,  PCGS#  5405 

1950  1849-0  Good  4  NGC.  Though  well-circulated,  this  is  a  desirable 
example  representing  a  key  date.  The  mintage  of  the  1849-0  is 
estimated  at  only  16,000  pieces.  Its  actual  production  number  was 
rolled  into  the  mintage  for  the  1850-0  and  thus  the  mintage  figure 
is  an  educated  guess.  It  is  scarce  in  all  grades,  making  this  piece  one 
of  the  more  affordable  options.  Even  wear  and  good  color  along 
with  no  surface  marks  worthy  of  mention  provide  this  example  with 
an  attractive  appearance.  Census:  2  in  4,  32  finer  (2/13).  NGC  ID# 
23T3,  PCGS#  5414 

1951  1852-0  VF20  PCGS.  CAC.  The  1852-0  quarter  is  seldom  seen 
in  any  grade;  most  were  undoubtedly  melted  or  circulated  beyond 
recognition.  This  piece  shows  unusual  yet  attractive  aqua  patina 
in  the  fields  amid  the  gray  devices.  No  overt  marks  appear,  only 
wear.  Population:  7  in  20,  37  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23T9,  PCGS# 
5420 

1952  1852-0  VF35  PCGS.  The  1852-0  Seated  Liberty  quarter  is  a 
scarce-to-rare  issue  in  all  grades.  This  Choice  VF  example  retains 
most  of  its  original  design  detail,  under  shades  of  green  and  gray 
patina.  Population:  6  in  35,  17  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23T9, 
PCGS#  5420 


Appealing  1853  No  Arrows  Quarter,  MS  63 


1953  1853  No  Arrows  MS63  NGC.  Only  44,200  business  strikes  were 
produced  of  this  low-mintage  issue  and  most  of  them  were  melted 
that  same  year  by  bullion  speculators.  A  recut  date  is  a  diagnostic  of 
all  genuine  1853  No  Arrows  quarters.  Splashes  of  attractive  toning 
appear  on  both  sides  of  this  well-struck  piece  displaying  very  few 
surface  marks.  The  coin  has  a  very  attractive  appearance  for  the 
grade.  Census:  3  in  63,  15  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23TA,  PCGS# 
5421 


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1853  Seated  Quarter,  MS64 
Arrows  and  Rays 


1954  1853  Arrows  and  Rays  MS64  PCGS.  Struck  for  only  one 
year,  the  1853  Arrows  and  Rays  has  an  enduring  popularity  with 
collectors.  While  the  arrows  device  was  used  through  1855  and 
then  resurrected  again  in  1873-74,  the  glory  of  rays  on  the  reverse 
is  unique  to  this  one  year  alone.  As  with  most  of  the  higher  grade 
pieces  known,  this  piece  has  lovely  soft,  frosted  mint  luster.  The 
surfaces  are  overlaid  with  streaky  deep  and  lighter  gray  toning 
on  the  obverse,  while  the  reverse  is  generally  light  gray  overall. 
Sharply  struck  throughout.  NGC  ID#  23U4,  PCGS#  5426 

1955  1856-S  VF30  PCGS.  The  second  quarter  dollar  issue  of  the  San 
Francisco  Mint,  this  piece  survives  from  a  mintage  of  286,000  coins. 
At  the  Choice  VF  level,  this  example  is  typical  of  known  specimens 
that  are  usually  noticeably  worn.  Both  sides  are  light  to  medium 
gray  with  hints  of  gold.  Population:  5  in  30,  36  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  23TD,  PCGS#  5440 

1956  1857-0  AU58  PCGS.  CAC.  Shades  of  dusky  gray,  blue,  and 
golden-brown  toning  highlight  the  pleasing  surfaces  of  this  lightly 
circulated  example.  Only  a  trace  of  wear  can  be  detected  on  the 
well-detailed  design  elements.  Population:  10  in  58  (1  in58+),  17 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23TF,  PCGS#  5443 

1957  1857-S  VF30  PCGS.  CAC.  A  pleasing  Choice  VF  specimen,  this 
early  S-Mint  quarter  has  deep  steel-gray  toning  with  pewter-gray 
high  points.  Minimal  circulation  marks  are  consistent  with  the 

grade.  NGC  ID#  23TG,  PCGS#  5444 

1958  1859-S  VF20  PCGS.  Pewter-gray  surfaces  appear  on  both  sides  of 
this  pleasing  mid-grade  example,  with  myriad  dark  toning  spots.  A 
scarce  issue,  and  virtually  unknown  in  Mint  State,  with  the  finest 
PCGS  certified  example  graded  AU55.  Population  5  in  20,  36  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  23TN,  PCGS#  5450 

1959  1859-S  VF25  PCGS.  The  low-mintage  1859-S  is  scarce  in  all 
grades  and  most  examples  show  problems  of  some  sort.  Cream- 
gray  and  gold  surfaces  along  with  overall  even  wear  add  to  the 
appeal  of  this  piece.  A  few  pinscratches  are  present,  but  pose  little 
distraction,  if  any.  Population:  6  in  25,  30  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
23TN,  PCGS#  5450 

1960  1860-0  AU58  PCGS.  CAC.  This  popular  branch-mint  issue  is 
seldom  encountered  in  high  grade.  The  lightly  abraded  surfaces  are 
patinated  in  shades  of  sea-green  and  lavender-gray,  with  vibrant 
mint  luster  underneath.  Population:  12  in  58,  30  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  23TR,  PCGS#  5452 

1961  1865-S  VF30  PCGS.  CAC.  Large  S.  The  medium  dove-gray 
surfaces  show  moderate  wear  but  no  overt  marks,  save  for  a 
single  one  above  the  eagle’s  head,  on  this  1865-S  quarter,  a  low- 
mintage  emission  of  only  41,000  pieces  at  the  end  of  the  Civil 
War.  Population:  6  in  30,  26  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23U3,  PCGS# 
5462 

1962  1866  Motto  VF25  PCGS.  First  of  the  With  Motto  reverse  type, 
this  middle  circulated  grade  specimen  has  lovely  surfaces  with 
bluish-green  toning  over  medium  gray  patina,  with  light  tan  high 
points.  Population:  4  in  25,  36  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23UB, 
PCGS#  5468 


1963  1866-S  VF25  PCGS.  CAC.  Briggs  1-A.  Light  charcoal-gray 
surfaces  are  well-struck  and  attractive  for  the  grade.  The  1866-S  is 
scarce  in  all  grades;  the  extra  “crossbar”  or  die  cut  in  the  mintmark 
identifies  the  Briggs  1-A.  Population:  3  in  25,  26  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  23UC,  PCGS#  5469 

1964  1867-S  VG10  PCGS.  CAC.  Though  PCGS  graded  this  piece 
VG10,  the  full  text  of  LIBERTY  is  visible.  Rich  rose-orange 
overtones  grace  medium-gray  surfaces  that  show  few  marks  for  the 
level  of  circulation.  An  underrated  issue  seldom  found  in  any  grade. 
Population:  3  in  10,  43  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23UE,  PCGS# 
5471 

1965  1868-S  XF40  PCGS.  CAC.  A  lightly  worn  representative,  this 
piece  is  slightly  finer  than  the  typical  certified  example.  The 
average  certified  grade  of  1868-S  quarters  is  four  points  lower. 
This  piece  has  pleasing  surfaces  with  gray  and  subtle  gold  toning. 
Population:  5  in  40,  18  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23UG,  PCGS# 
5473 

1966  1869-S  AU50  NGC.  Dusky  shades  of  lavender-gray,  sea-green,  and 
amber  patina  blanket  the  surfaces  of  this  lightly  circulated  Seated 
quarter.  Traces  of  mint  luster  shine  through  the  toning.  Census:  5 
in  50,  8  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23UJ,  PCGS#  5475 

Premium  Gem  1872  Seated  Quarter 
Only  One  Finer 


1967  1872  MS66  NGC.  An  extraordinary  example  of  this  difficult 
Seated  Quarter.  The  underlying  surfaces  are  satiny  and 
exceptionally  smooth  beneath  a  significant  overlay  of  sea-green, 
pinkish-red,  and  antique-golden  toning  at  the  borders.  As-made 
diagonal  die  lines  appear  near  the  bottom  of  the  reverse.  Truly 
mesmerizing  quality  that  would  be  all  but  impossible  to  duplicate. 
Census:  1  in  66,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23UR,  PCGS#  5481 


1872-S  Quarter  Dollar,  VF20 
Elusive  in  All  Grades 


1968  1872-S  VF20  PCGS.  The  mintage  of  83,000  pieces  implies 
scarcity,  but  the  1872-S  is  even  more  difficult  to  locate  than  that 
figure  suggests.  Perhaps  a  portion  of  the  mintage  was  melted  in 
1873  due  to  the  weight  change  specified  in  the  Act  of  1873.  Gray- 
green,  gold,  blue-gray  and  hints  of  violet  appear  on  this  circulated 
example.  Both  sides  display  even  wear,  adding  to  the  attractiveness. 
A  scratch  extends  from  the  banner  near  the  U  in  TRUST  through 
a  portion  of  the  eagle’s  left  wing.  Population:  3  in  20,  16  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  23UT,  PCGS#  5483 


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1969  1873  Closed  3  VF25  PCGS.  An  evenly  worn  specimen  that 
retains  much  of  its  original  design  detail,  this  coin  displays 
pleasing  shades  of  lavender,  gray  and  violet  toning.  The  surfaces 
are  minimally  abraded  for  the  grade.  Population:  3  in  25,  21  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  23UU,  PCGS#  5484 

1970  1873  Open  3  MS63  PCGS.  A  crescent-shaped  area  of  toning 
appears  on  the  obverse  and  includes  shades  of  orange,  russet,  sky- 
blue,  violet,  and  bright  sea-green.  The  reverse  is  brilliant  and 
shimmering,  with  areas  of  toning  primarily  confined  to  the  extreme 
outer  edges.  Minor  clashmarks  are  present.  Population:  9  in  63,  9 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23UV,  PCGS#  5485 

1874-S  Seated  Liberty  Quarter,  MS66 
Short-Lived  Arrows  Design 


1971  1874-S  Arrows  MS66  PCGS.  This  attractive  Premium  Gem 
displays  sharply  detailed  design  elements  and  vibrant  cartwheel 
mint  luster.  The  well-preserved  surfaces  exhibit  delicate  shades  of 
champagne-gold  and  lavender  patina  with  ample  eye  appeal.  No 
mentionable  distractions  are  evident.  Population:  47  in  66  (8  in 
66+),  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23VY,  PCGS#  5495 

1972  1875  MS66  PCGS.  Type  Two  Reverse.  A  lustrous  and  essentially 
brilliant  Seated  type  coin.  The  well  struck  surfaces  display  only 
delicate  field  grazes.  Coined  from  clashed  dies.  Population:  20  in  66, 
4  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Chicago  Signature  (Heritage,  8/2011),  lot  3762,  <which  realized 
$2,530.  NGC  ID#  23UX,  PCGS#  5498 

1973  1875-CC  VF30  ANACS.  The  production  of  1875  quarters  at 
Carson  City  was  only  140,000  pieces  and  survivors  are  extremely 
rare  at  any  grade  level.  The  stone-gray  surfaces  of  this  piece  reveal 
highlights  of  almond-gold,  electric-blue,  and  pink.  The  wear  is 
even  overall,  with  the  majority  of  the  design  elements  retaining 
a  nice  level  of  definition.  This  is  a  pleasing,  circulated  example. 
NGC  ID#  23 UY,  PCGS#  5499 

1974  1877-CC  MS64  PCGS.  Wide  large  CC.  This  well  struck  Choice 
Carson  City  quarter  has  vibrant  luster  and  a  nearly  brilliant 
obverse.  The  reverse  is  dusky  almond-gold.  Impressively  unabraded 
and  certain  to  command  a  premium  bid.  NGC  ID#  23V6,  PCGS# 
5505 

1877-CC  Quarter,  MS66+ 

Popular  CC  Type  Coin 


1975  1877-CC  MS66+  PCGS.  Large  CC.  Both  sides  of  this  high-end 
Premium  Gem  display  lustrous  surfaces.  Splashes  of  green,  orange, 
yellow,  and  red  toning  are  scattered  throughout  both  sides.  The 
design  elements  exhibit  a  pleasing  level  of  detail.  Population:  15 
in  66  (3  in  66+),  6  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23V6,  PCGS#  5505 


1976  1878-CC  MS64  PCGS.  CAC.  Liberty’s  thigh  exhibits  a 
prominent  raised  die  line,  as-made,  mentioned  by  Breen  in  his 
Encyclopedia.  The  highly  lustrous  surfaces  display  sharply  defined 
design  elements.  Splashes  of  color  are  scattered  throughout  and 
include  shades  of  gray-green,  orange,  yellow,  and  aquamarine. 
Population:  62  in  64  (2  in  64+),  29  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23V9, 
PCGS#  5509 

1878-CC  Quarter,  MS65 
Low  Survival  Rate 


1977  1878-CC  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  Morgan  dollar  production  began 
in  1878,  limiting  the  time  and  resources  available  for  smaller  silver 
coins,  although  the  Carson  City  Mint  still  managed  to  strike  nearly 
1  million  1878-CC  quarters.  Few  survive.  This  boldly  defined 
Gem  has  frosty  silver  luster  with  delicate  champagne  toning,  a 
trifle  dusky  on  the  reverse.  Population:  23  in  65  (1  in  65  + ),  6  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  23V9,  PCGS#  5509 

1978  1879  MS64  PCGS.  CAC.  This  well-detailed  Choice  specimen 
exhibits  just  a  touch  of  softness  on  the  stars,  with  prooflike  surfaces 
that  display  lime-green  and  lavender-gray  patina.  Population: 
45  in  64  (2  in  64+),  81  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23VB,  PCGS# 
5511 


1880  Quarter,  Frosty  MS67 
Tied  for  Finest  at  PCGS 


1979  1880  MS67  PCGS.  This  silver-white  Superb  Gem  1880  Seated 
quarter  is  tied  for  the  few  finest  certified  at  PCGS,  specifically 
11  submissions  although  likely  not  all  separate  coins.  Mintages 
of  small-denomination  coins  plummeted  in  the  1880s  as  huge 
numbers  of  silver  coins  that  had  been  hoarded  in  Canada  made 
their  way  back  to  the  United  States  for  the  first  time  since  the 
beginning  of  the  Civil  War,  once  inflation  was  extinguished  and 
parity  existed  between  gold,  silver,  and  paper  currency  beginning 
in  1879.  This  piece  shows  frosty,  unmarked  silver-gray  surfaces  with 
much  eye  appeal.  Population:  11  in  67,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
23 VC,  PCGS#  5512 


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Pristine  Superb  Gem  1880  Quarter 
Green  Label  Holder 


1980  1880  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  Type  Two  Reverse.  Potent  luster  sweeps 
the  nearly  pristine  fields  and  devices.  Peach-red  toning  graces 
the  reverse  margin,  but  this  Superb  Gem  is  otherwise  brilliant. 
The  strike  is  full  save  for  the  center  of  star  8.  A  scant  13,600 
business  strikes  were  released.  In  a  green  label  holder.  Population: 
10  in  67,0  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Orlando  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  1/2010),  lot  883,  which 
realized  $883.  NGC  ID#  23 VC,  PCGS#  5512 


1981  1881  MS66  NGC.  From  a  minuscule  mintage  of  just  12,000 
pieces,  the  1881  Seated  Liberty  quarter  is  rarely  encountered  in 
Premium  Gem  condition.  Orange,  dove -gray,  and  lime  iridescence 
embrace  this  satiny  and  unusually  mark-free  Premium  Gem.  A 
few  of  the  upper  left  stars  are  soft,  but  the  major  devices  are 
penetratingly  struck.  The  vertical  shield  stripes  are  lightly  die 
doubled.  Census:  13  in  66,  10  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Dallas  Signature  (Heritage,  10/2006),  lot  920.  NGC  ID#  23 VD, 
PCGS#  55 13 

1982  1888  MS64  PCGS  Secure.  A  nice,  frosty  match  to  the  1888  half 
dollar  circulation  strike  in  the  present  sale,  also  frosty.  This  quarter 
is  low-mintage,  to  the  extent  of  10,000  circulation  strikes  and 
832  proofs.  A  single,  curving  scrape  likely  accounts  for  the  grade, 
appearing  in  the  upper  left  (facing)  obverse  field.  Quite  attractive. 

NGC  ID#  23 VL,  PCGS#  5520 

Colorful  MS66  1890  Quarter 
Low  Mintage  Date 


1983  1890  MS66  NGC.  Peach-gold  and  stone-gray  centers  are  bounded 
by  peripheral  sea-green,  cobalt-blue,  and  cherry-red.  Lustrous  and 
immaculate  with  incompleteness  of  strike  relegated  to  the  right- 
side  stars.  The  last  of  the  low  mintage  Philadelphia  issues  with  just 
80,000  pieces  issued.  Census:  23  in  66,  24  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
23VP,  PCGS#  5523 

1984  1891-0  VF35  PCGS.  This  Choice  VF  example  of  the  last  O-mint 
Seated  quarter  shows  muted  mint  luster  clinging  to  the  surfaces, 
orange  and  dove-gray  with  attractive  eye  appeal.  The  reverse  is 
high-end  for  the  grade.  NGC  ID#  23VS,  PCGS#  5525 


1985  1891-S  MS64  Proof  like  NGC.  Icy  devices  provide  mild  contrast 
with  flashy  fields.  Precisely  struck  and  unabraded  with  freckled 
peripheral  golden-brown  and  blue-green  toning.  An  obverse  drop 
of  translucent  residue  at  10:30.  As  of  (3/13),  NGC  has  certified 
three  examples  as  Prooflike,  1  as  62  and  2  as  64. 

Ex:  Denver  Signature  (Heritage,  8/2006),  lot  1151.  PCGS# 
15526 

PROOF  SEATED  QUARTERS 


Elusive  1856  Quarter,  PR64  Cameo 


1986  1856  PR64  Cameo  PCGS.  Upright  5.  A  rare  pre-1858  Seated 
quarter  proof,  struck  in  an  unknown  but  presumably  small  quantity; 
Larry  Briggs  put  the  number  at  “25 +”  in  his  reference.  All  are  of 
the  Upright  5  variety.  This  silvery  piece  displays  strong  appeal 
and  blatant  contrast  despite  a  few  hairlines,  scrapes,  and  other 
contact  in  the  fields,  none  of  it  particularly  bothersome.  Original 
russet  and  steel-blue  patina  appears  around  the  rims.  The  reverse 
appears  close  to  a  Deep  Cameo  designation.  Of  the  couple  of  dozen 
estimated  proof  survivors,  this  is  one  of  only  four  pieces  certified 
in  PR64  Cameo  by  PCGS,  with  none  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  85552 


1859  Quarter  Dollar,  PR66  Cameo 
Type  One  Obverse,  Type  Two  Reverse 


1987  1859  PR66  Cameo  NGC.  Breen-4019,  Briggs-2C.  Type  One 
obverse,  Type  Two  reverse.  Three  die  scratches  from  the  tip  of  the 
rock  toward  star  1  are  clearly  visible.  On  the  reverse,  recutting  of 
QUAR.  DOL.  is  also  plain.  Only  800  proof  quarter  dollars  were 
struck  in  1859.  The  devices  of  this  Gem  proof  are  highly  lustrous 
with  white  silvery  frosty.  The  design  elements  contrast  nicely  with 
the  deeply  mirrored  fields  providing  stunning  visual  appeal.  A  small 
lintmark  in  the  field  just  right  of,  and  slightly  below,  Liberty’s  knee 
resembles  a  backward  question  mark,  and  will  serve  as  a  pedigree 
marker  for  future  researchers.  All  design  features  are  boldly  defined 
and  are  surrounded  by  wavy  fields,  typical  of  most  proof  coins  from 
this  era.  Census:  10  in  66  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Pittsburgh  Signature  (Heritage,  8/2004) ,  lot  5891 ,  which  realized 
$5,750. 

From  The  Greensboro  Collection,  Part  III.  PCGS#  85555 


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1860  Cameo  Gem  Proof  Quarter 
Lightly  Toned  and  Reflective 


1988  1860  PR65  Cameo  NGC.  This  early  Seated  quarter  proof  was 
struck  in  the  amount  of  1,000  pieces  just  before  the  inception  of 
the  Civil  War,  but  today,  more  than  150  years  later,  few  survive  in 
as  nice  shape  as  this  piece.  The  reflective  surfaces  show  glints  of 
rose  and  gold  patina  over  surfaces  that  are  still  largely  silver-white. 
The  strike  is  well-executed  save  for  the  left-side  peripheral  stars, 
which  lack  their  centrils.  A  few  minor  die  grease  stains  appear 
under  a  loupe,  not  in  the  least  distracting.  Census:  6  in  65  (1  in 
65  +  )  Cameo,  4  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  85556 


Beautifully  Toned  1861  Quarter,  PR66 


1989  1861  PR66  NGC,  Type  Two  Obverse  and  Reverse.  A  boldly 
struck  Premium  Gem  proof,  this  piece  exhibits  a  beautiful  pattern 
of  patination  over  both  clean  sides.  Shades  of  sunshine-yellow, 
mauve,  orange,  and  green-blue  pleasantly  combine  on  the  surfaces, 
and  the  reflectivity  of  the  mirrors  is  undeniable  even  through  the 
rich  veil  of  color.  PCGS  and  NGC  combined  have  only  graded 
a  single  example  numerically  finer,  with  that  statistic  not  having 
changed  since  this  coin  was  last  offered  over  five  years  ago  (3/13). 
Ex:  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  1/2008) ,  lot  1147,  which  realized 
$ 8,050 . 

From  The  Greensboro  Collection,  Part  III.  NGC  ID#  23 WN,  PCGS# 
5557 


1990  1862  PR64  PCGS,  Although  the  coin  has  a  somewhat  mottled 
gray  appearance  overall,  a  number  of  attractive  colors  emerge  when 
examined  closely.  The  hues  include  teal,  orange,  mint-green,  and 
olive-green.  Small  areas  of  reflectivity  remain  visible  beneath  the 
toning.  Population:  40  in  64,  19  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23WP, 
PCGS#  5558 


Deep  Cameo  PR64  1863  Quarter 


1991  1863  PR64  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Snow-white  motifs  and 
reflective  fields  are  featured  on  this  scarce  Civil  War  proof  near- 
Gem.  The  sun-gold  toning  is  nearly  imperceptible  except  on  the 
upper  obverse  margin.  QUAR.  DOL.  is  lightly  die  doubled.  Just 
460  proofs  were  issued.  Population:  1  in  64  Deep  Cameo,  2  finer 
(11/12).  PCGS#  95559 

1992  1864  PR64  NGC.  Sea-green,  lavender,  and  straw-gold  envelop 
the  smooth  and  sharply  struck  surfaces.  This  form  of  toning  is 
associated  with  long-term  storage  in  paper  envelopes  containing 
sulphur.  A  meager  470  proofs  were  produced. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  23WS, 
PCGS#  5560 

Premium  Gem  Proof  1864  Quarter 
Excellent  Visual  Appeal 


1993  1864  PR66  NGC.  This  Premium  Gem  possesses  excellent  visual 
appeal  for  this  low-mintage  Civil  War  proof  issue,  which  has  a 
mintage  of  only  470  pieces.  The  strike  is  crisp,  and  the  patina, 
though  thick  at  the  peripheries,  thins  at  the  centers  and  reveals 
pleasing  mirrors.  Powder-blue  toning  at  the  margins  yields  to  rose- 
orange  and  translucent  champagne  at  the  central  devices.  The 
NGC  population  data  has  not  changed  in  the  intervening  five 
plus  years  since  this  coin  last  appeared  with  us,  with  the  census 
remaining  9  in  66,  5  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  1/2008),  lot  1150,  which  realized 
$6,900. 

From  The  Greensboro  Collection,  Part  III.  NGC  ID#  23 WS,  PCGS# 
5560 


1994  1865  PR62  PCGS.  Light  peach  and  cherry-red  centers  cede  to 
blue-green  and  lemon-gold  margins.  The  flashy  surfaces  are  nicely 
struck  save  for  softness  on  the  upper  stars.  Housed  in  a  green  label 
holder.  Only  500  proofs  were  struck  for  this  Civil  War  date.  NGC 
ID#  23WT,  PCGS#  5561 


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1865  Quarter,  PR65 
Deeply  Toned  Cameo  Proof 


1995  1865  PR65  NGC.  A  rainbow  toned  Gem  No  Motto  Seated 
quarter,  this  Civil  War  era  proof  has  exceptional  eye  appeal  with 
contrast  visible  beneath  the  gold,  blue,  and  lilac  toning.  The  fully 
mirrored  fields  provide  a  lovely  frame  for  the  lustrous  devices. 
Census:  18  in  65  (1  in  65  +  ),  14  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23WT, 
PCGS#5561 


1865  Seated  Quarter,  PR64  Deep  Cameo 
Intense  Contrast 


1996  1865  PR64  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Only  500  proof  Seated 
Liberty  quarters  were  minted  in  1865.  The  issue  is  scarce  in  all 
grades,  and  examples  in  PR64  Deep  Cameo  are  extremely  rare. 
PCGS  has  certified  four  coins  in  PR64  Deep  Cameo,  with  four  finer, 
while  NGC  has  graded  only  two  specimens  in  this  designation,  with 
one  finer  (2/13).  The  present  coin  displays  deeply  mirrored  brilliant 
fields  that  contrast  boldly  with  the  incredibly  frosty  devices. 

From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  PCGS#  95561 


Vibrant  1866  With  Motto  Quarter,  PR67  Cameo 


1997  1866  Motto  PR67  Cameo  NGC.  This  is  a  dazzling  Superb  Gem 
Cameo  proof  with  tremendous  visual  appeal.  The  obverse  is  mostly 
brilliant  white  with  traces  of  blue  and  iridescent  toning;  the  reverse 
has  a  vibrant  display  of  intermixed  champagne,  rose,  russet,  violet, 
blue,  and  sea-green.  NGC’s  census  date  for  PR67  Cameo  examples 
has  not  changed  over  the  past  four  years,  with  only  this  example 
at  this  grade  level  and  one  finer,  with  one  PR67  Ultra  Cameo 
appearing  in  the  current  census  as  well  and  none  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  2/2009) ,  lot  1110,  which  realized 
$ 6,900 . 

From  The  Greensboro  Collection,  Part  III.  PCGS#  85565 


Richly  Toned  1867  Quarter,  PR67  Cameo 


1998  1867  PR67  Cameo  NGC.  A  Superb  Gem  example  with  tremendous 
eye  appeal,  due  in  part  to  rich,  vibrant  toning  that  includes  navy- 
blue  and  plum-red  at  the  margins,  with  light  golden-brown  fields 
and  only  faintly  toned  devices.  The  piece  displays  an  exacting 
strike  with  flashy  mirrors  and  obvious  frost  across  the  major  devices. 
A  mere  625  proofs  were  struck.  Census:  2  in  67  Cameo,  1  finer  as  67 
★  Cameo,  2  finer  as  68  without  a  Cameo  designation  (3/13). 

From  The  Greensboro  Collection,  Part  III.  PCGS#  85566 


1999  1870  PR64  PCGS.  Ex:  Teich  Family  Collection.  A  splendid 
Choice  proof,  this  Seated  quarter  is  a  full  Cameo  proof  despite  the 
lack  of  a  designation.  Both  sides  are  deeply  mirrored  with  lustrous 
silver  devices,  beneath  wispy  iridescent  toning.  Population:  33  in 
64,  13  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23X3,  PCGS#  5569 

2000  1870  PR64  Cameo  NGC.  Although  1,000  proofs  were  struck 
of  the  1870  quarter,  it  is  not  a  common  coin  by  any  means.  A 
great  many  were  cleaned  or  damaged,  leaving  just  a  handful  in 
high  grades.  This  near-Gem  example  is  nicely  struck  and  fully 
brilliant,  with  devices  that  contrast  with  the  glassy  fields.  Several 
as-made  surface  marks  are  present,  including  a  lint  mark  that 
extends  upward  from  the  R  in  QUAR.  Census:  7  in  64  Cameo,  14 
finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  85569 

1871  Seated  Quarter,  PR67 
Exceptional  Color  and  Bold  Strike 


2001  1871  PR67  NGC.  A  rare  high-grade  survivor  from  an  issue  of 
only  960  coins,  this  Superb  Gem  displays  rich  aqua-green  and 
blue  toning  at  the  outer  edges  yielding  to  orange  and  gold  central 
toning  on  each  side,  with  the  inner  core  broader  on  the  obverse. 
The  design  details  of  this  well-preserved  piece  are  beautifully  struck. 
The  coin  exhibits  fabulous  mirrors  and  tremendous  visual  appeal. 
NGC  has  certified  only  two  other  examples  at  this  PR67  level, 
along  with  only  one  PR68,  and  one  PR67  Cameo  (3/13). 

Ex:  Milwaukee  Central  States  Signature  (Heritage,  4/2010),  which 
realized  $5,175. 

From  The  Greensboro  Collection,  Part  III.  NGC  ID#  23X4,  PCGS# 
5570 


2002  1872  PR65  NGC.  The  white  surfaces  of  this  Gem  proof  yield 
excellent  definition  on  the  moderately  frosted  design  features 
that  stand  out  against  the  mirrored  fields,  resulting  in  fairly  nice 
contrast.  A  couple  of  roller  marks  are  visible  at  the  lower-left 
obverse,  and  a  minute  rim  ding  is  noted  above  star  3.  Census:  29  in 
65,  10  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23X5,  PCGS#  5571 


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2008  1874  Arrows  PR64  PCGS.  This  near-Gem  survivor  hails  from 
the  1874  proof  quarter  production  of  only  540  pieces.  The  rich 
green-blue  patina  reveals  wispy  hairlines  beneath.  A  few  small 
freckles  appear  near  the  left  obverse  margin.  The  colors  on  the 
reverse  include  shades  of  aquamarine,  copper- orange,  and  a  splash 
of  purple.  Population:  76  in  64  (1  in  64+),  48  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  23XS,  PCGS#  5575 


1872  Seated  Quarter,  PR66  Cameo 
None  Finer  at  PCGS 


1873  Arrows  Quarter,  PR66 


2003  1872  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  The  design  elements  of  this  delightful 
Premium  Gem  have  a  frosty  texture  that  ensures  dramatic  field- 
device  contrast.  The  deeply  reflective  fields  display  a  few  hints  of 
cerulean-blue  and  golden- tan  toning.  No  unsightly  surface  marks 
are  evident  and  eye  appeal  is  outstanding.  Population:  6  in  66 
Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  85571 

2004  1873  No  Arrows  PR64  Cameo  PCGS.  Variegated  cobalt-blue, 
lavender,  and  gold-brown  patina  graces  the  borders,  leaving  the 
centers  near-brilliant.  Exquisitely  detailed  with  solid  contrast, 
though  wispy  slide  marks  are  noted  in  the  fields.  Population:  14  in 
64  (1  in  64+)  Cameo,  6  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Dallas  Signature  (Heritage,  12/2005),  lot  634.  PCGS# 
85572 


Deep  Cameo  No  Arrows 
1873  Quarter,  PR63 


2006  1873  Arrows  PR66  PCGS  Secure.  Ex:  Bruce  Scher.  Unlike  the 
earlier  Arrows  coinage,  the  1873  Arrows  coinage  signified  a  slight 
weight  increase  rather  than  a  decrease,  a  negligible  0.03  gm  for  the 
quarter  to  bring  minor  silver  coinage  to  even  metric  weights.  It 
seemed  like  a  good  idea  at  the  time,  and  was  in  concert  with  other 
international  coinage-metric  alloy  schemes  of  the  decade.  This 
piece  shows  deep  patina  that  under  a  light  resolves  into  lovely, 
mottled  pink  and  blue  shades  with  excellent  luster  beneath,  and 
considerable  contrast.  The  strike  is  full  throughout,  and  contact 
marks  are  a  nonissue.  A  fine  coin  for  a  fine  type  set  or  Registry  Set. 
Population:  3  in  66,  0  finer  (2/13). 

From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  NGC  ID#  23XR,  PCGS#  5574 


1873  Arrows  Quarter,  PR66  Cameo 
Only  One  Finer  NGC-Graded  Example 


2005  1873  No  Arrows  PR63  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  From  a 
mintage  of  600  pieces,  only  a  single  proof  No  Arrows  1873  quarter 
has  been  designated  Deep  Cameo  or  Ultra  Cameo  by  the  leading 
services.  That  coin  is  the  present  lot.  It  has  ice-white  devices  and 
slender  bands  of  orange-red  and  cobalt-blue  toning  at  the  margins. 
Moderate  contact  on  the  right  obverse  field  decides  the  grade. 
PCGS#  95572 


2007  1873  Arrows  PR66  Cameo  NGC.  This  stunning  1873  Arrows 
proof  was  one  of  only  540  examples  produced.  The  surfaces  are 
brilliant  throughout  and  serve  to  provide  strong  contrast  against 
the  frosted  devices.  The  coin  is  essentially  flawless,  with  only  a  few 
tiny  dark  flecks  appearing.  Census:  2  in  66  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13). 

PCGS#  85574 

1874  Seated  Quarter,  PR64 
Popular  Arrows  Design 


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1874  Arrows  Quarter,  PR65 
Light  Cameo  Contrast 


2009  1874  Arrows  PR65  PCGS.  This  impressive  Gem  With  Arrows 
quarter  dollar  has  light  gold  toning  at  the  central  obverse  and 
reverse.  Each  side  offers  delicate  blue  patina  that  hugs  the  borders. 
Field-to-device  contrast  shines  through  the  toning,  despite  the 
lack  of  a  Cameo  designation.  Population:  27  in  65,  19  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  23XS,  PCGS#  5575 


1875  Quarter,  PR66  ★ 


2010  1875  PR66  ★  NGC.  Type  Two  Reverse.  Rose-red  centers  are 
encompassed  by  iridescent  navy-blue  and  sea-green  patina.  This 
eye-catching  high  grade  specimen  is  fully  struck  and  possesses 
flashy  fields.  The  seated  Liberty  appears  luminous  despite  the  rich 
multicolor  toning.  As  of  (3/13),  the  present  lot  is  the  only  non- 
Cameo  proof  1875  with  a  Star  designation. 

Ex:  Houston  Signature  (Heritage,  12/2008) ,  lot  1247,  which  realized 
$2,990. 

From  The  Greensboro  Collection,  Part  III.  NGC  ID#  23X7,  PCGS# 
5576 


2011  1875  PR64  Cameo  PCGS.  Type  Two  Reverse.  Frosty  motifs 
exhibit  undeniable  contrast  with  the  darkly  reflective  fields.  The 
strike  is  intricate,  and  the  surfaces  are  brilliant  and  well  preserved. 
Each  side  displays  wispy  lint  marks,  as  coined.  Population:  16  in  64 
Cameo,  10  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  85576 

2012  1876  PR65  Cameo  PCGS.  Type  One  Reverse.  An  intricately 
struck  sun-gold  Gem.  The  motifs  are  luminous  and  provide 
exemplary  contrast  with  the  glassy  fields.  An  outstanding 
representative  from  our  Centennial  year.  Population:  6  in  65 
Cameo,  2  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  85577 


White  on  Black  1876  Quarter 
Cameo  Superb  Gem  Proof 


2013  1876  PR67  Cameo  PCGS.  Type  Two  Reverse  with  narrow  feet  on 
the  A  in  STATES.  This  well  struck  Superb  Gem  appears  fully  white 
upon  first  glance  though  close  evaluation  locates  a  few  small  gray  spots 
concealed  within  the  motifs.  Void  of  hairlines  and  fully  impressed. 
The  base  of  the  6  is  repunched  and  a  small  rectangular  die  lump  rests 
on  Liberty’s  chest.  Population:  1  in  67  Cameo,  none  finer  (3/13). 
Ex:  JFS  Collection  (Heritage,  8/2004) ,  lot  4060,  which  realized 
$7,475. 

From  The  Greensboro  Collection,  Part  III.  PCGS#  85577 

2014  1879  PR65  PCGS.  The  proof  mintage  of  1879  Seated  Liberty 
quarter  consisted  of  1,100  pieces.  This  Gem  displays  vivid  colors, 
including  dark  blue-green,  orange-pink,  and  champagne.  A  couple 
of  as-made  lintmarks  appear  in  the  left  obverse  field.  Population:  29 
in  65,  17  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23XB,  PCGS#  5580 

1879  Seated  Quarter,  PR67  Cameo 
Top-Notch  Eye  Appeal 


2015  1879  PR67  Cameo  NGC.  This  well-contrasted  Superb  Gem 
Cameo  proof  1879  quarter  is  a  tale  of  two  sides,  the  reverse  showing 
pastel  rose  patina,  the  obverse  an  untoned  silver-white.  The  strike 
is  impeccable  on  all  star  centrils,  although  the  bodice  of  Liberty  is 
not  absolute.  A  small  lint  mark  near  the  1  in  the  date  will  provide 
a  pedigree  marker.  The  eye  appeal  is  top-notch.  PCGS#  85580 


2016  1880  PR63  NGC.  The  obverse  of  this  Select  proof  exhibits  deep 
iridescent  toning  while  the  reverse  displays  pale  gold,  green,  and 
blue  toning.  Mild  contrast  is  evident  on  both  sides  with  wispy 
hairlines  and  trivial  contact  marks  that  are  expected  for  the  grade. 

NGC  ID#  23XC,  PCGS#  5581 

2017  1880  PR66  NGC.  Type  One  Reverse.  Hues  of  green-blue  color 
along  with  gold,  russet,  and  dark  purple  cover  portions  of  both  sides 
of  this  well-struck  Premium  Gem.  The  reverse  in  particular  displays 
bold  reflectivity.  Census:  26  in  66,  15  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23XC, 
PCGS#  5581 


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1880  Seated  Quarter,  PR66  Cameo 
Stunning  Silver  Surfaces 


1881  Seated  Liberty  Half,  PR66  Cameo 
Sharply  Detailed  and  Richly  Frosted 


2021  1881  PR68  NGC.  Deep  blue  and  pinkish  tints  occupy  each  side 
of  this  impeccably  preserved  1881  Seated  quarter,  although  there  is 
a  silvery  untoned  area  on  the  reverse;  the  PR68  NGC  grade  places 
this  as  one  of  only  five  submissions  with  none  finer  (3/13).  This 
piece  appears  fully  struck  throughout  and  essentially  contact-free. 
Minute  recutting  shows  on  the  lower  loop  of  the  second  8.  NGC 
ID#  23XD,  PCGS#  5582 


2018  1880  PR66  Cameo  NGC.  CAC.  An  absolutely  stunning  Premium 
Gem  Cameo  proof,  this  Seated  Liberty  quarter  exhibits  brilliant 
silver  surfaces  with  no  evidence  of  toning  on  either  side.  The 
contrast  is  outstanding  and  the  design  definition  is  complete.  An 
extraordinary  type  or  date  set  coin.  Census:  18  in  66  Cameo,  18 
finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  85581 


2022  1881  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  The  design  elements  of  this  spectacular 
Premium  Gem  exhibit  pinpoint  definition  throughout  and  the  rich 
mint  frost  of  the  devices  provides  substantial  cameo  contrast  with 
the  deeply  mirrored  fields.  The  surfaces  are  free  of  mentionable 
distractions  and  eye  appeal  is  terrific.  Population:  21  in  66  (3  in 
66+)  Cameo,  7  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  85582 


2020  1881  PR65  PCGS.  Gold  CAC.  A  needle-sharp  specimen  with 
ice-white  devices  and  flashy  fields.  Though  cameo  contrast  is 
obvious,  the  PCGS  insert  lacks  a  Cameo  designation,  since  the 
coin  is  housed  in  a  first  generation  holder.  Caramel-gold  toning  is 
confined  to  the  peripheries.  Detractions  are  limited  to  a  small  spot 
near  the  R  in  AMERICA.  Another  low  mintage  date  with  just 
12,000  commercial  strikes  and  975  proofs  issued.  NGC  ID#  23XD, 
PCGS#  5582 


2024  1883  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Great  cameoed  surfaces  are 
essentially  untoned  and  very  nicely  preserved.  A  solid  strike 
delivers  strong  definition  to  the  frosted  design  elements.  Wonderful 
overall  eye  appeal,  a  fact  appropriately  recognized  by  CAC. 
Population:  5  in  66  Cameo,  3  finer  (2/13). 

From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  PCGS#  85584 


1881  Quarter,  Deeply  Toned  PR68 
Impeccable  Preservation 


2025  1885  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  The  central  devices  display  champagne 
color  that  provides  attractive  contrast  to  the  reflective,  more  darkly 
toned  fields.  Copper-gold,  fuchsia,  electric-blue,  plum,  and  sea- 
green  are  among  the  colors  present.  Population:  10  in  66  Cameo,  6 
finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  85586 

2026  1886  PR65  NGC.  Although  the  surfaces  of  both  sides  are  covered 
by  an  attractive  patina  of  gray,  green,  orange,  and  yellow,  the  fields 
remain  reflective,  creating  lovely  eye  appeal.  The  coin  displays  a 
pleasing  level  of  detail  overall,  with  several  of  the  stars  revealing  an 
incompleteness  of  strike.  Census:  33  in  65,  37  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  23XJ,  PCGS#  5587 


2019  1881  PR64  PCGS.  The  1881  Seated  quarter  issue  is  popular  with 
collectors,  due  at  least  in  part  to  the  low  total  mintage,  with  only 
975  proofs  struck  and  a  mere  12,000  circulation  strikes.  This  near- 
Gem  displays  dark  turquoise,  sea-green,  champagne,  orange,  and 
russet.  An  as-made  lintmark  appears  under  the  eagle’s  left  wing. 
Population:  71  in  64,  59  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23XD,  PCGS# 
5582 

Gem  Proof  1881  Quarter 
Gold  CAC,  First  Generation  Holder 


2023  1882  PR65  PCGS.  CAC.  A  gorgeous  Gem,  housed  in  a  green- 
label  PCGS  holder,  this  quarter  features  a  sensational  strike  with 
deeply  mirrored  fields  and  satin  devices,  resulting  in  light  cameo 
contrast.  The  obverse  has  medium  blue  and  iridescent  toning  while 
the  reverse  exhibits  considerable  faint  champagne  toning  with 
splashes  of  powder-blue  along  the  upper  right  and  lower  left  borders. 
Population:  33  in  65,  28  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Orlando  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  1/2007) ,  lot  2992,  which 
realized  $2,070.  NGC  ID#  23XE,  PCGS#  5583 

1883  Seated  Quarter  Dollar 
PR66  Cameo 


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1886  Quarter,  Multihued  PR66  Cameo 


2027  1886  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  This  beautiful  Premium  Gem  proof 
is  untoned  on  portion  of  the  central  Liberty  figure,  although  she 
is  draped  in  ocean-blue  at  her  outside  portions,  and  the  rest  of 
the  obverse  and  all  of  the  reverse  displays  a  panoply  of  variegated 
colors.  Pink  and  amber  prevail  against  jade  on  the  reverse,  and 
both  sides  retain  excellent  reflectivity  beneath  the  moderate  patina. 
No  mentionable  marks  appear.  Population:  6  in  66  Cameo,  6  finer 

(3/13).  PCGS#  85587 


1886  Quarter,  PR67  Cameo 
Brilliant  Throughout 


2028  1886  PR67  Cameo  PCGS.  The  1886  is  one  of  the  scarcest  of 
the  low  mintage  series  of  quarters  from  the  1880s.  Only  5,000 
business  strikes  were  produced,  along  with  886  proofs.  The  scarcity 
of  business  strikes  has  placed  considerable  date  pressure  on  the 
few  remaining  high  grade  proofs.  This  is  an  exceptionally  pleasing, 
sharply  contrasted  cameo  proof  that  is  brilliant  throughout. 
The  fields  are  deeply  reflective  and  the  devices  chalky-white.  A 
beautiful  cameo  proof  Seated  quarter.  Population:  6  in  67  Cameo,  0 
finer,  1  in  68  Deep  Cameo  (3/13). 

Ex:  Pittsburgh  Signature  (Heritage,  8/2004) ,  lot  5959,  which  realized 
$5,750. 

From  The  Greensboro  Collection,  Part  III.  PCGS#  85587 


2029  1887  PR65  NGC.  A  few  small  splashes  of  bright  silver  appear 
on  the  obverse  shield,  while  the  balance  of  the  obverse  and  all  of 
the  reverse  exhibit  deep  blue  and  iridescent  toning.  Fully  mirrored 
fields  and  light  contrast  are  visible  beneath  the  toning.  NGC  ID# 
23XK,  PCGS#  5588 

2030  1887  PR65  PCGS.  Peach-and-silver  interiors,  larger  on  the 
reverse,  give  way  to  deep  and  pale  blue  shadings  that  have  an  echo 
of  green-gold  at  the  obverse  rims.  Excellent  reflectivity  through 
the  toning.  Population:  35  in  65,  26  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23XK, 
PCGS#  5588 

2031  1888  PR64  PCGS.  CAC.  Small,  scattered  areas  of  toning  appear 
on  this  overall  brilliant  piece.  A  lamination  appears  near  QUAR. 
Population:  61  in  64,  31  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23XL,  PCGS# 
5589 

2032  1888  PR64  PCGS.  CAC.  Splendid  orange-red  patina  graces  the 
peripheries  of  this  flashy  near-Gem.  The  motifs  are  frosted  but  the 
contrast  is  slightly  insufficient  to  merit  a  Cameo  designation.  A 
low-mintage  issue  in  both  proof  and  business  strike  formats,  832 
of  the  former  and  10,001  of  the  latter.  NGC  ID#  23XL,  PCGS# 
5589 


1889  Seated  Quarter,  PR67 
Gorgeous  Pastel  Toning 


2033  1889  PR67  NGC.  CAC.  The  central  obverse  of  this  Superb 
Gem  exhibits  delicate  lavender  and  gold  toning  within  a  frame  of 
sea-green.  The  reverse  is  predominately  bluish-green  with  some 
splashes  of  delicate  gold.  The  fields  are  fully  and  deeply  mirrored 
around  sharply  defined  satin  devices.  Census:  8  in  67,  2  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  23XM,  PCGS#  5590 


1891  Quarter,  PR67  Cameo 
Dramatic  Cameo  Contrast 


2034  1891  PR67  Cameo  NGC.  Dramatic  cameo  contrast  appears  on 
both  sides,  along  with  a  near  total  absence  of  toning  on  either  the 
deeply  mirrored  fields  or  the  icy  frosted  devices.  A  more  appealing 
proof  quarter  in  this  grade  would  be  quite  challenging  to  find.  Only 
600  proofs  were  struck  of  the  1891  quarter,  the  final  year  of  the 
Seated  Liberty  design,  and  they  are  generally  well-produced  and 
attractive.  The  NGC  census  for  PR67  Cameo  examples  has  not 
changed  since  this  coin  was  last  offered  at  auction.  Census:  9  in  67 
Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  1/2008) ,  lot  1177,  which  realized 
$6,900. 

From  The  Greensboro  Collection,  Part  III.  PCGS#  85592 


BARBER  QUARTERS 

2035  1892  MS66  PCGS.  FS-801.  Type  Two  Reverse.  The  reverse  is 
die  tripled,  most  evident  on  the  peripheral  legends.  The  variety  is 
undesignated  on  the  insert.  Lustrous  and  pristine  with  blushes  of 
autumn-brown  and  cobalt-blue  at  the  margins.  Well  struck  save  for 
the  right  (facing)  claw.  NGC  ID#  23XT,  PCGS#  5601 

2036  1892  MS66  PCGS.  Type  Two  Reverse.  Iridescent  shades  of 
lavender,  blue,  and  champagne-gold  toning  enhance  the  well- 
preserved  surfaces  of  this  spectacular  Premium  Gem.  The  design 
elements  are  sharply  detailed  and  vibrant  mint  luster  shines 
through  the  toning.  NGC  ID#  23XT,  PCGS#  5601 

2037  1892  MS66  NGC.  Type  Two  Reverse.  Jade-green  peripheries 
surround  the  apricot-gold  centers  of  this  lustrous  high  grade  first 
year  type  coin.  The  strike  is  full  and  the  preservation  is  outstanding. 

NGC  ID#  23XT,  PCGS#  5601 


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Fully  Struck  1892  Quarter,  MS67 
Rich  Technicolor  Toning 


2038  1892  MS67  PCGS.  Type  Two  Reverse.  Dramatic  fire-red  toning 
adorns  the  profile  and  right  obverse  field  of  this  intricately  struck 
first-year  type  coin.  The  remainder  of  the  Superb  Gem  is  also 
patinated,  in  swaths  of  apple-green,  caramebgold,  and  navy-blue. 
The  fields  are  pristine  and  the  portrait  exhibits  only  trivial  contact. 
Population:  25  in  67,  3  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23XT,  PCGS#  5601 


Outstanding  1893  Quarter,  MS66 


2039  1893  MS66  PCGS.  Few  survivors  have  achieved  the  grade  level 
of  this  lovely  piece.  Intermingled  shades  of  green,  blue,  orange,  and 
red  appear  on  both  sides  of  this  lustrous,  well-struck  Premium  Gem 
example.  A  few  minor  surface  marks  appear  on  Liberty’s  cheek. 
Population:  11  in  66  (4  in  66+),  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23XW, 
PCGS#  5604 


2040  1893-0  MS65+  PCGS.  CAC.  In  the  second  year  of  the  Barber 
quarter  series,  nearly  3.4  million  pieces  were  struck  at  the  New 
Orleans  Mint.  Despite  such  a  relatively  high  mintage,  however, 
survivors  are  scarce  in  Uncirculated  condition.  Rich  satin  luster 
emanates  from  both  sides  of  this  high-end  Gem  example.  Toning 
appears  on  both  sides  and  includes  hues  of  orange  and  green-blue. 
A  few  small  marks  appear  on  the  lower  portion  of  Liberty’s  face  near 
the  jaw,  including  a  reed  mark.  Population:  14  in  65  (1  in  65  +  ),  11 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23XX,  PCGS#  5605 

2041  1894-S  MS65  PCGS  Secure.  Sharply  detailed  design  elements 
and  vibrant  mint  luster  are  evident  under  attractive  shades  of 
violet,  gray,  and  pale  gold  toning.  Population:  15  in  65,  5  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  23Y3,  PCGS#  5609 

2042  1895-0  MS64  PCGS.  An  attractive,  sharply  struck  piece,  this 
near-Gem  has  areas  of  dark  toning  that  are  primarily  concentrated 
at  the  peripheries.  Numerous  shades  of  green  and  red  are  present. 
Population:  42  in  64  (2  in  64+),  11  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23Y5, 
PCGS#  5611 


1896-S  Quarter,  VF35 
Low-Mintage,  Semikey  Issue 


2043  1896-S  VF35  PCGS.  CAC.  Areas  of  rich,  vibrant  toning  in 
shades  of  red,  green,  orange,  and  yellow  appears  on  both  sides  of 
this  example,  primarily  at  the  outer  edges.  The  coin  exhibits  even 
wear  overall  and  has  a  pleasing  appearance.  The  1896-S  Barber 
quarter  is  one  of  the  keys  to  the  series,  with  a  low  mintage  of  only 
188,039  pieces.  Population:  9  in  35,  70  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
23Y9,  PCGS#  5615 

2044  1896-S  —  Harshly  Cleaned  —  NGC  Details.  XF.  This  sharply 
detailed  key  date  quarter  is  thickly  hairlined  and  has  a  small 
obverse  rim  nick  at  3  o’clock.  Golden-brown  and  sea-green  toning 
fills  the  obverse  border.  Missing  from  most  collections  of  the  series. 
NGC  ID#  23Y9,  PCGS#  5615 


Still-Lustrous  XF40  1896-S  Quarter 


2045  1896-S  XF40  PCGS.  The  1896-S  Barber  quarter  is  one  of  the  keys 
to  the  series  and  has  a  mintage  of  just  188,039  pieces.  This  attractive 
XF  example  shows  only  slight  wear  on  the  design  elements.  The 
dove-gray  and  lavender  surfaces  retain  traces  of  mint  luster  and 
exhibit  no  serious  abrasions.  Population:  11  in  40,  59  finer  (3/13). 
Ex:  Philadelphia  Signature  (Heritage,  8/2012),  lot  3320,  which  realized 
$4,265.25.  NGC  ID#  23Y9,  PCGS#  5615 


2046  1897  MS65  NGC.  Gold  CAC.  The  toning  on  this  piece  blends 
rich  orange-gold,  canary-yellow,  cobalt-blue,  and  sea-green  over 
the  entire  obverse,  with  delicate  champagne  at  the  central  reverse 
within  a  ring  of  deep  gold  and  brilliant  blue.  An  extraordinary 
specimen.  Census:  22  in  65,  7  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23YA, 
PCGS#  5616 

2047  1897-0  MS62  NGC.  This  attractive  MS62  example  displays 
sharply  detailed  design  elements  and  vibrant  mint  luster  under 
shades  of  pale  gold  and  lavender-gray  patina.  Census:  4  in  62,  31 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23YB,  PCGS#  5617 

2048  1898-0  MS62  PCGS.  Brilliant  centers  ringed  by  rich  toning 
along  with  appealing  luster  provide  outstanding  eye  appeal  to 
this  lovely  piece.  The  colors  at  the  peripheries  include  hues  of 
orange,  plum,  teal,  and  frosty  light  green.  Both  sides  reveal  minor 
clashmarks.  Population:  9  in  62,  37  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23 YE, 
PCGS#  5620 

2049  1899-0  MS64  PCGS.  Scarcer  than  the  mintage  of  2.6  million 
pieces  indicates.  This  is  a  brightly  lustrous  example  that  retains 
much  brilliance  and  is  accented  by  the  occasional  dab  of  turquoise 
and  charcoal  patina.  Sharply  struck.  Population:  20  in  64,  16  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  23YH,  PCGS#  5623 


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2050  1899-S  MS64  NGC.  A  lovely  well-struck  near-Gem,  this  example 
displays  pleasing  eye  appeal,  including  liberal  splashes  of  attractive 
orange-gold  color  on  the  reverse.  A  few  tiny  marks  on  Liberty’s 
cheek  pose  minimal  distraction  on  this  lustrous  piece.  Census:  5  in 
64,  16  finer  (2/13).  NGC  ID#  23YJ,  PCGS#  5624 

2051  1901-0  AU58  PCGS.  CAC.  The  1901-0  Barber  quarter  issue  is 
a  well-known  rarity  in  the  series.  This  near-Mint  State  example 
displays  attractive  luster  and  nice  eye  appeal.  Areas  of  light  toning 
are  present  and  include  shades  of  golden-brown,  yellow,  and  red. 
Population:  4  in  58,  40  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23YP,  PCGS# 
5629 


1901-S  Barber  Quarter,  Good  4 
Important  Key,  Seldom  Seen  in  High  Grade 


2052  1901-S  Good  4  PCGS.  CAC.  The  1901-S  Barber  quarter  is  a 
low-mintage  key  that  is  seldom  encountered  in  high  grade.  This 
well-worn  specimen  retains  all  major  design  detail  in  outline,  but 
the  rims  are  worn  flat  on  the  reverse.  A  pleasing  patina  of  dove- 
gray  and  blue-steel  hues  visits  the  problem-free  surfaces.  NGC  ID# 
23YR,  PCGS#  5630 


1901-S  Barber  Quarter,  VG8 
Highly  Sought  Key  to  the  Series 


2053  1901-S  VG8  PCGS.  CAC.  As  the  series  key,  the  1901-S  Barber 
quarter  is  desirable  at  any  grade  level.  The  mintage  was  a  mere 
72,664  pieces.  This  VG8  specimen  retains  an  attractive  appearance 
for  the  grade  and  displays  overall  even  wear  and  color.  Importantly, 
there  are  no  surface  marks  worthy  of  mention.  NGC  ID#  23 YR, 
PCGS#  5630 


2054  1902-S  MS64  PCGS.  This  impressive  Choice  specimen  exhibits 
especially  vibrant  mint  luster  and  sharply  detailed  design  elements. 
The  surfaces  show  only  minor  signs  of  contact  and  eye  appeal  is 
terrific.  Population:  22  in  64,  22  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23YU, 
PCGS#  5633 


Gem  1905-0  Quarter  Dollar 
Conditionally  Rare 


2055  1905-0  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  The  1905-0  is  a  better  date. 
Among  New  Orleans  issues  of  the  series,  only  the  1909-0  has  a 
lower  mintage.  Numerous  colors  are  present  on  both  sides  of  this 
Gem,  including  golden-brown,  red,  orange,  yellow,  and  several 
shades  of  green  and  original  mint  luster  remains  present.  A  minor 
incompleteness  of  strike  is  noted.  Population:  9  in  65,  11  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  23Z3,  PCGS#  5640 


2056  1908  MS66  PCGS.  This  attractive  Premium  Gem  displays  well- 
detailed  design  elements  and  vibrant  mint  luster,  with  shades  of 
sea-green  and  pinkish-gray  toning.  Population:  19  in  66,  2  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  23ZC,  PCGS#  5649 

2057  1908-0  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  Satin  luster  is  visible  through 
delicate  gold  and  ivory  toning  on  the  obverse,  with  light  silver 
inside  a  frame  of  blue  and  iridescent  toning  on  the  reverse.  An 
outstanding  example  and  elusive  in  higher  grades.  Population:  37 
in  65,  14  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23ZE,  PCGS#  5651 

2058  1908-S  AU58  PCGS.  CAC.  The  1908-S  is  found  with  little 
difficulty  in  heavily  worn  grades  but  is  seldom  seen  with  generous 
portions  of  its  initial  luster.  The  present  dove-gray  representative  is 
richly  defined  and  has  only  a  single  mark,  left  of  star  11.  NGC  ID# 
23ZF,  PCGS#  5652 

2059  1909  MS66+  PCGS.  CAC.  Although  more  than  9.2  million 
quarters  were  struck  at  Philadelphia  in  1909,  there  are  few  survivors 
in  the  upper  mint  state  grade  levels,  making  examples  such  as 
this  condition  rarities.  The  reverse  of  this  well-struck,  high-end 
Premium  Gem  remains  bright  while  the  obverse  displays  a  patina 
consisting  of  various  hues  of  blue,  green,  and  gold.  Population: 
18  in  66  (2  in  66+),  3  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23ZG,  PCGS# 
5653 

2060  1909-0  XF40  PCGS.  Areas  of  olive-green,  dark  teal,  wine,  and 
forest-green  color  appear  on  this  example  displaying  cream-gray 
color  overall.  The  piece  exhibits  even  wear  and  has  no  marks 
worthy  of  individual  mention.  Population:  3  in  40,  58  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  23 ZJ,  PCGS#  5655 


1909-0  Quarter,  MS63 
Scarce,  Low-Mintage  Date 


2061  1909-0  MS63  NGC.  1909  was  the  final  year  for  coinage  at  New 
Orleans  and  the  mintage  for  the  1909  quarters  from  that  location 
consisted  of  only  712,000  pieces.  This  lovely  Select  example 
displays  satin  luster  and  is  virtually  untoned,  providing  a  pleasing 
appearance.  A  small  strikethrough  is  present  in  the  field  near  the 
eagle’s  left  wing.  Census:  9  in  63,  23  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23ZJ, 
PCGS#  5655 


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2062  1910  MS66  PCGS.  This  spectacular  Premium  Gem  exhibits  razor- 
sharp  definition  on  all  design  elements,  with  vibrant  mint  luster 
and  a  few  wisps  of  pale  gold  toning.  Population:  19  in  66,  3  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  23ZL,  PCGS#  5657 

2063  1911  MS65  PCGS.  A  lovely  type  coin  candidate,  the  surfaces  are 
pristine  and  essentially  untoned.  Sharply  struck  right  down  to  the 
eagle’s  left  (facing)  talon  and  left  (facing)  shoulder.  Population:  41 
in  65,  11  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  2/2000) ,  lot  6353.  NGC  ID# 
23ZN,  PCGS#  5659 

2064  1912  MS66  PCGS.  This  attractive  Premium  Gem  exhibits  well- 
detailed  design  elements,  with  the  slightest  touch  of  softness  on  the 
obverse  stars.  Vibrant  mint  luster  shines  through  delicate  pale  gold 
toning.  Population:  20  in  66  (2  in  66+),  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
23ZS,  PCGS#  5662 

2065  1914  MS65  NGC.  CAC.  Autumn-brown  and  stone-gray  toning 
embrace  this  coruscating  and  precisely  struck  Gem.  The  fields  are 
immaculate,  and  the  cheek  displays  only  trivial  contact.  Census: 
59  in  65  (1  in  65  +  ),  10  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23ZX,  PCGS# 
5667 

2066  1914  MS66  PCGS.  The  surfaces  on  this  wholly  original  1914  are 
nearly  mark-free  under  a  mottled  coating  of  lilac-gray,  carmine, 
and  coppery-orange  toning.  As  with  so  many  issues  in  the  Barber 
quarter  series,  the  vast  majority  of  Mint  State  survivors  fall  short  of 
Gem  quality.  Population:  19  in  66,  2  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  1/2005),  lot  4166.  NGC  ID#  23ZX, 
PCGS#  5667 

2067  1914  MS66  PCGS.  Frosty  with  largely  silver  interiors  and 
green-gold  and  umber  patina  concentrated  along  the  margins. 
Softly  struck  but  pleasingly  preserved  with  only  a  few  short  marks 
precluding  an  even  finer  grade.  Population:  19  in  66,  2  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  23 ZX,  PCGS#  5667 

PROOF  BARBER  QUARTERS 

PR67  Cameo  1892  Quarter 
Fully  Brilliant 


2068  1892  PR67  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Type  Two  Reverse.  Frosty 
motifs  rise  in  bold  definition  above  the  flashy  fields.  This  untoned 
Superb  Gem  proof  type  coin  is  virtually  flawless  and  appears  today 
as  it  did  when  it  was  struck  during  the  final  full  year  of  Benjamin 
Harrison  Administration.  Population:  10  in  67  Cameo,  1  finer 
(3/13).  PCGS#  85678 

2069  1893  PR65  NGC.  A  sharply  detailed  Gem  from  the  second  year 
of  the  Barber  design.  This  coin  is  sharply  detailed  throughout,  with 
reflective  fields  under  shades  of  lavender-gray  toning.  Census:  46  in 
65,  80  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2428,  PCGS#  5679 

2070  1894  PR64  PCGS.  The  1894  Barber  quarter  enjoyed  a  large 
proof  mintage  of  972  pieces.  An  attractive  near-Gem,  this  piece  is 
virtually  untoned  save  for  a  few  extremely  tiny  spots.  This  example 
displays  attractive  detail.  Population:  88  in  64  (1  in  64+ ),  73  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  2429,  PCGS#  5680 

2071  1894  PR65  NGC.  Intermingled  peach-gold  and  sea-green  colors 
appear  on  this  sharp,  beautifully  struck  Gem.  The  flashy  fields 
provide  mild  contrast  with  the  lightly  frosted  motifs.  An  as-made 
lintmark  extends  from  star  ten.  This  is  a  pleasing  representative 
of  the  Barber  design.  Census:  65  in  65,  72  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
2429,  PCGS#  5680 


2072  1894  PR66  NGC.  Surprisingly  well-contrasted  for  a  non-Cameo 
example,  especially  in  gray-tone  centers  that  show  considerable 
frost  on  the  devices.  Blue  and  gold  outer  bands  add  further  interest. 
Census:  45  in  66,  27  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2429,  PCGS# 
5680 

1894  Barber  Quarter,  PR66  Cameo 
A  Superlative  Early-Date  Type  Coin 


2073  1894  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Ex:  Larry  Shapiro.  Although 
972  proof  Barber  quarters  were  minted  in  1894,  few  high  grade 
examples  have  achieved  the  Cameo  designation.  This  sharply 
struck  Premium  Gem  displays  appreciable  cameo  contrast  and 
remains  virtually  untoned  other  than  light  hints  of  champagne 
color.  Population:  19  in  66  (2  in  66  +  )  Cameo,  3  finer  (3/13). 
PCGS#  85680 

1894  Barber  Quarter  PR66+  Deep  Cameo 
None  Finer  at  Either  Service 


2074  1894  PR66+  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  This  high-end  Premium  Gem 
Deep  Cameo  example  stands  alone  at  this  grade  level  with  PCGS, 
with  none  finer.  In  addition,  although  NGC  has  awarded  the  PR66 
Ultra  Cameo  grade  to  two  examples,  neither  achieved  a  plus  grade 
(3/13).  Marked  contrast  creates  tremendous  eye  appeal.  The  piece 
is  virtually  untoned,  with  only  subtle  hints  of  color  present.  A 
loupe  reveals  minor  contact  marks.  PCGS#  95680 

2075  1896  PR64  PCGS.  CAC.  The  icy  portrait  and  eagle  contrast  with 
the  mirrored  fields,  though  no  Cameo  designation  is  present  strictly 
due  to  the  age  of  the  older  green  label  holder.  Brilliant  and  fully 
struck  with  a  single  vertical  hairline  on  the  cheek.  NGC  ID#  242B, 
PCGS#  5682 

2076  1897  PR64  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Ex:  Larry  Shapiro.  Vivid  shades 
of  cerulean-blue  and  champagne-gold  toning  enhance  the  pleasing 
surfaces  of  this  attractive  Choice  example.  Sharply  detailed  and 
deeply  mirrored.  Population:  15  in  64  Cameo,  32  finer  (3/13). 
PCGS#  85683 

2077  1899  PR65  PCGS.  The  deeply  toned  obverse  has  a  mix  of  green- 
gold  and  blue-violet  shadings,  while  the  reverse  has  gold-orange  at 
the  interior  and  peripheral  iridescence.  Both  sides  remain  flashy 
through  the  toning,  and  this  Gem  is  highly  appealing  on  the 
balance.  Population:  24  in  65,  35  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  242E, 
PCGS#  5685 


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1901  Quarter,  PR66  Cameo 
Final  Year  of  Contrasted  Proofs 


2078  1899  PR67  PCGS.  The  1899  proof  Barber  quarter  boasts  a 
nominal  mintage  of  846  pieces.  Intermingled  toning  in  shades 
of  sea-green,  golden-brown,  and  golden-yellow  covers  both  sides 
of  this  Superb  Gem  example,  with  reflectivity  and  contrast  still 
evident,  particularly  on  the  reverse.  Population:  6  in  67  (2in67+), 
0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  242E,  PCGS#  5685 


PR67  Cameo  1899  Quarter 
Only  One  Finer  PCGS -Graded  Example 


2084  1901  PR66  Cameo  NGC.  The  1901  can  be  viewed  as  the  “last 
chance”  for  collectors  to  obtain  a  Cameo  example  of  the  Barber 
quarter.  Beginning  in  1902  the  method  of  manufacture  for  proofs 
changed  to  an  all-brilliant  finish,  greatly  reducing  the  possibility 
and  availability  of  contrasted  coins.  This  lovely  Premium  Gem 
example  has  attractive  eye  appeal.  Both  sides  exhibit  slightly  milky 
surfaces.  Census:  8  in  66  Cameo,  17  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  85687 


PR66  Cameo  1901  Quarter 


1902  Quarter,  PR66+ 
Unacknowledged  Contrast 


2080  1900  PR67  Cameo  PCGS.  Ex:  Larry  Shapiro.  Just  a  hint  of 
mottled  powder-gray  and  gold  toning  appears  on  each  side  of  this 
nonetheless-flashy  and  well-contrasted  Superb  Gem,  although 
parts  of  the  slab  on  each  side  are  also  mottled  with  haze  not  on  the 
coin.  This  fully  struck  coin  still  presents  as  largely  brilliant  silver- 
white.  Excellent  eye  appeal.  PCGS#  85686 

2081  1901  PR64  PCGS.  This  sharply  detailed  Choice  example  exhibits 
deeply  mirrored  fields  and  sharply  detailed  design  elements  under 
spotted  golden-tan  and  blue  toning  on  the  obverse.  The  reverse 
displays  a  few  hints  of  champagne-gold.  Population:  48  in  64,  56 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  242G,  PCGS#  5687 

2082  1901  PR65  PCGS.  CAC.  Ex:  Larry  Shapiro.  Attractive  shades  of 
lavender  and  champagne-gold  toning  blanket  the  surfaces  of  this 
impressive  Gem.  The  design  elements  are  sharply  detailed  and  the 
fields  are  deeply  reflective.  Population:  27  in  65,  29  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  242G,  PCGS#  5687 


2086  1902  PR66+  PCGS.  CAC.  Ex:  Larry  Shapiro.  What  distinguishes 
this  quarter  is  not  the  low  mintage  or  the  high  grade  or  even  the 
Plus  designation.  What  really  sets  this  piece  apart  is  the  pronounced, 
yet  unacknowledged  cameo  contrast  on  each  side.  This  is  quite 
extraordinary  since  the  Mint  began  in  1902  to  polish  the  devices 
as  well  as  the  fields  of  proofs,  thus  reducing  the  cameo  effect  from 
previous  years.  While  appearing  brilliant  at  first  glance,  the  surfaces 
have  just  the  slightest  tinge  of  rose  on  each  side.  Population:  13 
in  66  (1  in  66+),  5  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  242H,  PCGS#  5688 


Superb  Gem  Proof  1899  Barber  Quarter 
Richly  Toned 


2083  1901  PR64  Cameo  PCGS.  This  well-detailed  Choice  specimen 
exhibits  intense  cameo  contrast  between  the  richly  frosted  devices 
and  the  deeply  mirrored  fields.  A  few  hints  of  champagne-gold 
toning  add  to  the  strong  visual  appeal.  Population:  11  in  64  Cameo, 
25  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  85687 


2079  1899  PR67  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Both  sides  of  this  Superb 
Gem  Cameo  example  display  tremendous  eye  appeal.  Appreciable 
contrast  is  present  between  the  fields  and  the  devices.  The 
coloration  includes  liberal  splashes  in  shades  of  mint-green,  rich 
orange,  and  aquamarine.  Population:  3  in  67  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13). 
PCGS#  85685 


1900  Barber  Quarter 
Flashy  PR67  Cameo 


2085  1901  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  Attractively  toned  on  both  sides,  this 
piece  displays  golden-orange  color  overall,  with  splashes  of  mint- 
green,  fuchsia,  teal,  and  denim-blue,  particularly  on  the  reverse. 
The  contrast  between  the  frosty  devices  and  toned  fields  creates 
pleasing  visual  appeal.  Population:  15  in  66  Cameo,  7  finer  (3/13). 
PCGS#  85687 


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1903  Quarter,  PR66 
Attractive  Multicolor  Toning 


Premium  Gem  Proof  1906  Barber  Quarter 
Only  675  Pieces  Struck 


2089  1904  PR66  PCGS.  Although  not  designated  as  a  Cameo,  this 
delightful  Premium  Gem  displays  distinct  elements  of  contrast 
between  the  brilliant  mirrored  fields  and  sharply  detailed  frosty 
devices.  Population:  26  in  66,  10  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  242K, 
PCGS#  5690 


Superb  Gem  Proof  1905  Barber  Quarter 
Mintage  of  727  Pieces 


2093  1907  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Extraordinarily  deep  mirrors 
are  seen  in  the  fields  and  set  up  a  strong  cameo  contrast  against 
the  heavily  frosted  devices.  The  1907  is  a  popular  coin  for  type 
purposes  as  high-grade  examples  are  encountered  with  some 
frequency  as  well  as  several  dozen  that  are  contrasted.  The  silvery 
surfaces  show  just  the  slightest  spotted  milky  patina,  but  essentially 
present  as  brilliant.  Population:  14  in  66  (1  in  66+)  Cameo,  6  finer 
(3/13).  PCGS#  85693 


1905  Barber  Quarter,  PR67 
Vivid  Toning 


2091  1905  PR67  NGC.  Numerous  colors  appear  on  this  Superb  Gem, 
including  shades  of  teal,  copper-gold,  golden-brown,  and  olive- 
green.  Areas  of  brilliance  remain  visible.  The  devices  display  a 
strong  level  of  detail.  Several  small  as-made  strikethroughs  appear 
on  the  reverse.  Census:  26  in  67,  3  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  242L, 
PCGS#  5691 


2095  1909  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  Absolutely  brilliant  throughout  with 
no  hint  of  color  on  either  side.  This  flashy  Cameo  approaches 
technical  perfection  with  no  obvious  or  mentionable  surface 
defects  on  either  side.  There  were  650  proofs  struck  in  1909,  but 
remarkably  few  high-grade  Cameos  have  been  certified  at  either 
service.  Population:  13  in  66  Cameo,  4  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  85695 


2087  1903  PR66  PCGS.  CAC.  A  richly  toned  example,  this  Premium 
Gem  displays  shades  of  sea-green,  orange-rose,  pink,  aquamarine, 
and  red.  The  fields  remain  reflective,  adding  to  the  visual  appeal. 
The  design  elements  display  a  strong  level  of  detail.  Population:  23 
in  66,  18  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  242J,  PCGS#  5689 

2088  1903  PR65  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  This  sharply  detailed  and  boldly 
contrasted  Gem  exhibits  well-preserved  and  essentially  brilliant 
surfaces,  with  just  a  few  accents  of  pale  gold  toning.  Population:  17 
in  65  (2  in  65+)  Cameo,  30  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  85689 


2092  1906  PR66  PCGS.  CAC.  Ex:  Larry  Shapiro.  Only  675  proof 
Barber  quarters  were  struck  in  1906.  The  design  elements  of  this 
attractive  Premium  Gem  are  sharply  detailed  throughout  and  the 
fields  are  deeply  mirrored,  with  just  a  few  wisps  of  pale  gold  toning. 
Eye  appeal  is  exceptional.  Population:  35  in  66  (1  in  66+) ,  20  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  242M,  PCGS#  5692 


1907  Quarter,  Strongly  Contrasted  PR66  Cameo 


2090  1905  PR67  NGC.  A  magnificent  Superb  Gem  proof,  from  a 
mintage  of  just  727  pieces,  this  coin  exhibits  sharply  detailed  design 
elements  and  deeply  reflective  fields.  Vivid  shades  of  golden-brown 
and  cerulean-blue  toning  visit  the  pristine  surfaces,  with  most  of 
the  color  on  the  obverse.  Census:  26  in  67,  3  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  242L,  PCGS#  5691 


2094  1908  PR66  NGC.  This  sharply  detailed  Premium  Gem  exhibits 
brilliant  silver  surfaces  and  a  sharp  strike  with  light  cameo  contrast 
beneath  delicate  champagne  toning.  Census:  28  in  66,  27  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  242P,  PCGS#  5694 


1909  Quarter,  Brilliant  PR66  Cameo 
Untoned  Brilliant  Surfaces 


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2103  1794VG10N  GC.  O- 1 0 1  a,  R.4.  The  first-year  1 7 94  is  significantly 
rarer  than  its  1795  successor.  The  present  gunmetal-gray  and 
almond-gold  example  displays  only  minor  marks  and  possesses 
pleasing  definition  on  the  curls  and  left  (facing)  wing.  The  late  die 
state  with  a  clear  crack  from  a  leaf  tip  to  the  second  S  in  STATES. 
From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  24000000, 
PCGS#  6051 


Fully  Struck  1910  Quarter,  PR66 


1914  Quarter,  All-White  PR66  Cameo 
Lowest  Mintage  of  the  Type,  380  Pieces 


2096  1910  PR66  PCGS.  CAC.  Ex:  Larry  Shapiro.  This  fully  struck 
Premium  Gem  proof  offers  jade  and  blue  tints  in  about  equal 
proportion  on  the  obverse  center,  with  the  rim  accented  by  amber 
and  cherry  tinges.  The  reverse  is  more  evenly  toned  in  pinkish- gold 
and  pale  ice-blue  with  a  silvery  center.  A  beautiful  coin  showing  no 
mentionable  contact.  NGC  ID#  242S,  PCGS#  5696 

1910  Quarter,  PR67  Cameo 
Borderline  Deep  Cameo 


2101  1914  PR66  Cameo  NGC.  The  low  mintage  of  1914  proof 
quarters  adds  to  their  appeal,  with  only  380  pieces  produced.  Both 
sides  of  this  Premium  Gem  are  brilliant  and  the  fields  display  a 
strong  degree  of  reflectivity.  Set  against  this  deep  mirroring  are 
frosted  devices,  creating  the  always- attractive  cameo  effect.  A  few 
translucent  spots  appear  in  the  upper  right  portion  of  the  obverse. 
Census:  10  in  66  Cameo,  5  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  85700 


1914  Quarter,  PR67+  Cameo 
Finest  PCGS-Graded  Example 


2100  1914  PR64  PCGS.  A  number  of  colors  reside  on  the  surfaces  of 
this  piece,  including  champagne,  dark  teal,  turquoise,  plum,  red, 
orange,  and  russet.  The  well-struck  coin  retains  a  high  degree  of 
reflectivity.  Population:  55  in  64,  55  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  242W, 
PCGS#  5700 


2097  1910  PR67  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  The  contrast  between  the  fields 
and  devices  of  this  amazing  Superb  Gem  Cameo  proof  is  incredible, 
and  should  permit  a  Deep  Cameo  designation,  in  our  opinion.  Both 
sides  are  brilliant  with  stark  white  devices  and  wisps  of  toning  in 
the  fields.  Population:  7  in  PR67  Cameo,  3  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
85696 


2098  1912  PR65  NGC.  A  spectacular  Gem  with  sharply  detailed 
design  elements  and  deeply  reflective  fields,  under  mottled  shades 
of  violet  and  champagne-gold  toning.  Census:  39  in  65,  40  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  242U,  PCGS#  5698 


2102  1914  PR67+  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  The  1914  had  the  lowest 
mintage  of  the  Barber  type,  limited  to  only  380  pieces.  Ice-white 
devices  provide  exceptional  contrast  with  the  glittering  fields  on 
this  high-end  Superb  Gem  example.  Areas  of  toning  appear  in 
the  fields.  Population:  3  in  67  (1  in  67  +  )  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 
PCGS#  85700 


EARLY  HALF  DOLLARS 


2099 


1913  PR64  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  The  well-struck  surfaces  reveal 
light  champagne  color  overall,  with  areas  of  orange  and  teal  also 
present,  primarily  on  the  obverse.  Population:  9  in  64  Cameo,  19 
finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  85699 


1794  Half  Dollar,  O-lOla,  VG10 
Introductory  Year  Rarity 


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VG10  1794  Half  Dollar,  O-lOla 
Challenging  First  Year  of  Type 


2104  1794  VG10  PCGS.  O-  101a,  R.4.  The  die  cracks  from  the 
second  S  in  STATES  through  the  F  in  OF  are  bold.  The  usually 
encountered  die  marriage  for  the  rare  1794.  This  example  has 
cream-white  high  points  and  deep  dove-gray  fields.  All  legends  and 
stars  are  sharp,  and  the  devices  exhibit  partial  inner  detail.  Marks 
are  minor  for  the  VG10  grade,  though  we  note  a  thin  line  near  star 
11.  NGC  ID#  24000000,  PCGS#  6051 


Fine  Details  1794  Half  Dollar 
Rare  Overton- 106  Variety 


2105  1794  —  Smoothed  —  Genuine  PCGS*  Fine  Details.  0-106, 
Low  R.6.  All  early  half  dollar  collectors  know  that  the  1794  is 
rare,  but  perhaps  more  than  half  of  all  survivors  are  0-101.  0-106 
is  rare  to  very  rare  and  is  absent  from  most  advanced  holdings  of 
the  series.  The  present  coin  is  moderately  bright  and  somewhat 
granular.  A  lamination  is  noted  above  the  eagle’s  neck  and  portions 
of  the  obverse  field  are  whizzed.  NGC  ID#  24000000,  PCGS#  6051 


1794  O-lOla  Half  Dollar 
XF  Details 


2106  1794  —  Damaged  —  NCS  Details.  XF.  O-  101a,  R.3.  Splashes  of 
pewter-gray  patina  appear  on  the  light  silver  surfaces  of  this  piece 
that  shows  apparent  environmental  damage.  Likely  buried,  the 
design  elements  are  indistinct.  However,  this  is  an  elusive  1794 
half  dollar  that  will  easily  find  an  appreciative  bidder.  NGC  ID# 
24000000,  PCGS#  6051 


2107  1795  2  Leaves  —  Improperly  Cleaned  —  NGC  Details.  VG. 
0-105,  High  R.3.  This  Flowing  Hair  type  coin  has  bold  legends 
and  well  outlined  devices.  Liberty’s  hair  retains  surprising  detail. 
Cream-gray  overall  with  deeper  shades  near  the  rims.  Moderately 
cloudy  from  cleaning  but  highly  collectible.  NGC  ID#  240000000, 
PCGS#  6052 


2108  1795  2  Leaves  VG10  PCGS.  0-106,  R.6.  The  heavy  diagonal 
die  crack  on  the  upper  reverse  identifies  this  rare  Flowing  Hair 
variety.  A  smooth  and  mildly  glossy  caramel-gold  and  gunmetal- 
gray  collector  grade  example.  Minor  obverse  adjustment  marks  are 
of  mint  origin.  NGC  ID#  240000000,  PCGS#  6052 


Choice  Fine  1795  Half  Dollar,  0-104 


2109  1795  2  Leaves  Fine  15  PCGS.  CAC.  0-104,  R.4.  The  die 

cracks  through  LIBERTY  and  the  C  in  AMERICA  are  usual  for 
the  Overton  marriage.  Rich  dove-gray  and  powder-blue  toning 
embraces  this  unmarked  and  nicely  detailed  early  half  dollar. 
Among  the  more  available  Flowing  Hair  die  varieties,  but  always  in 
demand  due  to  the  overall  scarcity  of  the  two-year  type.  NGC  ID# 
240000000,  PCGS#  6052 


Scarce  VF  1795  Half,  0-125 


2110  1795  2  Leaves  VF20  PCGS.  0-125,  High  R.4.  Steel-gray  fields 
contrast  with  the  cream-white  high  points.  All  legends  are  clear 
and  Liberty’s  tresses  exhibit  impressive  detail  for  the  designated 
grade.  Faintly  hairlined  but  without  any  visible  marks.  Several  tiny 
flaws  on  the  portrait  appear  as  made.  A  collector  example  of  the 
initial  two-year  Flowing  Hair  type.  NGC  ID#  240000000,  PCGS# 
6052 


1795  0-105  Half  Dollar,  VF25 
Popular  Type  Issue 


2111  1795  2  Leaves  VF25  PCGS.  0-105,  R.3.  Two  points  of  star  1 
join  the  lowest  hair  curl,  and  only  two  berries  are  evident  below  the 
right  wing,  one  inside  the  branch  and  the  other  outside  the  branch. 
This  mid-grade  specimen  has  deep  steel-gray  surfaces  with  splashes 
of  lighter  tan.  NGC  ID#  240000000,  PCGS#  6052 


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Problem-Free  VF30  1795  Half  Dollar 
0-1 17a,  Two  Leaves  Reverse 


2112  1795  2  Leaves  VF30  PCGS.  CAC.  0-1 17a,  R.4.  A  well  defined 
cream-gray  and  autumn-gold  representative  of  this  scarce  and 
popular  introductory  half  dollar  type.  Faint  adjustment  marks 
(as  made)  are  noted  on  the  upper  reverse.  Impressively  void  of 
abrasions  or  other  detractions.  The  late  die  state  with  the  field 
rising  near  the  bust  tip.  Flowing  Hair  halves  bearing  a  CAC  seal  are 
seldom  encountered.  NGC  ID#  240000000,  PCGS#  6052 

AU  Details  1795  Half  Dollar 
0-104,  Two  Leaves  Reverse 


2113  1795  2  Leaves  —  Stained  —  NGC  Details.  AU.  0-104,  R.4.  The 

M  in  AMERICA  is  obviously  repunched,  and  a  rust  lump  is  beneath 
star  13.  Much  sharper  than  the  typical  Flowing  Hair  half  dollar, 
particularly  on  the  wings  and  curls.  The  variegated  stone-gray  and  tan- 
brown  surfaces  are  mildly  granular  but  free  from  noticeable  marks. 
From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  240000000, 
PCGS#  6052 


AU  Sharpness  1795  Half  Dollar 
O-l  13a,  A  over  E  in  STATES 


2114  1795  2  Leaves  —  Improperly  Cleaned  —  NGC  Details.  AU. 
O-l  13a,  R.4.  The  A  over  E  in  STATES  mint-blundered  variety, 
mentioned  in  the  Guide  Book  but  without  a  separate  line  listing. 
The  present  better  grade  example  is  mostly  stone-gray  though 
hints  of  tan-gold  visit  the  field  while  sea-green  toning  adorns  the 
margins.  The  portrait  displays  mint-made  adjustment  marks  but  the 
surfaces,  though  mildly  subdued,  are  surprisingly  unabraded.  NGC 
ID#  240000000,  PCGS#  6052 


Rare  0-103  1805/4  Half  Dollar  XF40 


2115  1805/4  XF40  NGC.  0-103,  R.5.  Three  die  marriages  exhibit  an 
1805/4  overdate,  but  the  obverse  die  for  0-101  and  0-102  shows 
less  of  the  underdigit  4  than  the  rare  0-103.  Apparently,  no  attempt 
was  made  at  the  mintage  to  efface  the  offending  4.  The  present  piece 
displays  deep  orange,  plum-red,  cream-gray,  and  violet  patina.  The 
obverse  field  and  the  reverse  shield  have  scattered  small  marks. 

Ex:  Findley  Collection  (Heritage,  1/2009),  lot  2776,  which  realized 
$4,600.  NGC  ID#  24EH,  PCGS#  6070 


1806/5  0-101  Half  Dollar,  AU53 


2116  1806/5  AU53  NGC.  0-101,  R.3.  The  obverse  die  was  initially 
prepared  for  1805  but  remained  unused  when  the  new  year  came 
and  a  6  was  punched  over  the  5.  The  break  over  ITE  on  this 
example  appears  more  advanced  than  usual.  Intermingled  toning  in 
shades  of  light  gold,  orange,  and  green-blue  adds  to  the  eye  appeal 
of  this  piece.  The  wear  is  even  and  there  are  no  contact  marks 
worthy  of  individual  mention.  This  is  a  pleasing  representative. 

NGC  ID#  24EK,  PCGS#  6077 

2117  1806  Knobbed  6,  Small  Stars  XF40  NGC.  0-106,  R.4.  One 

of  just  two  Knobbed  6,  Small  Stars,  Stem  die  pairs;  slightly  more 
available  than  the  0-107  family  but  still  very  scarce.  This  XF 
example  is  evenly  toned  rich  gunmetal-gray  and  is  free  from  any 
detracting  abrasions. 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  2/2010) ,  lot  1131,  which  realized 
$1,552.50.  PCGS#  6075 

2118  1807  Draped  Bust  VF35  PCGS.  0-106,  R.3.  Deep  gunmetal- 
gray  toning  envelops  this  unabraded  final-year  Draped  Bust  half 
dollar.  The  shoulder,  cheek,  and  forehead  show  moderate  wear 
but  the  eagle’s  plumage  is  bold.  An  early  die  state  without  reverse 
cracks  or  clashes.  NGC  ID#  24EM,  PCGS#  6079 

2119  1807  Draped  Bust  XF45  NGC.  0-105,  R.l.  A  blanket  of  deep 
golden-gray  patina  enriches  this  moderately  circulated  Draped  Bust 
type  coin.  The  reverse  is  exceptionally  unabraded,  though  a  lens 
shows  faded  marks  on  the  right  obverse  field.  NGC  ID#  24EM, 
PCGS#  6079 


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AU  1807  Draped  Bust  Half 
0-1 09a,  Partly  Lustrous 


2120  1807  Draped  Bust  AU50  PCGS.  O-  109a,  R.3.  The  usual  die 
state  with  several  interesting  peripheral  cracks.  Rich  walnut-brown 
and  stone-gray  toning  embraces  this  partly  lustrous  and  minimally 
abraded  final  year  Draped  Bust  half.  The  centers  are  lightly  brought 
up  but  the  remainder  of  the  coin  is  well  defined.  NGC  ID#  24EM, 
PCGS#  6079 


AU  Draped  Bust  1807  Half  Dollar,  0-103 


2121  1807  Draped  Bust  AU50  PCGS.  0-103,  R.3.  Close  to  O-103a, 
but  there  is  no  die  crack  through  AMERICA,  although  a  crack 
does  extend  across  the  left  reverse  periphery.  This  is  a  splendidly 
detailed  representative  with  nearly  complete  cartwheel  luster.  Both 
sides  are  prominently  clashed  but  display  noticeable  marks  only  on 
the  field  near  the  chin  and  near  the  right  shield  corner.  Housed  in 
an  old  green  label  holder. 

Ex:  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  1/2011),  lot  3570,  which  realized 
$4,312.50.  NGC  ID#  24EM,  PCGS#  6079 

Choice  AU  1807  Draped  Bust  Half 
O-l  10a,  Light  Peripheral  Toning 


2122  1807  Draped  Bust  AU55  NGC.  0-1 10a,  R.3.  This  partly 
lustrous  Bust  half  is  untoned  except  for  a  partial  band  of  golden 
patina  on  both  borders.  A  few  faint  hairlines  are  noted  on  the  left 
obverse,  but  overall  abrasions  are  inconsequential  for  the  grade.  A 
good  strike  with  any  softness  relegated  to  the  area  near  the  eagle’s 
head.  NGC  ID#  24EM,  PCGS#  6079 


2123  1807  Large  Stars,  50  Over  20  XF45  NGC.  0-112,  R.l.  Deep 
dove-gray  toning  fills  the  fields  and  motifs  while  the  margins 
offer  autumn-gold  luster.  This  moderately  circulated  blundered 
denomination  half  dollar  is  essentially  unabraded  except  for  a 
couple  of  thin  marks  beneath  the  wings.  NGC  ID#  24EN,  PCGS# 
6086 

2124  1808/7  AU50  NGC.  0-101.  The  sole  die  marriage  of  this  obvious 
overdate.  The  serif,  crossbar,  and  downstroke  of  the  7  are  all 
apparent  when  viewed  beneath  a  loupe.  Blended  caramel-gold  and 
dove-gray  encompass  lightly  worn  but  unblemished  surfaces.  NGC 
ID#  24EP,  PCGS#  6091 

2125  1809  AU53  PCGS.  O-102a,  R.l.  Ample  bright  luster  illuminates 
the  margins  and  motifs.  A  whisper  of  gold  patina  adorns  generally 
smooth  surfaces,  though  we  note  an  abrasion  at  the  front  edge  of 
Liberty’s  cap.  NGC  ID#  24ES,  PCGS#  6092 


Satiny  MS63  1809  Half,  O-l 02a 


2126  1809  MS63  NGC.  O-  102a,  R.l.  The  die  state  is  technically 
between  0-102  and  O-102a,  since  the  reverse  crack  is  absent  above 
AMERICA.  Rich  apricot-gold  and  powder-blue  toning  embraces 
satiny  and  unabraded  surfaces.  The  strike  is  crisp  aside  from  the  left 
(facing)  wing.  Within  the  Herrman  condition  census  for  O-102a, 
tied  for  second  place  beneath  the  MS66  NGC  Overton  plate  coin. 
From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  24ES,  PCGS# 
6092 


2127  1809  III  Edge  AU53  NGC.  O-109a,  R.2.  The  heavy,  intermittent 
die  crack  through  AMERICA  extends  to  the  arrowheads  but 
not  the  denomination.  The  present  briefly  circulated  half  dollar 
displays  caramel-gold  toning  with  hints  of  ice-blue  and  orange  at 
the  margins.  Careful  inspection  reveals  only  a  couple  of  faint  hair- 
thin  obverse  marks.  NGC  ID#  24ES,  PCGS#  6094 

2128  1810  AU58  NGC.  O-lOla,  R.l.  A  number  of  bold  cracks  across 
the  margins  promptly  attribute  the  Overton  pairing.  Attractively 
patinated  in  vibrant  jade-green,  tan-gold,  and  plum-mauve  shades. 
Neither  side  has  visible  marks,  ensuring  the  eye  appeal  of  the  partly 
lustrous  surfaces.  NGC  ID#  24ET,  PCGS#  6095 

2129  1811  Large  8  AU53  PCGS.  O-  103a,  R.4.  Late  dies  with  a 
bold  vertical  crack  at  6  o’clock.  Golden-brown,  ocean-blue,  and 
gunmetal-gray  toning  endows  this  unabraded  and  heavily  clashed 
half  dollar.  Luster  illuminates  peripheral  elements.  NGC  ID#  24EU, 
PCGS#  6096 

2130  1811  Large  8  AU55  NGC.  O-  103a,  R.4.  The  later  Overton  state 
with  a  radial  obverse  crack  at  6  o’clock.  Slate -gray  fields  and  motifs 
are  bounded  by  deeper  blue-green  and  gunmetal  margins.  Struck 
from  clashed  dies,  but  only  trivial  marks  are  present.  NGC  ID# 
24EU,  PCGS#  6096 


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Gem  1811  Small  8  Half  Dollar 
Possibly  Finest  Overton- 1 11a 


2131  1811  Small  8  MS65  NGC.  O-l  11a,  R.l.  The  present  lot  may  be 
the  finest  certified  0-1 1 1  or  0-1 1  la,  since  the  Stephen  J.  Herrman 
Autumn  2012  revision  is  headed  by  a  single  NGC  MS64  example. 
This  remarkably  unabraded  representative  is  satiny  and  boldly  struck 
with  deep  caramel-gold,  olive-green,  and  champagne -rose  toning. 
From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  PCGS#  6097 

2132  1813  AU58  NGC.  0-103,  R.2.  Deep  gunmetal-gray  and  golden- 
brown  patina  embraces  partly  lustrous  and  unabraded  surfaces.  The 
curls  and  drapery  exhibit  slight  wear  but  the  eye  appeal  is  immense 
for  the  designated  grade.  NGC  ID#  24EZ,  PCGS#  6103 

2133  1815/2  —  Holed  and  Plugged  —  Genuine  PCGS.  O-  101a,  R.2. 

The  PCGS  number  ending  in  .84  suggests  Holed  and  Plugged  as 
the  reason,  or  perhaps  one  of  the  reasons,  that  PCGS  deemed 
this  coin  not  gradable.  In  our  opinion,  this  coin  has  the  details  of 
an  VG  specimen  that  has  been  holed  and  plugged,  cleaned,  and 
damaged.  The  circular  plug  is  at  1 1:30  on  the  obverse  and  details  in 
the  vicinity  on  both  sides  are  re-engraved.  Deep  gray  borders  frame 
cream- white  centers.  The  surfaces  have  an  indistinct  appearance 
and  a  pair  of  dull  scratches  affect  the  upper  portion  of  the  eagle. 

NGC  ID#  24F5,  PCGS#  6108 


XF  Sharpness  0-101 
Key  1815/2  Half  Dollar 


2134  1815/2  —  Improperly  Cleaned  —  NGC  Details.  XF.  0-101, 
R.2.  The  sole  18 15 -dated  dies,  and  the  key  to  a  date  set  of  Capped 
Bust  half  dollars.  A  fire  at  the  Mint  damaged  the  rolling  mills  and 
prevented  further  half  production  until  1817.  This  moderately 
circulated  example  displays  tan-gold  and  navy-blue  toning.  The 
fields  are  unabraded  though  somewhat  cloudy.  Struck  from  multiply 
clashed  dies,  as  usual  for  the  variety.  NGC  ID#  24F5,  PCGS#  6108 


AU  Sharpness  Overton- 101 
1815/2  Half  Dollar 


2135  1815/2  —  Tooled  —  PCGS  Genuine.  AU  Details.  0-101,  R.2. 

A  well  defined  example  of  this  famously  scarce  date.  Fuster  glints 
from  the  eagle  and  curls,  and  the  medium  green-gray  toning  is 
consistent  across  both  sides.  Liberty’s  face  and  the  left  obverse 
field  are  whizzed,  probably  to  reduce  the  effect  of  a  cluster  of  faded 
pinscratches  near  the  left-side  stars.  NGC  ID#  24F5,  PCGS#  6108 


2136  1817  AU58  NGC.  O-l  12a,  R.2.  Vertical  die  lines  beneath 
Fiberty’s  chin  identify  the  Overton  pairing,  per  the  handy 
attribution  reference  by  Dr.  Glenn  Peterson.  This  unmarked 
and  partly  lustrous  half  dollar  is  predominantly  autumn-gold  but 
has  plum-mauve  shades  near  the  rims.  NGC  ID#  24F6,  PCGS# 
6109 

2137  1818  AU58  NGC.  0-112,  R.l.  Bands  of  ruby-red  and  cobalt- 
blue  adorn  the  margins  of  this  otherwise  stone-gray  Bust  half.  Well 
struck  with  minimal  wear.  The  surfaces  are  smooth  aside  from  a 
brief  mark  near  the  ear.  NGC  ID#  24F9,  PCGS#  6113 

2138  1819/8  Large  9  AU58  PCGS.  0-105,  R.2.  Incorrectly  designated 
as  a  Small  9  overdate  (e.g.  0-101)  by  PCGS.  Lustrous  and  only 
faintly  toned  with  bold  clash  marks  on  both  sides.  Unabraded  aside 
from  an  unobtrusive  mark  near  star  5.  PCGS#  6119 

2139  1820/19  Square  Base  2  AU53  NGC.  0-101,  R.2.  The  central 
curve  of  the  underdigit  9  is  evident,  and  the  underdigit  1  is  obvious. 
Cream-gray  overall  with  sea-green  shades  at  the  margins.  The 
curls  and  cheek  show  light  wear  but  luster  beckons  from  generous 
portions  of  the  design.  NGC  ID#  24FE,  PCGS#  6125 

Satiny  Choice  1820/19  Half  Dollar 
Square  Base  2,  0-101 


2140  1820/19  Square  Base  2  MS64  NGC.  0-101,  R.2.  Designated 
by  NGC  as  0-10 la  but  the  central  curve  of  the  underdigit  9  is 
intact,  indicating  0-101.  Vibrant  navy-blue  and  orange-gold  bands 
along  the  borders  cede  to  lighter  pearl-gray  and  chestnut  centers. 
This  satiny  and  well  struck  Choice  half  dollar  is  essentially  void 
of  abrasions  save  for  a  faint  hair-thin  line  above  the  eagle’s  beak. 
The  reverse  periphery  displays  faint  roller  marks,  as  produced.  1820 
is  a  bountiful  year  for  Guide  Book  collectors  due  to  six  different 
listings.  Overton  lists  two  1820/19  varieties,  but  they  are  readily 
distinguished.  0-101  has  a  Square  2  and  0-102  has  a  Curl  2. 
Combined  NGC  1820/19  Census:  4  in  64,  3  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
24FE,  PCGS#  6125 


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Patinated  O-lOla  1821  Half,  MS64 


2141  1821  MS64  PCGS.  O-  101a,  R.l.  Beautiful  autumn-gold,  oceans 
blue,  and  plum-red  patina  endows  this  coruscating  Bust  half  dollar. 
The  strike  is  sharp  except  on  portions  of  the  upper  reverse  legends. 
A  loupe  reveals  only  minor  contact  on  Liberty’s  cheek  and  the  field 
beneath  the  scroll.  Population:  19  in  64,  4  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
24FF,  PCGS#  6128 

2142  1823  AU58  PCGS.  0-112,  R.l.  Dr.  Glenn  Peterson’s  “Tall  3” 
variety.  Rich  dove-gray  toning  is  predominant  but  golden-brown, 
powder-blue,  and  olive-green  shades  also  emerge.  Nicely  struck 
and  remarkably  free  from  abrasions.  NGC  ID#  24FJ,  PCGS# 
6131 

2143  1823  MS63  PCGS.  0-112,  R.l.  Deep  forest-green,  ocean- 
blue,  and  plum-red  toning  endows  all  of  this  lustrous  and  sharply 
struck  half  dollar.  Well  preserved  aside  from  faint  marks  on  the 
cheek  and  beneath  the  beak  and  scroll.  NGC  ID#  24FJ,  PCGS# 
6131 

1824/1  0-101  Half  Dollar,  MS63 
Popular  Overdate  Variety 


2144  1824/1  MS63  PCGS  Secure.  CAC.  0-101,  R.2.  Frosty  silver 
luster  appears  on  both  sides  of  this  lightly  toned  overdate  half  dollar. 
Pastel  blue-green  and  iridescent  toning  appears  at  the  borders, 
nicely  framing  the  ivory  surfaces.  The  devices  are  nicely  detailed, 
although  not  fully  struck.  Scattered  marks  prevent  a  higher  grade. 
PCGS#  6139 


2145  1825  MS63  NGC.  0-102,  R.l.  Straw-gold  shades  this  visit 
lustrous  and  well  preserved  example.  A  few  stars  are  incomplete 
but  the  strike  is  generally  crisp.  Liberty  has  a  strike -tripled  profile,  a 
popular  feature  for  specialists  of  the  Capped  Bust  series.  NGC  ID# 
24FL,  PCGS#  6142 


Gem  1825  Half  Dollar 
Better  Overton- 117 


2146  1825  MS65  NGC.  0-117,  R.4.  A  repunched  upright  on  the 
5  in  1825  helps  attribute  this  scarcer  Overton  variety.  Medium 
chestnut-gold  and  steel-gray  patina  visits  lustrous  and  beautifully 
preserved  surfaces.  The  strike  is  full  except  on  the  uppermost  stars. 
The  Stephen  J.  Flerrman  listing  (Autumn  2012)  for  the  variety  is 
topped  by  two  NGC  examples:  the  present  piece,  and  another  with 
three  auction  appearances  this  past  decade. 

Ex:  Baltimore  Signature  (Heritage,  712003),  lot  7448,  which  realized 
$5,462.50.  NGC  ID#  24FL,  PCGS#  6142 

2147  1826  AU58  NGC.  O-  120a,  R.3.  Lengthy  reverse  die  cracks  aid 
the  attribution  of  this  Borderline  Uncirculated  Bust  half  dollar. 
Cartwheel  luster  fills  the  stars,  mottos,  and  motifs.  Smooth  aside 
from  a  faint  line  on  Liberty’s  neck.  Toned  light  chestnut-gold  with 
dove-gray  on  the  portrait  high  points.  NGC  ID#  24FM,  PCGS# 
6143 

2148  1826  AU58  NGC.  0-102,  R.l.  Rich  stone-gray  and  chestnut 
toning  cedes  to  aquamarine  at  the  borders.  Cartwheel  luster  is 
present  but  slightly  diminished  over  the  open  fields.  Devoid  of 
marks  and  highly  attractive  for  the  near-Mint  level.  NGC  ID# 
24FM,  PCGS#  6143 

2149  1826  AU58  PCGS  Secure.  0-1 17a,  R.2.  This  partly  lustrous 
half  dollar  is  minimally  toned  except  for  forest-green  and  rose-red 
patina  at  the  obverse  border.  The  stars  are  lightly  brought  up  but 
the  remainder  of  the  designs  are  sharp.  Marks  are  confined  to  minor 
grazes  on  Liberty’s  neck.  NGC  ID#  24FM,  PCGS#  6143 


Unabraded  Choice  1826  Half,  0-1 16a 


2150  1826  MS64  PCGS.  0-1 16a,  R.l.  Medium  aquamarine  shades 
embrace  the  borders  of  this  unabraded  half  dollar.  The  fields  and 
motifs  remain  brilliant.  The  obverse  is  satiny  and  the  reverse  is 
lustrous.  The  strike  is  crisp  save  for  a  few  star  centers.  The  late  die 
state  with  slender  cracks  throughout  much  of  the  peripheries.  NGC 
ID#  24FM,  PCGS#  6143 


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Near-Gem  1826  Half  Dollar,  0-117 
Fully  Patinated 


2151  1826  MS64  NGC.  0-117,  R.2.  Blended  olive-green  and 
gunmetal-gray  toning  fills  the  obverse,  while  the  reverse  has  a 
golden-brown  center  and  an  aquamarine  margin.  A  coruscating 
near-Gem  with  a  sharp  strike  on  the  major  motifs,  though  the  stars 
are  lightly  brought  up.  Smooth  aside  from  a  hair-thin  line  on  the 
cheek.  NGC  ID#  24FM,  PCGS#  6143 

MS64+  1826  Half  Dollar,  0-1 20a 
Exceptional  Eye  Appeal 


2152  1826  MS64+  PCGS.  CAC.  O-  120a,  R.3.  Potent  luster  and 
delicate  chestnut  toning  combine  with  unmarked  surfaces  to  ensure 
the  eye  appeal  of  this  pleasing  near-Gem.  The  strike  is  precise 
except  on  the  centers  of  the  letters  within  the  reverse  peripheral 
legends.  Repunching  on  the  serif  of  the  C  in  50C  is  one  diagnostic 
for  the  Overton  variety,  along  with  the  two  lengthy  reverse  cracks. 
NGC  ID#  24FM,  PCGS#  6143 


2153  1827  Square  Base  2  MS63  NGC.  O-  120a,  R.3.  Heavy  die  lines 
on  the  field  near  the  bust  tip  help  attribute  this  Overton  pairing, 
one  of  49  confirmed  for  the  date.  A  die  crack  above  UNITED 
STATES  confirms  the  later  die  state.  This  lustrous  representative 
displays  chestnut-gold  toning  with  traces  of  blue-green  at  the 
borders.  Minimally  abraded,  and  only  the  upper  stars  lack  a  crisp 

strike.  NGC  ID#  24FN,  PCGS#  6144 

Smooth  Near-Gem  1827  Half 
0-131,  Square  Base  2 


2154  1827  Square  Base  2  MS64  PCGS.  CAC.  0-131,  R.2.  Medium 
golden-brown  toning  adorns  much  of  the  obverse.  The  reverse 
has  only  a  hint  of  peripheral  tan  patina.  Lustrous  and  beautifully 
preserved  with  a  bold  strike  except  on  the  right-side  stars.  One  of 
49  die  varieties,  0-131  is  distinctive  since  a  majority  of  the  stars  are 
clearly  repunched.  NGC  ID#  24FN,  PCGS#  6144 


2155  1828  Square  Base  2,  Large  8  MS63  NGC.  0-108,  R.3.  A  blanket 
of  dove-gray  and  jade-green  embraces  most  of  this  satiny  and 
refreshingly  mark-free  half  dollar.  The  star  centers  are  incomplete 
but  the  remainder  of  the  strike  is  bold. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  PCGS#  6150 

Gem  1828  Half  Dollar,  0-122 
Square  Base  2,  Small  8 


2156  1828  Square  Base  2,  Small  8,  Large  Letters  MS65  NGC.  0-122, 
R.3.  Deep  golden-brown  toning  blankets  this  satiny  and  smooth 
Gem.  A  hair-thin  line  above  the  left  (facing)  wing  is  the  sole  post¬ 
strike  imperfection.  The  major  devices  are  precisely  defined  though 
a  majority  of  the  stars  have  incomplete  centers.  The  Stephen  J. 
Herrman  census  is  topped  by  a  PCGS  MS65  and  a  NGC  MS65 
which  each  have  two  auction  appearances  in  recent  years. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  PCGS#  6151 

2157  1829/7  AU58  PCGS.  0-101,  R.l.  Deep  cream-gray  toning 
encompasses  this  well  struck  and  minimally  abraded  near-Mint 
representative.  The  obverse  margin  has  a  glimpse  of  golden-brown. 
Slight  rub  at  the  top  of  the  eagle’s  head  indicates  a  momentary  stint 
in  Jackson-era  commerce.  NGC  ID#  24FT,  PCGS#  6155 

2158  1829  Small  Letters  MS63  NGC.  0-103,  R.l.  This  unmarked 
half  dollar  provides  golden-brown  fields,  gunmetal-gray  devices, 
and  aquamarine  and  cherry-red  borders.  A  few  stars  are  soft  but  the 
overall  strike  is  bold.  Likely  within  the  condition  census  for  the 
variety.  NGC  ID#  24FS,  PCGS#  6154 

2159  1830  Small  0  MS63  NGC.  0-117,  R.2.  Apricot-gold  and  lilac- 
gray  shades  adorn  this  coruscating  and  unmarked  Select  half  dollar. 
The  strike  shows  minor  blending  on  the  high  points.  Among  the 
nicest  survivors  of  this  collectible  Overton  marriage.  NGC  ID# 
24FU,  PCGS#  6156 

2160  1832  Small  Letters  MS61  NGC.  O-120a,  R.4.  The  bold, 
bisecting  die  crack  across  the  bust  from  stars  3  to  12  identifies  this 
better  Overton  variety.  The  present  half  dollar  is  unabraded  and 
lustrous.  The  high  points  are  powder-blue  while  the  fields  provide 
peach-gold.  NGC  ID#  24FW,  PCGS#  6160 

2161  1833  AU58  PCGS.  CAC.  0-104,  R.l.  The  deep  golden-brown 
fields  and  dove-gray  devices  are  framed  by  sea-green  margins. 
Minimally  abraded,  though  the  strike  is  incomplete  on  the  UR 
in  PLURIBUS.  Certified  in  a  green  label  holder.  NGC  ID#  24FX, 
PCGS#  6163 

2162  1833  MS61  NGC.  0-112,  R.2.  Russet-gold  and  sea-green  fill  the 
margins  though  the  fields  and  motifs  are  pearl-gray.  Coruscating 
luster  sweeps  the  unabraded  surfaces.  Impressive  eye  appeal  for  the 
distinctive  Overton-112,  readily  identified  by  the  wide  repunching 
on  star  10.  NGC  ID#  24FX,  PCGS#  6163 

2163  1833  MS62  NGC.  0-114,  R.2.  A  die  lump  above  star  11  is 
diagnostic  for  Overton-114.  Rich  jade-green,  orange-gold,  and 
powder-blue  commingle  throughout  this  satiny  and  nicely  struck 
Capped  Bust  half  dollar.  Unabraded  aside  from  wispy  lines  between 
the  50  and  C.  NGC  ID#  24FX,  PCGS#  6163 

2164  1833  MS63  NGC.  0-105,  R.2.  A  widely  repunched  second 
S  in  STATES  attributes  this  collectible  Overton  marriage.  Rich 
peripheral  toning  includes  cobalt-blue,  rose-red,  and  orange-gold 
shades.  The  lustrous  surfaces  are  smooth  except  for  a  thin  vertical 
mark  above  the  date.  NGC  ID#  24FX,  PCGS#  6163 


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2165  1834  Large  Date,  Large  Letters  MS62  NGC.  0-101,  R.l. 

Dynamic  cobalt-blue,  olive-green,  tan-gold,  and  lavender  toning 
embraces  this  lustrous  half  dollar.  Smooth  aside  from  a  few  wispy 
marks  on  the  field  near  the  profile.  NGC  ID#  24FY,  PCGS# 
6164 

2166  1834  Small  Date,  Small  Letters  MS62  PCGS.  0-109,  R.l.  Star 
10  is  repunched  and  the  T  in  UNITED  is  low  on  this  available 
Overton  variety.  Caramel-gold  and  apple-green  endow  this 
minimally  abraded  and  satiny  Bust  half  dollar.  The  strike  is  good 
although  the  high  points  show  slight  blending  of  detail.  PCGS# 
6166 

2167  1836  Lettered  Edge  AU55  ★  Prooflike  NGC.  0-110,  R.l. 

The  recut  olive  branch  stem  helps  identify  the  Overton  marriage. 
Nearly  untoned,  although  a  hint  of  gold  visits  the  bagmark-free 
fields.  This  sharply  struck  half  has  ample  remaining  luster. 

Ex:  Phoenix  ANA  Signature  (Heritage,  3/2008) ,  lot  660,  which 
realized  $920.  NGC  ID#  24G2,  PCGS#  6169 

2168  1836/1336  Lettered  Edge  MS62  NGC.  O-108a,  R.2.  The 

blundered  date  1836  variety  is  listed  in  the  Guide  Book  with  a 
modest  premium.  This  example  has  pleasing  luster  and  only  a 
few  small  marks.  The  strike  is  good  and  the  dusky  sun-gold 
and  apple-green  toning  is  attractive.  NGC  ID#  24G2,  PCGS# 
6169 


REEDED  EDGE  HALF  DOLLARS 

Reeded  Edge  1836  Half  Dollar 
Borderline  Uncirculated 


2169  1836  Reeded  Edge  AU5 8  NGC.  GR-1,  R.2.  A  popular  and  historic 
low  mintage  issue.  The  deeply  patinated  surfaces  reveal  caramel-gold 
and  blue-green  shades  when  rotated  beneath  a  light.  Well  struck 
aside  from  a  couple  of  right-side  stars.  Inconspicuous  abrasions 
are  noted  near  star  8  and  the  lower  left  obverse.  A  lamination  (as 
coined)  is  noted  near  star  5.  Census:  38  in  58,  32  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Norman  Pullen,  8/1992.  NGC  ID#  2U28,  PCGS#  6175 

2170  1837  MS63  NGC.  GR-3,  R.2.  Rich  golden-brown  and  powder-blue 
patina  envelops  this  satiny  and  well  struck  half  dollar.  A  lens  reveals 
only  minute  abrasions.  1837  is  usually  selected  by  type  collectors 
due  to  the  rarity  of  the  1836,  the  only  other  50  CENTS  issue. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  24G4,  PCGS# 
6176 

2171  1838  AU55  PCGS.  Gold  CAC.  GR-4,  R.l.  Cobalt-blue  and  russet- 
brown  toning  embraces  the  peripheries  of  this  precisely  struck  Reeded 
Edge  half.  Unabraded  aside  from  a  few  thin  marks  on  the  cheek. 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  6/201 1),  lot  8227,  which  realized 
$1 ,495.  NGC  ID#  24G5,  PCGS#  6177 

2172  1839-0  VF35  PCGS.  GR-1.  The  usually  encountered  die  variety 
of  the  ‘39-0,  the  only  collectible  branch  mint  issue  of  the  Capped 
Bust  type.  The  reverse  exhibits  advanced  die  cracks.  Toned  pearl- 
white  to  dove-gray  with  moderate  wear  and  delicate  obverse 
hairlines.  NGC  ID#  24G7,  PCGS#  6181 


SEATED  HALF  DOLLARS 

1839  Seated  Half  Dollar,  MS65 
Drapery  Added 


2173  1839  Drapery  MS65  NGC.  The  Seated  Liberty  design  made  its 
first  appearance  on  the  half  dollar  denomination  in  1839,  with 
two  major  subtypes  known  for  the  date.  This  coin  represents  the 
popular  Drapery  type,  produced  later  in  the  year,  with  an  extra 
fold  of  drapery  at  Liberty’s  right  (facing)  elbow.  The  Seated  Liberty 
design  was  produced  in  large  numbers  in  1839,  but  few  examples 
were  saved  for  numismatic  purposes,  and  Gems  are  very  rare. 

The  present  coin  is  a  rare  Gem  example,  sharply  detailed  in 
most  areas,  but  showing  some  flatness  on  the  stars.  The  surfaces 
display  a  slightly  reflective  quality,  with  shades  of  dark  green,  amber, 
and  violet  toning.  Census:  4  in  65,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24GL, 
PCGS#  6232 


2174  1841-0  AU58  PCGS.  CAC.  WB-1.  Large  O.  A  well  struck  and 
partly  lustrous  near-Mint  early  New  Orleans  half  dollar.  The  fields 
and  motifs  are  cream-gray  but  the  margins  offer  golden-brown  and 
navy-blue.  Two  ticks  above  the  beak  and  a  thin  line  beneath  star  9. 
NGC  ID#  24GS,  PCGS#  6237 


Elusive  1842-0  Small  Date,  Small  Letters  Half,  AU55 


2175  1842-0  Small  Date,  Small  Letters  AU55  PCGS.  Dusky  steel- 
blue  surfaces  provide  this  elusive  Small  Date,  Small  Letters  (or 
Reverse  of  1839)  Choice  AU  representative  of  the  1842-0  half 
dollar  with  tremendous  eye  appeal.  The  piece  displays  a  sharp 
strike,  with  strong  definition  of  the  design  details.  Only  a  few  small 
hints  of  color  are  present.  A  die  crack  appears  between  7  and  8 
o’clock  on  the  obverse.  Population:  3  in  55,  3  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  24GV,  PCGS#  6238 


2176  1842  Medium  Date,  Large  Letters  MS62  NGC.  WB-105, 
FS-301.  The  842  in  the  date  is  notable  repunched  along  the  bases 
of  the  digits.  The  reverse  rim  has  a  die  break  past  1  o’clock.  Lengthy 
peripheral  die  cracks  confirm  the  late  die  state.  Although  faint 
roller  marks  (as  produced)  are  visible,  the  strike  is  nonetheless 
precise,  with  only  the  left  (facing)  claw  of  the  eagle  not  fully 
detailed.  The  apricot  and  lilac  patina  is  illuminated  with  ample 
luster.  Census:  7  in  62,  10  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Baltimore  Bullet  (Heritage,  8/2003) ,  lot  1652,  which  realized  $805 . 
NGC  ID#  27ST,  PCGS#  6239 


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1842-0  Seated  Half,  MS62+ 
Medium  Date,  Large  Letters 


2177  1842-0  Medium  Date,  Large  Letters  MS62+  PCGS.  The  1842- 
O  Seated  Liberty  half  dollar  is  an  underrated  issue  in  high  grade. 
This  impressive  MS62+  specimen  features  sharply  detailed  design 
elements  and  vibrant  cartwheel  mint  luster  under  attractive  shades 
of  champagne-gold  and  lavender  toning.  Population:  2  in  62  ( 1  in 
62+),  12  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24GW,  PCGS#  6242 


Underrated  1842-0  Seated  Half,  MS64 
Medium  Date,  Large  Letters 


2178  1842-0  Medium  Date,  Large  Letters  MS64  PCGS.  An  attractive 
Choice  example  of  this  underrated  issue,  with  sharply  detailed 
design  elements  throughout  and  vibrant  frosty  mint  luster.  The 
well-preserved  surfaces  show  only  minor  contact  marks  under 
pleasing  shades  of  champagne-gold,  lavender-gray,  and  amber 
patina.  Population:  5  in  64  (1  in  64+),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
24GW,  PCGS#  6242 


Choice  1846  Seated  Half  Dollar,  Tall  Date 


2179  1846  Tall  Date  MS64  NGC.  CAC.  The  Tall  Date  variety  is 
confirmed  by  the  open  6  in  the  date.  This  example  displays  sharp 
details  throughout,  with  mint  luster  and  attractive  toning  in  shades 
of  mint-green,  aquamarine,  russet,  orange,  and  yellow  appearing  on 
both  sides,  primarily  at  the  outer  portions.  The  open  area  under  the 
eagle’s  right  wing  reveals  pinscratches.  Roller  marks,  as-made,  run 
diagonally  near  the  lower  left  quarter  of  the  obverse.  PCGS#  6252 


1846  Seated  Liberty  Half,  AU58 
Sought-After  6  Over  Horizontal  6  Variant 


2180  1846  6  Over  Horizontal  6  AU58  NGC.  FS-301.  The  undertype 
of  a  horizontal  6  is  plainly  visible  below  the  final  digit  in  the 
date  on  this  famous  variety  which  is  often  detected  on  low-grade 
examples.  This  impressive  near-Mint  specimen  is  well-detailed  and 
retains  much  original  mint  luster.  A  few  hints  of  pink  and  golden- 
tan  toning  visit  the  lightly  abraded  surfaces.  Census:  7  in  58,  8  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  24H6,  PCGS#  6254 

2181  1846-0  Medium  Date  MS61  NGC.  Jade-green,  yellow-gold,  teal, 
orange,  plum,  and  violet  hues  appear  on  this  lovely  example.  The 
surfaces  reveal  several  die  cracks,  particularly  near  9  o’clock  on  the 
reverse.  A  number  of  surface  marks  are  present.  Census:  9  in  61,  10 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27SW,  PCGS#  6255 

2182  1846-0  Tall  Date  XF45  AN  ACS.  Protected  areas  exhibit  deep 
golden-brown  and  forest-green  while  the  fields  and  high  points  are 
cream-gray.  No  marks  are  noticeable  and  the  motifs  display  even 
wear.  Much  scarcer  than  its  Medium  Date  counterpart.  NGC  ID# 
24H9,  PCGS#  6256 


1846-0  Seated  Liberty  Half,  AU58 
Elusive  Tall  Date  Variety 


2183  1846-0  Tall  Date  AU58  NGC.  WB-106.  The  1846-0  Seated 
Liberty  half  dollar  with  a  Tall  Date  is  seen  with  much  less  frequency 
than  its  Medium  Date  counterpart.  The  variety  is  easily  recognized 
by  the  style  of  the  4  in  the  date,  which  has  a  space  between  the 
crossbar  and  base.  This  attractive  near-Mint  piece  is  well-detailed 
and  lustrous  with  light  lavender,  gray,  and  pale  gold  toning.  Census: 
6  in  58,  2  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24H9,  PCGS#  6256 


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1849  Half  Dollar,  MS64 
Condition  Rarity 


2184  1849  MS64  PCGS.  CAC.  Despite  a  plentiful  mintage,  the  1849 
is  surprisingly  elusive  in  XF  and  finer  grades,  presumably  because 
of  extensive  melting  by  speculators.  The  bullion  content  of  silver 
coins  exceeded  face  value  by  late  1849,  as  bountiful  California 
gold  mines  wreaked  havoc  with  the  nation’s  bimetallic  monetary 
system.  This  well-struck,  near-Gem  representative  displays  a  light 
gray  patina  that  is  intermixed  shades  of  moss-green  and  tan  along 
with  a  few  small  splashes  of  electric-blue.  Several  small  die  cracks 
appear  on  the  reverse.  Population:  14  in  64,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  24HE,  PCGS#  6262 


Arrows  and  Rays  1853-0  Half,  MS63 
Conditionally  Scarce  O-Mint  Type 


2185  1853-0  Arrows  and  Rays  MS63  NGC.  CAC.  A  pleasing 
representative  of  this  single-year  New  Orleans  type  coin  that  is 
plentiful  in  average  circulated  grades,  but  very  scarce  in  Mint  State. 
Gray  and  gold  patinas  cover  both  sides  of  this  Select  example,  with 
areas  of  teal,  aquamarine,  red,  kelly-green,  and  lemon-yellow  also 
present,  primarily  at  the  outer  edges.  Numerous  interesting  die 
cracks  appear  at  the  lower  portion  of  the  reverse.  Census:  9  in  63, 
10  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24JK,  PCGS#  6276 


2186  1854  Arrows  MS62  PCGS.  Sharply  detailed  in  most  areas,  this 
attractive  MS62  example  shows  just  a  touch  of  flatness  on  the 
stars.  Vibrant  mint  luster  radiates  from  both  sides  and  eye  appeal  is 
quite  strong.  Population:  29  in  62,  62  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24JL, 
PCGS#  6279 


Choice  1854-0  Seated  Liberty  Half 
Three-Year  Design  With  Arrows 


2187  1854-0  Arrows  MS64  PCGS.  Areas  of  golden  color  appear  on 
both  sides  of  this  near-Gem,  with  a  larger  array  of  hues  primarily 
concentrated  near  the  peripheries,  including  teal,  aquamarine, 
plum,  and  electric-blue.  The  design  elements  display  a  strong 
level  of  detail,  with  only  minor  incompleteness  of  strike  noted. 
Population:  86  in  64  (3  in  64+),  32  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24JM, 
PCGS#  6280 


2188  1855-S  Arrows  Fine  12  PCGS.  CAC.  A  worn  but  still-attractive 
specimen  of  this  short-lived  design,  with  pleasing  gray  and  blue- 
steel  patina.  The  surfaces  are  lightly  abraded  for  the  grade.  The 
1855-S  is  a  condition  rarity  in  high  grade.  Population:  7  in  12,  47 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24JR,  PCGS#  6284 

2189  1856  MS64  PCGS.  Copper-gold,  jade-green,  turquoise,  and 
plum  colors  appear  on  this  near-Gem.  The  coin  has  nice  overall 
eye  appeal,  with  several  areas  near  the  outer  edges  displaying  an 
incompleteness  of  strike.  Population:  17  in  64,  5  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  24HN,  PCGS#  6287 

2190  1856-0  MS62  PCGS.  WB-103.  The  56  in  the  date  is  clearly 
repunched.  The  classic  1993  Wiley-Bugert  reference  lists  WB-103 
as  High  R.7  in  Mint  State.  This  nicely  struck  cream-gray  and  tan- 
gold  representative  is  satiny  and  devoid  of  relevant  marks.  NGC 
ID#  24HP,  PCGS#  6288 


1857-0  Seated  Half,  MS64 
None  Finer  at  PCGS 


2191  1857-0  MS64  PCGS.  Deep  golden-brown  and  iridescent  toning 
appears  on  both  sides  of  this  sharply  struck  near-Gem,  with  a  few 
arcs  of  bright  silver  on  the  obverse.  The  1857-0  is  an  important 
condition  rarity  among  Seated  half  dollars,  with  a  mintage  of  more 
than  800,000  coins,  but  rarely  seen  above  MS63.  This  Choice  Mint 
State  piece  is  tied  for  the  finest  PCGS  has  certified.  Population:  9 
in  64,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24HT,  PCGS#  6291 


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1858-0  Seated  Half,  MS64+ 


Gem  1861  Seated  Half  Dollar 
Elusive  Civil  War  Issue  in  High  Grade 


Rarely  Seen  Finer 


2194  1860-S  MS63  PCGS.  WB-101.  Large  S.  Autumn-gold,  powder- 
blue,  rose-red,  and  sea-green  embrace  this  intricately  struck  half 
dollar.  The  toning  is  particularly  colorful  on  the  reverse.  A  lens 
reveals  small  marks  but  none  are  of  individual  interest.  Rare  in 
Uncirculated  grades  despite  a  fairly  generous  mintage.  Population: 
10  in  63,  6  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24J6,  PCGS#  6301 

2195  1861  MS64  PCGS.  An  attractive  Choice  example  from  the 
first  year  of  the  Civil  War,  this  coin  offers  sharply  detailed  design 
elements  and  vibrant  mint  luster,  with  a  few  hints  of  champagne- 
gold  and  lavender-blue  patina.  Population:  73  in  64  (1  in  64+ ),  36 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24J7,  PCGS#  6302 


2198  1862-S  MS63  PCGS.  Sharply  detailed  in  most  areas,  this 
attractive  Select  specimen  shows  just  a  touch  of  softness  on  the 
right-hand  stars.  Much  original  mint  luster  shines  through  a 
pleasing  patina  of  golden-brown  and  gray  hues.  The  surfaces  show 
only  minor  contact  marks.  Population:  8  in  63,  13  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  24JA,  PCGS#  6308 


2192  1858-0  MS64+  PCGS.  CAC.  Attractively  toned  in  shades  of 
orange,  teal,  sea-green,  purple,  and  yellow-gray,  this  high-end  near- 
Gem  No  Motto  O-mint  half  displays  lovely  eye  appeal.  The  coin  is 
lustrous  and  exhibits  well-struck  design  elements.  Population:  3  in 
64+,  4  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24HW,  PCGS#  6294 


Near-Gem  1859-S  Half  Dollar 


2196  1861  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  A  patina  consisting  primarily  of  olive- 
gray  covers  both  sides  of  this  attractive  Gem,  with  a  few  areas  of 
muted  orange  also  present.  The  coin  displays  a  well-executed  strike, 
with  nicely  defined  design  elements.  Population:  20  in  65,  16  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  24J7,  PCGS#  6302 


Superior  Eye  Appeal 


Toned  Near-Gem  1861-0  Half 
Pre-Hologram  Holder 


2193  1859-S  MS64  PCGS.  Large  S.  Faint  olive-gray  patina  graces  this 
lustrous  and  well  struck  Choice  No  Motto  half.  Intricately  struck 
and  splendidly  smooth  with  excellent  eye  appeal.  There  were  few  if 
any  West  Coast  collectors  in  1859,  but  the  mintage  was  sufficient 
that  a  modest  number  of  pieces  survived  by  chance  in  Mint  State. 
Population:  11  in  64,  3  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24J2,  PCGS#  6298 


Pastel  1860-S  Half  Dollar,  MS63 


2197  1861-0  MS64  NGC.  CAC.  Wiley-Ola.  The  1861-0  is  famous 
for  its  mintage  under  three  different  authorities:  the  Federal 
government,  the  state  of  Louisiana,  and  the  Confederacy.  This  is 
a  Federal  example,  per  research  by  Randall  E.  Wiley.  Rich  forest- 
green  and  autumn-brown  toning  embraces  lustrous  and  smooth 
surfaces.  Certified  in  a  pre -hologram  NGC  holder.  Census:  35  in  64 
(1  in  64+),  13  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24J8,  PCGS#  6303 


Select  1862-S  Seated  Half 


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Smooth  MS63  1864-S  Half 


2199  1864-S  MS63  PCGS.  WB-103.  Type  Two  Reverse.  Small  wide 
broken  S.  Light  almond-gold  and  stone-gray  toning  graces  this 
coruscating  Civil  War  half  dollar.  Smooth  aside  from  a  thin  mark 
near  star  13,  and  crisply  struck  except  for  minor  blending  near  the 
knees.  Challenging  in  Uncirculated  grades  though  plentiful  well- 
worn.  Population:  5  in  63,  4  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24JE,  PCGS# 
6312 


2200  1866  Motto  MS63  NGC.  Deep  gunmetal-blue  and  walnut- 
brown  toning  encompasses  this  sharply  struck  and  conditionally 
rare  Reconstruction  issue.  Unabraded  and  prooflike  though  the 
reflectivity  is  muted.  Liberty’s  hair  is  lightly  die  doubled.  Census:  8 
in  63,  21  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  24JS,  PCGS# 
6319 


Scarce  1868  Half  Dollar,  MS65 


2201  1868  MS65  NGC.  The  1868  is  difficult  to  locate  in  all  levels  of 
preservation.  Dusky-gray  patina  covers  both  sides  of  this  Gem,  with 
accents  of  color  appearing  primarily  on  the  obverse,  with  shades 
of  yellow,  red,  and  vibrant  green.  Several  small  pinscratches  are 
present,  but  pose  little  distraction.  Census:  2  in  65,  1  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  24JV,  PCGS#  6323 


1873  Open  3,  No  Arrows  Half,  VF25 
WB-101 


2202  1873  Open  3,  No  Arrows  VF25  PCGS.  WB-101.  The  Open 
3,  No  Arrows  is  far  rarer  than  the  Closed  3,  No  Arrows  variety. 
The  obverse  die  shows  scattered  lumps  on  Liberty,  although  the 
midgrade  VF25  piece  at  hand  will  largely  require  comparison  with 
a  higher-graded  example  to  identify  them;  the  most  obvious  on 
this  piece  is  on  the  gown  just  under  Liberty’s  left  (facing)  armpit, 
joining  two  folds.  This  dove-gray  example  is  well-struck  and  shows 
moderate  wear  but  no  distracting  marks,  save  for  a  single  dig  under 
the  eagle’s  left  (facing)  wing.  A  coin  sure  to  attract  the  Seated  half 
enthusiasts,  seldom  seen  in  any  grade.  NGC  ID#  24KB,  PCGS# 
6337 


1873-CC  Seated  Liberty  Half,  VF30 
Elusive  No  Arrows  Variant 


2203  1873-CC  No  Arrows  VF30  PCGS.  CAC.  WB-101.  The  1873- 
CC  Seated  Liberty  half  dollar  with  no  arrows  at  the  date  is  much 
more  difficult  to  locate  than  its  With  Arrows  counterpart  and 
series  specialists  prize  the  issue  in  all  grades  and  conditions.  This 
VF30  example  retains  much  of  its  original  design  detail,  with  ER  in 
LIBERTY  weak,  but  still  legible.  The  surfaces  are  lightly  abraded 
for  the  grade,  and  a  pleasing  patina  of  gray,  sea-green,  and  amber 
blankets  both  sides.  Population:  5  in  30,  59  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
24KC,  PCGS#  6338 


Choice  XF  1873-CC  Arrows  Half 


2204  1873-CC  Arrows  XF45  NGC.  WB-6,  R.4.  Large  CC  mintmark. 
The  straw-gold  and  cream-gray  centers  are  framed  by  powder-blue 
patina.  A  moderately  circulated  and  problem-free  example  of  this 
elusive  Carson  City  subtype.  Evenly  defined  and  attractive. 

Ex:  Estate  of  Corrado  Romano  (Stack’s,  6/1987),  lot  635.  NGC  ID# 
24L8,  PCGS#  6344 


1873-CC  Seated  Half,  AU53 
Popular  Arrows  Type 


2205  1873-CC  Arrows  AU53  NGC.  From  a  mintage  of  214,560  pieces, 
the  1873-CC  With  Arrows  half  dollar  is  a  scarce  issue  that  has 
been  somewhat  overshadowed  by  its  even  more  elusive  No  Arrows 
counterpart.  This  attractive  AU53  example  is  lightly  circulated, 
with  some  incomplete  detail  on  the  reverse  due  more  to  a  typically 
soft  strike  than  wear.  Pleasing  gray  and  sea-green  patina  covers 
both  sides,  with  much  remaining  mint  luster  underneath.  Census:  6 
in  53,  34  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24L8,  PCGS#  6344 


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1875  Seated  Half,  MS65 


2206  1875  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  Olive-green,  teal,  aquamarine,  orange- 
brown,  and  gray  patina  covers  this  Gem.  The  colors  are  more 
mottled  on  the  reverse,  creating  an  attractive  look,  with  the  luster 
further  enhancing  the  appearance.  The  striking  details  are  strong, 
but  not  quite  complete  in  all  areas.  A  die  crack  extends  from 
the  cap,  through  the  stars,  to  Liberty’s  toes  on  the  obverse  and 
die  cracks  appear  on  the  reverse  as  well.  This  is  a  very  pleasing 
representative.  Population:  17  in  65  (1  in  65  +  ),  6  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  24KD,  PCGS#  6349 

2207  1877  MS64  NGC.  Electric-blue,  plum-mauve,  and  almond-gold 
shades  emerge  when  this  well  struck  and  moderately  prooflike 
half  dollar  is  rotated  beneath  a  light.  No  detractions  are  evident 
beneath  the  blanket  of  patina. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  24KK,  PCGS# 
6355 

2208  1877  MS64  PCGS.  CAC.  Type  Two  Reverse.  Toning,  in  shades 
that  include  rich  jade-green,  lilac-red,  and  powder-blue,  appears 
on  this  satiny  near-Gem.  Despite  a  high  mintage,  surprisingly  few 
survivors  attain  the  MS64  level.  Population:  48  in  64,  41  finer 
(11/12).  NGC  ID#  24KK,  PCGS#  6355 


Gem  1879  Half  Dollar 


2209  1879  MS65  NGC.  The  1879  Seated  Liberty  half  dollar  boasts  a 
low-mintage  of  just  4,800  pieces.  This  lovely  Gem  offers  sharply 
detailed  design  elements  and  fields  that  display  a  mixture  of  satiny 
mint  luster  and  partially  prooflike  surfaces.  Hues  of  gray,  gold,  and 
orange  appear.  Census:  47  in  65  (8  in  65  + ),  43  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  24KS,  PCGS# 
6361 


2210  1881  MS64  NGC.  The  low  business  strike  mintage  of  the  1881 
(10,000  pieces)  suggests  there  may  be  an  above  average  percentage 
of  survivors  with  mirrored  fields,  but  as  of  (3/13),  NGC  has  certified 
just  12  examples  as  Prooflike  and  1  as  Deep  Prooflike.  This  is 
a  nearly  brilliant  near-Gem  with  lightly  frosted  motifs  and  well 
preserved  surfaces.  Crisply  struck  overall  with  minor  blending  on 
the  fletchings  and  Liberty’s  hair. 

Ex:  Baltimore  ANA  Signature  (Heritage,  7/2008),  lot  556,  which 
realized  $1 ,840.  NGC  ID#  24KU,  PCGS#  6363 

2211  1882  MS63  Deep  Prooflike  NGC.  Just  two  1882  halves  are 
certified  as  Deep  Prooflike  by  NGC,  and  one  of  those  is  the  present 
lot.  It  has  glimpses  of  peach  toning  near  the  rims  though  the 
reflective  fields  and  luminous  motifs  are  close  to  brilliant.  PCGS# 

96364 


Frosty  Gem  1885  Half  Dollar 


2212  1885  MS65  PCGS.  A  wisp  of  straw-gold  toning  adorns  this 
lustrous  Gem.  The  strike  is  close  to  full,  and  contact  is  confined 
to  a  few  delicate  hairlines  on  the  right  obverse  field.  A  scant 
5,200  business  strikes  were  issued,  since  the  Mint  continued  to 
concentrate  on  silver  dollar  production.  Certified  in  a  green  label 
holder.  Population:  11  in  65,  7  finer  (2/13).  NGC  ID#  24KY, 
PCGS#  6367 


2213  1886  MS62  PCGS.  An  attractive  MS62  specimen  with  well- 
detailed  design  elements  and  prooflike  brilliant  surfaces.  This  coin 
exhibits  a  few  minor  contact  marks  that  detract  little  from  the 
outstanding  eye  appeal.  Population:  19  in  62,  70  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  24KZ,  PCGS#  6368 


1887  Half  Dollar,  MS65 


2214  1887  MS65  PCGS.  Only  5,000  business  strikes  were  produced  of 
this  popular  1880s  issue.  This  largely  brilliant  Gem  features  light 
peripheral  gold  toning  on  the  obverse  that  includes  a  few  tiny  areas 
of  cherry-red  color  along  with  potent  cartwheel  luster.  The  piece  is 
well-struck.  A  couple  of  moderate  abrasions  are  noted  near  the  date. 
Thanks  to  the  Bland-Allison  Act,  the  Treasury  was  obligated  to 
purchase  millions  of  ounces  of  silver  during  the  1880s,  which  was 
most  expedient  to  coin  as  silver  dollars.  Population:  18  in  65,  15 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24L2,  PCGS#  6369 

MS66+  1888  Seated  Half  Dollar 
Frosty  Luster,  Clashed  Dies 


2215  1888  MS66+  PCGS.  CAC.  This  frosty  Premium  Gem  1888 
business  strike  is  one  of  only  12,000  made  during  the  year.  We 
nonetheless  surmise  that  this  piece  must  have  been  among  the 
latest  strikes,  given  the  bold  obverse  die  clashing  that  appears 
at  Liberty’s  right  (facing)  elbow  from  the  eagle’s  right  (facing) 
wing  on  the  reverse.  Less-obvious  clashing  also  appears  on  the 
reverse  beneath  the  eagle’s  neck,  where  it  appears  to  sport  a  beard. 
Population:  25  in  66  (2  in  66+),  5  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24L3, 
PCGS#  6370 


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2216  1891  MS63  Deep  Prooflike  NGC.  Just  three  1891  half  dollars 
have  been  certified  as  Deep  Prooflike  by  NGC.  This  is  a  mark-free 
representative  with  luminous  devices  and  reflective  fields.  Cameo 
contrast  is  substantial,  though  the  grade  is  limited  by  a  somewhat 
soft  strike.  PCGS#  96373 

PROOF  SEATED  HALF  DOLLARS 

1856  Half  Dollar,  PR63 
About  20  Proofs  Survive 


2217  1856  PR63  PCGS.  CAC.  An  estimated  25  to  35  proof  Seated 
Liberty  half  dollars  were  minted  in  1856.  Needless  to  say,  survivors 
are  rare  today,  with  perhaps  20  proofs  known  in  all  grades.  The 
present  coin  exhibits  reflective  surfaces,  with  sharply  impressed 
devices,  and  light  hints  of  green  and  ice -blue  toning.  Population:  6 
in  63,  5  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27TF,  PCGS#  6410 


Choice  Proof  1859  Seated  Half 
Attractive  Multicolor  Toning 


2221  1859  PR64  PCGS.  Ex:  Teich  Family  Collection.  This  impressive 
Choice  proof  example  exhibits  razor-sharp  definition  on  all  design 
elements  and  deeply  mirrored  fields  under  vivid  shades  of  golden- 
brown  and  lavender-gray  toning.  Only  minor  signs  of  contact  are 
evident  and  eye  appeal  is  outstanding.  Population:  39  in  64,  10 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27TJ,  PCGS#  6413 

2222  1859  PR63  Cameo  PCGS.  Type  I  Reverse.  Evident  contrast 
between  the  reflective  fields  and  the  lightly  frosted  devices  adds 
to  the  eye  appeal  of  this  Select  example.  Light,  scattered  golden- 
brown  toning  with  hints  of  green  is  present.  This  is  an  attractive 
representative.  Population:  9  in  63  Cameo,  14  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Dallas  Signature  (Heritage,  11/2005),  lot  7937,  which  realized 
$2,185.  PCGS#  86413 


2218  1858  PR62  NGC.  The  proof  mintage  of  the  1858  is  unrecorded 
but  likely  less  than  any  of  the  subsequent  dates  of  the  Seated  series. 
This  nicely  struck  specimen  is  darkly  toned  in  lavender  shades  with 
olive-green  in  protected  areas.  Parallel  roller  marks  of  mint  origin 
are  noted  on  both  sides. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  27TH,  PCGS# 
6412 


1858  Half  Dollar,  PR63  Cameo 


Important  Proof  Issue 


2219  1858PR63  Cameo  PCGS.  There  is  a  wide  variance  in  the  estimated 
number  of  proofs  struck  of  this  date.  Wiley  and  Bugert  estimate 
between  80  and  400  pieces.  This  Cameo  shows  deeply  mirrored 
fields  with  sharply  contrasting  mint  frost  over  the  fields.  The  strike 
is  intricately  detailed  on  each  side.  A  few  small  contact  marks  and 
hairlines  account  for  the  grade,  and  each  side  has  just  a  bit  of  golden 
toning.  Population:  2  in  63  (1  in  63  +  )  Cameo,  2  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  6/2010) ,  lot  771.  PCGS#  86412 


2220  1859  PR63  PCGS.  Attractive  shades  of  sea-green,  cerulean-blue, 
and  golden-brown  toning  enliven  the  surfaces  of  this  Select  proof 
specimen.  The  design  elements  are  sharply  rendered  and  the  fields 
are  brightly  reflective,  under  the  toning.  Population:  33  in  63,  49 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27TJ,  PCGS#  6413 


Near-Gem  Cameo  Proof  1859  Half 


Ex:  Stokely  Collection 


2223  1859  PR64  Cameo  PCGS  Secure.  CAC.  Type  One  Reverse,  with 
the  tops  of  LF  in  HALF  close.  This  well  struck  near-Gem  has  lovely 
golden-brown  toning,  framed  with  peripheral  electric-blue  blushes. 
The  obverse  exhibits  pinpoint  strike-throughs,  from  tiny  specks 
of  material  clinging  to  the  die.  Although  the  Guide  Book  reports 
a  proof  mintage  of  800  pieces,  Breen  states,  “many  proofs  were 
melted  as  unsold.”  Population:  10  in  64  Cameo,  4  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Stokely  Collection  (Heritage,  8/2006) ,  lot  3364;  Chicago  Central 
States  Signature  (Heritage,  4/2011),  lot  3694,  which  realized  $5,750. 
PCGS#  86413 


2224  1861  PR62  NGC.  The  eagle  and  seated  Liberty  display  evident 
contrast  though  no  Cameo  designation  is  forthcoming,  perhaps 
due  to  the  age  of  the  holder.  Lightly  toned  and  well  struck.  One 
inconspicuous  brown  spot  is  noted  on  the  upper  edge  of  the  left 
(facing)  wing.  NGC  ID#  27TL,  PCGS#  6415 

2225  1861  PR63  PCGS.  Blue-green  and  golden-brown  dominate  the  left 
obverse,  though  the  remainder  of  the  coin  is  brilliant  except  for  peach- 
gold  and  rose-red  near  the  rims.  A  pleasing  proof  with  sharp  design 
motifs  and  reflective  fields.  Faint  hairlines  prevent  a  higher  grade. 
Ex:  Dallas  Signature  (Heritage,  10/2006),  lot  1197.  NGC  ID#  27TL, 
PCGS#  6415 


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2226  1861  PR65  Cameo  NGC.  CAC.  Although  the  proof  mintage 
was  relatively  generous  in  1861,  few  survivors  show  any  degree  of 
cameo  contrast.  This  Gem  displays  tremendous  eye  appeal,  with 
rich  contrast  between  the  devices  and  the  fields,  particularly  on  the 
reverse,  and  brilliant  un toned  surfaces.  Minor  hairlines  are  present 
in  the  right  obverse  field  and  a  small  translucent  spot  appears  at  star 
nine.  Census:  2  in  65  Cameo,  3  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  86415 


1862  Seated  Half,  PR64  Cameo 
Strongly  Contrasted 


2227  1862  PR64  Cameo  PCGS,  CAC.  Gokhorange  and  blue-violet 
toning  surround  the  edges  of  this  Choice  Cameo  coin,  though  the 
centers  are  scarcely  toned  with  just  a  touch  of  silver-gray.  Strong 
contrast  makes  the  most  of  the  frost  that  covers  the  fully  struck 
devices.  Population:  18  in  64  (2  in  64+)  Cameo,  5  finer  (3/13). 
PCGS#  86416 


2228  1863  PR63  Cameo  NGC.  The  frosty  devices  favorably  compare 
with  the  glittering  mirrored  fields.  This  brilliant  proof  has 
a  few  wispy  hairlines,  but  the  strike  is  intricate  save  for  minor 
completeness  on  the  left  (facing)  ankle.  Census:  4  in  63  Cameo,  11 
finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  86417 


Flashy  1863  Half  Dollar,  PR64  Cameo 


2229  1863  PR64  Cameo  PCGS.  While  swirls  of  milky  patina  appear  in 
the  fields,  the  essential  contrast  of  this  flashy  near-Gem  specimen  is 
largelyunaffected.Impressivelyfrosteddevicesemergefromprominent 
mirrors.  A  wispy  contact  mark  below  Liberty’s  cap  contributes  to 
the  grade.  Population:  8  in  64  Cameo,  7  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  T.W.  Brown  Collection  /  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  9/2010) , 
lot  5068.  PCGS#  86417 


Choice  Cameo  Proof  1863  Half 


Exquisite  Obverse  Toning 


2230  1863  PR64  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Although  the  reverse  is  brilliant, 
the  obverse  exhibits  mauve  and  steel-blue  shades  that  deepen  near 
the  rim.  The  cameo  contrast  is  evident,  especially  on  the  black-on- 
white  reverse.  This  specimen  can  be  identified  by  a  slender  lintmark 
beneath  the  TA  in  STATES.  One  of  only  460  proofs  struck  in  this 
Civil  War  year.  Population:  8  in  64  Cameo,  7  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  6/2006),  lot  1694;  Kallenberg 
#1  Registry  of  Proof  Half  Dollars  (Heritage,  1/2008),  lot  1584; 
Philadelphia  Signature  (Heritage,  8/2012) ,  lot  3454,  which  realized 
$4,993.75.  PCGS# 86417 


2231  1864  PR63  NGC.  Dusky  caramel-gold  and  stone-gray 
toning  enriches  the  moderately  mirrored  surfaces.  Well  struck 
and  void  of  contact  marks  though  one  subtle  spot  is  above  the 
uppermost  arrow  shaft. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  27TR,  PCGS# 
6418 


1864  Seated  Half,  PR65  Cameo 
Tied  With  One  Other  For  Finest  PCGS -Graded 


2232  1864  PR65  Cameo  PCGS.  Appreciable  contrast  is  present 
between  the  frosted  devices  and  reflective  fields  on  this  lovely 
Gem  example.  Well-preserved  surfaces  and  sharply  struck  design 
elements  add  to  the  eye  appeal.  Areas  of  light  toning  include 
shades  of  sea-green,  orange,  and  russet.  Population:  2  in  65  Cameo, 
0  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  86418 


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1865  Premium  Gem  Cameo  Half  Dollar 
Attractive  and  Scarce 


2233  1865  PR66  Cameo  NGC.  The  Philadelphia  Mint  produced 
500  proof  Seated  Half  Dollars  in  1865,  with  very  few  survivors 
achieving  high  Mint  State  grades.  This  fully  struck  Premium  Gem 
exhibits  stunning  surfaces  combining  glassy  fields  and  frosty  devices 
to  present  full  cameo  sheen.  There  is  a  dusting  of  golden-orange 
patina  over  both  sides  that  livens  to  cobalt-blue  accents  over  select 
areas  around  the  rims.  A  small  lamination  is  present  near  star  three. 
Other  than  a  couple  of  hairlines  in  the  left  reverse  field,  this  example 
is  free  of  contact  marks.  Census:  7  in  66  Cameo,  2  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  New  York  Signature  (Heritage,  7/2002) ,  lot  8171,  which  realized 
$7,475.  PCGS#  86419 

1866  Seated  Half,  PR64  Cameo 
Beautifully  Struck 


2234  1866  Motto  PR64  Cameo  PCGS*  The  Cameo  contrast  is  marked 
on  this  near-Gem  example  in  spite  of  the  light,  hazy  gray-gold 
toning  present  on  portions  of  the  fields.  The  piece  displays  overall 
copper-gold  on  both  sides  along  with  additional  areas  of  color  at 
the  peripheries,  including  shades  of  electric-blue,  fuchsia,  and 
aquamarine.  The  coin  is  beautifully  struck  displaying  boldly  defined 
devices.  Population:  14  in  64  (2  in  64+)  Cameo,  7  finer  (3/13). 
PCGS#  86424 


1866  Motto  Half  Dollar,  PR67  Cameo 
First- Year  Type,  Tied  for  Finest  Graded 


2235  1866  Motto  PR67  Cameo  NGC.  Apple-green,  honey-gold,  fire- 
red,  and  orange  embrace  the  peripheries  of  this  first-year  Motto 
proof.  The  frosty  devices  demonstrate  ample  contrast  with  the  glassy 
fields,  and  the  strike  is  razor-sharp  save  for  slight  incompleteness 
on  the  eagle’s  left  (facing)  ankle.  The  motto  was  added  to  1866 
coinage  as  a  result  of  the  Act  of  March  3,  1865,  which  in  turn 
was  inspired  by  an  1861  letter  from  Reverend  M.  R.  Watkinson  to 
Treasury  Secretary  Salmon  P.  Chase.  Only  725  proofs  were  issued, 
and  few  if  any  of  the  survivors  can  compare  with  the  eye  appeal  of 
the  present  Superb  Gem.  Census:  3  in  67  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Boston  ANA  Signature  (Heritage,  8/2010),  lot  316 9.  PCGS# 
86424 


Peripherally  Patinated  PR65  Cameo 
1867  Half  Dollar 


2236  1867  PR65  Cameo  PCGS  Secure.  A  magnificent  Gem  whose 
frosty  and  fully  impressed  devices  exhibit  undeniable  contrast  with 
the  smooth,  mirrored  fields.  Cobalt-blue,  ruby-red,  and  caramel- 
gold  fill  the  margins.  Just  625  proofs  were  produced,  and  few 
survivors  offer  comparable  eye  appeal.  Population:  10  in  65  Cameo, 
3  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  86425 

Gem  Proof  1868  Seated  Liberty  Half 
Only  One  Finer  Coin  at  PCGS 


2237  1868  PR65  PCGS.  Thanks  to  a  beautifully  executed  strike,  the 
design  elements  display  a  tremendous  level  of  detail  on  this  Gem 
example.  The  appearance  is  further  enhanced  by  highly  reflective 
surfaces  that  are  only  slightly  muted  by  rich  toning  in  shades  of 
sea-green,  teal,  orange,  and  fuchsia.  This  is  a  very  pleasing,  well- 
preserved  representative.  Population:  8  in  65,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#27U3,  PCGS#  6426 


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Elusive  1868  PR65  Cameo  Half 


Multicolor  PR66  1869  Half 


2240  1869  PR65  NGC.  The  majority  of  the  protected  areas  in  the 
central  design  on  the  obverse  include  toning  in  shades  of  golden- 
yellow,  providing  this  Gem  with  lovely  eye  appeal.  Other  areas  of 
toning  include  shades  of  orange,  russet,  teal,  and  plum.  Reflectivity 
is  more  apparent  on  the  reverse  and  attractive  teal  highlights 
appear  on  the  eagle.  Census:  16  in  65,  15  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  27U4,  PCGS# 
6427 


2243  1869  PR67  Cameo  PCGS.  This  sole  finest  PCGS-graded  example 
is  tied  with  a  single  NGC-graded  example  at  this  PR67  Cameo 
level,  with  none  finer  (3/13).  The  devices  display  appreciable 
contrast  against  the  fields  on  this  lovely  piece.  Champagne  and 
light  golden-brown  toning  are  present,  with  a  few  scattered  areas 
of  denim-blue,  aquamarine,  and  violet  appearing  at  the  outer  edges. 
Several  as-made  lintmarks  and  die  lines  appear.  PCGS#  86427 


2244  1871  PR64  Cameo  PCGS.  The  contrast  between  the  frosted 
devices  and  reflective  fields  is  clearly  evident  on  this  attractive 
near-Gem.  Areas  of  light  toning  appear  at  the  peripheries.  The 
coin  displays  a  sharp  strike.  A  few  small  as-made  lintmarks  are 
present.  Population:  9  in  64  (1  in  64+)  Cameo,  3  finer  (3/13). 
PCGS#  86429 


2238  1868  PR65  Cameo  NGC.  Golden-brown  bands  surround  the 
margins  of  this  carefully  preserved  Gem.  The  strike  is  fully  brought 
up  throughout,  and  all  devices  and  legends  exhibit  strong  frost 
relative  to  the  glasslike  fields.  This  early  Motto  proof  issue  has  a 
mintage  of  just  600  pieces,  and  examples  of  such  quality  are  highly 
elusive  today.  Census:  3  in  65  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/11). 

Ex:  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  1 12007) ,  lot  45 17;  Slotkin  Family  Trust 
Collection  /  Central  States  Signature  (Heritage,  4/2011),  lot  3700.. 
PCGS#  86426 

1869  Half  Dollar,  PR65 
Tremendous  Visual  Allure 


2241  1869  PR66  PCGS  Secure.  CAC.  Marvelous  original  patina  in 
shades  of  lilac,  pink,  and  ice-blue  is  the  hallmark  of  this  Premium 
Gem  proof  Seated  half,  from  a  reported  mintage  of  600  coins.  Few 
survivors  indeed,  however,  match  the  aesthetic  appeal  present  here. 
The  strike  is  full  throughout,  and  the  minor  evidence  of  contact  is 
too  trivial  for  singular  mention. 

Ex:  Tampa  Signature  (Heritage,  1/2011),  lot  3826,  which  realized 
$4,168.75.  NGC  ID#  27U4,  PCGS#  6427 

1869  Half  Dollar,  PR67  ★ 

Spectacular  Toning 


2239  1869  PR65  PCGS.  Dazzling  reflectivity  and  rich,  attractive  border 
toning  provide  this  piece  with  tremendous  eye  appeal.  The  colors 
include  sea-green,  deep  electric-blue,  fuchsia,  vibrant  orange,  and 
grape.  A  few  darker  spots  appear  near  1 1  o’clock  on  the  obverse. 
The  design  elements  display  bold  detail.  Population:  12  in  65,  5 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27U4,  PCGS#  6427 


Gem  Proof  1869  Half  Dollar 


2242  1869  PR67  ★  NGC.  A  fully  struck  Superb  Gem  from  a  tiny  proof 
mintage  of  600  Seated  Liberty  half  dollars,  this  specimen  displays 
spectacular  gold  and  violet  patina  on  both  sides.  The  surfaces  are 
brightly  mirrored,  and  the  eye  appeal  of  this  coin  is  off  the  charts. 
Census:  2  in  67,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27U4,  PCGS#  6427 


1869  Seated  Liberty  Half,  PR67  Cameo 
None  Certified  Finer 


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Gem  Cameo  Proof  1871  Seated  Half 


Moderately  Toned  and  Generously  Contrasted 


2245  1871  PR65  Cameo  NGC.  Generous  field-device  contrast  is 
undefeated  by  the  moderate  patina  on  each  side,  pastel  orange 
melding  into  cobalt-  and  ice-blue  at  the  extreme  rims.  The  strike 
is  sharp  overall  on  this  piece,  even  though  a  few  light  planchet 
striations  run  diagonally  through  the  shield.  Census:  4  in  65  (1  in 
65+)  Cameo,  5  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  86429 


Gem  Proof  1872  Half  Dollar 
First  Generation  Holder 


2246  1872  PR65  PCGS.  CAC.  Moderate  caramel-gold  and  ice-blue 
patina  visits  this  flashy  and  crisply  struck  Gem.  Devoid  of  spots 
and  contact  marks.  Cameo  contrast  is  evident  though  undesignated 
due  to  the  first  generation  holder.  Just  950  proofs  were  produced. 
Population:  12  in  65,  4  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27U7,  PCGS#  6430 


Ice-White  PR65  ★  Cameo 
1872  Half,  Ex:  Richmond  Collection 


2247  1872  PR65  ★  Cameo  NGC.  Ex:  Richmond  Collection.  A  fully 
brilliant  Gem  with  radiant,  icy  devices  and  nicely  mirrored  fields. 
This  fully  struck  specimen  can  be  identified  in  future  auction 
appearances  by  a  faint  vertical  planchet  streak  (as  made)  on  the 
lower  reverse.  A  brief  lintmark  is  also  detected  beneath  the  I  in 
AMERICA.  One  of  just  three  proofs  of  this  issue  awarded  a  Star 
designation  by  NGC  (3/13). 

Ex:  Richmond  Collection  III  (David  Lawrence,  3/2005) ,  lot  1816, 
which  realized  $4,025.  PCGS#  86430 


2248  1873  No  Arrows  PR63  NGC.  CAC.  Iridescent  autumn-gold, 
forest-green,  and  plum-red  patina  embraces  this  fully  struck  specimen. 
The  reverse  field  displays  faint  hairlines,  but  the  eye  appeal  is 
imposing  for  the  Select  level.  A  scant  600  proofs  were  coined. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  27U8,  PCGS# 
6431 


1873  Closed  3  No  Arrows  Half,  Gem  Proof 


Deeply  Reflective  Fields 


2249  1873  No  Arrows,  Closed  3  PR65  NGC.  Since  almost  all  of  the 
600  proof  halves  struck  in  1873  that  lack  arrowheads  at  each  side  of 
the  date  have  a  Closed  3  in  the  date,  it  stands  to  reason  they  were 
struck  in  the  early  part  of  the  year.  The  change  to  the  Open  3  style 
occurred  around  April  1.  This  is  a  deeply  reflective  example  whose 
devices  display  significant  mint  frost.  Most  of  each  side  is  untoned 
with  just  the  faintest  trace  of  golden  patina  around  the  margins. 
Census:  19  in  65,  22  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27U8,  PCGS#  6431 


2250  1873  No  Arrows,  Closed  3  PR63  Cameo  PCGS.  Generously 
frosted  on  the  devices  with  gleaming  gold-gray  fields  surrounding 
and  blue-violet  touches  along  the  borders.  Though  a  number 
of  wispy  abrasions  are  present  on  the  mirrors,  the  arm’s-length 
eye  appeal  is  solid.  Population:  12  in  63  Cameo,  22  finer  (3/13). 
PCGS#  86431 


Silver- White  1873  Arrows  Half,  PR64 


2251  1873  Arrows  PR64  PCGS.  Silver-white  dominates  the  surfaces 
although  a  touch  of  rose  patina  appears  at  the  upper  left  obverse. 
Considerable  contrast  appears,  even  if  insufficient  for  a  Cameo 
designation.  The  surfaces  are  well-struck  but  a  single  nick  on 
Liberty’s  breast  may  limit  an  even  finer  grade.  Population:  42  in  64, 
11  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27UU,  PCGS#  6434 


Arrows  1873  Half  Dollar,  PR63  Cameo 


Two-Year  Proof  Subtype 


2252  1873  Arrows  PR63  Cameo  PCGS.  Brilliant  reflective  fields, 
particularly  on  the  reverse,  are  among  the  attributes  of  this  example. 
The  devices  display  bold  definition  and  an  attractive  layer  of  mint 
frost,  providing  noticeable  contrast.  A  few  toning  spots  are  present. 
Population:  9  in  63  Cameo,  17  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  86434 


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Choice  Proof  Arrows  1874  Half 


1875  Seated  Liberty  Half,  PR65 


2253  1874  Arrows  PR64  PCGS.  All  1874  coins  are  found  with  an  arrow 
at  each  side  of  the  date  signifying  a  slight  increase  in  the  weight  to 
conform  with  the  metric  standard.  Flashy  and  nicely  struck  with 
butter-gold  borders  and  pearl-gray  centers.  Cameo  contrast  is 
obvious  but  undesignated  due  to  the  age  of  the  green  label  holder. 
Ex:  Orlando  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  1/2007) ,  lot  4526,  which 
realized  $2,990.  NGC  ID#  27UV,  PCGS#  6435 


Arrows,  With  Motto  1874  Half,  PR65 
One  of  Two  Issues  for  the  Type 


2256  1875  PR65  NGC.  CAC.  This  issue  had  a  small  proof  mintage  of 
only  700  pieces.  Attractive  teal  toning  appears  at  the  outer  edges 
on  both  sides  of  this  lovely  Gem.  Golden-brown  and  orange  color 
is  found  elsewhere  and  the  reverse  also  includes  hues  of  plum.  The 
coin  is  nicely  detailed  and  the  outer  edges  in  particular  display  deep 
reflectivity.  Census:  22  in  65,  13  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  27U9,  PCGS# 
6436 


1875  Half  Dollar,  Premium  Gem  Proof 
Boldly  Struck  and  Lightly  Toned 


2259  1876 PR64  N  GC.  Type  One  Reverse.  Deep  cobalt-blue  and  gunmetal- 
gray  blanket  this  nicely  struck  near-Gem.  Proof  sets  were  sold  at  the 
Mint  booth  during  Philadelphia’s  Centennial  Exposition  of  1876. 
From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  27UA, 
PCGS#  6437 


2255  1874  Arrows  PR65  NGC.  From  a  low  mintage  of  just  700  pieces, 
this  1874  proof  Seated  Liberty  half  dollar  represents  the  short-lived 
Arrows  design,  one  of  the  most  popular  type  issues  of  the  19th 
century.  Although  the  reflectivity  of  the  fields  is  masked  somewhat 
by  gray,  green,  and  orange  patina  on  this  example,  the  attractively 
toned  devices  shimmer,  providing  contrast.  The  design  elements 
are  well-struck.  Census:  15  in  65,  7  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  27UV,  PCGS# 
6435 


2254  1874  Arrows  PR65  PCGS.  The  second  and  final  year  of  With 
Arrows,  With  Motto  proof  half  dollar  production.  A  number  of 
colors  are  present  on  this  Gem  example,  including  gold,  aqua,  teal, 
fuchsia,  and  violet.  The  right  obverse  field  displays  a  silver-blue 
streak.  Population:  16  in  65  (1  in  65  + ),  7  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
27UV,  PCGS#  6435 


Gem  Proof  1874  Arrows  Half  Dollar 


2257  1875  PR66  PCGS.  Both  sides  of  this  Premium  Gem  exhibit 
delicate  cameo  contrast  with  deeply  mirrored  fields  and  satin 
devices.  The  design  motifs  are  bold.  The  surfaces  exhibit  wispy 
champagne  toning  with  light  gold  and  vibrant  blue  toning  at 
the  borders.  Population:  6  in  66,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27U9, 
PCGS#  6436 


2258  1876  PR63  PCGS.  FS-401.  Type  One  Reverse.  The  top  half  of 
a  C  is  on  Liberty’s  throat.  Per  Cherrypickers  ,  “the  style  of  the  C  is 
identical  to  that  of  a  CC  mintmark.”  The  steel-gray  motifs  display 
moderate  (but  undesignated)  contrast  with  the  richly  patinated 
aquamarine  and  autumn-gold  fields.  NGC  ID#  27UA,  PCGS# 
6437 


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Gem  Cameo  Proof  1876  Half 


2260  1876  PR65  Cameo  NGC.  Type  One  Reverse.  Essentially  brilliant 
at  the  centers  with  rose-gold  margins  and  hints  of  forest-green  near 
the  rims.  Radiant  devices  contrast  with  the  darkly  mirrored  fields. 
A  good  strike  despite  minor  incompleteness  on  the  eagle’s  left 
(facing)  claw.  Census:  14  in  65  Cameo,  6  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  9/2010) ,  lot  4 163,  which  realized 
$3,220.  PCGS# 86437 

2261  1877  PR64  PCGS,  CAC.  This  Choice  proof,  housed  in  a  first- 
generation  PCGS  holder,  exhibits  deeply  mirrored  fields  and  bold 
devices  that  are  visible  through  lovely  sea-green  and  gold  toning 
over  the  entire  obverse,  and  at  the  reverse  peripheries.  Minimal 
contact  marks  and  faint  hairlines  prevent  a  higher  grade,  but  the 
overall  appearance  is  spectacular.  Population:  25  in  64  (1  in  64+ ), 
10  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27UC,  PCGS#  6438 

Well-Contrasted  1877  Half 
PR64  Cameo 


2262  1877  PR64  Cameo  NGC.  Generous  field-device  contrast  on 
each  side  complements  silver  centers  with  light  cinnamon  accents 
near  the  rims.  The  fields  are  deeply  reflective,  and  there  are  no 
overt  marks.  The  strike  is  bold  overall,  even  though  minor  softness 
appears  on  the  left  (facing)  eagle’s  claw.  Census:  10  in  64  Cameo, 
12  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  86438 


Eliasberg’s  PR66  Cameo 
Brilliant  1877  Half  Dollar 


2263  1877  PR66  Cameo  NGC.  Type  Two  Reverse.  A  splendid  Premium 
Gem  proof  from  a  tiny  mintage  of  510  pieces,  this  coin  claims 
an  illustrious  pedigree  to  the  famously  comprehensive  Eliasberg 
Collection.  The  design  elements  are  fully  struck  and  frosty,  while 
the  brilliant  fields  are  deeply  mirrored,  ensuring  bold  cameo 
contrast.  Census:  7  in  66  (1  in  66+)  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  John  M.  Clapp;  John  H.  Clapp;  Louis  Eliasberg  via  Stack’s  in  1942; 
Louis  E.  Eliasberg,  Sr.  Collection  (Bowers  and  M erena,  4/1997),  lot 
2043;  Slotkin  Family  Trust  Collection  (Heritage,  4/2011),  lot  3712, 
which  realized  $5,175.  PCGS#  86438 


2264  1878  PR63+  PCGS.  A  crisp  strike  and  reflective  surfaces 
provide  this  almost  uniformly  toned  piece  with  lovely  eye  appeal, 
particularly  on  the  reverse.  The  toning  consists  primarily  of 
shades  of  green  and  tan.  Moderate  obverse  hairlines  are  present. 
Population:  55  in  63  (1  in  63+),  74  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27UD, 
PCGS#  6439 

1878  Cameo  PR65  Half  Dollar 
Noticeably  Frosted  Devices 


2265  1878  PR65  Cameo  NGC.  Type  Two  Reverse.  This  Gem  displays 
a  strongly  frosted  obverse  with  similarly  impressive  contrast  on  the 
reverse.  Both  sides  exhibit  a  light  layer  of  patina  over  the  centers, 
while  the  margins  add  elements  of  thicker  orange  and  blue.  A 
shallow  disturbance  crosses  the  horizontal  stripes  of  the  eagle’s 
shield.  Census:  12  in  65  Cameo,  14  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  86439 


2266  1879  PR63  PCGS.  Type  One  Reverse.  A  representative  from  this 
low  mintage  issue,  in  this  case  the  proofs  were  limited  to  1,100 
pieces  plus  a  paltry  4,800  circulation  strikes.  Areas  of  golden  color 
emerge  from  the  gray-green  patina  that  largely  covers  both  sides.  A 
small  stain  appears  near  10  o’clock  on  the  reverse.  NGC  ID#  27UE, 
PCGS#  6440 

2267  1879  PR63  PCGS.  Type  One  Reverse.  Faint  gold  patina  visits 
this  low  mintage  specimen.  The  devices  are  luminous  but  a  Cameo 
designation  is  precluded  by  the  old  green  label  holder.  A  thin 
planchet  streak  near  star  1 1  and  a  hair-thin  vertical  mark  above 
Liberty’s  upper  leg. 

Ex:  Dallas  Signature  (Heritage,  11/2006),  lot  850,  which  realized 
$977.50.  NGC  ID#  27UE,  PCGS#  6440 

2268  1879  PR64  Cameo  PCGS.  Type  One  Reverse.  A  bright,  pleasing 
near-Gem  example  with  appreciable  contrast  present  between 
the  fields  and  devices.  Only  subtle  hints  of  toning  appear. 
Population:  17  in  64  (1  in  64+)  Cameo,  19  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
86440 

Cameo  Gem  Proof  1879  Half  Dollar 
Exceptional  Eye  Appeal 


2269  1879  PR65  Cameo  NGC.  Type  One  Reverse.  The  1879  was 
the  first  of  the  low  total-mintage  years  from  Philadelphia.  In  this 
case  only  7,000  total  half  dollars  were  struck,  1,100  of  which  were 
proofs.  The  surfaces  on  this  piece  are  brilliant  throughout  and 
there  is  strong  contrast  between  the  fields  and  devices  on  each  side. 
Census:  9  in  65  (1  in  65  +  )  Cameo,  18  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  86440 


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1879  Seated  Half,  PR67  ★  Cameo 
Boldly  Contrasted  and  Brilliant 


2270  1879  PR67  ★  Cameo  NGC.  Type  One  Reverse.  Only  1,100 
proofs  and  5,900  business  strikes  were  produced  during  this  low- 
mintage  year,  due  to  the  huge  mintages  of  silver  dollar  coinage. 
Curiously,  for  an  issue  with  so  few  proofs,  the  drapery  at  the  elbow 
is  nearly  absent.  Distractions  are  expectedly  lacking  as  well,  save  for 
strike  weakness  on  the  eagle’s  left  (facing)  claw.  Census:  3  in  67  ★ 
Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  86440 


1880  Seated  Half,  PR65+ 
Stunning  Cameo  Surfaces 


2271  1880  PR65+  Cameo  NGC.  Vividly  contrasted,  this  high-end 
Gem  exhibits  richly  frosted  devices  and  deeply  mirrored  fields.  The 
coin  displays  subtle  light  champagne  color,  with  slightly  darker 
colors  appearing  at  the  outer  edges.  The  design  details  are  welh 
defined.  A  few  tiny  spots  appear  on  the  obverse.  Census:  23  in  65  (3 
in  65  +  )  Cameo,  13  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  86441 

2272  1881  PR63  NGC.  A  broad  band  of  aquamarine  toning  embraces 
the  borders  of  this  nicely  struck  specimen.  Though  undesignated 
as  Cameo,  the  motifs  display  noticeable  frost.  The  obverse 
field  displays  delicate  hairlines.  NGC  ID#  27UG,  PCGS# 
6442 

2273  1881  PR64  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  A  tinge  of  champagne  toning 
appears  at  the  borders  of  this  Choice  Cameo  proof.  Both  sides  are 
deeply  mirrored  with  satiny  devices.  This  is  a  highly  appealing 
example  for  an  advanced  type  or  date  collection.  Population:  2 1  in 
64  (2  in  64+)  Cameo,  15  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  86442 


1881  Seated  Liberty  Half  Dollar 
Rare  Premium  Gem  Proof  Cameo  Specimen 


2274  1881  PR66  Cameo  NGC.  Type  Two  Reverse.  An  impressively 
preserved  Premium  Gem  specimen  from  an  issue  of  975  pieces,  this 
is  an  ideal  selection  for  the  high-end  proof  type  enthusiast.  The 
deeply  mirrored  fields  contrast  dramatically  with  the  frosty  devices. 
An  as-made  lintmark  appears  in  the  right  obverse  field  near 
Liberty’s  elbow.  Census:  15  in  66  Cameo,  2  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
86442 


2275  1 882  PR63  PCGS.  Autumn-brown,  navy-blue,  and  ruby-red  toning 
graces  the  peripheries  of  this  well  struck  half.  The  motifs  exhibit 
contrast  through  no  Cameo  designation  is  possible  due  to  the  green 
label  holder.  The  left  obverse  field  displays  subtle  vertical  grazes. 
Ex:  Orlando  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  1/2007) ,  lot  62020,  which 
realized  $1 ,092.50.  NGC  ID#  27UH,  PCGS#  6443 

2276  1882  PR64  Cameo  PCGS.  This  brilliant  near-Gem  displays 
pleasing  contrast  between  the  lightly  frosted  devices  and  the 
mirrored  fields.  Population:  29  in  64  (3  in  64+)  Cameo,  22  finer 
(3/13).  PCGS#  86443 


1882  Half,  PR66  Cameo 


2277  1882  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  This  attractive  Premium  Gem  remains 
primarily  brilliant,  with  several  shades  of  toning  present  at  portions 
of  the  extreme  outer  edges,  including  the  rim.  The  devices  exhibit 
a  pleasing  degree  of  frost  and  display  a  strong  level  of  detail. 
Population:  6  in  66  (1  in  66+)  Cameo,  2  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
86443 


Pleasing  1882  Half  Dollar,  PR66  Cameo 


2278  1882  PR66  Cameo  NGC.  CAC.  The  1882  is  another  low- 
mintage  date  from  the  1880s;  in  this  case,  only  1,100  proofs  were 
struck  in  addition  to  the  4,400  business  strikes.  Large  areas  of 
golden-rose  toning  are  present  on  both  sides  of  this  Premium  Gem 
Cameo.  An  appreciable  amount  of  contrast  exists  between  the 
devices  and  fields,  creating  a  very  pleasing  appearance.  Census:  15 
in  66  Cameo,  4  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  86443 


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1883  Seated  Liberty  Half,  PR66 
Attractively  Toned  Example 


1884  Seated  Half,  Colorful  PR66 


1883  Seated  Half,  PR65  Cameo 
Silver- White  Device  Frost 


Impeccable  1883  Half  Dollar,  PR66  Cameo 


2283  1884  PR64  NGC.  CAC.  Glassy  with  a  hint  of  contrast.  The 
obverse  is  resolutely  silver,  while  the  reverse  has  green-gold  at 
the  upper  margin.  A  few  shallow  hairlines  adjacent  to  Liberty’s 
figure  are  visible  to  the  unaided  eye.  NGC  ID#  27UK,  PCGS# 
6445 


2279  1883  PR66  PCGS.  Layers  of  champagne -gold  and  electric-blue 
patina  cover  the  deeply  reflective  surfaces  of  this  impressive 
Premium  Gem  proof.  The  design  elements  are  sharply  detailed, 
aside  from  the  slightest  touch  of  softness  on  the  eagle’s  claws,  and 
no  mentionable  distractions  are  evident.  Population:  13  in  66  (3  in 
66+),  2  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27UJ,  PCGS#  6444 


2284  1884  PR66  PCGS  Secure.  Radiant  luster  complements  a  full 
strike  and  lovely  color  on  this  Premium  Gem  proof  1884  half,  one 
of  a  string  of  low-mintage  issues  during  the  decade  of  the  1880s. 
The  circulation  strikes  numbered  4,400  coins,  the  proofs  875.  Full 
reflectivity  appears  on  surfaces  that  are  light  pink  in  the  centers 
and  pale  electric  blue  near  the  rims.  A  couple  of  tiny  field  marks 
are  in  concert  with  the  grade.  NGC  ID#  27UK,  PCGS#  6445 


2280  1883  PR64  Cameo  PCGS.  Subtle  light  gold  color  is  present  on 
this  attractive  near-Gem  displaying  a  pleasing  level  of  contrast. 
As-made  lintmarks  appear  at  the  D  in  DOLLAR.  Population:  33  in 
64  Cameo,  28  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  86444 


1885  Half  Dollar,  PR67  Cameo 
Only  Two  Finer 


2281  1883  PR65  Cameo  NGC.  This  late-series  Seated  half  proof  is 
nearly  Ultra  Cameo  in  presentation  with  fantastic  silver-white  frost 
across  major  and  minor  devices  alike.  Boldly  mirrored  fields  show 
faint  suggestions  of  gold  at  the  borders  and  occasional  shallow  spots 
of  milky  color.  A  carefully  preserved  Gem  specimen  displaying 
arresting  eye  appeal.  Census:  22  in  65  (1  in  65  +  )  Cameo,  12  finer 
(3/13).  PCGS#  86444 


2285  1885  PR67  Cameo  NGC.  A  nominal  proof  mintage  of  930  Seated 
Liberty  half  dollars  was  accomplished  in  1885,  complementing  the 
meager  production  of  5,200  business-strikes.  Subtle  hints  of  golden- 
peach  appear  on  this  well-preserved  Superb  Gem  example.  Both 
sides  display  a  strong  degree  of  contrast,  adding  to  the  eye  appeal 
of  this  wonderful  representative.  Census:  5  in  67  Cameo,  2  finer 
(3/13).  PCGS#  86446 


1886  Seated  Half  Dollar,  PR65+  Cameo 


2282  1883  PR66  Cameo  NGC.  This  impeccable  coin  is  silver-white 
and  boldly  contrasted,  save  for  the  merest  touch  of  iridescence  at 
the  rims,  including  sprinkles  of  cinnamon  and  pale  blue.  The  strike 
is  full  throughout  both  sides,  and  there  is  no  mentionable  contact. 
Only  the  most  minor  and  undistracting  field  hairlines  appear.  The 
1883  Seated  half  is  low-mintage  as  a  business  strike.  Census:  9  in  66 
(1  in  66+)  Cameo,  4  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  86444 


2286  1886  PR65+  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  A  mintage  of  886  proof 
Seated  Liberty  half  dollars  was  achieved  in  1886,  to  accompany  a 
small  business-strike  production  of  5,000  pieces.  This  impressive 
high-end  Gem  is  sharply  detailed  in  most  areas,  but  a  touch  of 
softness  shows  on  the  head  and  highest  stars.  The  frosty  devices 
contrast  boldly  with  the  reflective  fields,  with  attractive  hints  of 
pale  gold  toning  on  both  sides.  Population:  11  in  65  (1  in  65  +  ) 
Cameo,  4  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  86447 


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1887  Seated  Half  Dollar 
PR66  ★  Cameo 


Cameo  Gem  Proof  1888  Half  Dollar 
Low  Total-Mintage  Date 


2287  1887  PR66  ★  Cameo  NGC.  This  is  a  lovely  proof  representative 
of  a  Seated  half  dollar  whose  original  business  strike  mintage 
amounted  to  just  5,000  coins.  Thus,  the  710  proofs  are  a  popular 
alternative  for  collectors.  The  margins  are  toned  in  variegated 
cobalt-blue,  reddish-gold,  and  tan-russet  colors,  and  both  sides 
display  areas  of  brilliance  in  the  centers.  (The  areas  vary  in  size, 
with  the  larger  on  the  reverse.)  Both  sides  show  sharp  details  and 
undeniable  technical  merits.  Census:  2  in  66  ★  Cameo,  0  finer 
(3/13).  PCGS#  86448 


Sharply  Detailed  1887  Half,  PR67  Cameo 


2290  1888  PR65  Cameo  PCGS.  This  delightful  Gem  has  good  cameo 
contrast  between  the  luminous  devices  and  the  mirrored  fields.  The 
strike  is  intricate,  and  the  eye  appeal  is  obvious.  A  meager  832 
proofs  were  produced,  in  addition  to  just  12,001  business  strikes. 
Population:  12  in  65  Cameo,  2  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Baltimore  Signature  (Heritage,  3/2009),  lot  2123.  PCGS#  86449 


1889  Half  Dollar,  PR66 
Distinctive  Toning 


2289  1888  PR65  Cameo  NGC.  Wispy  gray  toning  graces  intense 
mirrors  and  thickly  frosted  devices  alike  on  this  attractive  Gem, 
and  the  margins  offer  a  faint  undercurrent  of  gold.  Excellent  overall 
eye  appeal  for  this  later  proof  Seated  half  issue,  though  a  few  trivial 
contact  marks  are  noted  in  the  right  obverse  field.  PCGS#  86449 


2292  1889  PR65  Cameo  NGC.  CAC.  Accents  of  blue,  green,  and 
golden-orange  toning  appear  at  the  peripheries  of  this  spectacular 
Gem,  with  deeply  mirrored  fields  that  contrast  dramatically 
with  the  frosty,  sharply  detailed  design  elements.  The  reverse  is 
particularly  stunning  on  this  beautifully  preserved  survivor  from  a 
tiny  proof  mintage  of  7 1 1  pieces.  Census:  4  in  65  Cameo,  3  finer 
(3/13).  PCGS#  86450 


2288  1887  PR67  Cameo  NGC.  Only  832  Seated  Liberty  half  dollars 
were  struck  in  1888,  and  this  magnificent  Superb  Gem  is  one 
of  the  finest  survivors.  The  sharply  detailed  design  elements 
are  richly  frosted  and  contrast  boldly  with  the  deeply  mirrored 
fields.  Crescents  of  cobalt-blue  and  lime-green  toning  grace  the 
peripheries.  Census:  7  in  67  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  86448 


2291  1889  PR66  PCGS.  Only  711  proof  Seated  Liberty  half  dollars 
were  struck  in  1889,  but  the  issue  was  saved  by  contemporary 
collectors  to  a  surprising  extent.  Numerous  shades  of  color  are 
present  on  both  sides  of  this  Premium  Gem  example,  including 
deep  golden-orange,  fuchsia,  violet,  electric-blue,  sea-green,  and 
grape.  Population:  10  in  66  (1  in  66+) ,  3  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
27UR,  PCGS#  6450 


1888  Seated  Half,  PR65  Cameo 
Intense  Field-Device  Contrast 


Gem  Proof  1889  Seated  Liberty  Half  Dollar 
Attractively  Toned  Cameo  Specimen 


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Peripherally  Toned  1890  Half  Dollar 
Cameo  Choice  Proof 


2293  1890  PR64  Cameo  PCGS.  A  lovely  near-Gem  representative 
from  the  penultimate  proof  Seated  half  dollar  issue.  Strongly 
reflective  with  distinct  contrast  despite  the  original  tobacco-brown 
and  cobalt-blue  toning  throughout  the  borders. 

Ex:  West  Palm  Beach  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  7/2007) ,  lot  9 38, 
which  realized  $2,530.  PCGS#  86451 


1890  Seated  Half,  Flashy  PR66  ★  Cameo 


2294  1890  PR66  ★  Cameo  NGC.  Concentric  cobalt-blue  at  the 
rims  blends  inward  to  pinkish-gold  and  untoned  silver  centers  on 
this  flashy  and  well-contrasted  Premium  Gem  proof.  Deep  field 
reflectivity,  generous  mint  frost,  and  a  lack  of  mentionable  contact 
marks  this  piece  as  among  the  few  finest  survivors  from  the  low 
proof  production  of  590  coins.  Census:  6  in  66  Cameo,  7  finer 
(3/13).  PCGS#  86451 


Profoundly  Contrasted  Ultra  Cameo  PR65  1890  Half 


2295  1890  PR65  Ultra  Cameo  NGC.  The  deeply  mirrored  fields 
display  stunning  cameo  contrast  against  the  frosty  devices  on  this 
Gem.  A  strikethrough  is  present  at  the  second  T  in  STATES  and 
the  right  obverse  field  exhibits  minor  hairlines.  One  of  only  590 
proofs  produced,  this  well-struck  piece  would  make  an  outstanding 
representative.  Census:  3  in  65  Ultra  Cameo,  7  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  ANA  Boston  Signature  (Heritage,  8/2010),  lot  5031,  which 
realized  $4,312.50.  PCGS#  96451 


Deep  Cameo  PR65+  1890  Half  Dollar 
Strongly  Contrasted 


2296  1890  PR65+  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  While  the  later  proof  Seated 
half  dollar  issues  have  high  mintages  when  compared  to  the  series 
as  a  whole,  the  1890  is  an  exception.  Its  total  production  of  just 
590  pieces  is  the  lowest  such  figure  since  1877,  though  the  1890 
is  valued  much  the  same  as  its  more  available  counterparts.  This 
high-end  Gem  displays  bold  contrast  between  the  devices  and 
the  fields  and  remains  largely  brilliant,  providing  great  eye  appeal. 
Population:  4  in  65  (1  in  65  +  )  Deep  Cameo,  3  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
96451 


2297  1891  PR64  NGC.  Both  sides  of  this  near-Gem  example  are 
exceedingly  brilliant.  Toning  is  present  and  includes  a  number  of 
shades  of  green  along  with  copper-orange,  with  the  darker  colors 
concentrated  near  the  rims.  Census:  54  in  64,  63  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  27UT,  PCGS#  6452 


Impressive  1891  Seated  Half  Dollar,  PR65 


2298  1891  PR65  NGC.  This  Gem  proof,  one  of  only  600  produced 
during  the  last  year  of  the  Seated  Liberty  half  dollar  coinage, 
remains  untoned  and  exhibits  a  sharp  strike.  Although  this  piece 
did  not  receive  a  cameo  designation,  a  degree  of  contrast  is  certainly 
present,  particularly  on  the  reverse.  This  is  a  very  pleasing,  well- 
preserved  representative.  Census:  24  in  65,  39  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Houston  Signature  (Heritage,  12/2009),  lot  760,  which  realized 
$2,773.80.  NGC  ID#  27UT,  PCGS#  6452 


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BARBER  HALF  DOLLARS 


2299  1892  MS63  PCGS.  Aesthetically  pleasing  shades  of  golden-brown, 
bluish-gray,  and  amber  toning  blanket  the  surfaces  of  this  attractive 
Select  specimen.  The  design  elements  are  well-detailed  and  satiny 
mint  luster  shines  through  the  toning.  NGC  ID#  24LF,  PCGS# 
6461 


1892  Barber  Half  Dollar,  MS66 
Ideal  First- Year  Type  Coin 


2300  1892  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Attractively  toned  at  portions  of  the 
peripheries  in  several  shades  of  green,  this  Premium  Gem  has  a 
pleasing  appearance.  Rich  satin  luster,  particularly  on  the  reverse, 
adds  to  the  eye  appeal.  The  Barber  design  was  introduced  in  1892, 
with  a  mintage  of  934,000  pieces.  Population:  42  in  66  (3  in  66+ ), 
12  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24LF,  PCGS#  6461 


1892-0  Half  Dollar,  AG3 
Important  Micro  O  Variant 


2301  1892-0  Micro  O  AG3  PCGS.  CAC.  The  Micro  O  half  dollar 
is  a  die  variety,  but  generally  considered  the  key  to  the  Barber 
half  series.  This  is  an  original  coin  with  heavy  wear  that  extends 
into  the  rims,  especially  on  the  reverse.  The  tiny  mintmark  is 
abundantly  clear,  completely  escaping  the  wear  within  the  lower 
rim.  Highly  valued  in  any  condition  in  a  series  that  is  collected  in 
all  grades.  PCGS#  6463 


1893-0  Barber  Half,  MS64+ 


2302  1893-0  MS64+  PCGS.  Rich  satin  luster  emanates  from  both  sides 
of  this  high-end  near-Gem  representative.  Large  areas  of  toning 
appear,  particularly  at  the  outer  portions.  The  colors  include  shades 
of  gray-green,  forest-green,  orange,  red,  and  yellow.  Population: 
45  in  64  (1  in  64+),  7  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24LL,  PCGS#  6466 


Gem  1896-S  Barber  Half  Dollar 


Prime  Condition  Rarity 


2303  1896-S  MS65  PCGS.  This  issue  is  known  for  striking  problems 
and  excessive  bagmarks,  with  this  pleasing  Gem  being  a  happy 
exception.  This  well-struck  example  displays  appealing  satin 
luster,  minimal  marks,  and  is  virtually  untoned.  A  wonderful 
representative  of  this  condition  rarity.  Population:  9  in  65,  5  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  24LX,  PCGS#  6476 


2304  1897  MS64+  PCGS.  CAC.  This  high-end  Choice  Barber  half 
dollar  displays  sharply  detailed  design  elements  and  satiny  mint 
luster  under  delicate  silver-gray  patina.  Population:  57  in  64  (2  in 
64+),  27  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24LY,  PCGS#  6477 


Underrated  Gem  1898-0  Half  Dollar 
Overshadowed  by  Other  1 890s  Rarities 


2305  1898-0  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  The  1898-0,  from  a  production  of 
only  874,000  pieces,  is  an  underrated  rarity  within  the  Barber  half 
series.  Although  areas  of  toning  are  present  on  both  sides  of  this 
Gem,  the  color  is  more  pronounced  on  the  obverse  and  includes 
shades  of  copper-brown  and  teal.  The  coin  displays  minimal 
abrasions.  Population:  6  in  65,  5  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24M4, 
PCGS#  6481 


2306  1898-S  MS62  NGC.  This  well-detailed  MS62  example  displays 
just  a  touch  of  softness  in  the  area  of  the  right  (facing)  shield 
point.  The  lustrous  surfaces  exhibit  traces  of  light  blue  and  gold 
toning.  Census:  5  in  62,  22  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24M5,  PCGS# 
6482 

2307  1900-S  AU58  PCGS.  A  pleasing  near-Mint  example,  this  lightly 
circulated  coin  displays  wear  on  the  high  points.  Numerous  small 
freckles  of  color  appear  on  both  sides.  A  thin  horizontal  die  crack  is 
present  at  the  base  of  Liberty’s  neck.  Population:  11  in  58,  58  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  24MB,  PCGS#  6488 

2308  1902  MS61  ANACS.  This  piece  is  well-struck  and  exhibits  glossy 
lustrous  surfaces.  Areas  of  light  toning  appear,  primarily  at  the  outer 
edges.  The  coin  displays  very  few  surface  marks.  NGC  ID#  24MF, 
PCGS#  6492 


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2309  1903-0  MS64  PCGS.  This  is  a  much  more  difficult  date  to  locate 
than  the  original  mintage  of  2.1  million  coins  might  imply.  Like 
most  O-mint  Barber  half  dollars,  the  1903-0  was  a  workhorse 
issue  that  saw  extensive  circulation.  One  of  the  relatively  few 
Mint  State  coins  that  have  come  down  through  the  generations, 
this  Choice  quality  example  is  lightly  toned  in  golden-tan  shades. 
The  color  is  a  little  mottled  in  distribution,  a  feature  that  hardly 
affects  the  shimmering,  frosty  textured  sheen.  Well  preserved  with 
no  singularly  mentionable  distractions  and  an  otherwise  sharp 
strike  that  wanes  slightly  on  the  revere  over  the  eagles  right  wing. 
Population:  44  in  64  (2  in  64+),  12  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24MK, 
PCGS#  6496 

1903-0  Half  Dollar,  MS65 
Conditionally  Scarce 


2310  1903-0  MS65  PCGS.  The  1903-0  is  scarce  in  Mint  State  and 
rare  as  a  Gem  despite  a  mintage  of  more  than  2  million  pieces. 
Golden-brown  and  teal  colors  appear  on  large  portions  of  both 
sides  of  this  coin,  with  a  few  splashes  of  plum  also  present.  Pleasing 
satin  luster  adds  to  the  visual  appeal.  Population:  8  in  65  (1  in  65  + ), 
4  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24MK,  PCGS#  6496 

2311  1903-S  MS61  NGC.  Hints  of  color  appear  at  the  outer  edges  of 
this  piece  displaying  attractive  satin  luster.  This  representative 
from  an  elusive  issue  exhibits  an  attractive  strike  and  only  minor 
surface  marks.  NGC  ID#  24ML,  PCGS#  6497 

2312  1904-S  —  Tooled  —  PCGS  Genuine.  XF  Details.  The  1904-S  is 
conditionally  rarest  of  all  regular  issue  Barber  halves.  The  present 
moderately  circulated  cream-gray  example  looks  attractive  to  the 
unaided  eye  but  a  lens  reveals  myriad  fine  smoothing  lines  on  the 
portrait  and  fields.  NGC  ID#  24MP,  PCGS#  6500 

Gem  1906  Barber  Half 
Among  the  Finest  NGC-Certified  Examples 


2313  1906  MS65  NGC.  Straw-gold  and  ice-blue  tints  illuminate  this 
mildly  prooflike  Philadelphia  Gem,  providing  attractive  eye  appeal. 
Numerous  minuscule  freckles  of  color  are  present,  primarily  on 
the  obverse.  Although  a  number  of  tiny  abrasions  appear  on  the 
obverse,  none  are  worthy  of  individual  mention.  Census:  14  in  65, 
0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24MU,  PCGS#  6504 


Near-Gem  1906-0  Barber  Half 
Vibrant  Mint  Luster 


2314  1906-0  MS64  NGC.  The  1906-0  Barber  half  dollar  is  much 
more  difficult  to  locate  in  high  grade  than  its  mintage  of  nearly  2.5 
million  pieces  would  suggest.  Both  sides  of  this  near-Gem  display 
rich  satin  luster.  Chestnut-gold  and  cream-gray  colors  are  present. 
The  design  elements  display  a  pleasing  degree  of  detail  on  this 
lovely  representative.  Census:  10  in  64,  10  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
24MW,  PCGS#  6506 

2315  1908-0  MS64  PCGS  Secure.  Sharply  detailed  throughout  except 
for  the  typical  touch  of  softness  on  the  shield  point,  this  impressive 
Choice  example  displays  especially  vibrant  mint  luster  with  a  few 
hints  of  pale  jade  toning.  Population:  69  in  64,  66  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  24N6,  PCGS#  6514 


Well-Struck  Gem  1908-0  Half  Dollar 


2316  1908-0  MS65  NGC.  The  silver-gray  centers  of  this  piece  show 
glints  of  mauve  and  charcoal  around  the  obverse  stars,  and  the 
forward  neck  truncation  displays  a  bold  die  crack  connecting  it  to 
star  13.  This  piece  is  sharply  struck  even  on  the  right  shield  corner, 
and  no  mentionable  marks  appear.  Census:  40  in  65,  16  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  24N6,  PCGS#  6514 


Sharp  Near-Gem  1910-S  Half 


2317  1910-S  MS64  PCGS.  A  pale  rose  blush  covers  portions  of  this 
well-struck  near-Gem,  which  is  completely  detailed  even  on  the 
usually  weak  right  shield  corner;  minor  weakness  does  show  on  the 
lower-right  eagle’s  claw,  however.  The  remainder  of  the  surfaces  are 
silver-white,  and  the  eye  appeal  is  high-end.  Population:  17  in  64, 
25  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24NC,  PCGS#  6520 


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2318  1913  AU55  PCGS.  A  pleasing  Choice  AU  example  from  this 
Philadelphia  issue  noted  for  its  low  mintage  of  only  188,000 
business  strikes.  Toning,  in  shades  of  orange  and  brown,  appears 
at  the  outer  edges  of  both  sides  of  this  piece.  A  number  of  as-made 
strikethroughs  are  present  near  the  obverse  rim.  Population:  12  in 
55,  88  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24NK,  PCGS#  6527 

2319  1915-D  MS64  PCGS.  Golden-brown  and  dark  teal  patina  covers 
large  portions  of  this  near-Gem  with  attractive  satin  luster.  A  few 
small  areas  of  dark  violet  are  also  present.  PCGS  has  assigned 
higher  grades  to  only  61  examples  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24NS,  PCGS# 
6533 


PROOF  BARBER  HALF  DOLLARS 

1892  Barber  Half,  PR65  Cameo 
Brilliant  and  Strongly  Contrasted 


2320  1892  PR65  Cameo  NGC.  This  attractive  Gem  first-year  Barber 
half  should  fill  the  bill  nicely  for  some  forthright  bidder,  combining 
as  it  does  premium  appeal  with  untoned,  silver-white  surfaces  and 
good  field-device  contrast  that  is  recognized  at  NGC.  A  small 
patch  of  disturbed  mint  frost  on  Liberty’s  neck  is  apparently  all  that 
precludes  an  even  finer  grade,  as  the  surfaces  elsewhere  appear  to 
warrant  such.  Some  light  roller  marks  appear  on  the  cheek  only 
under  a  loupe  are  as  made,  and  the  typical  softness  is  seen  on  the 
right  upper  shield  corner  and  nearby  wing.  Census:  28  in  65  (1  in 
65  +  )  Cameo,  40  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Dallas  Signature  (Heritage,  10/2008),  lot  970.  PCGS#  86539 


Premium  Gem  Proof  1893  Barber  Half 
Strong  Cameo  Contrast 


2321  1893  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Only  792  proof  Barber  half 
dollars  were  struck  in  1893  and  few  survivors  display  the  intense 
field-device  contrast  of  this  delightful  Premium  Gem.  The  design 
elements  exhibit  sharp  definition  throughout  and  the  deeply 
mirrored  fields  show  minimal  signs  of  contact.  Delicate  champagne- 
gold  toning  adds  to  the  outstanding  visual  appeal.  Population:  20  in 
66  (3  in  66+)  Cameo,  3  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  86540 


1893  Barber  Half,  PR65+ 
Rare  Deep  Cameo  Specimen 


2322  1893  PR65+  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Ex:  Larry  Shapiro.  This  high- 
end  Gem  exhibits  razor-sharp  definition  on  all  design  elements  and 
the  frosty  devices  contrast  profoundly  with  the  deeply  mirrored 
fields.  Highlights  of  champagne-gold  and  cobalt-blue  toning  accent 
the  pristine  surfaces  and  eye  appeal  is  tremendous.  Population:  4  in 
65  (2  in  65  +  )  Deep  Cameo,  6  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  96540 

Fully  Struck  Gem  Proof 
1894  Half  Dollar 


2323  1894  PR65  NGC.  This  Gem  proof  1894  Barber  half  offers 
superlative  eye  appeal  and  would  likely  grade  even  higher,  were 
it  not  for  a  tiny  rim  nick  just  below  the  date.  The  surfaces  show 
excellent  contrast  along  with  a  full  strike,  seemingly  on  the  verge  of 
a  Cameo  designation  as  well.  A  nice  coin  for  the  grade,  silver-white 
with  just  a  hint  of  gold  patina.  Census:  41  in  65,  50  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  24NW,  PCGS#  6541 


Premium  Gem  Cameo  1894  Half  Dollar 


2324  1894  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  Gleaming  fields  and  lightly  frosted 
devices  provide  this  Premium  Gem  example  with  pleasing  eye 
appeal.  The  surfaces  reveal  gold  color  overall,  with  additional 
colors  appearing  near  the  outer  edges,  including  aquamarine, 
fuchsia,  orange,  and  violet.  A  few  minor  contact  marks  appear  on 
the  face.  Population:  17  in  66  (2  in  66+)  Cameo,  4  finer  (3/13). 
PCGS#  86541 


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Superb  Gem  Cameo  1895  Half  Dollar 
Important  Proof  Year 


2325  1895  PR67  Cameo  PCGS.  Due  to  its  famous  Morgan  dollar 
counterpart,  the  1895  half  is  highly  popular  with  collectors.  This  is 
an  extremely  pleasing  Superb  Gem  Cameo  proof,  with  appreciable 
contrast  evident  on  both  sides.  The  coin  is  well-preserved  and 
virtually  untoned.  Population:  6  in  67  (1  in  67  +  )  Cameo,  1  finer 
(3/13).  PCGS#  86542 

2326  1899  PR64  PCGS.  Reflective,  multicolored  surfaces  on  both 
sides  will  no  doubt  attract  many  people  to  this  near-Gem.  The 
colors  include  turquoise,  sea-green,  plum,  peach-gold,  orange, 
electric-blue,  and  fuchsia,  with  the  reverse  being  arguably  the  more 
eye-catching  side.  Population:  56  in  64  (1  in  64+),  32  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  24P3,  PCGS#  6546 

2327  1899  PR64  PCGS.  CAC.  The  devices  are  frosty,  especially  the 
portrait,  but  no  Cameo  designation  is  present  due  to  the  old  green 
label  holder.  Delicate  honey-gold  patina  visits  the  margins.  The 
strike  is  full  except  for  slight  blending  near  the  right  shield  corner. 

NGC  ID#  24P3 ,  PCGS#  6546 

1899  Barber  Half 

High-Contrast  PR66+  Deep  Cameo 


2328  1899  PR66+  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Just  a  glint  of  golden  patina 
appears,  nearly  subliminally,  on  this  deeply  contrasted,  high-end 
1899  Barber  half  proof.  Thick  mint  frost  contrasts  against  looking- 
glass  fields,  and  neither  side  reveals  any  mentionable  contact  marks. 
The  upper-right  shield  corner  shows  a  touch  of  strike  weakness. 
Population:  3  in  66  (1  in  66+)  Deep  Cameo,  3  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
96546 


Superb  Gem  Proof  1900  Half  Dollar 


2329  1900  PR67  NGC.  A  remarkable  Superb  Gem  proof,  this  1900 
Barber  half  dollar  exhibits  fully  mirrored  fields  around  lustrous 
devices  with  impressive  gold,  russet,  and  blue  toning.  Proofs  of  this 
date  are  elusive  in  high  grades  as  the  census  data  indicates.  Census: 
25  in  67,  8  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24P4,  PCGS#  6547 


2330  1900  PR63  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  This  Select  example  displays 
a  light  champagne  hue,  with  areas  of  darker  color  appearing  at 
portions  of  the  rims,  including  shades  of  orange  and  teal.  The  coin 
exhibits  a  sharp  strike,  adding  to  the  eye  appeal.  Population:  9  in  63 
Cameo,  48  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  86547 


Premium  Gem  Proof  1901  Half  Dollar 
First  Year  at  the  Third  Mint 


2331  1901  PR66  PCGS.  A  nominal  mintage  of  813  proof  Barber  halves 
was  produced  in  1901  before  the  Mint  switched  to  an  all-brilliant 
finish  for  its  proof  coins.  Areas  of  translucent  patina  appear  on 
portions  of  the  periphery  on  the  obverse  of  this  Premium  Gem. 
Population:  27  in  66  (2  in  66+),  12  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24P5, 
PCGS#  6548 


2332  1902  PR64  PCGS.  CAC.  Light  green-gold  peripheral  elements 
enhance  the  chromelike  reflectivity  of  this  20th  century  Barber 
proof  from  the  dawn  of  the  brilliant  era.  Modestly  hairlined  but 
attractive. 

Ex:  Saint  Charles  Signature  (Heritage,  10/2009),  lot  743.  NGC  ID# 
24P6,  PCGS#  6549 


Patinated  PR66  1902  Half  Dollar 


2333  1902  PR66  PCGS.  Dramatic  plum-mauve,  peach-gold,  and  forest- 
green  consume  this  well  struck  and  undisturbed  Premium  Gem. 
The  reverse  is  die  doubled,  evident  on  the  branch  stem  and  the 
leaves  above  the  H  in  HALF.  Housed  in  a  first  generation  holder.  A 
stingy  777  proofs  were  issued.  NGC  ID#  24P6,  PCGS#  6549 

2334  1903  PR64  PCGS.  Deep  navy-blue,  golden-brown,  and  fire-red 
patina  invigorates  this  needle-sharp  and  nicely  mirrored  near-Gem. 
A  few  delicate  hairlines  on  Liberty’s  jaw  and  neck  correspond  to  the 
grade.  NGC  ID#  24P7,  PCGS#  6550 


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2337  1908  PR65  NGC.  From  a  tiny  mintage  of  545  pieces,  the  1908 
proof  Barber  half  dollar  is  very  scarce  in  Gem  condition.  The 
present  coin  is  patinated  in  iridescent  shades  of  pale  green  and 
light  pink,  with  deeply  reflective  fields  underneath  the  toning. 
The  strike  is  sharp  in  most  areas,  with  some  characteristic  lack  of 
detail  at  the  juncture  of  the  shield  and  eagle’s  wing  on  the  reverse. 
Census:  25  in  65,  42  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24PC,  PCGS#  6555 


1904  Barber  Half  Dollar 
Conditionally  Rare  Gem  Proof 


1908  Barber  Half,  Bright- White  PR67 


Gem  Proof  1909  Half  Dollar 
Rare  Cameo  Specimen 


2336  1905  PR66+  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Hues  of  blue,  green,  orange, 
and  russet  appear  on  both  sides  of  this  high-end  Premium  Gem 
Cameo,  with  the  toning  completely  engulfing  the  reverse.  The  coin 
exhibits  a  sharp  strike  and  the  surfaces  display  a  pleasing  amount  of 
reflectivity.  Population:  3  in  66  (1  in  66+)  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13). 
PCGS#  86552 


2341  1910  PR63  PCGS.  CAC.  Both  the  eagle  and  portrait  display 
consistent  moderate  frost  though  no  Cameo  designation  is  noted, 
perhaps  due  to  slightly  diminished  field  reflectivity.  The  strike  is 
full  and  only  a  hint  of  gold  toning  is  present,  along  with  a  few  tiny 
gray  obverse  flecks.  NGC  ID#  24PE,  PCGS#  6557 


2335  1904  PR65  PCGS.  This  brilliant-era  proof  issue  of  670  pieces  is 
available  through  Choice,  but  Gem  and  finer  examples  are  elusive. 
The  elegant  and  pleasingly  preserved  survivor  offered  here  has  rich 
gold-orange  toning  with  sea-green  and  blue  peripheral  accents  over 
strongly  mirrored  surfaces.  Great  eye  appeal.  Population:  27  in  65, 
23  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24P8,  PCGS#  6551 


1905  Half  Dollar,  PR66+  Cameo 
Rare  Contrasted  Proof 


2338  1908  PR67  NGC.  Sharply  struck  with  reflective,  non-frosty 
devices  and  brightly  mirrored  fields.  Both  sides  present  a  blazing- 
white  appearance  without  a  hint  of  toning.  For  pedigree  purposes, 
a  squiggly  lintmark  is  seen  below  Liberty’s  chin  that  resembles  a 
whisker.  Only  545  proof  half  dollars  were  minted  during  the  year, 
one  of  the  lowest  production  figures  in  the  series  prior  to  1914. 
Census:  13  in  67  (1  in  67+)  Cameo,  3  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  9/2006) ,  lot  2027 .  NGC  ID# 
24PC,  PCGS#  6555 

2339  1909  PR64  Cameo  PCGS.  Despite  an  attractive  patina  of  light 
champagne-gold  hues,  the  unusually  frosty  design  elements  contrast 
noticeably  with  the  mirrored  fields  to  produce  a  nice  cameo  effect. 
Population:  15  in  64  (1  in  64+)  Cameo,  34  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
86556 


1908  Barber  Half  Dollar 
Elusive  Gem  Proof 


2340  1909  PR65  Cameo  PCGS.  A  lovely  example  with  tremendous 
visual  appeal,  this  Gem  displays  appreciable  contrast  between  the 
deeply  mirrored  fields  and  the  frosty  devices.  A  small  spot  appears 
in  the  right  obverse  field  near  Liberty’s  nose.  Population:  9  in  65 
Cameo,  25  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  86556 


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2345  1911  PR64  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Mottled  shades  of  champagne- 
gold  and  cerulean-blue  toning  blanket  the  reflective  surfaces  of  this 
impressive  Choice  example.  The  frosty  design  elements  provide 
distinct  cameo  contrast.  Population:  22  in  64  Cameo,  36  finer 
(3/13).  PCGS#  86558 


1910  Barber  Half 
Iridescent>Toned  Gem  Proof 


2342  1910  PR65  PCGS.  The  business  strike  1910  Barber  half  dollars 
are  elusive,  and  many  collectors  choose  a  proof  instead.  This  issue 
has  the  fifth-lowest  business  strike  mintage  and  the  fifth-lowest 
proof  mintage.  The  obverse  of  this  Gem  proof  has  gold  and  blue 
toning  with  splashes  of  silver- white  still  visible,  and  the  reverse  has 
intense  lemon-yellow  and  iridescent  toning.  Population:  15  in  65, 
22  finer  (1/13).  NGC  ID#  24PE,  PCGS#  6557 


Golden-Toned  1910  Half  Dollar 
PR66  Cameo 


2343  1910  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  This  Premium  Gem  proof  offers 
consistent  golden  color  throughout  both  sides,  complementing 
deep  field-device  contrast  that,  on  the  reverse  at  least,  approaches 
Deep  Cameo.  The  circulation  strike  Barber  halves  saw  a  mintage 
of  only  418,000  coins,  along  with  551  proofs.  Population:  8  in  66 
Cameo,  4  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  86557 


1911  Half  Dollar,  PR65 
Low  Mintage  Proof  Issue 


2344  1911  PR65  PCGS.  This  Gem  hails  from  a  low  proof  mintage  of 
only  543  pieces,  third  lowest  of  the  series.  Rich  forest-green,  cobalt- 
blue,  and  tobacco-brown  toning  enriches  this  well-struck  Choice 
proof.  One  spot  appears  beneath  the  A  in  STATES.  Population:  29 
in  65,  23  finer  (1/13).  NGC  ID#  24PF,  PCGS#  6558 


Lightly  Toned  Premium  Gem  Cameo  Proof  1911  Half 


2346  1911  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  An  attractive  golden  patina  covers 
large  portions  of  this  Premium  Gem,  with  splashes  of  russet  and  a 
few  small  areas  of  blue  present.  The  piece  displays  a  sharp  strike. 
The  obvious  contrast  and  the  flashiness  of  the  reverse  in  particular 
add  to  the  eye  appeal.  Population:  15  in  66  (2  in  66+)  Cameo,  5 
finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  86558 


Eliasberg’s  1912  Half  Dollar,  PR66 


2347  1912  PR66  NGC.  Magnificently  mirrored  fields  and  moderately 
frosted  motifs  combine  for  blatant  eye  appeal.  Light  gold  patina  visits 
the  obverse  while  the  reverse  has  a  vertical  streak  of  forest-green 
and  russet  along  with  peripheral  shades  of  peach-gold.  Formerly 
part  of  the  most  famous  collection  in  American  numismatics. 

Ex:  Louis  E.  Eliasberg,  Sr.  Collection  (Bowers  and  M erena,  411997), 
lot  2126.  NGC  ID#  24PG,  PCGS#  6559 


1912  Barber  Half,  PR67 
Only  One  Finer  PCGS -Graded  Example 


2348  1912  PR67  PCGS.  CAC.  Bold  field  reflectivity,  particularly 
on  the  reverse,  provides  this  example  with  a  lovely  appearance. 
A  degree  of  contrast  is  evident  on  the  reverse  as  well.  Subtle 
intermingled  shades  of  yellow,  gold,  orange,  apricot,  peach,  red,  and 
green  are  present.  Population:  7  in  67,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
24PG,  PCGS#  6559 


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Gem  Proof  1913  Half  Dollar 
Wonderful  Eye  Appeal 


2349  1913  PR65  PCGS.  Proof  examples  of  the  1913,  1914,  and  1915 
Barber  half  dollars  are  always  in  demand  due  to  the  rarity  of 
business  strikes.  The  1913  Barber  half  production  consisted  of  only 
188,000  business  strikes  and  627  proofs.  This  beautifully  preserved, 
brilliant  Gem  displays  a  hint  of  contrast  between  the  fields  and 
devices.  Population:  28  in  65  (1  in  65  + ),  29  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
24PH,  PCGS#  6560 

Last- Year  1915  Half  Dollar 
Iridescent  Gem  Proof 


2350  1915  PR65  PCGS.  CAC.  Ex:  Teich  Family  Collection.  Iridescent 
toning  appears  throughout  both  sides,  the  obverse  largely  pink-gold 
with  pale  ice-blue,  the  reverse  similarly  colored  but  adding  jade, 
saffron,  and  sunset-orange  to  the  blend.  Only  450  examples  were 
struck  of  this  last-year  proof  issue.  Population:  13  in  65  (1  in  65  +  ), 
20  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24PK,  PCGS#  6562 


EARLY  DOLLARS 


1795  Flowing  Hair  Silver  Dollar 
VG10,  B-5,  BB-27 


2351  1795  Flowing  Hair,  Three  Leaves  VG10  PCGS.  B-5,  BB-27, 

R.l.  Iridescent  sky-blue  and  peach-gold  alternate  across  this  evenly 
circulated  early  silver  dollar.  Minor  marks  are  distributed  but  are 
fewer  than  expected  for  the  grade.  The  introductory  Flowing  Hair 
type  was  coined  only  in  1794  and  1795,  with  the  prior  date  a 
famous  rarity.  NGC  ID#  24WZ,  PCGS#  6852 


1795  B-5,  BB-27  Dollar,  VG10 
Three  Leaves  Reverse 


2352  1795  Flowing  Hair,  Three  Leaves  VG10  PCGS.  B-5,  BB-27, 

R.l.  This  plentiful  variety  is  typically  identified  by  the  raised 
diagonal  bar  in  the  upper  left  obverse  field,  although  that  feature 
is  nearly  invisible  on  this  specimen.  Die  State  VII  (terminal)  of 
the  new  Bowers  Early  Dollar  Encyclopedia,  released  earlier  this  year, 
states  that  the  obverse  die  is  reground  and  the  bar  is  nearly  gone. 
There  is  also  no  trace  of  the  crack  from  the  left  stem  end  to  the 
rim,  as  described  for  the  earliest  die  state  of  this  variety,  certainly 
a  conundrum.  This  piece  combines  sky-blue  and  olive-gold  toning 
with  light  tan  devices.  Both  sides  have  scattered  marks  as  expected 
for  the  grade.  NGC  ID#  24WZ,  PCGS#  6852 

Fine  1795  Flowing  Hair  Dollar 
B-5,  BB-27,  Three  Leaves 


2353  1795  Flowing  Hair,  Three  Leaves  Fine  12  NGC.  B-5,  BB-27, 

R.l.  The  obverse  is  attractively  toned  medium  autumn-brown.  The 
reverse  displays  dual  shades  of  sea-green  and  caramel-gold.  Several 
tiny  marks  are  on  the  right  (facing)  wing,  a  thin  mark  is  between 
star  4  and  the  portrait,  and  the  field  near  the  profile  has  a  number 
of  unobtrusive  abrasions  that  affect  the  shape  of  the  nose.  NGC 
ID#  24WZ,  PCGS#  6852 

Very  Fine  B-5,  BB-27,  Three  Leaves 
1795  Flowing  Hair  Dollar 


2354  1795  Flowing  Hair,  Three  Leaves  VF20  NGC.  B-5,  BB-27,  R.l. 

Dusky  tan-gray  and  powder-blue  shades  encompass  this  Very  Fine 
Flowing  Hair  type  coin.  The  die  line  behind  the  highest  neck  curl 
identifies  Bolender-5  and  is  a  familiar  diagnostic  for  early  dollar 
specialists.  One  small  flan  flaw  beneath  the  right  (facing)  wing. 
The  reverse  periphery  displays  faint  adjustment  marks,  as  coined. 
NGC  ID#  24WZ,  PCGS#  6852 


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2355  1795  Flowing  Hair,  Three  Leaves  —  Reverse  Scratched  — 
NGC  Details.  VF.  B-5,  BB-27,  R.l.  A  cluster  of  pinscratches  are 
noted  between  1:30  and  2:30  on  the  reverse.  The  obverse  has  a  dull 
abrasion  near  star  13.  Nonetheless,  this  steel-gray  and  chestnut- 
gold  Flowing  Hair  dollar  will  appeal  to  many  early  type  collectors. 
NGC  ID#  24WZ,  PCGS#  6852 

2356  1795  Flowing  Hair,  Three  Leaves  —  Improperly  Cleaned  — 
NGC  Details.  VF.  B-6,  BB-25,  R.3.  The  mildly  cloudy  surfaces 
are  retoned  medium  brown  and  powder-blue.  A  nicely  detailed 
and  unmarked  early  silver  type  coin.  A  retained  lamination  (as 
made)  is  noted  near  the  Y  in  LIBERTY.  NGC  ID#  24WZ,  PCGS# 
6852 

2357  1795  Flowing  Hair,  Three  Leaves  —  Graffiti  —  PCGS  Genuine. 
VF.  B-5,  BB-27,  R.l.  Cream-gray  centers  are  framed  by  deeper 
gunmetal  shades  near  the  rims.  A  hairlined  early  silver  type  coin. 
MRANAL  is  ornately  pinscratched  on  the  left  obverse  field  and 
RAN  is  pinscratched  in  smaller  letters  on  the  right  obverse  field. 
NGC  ID#  24WZ,  PCGS#  6852 


Fine  1795  Flowing  Hair  Dollar 
B-2,  BB-20,  Two  Leaves 


2358  1795  Flowing  Hair,  Two  Leaves  Fine  12  NGC.  B-2,  BB-20, 
R.3.  An  ice-blue  and  chestnut-gold  example  with  even  wear  and 
only  one  remotely  mentionable  mark,  a  small  obverse  rim  nick 
at  8  o’clock.  A  small  strike-through,  as  made,  is  above  the  eagle’s 
left  (facing)  claw.  Lightly  hairlined,  as  usual  for  the  type  and  grade. 
An  affordable  yet  desirable  type  representative.  NGC  ID#  24 WZ, 
PCGS#  6853 


2359  1795  Flowing  Hair,  Two  Leaves  —  Repaired,  Artificially  Toned 
—  AN  ACS.  Fine  12  Details.  B-l,  BB-21,  R.2.  The  obverse  rim 
shows  signs  of  smoothing  and  tooling  between  1 1  and  4  o’clock, 
most  apparent  near  a  small  rim  ding  at  3  o’clock.  The  mildly  glossy 
surfaces  are  patinated  in  rich  mahogany-brown  and  gunmetal-blue 
shades.  NGC  ID#  24WZ,  PCGS#  6853 

2360  1795  Draped  Bust,  Centered  —  Damage  —  PCGS  Genuine. 
VF  Details.  B-15,  BB-52,  R.2.  Bowers-Borckardt  Die  State  IV.  A 
well  defined  stone-gray  example  of  the  first-year  Bust  dollar,  but  a 
number  of  roundish  digs  are  noted  on  both  sides,  moreso  on  the 
reverse.  The  letter  R  is  lightly  pinscratched  on  the  reverse  exergue. 
NGC  ID#  24X2,  PCGS#  6858 


XF  Sharpness  B-15,  BB-52 
1795  Centered  Draped  Bust  Dollar 


2361  1795  Draped  Bust,  Centered  —  Cleaning  —  Genuine  PCGS. 
XF  Details.  B-15,  BB-52,  R.2.  Bowers-Borckardt  Die  State  VI. 
This  stone-white  early  Draped  Bust  dollar  is  moderately  hairlined 
and  subdued  but  retains  substantial  design  definition.  Two  thin 
marks  are  on  the  right  obverse  field  and  an  inconspicuous  scratch  is 
on  the  reverse  border  near  3  o’clock.  NGC  ID#  24X2,  PCGS#  6858 


XF  1795  Dollar,  B-15,  BB-52 
Centered  Draped  Bust 


2362  1795  Draped  Bust,  Centered  XF40  NGC.  B-15,  BB-52,  R.2. 

Bowers-Borckardt  Die  State  V.  Deep  golden-gray  toning  embraces 
this  attractively  detailed  first-year  Draped  Bust  dollar.  Partial 
plumage  is  visible  on  the  eagle’s  breast,  and  the  triangular  die 
break  within  the  hair  is  clear.  The  reverse  margin  displays  faint 
adjustment  marks,  as  coined,  and  the  reverse  rim  has  a  small  ding  at 
4:30.  NGC  ID#  24X2,  PCGS#  6858 


Choice  Fine  B-14,  BB-51 
1795  Off  Center  Bust  Dollar 


2363  1795  Draped  Bust,  Off  Center  Fine  15  PCGS.  B-14,  BB-51, 
R.2.  Bowers-Borckardt  Die  State  I.  This  introductory  year  Bust 
dollar  is  stone-gray  aside  from  hints  of  golden-brown  and  sea-green 
at  the  obverse  margin.  Though  faintly  hairlined,  both  sides  are 
refreshingly  unabraded  except  for  a  pair  of  small  digs  near  the  base 
of  the  Liberty’s  bust.  PCGS#  96858 


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VF  Details  B-14,  BB-51  1795  Dollar 
Uncentered  Draped  Bust 


2364  1795  Draped  Bust,  Off  Center  —  Graffiti  —  PCGS  Genuine. 
VF  Details.  B-14,  BB-51,  R.2.  Faint  pinscratches  on  the  upper 
reverse  field  between  STATES  and  OF  corresponds  to  the  PCGS 
designation.  The  fields  are  deep  gunmetal-gray  and  the  high  points 
are  cream-white.  Ample  plumage  and  hair  detail  is  present.  Lightly 
abraded  except  for  the  aforementioned  graffiti  and  a  mark  midway 
between  the  chin  and  star  13.  PCGS#  96858 


2365  1796  Small  Date,  Large  Letters  Good  6  NGC.  B-4,  BB-61,  R.3. 

Bowers-Borckardt  Die  State  II.  The  gunmetal-gray  surfaces  display 
subtle  rose-red  and  sky-blue  tints  when  rotated  beneath  a  light. 
Though  this  Small  Eagle  dollar  performed  its  duty  in  commerce,  all 
legends  are  bold  except  for  LIBERTY,  which  is  fully  readable.  No 
marks  are  of  any  significance.  PCGS#  6860 


Patinated  B-4,  BB-61,  1796  Silver  Dollar,  VF30 
Small  Date,  Large  Letters 


2366  1796  Small  Date,  Large  Letters  VF30  PCGS.  CAC.  B-4, 
BB-61,  R.3.  Bowers -Borckardt  Die  State  II.  Dark  steel-gray  toning 
embraces  this  midgrade  Small  Eagle  dollar.  A  few  tiny  edge  flaws 
(as  made)  are  distributed,  but  there  are  no  consequential  marks. 
Liberty’s  curls  and  the  eagle’s  wings  display  some  inner  detail. 
Bolender-4  is  the  only  collectible  Small  Date,  Large  Letters  die 
variety,  since  its  B-6  alternative  is  Rarity-8.  PCGS#  6860 


Very  Fine  10x6  Stars,  Large  Letters 
1797  Dollar,  B-3,  BB-71 


2367  1797  10x6  Stars,  Large  Letters  VF20  PCGS.  B-3,  BB-71, 
R.2.  Bowers-Borckardt  Die  State  III.  Each  of  the  three  1797  die 
varieties  receives  a  separate  Guide  Book  listing,  due  to  differing  star 
arrangements  and  reverse  letter  sizes.  This  representative  features 
deep  steel-gray  toning  and  pleasing  definition  on  Liberty’s  curls. 
Smooth  aside  from  a  slight  obverse  ding  at  10:30  and  a  hair- thin 
line  through  the  second  S  in  STATES.  NGC  ID#  24X4,  PCGS# 
6865 


XF  Details  1797  Dollar,  B-l,  BB-73 
Large  Letters,  9x7  Stars 


2368  1797  9x7  Stars,  Large  Letters  —  Obverse  Graffiti  —  NGC 
Details.  XF.  B-l,  BB-73,  R.3.  Bowers-Borckardt  Die  State  II. 
Dusky  lavender-gray  toning  encompasses  this  nicely  detailed  early 
dollar.  Close  evaluation  beneath  a  loupe  reveals  a  name  (possibly 
Peter  Boll)  pinscratched  in  the  right  obverse  field.  However,  the 
reverse  is  surprisingly  free  from  contact.  NGC  ID#  24X4,  PCGS# 
6863 

Choice  XF  1797  Dollar,  B-l,  BB-73 
9x7  Stars,  Large  Letters  Reverse 


2369  1797  9x7  Stars,  Large  Letters  XF45  NGC.  B-l,  BB-73,  R.3. 

Bowers-Borckardt  Die  State  I.  Substantial  luster  bathes  the  devices 
and  legends  of  this  gunmetal-gray  and  tan-gold  silver  dollar. 
Minimally  abraded  and  evenly  struck.  The  central  reverse  has  a 
trace  of  granularity.  Exceptional  quality  for  the  XF45  grade.  Expect 
a  premium  bid  to  be  required  to  secure  this  lot.  NGC  ID#  24X4, 
PCGS#  6863 


2370  1798  Large  Eagle,  Pointed  9  —  Scratch  —  PCGS  Genuine. 
VF.  B-14,  BB-122,  R.3.  Bowers-Borckardt  Die  State  V.  The 
PCGS  notation  is  confirmed  by  a  slender  diagonal  scratch  on  the 
shield.  This  mildly  glossy  early  silver  dollar  exhibits  cream-gray  and 
chestnut-gold  toning.  NGC  ID#  24X6,  PCGS#  6873 

XF45  Large  Eagle  1798  Silver  Dollar 
Pointed  9,  B-25,  BB-123 


2371  1798  Large  Eagle,  Pointed  9  XF45  PCGS.  B-25,  BB-123,  R.4. 

Bowers-Borckardt  Die  State  II.  Dusky  copper-gold  toning  envelops 
this  minimally  abraded  Choice  XF  example.  The  cheek  and 
shoulder  has  moderate  wear,  as  does  the  eagle’s  breast,  but  much 
design  definition  is  present  to  harbor  traces  of  luster. 

Ex:  Los  Angeles  Signature  (Heritage,  8/2009) ,  lot  1754,  which  realized 
$4,025.  NGC  ID#  24X6,  PCGS#  6873 


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2374  1798  Large  Eagle,  Pointed  9,  10  Arrows  VF25  NGC.  B-13, 
BB-108,  R.2.  Bowers-Borckardt  Die  State  II.  Dusky  cream-gray 
and  tan-gold  toning  embraces  this  lightly  abraded  Heraldic  Eagle 
dollar.  The  wings  and  curls  show  design  definition  despite  35  points 
of  wear.  A  problem-free  example  of  a  popular  and  scarce  early  type. 

PCGS#  6876 


AU  Large  Eagle  1798  Dollar 
B-8,  BB-125,  Early  Die  State 


2372  1798  Large  Eagle,  Pointed  9  AU50  NGC.  B-8,  BB-125,  R.2. 

Bowers-Borckardt  Die  State  I-II.  Deep  cobalt-blue  and  golden- 
brown  toning  dominates  the  obverse  margin,  though  the  remainder 
of  the  coin  is  brilliant.  Luster  brightens  the  devices  and  legends. 
Evenly  struck  and  well  defined  with  a  hint  of  granularity  on  the 
upper  left  reverse.  An  early  die  state  without  the  heavy  crack 
through  the  C  in  AMERICA  seen  on  many  examples.  NGC  ID# 
24X6,  PCGS#  6873 


Heraldic  Eagle  AU53  1798  Dollar 
Pointed  9,  B-27,  BB-113 


2373  1798  Large  Eagle,  Pointed  9  AU53  ANACS.  B-27,  BB-113, 
R.2.  Bowers-Borckardt  Die  State  III.  Medium  tan-gold  toning 
cannot  deny  the  satiny  luster,  which  traverses  the  stars,  hair,  clouds, 
legends,  and  plumage.  Close  inspection  with  a  loupe  locates  a 
couple  of  minor,  thin  marks  beneath  Liberty’s  eye  and  above  the 
hair  ribbons,  but  abrasions  are  fewer  overall  than  expected  for  a 
briefly  circulated  large  silver  coin. 

Ex:  National  Money  Signature  (Heritage,  3/2007) ,  lot  879.  NGC  ID# 
24X6,  PCGS#  6873 


Bold  AU  Details  1798  Dollar 
Better  B-21,  BB-107  Variety 
10  Arrows,  Large  Eagle 


2375  1798  Large  Eagle,  Pointed  9,  10  Arrows  —  Whizzed  —  NGC 
Details.  AU.  B-21,  BB-107,  R.5.  The  die  lump  above  the  9  in  the 
date  helps  attribute  this  better  Bolender  variety.  Uncommonly  well 
defined  for  the  type,  particularly  on  Liberty’s  curls  and  the  eagle’s 
wings.  Both  sides  are  faintly  hairlined  and  minutely  granular  but 
the  whizzing  is  subtle  rather  than  offensive.  PCGS#  6876 


Colorful  AU53  1798  Heraldic  Eagle  Dollar 
10  Arrows,  Knob  9,  B-6,  BB-96 


2376  1798  Large  Eagle,  Knob  9,  5  Stripes,  10  Arrows  AU53  NGC. 
B-6,  BB-96,  R.3.  Bowers-Borckardt  Die  State  IV.  Vibrant  orange- 
gold,  powder-blue,  and  lime-green  toning  alternates  across  this 
sharply  defined  Heraldic  Eagle  dollar.  Refreshingly  unabraded  aside 
from  a  couple  of  minor  thin  lines  on  the  field  near  the  chin.  Luster 
is  prevalent  throughout  design  elements.  PCGS#  6876 


Unmarked  VF30  1798  Dollar 
Heraldic  Eagle,  B-23,  BB-1 05 


2377  1798  Large  Eagle,  Wide  Date,  Pointed  9  VF30  PCGS.  B-23, 
BB-105,  R.3.  Bowers-Borckardt  Die  State  III.  Toned  deep  brown 
overall  with  lighter  stone-gray  on  the  high  points.  Though  Liberty’s 
cheek  and  shoulder  exhibit  wear,  all  of  E  PLURIBUS  UNUM  is 
bold,  and  the  eagle’s  wings  display  exemplary  detail.  No  marks  are 
remotely  consequential.  A  quality  collector  coin  of  the  variety. 

PCGS#  6877 


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Choice  XF  1798  Heraldic  Eagle  Dollar 
Pointed  9,  Wide  Date,  B-23,  BB-1 05 


2378  1798  Large  Eagle,  Wide  Date,  Pointed  9  XF45  AN  ACS.  B-23, 
BB-105,  R.3.  Deep  forest-green  and  gunmetal-gray  toning 
blankets  this  well  defined  Heraldic  Eagle  dollar.  Luster  emerges 
from  the  wings,  legends,  and  curls.  Consequential  marks  are  limited 
to  a  V-shaped  line  near  the  bust  tip  and  a  diagonal  line  on  the 
upper  left  portion  of  the  shield.  Certified  in  an  ANA  cache  holder. 
PCGS#  6877 


Scarce  Choice  VF  1799/8  Dollar 
15  Stars  Reverse,  B-3,  BB-141 


2379  1799/8  15  Stars  Reverse  VF35  ANACS.  B-3,  BB-141,  R.3. 

Bowers -Borckardt  Die  State  IV.  The  popular  Guide  Book  variety 
that  combines  an  overdated  obverse  with  the  mint-blundered 
15  Stars  reverse.  The  left  and  right  clouds  are  oversized  from  an 
engraver  attempt  to  conceal  the  two  errant  extra  stars.  However, 
points  from  those  stars  are  nonetheless  visible.  This  is  a  mildly 
bright  example  with  mottled  powder-blue  and  chestnut-gold 
toning.  The  obverse  displays  light  vertical  hairlines  and  a  thin  mark 
above  the  ribbon.  NGC  ID#  24X8,  PCGS#  6883 


2380  1799  7x6  Stars  VG10  PCGS.  B-21,  BB-169,  R.3.  Bowers- 
Borckardt  Die  State  IV.  The  borders  are  beautifully  toned  golden- 
brown,  apple-green,  and  powder-blue.  The  peripheral  legends  are 
clear  though  the  central  reverse  is  worn.  Lightly  hairlined  but  free 
from  noticeable  marks.  NGC  ID#  24X7,  PCGS#  6878 

2381  1799  7x6  Stars  —  Edge  Repaired  —  NGC  Details.  VF.  B-5, 
BB-157,  R.2.  Bowers-Borckardt  Die  State  IV.  The  obverse  rim 
is  repaired  between  6  o’clock  and  7:30.  The  reverse  rim  is  tooled 
between  5  and  6  o’clock.  Moderately  granular  near  the  STA  in 
STATES.  1875  is  lightly  pinscratched  into  the  reverse  field  beneath 
each  wing.  The  fields  appear  cloudy  from  cleaning.  The  nicely 
detailed  surfaces  exhibit  sky-blue  and  stone-gray  toning.  NGC  ID# 
24X7,  PCGS#  6878 


1799  B-21,  BB-169  Dollar,  XF45 
Die  State  IV 


2382  1799  7x6  Stars  XF45  PCGS.  B-21,  BB-169,  R.3.  Bowers- 
Borckardt  Die  State  IV,  but  an  early/transitional  version  in  which 
the  vertical  die  crack  through  the  7  in  the  date  is  present  but  does 
not  reach  to  the  truncation  of  the  bust  above.  Rich  blue  and  violet- 
gold  surfaces  remain  glossy  on  this  lightly  worn  and  minimally 
abraded  Choice  XF  example.  Great  all-around  visual  appeal.  NGC 
ID#  24X7,  PCGS#  6878 


1799  B-9,  BB-1 66  Dollar,  XF45 
Late  Die  State 


2383  1799  7x6  Stars  XF45  NGC.  B-9,  BB-1 66,  R.l.  Faint  die  cracks 
are  evident  in  the  right  obverse  field  and  fine  die  flaws  are  noted 
at  the  final  S  in  STATES  on  this  example.  An  additional  crack 
of  die  flow  line  joins  the  left  top  of  that  S  on  this  late  die  state 
example.  Both  sides  of  this  Choice  XF  dollar  have  olive-gold  patina 
at  the  center,  within  a  frame  of  deep  steel  toning.  NGC  ID#  24X7, 
PCGS#  6878 


Dove-Gray  AU55  1799  Dollar 
7x6  Stars,  B-5,  BB-157 


2384  1799  7x6  Stars  AU55  NGC.  B-5,  BB-157,  R.2.  Bowers- 
Borckardt  Die  State  IV.  Dusky  dove-gray  toning  embraces  this 
satiny  Draped  Bust  dollar.  Wear  is  limited  to  high  points  such 
as  the  eagle’s  breast  feathers.  The  reverse  is  refreshingly  void  of 
contact,  and  though  the  obverse  displays  faint  marks  near  the 
profile,  none  deny  the  eye  appeal. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  24X7,  PCGS# 
6878 


2385  1800  —  Cleaning  —  PCGS  Genuine.  VF  Details.  B-16,  BB-187, 
R.2.  Bowers-Borckardt  Die  State  III.  Though  inoffensively  cleaned, 
this  early  silver  dollar  retains  considerable  appeal.  The  almond- 
gold  surfaces  are  lightly  abraded  for  the  VF  level  and  all  letters  in 
E  PLURIBUS  UNUM  are  at  least  partly  present.  NGC  ID#  24X9, 
PCGS#  6887 


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2387  1800  AMERICAI  —  Repaired  —  NGC  Details.  VR  B-ll, 
BB-191,  R.5.  The  obverse  field  above  the  ribbon  appears  carefully 
smoothed.  B- 1 1  is  much  rarer  than  B-19,  the  other  die  marriage 
featuring  an  AMERICAI  reverse.  A  chestnut-gold  and  cream- 
gray  silver  dollar  with  bold  legends  and  pleasing  design  definition. 
PCGS#  6892 


Smooth  AU  1800  Silver  Dollar 
Elusive  B-5,  BB-189  Variety 


2386  1800  AU50  NGC.  B-5,  BB-189,  R.5.  Bowers-Borckardt  Die 
State  II.  A  better  Bolender  variety  attributable  by  a  die  lump  above 
the  left  foot  of  the  R  in  LIBERTY.  Surprisingly  unabraded  and 
richly  detailed.  Ample  luster  shimmers  beneath  rich  chestnut-gold 
and  powder-blue  patina.  BB-189  Census:  1  in  50,  5  finer  (2/13). 
From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  24X9,  PCGS# 
6887 


B-19,  BB-192  AU  1800  Dollar 
AMERICAI  Reverse 


2388  1800  AMERICAI  AU50  PCGS.  B-19,  BB-192,  R.2.  Bowers- 
Borckardt  Die  State  I.  The  rare  early  die  state  without  clash  marks 
above  the  date.  Light  to  medium  apricot-gold  and  stone-gray 
toning  enriches  this  early  dollar.  Faintly  hairlined  but  without  any 
mentionable  marks.  Luster  illuminates  the  letters  and  devices.  A 
popular  Guide  Book  variety.  Population:  9  in  50,  12  finer  (3/13). 
PCGS#  6892 


AU53  Dotted  Date  1800  Dollar,  B-14,  BB-194 
Scarce  Quide  Book  Variety 


2389  1800  Dotted  Date  AU53  NGC.  B-14,  BB-194,  R.3.  Bowers- 
Borckardt  Die  State  III.  The  Dotted  Date  variety  is  undesignated 
on  the  insert.  The  present  sharply  defined  example  displays 
deep  lime-green  and  cream-gray  toning.  Luster  brightens  design 
elements  and  is  especially  plentiful  on  the  reverse.  Marks  are  absent 
save  for  a  small  obverse  rim  nick  at  12:30.  A  scarce  and  distinctive 
Guide  Book  variety.  PCGS#  6889 


Toned  Choice  VF  1801  Dollar 
Scarce  B-4,  BB-214  Variety 


2390  1801  VF35  NGC.  B-4,  BB-214,  R.4.  Bowers-Borckardt  Die 
State  III.  A  scarce  Bolender  variety  distinguished  by  a  spur  from  the 
D  in  UNITED.  This  midgrade  representative  displays  hints  of  luster 
despite  rich  golden-brown,  forest-green,  and  steel-gray  toning. 
Smooth  save  for  moderate  marks  on  the  field  near  the  profile. 
NGC  ID#  24XA,  PCGS#  6893 


AU  1801  Silver  Dollar,  B-l,  BB-211 


2391  1801  AU50  PCGS.  B-l,  BB-211,  R.3.  Bowers-Borckardt  Die 
State  IV.  Richly  patinated  in  lilac,  slate-gray,  blue-green,  and 
orange-gold  shades.  Luster  shimmers  from  the  curls,  wings,  and 
borders  of  this  richly  defined  Heraldic  Eagle  dollar.  The  obverse 
appears  unabraded  and  the  reverse  exhibits  only  distributed  minute 
contact.  Population:  32  in  50,  47  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24XA, 
PCGS#  6893 


1801  B-3,  BB-213  Dollar,  AU50 
Late  Die  State 


2392  1801  AU50  PCGS.  B-3,  BB-213,  R.3.  As  a  date,  1801  is  scarcer 
than  any  of  the  other  years  of  the  Heraldic  Eagle  type,  except  for 
the  1804  of  course.  AU  and  finer  examples  are  elusive.  Die  State 
III  has  a  delicate  die  crack  left  of  the  date,  and  scattered  die  flaws 
(die  rust)  through  LIBERTY  and  the  motto  on  the  reverse.  Steel- 
blue  peripheries  accompany  lustrous  light  silver-gray  surfaces,  with 
traces  of  mint  luster.  NGC  ID#  24XA,  PCGS#  6893 


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Colorful  AU  1802/1  Dollar 
Wide  Date,  B-3,  BB-234 


2393  1802/1  Wide  Date  AU50  NGC.  B-3,  BB-234,  R.3.  Bowers- 
Borckardt  Die  State  III  with  “wave”  clashmarks  above  the  date. 
The  die  lump  beneath  star  8  is  characteristic  of  Bolender-3.  A 
dusky  golden-brown  and  gunmetal-blue  representative  with  partial 
mint  luster  and  impressive  design  definition.  Refreshingly  devoid  of 
marks,  and  a  desirable  example  of  the  variety.  PCGS#  6899 

2394  1802  Narrow  Date  Genuine  NCS.  B-6,  BB-241,  R.l.  Bowers- 
Borckardt  Die  State  III.  In  our  opinion,  this  coin  has  the  details 
of  an  XF  specimen  that  has  environmental  damage.  Little  wear 
is  present  on  this  early  dollar  type  coin.  The  breast  feathers  and 
Liberty’s  cheek  and  shoulder  provide  excellent  detail.  The  high 
points  are  lavender-gray  while  protected  areas  are  darkly  toned. 

NGC  ID#  24XB,  PCGS#  6895 


1802  B-6,  BB-241  Dollar,  XF45 


2395  1802  Narrow  Date  XF45  NGC.  B-6,  BB-241,  R.l.  Bowers- 
Borckardt  Die  State  III.  Autumn-gold  and  powder-blue  enrich 
this  well  defined  Heraldic  Eagle  type  coin.  The  reverse  periphery 
displays  faint  mint-made  adjustment  marks  but  is  surprisingly 
unabraded.  The  obverse  has  a  single  slide  mark  on  the  portrait  and 
a  cluster  of  faint  small  abrasions  above  the  ribbon. 

Ex:  Fairbanks  Collection  (Stack’s,  12/1960) ,  lot  573.  NGC  ID#  24XB, 
PCGS#  6895 


Patinated  AU  1803  Silver  Dollar 
Large  3,  B-6,  BB-255 


2396  1803  Large  3  AU50  NGC.  B-6,  BB-255,  R.2.  B-6  was  likely  the 
final  Heraldic  Eagle  dollar  struck  for  circulation,  and  constituted 
the  1804  delivery  that  three  decades  later  caused  the  Mint  to  make 
1804  dollars.  The  present  ocean-blue  and  straw-gold  representative 
shows  only  light  wear  on  Liberty’s  cheek  and  is  free  from  obtrusive 
abrasions.  One  small  strike-through  noted  left  of  the  eagle’s  right 
(facing)  leg.  NGC  BB-255  Census:  9  in  50,  14  finer  (2/13). 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  PCGS#  6901 


SEATED  DOLLARS 

2397  1840  AU55  NGC.  Rich  patina  is  largely  blue-to-gray  with 
significant  golden  elements.  Isolated  wear-spots  appear  on  Liberty’s 
figure,  while  small  marks  in  the  fields  and  on  peripheral  devices 
contribute  to  the  grade.  NGC  ID#  24YA,  PCGS#  6926 

1840  Seated  Dollar,  MS61 
Generally  Unavailable  in  Mint  Condition 


2398  1840  MS61  NGC.  The  1840  Seated  dollar  is  unlike  many  other 
first-year  issues.  It  was  not  saved  in  any  appreciable  numbers  as 
the  first  of  its  type.  This  lack  of  availability  is  especially  acute  in 
Uncirculated  grades.  This  is  a  lightly  marked  Mint  State  example 
that  is  sharply  struck  throughout.  Each  side  has  just  the  slightest 
rose  tinted  patina.  Census:  9  in  61,  51  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
24YA,  PCGS#  6926 

2399  1842  MS61  NGC.  Deeply  toned  in  gray-gold  with  splashes  of 
orange  on  the  reverse,  this  Mint  State  piece  is  an  important  entry 
in  the  early  Seated  dollar  series,  with  satin  luster  visible  beneath 
the  toning.  Census:  17  in  61,  49  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24YC, 
PCGS#  6928 

2400  1843  AU50  NGC.  A  few  subtle  hints  of  olive  and  rose  appear 
on  this  example  displaying  even  color  and  wear  overall.  There  are 
no  surface  marks  worthy  of  individual  mention.  NGC  ID#  24YD, 
PCGS#  6929 

2401  1843  AU55  NGC.  A  bright,  untoned,  silver-gray  example  with 
semi-prooflike  reflectivity  in  the  fields  and  light  wear  on  the 
highpoints.  Moderately  abraded  on  the  upper  reverse.  A  scarce 
issue  at  all  grade  levels.  Census:  71  in  55,  120  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  24YD,  PCGS#  6929 

2402  1843  AU58  NGC.  Lightly  rubbed  but  with  generous  luster 
remaining  on  gold-to-gray  surfaces  with  splashes  of  orange. 
Scattered  small  marks  appear  on  each  side,  while  the  reverse  has 
an  individually  mentionable  abrasion  tucked  under  the  eagle’s  left 
(facing)  wing.  NGC  ID#  24YD,  PCGS#  6929 

1843  Seated  Liberty  Dollar,  MS61 
Popular  No  Motto  Issue 


2403  1843  MS61  NGC.  CAC.  From  a  mintage  of  165,100  pieces,  the 
1843  Seated  Liberty  dollar  is  not  too  difficult  to  locate  in  circulated 
grades,  but  Mint  State  examples  are  rare.  This  attractive  Mint 
State  specimen  is  well-detailed,  with  a  touch  of  softness  on  the 
central  reverse  that  is  often  seen  on  this  issue.  Much  original 
luster  clings  to  the  devices  and  peripheries,  with  pleasing  shades  of 
lavender,  silver-gray,  and  amber  patina  on  both  sides.  Census:  22  in 
61,  31  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24YD,  PCGS#  6929 


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Patinated  1844  Silver  Dollar 
Doubled  Die  Obverse,  AU58 


2404  1844  AU58  NGC.  The  shield  and  LIBERTY  are  die  doubled.  This 
feature  is  diagnostic  for  business  strikes  of  the  issue,  which  were 
limited  to  20,000  pieces.  This  lightly  circulated  representative 
displays  deep  gunmetal-gray  centers  and  golden-brown  borders. 
The  upper  reverse  border  displays  small  marks  and  the  obverse  field 
exhibits  faint  hairlines.  Census:  39  in  58,  23  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
24YE,  PCGS#  6930 

2405  1846-0  XF45  NGC.  The  earliest  New  Orleans  silver  dollar  issue 
with  a  low  mintage  of  59,000  pieces.  Generally  stone-gray  despite 
glimpses  of  light  tan  toning.  The  fields  are  moderately  cloudy  and 
the  left  obverse  has  a  few  delicate  curved  marks.  NGC  ID#  24YH, 
PCGS#  6933 

2406  1847  AU58  NGC.  This  lightly  circulated  example  shows  just 
a  trace  of  wear  on  the  high  points  of  the  well-detailed  design 
elements.  The  pleasing  silver-gray  surfaces  show  a  few  hints  of 
golden-tan  toning  and  a  minimum  number  of  minor  surface  marks 
for  the  grade.  Census:  98  in  58  (1  in  58+),  71  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  24YJ,  PCGS#  6934 

2407  1848  XF40  PCGS.  CAC.  From  a  tiny  mintage  of  15,000  pieces, 
this  attractive  XF  specimen  displays  well-detailed  design  elements 
and  semiprooflike  surfaces  under  shades  of  dove-gray  and  sea-green 
patina.  NGC  ID#  24YK,  PCGS#  6935 

2408  1849  —  Artificial  Toning  —  NGC  Details.  Unc.  This  fully 
defined  No  Motto  dollar  displays  satin  luster  through  a  rich  palette 
of  forest-green  and  golden-brown  patina.  Visible  marks  are  absent 
except  for  small  obverse  rim  dings  at  5  o’clock  and  7:30.  NGC  ID# 
24YL,  PCGS#  6936 

Still-Lustrous  Low-Mintage 
1850  Seated  Dollar,  AU53 


2409  1850  AU53  PCGS.  CAC.  Most  of  the  luster  remains  under 
the  mottled  toning  on  this  1850  Seated  dollar,  deep  blue  and 
purple  hues  competing  for  space.  A  few  reeding  marks  and  contact 
evidence  appear,  none  of  it  overt.  A  strong  light  reveals  much  eye 
appeal  and  a  bold  strike  throughout  both  sides.  The  1850  Seated 
dollar  is  notable  for  its  low  mintage  of  7,500  coins  for  circulation. 
Population:  16  in  53,  91  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24YM,  PCGS# 
6937 


2410  1859-0  MS62  PCGS.  A  softly  frosted  and  unworn  antebellum 
Seated  dollar  with  touches  of  blue  and  golden-brown  against 
otherwise  silver  surfaces.  Peripheral  details  are  soft,  but  the 
definition  on  the  eagle  is  excellent.  Light  to  moderate  abrasions, 
including  one  off  Liberty’s  left  (facing)  shoulder,  account  for  the 
grade.  NGC  ID#  24YY,  PCGS#  6947 

1859-0  Dollar,  MS63 
Cartwheel  Luster 


2411  1859-0  MS63  PCGS.  CAC.  Although  no  provenance  attaches 
to  this  coin,  it  could  well  have  been  among  those  that  surfaced  in 
the  great  Treasury  silver  dollar  releases  beginning  in  1962,  along 
with  its  sibling  the  1860-0.  This  frosty  Select  piece  is  lustrous  with 
cartwheel  luster.  A  few  scattered  marks  on  each  side  are  in  accord 
with  the  grade,  including  a  T-shaped  mark  in  the  right  obverse  field. 
Seldom  seen  in  higher  grades.  Population:  55  in  63,  20  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  24YY,  PCGS#  6947 

2412  1859-S  XF40  PCGS.  CAC.  This  is  a  pleasing  example  of  the 
scarce  and  popular  1859-S  Seated  dollar,  the  first  silver  dollar  issue 
from  the  San  Francisco  Mint.  The  devices  are  outlined  in  dark  steel 
with  pewter-gray  fields  and  tan  highlights.  NGC  ID#  24YZ,  PCGS# 

6948 

2413  1860  AU58  NGC.  Light  straw-gold  toning  enriches  this 
moderately  prooflike  and  well  struck  Borderline  Uncirculated 
dollar.  Both  fields  are  delicately  hairlined.  Though  the  1860-0  is 
surprisingly  available  in  Mint  State,  its  Philadelphia  counterpart 
is  very  scarce  in  the  present  quality.  NGC  ID#  24Z2,  PCGS# 

6949 

1860  Seated  Liberty  Dollar,  MS63 
Conditionally  Rare  in  Higher  Grades 


2414  1860  MS63  PCGS.  Shades  of  russet,  golden-brown,  teal,  and 
several  green  hues  appear  on  the  obverse  of  this  Select  example 
while  the  reverse  exhibits  only  a  few  scattered  areas  of  faint  color. 
The  eagle  is  sharply  struck,  displaying  bold  design  definition. 
Population:  20  in  63,  32  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24Z2,  PCGS# 
6949 


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1860-0  Seated  Dollar,  MS62 
Brilliant  and  Lustrous 


2415  1860-0  MS62  PCGS.  Circa  1962-63,  according  to  Breen,  the 
US  Treasury  released  six  bags  of  these  dollars,  containing  1,000 
coins  each.  The  long-term  storage  in  bags  explains  the  numerous 
surface  marks  displayed  by  Mint  State  survivors.  This  brilliant 
piece  displays  attractive  luster,  particularly  on  the  reverse.  NGC 
ID#  24Z3,  PCGS#  6950 

2416  1866  Motto  XF40  PCGS.  This  low  mintage  silver  dollar  displays 
peripheral  blue-green  and  violet-red  toning.  Luster  is  extensive  for 
the  XF  level.  We  note  faint  vertical  hairlines  and  a  few  faded  thin 
marks  on  the  right  obverse  field.  Encapsulated  in  an  old  green  label 
holder.  NGC  ID#  24Z9,  PCGS#  6959 

2417  1866  Motto  MS60  ANACS.  The  business  strike  1866  Motto 
dollar  has  a  mintage  of  48,900  pieces,  all  of  which  were  apparently 
coined  from  the  same  obverse  die.  The  18  in  the  date  shows  light 
repunching,  and  the  vertical  stripes  of  the  shield  show  minor  die 
doubling,  with  both  features  first  reported  by  Dr.  Michael  Fey.  This 
is  the  discovery  coin  for  the  varieties,  per  the  consignor.  Prooflike 
and  nearly  brilliant  with  a  sharp  strike  and  a  few  small  to  moderate 
obverse  marks.  NGC  ID#  24Z9,  PCGS#  6959 

2418  1868  AU58  PCGS.  A  pleasing  array  of  colors  appears  on  both 
sides  of  this  near-Mint  example,  with  large  portions  of  the  reverse 
fields  displaying  reflectivity.  A  number  of  surface  marks  appear. 
Population:  18  in  58,  28  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24ZB,  PCGS# 
6961 

XF  1870-CC  Silver  Dollar 
First  Carson  City  Issue 


2419  1870-CC  XF40  NGC.  Variety  3-C.  The  1870-CC  Seated  dollar 
was  the  first  issue  struck  at  the  Carson  City  Mint.  Four  CC-mint 
issues  of  the  series  were  eventually  coined.  All  are  rare,  though 
the  1870-CC  is  seen  more  often  than  its  successors.  The  present 
moderately  circulated  representative  features  powder-blue  borders 
and  stone-gray  centers.  Minor  marks  are  scattered  but  none  are  of 
singular  consequence.  NGC  ID#  24ZE,  PCGS#  6964 


2420  1870-CC  —  Obverse  Damage  —  NGC  Details.  XF.  Myriad 
surface  marks  appear  on  both  sides  of  this  light  gray  toned 
Carson  City  dollar.  An  historically  important  opportunity  for 
specialists  and  novice  collectors  alike.  NGC  ID#  24ZE,  PCGS# 
6964 


Patinated  AU  1870-CC  Dollar 


2421  1870-CC  AU50  NGC.  Variety  2-E.  Carson  City  Seated  dollars 
were  struck  for  only  four  years  in  very  limited  quantity.  The  first- 
year  1870-CC  is  the  most  available,  perhaps  with  a  few  set  aside 
due  to  local  pride,  but  is  nonetheless  rare  as  just  12,462  pieces 
were  struck.  The  present  lightly  circulated  example  exhibits  deep 
gunmetal-gray  toning  and  is  free  from  any  evident  detractions. 

NGC  ID#  24ZE,  PCGS#  6964 

2422  1870-CC  —  Cleaned  —  AU50  Details.  ANACS.  Although  this 
piece  is  obviously  cleaned,  it  retains  excellent  detail  and  decent 
eye  appeal.  The  silver  dollar  was  the  first  coin  produced  at  the 
Carson  City  Mint  in  February  1870.  NGC  ID#  24ZE,  PCGS# 
6964 

2423  1871  AU55  PCGS.  At  first  glance  this  Choice  AU  dollar  has  the 
appearance  of  a  full  Mint  State  piece  with  frosty  and  brilliant  silver 
luster  accented  by  a  touch  of  peripheral  gold  toning.  Only  close 
inspection  reveals  the  light  rub  that  prevents  a  numerical  grade  of 
60  or  better.  NGC  ID#  24ZG,  PCGS#  6966 

1871  Seated  Dollar,  MS62 
Ideal  Type  Coin 


2424  1871  MS62  PCGS.  The  1871  is  one  of  the  few  Seated  Liberty 
dollars  with  a  mintage  of  more  than  1  million  pieces,  and  type 
collectors  prize  the  issue  for  its  availability  in  high  grade.  However, 
examples  in  Choice  condition  are  rare,  and  finer  coins  are  almost 
unobtainable.  Areas  of  prooflike  reflectivity  are  evident  in  many 
areas,  particularly  on  the  reverse,  and  the  design  elements  are  well- 
detailed.  Population:  47  in  62,  84  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24ZG, 
PCGS#  6966 


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1871  Silver  Dollar,  MS64 
Only  Six  Numerically  Finer  at  PCGS 


2425  1871  MS64  PCGS.  The  1871  is  one  of  the  few  Seated  Liberty 
dollars  with  a  mintage  of  more  than  1  million  pieces,  and  type 
collectors  prize  the  issue  for  its  availability  in  high  grade.  That 
being  said,  examples  in  Choice  condition  are  rare,  and  finer  coins 
are  almost  unobtainable.  This  near-Gem  displays  nice  detail.  Areas 
of  subtle  toning  are  present  along  with  tiny  specks  of  color.  A  mark 
appears  on  Liberty’s  jaw.  Population:  37  in  64  (1  in  64+ ),  6  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  24ZG,  PCGS#  6966 

1871  Seated  Dollar,  MS64 
Ideal  Type  Coin 


2426  1871  MS64  PCGS.  CAC.  Although  the  1871  Seated  Liberty 
dollar  claims  a  mintage  of  slightly  more  than  1  million  pieces  the 
date  is  actually  quite  elusive  in  MS64  condition.  This  attractive 
Choice  example  is  well-detailed,  with  just  a  touch  of  flatness  on  the 
stars.  The  surfaces  retain  much  original  mint  luster,  under  attractive 
shades  of  violet,  green,  and  golden-brown  toning.  Population:  37 
in  64  (1  in  64+),  6  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24ZG,  PCGS#  6966 


Select  Mint  State  1872  Seated  Dollar 
High-Mintage  Type  Coin  Issue 


2427  1872  MS63  NGC.  This  dove-gray  Select  1872  Seated  dollar 
shows  deeper  charcoal  accents  around  the  devices  amid  frosty 
surfaces  throughout  both  sides.  The  mintage  of  business  strikes  was 
abnormally  large,  at  more  than  1.1  million  pieces.  At  the  time  they 
were  struck,  their  melt  value  was  $1.03,  but  in  ensuing  years  their 
face  value  exceeded  their  melt  value,  and  they  began  to  circulate 
in  the  years  after  the  “Crime  of  ‘73”  as  silver  prices  continued  to 
plummet.  The  average  certified  survivor  is  only  Choice  XF.  Small 
marks  and  rather  subdued  luster  account  for  the  grade  on  this  coin. 
Census:  16  in  63,  26  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24ZJ,  PCGS#  6968 


PROOF  SEATED  DOLLARS 

PR55  1846  Silver  Dollar 
Rare  Proof  Date 


2428  1846  PR55  NGC.  Breen-5436.  Noted  numismatist  Duncan  Lee 
wrote  in  2006  that  “all  known  proofs  of  this  year  are  restrikes  and 
have  [a]  dramatically  recut  date.  This  obverse  is  paired  with  the 
common  reverse.”  Lee  ranked  the  1846  as  the  sixth  rarest  proof 
date  of  the  Seated  Liberty  series.  This  well  struck  and  lightly  toned 
specimen  retains  much  proof  flash  though  the  neck  feathers  show 
slight  rub.  Moderate  marks  are  noted  near  the  date  and  the  TES  in 
STATES.  NGC  ID#  24ZW,  PCGS#  6987 


Colorful  1859  Seated  Dollar,  PR64 
Sharply  Struck 


2429  1859  PR64  PCGS.  Generous  daubs  of  gold  to  rose  grace  each  side 
of  this  near-Gem  1859  proof,  complementing  accents  of  cobalt- 
blue  and  jade  at  the  lower  reverse.  Despite  the  moderate  color, 
there  is  considerable  contrast  between  the  frosted  devices  and 
reflective  fields.  This  sharply  struck  proof  reveals  only  a  couple  of 
small  ticks  on  Liberty’s  shoulder  and  cheek  that  likely  determine 
the  grade.  Population:  47  in  64,  11  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  252D, 
PCGS#  7002 


Choice  Proof  1860  Seated  Dollar 
Sharply  Struck 


2430  1860  PR64  PCGS.  When  viewed  from  a  distance,  the  patina 
appears  gray-green  on  this  near-Gem  example,  however  closer 
examination  reveals  shades  of  teal,  copper,  aquamarine,  and  red. 
The  design  details  display  bold  definition.  The  surfaces  reveal 
several  as-made  lintmarks  on  the  obverse  beneath  the  toning. 
Population:  42  in  64,  10  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  252E,  PCGS# 
7003 


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Near-Gem  Proof  1860  Seated  Dollar 
Elusive  Issue 


1863  Dollar,  Reflective  PR62 


2433  1862  PR62  NGC.  The  surfaces  are  consistently  reflective  and 
attractive,  light  silver  throughout  with  a  wash  of  gold  on  each 
side.  Light  field  hairlines  rather  than  overt  marks  determine  the 
grade  (save  for  one  tiny  glancing  scrape  on  the  reverse  right  of 
the  eagle’s  neck).  The  full  proof  strike  further  enhances  good  eye 
appeal.  The  minuscule  circulation  strike  mintage  of  1862  Seated 
dollars  —  11,540  pieces  —  makes  the  also-small  proof  production 
of  550  coins  even  more  significant.  NGC  ID#  252G,  PCGS#  7005 


1866  Seated  Liberty  Dollar,  PR63 
First  Year  With  Motto 


Select  Proof  1868  Seated  Dollar 
Only  600  Pieces  Struck 


2437  1868  PR63  PCGS.  The  1868  Seated  Liberty  dollar  claims  a  small 
proof  mintage  of  just  600  pieces,  but  the  survival  rate  is  better  than 
for  many  issues  of  previous  years.  This  attractive  Select  example 
exhibits  sharply  detailed  design  elements  and  reflective  fields.  A 
milky  patina  of  yellow-green  and  denim-blue  covers  much  of  the 
obverse  with  lovely  golden-orange  color  lurking  beneath.  Liberal 
splashes  of  golden-green  hues  appear  on  much  of  the  reverse. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  252P,  PCGS# 
7016 


2431  1860  PR64  PCGS.  CAC.  Although  1,330  Proofs  were  struck  in 
1860,  only  527  examples  were  sold  and  the  remaining  pieces  were 
melted.  This  near-Gem  exhibits  a  steel-gray  appearance  overall 
with  attractive  splashes  of  color  that  include  shades  of  golden- 
orange,  teal,  electric-blue,  violet,  and  plum.  Contrast  between  the 
field  and  devices  is  present,  particularly  on  the  reverse.  Population: 
43  in  64,  10  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  252E,  PCGS#  7003 


1860  Seated  Dollar,  PR64+  Cameo 
High-End  Numerically  and  Aesthetically 


2434  1863  PR62  PCGS.  CAC.  The  1863  Seated  dollar  might  be 
termed  “well  known”  because  of  its  low  mintage  of  only  460  proofs. 
Certainly  collectors  outside  the  series  are  aware  of  its  importance 
and  scarcity.  This  interesting  coin  is  lightly  hairlined,  but  the  fields 
are  remarkably  deep,  and  even  more  interesting  are  the  frosted 
devices.  Each  side  is  mostly  brilliant  with  a  hint  of  golden-brown 
toning  around  the  rims.  NGC  ID#  252H,  PCGS#  7006 

2435  1866  Motto  —  Altered  Surfaces  —  PCGS  Genuine.  Proof,  Unc. 
Details.  The  frosty  motifs  are  precisely  struck  and  contrast  mildly 
with  the  cloudy  ice-blue  and  wheat-gold  fields.  The  right  obverse 
field  has  faint  retained  laminations.  The  upper  reverse  legends  are 
clearly  die  doubled,  and  the  1  in  the  date  is  repunched  south.  NGC 

ID#  252M,  PCGS#  7014 


2432  1860  PR64+  Cameo  PCGS  Secure.  Smoky  powder-gray  patina 
and  cobalt-blue  accents  on  the  reverse  complement  the  prevailing 
copper-gold  color  over  surfaces  that  are  highly  reflective  and  quite 
close  to  a  full  strike.  A  couple  of  tiny,  dotlike  luster  grazes  above 
the  eagle’s  head  are  among  the  few  signs  of  contact  on  this  piece, 
high-end  numerically  and  aesthetically.  Population:  16  in  64  (1  in 
64+)  Cameo,  12  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  87003 


Low-Mintage  1862  Seated  Dollar 
Eye- Appealing  PR62 


2436  1866  Motto  PR63  PCGS.  The  design  elements  exhibit  attractive 
detail  on  this  Select  example.  The  surfaces  are  largely  reflective, 
with  areas  of  faint  light  gray,  gray-green,  and  tan  color  present. 
The  appearance  of  the  coin  is  more  pleasing  than  the  images  may 
represent  as  a  few  scuffs  are  present  on  the  holder  along  with  a 
piece  of  lint  that  was  encapsulated.  Population:  66  in  63,  74  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  252M,  PCGS#  7014 


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2438  1871  PR50  PCGS.  From  a  proof  mintage  of  960  pieces,  this 
specimen  entered  commerce  but  still  possesses  glimpses  of  field 
reflectivity,  especially  within  the  reverse  peripheral  legends.  Partly 
toned  golden- tan.  Certified  in  a  green  label  holder.  NGC  ID#  25  2T, 
PCGS#  7019 


1872  Seated  Liberty  Dollar,  PR63 
Attractively  Toned 


TRADE  DOLLARS 

Select  1873  Trade  Dollar 
Attractive  First- Year  Type  Coin 


2441  1873  PR64  PCGS.  Cobalt-blue  and  peach-red  patination 
encompasses  both  sides  of  this  near-Gem  proof.  Strongly  struck 
throughout,  just  600  proofs  were  produced.  The  final  year  of  the 
series  due  to  the  “Crime  of  ‘73”  which  substituted  the  Trade  dollar 
for  the  Standard  dollar.  Population:  44  in  64,  16  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  252V,  PCGS#  7021 


2445  1874  MS64  NGC.  CAC.  Period  after  FINE.  Trade  dollars 
dated  1874  from  all  three  mints  come  with  and  without  a  period 
after  FINE,  for  no  known  reason.  Surprisingly,  given  a  mintage 
approaching  a  million  pieces,  surviving  examples  are  a  challenge 
to  find  at  the  higher  grade  levels.  However,  a  large  percentage  of 
the  1874  Trade  dollar  production  was  shipped  to  China  perhaps 
providing  an  explanation.  A  thick  light  gray  frost  covers  much  of 
this  coin  although  areas  of  reflectivity  remain  visible.  Census:  24  in 
64,  6  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  25 2Z,  PCGS# 
7034 


1872  Seated  Liberty  Dollar,  PR66  Cameo 
Single  Finest  Certified  at  PCGS 


1873  Seated  Dollar,  PR64 
Transitional  Year 


2439  1872  PR63  NGC.  CAC.  Toning  is  present  on  both  sides  of  this 
well-struck  piece,  primarily  at  the  outer  edges,  with  the  colors 
including  hues  of  deep  golden-orange,  dark  electric-blue,  fuchsia, 
and  violet.  The  deeply  mirrored  reverse  is  particularly  attractive, 
with  the  rich  peripheral  toning  providing  an  attractive  background 
for  the  brilliant,  deeply  detailed  eagle.  Wispy  hairlines  on  the 
obverse  held  this  lovely  example  from  a  higher  grade.  Census:  34  in 
63,  68  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  252U,  PCGS#  7020 


2442  1873  MS63  PCGS.  This  Select  example  remains  primarily 
brilliant,  with  only  light  areas  of  toning  present  at  portions  of  the 
outer  edges.  The  colors  include  golden-brown,  red,  and  aquamarine. 
Flashy  surfaces  add  to  the  visual  appeal.  Population:  33  in  63,  60 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  252W,  PCGS#  7031 

2443  1873-CC  XF45  PCGS.  Deep  rose-gray  color  dominates,  though 
lighter  silver  areas  appear  at  the  high  points,  an  aftereffect  of  the 
coin’s  light  wear.  Overall,  a  solid  example  of  the  initial  Carson  City 
Trade  dollar  issue.  NGC  ID#  252X,  PCGS#  7032 


Elusive  1874  Trade  Dollar,  MS 64 


2440  1872  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  A  generous  mintage  of  950  proof 
Seated  Liberty  dollars  was  accomplished  in  1872,  but  few  survivors 
display  the  high  technical  quality  and  intense  cameo  contrast  of 
the  present  coin.  This  delightful  Premium  Gem  exhibits  razor- 
sharp  definition  on  all  design  elements,  with  richly  frosted  devices 
and  deeply  mirrored  fields.  Delicate  champagne-gold  toning  adds 
to  the  extraordinary  eye  appeal.  Population:  1  in  66  Cameo,  0  finer 
(3/13).  PCGS#  87020 


2444  1874  MS64  PCGS.  Period  after  FINE.  Attractive  gunmetal- 
gray  color  overall,  with  shades  of  dusky-blue  and  tan,  provide 
pleasing  eye  appeal  for  this  near-Gem  representative.  The  design 
elements  are  well-defined.  Despite  a  production  of  nearly  a  million 
pieces,  1874  Trade  dollars  are  very  scarce  in  all  Mint  State  grades. 
Population:  22  in  64,  7  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  252Z,  PCGS#  7034 


Thickly  Frosted  Near-Gem  1874  Trade  Dollar 


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1874-CC  Trade  Dollar,  MS60 
Scarce  Carson  City  Issue 


2446  1874-CC  MS60  NGC.  Micro  CC.  Even  though  1.3  million  Trade 
dollars  were  struck  in  Carson  City  in  1874,  most  were  exported  for 
the  China  trade.  This  foreign  use  explains  the  scarcity  of  this  issue 
in  all  grades,  but  particularly  in  Uncirculated  grades.  This  is  one  of 
the  few  pieces  that  stayed  in  the  U.S.,  was  not  circulated,  and  not 
chop  marked.  The  surfaces  are  brilliant  and  semireflective,  and  the 
strike  details  are  generally  bold  with  only  slight  high-point  softness. 
Small,  numerous  abrasions  pepper  each  side  of  this  significant 
Uncirculated  Trade  dollar.  NGC  ID#  2532,  PCGS#  7035 

2447  1874-S  MS61  PCGS.  Medium  S.  No  period  after  FINE.  A  nicely 
struck  and  moderately  prooflike  Trade  dollar  that  has  the  scattered 
minor  marks  expected  for  the  grade.  Brilliant  except  for  a  few 
traces  of  verdigris  along  the  lower  left  reverse  margin.  Certified  in  a 
green  label  holder. 

Ex:  Dr.  Gary  Hogg  Collection  (Heritage,  11/2004),  lot  7636;  Dallas 
Signature  (Heritage,  7/2006) ,  lot  2677,  which  realized  $977.50.  NGC 
ID#  2533,  PCGS#  7036 

2448  1874-S  MS62  NGC.  Medium  S.  Period  after  FINE.  A  stone-gray 
representative  with  satin  luster  and  bagmark-free  fields.  The  left 
obverse  has  a  few  delicate  hairlines.  The  strike  is  good  despite 
customary  incompleteness  on  the  eagle’s  right  (facing)  claw.  NGC 
ID#  2533,  PCGS#  7036 

White  MS63  1875  Trade  Dollar 
Type  Two  Reverse 


2449  1875  MS63  PCGS.  CAC.  Type  Two  Reverse.  Brilliant  and 
lustrous  with  pleasing  surfaces  for  the  MS63  level.  The  strike  is 
typical  on  the  eagle’s  claws  and  Liberty’s  hair.  A  lower  mintage 
Philly  issue.  The  O  in  OF  is  repunched  north,  an  interesting  feature 
for  the  specialist  to  ponder.  Population:  13  in  63,  22  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  2534,  PCGS#  7037 


White  MS62  1875-CC  Trade  Dollar 


2451  1875-CC  MS62  PCGS.  CAC.  Type  One  Reverse.  A  brilliant 
and  lustrous  Carson  City  type  coin.  Field  marks  are  present  but 
relatively  minor  for  the  designated  grade.  Only  a  single  thin 
vertical  line  beneath  Liberty’s  extended  arm  merits  individual 
mention.  The  strike  is  good  with  slight  blending  on  the  curls  and 
right  (facing)  claw.  NGC  ID#  2535,  PCGS#  7038 


Choice  1875-CC  Trade  Dollar 


2452  1875-CC  MS64  PCGS.  Type  One  Reverse.  Powder-blue  and 
caramel-gold  compete  for  territory  throughout  this  lustrous 
Carson  City  Trade  dollar.  The  strike  is  good  aside  from  blending 
on  Liberty’s  hair  and  the  eagle’s  right  (facing)  leg.  Minor  mint- 
made  roller  marks  are  noted  on  the  lower  reverse,  and  a  cluster 
of  inconspicuous  abrasions  are  confined  to  the  right  obverse  field. 
Population:  29  in  64  (1  in  64+),  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2535, 
PCGS#  7038 


2453  1875-S  MS61  PCGS.  Type  One  Reverse.  Large  S.  This  brilliant 
Trade  dollar  displays  ample  luster  and  fewer  marks  than  is  usual 
for  the  MS61  grade.  The  strike  is  bold  except  on  the  eagle’s  right 
(facing)  leg.  NGC  ID#  2536,  PCGS#  7039 

2454  1875-S  MS62  PCGS.  Type  One  Reverse.  Large  S.  Pearl-gray  and 
almond-gold  toning  adorns  this  coruscating  silver  type  coin.  A  few 
scattered  marks  are  visible  on  the  obverse.  The  reverse  shows  light 
roller  marks,  as  struck. 

Ex:  Milwaukee  Central  States  (Heritage,  4/2010),  lot  1062,  which 
realized  $1 ,035.  NGC  ID#  2536,  PCGS#  7039 

2455  1875-S  MS63  PCGS.  Type  One  Reverse.  Large  S.  Peach-gold 
endows  the  margins.  In  addition,  the  upper  margin  displays  a 
narrow  band  of  lilac  patina.  Lustrous  and  moderately  abraded  with 
the  expected  blending  of  strike  on  the  eagle’s  right  (facing)  claw. 
NGC  ID#  2536,  PCGS#  7039 


2450  1875-CC  Chop  Mark  MS61  PCGS.  Type  One  Reverse.  A  single 
chop  mark  is  deeply  entered  at  Liberty’s  lap  and  causes  granularity 
opposite  on  the  eagle’s  legs.  Lustrous  and  brilliant  with  distributed 
abrasions.  PCGS#  87038 


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Choice  1875-S  Trade  Dollar 
Type  One  Reverse 


2456  1875-S  MS64  NGC.  Type  One  Reverse.  Large  S.  This  highly 
lustrous  and  nearly  brilliant  Choice  Trade  dollar  displays  only 
minor  field  chatter.  The  overall  strike  is  good  though  the  hair  and 
the  eagle’s  right  (facing)  claw  show  incompleteness. 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  2/2001) ,  lot  342.  NGC  ID# 
2536,  PCGS#  7039 

MS64+  1875-S  Trade  Dollar 
Lustrous  and  Nearly  Brilliant 


2457  1875-S  MS64+  PCGS.  CAC.  Type  Two  Reverse.  Large  S.  A  hint 
of  golden  patina  adorns  this  highly  lustrous  silver  type  coin,  but 
most  collectors  would  regard  the  present  near-Gem  as  brilliant. 
Marks  are  inconsequential  save  for  a  single  faint  line  near  star  3. 
The  strike  is  good  with  blending  noted  on  Liberty’s  curls  and  the 
eagle’s  right  (facing)  leg.  NGC  ID#  2536,  PCGS#  7039 

2458  1876  MS63  NGC.  Type  One  Obverse.  Type  Two  Reverse.  This 
Centennial-year  Trade  dollar  is  beautifully  toned  cream-gray,  rose- 
red,  orange-gold,  and  navy-blue.  Minimally  abraded,  satiny,  and 
nicely  struck.  NGC  ID#  2539,  PCGS#  7041 

Lustrous  MS64+  1876  Trade  Dollar 


2459  1876  MS64+  PCGS.  Type  One  Obverse  and  Reverse.  Rich  peach- 
gold  and  cherry-red  toning  adorns  the  obverse  but  the  reverse  is 
close  to  brilliant.  Lustrous  and  precisely  struck.  A  lens  reveals  only 
wispy  field  grazes.  A  scarce  crown-sized  type.  As  of  (3/13),  PCGS 
has  certified  just  31  pieces  finer.  NGC  ID#  2539,  PCGS#  7041 


Patinated  Gem  1876  Trade  Dollar 


2460  1876  MS65  PCGS.  Type  One  Obverse  and  Reverse.  This 
coruscating  Gem  displays  iridescent  forest-green  and  ruby-red 
toning.  Well  preserved  and  attractive.  The  strike  is  gold  save 
for  incompleteness  on  the  eagle’s  right  (facing)  leg.  A  desirable 
representative  of  the  scarce  silver  type.  Population:  22  in  65,  9  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  2539,  PCGS#  7041 

2461  1876-CC  Doubled  Die  Reverse  XF40  PCGS.  FS-801.  Type 
One  Obverse  and  Reverse.  Tall  CC.  The  eagle’s  right  wingtip 
is  widely  die  doubled,  as  is  the  beak  and  various  other  design 
elements.  Dusky  stone-gray  and  walnut-brown  toning  drapes  both 
sides.  Generally  smooth,  though  marks  are  noted  near  the  IC  in 
AMERICA.  PCGS#  97042 

2462  1876-CC  Doubled  Die  Reverse  AU50  AN  ACS.  FS-801.  Type 
One  Obverse  and  Reverse.  Tall  CC.  Well  known  dealer  Jack 
Beymer  is  credited  as  the  discoverer  of  this  interesting  variety. 
Doubling  is  clearest  on  the  branch  above  FINE.  Light  golden-gray 
toning  visits  this  well  defined  and  moderately  abraded  example. 
PCGS#  97042 

1877  Trade  Dollar,  MS64 
Pleasing  Eye  Appeal 


2463  1877  MS64  PCGS.  CAC.  With  a  mintage  in  excess  of  3  million 
pieces,  it  is  surprising  that  so  few  high-grade  Trade  dollars  were 
saved  from  this  year,  however  many  examples  were  exported, 
perhaps  explaining  why  so  few  were  saved  for  numismatic  purposes. 
A  few  tiny  spots  of  color  are  present  on  this  near-Gem;  otherwise, 
this  piece  is  virtually  free  of  toning.  Several  large  die  cracks  appear 
on  the  reverse.  Relatively  few  surface  marks  are  present,  providing 
a  pleasing  appearance.  Population:  74  in  64  (1  in  64+ ),  8  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  253C,  PCGS#  7044 


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Near-Gem  1877  Trade  Dollar 


2464  1877  MS64  PCGS.  CAC.  Somewhat  muted  toning,  in  shades  of 
green,  yellow,  orange,  and  red,  appears  on  both  sides  of  this  coin. 
Typical  of  the  date,  Liberty’s  head  displays  incompleteness  of  strike; 
however  the  stars  display  a  nice  level  of  detail.  A  thin  wispy  die 
crack  encircles  the  reverse.  Population:  76  in  64  (2  in  64+ ),  8  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  253C,  PCGS#  7044 

1877  Trade  Dollar,  MS64+ 

Heavily  Exported  Issue,  Few  Saved 


2465  1877  MS64+  PCGS.  CAC.  The  1877  Trade  dollar  claims  a 
mintage  of  more  than  3  million  pieces,  but  many  examples  were 
exported  and  few  were  saved  for  numismatic  purposes.  Sharply 
detailed  in  most  areas,  this  attractive  high-end  Choice  example 
shows  just  a  touch  of  softness  on  the  stars.  The  surfaces  display 
vibrant  mint  luster  under  delicate  champagne-gold  toning. 
Population:  76  in  64  (2  in  64+),  8  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  253C, 
PCGS#  7044 


1877-CC  Trade  Dollar,  MS61 
Only  One -Half  Million  Struck 


2466  1877-CC  MS61  PCGS.  CAC.  Semireflective  surfaces  and 
attractive  toning  add  to  the  visual  appeal  of  this  lovely  example. 
The  colors  include  shades  of  caramel,  teal,  shamrock-green,  yellow, 
and  russet.  The  abrasions  are  generally  minor,  however  there  are  a 
few  deeper  marks  near  the  date.  Population:  6  in  61,  71  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  253D,  PCGS#  7045 

2467  1877-S  MS61  NGC.  Minute  S,  by  far  the  scarcer  of  the  two 
mintmark  sizes  for  this  type  issue.  Delicate  wheat-gold  toning 
adorns  lightly  abraded  and  lustrous  surfaces.  Intricately  struck,  even 
on  Liberty’s  curls  and  the  eagle’s  claws.  One  small  spot  near  the  M 
in  AMERICA.  NGC  ID#  253E,  PCGS#  7046 

2468  1877-S  MS61+  NGC.  Breen-5814.  Minute  S,  which  Breen 
considered  rare.  This  lustrous  and  lightly  toned  Trade  dollar  type 
coin  possesses  a  bold  strike  and  moderately  abraded  fields.  Several 
small  gray  spots  are  noted  on  the  upper  reverse.  NGC  ID#  253E, 
PCGS#  7046 


2469  1877-S  MS62  NGC.  Large  S.  Deep  blue-green  toning  consumes 
the  obverse  and  shares  the  reverse  with  rich  ruby-red  shades. 
Nicely  struck  and  satiny  with  a  smooth  reverse  and  a  smattering 
of  unobtrusive  obverse  abrasions.  NGC  ID#  253E,  PCGS# 
7046 


Smooth  MS64+  1877-S  Trade  Dollar 


2470  1877-S  MS64+  PCGS.  Large  S.  An  exceptional  Trade  dollar 
type  coin.  This  lustrous  near-Gem  is  well  preserved  and  displays 
only  hints  of  peripheral  caramel-gold  toning.  The  strike  is  bold 
and  the  eye  appeal  is  remarkable  for  the  MS64+  grade.  Expect  a 
premium  bid  to  be  required  to  secure  the  present  lot.  NGC  ID# 
253E,  PCGS#  7046 


2471  1877-S  Doubled  Die  Reverse  MS61  PCGS.  FS-802.  Large 
S.  UNITED  and  all  lower  reverse  legends  are  nicely  die  doubled. 
This  honey-gold  Trade  dollar  has  good  luster,  a  bold  strike,  and 
no  more  than  the  expected  number  of  faint  field  marks.  PCGS# 
145810 

2472  1878-S  MS61  NGC.  An  unexpectedly  nice  example  with 
unencumbered  cartwheel  sheen,  unblemished  fields,  an  impeccable 
strike,  and  an  absence  of  highpoint  friction.  Nearly  bereft  of  toning. 
NGC  ID#  253G,  PCGS#  7048 

2473  1878-S  MS62  NGC.  Golden-brown,  sea-green,  and  steel-gray 
toning  embraces  this  satiny  and  lightly  abraded  silver  type  coin. 
The  upper  obverse  shows  minor  incompleteness  of  strike.  The 
reverse  is  lightly  die  doubled,  perhaps  most  clearly  on  420  GRAINS. 
NGC  ID#  253G,  PCGS#  7048 

2474  1878-S  MS62  NGC.  Dappled  ocean-blue  and  chestnut-gold 
toning  adorns  this  lustrous  and  precisely  impressed  Trade  dollar. 
The  fields  exhibit  moderate  marks  but  none  merit  individual 
description.  NGC  ID#  253G,  PCGS#  7048 

2475  1878-S  MS61  Prooflike  NGC.  One  of  four  1878-S  Trade  dollars 
certified  as  Prooflike  by  NGC  (3/13).  Untoned  and  nicely  mirrored 
with  an  above  average  strike  and  the  expected  number  of  delicate 
field  marks. 

Ex:  Dallas  Signature  (Heritage,  10/2008),  lot  1143,  which  realized 
$1,495.  PCGS#  77048 

PROOF  TRADE  DOLLARS 

1873  Trade  Dollar,  PR63 
Attractive  First- Year  Example 


2476  1873  PR63  NGC.  Gold-to-gray  patina  overall  with  considerable 
reflectivity  underneath.  This  Select  proof  first-year  Trade  dollar 
displays  well  for  the  grade  on  the  obverse,  though  three  shallow 
contact  marks  appear  close  to  the  eagle  on  the  left  side.  Census:  30 
in  63,  58  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27YJ,  PCGS#  7053 


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Choice  Proof  1875  Trade  Dollar 
Type  One  Reverse 


Near-Gem  Proof  1878  Trade  Dollar 


2477  1875  PR64  NGC.  Type  One  Reverse  with  berry  under  claw. 
Both  reverse  subtypes  are  known  on  proofs  of  this  date,  and  are 
approximately  equal  in  rarity.  This  is  a  precisely  struck  and  nicely 
mirrored  specimen  that  exhibits  deep,  iridescent  orange-gold,  ice- 
blue,  and  honey-gold  patina.  A  scant  700  proofs  were  issued. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  27YL,  PCGS# 
7055 


1875  Trade  Dollar,  PR62  Cameo 


2480  1878  PR64  PCGS.  The  first  of  several  proof-only  Trade  dollar 
issues,  as  the  series  lingered  on  for  several  years  after  the  beginning 
of  Morgan  dollar  production.  A  gray-gold  patina  envelops  large 
portions  of  both  sides  of  this  near-Gem  example  with  hints  of  red 
also  present.  Population:  73  in  64,  25  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27YP, 
PCGS#  7058 


Gem  Proof  1878  Trade  Dollar 
Proof-Only  Issue,  Rare  in  High  Grade 


Choice  Proof  1878  Trade  Dollar 
Elusive  Cameo  Example 


2479  1875  PR65  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Type  Two  Reverse.  Dramatic 
electric-blue  margins  encompass  the  lilac-red,  golden-brown,  and 
stone-gray  fields  and  devices.  The  undisturbed  fields  are  glassy  and 
unblemished.  The  strike  is  precise  except  for  slight  incompleteness 
on  the  right-side  stars.  Population:  4  in  65  (1  in  65  +  )  Cameo,  2 
finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  87055 


2482  1878  PR64  Cameo  PCGS.  Only  900  Trade  dollars  were  struck  at 
the  Philadelphia  Mint  in  1878,  all  in  proof  format.  This  attractive 
Choice  specimen  is  sharply  detailed  throughout,  with  richly  frosted 
devices  that  contrast  intensely  with  the  deeply  mirrored  fields.  A 
few  hints  of  golden-tan  toning  enhance  the  outstanding  eye  appeal. 
Population:  19  in  64  Cameo,  12  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  87058 


2478  1875  PR62  Cameo  PCGS.  Type  Two  Reverse.  The  left  obverse 
margin  is  cherry-red,  the  left  reverse  border  is  orange-gold,  and 
the  remainder  of  this  scarce  and  fully  struck  proof  type  coin  is 
pearl-gray.  Obverse  white-on-black  contrast  is  evident  between 
the  luminous  motifs  and  flashy  fields.  Wispy  obverse  hairlines 
determine  the  grade.  PCGS#  87055 

Patinated  Cameo  Gem  Proof 
1875  Trade  Dollar 


2481  1878  PR65  PCGS.  The  Philadelphia  Mint  produced  900  proof 
Trade  dollars  in  1878,  but  no  business-strikes  were  minted.  The 
issue  is  usually  seen  in  grades  below  PR64  and  examples  in  Gem 
condition  are  rare.  Both  sides  of  this  lovely  Gem  display  attractive 
toning.  The  obverse  includes  teal,  fuchsia,  russet,  and  orange  colors, 
with  Liberty  largely  draped  in  a  pale  gold  hue  that  accentuates  the 
well-executed  strike.  Although  little  reflectivity  remains  visible 
on  that  side,  the  center  of  the  reverse  remains  flashy.  The  eagle  is 
largely  draped  in  rich  golden-orange  toning  with  shades  of  pink, 
blue-green,  and  russet  appearing  at  the  outer  edges.  Population:  15 
in  65,  10  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27YP,  PCGS#  7058 


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1879  Trade  Dollar,  PR64 
Proof-Only  Issue 


2483  1879  PR64  PCGS.  CAC.  A  rose-gray  patina  covers  both  sides 
of  this  near-Gem;  however  areas  of  reflectivity  remain  visible  on 
the  obverse.  Closer  examination  of  that  side  reveals  copper- orange, 
sky-blue,  fuchsia,  and  red  colors.  The  design  elements  reveal  only 
minor  incompleteness.  NGC  ID#  27YR,  PCGS#  7059 


1879  Trade  Dollar,  PR65 


2484  1879  PR65  NGC.  Trade  dollars  were  only  produced  in  proof 
format  in  1879,  with  a  mintage  of  1,541  pieces.  A  patina  of  light 
blue  and  greenish-gray  hues  blankets  the  surfaces  of  this  Gem 
example,  with  brightly  reflective  fields  shining  through  the  toning. 
The  design  elements  display  an  attractive  level  of  detail.  Census:  44 
in  65,  36  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  27YR,  PCGS# 
7059 

Choice  Proof  1879  Trade  Dollar 
Intense  Cameo  Contrast 


2485  1879  PR64  Cameo  PCGS.  From  a  large  proof-only  mintage  of 
1,541  pieces,  this  impressive  Choice  example  is  sharply  detailed 
throughout,  with  frosty  devices  that  contrast  boldly  with  the  deeply 
reflective  fields.  Mottled  lime-green  and  gray  patina  visits  the 
lightly  marked  surfaces  of  both  sides  adding  to  the  outstanding  eye 
appeal.  Population:  41  in  64  Cameo,  25  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  87059 


2486  1880  PR62  NGC.  A  bright  example  with  light  contrast  and 
dots  of  gold,  orange,  and  brown  patina  at  parts  of  the  margins 
on  otherwise  silver  surfaces.  Light  hairlines,  most  visibly  one 
underlining  Liberty’s  outstretched  arm,  preclude  Select  status. 
NGC  ID#  27YS,  PCGS#  7060 


1880  Trade  Dollar,  Proof-Only  Issue 
Lightly  Toned  Premium  Gem 


2487  1880  PR66  NGC.  Considerable  field-device  contrast  exists  on 
this  Premium  Gem  proof  1880  Trade  dollar,  even  if  it  is  insufficient 
for  a  Cameo  designation.  The  pinkish-gold,  reflective  fields  show 
an  outline  of  pale  blue  at  the  extreme  rims.  Few  contact  marks 
appear,  even  under  a  loupe,  although  the  strike  is  a  tad  soft  on 
Liberty’s  head.  A  nice  example  of  this  late-series  proof-only  issue. 
Census:  43  in  66,  18  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27YS,  PCGS#  7060 


Two-Toned  PR64  Cameo  1880  Trade  Dollar 


2488  1880  PR64  Cameo  PCGS.  The  contrast  between  fields  and 
devices  is  blatant,  even  amid  the  moderately  deep  patina,  consisting 
of  rose  centers  with  ice-blue  rim  accents  on  the  obverse,  orange- 
gold  throughout  the  reverse.  The  strike  is  sharp  overall,  even 
though  a  couple  of  star  centrils  are  not  absolute.  This  lovely  Trade 
dollar  will  be  a  prize  for  series  and  color  aficionados.  Population:  54 
in  64  (2  in  64+)  Cameo,  39  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  87060 

1880  Trade  Dollar,  PR64+  Cameo 
Sought-After  Proof-Only  Issue 


2489  1880  PR64+  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  This  high-end  Choice 
specimen  exhibits  stunning  black-on-white  cameo  flash  when  the 
coin  is  tilted  in  the  light.  The  design  elements  are  sharply  detailed, 
with  frosty  texture,  and  the  fields  are  deeply  mirrored.  The  well- 
preserved  surfaces  are  essentially  brilliant  but  a  few  highlights  of 
pale  gold  accent  the  exceptional  eye  appeal.  Population:  54  in  64 
(2  in  64+)  Cameo,  39  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  87060 


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Near-Gem  Proof  1881  Trade  Dollar 
Beautifully  Toned 


Lightly  Toned  Select  Cameo  Proof 
1882  Trade  Dollar 


1882  Trade  Dollar,  PR64 
Deeply  Toned  and  Reflective 


1882  Trade  Dollar,  PR63  Cameo 


2493  1882  PR63  Cameo  PCGS.  Contrast  is  evident  between  the 
flashy  mirrored  fields  and  the  lightly  frosted  devices  on  this  Select 
example.  Subtle  hints  of  light  gold  toning  are  present.  Adding  to 
the  appeal,  both  sides  of  this  piece  are  virtually  free  of  abrasions. 
Population:  36  in  63  (4  in  63  +  )  Cameo,  57  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
87062 


2496  1882  PR64  Cameo  PCGS.  Clearly  visible  contrast  between 
the  reflective  fields  and  frosted  devices  provides  this  near-Gem 
representative  with  a  pleasing  appearance.  Shades  of  golden  toning 
are  present,  with  additional  colors  including  sea-green,  fiery-orange, 
and  red.  Population:  40  in  64  (1  in  64+)  Cameo,  17  finer  (3/13). 
PCGS#  87062 


2490  1881  PR64  PCGS.  CAC.  A  well-struck  near-Gem,  this  lovely 
piece  boasts  bright,  largely  reflective  surfaces  that  further  enhance 
the  appealing  toning.  Large  portions  of  the  obverse  are  toned  a 
lovely  emerald-green  color,  with  iridescent  shades  of  electric-blue, 
violet,  teal,  and  grape  present.  Arguably,  the  reverse  is  even  more 
attractive,  with  larger  splashes  of  color  and  the  addition  of  rich 
hues  of  golden-orange.  If  you  attend  lot  viewing,  be  sure  to  view 
this  coin.  NGC  ID#  27YT,  PCGS#  7061 

2491  1882  PR62  PCGS.  Delicate  gold  toning  appears  on  both  sides 
of  this  reflective  proof,  with  light  cameo  contrast.  Splashes  of 
dusky  toning  are  evident  on  the  reverse.  NGC  ID#  27YU,  PCGS# 
7062 


2494  1882  PR63  Cameo  PCGS.  Lightly  toned  and  pleasingly  contrasted 
with  strong  frost-and-mirrors  through  readily  visible  golden  patina. 
Faint  horizontal  hairlines  are  visible  through  the  obverse  fields, 
but  the  arm’s-length  eye  appeal  is  impressive.  A  quality  example 
from  the  penultimate  proof  Trade  dollar  issue  sold  to  the  collecting 
public.  Population:  36  in  63  (4  in  63  +  )  Cameo,  57  finer  (3/13). 
PCGS#  87062 


1882  Trade  Dollar,  PR63  Cameo 
Perceptible  Contrast,  Colorful  Surfaces 


2492  1882  PR64  NGC.  Beautiful  patina  is  the  chief  asset  of  this  near- 
Gem  proof  1882  Trade  dollar,  one  of  only  1,097  pieces  struck 
131  years  ago.  The  obverse  has  rose-red  shades  prevailing,  while 
blue  to  purple  dominates  the  reverse,  and  both  sides  display 
equally  splendid  eye  appeal.  The  surfaces  are  sharply  struck  and 
lustrous  underneath  the  deep  toning,  with  few  signs  of  contact.  An 
excellent  type  coin  for  color  aficionados.  NGC  ID#  27YU,  PCGS# 
7062 


2495  1882  PR63  Cameo  NGC.  The  1882  Trade  dollar  is  the  next- 
to-last  collectible  proof-only  issue  in  the  series,  as  the  1884  and 
1885  are  great  rarities.  Perceptible  field-device  contrast  appears  on 
each  side  of  this  Select  proof,  powder-gray  on  the  obverse  and  pale 
blue  on  the  reverse.  A  few  undistracting  field  hairlines  and  minor 
contact  marks  determine  the  grade.  PCGS#  87062 

Choice  Proof  1882  Trade  Dollar 
Impressive  Cameo  Specimen 


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1882  Trade  Dollar,  PR63  Deep  Cameo 
Brilliant  With  Thick  Mint  Frost 


1883  Trade  Dollar,  PR64 


Near-Gem  Proof  1883  Trade  Dollar 
Last  Collectible  Series  Issue 


1883  Trade  Dollar,  PR64 
Proof -Only  Mintage  of  979  Pieces 


2500  1883  PR64  PCGS.  CAC.  A  wide  array  of  colors  appears  on  this 
near-Gem  representative.  Jade-green,  emerald-green,  and  red-pink 
are  present  on  the  obverse.  The  more  colorful  reverse  includes 
copper-gold,  electric-blue,  fuchsia,  yellow-green,  sea-green,  and 
plum.  The  design  elements  are  sharply  defined.  NGC  ID#  27YV, 
PCGS#  7063 


2503  1883  PR65  Cameo  NGC.  This  Gem  proof  shows  merely  the 
merest  blush  of  gold  at  the  extreme  rims,  essentially  a  blazing  silver- 
white  coin  with  field-device  contrast  that  borders  on  Ultra  Cameo. 
The  last  obtainable  Trade  dollar  issue,  proof-only,  of  course.  A  fully 
struck  and  delightful  example.  PCGS#  87063 


2497  1882  PR63  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  While  1882  Trade  dollars  are 
frequently  encountered,  few  are  seen  with  the  profound  contrast 
between  fields  and  devices  noted  on  this  coin.  The  brilliant 
surfaces  certainly  help,  but  the  mirroring  is  remarkable,  as  is  the 
thick  mint  frost  seen  on  the  devices.  The  strike  is  bold  overall,  but 
light  hairlines  appear  under  a  loupe.  Population:  14  in  63  (1  in 
63+)  Deep  Cameo,  29  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  97062 

2498  1883  PR55  NGC.  The  last  of  the  official  proof  Trade  dollar  issues, 
the  1883  is  the  usual  capstone  to  a  run  of  the  series.  This  lightly 
circulated  Proof  exhibits  wear  on  the  high  points,  with  areas  of 
toning  appearing  at  portions  of  the  outer  edges.  A  few  rim  ticks 
appear.  NGC  ID#  27YV,  PCGS#  7063 


2501  1883  PR64  NGC.  CAC.  The  1883  Trade  dollar  was  the  last 
regularly  issued  date  of  the  series,  as  the  1884  and  1885  dates  were 
clandestinely  made  in  extremely  limited  quantities.  Only  979 
Proof  specimens  were  struck.  This  near-Gem  displays  a  translucent 
patina  with  a  light  blue  tint  on  the  obverse  that  does  not  mask  the 
reflectivity.  The  coloration  on  the  reverse  is  primarily  tan  with 
hints  of  green  and  blue. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  27YV,  PCGS# 
7063 


Near-Gem  Cameo  Proof  1883  Trade  Dollar 
Last  Collectible  Series  Issue 


2499  1883  PR64  PCGS.  The  1883  Trade  dollar  proof  is  the  last 
collectible  issue  within  the  series,  with  a  mintage  of  979  pieces. 
Vivid  shades  of  orange,  bright  blue,  plum,  and  russet  appear 
beneath  the  gray-green  patina  on  both  sides  of  this  nicely  struck 
near-Gem.  A  small  spot  appears  at  the  top  of  Liberty’s  head.  PCGS 
has  assigned  higher  numeric  grades  to  65  examples  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  27 YV,  PCGS#  7063 


2502  1883  PR64  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Lovely  light  champagne 
color  creates  attractive  visual  appeal  for  this  near-Gem  example. 
Contrast  between  the  fields  and  devices  is  clearly  evident  and  the 
design  elements  are  boldly  impressed.  A  few  small  areas  of  deeper 
color  are  present.  Population:  32  in  64  (2  in  64+)  Cameo,  21  finer 
(3/13).  PCGS#  87063 


1883  Trade  Dollar,  Gem  Cameo  Proof 
Fully  Struck  and  Silver- White 


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EARLY  PROOF  SETS 


11-Piece  Partial  1873  Proof  Set 
Sold  Individually 


Lot  2504  Lot  2505 


Lot  2506  Lot  2507 


Lot  2510  Lot  25 11 


Lot  2512 


Lot  2514 


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2504  1873  Indian  Cent  Closed  3  PR64  Red  and  Brown  Cameo  NGC.  Snow-PRl.  The  only  die  pair  for  proof  1873  Indian  cents  has  heavily  polished 
dies,  with  faint  polishing  lines  visible  in  the  fields.  The  base  of  the  first  feather  and  the  eye  socket  are  both  polished  into  the  field  as  described  by  Rick 
Snow  in  The  Flying  Eagle  &  Indian  Cent  Attribution  Guide.  The  Close  3  is  extremely  tight  with  little  space  between  the  knobs  and  crossbar. 

Both  sides  have  pale  orange  proof  surfaces  with  hints  of  peripheral  lilac.  Trivial  spots  and  streaks  are  of  no  concern  on  this  lovely  piece.  Design 
elements  are  fully  defined,  and  contrast  nicely  with  the  fields.  NGC  ID#  229S,  PCGS#  2307 

2505  1873  Two  Cent  Piece  Closed  3  PR65  Red  and  Brown  NGC.  This  boldly  detailed  two  cent  piece  has  gorgeous  Indian-red  surfaces  with  hints  of 
emerald  and  mauve  toning  on  the  obverse.  The  reverse  has  splashes  of  steebblue  toning,  and  the  combination  prevents  a  full  Red  color  designation. 
The  fields  are  moderately  mirrored  with  modest  cameo  contrast.  A  few  tiny  spots  and  imperfections  are  evident,  including  a  long,  wavy  lint  mark 
through  the  first  S  in  STATES.  NGC  ID#  2753,  PCGS#  3652 

2506  1873  Three  Cent  Silver  PR64  NGC.  The  obverse  is  primarily  pale  cinnamon  with  a  delightful  iridescent  frame  near  the  border.  The  reverse 
exhibits  a  lovely  blend  of  salmon,  magenta,  and  cobalt  toning  over  light  silver-gray  surfaces.  Both  sides  have  deeply  mirrored  fields  around  lustrous 
devices,  although  insufficient  for  a  Cameo  designation.  The  obverse  has  a  few  tiny  contact  marks  and  faint  hairlines  that  limit  the  grade,  while  the 
reverse  is  substantially  finer.  NGC  ID#  27CJ,  PCGS#  3724 

2507  1873  Three  Cent  Nickel  Closed  3  PR65  NGC.  The  3  is  similar  to  that  described  above  for  the  three  cent  silver  piece,  lacking  a  definite  crossbar. 
A  sharply  defined  light  nickel-gray  proof  with  modestly  mirrored  fields  and  satiny  devices.  A  faint  splash  of  light  yellow-orange  toning  appears  on 
the  reverse  of  this  otherwise  untoned  example.  Trivial  spots  and  blemishes  are  consistent  with  the  grade.  NGC  ID#  275U,  PCGS#  3769 

2508  1873  Shield  Nickel  Closed  3  PR65  NGC.  The  1  is  repunched  below  and  the  3  lacks  a  crossbar,  much  like  both  three  cent  pieces.  The  date 
logotype  appears  to  be  identical  to  the  three  cent  nickel  piece.  The  strike  of  this  light  gray  proof  is  bold  and  well  defined,  with  full  detail  throughout. 
Moderately  mirrored  fields  surround  the  faintly  contrasting  devices,  with  delicate  champagne  toning  on  the  dusky  reverse.  NGC  ID#  276P,  PCGS# 
3827 

2509  1873  Seated  Half  Dime  PR66  Cameo  NGC.  Although  this  is  a  Closed  3  variety,  as  are  all  proof  1873  half  dimes,  a  first  glance  gives  the 
appearance  of  an  Open  3  with  widely  spaced  upper  and  lower  knobs.  Heavy  diagonal  polishing  lines  are  especially  visible  on  the  obverse  of  this 
amazing  Premium  Gem.  The  fields  are  deeply  mirrored  and  the  devices  are  highly  lustrous,  the  entire  presentation  brilliant  and  untoned  with  bright 
silver  surfaces.  PCGS#  84456 

2510  1873  Seated  Dime  No  Arrows,  Closed  3  PR64  NGC.  Fortin-101.  The  only  currently  identified  proof  variety  for  the  1873  No  Arrows  dimes, 
although  Kamal  Ahwash  recorded  a  second  (and  currently  unseen)  obverse  die  for  these  proofs.  This  lovely  dime  has  a  bold  strike  and  light  silver 
surfaces  with  peripheral  gold  and  iridescent  toning  on  each  side.  Some  irregular  planchet  imperfections  are  mostly  visible  on  the  obverse,  consistent 
with  the  final  grade  determination.  NGC  ID#  23CX,  PCGS#  4766 

2511  1873  Seated  Dime  Arrows  PR64  NGC.  Fortin-102.  The  only  proof  variety  known  for  the  1873  With  Arrows  dimes,  identified  by  tiny  die  defects 
of  Fiberty’s  left  (facing)  leg.  This  same  obverse  die  was  also  used  for  some  business  strikes.  Most  of  the  obverse  and  reverse  surfaces  have  yellow- 
brown  toning  with  a  frame  of  crimson  and  bright  blue  along  parts  of  the  borders.  Fight  cameo  contrast  is  evident,  although  insufficient  to  receive  a 
Cameo  designation.  The  strike  is  crisp  and  the  eye  appeal  is  excellent.  NGC  ID#  23DH,  PCGS#  4769 

2512  1873  Seated  Quarter  Closed  3  No  Arrows  PR63  NGC.  Briggs  1-A.  The  only  No  Arrows  proof  variety  recorded  in  the  Briggs  reference.  Both 
1873  quarters  in  this  set  are  from  the  same  reverse  die,  first  used  in  1872,  and  identified  by  a  small  raised  die  scratch  across  the  left  shield  border. 
This  sharply  struck  proof  has  fully  mirrored  fields  and  entirely  untoned  silver  surfaces.  A  few  blemishes,  contact  marks,  and  hairlines  limit  the  grade. 
NGC  ID#  23X6,  PCGS#  5572 

2513  1873  Seated  Half  Dollar  Arrows  PR63+  NGC.  All  1873  With  Arrows  half  dollars  have  an  Open  3  in  the  date,  as  do  all  other  With  Arrows  coins. 
This  example  is  sharply  struck  with  considerable  contrast,  although  there  is  no  designation  assigned  for  that  contrast.  Faint  hairlines  and  contact 
marks  limit  the  grade.  The  centers  exhibit  delicate  gold  toning,  with  a  frame  of  magenta  and  light  blue  on  the  obverse.  The  reverse  is  similar,  with 
a  thicker  frame  of  greenish-blue  toning.  NGC  ID#  27UU,  PCGS#  6434 

25 14  1873  Seated  Dollar  PR63+  NGC.  All  letters  of  IN  GOD  WE  TRUST  and  the  ribbon  that  carries  the  motto  are  doubled,  more  prominent  to  the 
left.  This  same  reverse  die  was  used  earlier  in  1871  and  1872,  and  also  appears  on  some  silver  dollar  patterns.  A  second  reverse  die  was  also  used  for 
the  1873  Seated  silver  dollar  proofs,  combined  with  a  single  obverse  die.  The  relative  scarcity  of  the  two  proof  varieties  is  unknown.  Both  sides  have 
the  usual  trivial  blemishes  that  prevent  a  higher  grade.  However,  the  aesthetic  presentation  is  exceptional  with  rich  turquoise  and  reddish-gold 
toning  blended  together  on  both  sides.  Every  aspect  of  the  strike  is  crisp,  with  bold  design  definition.  NGC  ID#  252V,  PCGS#  7021 


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Six-Piece  1893  Proof  Set 
Sold  Individually 


Lot  2515 


Lot  2516 


Lot  2517 


Lot  2518 


Lot  2520 


2515  1893  Indian  Cent  PR64  Brown  PCGS.  CAC.  Lovely  shades  of 
orange,  red,  and  copper  appear  on  the  obverse  of  this  lustrous  near- 
Gem.  When  closely  examined,  the  reverse  displays  liberal  splashes 
of  emerald  green  and  red.  The  design  elements  are  well-defined, 
adding  to  the  eye  appeal.  Population:  19  in  64  Brown,  8  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  22AF,  PCGS#  2366 

2516  1893  Liberty  Nickel  PR64  PCGS.  CAC.  Sun-gold  and  pink- 
red  graces  the  lightly  toned  obverse.  The  reverse  exhibits  vertical 
streaks  of  chestnut-gold.  A  precisely  struck  and  prominently 
mirrored  Choice  proof  with  small  spots  near  the  hairbun  and  the  8 
in  the  date.  1893  was  the  year  of  the  World’s  Columbian  Exposition, 
held  in  Chicago,  Illinois.  NGC  ID#  2783,  PCGS#  3891 

2517  1893  Barber  Dime  PR67  PCGS.  CAC.  A  pleasing  Superb  Gem 
example,  this  piece  displays  attractive  apple-green  and  bright  teal 
toning  on  much  of  the  obverse.  Large  areas  of  light  gold  color 
are  present  on  the  reverse,  with  accents  of  red  and  bright  teal  at 
portions  of  the  outer  edges.  Both  sides  exhibit  reflective  fields. 
Boldly  defined  design  elements  add  to  the  visual  appeal.  Population: 

14  in  67,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23G4,  PCGS#  4877 

2518  1893  Barber  Quarter  PR65+  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  As 

expected  given  the  Deep  Cameo  designation,  appreciable  contrast 
exists  between  the  fields  and  the  devices.  This  pleasing  example 
exhibits  boldly  detailed  design  elements.  A  few  small  areas  of  toning 
are  present.  Population:  1  in  65  (1  in  65  +  )  Deep  Cameo,  11  finer 
(3/13).  PCGS#  95679 

2519  1893  Barber  Half  Dollar  PR65  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  The 

mirrored  fields  and  frosted  devices  display  an  attractive  level  of 
contrast  on  this  Gem  piece.  The  coin  is  well-struck  and  well- 
preserved.  Areas  of  light  toning  appear  at  portions  of  the  rims  and 
only  a  few  tiny  specks  of  darker  toning  are  present.  Population:  19  in 
65  Cameo,  22  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  86540 

2520  1893  Morgan  Dollar  PR64  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Only  792  proof 
Morgan  dollars  were  minted  in  1893  and  the  issue  is  known  for  a 
poor  strike.  Highly  reflective  fields  and  frosted  devices  provide  an 
appealing  level  of  cameo  contrast  to  this  near-Gem  exhibiting  only 
a  minor  incompleteness  of  strike  at  center.  Light  caramel  toning 
appears,  primarily  at  the  outer  edges.  Population:  15  in  64  Cameo, 
17  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  87328 


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Seven-Piece  1909  Proof  Set 
Transitional  Cent  Trio 
Sold  Individually 


Lot  2523 


Lot  2524 


Lot  2525 


Lot  2526 


Lot  2527 


2521  1909  Indian  Cent  PR64  Red  PCGS.  A  lovely  near-Gem  Red 
example  of  this  last-year  type  coin,  this  piece  displays  brilliant 
surfaces  with  orange-gold  color  that  includes  splashes  of  fiery- 
orange,  red  and  pink.  The  design  elements  are  well-defined.  Minor 
carbon  spots  are  present.  Population:  37  in  64  Red,  47  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  22 AY,  PCGS#  2416 

2522  1909  Lincoln  Cent  VDB  PR64  Red  PCGS.  CAC.  As  a  one- 
year  type  with  a  low  mintage,  the  1909  VDB  matte  proof  is  highly 
sought  and  quite  expensive  with  respect  to  other  proof  cents  of 
1909  to  1916.  The  actual  number  of  coins  produced  has  been 
disputed  for  decades,  with  estimates  ranging  from  slightly  over 
400  to  1,200.  Regardless  of  the  figure,  there  are  a  small  number  of 
survivors  relative  to  collector  demand,  and  auction  appearances  are 
infrequent.  This  lovely  near-Gem  example  displays  strong  design 
details,  including  the  V.D.B.  The  color  is  particularly  attractive 
on  the  reverse,  with  rich  copper-orange  color  overall  along  with 
splashes  of  cherry-red,  sage-green,  fiery  orange,  yellow,  and  wheat- 
gold.  A  few  small  spots  are  present,  primarily  on  the  obverse. 
Population:  9  in  64  Red,  16  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  22KR,  PCGS# 
3302 

2523  1909  Lincoln  Cent  PR66  Red  PCGS.  CAC.  Both  sides  of  this 
lustrous  Premium  Gem  display  rich  color.  The  obverse  features 
shades  of  cherry,  lime-green,  yellow,  and  fiery  orange.  Arguably, 
the  reverse  is  even  more  appealing  with  larger  splashes  of  color 
and  additional  hues.  The  coin  displays  strong  design  definition. 
Minimal  carbon  is  present.  Population:  41  in  66  Red,  6  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  22KS,  PCGS#  3305 

2524  1909  Liberty  Nickel  PR65  PCGS.  CAC.  Although  the  proof 
mintage  for  the  1909  nickel  was  considerably  higher  than  that  of 
the  preceding  and  subsequent  years,  in  reality,  the  demand  in  1909 
was  for  proofs  of  the  new  Lincoln  cent  design  and  the  nickels  were 
likely  spent,  leaving  fewer  surviving  examples  than  the  production 
number  would  suggest.  This  Gem  example  displays  strong  design 
details.  The  obverse  includes  areas  of  light  golden  toning.  A  few 
spots  are  present  on  both  sides.  NGC  ID#  278K,  PCGS#  3907 

2525  1909  Barber  Dime  PR66  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Butter-gold  and 
rose-red  consume  the  obverse,  while  the  reverse  features  lilac-red 
fields  and  orange  borders.  This  high  grade  specimen  is  devoid  of 
contact,  though  the  right  obverse  field  displays  tiny  gray  flecks. 
Population:  9  in  66  (2  in  66+)  Cameo,  4  finer  as  Cameo,  none  as 
Deep  Cameo  (3/13).  PCGS#  84893 

2526  1909  Barber  Quarter  PR67  PCGS.  CAC.  Shades  of  golden- 
orange,  russet,  violet,  and  aquamarine  grace  portions  of  both  sides 
of  this  pleasing  Superb  Gem  example,  with  the  colors  being  more 
pronounced  on  the  obverse.  This  is  a  beautifully  preserved  example 
with  strongly  detailed  design  elements.  Population:  15  in  67,  3  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  242R,  PCGS#  5695 

2527  1909  Barber  Half  Dollar  PR67  PCGS.  CAC.  A  patina  consisting 
of  several  shades  of  gold  along  with  splashes  of  pink  engulfs  this 
Superb  Gem  proof.  The  reverse  also  includes  hints  of  green.  The 
luster  is  strong  and  the  design  elements  are  well-defined,  further 
enhancing  the  appearance  of  this  lovely  example.  Population:  9  in 
67,  7  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24PD,  PCGS#  6556 


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CERTIFIED  MODERN  PROOF  SETS 


Five-Piece  1936  Proof  Set 
Cent  Through  Walking  Liberty  Half 


2528  Five-Piece  Certified  1936  Proof  Set.  The  set  includes:  Lincoln 
cent  Type  One,  Satin  Finish  PR64  Red  and  Brown  PCGS,  CAC, 

the  obverse  is  full  Red  with  minor  carbon,  the  reverse  is  dusky 
mahogany-red;  Buffalo  nickel  Type  One,  Satin  Finish  PR64+ 
PCGS,  CAC,  intricately  struck  and  coruscating  with  a  mark-free 
appearance  and  scattered  minute  russet  freckles;  Mercury  dime 
PR65  PCGS,  CAC,  a  fully  struck  Gem  with  cream-gray  surfaces 
overlaid  by  lightly  dappled  golden-tan;  Washington  quarter  PR65 
PCGS,  CAC,  a  sharply  struck  Gem  with  medium  pearl-gray  and 
chestnut-gold  toning;  and  a  Walking  Liberty  half  dollar  PR65 
PCGS,  CAC,  a  razor-sharp  Gem  whose  gunmetal-gray  surfaces 
exhibit  glimpses  of  red-brown.  (Total:  5  coins) 


2529  Five-Piece  Certified  1937  Proof  Set.  The  set  includes:  Lincoln 
cent  PR65  Red  NGC,  a  peach-red  Gem  with  mirrored  fields  and 
only  trivial  carbon;  Buffalo  nickel  PR67  NGC,  pastel  lilac  and 
straw-gold  toning,  sharply  struck  and  essentially  pristine;  Mercury 
dime  PR66  NGC,  fully  struck  and  brilliant  with  pristine  and 
glassy  fields;  Washington  quarter  PR66  NGC,  stone-white  and 
flashy  with  one  tiny  spot  on  the  right  obverse  field;  and  a  Walking 
Liberty  half  dollar  PR66  NGC,  a  brilliant  and  pristine  fully  struck 
specimen,  a  mint-made  diagonal  lintmark  near  a  flag  corner. 


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MERCURY  DIMES 

2530  1916  MS67  Full  Bands  PCGS.  The  reverse  of  this  sharply 
struck  Superb  Gem  is  rotated  a  trifle  clockwise.  Both  sides  have 
brilliant  and  frosty  silver  luster  with  delicate  gold  toning.  PCGS 
has  certified  a  mere  nine  finer  examples  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23 GX, 
PCGS#  4905 

2531  1916  MS67+  Full  Bands  PCGS.  CAC.  Frosty  surfaces  boast  light 
orange -copper  patina  accented  with  olive-blue  and  pale  pink  over 
surfaces  that  are  fully  struck  and  eye-appealing  throughout.  A  great 
first-year  type  coin.  Population:  96  in  67  (3  in  67  +  )  Full  Bands,  9 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23GX,  PCGS#  4905 

2532  1916-D  Good  6  NGC.  The  date  is  bold  and  the  mintmark  is 
distant  from  the  border.  In  fact,  among  all  the  peripheral  letters, 
only  the  top  of  the  M  in  AMERICA  shows  slight  blending  into  the 
rim.  Free  from  remotely  relevant  contact,  and  higher  in  grade  than 
a  majority  of  survivors.  NGC  ID#  23GY,  PCGS#  4906 


XF  Details  1916-D  Dime 


2533  1916-D  —  Cleaning  —  PCGS  Genuine.  XF  Details.  A  steel- 
gray  example  of  this  famous  and  coveted  series  key.  Only  minimal 
wear  is  present,  though  the  surfaces  are  moderately  subdued  and  a 
small  obverse  spot  is  faintly  tooled  near  3  o’clock.  The  majority  of 
surviving  1916-D  dimes  are  in  AG  through  VG  grades.  NGC  ID# 
23GY,  PCGS#  4906 


AU  Sharpness  1916-D  Dime 


2534  1916-D  —  Whizzed  —  NGC  Details.  AU.  An  unnatural,  granular 
texture  on  the  face  and  neck  of  Liberty  indicates  whizzing,  but 
unlike  most  examples,  the  present  key  date  dime  has  little  actual 
circulation  wear.  The  stone-gray  surfaces  retain  substantial  luster. 
The  bands  appear  full  and  the  strike  is  sharp  except  at  the  peak  of 
the  TE  in  STATES.  NGC  ID#  23GY,  PCGS#  4906 


Choice  AU  1916-D  Mercury  Dime 
Low-Mintage  First- Year  Key 


2535  1916-D  AU55  NGC.  An  attractive  Choice  AU  example  of 
this  low-mintage  key.  The  design  elements  are  well-detailed  and 
the  pleasing  surfaces  retain  traces  of  their  original  mint  luster, 
under  delicate  shades  of  ice-blue  and  pale  jade  toning.  No  large 
or  distracting  surface  flaws  are  evident.  NGC  ID#  23 GY,  PCGS# 
4906 

Gem  191 7-D  Mercury  Dime 
Full  Bands  Definition 


2536  191 7-D  MS65  Full  Bands  PCGS.  Vivid  shades  of  champagne-gold 
and  violet  patina  blanket  the  obverse  surfaces  of  this  impressive 
Gem,  while  the  reverse  remains  essentially  brilliant.  The  design 
elements  are  sharply  detailed,  with  Full  Bands  definition  on 
the  fasces.  Vibrant  mint  luster  adds  to  the  strong  visual  appeal. 
Population:  37  in  65  Full  Bands,  8  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23H3, 
PCGS#  4913 


2537  1919  MS66  Full  Bands  PCGS.  CAC.  Examples  from  this  issue 
are  remarkably  scarce.  This  bright,  brilliant  Premium  Gem  displays 
a  rich  satiny  sheen  and  impressively  preserved  surfaces.  The  design 
elements  display  a  crisp  strike  throughout  and  the  central  reverse 
bands  are  fully  split.  Population:  63  in  66  (2  in  66+)  Full  Bands,  11 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23H8,  PCGS#  4923 

2538  1920-D  MS64  Full  Bands  PCGS.  A  splash  of  golden-brown 
patina  resides  on  the  central  obverse  motif  of  this  otherwise  fully 
brilliant  silver  example  of  the  1920-D  dime.  This  lovely  Choice 
Mint  State  piece  has  a  sharp  strike  with  full  bands.  NGC  ID# 
23HC,  PCGS#  4931 

2539  1920-D  MS64  Full  Bands  PCGS.  A  sharply  defined  Choice  Mint 
State  piece,  this  1920-D  dime  has  deep  gold  toning  over  satin  luster 
on  the  obverse,  with  a  hint  of  champagne  on  the  brilliant  reverse. 
NGC  ID#  23HC,  PCGS#  493 1 


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1920-D  Mercury  Dime,  MS65 
Elusive  Example  With  Full  Bands 


2540  1920-D  MS65  Full  Bands  PCGS  Secure.  This  spectacular  Gem 
exhibits  sharply  detailed  design  elements  throughout,  with  fully 
separated  rounded  bands  on  the  fasces.  Wispy  shades  of  ice-blue 
and  golden-tan  toning  visit  the  surfaces  of  both  sides  and  vibrant 
mint  luster  adds  to  the  considerable  visual  appeal.  Population:  43 
in  65  Full  Bands,  21  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23HC,  PCGS#  4931 


2541  1921  AU55  NGC.  A  pleasing  Choice  AU  representative  from  a 
low  mintage  of  only  1.23  million  pieces  that  has  long  been  regarded 
as  an  important  date  in  the  series.  Areas  of  orange-pink  and  golden- 
brown  toning  appear  on  this  example.  Census:  16  in  55,  35  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  23HE,  PCGS#  4934 

2542  192 l-D  AU55  PCGS.  Cream-gray  color  and  pleasing  luster 
are  attributes  of  this  Choice  AU  piece.  The  outer  edges  reveal 
an  incompleteness  of  strike.  This  is  a  reasonable  and  affordable 
alternative  to  a  Mint  State  example  of  this  key,  low-mintage  issue. 
NGC  ID#  23 HF,  PCGS#  4936 

2543  1921-D  AU58  Full  Bands  NGC.  A  touch  of  friction  denies  a 
Mint  State  grade,  but  that  does  take  away  from  the  detail  exhibited 
on  the  reverse  of  this  lustrous  semikey  example.  This  piece  displays 
great  eye  appeal  and  is  an  affordable  alternative  to  the  costly  next 
tier.  There  are  very  few  examples  at  this  grade  level  with  Full  Bands, 
with  only  3  other  NGC-graded  examples  and  none  from  PCGS. 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  2/2007) ,  lot  3003;  ANA 
Sacramento  Signature  (Heritage,  3/2011),  lot  3426,  which  realized 
$1,725.  NGC  ID#  23 HF,  PCGS#  4937 

2544  1924  MS66  Full  Bands  PCGS.  CAC.  Toning,  in  a  variety  of 
colors,  provides  highlights  to  this  well-struck  example,  particularly 
at  the  outer  edges.  The  shades  include  lemon-yellow,  orange,  russet, 
red,  and  kelly-green.  Population:  72  in  66  Full  Bands,  18  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  23 H],  PCGS#  4943 

1924  Mercury  Dime,  MS67  Full  Bands 
Among  the  Finest  Certified 


2545  1924  MS67  Full  Bands  PCGS.  CAC.  The  1924'P  is  scarce  in 
Gem  and  finer  grades,  especially  with  Full  Band  details,  unlike 
many  later  dimes  from  the  Philadelphia  Mint.  An  incredible 
representative,  both  sides  of  this  Superb  Gem  display  rich,  frosty 
luster  and  virtually  pristine  surfaces.  The  coin  displays  an  attractive 
level  of  detail  overall,  with  the  border  areas  exhibiting  a  trace  of 
fadeaway,  which  is  common  to  the  issue.  Population:  18  in  67  Full 
Bands,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23HJ,  PCGS#  4943 


2546  1925-S  MS65  Full  Bands  PCGS.  This  impressive  Gem  displays 
frosty  silver  luster  with  delicate  gold  toning  over  portions  of  the 
obverse,  especially  near  the  border.  The  reverse  has  champagne, 
gold,  and  iridescent  toning,  providing  a  delightful  display.  PCGS 
has  awarded  higher  numeric  grades  to  only  21  examples  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  23 HP,  PCGS#  4953 


Brilliant  1925-S  Dime,  MS66  Full  Bands 


2547  1925-S  MS66  Full  Bands  PCGS.  CAC.  Despite  production  of 
more  than  5.8  million  1925-S  Dimes,  the  vast  majority  entered 
circulation.  Of  those  that  were  set  aside,  poor  striking  quality 
restricts  most  from  MS64  and  better  grades.  This  Premium  Gem 
displays  attractive  definition,  with  areas  of  slight  weakness  around 
the  rims,  as  is  generally  the  case.  Rich  luster  and  brilliant  surfaces 
provide  this  piece  with  exceptional  eye  appeal.  Population:  17 
in  66  Full  Bands,  4  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23HP,  PCGS#  4953 


Premium  Gem  1926-D  Mercury  Dime 
Rarely  Seen  With  Full  Bands  in  This  Grade 


2548  1926-D  MS66  Full  Bands  PCGS.  CAC.  This  delightful  Premium 
Gem  displays  sharply  detailed  design  elements  in  all  areas,  with 
Full  Bands  definition  on  the  fasces  and  intricate  detail  in  Liberty’s 
hair.  Delicate  shades  of  ice-blue  and  golden-tan  toning  accent 
the  well-preserved  surfaces,  with  vibrant  mint  luster  underneath. 
Population:  24  in  66  (4  in  66+)  Full  Bands,  4  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  23HS,  PCGS#  4957 

2549  1928-D  MS64  Full  Bands  PCGS.  CAC.  A  satiny  and  well-struck 
near-Gem  with  silver-gray  accented  by  powder-gray  on  the  obverse 
and  amber  on  the  reverse,  eye-appealing  and  elusive  at  the  Gem 
Full  Bands  level.  NGC  ID#  23HY,  PCGS#  4969 


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Full  Bands  MS67  1929-S  Dime 
Tied  for  Finest  at  PCGS 


2550  1929-S  MS67  Full  Bands  PCGS.  CAC.  Frosty  luster  stands  out  in 
contrast  to  two  patches  of  brilliance  close  to  Liberty’s  forehead  and 
cap.  Color  is  largely  silver  with  occasional  hints  of  blue  and  rose. 
This  sharply  struck  Superb  Gem  example  has  Full  Bands  and  plenty 
of  appeal  for  the  Mercury  dime  Registry  collector.  Population:  32  in 
67  Full  Bands,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23J4,  PCGS#  4977 


2551  1930-S  MS66  Full  Bands  PCGS.  CAC.  Frosty  and  pale  with 
just  a  hint  of  blue  to  the  silver  surfaces.  Though  the  obverse  is 
slightly  soft,  the  reverse  has  a  clear  line  between  the  central  bands. 
Population:  71  in  66  (2  in  66+)  Full  Bands,  11  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  23J6,  PCGS#  4981 

2552  193 1-D  MS66+  Full  Bands  PCGS.  A  stunning  Premium  Gem 
with  bold  design  motifs,  this  piece  has  light  champagne  toning  over 
highly  lustrous  and  frosty  silver  surfaces.  PCGS  has  only  certified 
47  finer  examples  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23J8,  PCGS#  4985 

2553  193 1-D  MS67  Full  Bands  PCGS.  CAC.  Small  areas  of  scattered 
toning  appear  on  this  Superb  Gem  example,  including  shades  of 
yellow-gold,  mint-green,  rose,  plum-gold,  forest-green,  and  dark 
gray.  Radiant  luster  adds  to  the  eye  appeal  of  this  piece.  Population: 
47  in  67  (1  in  67  +  )  Full  Bands,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  23J8, 
PCGS#  4985 

2554  1934  MS68  Full  Bands  PCGS.  Light  rose-red  and  sea-green  toning 
adorns  this  shimmering  and  nearly  pristine  representative.  The 
devices  are  fully  struck,  even  the  tips  of  LIBERTY  are  crisply  impressed. 
The  lower  obverse  border  exhibits  two  small  areas  of  prooflike 
surface,  as-made.  Population:  21  in  68  Full  Bands,  0  finer  (3/13). 
Ex:  ANA  National  Money  Show  Signature  (Heritage,  3/2007) ,  lot 
559. 

From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  NGC  ID#  23JA,  PCGS# 
4989 

2555  194 1-S  MS68  Full  Bands  Prooflike  NGC.  Small  S.  A  fully 

brilliant,  boldly  struck,  and  well  preserved  Superb  Gem  that  has 
the  mirrored  fields  suggestive  of  a  proof,  though  San  Francisco  only 
coined  business  strikes  of  the  series.  Census:  3  in  68  Full  Bands 
Prooflike,  none  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Palm  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  11/2004),  lot  6402,  which 
realized  $2,242.50.  NGC  ID#  23JZ,  PCGS#  5033 

2556  1943-S  MS67+  Full  Bands  PCGS.  CAC.  Large  S.  Remarkable 
cherry-red,  peach,  lemon,  and  apple-green  patina  encompasses  this 
fully  struck  and  pristine  Superb  Gem.  Though  the  ‘43 -S  is  common 
in  typical  Uncirculated  grades,  the  eye  appeal  of  the  present  piece 
is  unsurpassable.  NGC  ID#  23KA,  PCGS#  5049 


1944-D  Mercury  Dime,  MS68+  Full  Bands 
Finest  Certified  at  PCGS 


2557  1944-D  MS68+  Full  Bands  PCGS.  CAC.  A  stunning  MS68+ 
example,  one  of  the  finest  certified  at  either  of  the  leading  grading 
services.  The  design  elements  are  fully  struck,  including  Full  Bands 
definition  on  the  fasces.  Vibrant  mint  luster  and  vivid  crescents 
of  magenta  and  burnt-orange  toning  enhance  the  tremendous  eye 
appeal.  Population:  80  in  68  (1  in  68+)  Full  Bands,  0  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  23KC,  PCGS#  5053 


PROOF  MERCURY  DIMES 


1936  Mercury  Dime,  PR67 
Only  One  Finer  PCGS-Graded  Example 


2558  1936  PR67  PCGS.  CAC.  The  seven-year  run  of  proof  Mercury 
dimes  began  with  this  1936  issue  and  it  is  the  lowest  mintage 
date  of  the  group.  Portions  of  Mercury  include  golden  highlights, 
creating  an  attractive  appearance  for  this  Superb  Gem.  Small 
freckles  and  splashes  of  color  appear,  primarily  in  the  obverse  fields. 
Population:  49  in  67,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27DG,  PCGS#  5071 


1937  Mercury  Dime,  PR68 
Tied  for  Finest  Certified 


2559  1937  PR68  PCGS.  CAC.  This  virtually  perfect  Mercury  dime 
displays  delicate  shades  of  ice-blue  and  champagne-gold  toning  on 
the  deeply  reflective,  flawless  surfaces.  The  design  elements  exhibit 
razor-sharp  definition  throughout,  and  the  eye  appeal  is  simply 
stunning.  Population:  26  in  68,  0  finer  (2/13). 

From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27DH,  PCGS#  50 72 


2560  1939  PR68  PCGS.  Liquid-silver  surfaces  prevail  on  both  sides  of 
this  stunning  Mercury  dime  proof,  among  the  finest  of  the  issue 
certified  at  either  service.  Population:  38  in  68,  0  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  27DK,  PCGS#  5074 


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2561  1939  PR68  PCGS  Secure.  A  stunning  PR68  Mercury  dime,  with 
razor-sharp  definition  on  all  design  elements  and  deeply  mirrored 
brilliant  fields  that  show  no  signs  of  contact.  Population:  38  in  68, 
0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27DK,  PCGS#  5074 

2562  1939  PR66  Cameo  NGC.  The  proofs  of  1936-1942  are  known 
for  their  brilliant  finishes,  and  any  piece  with  contrast  is  a  prize. 
Each  side  of  this  specimen  has  a  distinct  cameo  effect,  though  that 
of  the  reverse  is  stronger,  and  the  deeply  reflective  fields  betray  no 
flaws  of  note.  Census:  13  in  66  Cameo,  14  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
85074 


1939  Dime,  PR67  Cameo 
Only  One  Finer 


2563  1939  PR67  Cameo  NGC.  Appreciable  contrast  is  present 
between  the  fields  and  devices,  particularly  on  the  reverse.  The 
brilliant  surfaces  are  pristine  and  are  completely  free  of  toning  or 
any  mentionable  distractions.  The  strike  is  bold,  with  all  fasces 
bands  satisfyingly  full.  Census:  13  in  67  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  9/2006) ,  lot  1463,  which  realized 
$2,300.  PCGS#  85074 


1940  Mercury  Dime,  PR68 
None  Certified  Finer  at  PCGS 


2564  1940  PR68  PCGS.  A  PR68  Mercury  dime  approaching 
numismatic  perfection,  this  piece  displays  deeply  mirrored 
fields.  Steaks  of  green,  orange,  red,  and  gray  toning  are  scattered 
throughout  both  sides.  In  the  intervening  eight  plus  years  since  this 
coin  last  appeared  with  us,  the  population  has  changed  little,  with 
only  two  more  coins  having  achieved  this  grade  level  with  PCGS. 
Population:  20  in  68,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27DL,  PCGS#  5075 


1941  Mercury  Dime,  PR68 
None  Certified  Finer 


2565  1941  PR68  PCGS.  An  essentially  perfect  proof  Mercury  dime, 
this  Superb  Gem  is  fully  brilliant  with  deeply  mirrored  fields 
and  reflective  devices.  No  toning  appears  on  either  side  of  this 
specimen  that  lacks  cameo  contrast.  Neither  PCGS  nor  NGC  have 
certified  a  finer  example.  Population:  18  in  68,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  27DM,  PCGS#  5076 


ROOSEVELT  DIMES 


Full  Bands  MS68  1949-D  Dime 


Great  Registry  Coin 


2566  1949-D  MS68  Full  Bands  PCGS.  A  generously  toned  and 
uncommonly  well-defined  example  of  this  early  but  little-saved 
Roosevelt  dime  issue  with  a  surprisingly  small  mintage  of  just  over 
26  million  pieces.  Gold-to-orange  peripheral  toning  has  a  broader 
reach  on  the  obverse,  while  the  silver-blue  of  the  interiors  is  deeper 
on  the  reverse.  Population:  5  in  68  Full  Bands,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  23KV,  PCGS#  85092 


1951-S  Dime,  MS68  Full  Bands 


Conditionally  Scarce 


2567  195 1-S  MS68  Full  Bands  PCGS.  Examples  at  this  grade  level  are 
scarce,  with  PCGS  and  NGC  combined  having  graded  only  seven 
examples  at  the  MS68  level,  with  none  finer  (3/13).  The  centers 
remain  primarily  brilliant  and  untoned,  with  large  portions  of  the 
peripheries  displaying  shades  of  yellow,  gold,  and  green.  A  few 
tiny  marks  appear  above  the  ear.  NGC  ID#  23L4,  PCGS#  85099 


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2568  1950  PR67  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  An  issue  seldom  seen  at  this  level 
with  Deep  Cameo  surfaces,  this  is  a  pleasing  representative  from 
the  first  year  of  the  proof  Roosevelt  dime  production.  A  few  small 
splashes  of  light  golden-brown  color  appear  on  both  sides  of  this 
lovely  piece.  Population:  11  in  67  Deep  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  PCGS#  95225 

2569  1951  PR68  Cameo  PCGS.  Moderately  contrasted  and  impressively 
preserved  for  a  second-year  proof  Roosevelt  dime.  The  frost  on  the 
portrait  is  light  but  distinct.  Population:  7  in  68  Cameo,  0  finer 
(3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27EK,  PCGS# 
85226 

2570  1951  PR68  Cameo  PCGS.  Ex:  Kreuter.  A  well-contrasted  silver- 
on-black  Superb  Gem  proof,  even  if  the  contrast  is  not  quite 
sufficient  for  a  Deep  Cameo  designation.  Tough  at  this  grade  level 
even  in  Cameo.  Population:  7  in  68  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27EK,  PCGS# 

85226 

2571  1952  PR68  Cameo  PCGS.  Ex:  Kreuter.  A  fully  detailed  and  pristine 
example,  with  striking  white-on-black  contrast  between  the  frosted 
devices  and  the  deeply  mirrored  fields.  Some  interesting  circular  die 
striations  (as  struck)  reside  on  the  portrait  of  Franklin  Roosevelt, 
but  no  bothersome  contact  marks  or  handling  errors  seem  evident 
on  either  obverse  or  reverse.  Conditionally  scarce,  and  exceedingly 
rare  any  finer.  Population:  6  in  68  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Central  States  Signature  (Heritage,  5/2004) ,  lot  12003,  which 
realized  $3,220. 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27EL,  PCGS# 

85227 

2572  1953  PR68  Cameo  PCGS.  Intensely  reflective  and  minimally 
toned  with  considerable  contrast.  PCGS  has  graded  only  eight  pieces 
as  PR68  Cameo  and  none  finer  in  the  contrast  category  (3/13). 
From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27EM,  PCGS# 

85228 


1954  Proof  69  Cameo  Roosevelt  Dime 


2573  1954  PR69  Cameo  PCGS.  A  well-executed  strike  and  appreciable 
contrast  between  the  frosty  devices  and  the  richly  mirrored  fields 
are  among  the  attributes  this  example  possesses.  Virtually  pristine 
surfaces  provide  this  piece  with  tremendous  eye  appeal.  Population: 
1  in  69  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27EN,  PCGS#  85229 


2574  1955  PR68  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Ex:  Kreuter.  A  well-struck 
piece  with  highly  reflective  fields  and  lovely  frosted  devices.  This 
example  has  tremendous  eye  appeal.  A  small,  light  toning  spot  is 
noted  on  the  bottom  left  (facing)  of  Roosevelt’s  neck.  Population: 
13  in  68  Deep  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Central  States  Signature  (Heritage,  5/2004) ,  lot  12005,  which 
realized  $2,070. 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  PCGS#  95230 


2575  1957  PR69  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Boldly  contrasted  with  gleaming 
fields  and  just  a  few  small  spots  of  milky  toning  behind  Roosevelt’s 
head  and  off  the  torch’s  flame.  A  tiny  lint  mark  curls  above  the 
portrait’s  nose.  Population:  3  in  69  Deep  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 
From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27ES,  PCGS# 
95232 

1958  Dime,  PR69  Deep  Cameo 
Rich  Contrast 


2576  1958  PR69  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Roosevelt’s  portrait  exhibits  a 
rich  layer  of  frost,  providing  this  outstanding  example  with  bold 
contrast.  The  fields  have  an  appealing,  glassy  appearance  that  further 
enhances  the  attractiveness.  Tiny  flecks  of  color  appear  at  portions  of 
the  peripheries.  Population:  2  in  69  Deep  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 
From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27ET,  PCGS#  95233 


2577  1970  No  S  Proof  Dime  in  Government  Packaging.  This  1970 
proof  set  —  complete  in  government  packaging,  hard-plastic  and 
blue  envelope  —  has  a  valuable  surprise:  a  “No  S”  proof  dime, 
lightly  gold-toned  with  minimal  contrast  and  an  opaque  area  at  the 
upper  right  reverse.  Other  pieces  show  light  to  moderate  patina, 
the  cent  Red  and  Brown.(Total:  5  coins)  NGC  ID#  27F5,  PCGS# 
5248 

2578  1970  No  S  Dime  in  Government-Packaged  Proof  Set.  From  the 
back  this  seems  an  ordinary  proof  set  in  government  packaging. 
Turn  it  over,  though,  and  this  1970  set  has  a  No  S  dime,  strongly 
toned  at  the  borders  with  a  more  translucent  gleam  at  the  interiors. 
Both  sides  show  mild  contrast. (Total:  5  coins)  NGC  ID#  27F5, 
PCGS#  5248 

2579  1970  No  S  PR69  PCGS.  A  low-contrast  but  high-preservation 
specimen  of  the  second  “No  S”  proof  dime  issue,  faintly  toned  on 
the  obverse  with  a  stronger  yellow  tint  to  the  reverse.  Population:  6 
in  69,  0  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27F5,  PCGS# 
5248 

2580  1974-S  PR70  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Ex:  The  Eric  Kreuter  Collection. 
Untoned  throughout  with  stark  field-device  contrast,  not  always  a 
guarantee  even  in  1974.  Also  not  guaranteed:  the  surface  perfection 
seen  here.  Population:  21  in  70  Deep  Cameo  (3/13). 

Ex:  CSNS  Signature  (Heritage,  5/2004) ,  lot  12024. 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27F9,  PCGS# 
95252 

2581  1983  No  S  Dime  in  Government-Packaged  Proof  Set.  A  complete 
1983  proof  set  in  government  plastic  and  blue-envelope  packaging, 
the  dime  missing  “S”  mintmark  and  valuable  as  such.  Light  gold 
toning  with  contrast  of  at  least  Cameo  quality  and  thick  frost  over 
the  central  devices. (Total:  5  coins)  PCGS#  5265 

2582  1983  No  S  PR69  Ultra  Cameo  NGC.  The  obverse  exhibits  vivid 
contrast  adding  to  the  eye  appeal  of  this  near-perfect  example.  A 
small  quantity  of  1983  proof  sets  contained  dimes  lacking  the 
familiar  S  mintmark  above  the  date.  Census:  73  in  69  Ultra  Cameo, 
2  finer  (2/13).  NGC  ID#  27FJ,  PCGS#  95265 

2583  1983  No  S  PR69  Ultra  Cameo  NGC.  A  nearly  perfect  Superb 
Gem  proof,  this  No  S  dime  has  bright  gray  luster  with  frosty  devices 
and  deeply  mirrored  fields.  An  important  variety  for  the  advanced 
Roosevelt  collector  or  variety  enthusiast.  Census:  75  in  69  Ultra 
Cameo,  2  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27FJ,  PCGS#  95265 


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2584  1983  No  S  PR69  Ultra  Cameo  NGC.  The  last  major  No  S  dime 
error.  This  deeply  contrasted  piece  shows  thick  frost  over  silver- 
white  devices  with  jet-black,  reflective  fields  and  no  trace  of  color. 
Census:  75  in  69  Ultra  Cameo,  2  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27FJ, 
PCGS#  95265 

2585  1983  No  S  PR69  Deep  Cameo  PCGS*  Ex:  The  Eric  Kreuter 
Collection.  A  practically  perfect  example  of  the  last  No  S  proof 
Roosevelt  dime  issue.  Only  a  hint  of  cream-gold  color  appears  on 
otherwise  black-and-white  surfaces.  Population:  93  in  69  Deep 
Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  CSNS  Signature  (Heritage,  5/2004) ,  lot  12036. 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27FJ,  PCGS# 
95265 


STANDING  LIBERTY  QUARTERS 

1916  Quarter,  VF30 
Famous  Low-Mintage  Rarity 


2586  1916  VF30  PCGS.  The  famously  low  mintage  1916  Standing 
Liberty  quarter  has  long  been  a  target  for  the  many  20th  century 
key  date  collectors.  This  pearl-gray  representative  exhibits  glimpses 
of  luster  in  recesses  of  the  designs,  and  the  absence  of  objectionable 
marks  confirms  its  quality  for  the  grade.  NGC  ID#  242  Y,  PCGS# 
5704 


2587  1917  Type  One  MS65  Full  Head  NGC.  This  issue  is  known  as 
being  well-struck,  which  is  certainly  the  case  with  this  example.  In 
addition  to  the  Full  Head  detail,  this  piece  displays  strong  definition 
of  the  shield  rivets.  Subtle  hints  of  toning  are  present  along  with  a 
few  minuscule  spots.  NGC  ID#  242Z,  PCGS#  5707 

2588  1917  Type  One  MS65  Full  Head  NGC.  CAC.  The  obverse 
of  this  sharply  struck  Gem  exhibits  dappled  gold  and  iridescent 
toning  over  frosty  luster.  The  reverse  has  an  intermingled  iridescent 
display  over  satin  luster.  NGC  ID#  242Z,  PCGS#  5707 

2589  1917  Type  One  MS66  Full  Head  NGC.  Blended  walnut-brown 
and  cream-gray  encompass  this  lustrous  and  fully  struck  Premium 
Gem.  Immaculate  aside  from  wispy  contact  on  the  upper  half  of  the 
obverse.  A  briefly  coined  design  subtype. 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  9/2008),  lot  1958,  which  realized 
$1 ,322.50.  NGC  ID#  242Z,  PCGS#  5707 

2590  1917  Type  One  MS66  Full  Head  PCGS.  CAC.  Radiant  luster 
appears  on  both  sides  of  this  well-struck  Premium  Gem  example 
exhibiting  a  pleasing  overall  lilac  color  on  the  obverse.  Golden 
toning  is  predominant  on  the  reverse  although  numerous  colors 
appear  on  both  sides.  Liberty’s  upper  right  thigh  exhibits  a  couple 
of  reed  marks.  Only  69  Full  Head  examples  have  received  higher 
numeric  grades  from  PCGS  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  242Z,  PCGS# 
5707 

2591  1917-D  Type  One  MS66  Full  Head  PCGS.  Light  russet- 
brown  toning  adorns  the  peripheries  of  this  otherwise  brilliant 
Premium  Gem.  Prominently  clashed  above  the  eagle  but  no 
marks  are  evident.  Sharply  struck  with  only  the  left  shield  border 
incompletely  defined.  NGC  ID#  2432,  PCGS#  5709 


Premium  Gem  1917-D  Type  One  Quarter 
Full  Head  Definition 


2592  1917-D  Type  One  MS66  Full  Head  PCGS.  CAC.  The  1917-D 
Standing  Liberty  quarter  represents  the  second,  and  final,  year  of 
the  short-lived  Type  One  design.  This  date  is  especially  important 
for  type  purposes  because  the  1916  issue  is  rare  and  expensive. 
Areas  of  caramel-gold  and  olive-gray  toning  blanket  both  sides  of 
this  lustrous  and  well-struck  Premium  Gem  quarter.  The  piece  is 
largely  free  of  surface  marks,  other  than  a  small  mark  on  Liberty’s 
face.  PCGS  has  awarded  higher  numeric  grades  to  only  20  examples 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  2432,  PCGS#  5709 

1917-D  Type  One  Quarter,  MS67  Full  Head 
Only  One  Finer  Coin  at  NGC 


2593  1917-D  Type  One  MS67  Full  Head  NGC.  Hues  of  russet,  amber, 
and  ice-blue  predominate  on  each  side  of  the  stunning  Superb 
Gem  quarter.  The  head  details  are  astonishingly  sharp,  with  every 
detail  in  the  face  clear.  The  strike  surpasses  the  full  head  details  to 
encompass  the  shield,  with  all  the  rivets  save  one  sharp.  Branch  mint 
Type  One  quarters  appear  significantly  underrated  compared  to  their 
P-mint  counterparts.  Census:  19  in  67  Full  Head,  1  finer  (2/13). 

Ex:  Dallas  Signature  (Heritage,  10/2006),  lot  1004.  NGC  ID#  2432, 
PCGS#  5709 


2594  1917-S  Type  One  MS64  Full  Head  PCGS.  The  obverse  of  this 
sharply  defined  Choice  Mint  State  piece  exhibits  considerable 
frosty  silver  luster  with  peripheral  iridescence.  The  reverse  has 
violet  and  iridescent  toning  over  the  entire  surface  that  subdues  the 
luster.  NGC  ID#  2433,  PCGS#  5711 


1917-S  Type  One  Quarter,  MS66  Full  Head 


2595  1917-S  Type  One  MS66  Full  Head  PCGS.  A  spectacular 
Premium  Gem  from  the  second  year  of  this  popular  two-year  design 
type,  this  coin  displays  sharp  definition  throughout,  with  Full  Head 
details  and  vibrant  mint  luster  along  with  well-preserved  surfaces. 
A  wisp  of  golden-brown  color  appears  near  the  bottom  of  the  shield. 
Population:  70  in  66  (3  in  66+)  Full  Head,  9  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
2433,  PCGS#  5711 


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1917 -S  Quarter,  MS66  Full  Head 
Type  One 


2596  1917-S  Type  One  MS66  Full  Head  PCGS.  CAC.  Soft,  barely 
discernible  violet  patina  is  joined  on  the  reverse  by  blue-green  and 
purple  dapples  around  the  margins.  Both  sides  yield  pleasing  frosty 
luster  and  are  nicely  preserved.  All  design  elements  are  sharply 
impressed,  though  the  inner  shield  is  somewhat  weak.  Population: 
70  in  66  (3  in  66+)  Full  Head,  9  finer  (2/13). 

From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  NGC  ID#  2433,  PCGS#  5711 


Superb  Gem  1918-D  Standing  Liberty  Quarter 
None  Finer  at  NGC 


2600  1918-D  MS67  NGC.  This  Superb  Gem  has  brilliant  silver 
surfaces  with  frosty  mint  luster  on  both  sides.  It  is  sharply  struck, 
although  just  shy  of  fully  detailed,  with  about  90%  of  the  head 
details  visible.  Slight  weakness  along  the  interior  border  of  the 
shield  is  unavoidable.  Census:  3  in  67,  0  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  1/2007) ,  lot  4153.  NGC  ID#  2438, 
PCGS#  5722 


1917-S  Standing  Liberty  Quarter,  MS67 
Full  Head,  Type  One  Example 


2597  191 7-S  Type  One  MS67  Full  Head  NGC.  An  original,  beautifully 
preserved  example  with  pinpoint  detailing  on  both  sides  and 
splendid  layers  of  mottled  gold  and  lilac  toning  on  each  surface. 
This  example  is  tied  for  the  finest  certified  Full  Head  example  by 
either  NGC  or  PCGS.  Census:  18  in  67  Full  Head,  0  finer  (2/13). 
Ex:  San  Francisco  Signature  (Heritage,  7/2005) ,  lot  6128;  FUN 
Signature  (Heritage,  1/2007) ,  lot  4143.  NGC  ID#  2433,  PCGS# 
5711 


2598  1917  Type  Two  MS66  Full  Head  NGC.  Silver,  champagne,  gold- 
orange,  and  violet  elements  appear  on  each  side  of  this  Premium 
Gem,  with  the  deepest  colors  at  the  lower  right  obverse  and  upper 
reverse.  Although  this  piece  received  the  Full  Head  designation, 
other  areas  of  the  design  display  an  incompleteness  of  strike. 
Census:  50  in  66  (3  in  66+)  Full  Head,  12  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
2434,  PCGS#  5715 

2599  1917-S  Type  Two  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  The  Type  Two  quarters  of 
1917  are  usually  less  distinct  than  their  type  one  counterparts,  with 
few  sharply  struck  examples.  This  lovely  piece  has  brilliant  silver 
luster  with  a  hint  of  champagne  toning  Population:  17  in  66,  0  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  2436,  PCGS#  5718 


Gem  1918-D  Standing  Liberty  Quarter 
Lustrous  Full  Head  Example 


2601  1918-D  MS65  Full  Head  PCGS.  The  details  are  just  a  little 
soft  on  the  torso  and  a  couple  of  shield  rivets  are  incomplete,  but 
this  delightful  Gem  displays  Full  Head  definition.  A  few  hints  of 
champagne-gold  toning  visit  the  peripheries  on  the  reverse  and 
vibrant  mint  luster  is  present  on  both  sides.  Population:  51  in  65  (1 
in  65  +  )  Full  Head,  18  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2438,  PCGS#  5723 


2602  1 9 1 8-S  MS64  Full  Head  PCGS.  Gold  and  lilac  hues  and  rich  luster 
provide  this  near-Gem  Full  Head  example  with  a  pleasing  appearance. 
Population:  88  in  64  (1  in  64+)  Full  Plead,  39  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Central  States  Signature  (Heritage,  4/2006),  lot  1634;  FUN 
Signature  (Heritage,  1/2009) ,  lot  2647 .  NGC  ID#  2439,  PCGS# 
5725 


1918-S  Quarter,  MS64  Full  Head 
Impressive  Luster 


2603  1918-S  MS64  Full  Head  PCGS.  CAC.  This  near-Gem  1918-S 
quarter  is  peach-toned  at  the  borders  with  bright  silver  interiors. 
This  impressively  lustrous  example  has  a  decent  strike  overall,  soft 
on  the  rivets  of  the  shield  but  better-defined  on  the  all-important 
head.  A  few  light  marks  preclude  Gem  status.  PCGS  has  graded 
39  finer  Full  Head  examples  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2439,  PCGS#  5725 


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Coveted  1918/7-S  Quarter,  VG10 
Sole  Overdate  of  Series 


2604  1918/7-S  VG10  PCGS.  FS-101.  The  downstroke  of  the  7  is 
irrefutable  within  the  8  in  the  date.  Stone-gray  and  chestnut-gold 
envelop  this  attractive  key  date  quarter.  Nicely  defined  for  the 
Choice  VG  grade  with  a  majority  of  the  feathers  present  on  the 
front  wing.  Marks  are  absent  except  on  the  UA  in  QUARTER. 
Encapsulated  in  a  green  label  holder.  NGC  ID#  243A,  PCGS# 
5726 


VF  Details  1918/7-S  Quarter 
Key  World  War  Overdate 


2605  1918/7-S  —  Improperly  Cleaned  —  NGC  Details.  VF.  FS-101. 

A  loupe  reveals  parallel  hairlines,  but  this  olive -green  and  almond- 
gold  overdated  quarter  retains  glimpses  of  luster  within  the  legends 
and  other  protected  regions.  The  broad  diagonal  downstroke  of  the 
7  is  unmistakable.  This  key  date  error  was  likely  produced  when 
experienced  workers  were  absent  from  the  Philadelphia  Mint  due 
to  World  War  I.  NGC  ID#  243 A,  PCGS#  5726 


XF  Details  19 18/7 -S  Quarter 


2606  1918/7-S  —  Improperly  Cleaned  —  NGC  Details.  XF.  FS-101. 

A  subdued  but  unblemished  example  of  this  key  Standing  Liberty 
quarter  variety.  The  obverse  is  slate-gray  while  the  reverse  exhibits 
light  almond-gold  patina.  The  motifs  show  expected  moderate  wear 
but  luster  nonetheless  glimmers  from  the  legends.  The  shape  of 
the  underdigit  7  is  plain  within  the  8  in  the  date.  NGC  ID#  243 A, 
PCGS#  5726 


2607  1919-S  MS62  NGC.  The  1919-S  is  a  better  date  in  all  grades, 
due  to  a  low  mintage  of  1,836,000  pieces,  most  of  which  entered 
circulation.  Golden-orange  overall,  this  piece  also  displays  areas 
of  olive-green.  Both  sides  reveal  attractive  luster.  NGC  ID#  243D, 
PCGS#  5732 


2608  1920-D  MS64  PCGS.  A  beautifully  toned  near-Gem.  The  rich 
hues  of  color  complement  the  design  elements  on  the  reverse 
in  particular.  The  coin  displays  an  attractive  strike  with  minor 
incompleteness  observed  at  two  of  the  shield  rivets.  Population: 
87  in  64  (2  in  64+),  66  finer  (2/13).  NGC  ID#  243F,  PCGS# 
5736 


1920-D  Standing  Liberty  Quarter,  MS66 
Underrated  Issue  in  High  Grade 


2609  1920-D  MS66  NGC.  Largely  untoned  with  just  a  trace  of 
reddish  color  at  the  margins,  this  Premium  Gem  is  well-defined 
overall,  with  above-average  detail  and  strong,  pleasing  luster.  An 
attractive  representative  of  this  D-mint  issue,  struck  during  the 
depression  that  followed  the  Great  War.  Census:  14  in  66  (1  in 
66+),  2  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  ANA  Milwaukee  Signature  (Heritage,  8/ 2007 ) ,  lot  748,  which 
realized  $2,300.  NGC  ID#  243F,  PCGS#  5736 


Premium  Gem  1920-S  Quarter 
Clashed  Reverse  Die 


2610  1920-S  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Sun-gold  and  powder-blue  toning 
graces  this  lustrous  and  pristine  high  grade  early  branch  mint 
Standing  Liberty  quarter.  The  reverse  is  boldly  clashed,  and 
exhibits  heavy  die  polish  lines  near  the  beak,  as  made.  Housed  in  a 
green  label  holder.  Population:  15  in  66,  3  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
243G,  PCGS#  5738 


1920-S  Standing  Liberty  Quarter,  MS63  Full  Head 


2611  1920-S  MS63  Full  Head  NGC.  This  Select  example  displays 
splashes  of  color  that  include  yellow,  orange,  and  red  along  with 
hints  of  peach.  Small  gray  freckles  are  also  present.  The  design 
elements  display  nice  detail,  save  for  a  pair  of  shield  rivets  near  the 
waist.  Census:  12  in  63  Full  Head,  34  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  243G, 
PCGS#  5739 


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Gently  Toned  1920-S  Quarter 
MS64  Full  Head 


2612  1920-S  MS64  Full  Head  NGC.  This  lustrous  near-Gem  is  gently 
toned  in  golden  tints  and  has  refreshingly  unperturbed  fields  and 
devices.  Only  a  faint  strike-through  on  STATES  provides  a  mild 
distraction.  The  strike  is  precise,  save  for  a  pair  of  shield  rivets 
near  the  waist.  Unlike  the  current  piece,  the  vast  majority  of 
Uncirculated  1920-S  quarters  have  dished  heads.  Census:  25  in  64 
Full  Head,  9  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  243G,  PCGS#  5739 


1923  Standing  Liberty  Quarter,  MS66 
Elusive  Issue  in  Full  Head 


2613  1923  MS66  Full  Head  NGC.  This  Premium  Gem  Full  Head 
piece  is  brilliant  overall  and  displays  exceptional  eye  appeal.  The 
date  shows  little  of  the  weakness  on  the  1  that  many  examples 
demonstrate.  The  sharp  strike  surpasses  the  head  to  comprise  sharp 
shield  rivets  and  stripes  and  equally  bold  detail  on  the  eagle.  In 
addition,  the  surfaces  are  exceptionally  well-preserved.  Census: 
13  in  66  Full  Head,  3  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  243J,  PCGS#  5743 


2614  1923-S  —  Cleaned  —  ANACS.  AU50  Details.  The  powder- 
blue  and  almond-gold  surfaces  are  mildly  glossy,  but  the  rarity 
of  the  issue  and  the  extent  of  plumage  on  the  front  wing  will 
command  interest  from  many  collectors.  NGC  ID#  243K,  PCGS# 
5744 


1923-S  Standing  Liberty  Quarter,  AU58 
Low  Mintage,  Few  Saved 


2615  1923-S  AU58  PCGS.  CAC.  The  1923-S  Standing  Fiberty  quarter 
claims  a  low  mintage  of  1.3  million  pieces,  and  few  examples 
were  saved  for  numismatic  purposes.  This  darkly  toned  example 
retains  much  original  design  detail,  but  falls  just  short  of  Full 
Head  definition.  Original  mint  luster  shines  through  the  lavender- 
gray  and  champagne-gold  patina.  NGC  ID#  243K,  PCGS#  5744 


Premium  Gem  1923-S  Standing  Liberty  Quarter 
Low-Mintage,  Semikey  Date 


2616  1923-S  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  A  brilliant  Premium  Gem  example 
displaying  rich  satin  luster,  this  is  an  appealing  representative 
of  one  of  the  semikey  dates  in  the  series.  Only  1,360,000  pieces 
were  struck  for  this  San  Francisco  issue.  The  design  elements 
display  attractive  detail  overall,  with  a  few  of  the  shield  rivets 
displaying  an  incompleteness  of  strike  and  the  head  detail  short  of 
full.  Population:  32  in  66,  5  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  243K,  PCGS# 
5744 


1923-S  Quarter,  AU58  Full  Head 


Darkly  Toned  Specimen 


2617  1923-S  AU58  Full  Head  PCGS.  CAC.  Dark  gray  patina  blankets 
the  surfaces  of  this  lightly  circulated  specimen,  with  a  few  accents 
of  champagne -gold.  Only  a  trace  of  wear  shows  on  the  well-detailed 
design  elements,  and  Fiberty ’s  head  retains  full  definition.  Much 
original  mint  luster  shines  through  the  toning.  NGC  ID#  243K, 
PCGS#  5745 


MS63  Full  Head  1923-S  Quarter 


2618  1923-S  MS63  Full  Head  PCGS.  CAC.  The  1923-S  is  a  popular 
semikey  date  that  is  rarely  seen  as  a  Full  Head.  Fiberty  s  head  is  well- 
defined  on  this  Select  example,  with  an  incompleteness  of  strike 
noticed  at  several  of  the  rivets  in  the  shield.  Both  sides  exhibit  a 
slightly  frosty  luster.  Small  areas  of  toning  appear,  primarily  at  the 
outer  edges.  NGC  ID#  243K,  PCGS#  5745 


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2619  1923-S  MS64  Full  Head  PCGS.  Chestnut-gold  toning  drapes 
this  lustrous  and  unabraded  semikey  quarter.  Most  1923-S  quarters 
went  into  circulation  and  remained  there  until  their  dates  became 
illegible  from  wear.  Collector  demand  for  the  low  mintage  issue  is 
considerable  for  circulated  examples  with  readable  dates,  but  well 
struck  near-Gems  provide  greater  value.  Housed  in  a  green  label 
holder.  NGC  ID#  243K,  PCGS#  5745 


1924  Standing  Quarter,  MS67  Full  Head 
No  Finer  PCGS -Graded  Examples 


2620  1924  MS67  Full  Head  PCGS.  Champagne  toning  covers  both 
sides  of  this  pleasing  example  with  full  head  definition.  The  strong 
strike  extended  to  the  shield  rivets  as  well,  with  only  extremely 
minor  incompleteness  noted.  Rich  luster  adds  to  the  appeal  of  this 
Superb  Gem.  Population:  9  in  67  Full  Head,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  243L,  PCGS#  5747 


Sole  Finest  1924-D  Quarter 
Stunning  MS68 


2621  1924-D  MS68  NGC.  Ex:  “Just  Having  Fun”  Collection.  The  only 
1924'D  quarter  graded  MS68  by  a  major  service  (3/13),  this  piece 
has  frosty  luster  with  just  a  hint  of  blue  on  its  silver  surfaces.  The 
strike  is  soft  on  Liberty’s  head  and  shield,  seemingly  the  only  fault 
on  a  magnificently  preserved  Standing  Liberty.  For  a  collection 
named  “Just  Having  Fun,”  this  is  a  serious  coin. 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  1/2004),  lot  5817.  NGC  ID# 
243M,  PCGS#  5748 


2622  1924-S  MS64  PCGS.  CAC.  This  near-Gem  1924'S  Standing 
Liberty  quarter  displays  vibrant  mint  luster.  Small  scattered  toning 
appears  throughout  and  primarily  includes  shades  of  olive-green 
and  golden-brown.  NGC  ID#  243N,  PCGS#  5750 


2623  1926  MS67  NGC.  A  frosty  and  silver-pale  gleamer  with  Superb 
Gem  preservation  and  eye  appeal  in  spades.  Liberty’s  head  is  flat, 
as  often  seen,  but  all  the  rivets  of  the  shield  remain  visible.  A  tiny 
dot  of  gray  toning  is  noted  just  to  the  left  of  the  E  in  the  word 
LIBERTY,  one  of  the  few  signs  of  toning.  NGC  ID#  243R,  PCGS# 
5754 


2624  1926  MS65  Full  Head  NGC.  This  Gem  exhibits  Full  Head  details 
and  all  of  the  shield  rivets  are  visible  although  not  fully  defined. 
The  surfaces  reveal  bright  and  subtly  frosted  luster,  with  a  few 
scattered  windows  of  brilliance  on  the  reverse,  which  also  has  light 
golden- tan  peripheral  patina.  Census:  45  in  65  Full  Head,  19  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  243R,  PCGS#  5755 


Full  Head  MS66  1926  Quarter 
Nearly  Unobtainable  Any  Finer 


2625  1926  MS66  Full  Head  PCGS.  Lustrous  and  well  struck  with  light 
caramel-gold  and  lilac  toning.  The  fields  are  pristine  and  contact 
is  only  apparent  on  the  high  points  of  Liberty’s  left  (facing)  leg. 
Encased  in  a  green  label  holder.  Population:  31  in  66  (2  in  66+) 
Full  Head,  2  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  243R,  PCGS#  5755 


2626  1926  MS66  Full  Head  NGC.  This  Premium  Gem  Full  Head  has 
tremendous  eye  appeal,  due  to  the  brilliant,  untoned  surfaces,  nicely 
defined  design  elements,  and  dynamic  luster.  The  impeccable 
surface  quality  really  sets  this  piece  apart  from  the  typical  Mint 
State  survivor.  Census:  16  in  66  Full  Head,  3  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  ANA  Baltimore  Signature  (Heritage,  7/2008),  lot  328,  which 
realized  $2,530.  NGC  ID#  243R,  PCGS#  5755 


1926  Quarter  Dollar,  MS66  Full  Head 
Only  Two  Finer  at  PCGS 


2627  1926  MS66  Full  Head  PCGS.  Delicate  champagne  toning 
enhances  the  eye  appeal  of  this  sharply  defined  Premium  Gem 
Standing  Liberty  quarter.  Both  sides  exhibit  satin  luster  with 
brilliant  silver  surfaces.  The  1926  is  a  plentiful  date  overall,  but  it 
is  rare  with  full  head  details.  Population:  31  in  66  (2  in  66+)  Full 
Head,  2  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  243R,  PCGS#  5755 


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2628  1927-S  XF45  NGC.  As  the  key  to  the  regular  issue  Standing 
Liberty  quarter  series,  the  1927-S  is  in  high  demand  in  all  grades. 
This  piece  displays  even  wear  over  the  high  points.  The  obverse 
includes  small  splashes  of  rich  color  that  include  shades  of  red, 
orange,  yellow,  and  fuchsia.  A  minor  dark  spot  appears  near  the  T 
in  LIBERTY.  NGC  ID#  243 W,  PCGS#  5764 

2629  1927-S  —  Improperly  Cleaned  —  NGC  Details.  AU.  This 
semikey  quarter  displays  smooth  slate-gray  surfaces.  No  hairlines 
are  evident  though  both  sides  are  a  bit  subdued.  The  cheek  is  softly 
brought  up,  usual  for  the  low  mintage  ‘27-S.  NGC  ID#  243 W, 
PCGS#  5764 

2630  1928-S  MS66  Full  Head  NGC.  Small  S.  Lustrous  and  virtually 
immaculate  with  only  a  whisper  of  golden  patina.  The  strike  is 
intricate  aside  from  the  shield  rivets  near  the  waist. 

Ex:  Plymouth  Collection  (Heritage,  1/2009) ,  lot  2705,  which  realized 
$1 ,035.  NGC  ID#  243Z,  PCGS#  5771 

2631  1928-S  MS66  Full  Head  NGC.  Well-defined  by  the  standards 
of  the  issue,  though  still  soft  at  the  lower  left  shield.  The  obverse’s 
gold-orange  border-toning  takes  over  more  of  the  reverse  and 
adds  tan,  rose,  and  blue-violet  hues.  NGC  ID#  243Z,  PCGS# 
5771 

1928-S  Quarter,  MS67  Full  Head 
Small  Mintmark 


2632  1928-S  MS67  Full  Head  NGC.  CAC.  Small  S  mintmark. 
The  small  mintmark  variety  is  considerably  rarer  than  the  large 
mintmark.  This  is  a  marvelous  Superb  Gem  that  seems  to  be 
virtually  as  struck,  and  free  of  even  the  most  minuscule  surface 
disturbance.  It  is  brilliant  and  boldly  struck  on  Liberty’s  head,  with 
just  a  bit  of  typical  weakness  on  two  or  three  shield  rivets.  Wispy 
die  cracks  occur  near  the  mintmark  and  the  obverse  periphery,  and 
across  the  top  of  the  eagle’s  left  (facing)  wing.  Census:  35  in  67  (1 
in  67+)  Full  Head,  2  finer  (2/13). 

From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  NGC  ID#  243Z,  PCGS#  5771 


2633  1929  MS66  Full  Head  PCGS.  Satiny  ivory  surfaces  show  mostly 
brilliant  silver  luster  on  both  sides,  with  delicate  peripheral 
gold  and  iridescent  toning.  PCGS  has  only  certified  seven  finer 
examples  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2442,  PCGS#  5773 

2634  1930  MS66+  Full  Head  PCGS.  CAC.  An  impressive  Premium 
Gem  with  full  head  details,  this  piece  has  ivory  luster  with 
peripheral  gold  toning.  PCGS  has  only  certified  3 1  finer  examples 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  2445,  PCGS#  5779 


1930  Quarter,  MS67  Full  Head 
Powder-Gray  Surfaces 


2635  1930  MS67  Full  Head  NGC.  Soft  luster  radiates  from  powder- 
gray  surfaces  that  show  a  more-than-adequate  strike  on  Liberty’s 
head,  even  if  a  couple  of  the  shield  rivets  are  largely  absent.  A 
couple  of  small  marks  appear  on  the  eagle’s  breast  and  wing,  none 
of  them  overt  and  well  within  the  grade  context.  Census:  30  in  67 
Full  Head,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2445,  PCGS#  5779 


WASHINGTON  QUARTERS 

2636  1932-D  MS63  PCGS.  Caramel-gold  shades  visit  the  obverse 
border  but  the  remainder  of  this  lustrous  Select  key  date  quarter  is 
brilliant.  Crisply  struck  and  impressively  void  of  marks  with  a  small 
strike-through  (as  made)  in  front  of  the  mouth.  NGC  ID#  2448, 
PCGS#  5791 

2637  1932-D  MS64  PCGS.  This  near-Gem  remains  largely  brilliant 
on  the  obverse,  with  areas  of  vibrant  toning  present  at  portions 
of  the  rim.  The  rich  colors  include  yellow,  orange,  red,  and  green. 
Large  portions  of  the  reverse  display  shades  of  green,  gray,  and 
golden-brown.  PCGS  has  assigned  higher  numeric  grades  to  only 
63  examples  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2448,  PCGS#  5791 

2638  1932-D  MS64  NGC.  Areas  of  green,  golden-brown,  and  violet 
toning  appear  on  this  near-Gem.  Both  sides  display  pleasing 
mint  luster.  NGC  has  awarded  higher  numeric  grades  to  only  21 
examples  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2448,  PCGS#  5791 

2639  1932-D  MS64+  PCGS.  CAC.  This  elusive,  key  issue  had  a 
production  of  only  436,800  pieces,  and  very  few  were  set  aside 
at  the  time  of  issue,  making  this  a  condition  rarity  as  well  as  an 
absolute  rarity.  Areas  of  light  golden-orange  color  are  present  along 
with  splashes  shades  of  green  on  this  high-end  near-Gem  example. 
Population:  9  in  64+ ,  63  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2448,  PCGS# 
5791 

2640  1932-S  MS64  PCGS.  Faint  honey-gold  toning  is  more  prevalent 
on  the  obverse  than  the  reverse.  A  well  preserved,  sharply  impressed, 
and  coruscating  Choice  key  date  quarter. 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  2/2009),  lot  8234,  which  realized 
$862.50.  NGC  ID#  2449,  PCGS#  5792 

2641  1932-S  MS64  PCGS.  CAC.  Splashes  of  color  on  the  obverse 
include  shades  of  gold  and  light  brown  along  with  a  few  flecks  of 
teal.  Small  areas  of  color  appear  on  the  reverse,  particularly  near 
3  o’clock.  A  few  small  charcoal-colored  spots  appear  on  each  side. 
This  near-Gem  from  a  first-year  key  date  displays  attractive  luster 
and  nice  eye  appeal.  NGC  ID#  2449,  PCGS#  5792 

2642  1934-D  Medium  Motto  MS66  PCGS.  Ex:  George’s  Army 
Collection.  This  attractive  Premium  Gem  Washington  quarter 
displays  well-detailed  design  elements  and  slightly  subdued  mint 
luster,  under  light  gray  and  gold  patina.  Population:  82  in  66  (4  in 
66+ ),  4  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Portland  Signature  (Heritage,  3/2004) ,  lot  5756;  Long  Beach 
Signature  (Heritage,  2/2005) ,  lot  6800;  Central  States  Signature 
(Heritage,  4/2012) ,  lot  4257,  which  realized  $3,737.50.  NGC  ID# 
244C,  PCGS#  5796 


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Superb  Gem  1935-D  Quarter 
Top-Grade  Example 


Doubled  Die  Obverse  FS-101 
Smooth  Select  1937  Quarter 


2643  1935-D  MS67  PCGS.  The  1935-D  Washington  quarter  is  a 
conditional  rarity  in  MS67,  a  grade  where  PCGS  has  seen  only 
submissions  with  none  finer  (3/13).  The  portrait  of  America’s  first 
president  on  the  obverse  shows  only  a  couple  of  tiny  reeding  marks, 
likely  from  bag  storage,  and  the  reverse  shows  a  couple  of  others 
on  the  eagle’s  left  (facing  wing).  There  appear  to  be  no  marks  from 
actual  circulation,  however.  The  mintmark  is  convincing  but  oddly 
shaped,  possibly  an  as-made  mint  occurrence  or  post-strike  damage. 
Lovely  amber  and  gold  patina  graces  both  sides.  NGC  ID#  244E, 
PCGS#  5798 


2644  1935-S  MS66+  PCGS.  CAC.  Areas  of  deep  toning  appear  along 
large  portions  of  the  outer  edges  of  this  high-end  Premium  Gem. 
The  hues  include  red-brown,  cherry,  bright  orange,  and  lemon 
along  with  scattered  gray  freckles.  The  obverse  is  immaculate 
and  the  reverse  displays  only  inconsequential  imperfections. 
Population:  223  in  66  (2  in  66+),  21  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  244F, 
PCGS#  5799 

2645  1935-S  MS67  NGC.  This  satiny  Superb  Gem  is  highly  lustrous 
and  brilliant  with  wispy  champagne  toning  on  each  side.  Census: 
32  in  67,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  244F,  PCGS#  5799 

2646  1936-D  MS66  PCGS.  The  1936-D  Washington  quarter  is  a 
plentiful  issue  in  circulated  grades;  however  Mint  State  pieces  are 
surprisingly  elusive.  This  sharply  detailed  Premium  Gem  exhibits 
pleasing  mint  luster  on  both  sides,  with  just  a  few  subtle  hints  of 
toning  and  a  couple  of  minuscule  spots.  Only  1 1  examples  have 
been  awarded  higher  numeric  grades  by  PCGS  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
244H,  PCGS#  5801 

2647  1936-D  MS66  NGC.  Despite  the  mintage  of  nearly  5.4  million 
pieces,  the  1936-D  Washington  quarter  has  assumed  semikey  status 
in  the  higher  Mint  State  grades,  after  the  1932-D  and  1932-S.  This 
sharply  detailed  Premium  Gem  displays  vibrant  mint  luster  with 
accents  of  gold  and  amber  toning  along  with  small  splashes  of  deep 
orange,  red,  and  green  colors.  Census:  59  in  66,  6  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  New  York  Signature  (Heritage,  12/2011),  lot  3791.  NGC  ID# 
244H,  PCGS#  5801 

2648  1936-D  MS66  PCGS.  Fully  struck  with  lovely  pink  and  gray 
coloration  over  strong,  satiny  luster.  Elegant  eye  appeal  with  no 
individually  mentionable  flaws.  Considered  a  scarce  Washington 
quarter  emission.  PCGS  has  graded  11  coins  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
244H,  PCGS#  5801 


2649  1937  Doubled  Die  Obverse  MS63  PCGS.  FS-101.  An  impressive 
Guide  Book  variety  with  strong  clockwise  die  doubling  on  the  date 
and  motto.  Lustrous  and  well  struck  with  unmarked  surfaces  and 
delicate  chestnut-gold  and  pearl-gray  toning.  Population:  4  in  63,  8 
finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Dallas  Signature  (Heritage,  10/2009) ,  lot  608,  which  realized 
$4,312.50.  PCGS#  95803 


2650  1938  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  Lustrous  and  well-struck,  this  Superb 
Gem  displays  a  hint  of  golden-orange  color  on  the  obverse  and 
a  subtle,  striated  gray  patina  appears  near  the  top  of  the  reverse. 
Very  few  examples  have  been  assigned  higher  grades  by  either 
of  the  major  grading  services,  adding  to  the  appeal  of  this  piece. 
Population:  40  in  67  (3  in  67 + ) ,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  244N, 
PCGS#  5806 

2651  1938-S  MS67  NGC.  Splashes  of  iridescent  toning  appear  at  the 
lower  left  obverse  border  on  this  otherwise  brilliant  and  untoned 
Superb  Gem.  Census:  41  in  67  (1  in  67  +  ),  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
244P,  PCGS#  5807 


Stone-White  1939-S  Quarter,  MS67 


Lightly  Die  Doubled  Obverse 


2652  1939-S  MS67  PCGS.  Described  on  the  PCGS  insert  as  a  “Minor 
Variety  DDO,”  this  high  grade  and  low  mintage  Washington 
quarter  displays  slight  die  doubling  on  the  date.  Most  collectors  will 
take  greater  notice  of  the  lustrous  and  brilliant  surfaces,  which  are 
pristine  aside  from  a  single  thin  mark  on  the  right  (facing)  wing. 
NGC  ID#  244T,  PCGS#  5810 


1940  Quarter,  Incredibly  Toned  MS67+ 


2653  1940  MS67+  PCGS.  CAC.  Rainbow  iridescence  covers  both 
sides  but  more  spectacularly  on  the  obverse,  although  there  are 
untoned  silver-white  areas  remaining  bilaterally.  Plum,  cherry,  rose, 
and  gold  predominate  over  well-struck  surfaces  that  are  virtually 
unmarked,  creating  incredible  eye  appeal.  Population:  5  in  67+,  1 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  244U,  PCGS#  5811 


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2654  1940-D  MS67  PCGS.  A  stunning  Superb  Gem,  this  brilliant  and 
highly  lustrous  example  has  a  trace  of  luster  on  the  reverse  under 
close  scrutiny.  Population:  25  in  67,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  244V, 
PCGS#  5812 

2655  1940-D  MS67  PCGS.  A  few  splashes  of  gold  and  iridescent 
toning  appear  on  the  otherwise  fully  brilliant  silver  surfaces  of  this 
Superb  Gem.  Population:  25  in  67,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  244V, 
PCGS#  5812 

2656  1940-S  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  A  richly  lustrous,  primarily  brilliant 
Superb  Gem,  this  piece  reveals  only  the  most  subtle  hints  of  color. 
A  tiny  fleck  appears  on  the  reverse  rim  near  2  o’clock.  Population: 
54  in  67  (3  in  67  +  ),  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  244W,  PCGS# 
5813 

2657  194 1-D  MS67  PCGS.  The  1941-D  Washington  quarter  is  a 
relatively  common  issue  up  through  Gem  and  Premium  Gem  levels, 
but  at  the  Superb  Gem  rank,  the  population  thins  dramatically. 
This  piece  offers  primarily  silver-white  surfaces  with  a  crescent 
of  copper,  aquamarine,  and  red  patina  on  the  right  obverse  field. 
Population:  24  in  67  (4  in  67  +  ) ,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  244Y, 
PCGS#  5815 

2658  1941-S  MS67  NGC.  Small  S.  Exquisite  lime-green  and  fire-red 
toning  endows  this  lustrous  and  well  struck  Superb  Gem.  The 
reverse  is  close  to  pristine  and  the  obverse  has  only  minor  contact 
on  the  forehead  and  right  field.  Census:  81  in  67,  0  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  244Z,  PCGS#  5816 

2659  1942-D  Doubled  Die  Obverse  AU55  PCGS.  FS-101.  As  is 

the  case  for  other  Guide  Book  doubled  die  obverse  varieties  of 
the  series,  IN  GOD  WE  TRUST  is  a  pick-up  point,  and  shows  a 
broad  clockwise  spread.  The  doubling  on  LIBERTY  is  even  more 
dramatic.  The  date  has  thick  digits.  Lightly  toned  and  satiny  with 
smooth  surfaces.  Population:  15  in  55,  17  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
95818 


Pristine  MS67+  1942-S  Quarter 


2660  1942-S  MS67+  PCGS.  CAC.  Trumpet  tail  S.  Delicate  lemon- 
gold,  fire-red,  and  apple-green  toning  enriches  the  borders  of 
this  lustrous  and  pristine  Superb  Gem.  The  major  devices  are 
fully  struck.  Though  Philadelphia  struck  more  than  100,000,000 
quarters  in  1942,  the  San  Francisco  production  was  less  than 
20,000,000  pieces.  Population:  34  in  67  (3  in  67  +  ),  1  finer  (2/13). 
NGC  ID#  2454,  PCGS#  5819 

2661  1943-D  MS67  PCGS.  The  obverse  of  this  Superb  Gem  features 
liberal  splashes  of  gold  and  orange  toning,  while  a  few  areas  of 
toning  are  present  on  the  reverse.  A  thin  horizontal  die  crack 
extends  through  the  top  of  Washington’s  head.  Population:  46  in  67 
(2  in  67+),  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2456,  PCGS#  5821 

2662  1943-S  Doubled  Die  Obverse  MS64  W  NGC.  FS-101.  The 

obverse  legends  are  extraordinarily  thick  and  show  spreading 
strongest  on  IN  GOD  WE  TRUST.  Stone-white  and  lustrous 
with  a  good  strike  and  minimal  contact.  Census:  26  in  64,  18  finer 
(3/13).  PCGS#  5823 

2663  1943-S  Doubled  Die  Obverse  MS66  NGC.  FS-101.  Certified 
with  the  earlier  Cherrypickers’  number,  FS-017.  Obverse  die 
doubling  is  quite  strong:  IN  GOD  WE  TRUST  shows  a  wide 
spread,  and  the  date  numerals  are  remarkably  broad.  Pumpkin-gold, 
lilac-red,  and  navy-blue  encompass  the  margins  of  this  lustrous  and 
sharply  struck  Premium  Gem.  Census:  6  in  66,  2  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Summer  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  7/2012) ,  lot  4108.  PCGS# 
5823 


1944-D  Quarter,  MS67+ 


2664  1944-D  MS67+  PCGS.  CAC.  Dappled  gold  and  jade-green 
patina  covers  this  highly  lustrous  high-grade  Superb  Gem  example. 
Minor  die  cracks  appear  on  Washington’s  forehead  and  cheek.  The 
coin  displays  only  a  couple  of  minuscule  contact  marks.  Population: 
87  in  67  (8  in  67+),  1  finer  (2/13).  NGC  ID#  2459,  PCGS#  5825 


2665  1945  MS67  PCGS.  Brilliant  on  both  sides,  this  lovely  Superb 
Gem  displays  radiant  luster.  A  few  minuscule  ticks  are  present. 
Population:  20  in  67,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  245B,  PCGS# 
5827 

2666  1945  MS67  PCGS.  An  amazing  Superb  Gem,  this  piece  is  fully 
brilliant  with  untoned  silver  surfaces  and  exceptional  eye  appeal. 
Population:  20  in  67,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  245B,  PCGS# 
5827 

2667  1945-S  MS67  PCGS.  Trumpet  tail  S.  A  trace  of  tan  toning 
denies  full  brilliance,  but  dynamic  luster  and  clean  surfaces  attest 
to  the  lofty  third  party  grade.  The  centers  are  bold,  though  a  few 
peripheral  letters  lack  a  complete  impression.  Population:  37  in  67 
(2  in  67+),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  245D,  PCGS#  5829 

2668  1946-D  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  The  colors  on  this  Superb  Gem 
include  shades  of  gold,  green,  and  brown.  Attractive  satin  luster  is 
present.  Population:  34  in  67  (1  in  67  +  ),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
245F,  PCGS#  5831 

2669  1948-D  MS67  PCGS.  Numerous  small  splashes  of  color  are 
present  on  this  Superb  Gem  example  displaying  pleasing  luster, 
including  red,  golden-brown,  plum,  and  several  shades  of  green. 
Population:  32  in  67  (2  in  67+),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  245M, 
PCGS#  5837 


Richly  Toned  1949-D  Quarter,  MS67+ 


2670  1949-D  MS67+  PCGS.  CAC.  A  richly  toned  and  lustrous,  high- 
end  Superb  Gem,  this  piece  displays  fiery-red,  lime-green,  kelly- 
green,  red-brown,  and  fiery-orange  colors.  The  piece  is  well-struck 
and  exhibits  pleasing  eye  appeal.  Population:  32  in  67  (2  in  67+ ),  2 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  245R,  PCGS#  5840 

2671  1950  MS67  PCGS.  Brilliant  surfaces  and  gleaming  luster  provide 
this  Superb  Gem  with  tremendous  visual  appeal.  A  few  tiny 
translucent  spots  appear  on  the  obverse  along  with  a  few  minuscule 
ticks.  Population:  41  in  67  (2  in  67  + ),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
245S,  PCGS#  5841 


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2672  1950  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  Tiny  flecks  of  color,  many  of  them 
an  attractive  forest-green  shade,  cover  portions  of  both  sides  of 
this  example.  The  piece  retains  a  brilliant  appearance  overall  and 
displays  rich  satin  luster.  A  thin  diagonal  line  extends  through 
the  URIB  of  PLURIBUS.  Population:  41  in  67  (2  in  67  +  ),  0  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  245S,  PCGS#  5841 

2673  195 1-D  MS67  PCGS.  A  hint  of  gold  toning  adorns  each  side  of 
this  brilliant  and  frosty  Superb  Gem.  PCGS  and  NGC  have  graded 
several  examples  at  this  grade  level,  but  not  a  single  coin  finer. 
Population:  20  in  67  (1  in  67+),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  245X, 
PCGS#  5847 


Top-Graded  MS68  1952-S  Quarter 


2674  1952-S  MS68  PCGS.  CAC.  This  top-grade  MS68  PCGS  example 
of  the  1952-S  quarter  boasts  lovely  ice -blue  central  obverse  patina 
accented  at  the  rims  by  amber-gold.  The  reverse  is  a  deep  copper- 
gold  to  iridescent  throughout,  save  for  a  lightly  mottled  center. 
Contact  marks  are  a  nonissue  throughout  both  sides.  A  top  coin  for 
a  nice  Registry  Set.  Population:  4  in  68,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
2463,  PCGS#  5851 

2675  1953  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  A  number  of  intermingled  colors 
provide  this  Superb  Gem  with  attractive  eye  appeal,  including 
orange,  sage-green,  yellow,  and  golden-brown.  A  thin  die  crack 
extends  through  the  base  of  the  bust  to  approximately  4  o’clock. 
Population:  48  in  67  (1  in  67  + ),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2464, 
PCGS#  5852 

2676  1953-D  MS67  PCGS.  Rich  frosty  satin  luster  and  lightly  toned 
surfaces  provide  a  pleasing  appearance  for  this  Superb  Gem 
representative.  Population:  19  in  67,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  2465, 
PCGS#  5853 


1963  Quarter,  MS67,  None  Graded  Finer 


2677  1963  MS67  PCGS.  One  wonders  how  many  hundreds  —  or 
thousands?  —  of  Mint  State  rolls  would  have  to  be  searched  to 
come  across  such  an  impeccable  “modern”  issue  —  one  of  only  nine 
1963  quarters  in  the  ultimate  MS67  PCGS  grade  (3/13).  Silver 
surfaces  are  completely  untoned  and  show  just  a  couple  of  stray, 
faint  marks.  NGC  ID#  246S,  PCGS#  5874 


Superb  Gem  1963  Quarter 
None  Finer  at  PCGS 


2678  1963  MS67  PCGS.  A  second  example  in  this  top-notch  condition, 
one  of  nine  at  PCGS  with  none  finer  (3/13).  This  frosty  silver- 
white  piece  is  untoned  and  shows  straight  die-polishing  lines.  A 
loupe  reveals  a  couple  of  tiny  charcoal  areas,  scarcely  visible  with 
the  naked  eye.  No  mentionable  contact  appears.  NGC  ID#  246S, 
PCGS#  5874 


2679  1964-D  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  Frosty  luster  is  present  on  this  lightly 
toned  Superb  Gem.  The  outer  edges  of  the  reverse  are  arguably 
the  most  attractive,  with  the  colors  including  red,  orange,  golden- 
brown,  and  bright  green.  Population:  37  in  67  (1  in  67  + ),  0  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  246V,  PCGS#  5877 

PROOF  WASHINGTON  QUARTERS 

2680  1950  PR67  Cameo  PCGS.  A  well-contrasted  Superb  Gem  proof 
from  this  first  year  of  the  modern  proof  era.  Snow-white  devices 
complement  coal-black,  reflective  fields.  Population:  16  in  67 
Cameo,  4  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27HW,  PCGS# 
85982 

1951  Quarter,  PR68  Cameo 
Lovely  Eye  Appeal 


2681  1951  PR68  Cameo  PCGS.  As  the  grade  and  the  population  data 
would  imply,  this  Washington  quarter  possesses  tremendous  eye 
appeal.  Attractive  contrast  between  the  fields  and  the  devices 
is  present,  with  the  fields  exhibiting  a  high  degree  of  reflectivity. 
Population:  5  in  68  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27HX,  PCGS#  85983 


2682  1952  PR68  Cameo  PCGS.  A  tough  issue  in  so  fine  a  grade  with 
the  Cameo  designation,  one  of  only  seven  such  at  PCGS  with  none 
finer  (3/13).  Super  eye  appeal  and  deep  contrast  over  silver-white 
surfaces. 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  248X,  PCGS# 
85984 


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1953  Quarter,  PR68  Deep  Cameo 
None  Certified  Finer  at  PCGS 


2683  1953  PR68  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Flashy  fields  and  pronounced 
contrast  lend  terrific  eye  appeal  to  this  example.  The  coin  is 
primarily  stone-white  with  only  a  few  tiny  hints  of  color  present. 
Very  few  pieces  have  achieved  the  lofty  grade  level  of  this  pleasing 
well-preserved  representative.  Population:  8  in  68  Deep  Cameo,  0 
finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  248Y,  PCGS#  95985 


2684  1953  Re-engraved  Tail  Feathers  PR62  PCGS.  FS-901. 

Cherrypickers’  states  “many  of  the  tailfeather  details  were  polished 
away  ...  The  design  was  then  strengthened  by  the  cutting  in  of 
crude  tailfeather  outlines.”  Brilliant  and  well  struck  with  glassy, 
smooth  fields  and  minor  spots  on  the  reverse  border  at  4  o’clock. 

PCGS#  509995 

2685  1954  PR68  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  This  sparkling,  snow-white  Superb 
Gem  shows  deeply  mirrored  surfaces  that  easily  fade  to  black  as  the 
coin  is  tilted.  Population:  15  in  68  Deep  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 
From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27HY,  PCGS# 

95986 

2686  1955  PR68  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Carefully  preserved  with 
remarkable  contrast  for  the  time  in  which  it  was  struck.  Thickly 
frosted  devices  emerge  from  outstandingly  reflective  mirrors. 
Population:  22  in  68  Deep  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  V.  A.  Everest  Collection  (Heritage,  7/2003),  lot  7297 . 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27HZ,  PCGS# 

95987 

2687  1956  PR69  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Exquisite  frost  on  the  devices 
provides  exemplary  contrast  with  the  glassy  fields.  A  rare 
combination  of  exceptional  preservation  and  deep  cameo  contrast. 
Population:  40  in  69  Deep  Cameo,  none  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Michael  Fuller  Collection  (Heritage,  11/2007),  lot  60949,  which 
realized  $1 ,092.50. 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27J2,  PCGS# 

95988 

2688  1957  PR68  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Thickly  frosted  devices  create 
dramatic  white-on-black  contrast  against  the  deeply  reflective 
fields.  A  few  glimpses  of  golden  toning  are  present.  Population:  23 
in  68  Deep  Cameo,  5  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Daniel  D.  Biddle  Collection,  Part  One  (Heritage,  9/2005) ,  lot 
3078,  which  realized  $805. 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27J3,  PCGS# 

95989 

2689  1958  PR68  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  An  extraordinary  and  nearly 
perfect  Superb  Gem  Deep  Cameo  proof,  this  piece  exhibits  subtle 
champagne  toning  over  its  brilliant  silver  surfaces.  Population: 
23  in  68  Deep  Cameo,  5  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27J4,  PCGS# 

95990 

2690  1958  PR68  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Intense,  unbroken  frost  on  all 
devices  contrasted  by  deep,  clean  mirrors  with  flawless  surfaces,  and 
not  even  a  hint  of  haze.  A  great  specimen  for  the  grade.  Population: 
23  in  68  Deep  Cameo,  5  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27J4,  PCGS# 
95990 


2691  1958  PR68  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Bright  untoned  surfaces  yield 
pronounced  field-motif  contrast  on  both  sides  of  this  marvelously 
preserved  example  displaying  wonderful  eye  appeal.  Population:  23 
in  68,  5  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27J4,  PCGS#  95990 

2692  1959  PR68  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Midnight-black  field  complement 
thick  silvery  device  frost  on  this  piece  with  profound  contrast  and  a 
full  strike.  Population:  38  in  68  Deep  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  248Z,  PCGS# 

95991 

2693  1960  PR69  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  An  impeccable  black-and-white 
masterpiece,  with  virtually  perfect  surfaces  and  a  needle-sharp 
strike.  The  devices  appear  to  glow  with  heavy,  thick  mint  frost. 
Population:  36  in  69  Deep  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  2492,  PCGS# 

95992 

2694  1961  PR69  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  A  fully  frosted  Gem  Washington, 
extremely  well  struck  with  flashy  mirrors.  None  graded  higher  at 
either  service.  Population:  41  in  69  Deep  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 
From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  2493,  PCGS# 

95993 

2695  1962  PR69  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Hints  of  canary-gold  highlight 
the  richly  frosted  central  devices,  while  the  gleaming  fields  remain 
largely  silver.  A  near-perfect  specimen.  Population:  51  in  69  Deep 
Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27J5,  PCGS# 

95994 

2696  1964  PR69  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Intensely  contrasted  and  practically 
perfect.  The  frost  over  the  devices  is  rich,  the  fields  glassy  with 
deep  mirrors.  Population:  88  in  69  Deep  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  1/2006),  lot  2601 . 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27J7,  PCGS# 
95996 

2697  1969-S  PR69  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  As  the  grade  would  imply,  this 
is  a  stunning,  beautifully  preserved  example  displaying  significant 
contrast.  The  piece  remains  brilliant  overall,  with  tiny  scattered 
light-brown  flecks.  Population:  43  in  69  Deep  Cameo,  0  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  2496,  PCGS#  96001 

PROOF  STATEHOOD  QUARTER 

2698  1999-S  Delaware  Silver  PR70  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Delaware 
was  the  first  state  to  ratify  the  Constitution  in  1787  and  thus 
became  the  first  Statehood  quarter  issue  more  than  two  centuries 
later.  The  reverse  design  depicts  Revolutionary  War  Patriot  Caesar 
Rodney.  This  silver  proof  offers  seamless  mirrored  fields  and  thickly 
iced,  needle-sharp  devices.  In  a  PCGS  Flag  holder.  Population:  87 
in  70  Deep  Cameo  (3/13). 

Ex:  Summer  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  7/2010),  lot  3948,  which 
realized  $2,530.  NGC  ID#  27M8,  PCGS#  96043 

WALKING  LIBERTY  HALF  DOLLARS 

2699  1916  MS64  PCGS.  The  1916  Walking  Liberty  half  dollar  is 
always  in  demand  due  to  its  low  mintage  as  well  as  its  status  as  a 
first-year  type  coin.  Scattered  areas  of  light  golden-brown  toning 
appear  on  both  sides  of  this  near-Gem.  NGC  ID#  24PL,  PCGS# 
6566 

2700  1916  MS65  NGC.  The  first  year  of  production  for  the  Walking 
Liberty  design,  marking  a  new  plan  of  divergent  designs  for  the 
different  denominations.  Prior  to  1916,  the  subsidiary  silver 
coins  carried  similar  designs  that  only  varied  in  size  with  the 
denomination.  This  delightful  Gem  has  frosty  ivory  luster  with 
traces  of  pale  gold  and  brown  toning.  NGC  has  awarded  higher 
numeric  grades  to  only  68  examples  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24PL, 
PCGS#  6566 

2701  1916-D  MS64  PCGS.  CAC.  Medium  to  rich  golden-brown  and 
stone-gray  toning  embraces  both  sides.  A  crisply  struck,  lustrous, 
and  well-preserved  near-Gem  of  this  introductory  low-mintage 
Denver  issue.  Certified  in  a  first-generation  holder.  NGC  ID# 
24PM,  PCGS#  6567 


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Gem  1916-D  Half  Dollar 


2702  1916-D  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  A  beautifully  preserved  Gem,  this 
coin  displays  potent  luster  and  light  toning,  primarily  subtle  shades 
of  russet  and  olive.  All  first-year  issues  of  the  Walking  Liberty  type 
are  low-mintage,  due  to  technical  delays  in  introducing  the  design. 
PCGS  has  assigned  higher  numeric  grades  to  only  59  pieces  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  24PM,  PCGS#  6567 


2703  1916-S  MS63  NGC.  This  nicely  detailed  example  displays  some 
separation  between  Liberty’s  thumb  and  finger  and  retains  much  of 
its  original  mint  luster.  A  thin,  vertical  die  crack  extends  through 
the  eagle’s  right  wing  to  the  neck.  The  mintmark  was  located 
on  the  obverse  in  this  first-year  issue.  NGC  ID#  24PN,  PCGS# 
6568 


Low-Mintage  1916-S  Half,  MS64 


2704  1916-S  MS64  ANACS.  The  first  year  1916-S  is  the  lowest 
mintage  San  Francisco  issue,  likely  due  to  difficulties  at  the  Mint 
from  the  introduction  of  the  new  type.  Rose-gray  patina,  with 
hints  of  plum,  emerald,  blue-green,  and  gold,  engulfs  both  sides  of 
this  near-Gem.  Housed  in  a  small  format  holder.  NGC  ID#  24PN, 
PCGS#  6568 

Near-Gem  1916-S  Walking  Liberty  Half 
Frosty  Silver- White 


2705  1916-S  MS64  PCGS.  The  frosty  silver- white  surfaces  are  nearly 
devoid  of  color,  save  for  an  almost  subliminal  touch  of  gold.  A  nick 
on  Liberty  outstretched  left  (facing)  arm  and  one  along  the  border 
of  the  cap  are  noted,  and  some  strike  weakness  appears  through  the 
centers  of  each  side.  Still  quite  appealing  for  the  grade.  NGC  ID# 
24PN,  PCGS#  6568 


2706  1917  MS65  PCGS.  Areas  of  darker  toning  around  the  outer  edges 
serve  to  highlight  the  central  devices  on  both  sides  of  this  Gem. 
The  colors  include  orange,  sea-green,  olive-green,  red,  and  green- 
gray.  NGC  ID#  24PP,  PCGS#  6569 


Premium  Gem  1917  Walking  Liberty  Half 


2707  1917  MS66  PCGS.  Areas  of  light  toning  appear  at  the  peripheries 
on  both  sides  of  this  Premium  Gem,  with  an  attractive  array  of 
darker  colors  covering  much  of  the  right  obverse  rim.  Pleasing 
luster  and  only  a  very  few,  minor  surface  marks  provide  this  piece 
with  lovely  eye  appeal.  Population:  80  in  66,  3  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  24PP,  PCGS#  6569 

2708  1917-D  Obverse  MS62  PCGS.  A  representative  of  the  two- 
year  design  variant  with  the  mintmark  located  below  the  motto 
on  the  obverse,  this  piece  exhibits  areas  of  golden  toning  on  the 
obverse.  The  reverse  includes  splashes  of  various  shades  of  brown 
and  gray,  primarily  near  the  left  rim.  NGC  ID#  24PR,  PCGS# 

6570 

2709  1917-D  Reverse  MS61  NGC.  This  distinctive  piece,  while 
low  on  the  Mint  State  scale,  has  frosty  luster  beneath  original 
golden-brown  toning  over  both  surfaces.  NGC  ID#  24PS,  PCGS# 

6571 

2710  1917 -S  Reverse  MS63  PCGS.  This  brilliant  and  highly  lustrous 
Select  Mint  State  half  dollar  has  a  trace  of  champagne  toning  on 
the  obverse,  with  the  reverse  untoned.  A  splendid  specimen  in  a 
popular  collecting  grade.  NGC  ID#  24PU,  PCGS#  6573 

2711  1918  MS63  PCGS.  Sharply  detailed  for  an  early  Walker,  this 
attractive  Select  piece  shows  distinct  separation  between  Liberty’s 
thumb  and  fingers.  The  fields  are  remarkably  clean,  but  a  few 
contact  marks  are  hidden  in  the  folds  of  the  skirt.  Excellent  luster 
and  eye  appeal.  NGC  ID#  24PV,  PCGS#  6574 


1918-S  Walking  Liberty  Half,  MS64+ 


2712  1918-S  MS64+  PCGS.  CAC.  Although  the  1918-S  Walking 
Liberty  half  dollar  had  a  mintage  of  10.2  million  pieces,  high  grade 
examples  are  much  more  challenging  to  locate  than  the  production 
figure  would  suggest.  This  high-end  near-Gem  displays  areas  of 
golden-orange  toning  along  with  small  splashes  of  orange-red  and 
green.  Population:  16  in  64+,  33  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24PX, 
PCGS#  6576 


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Lustrous  Choice  1919  Half  Dollar 


2713  1919  MS64  PCGS.  This  coruscating  Choice  Walker  has  smooth 
surfaces  and  medium  sea-green  and  lilac-rose  toning.  The  strike 
is  good,  with  strong  separation  on  the  thumb  of  the  branch  hand. 
All  1919-dated  half  dollars  are  known  for  their  conditional  scarcity. 
Encapsulated  in  an  old  green  label  holder.  NGC  ID#  24PY,  PCGS# 
6577 

Near-Gem  1919-S  Half  Dollar 
Second-Rarest  Series  Issue 


2714  1919-S  MS64  PCGS.  Brilliant  silver-white  predominates  on  both 
sides  of  this  piece.  That,  along  with  satiny  mint  luster,  provides 
this  near-Gem  with  terrific  eye  appeal.  Small  areas  of  light  toning 
appear  at  portions  of  the  outer  edges.  This  is  a  very  pleasing 
representative  from  a  conditionally  scarce  issue,  with  PCGS  having 
assigned  higher  numeric  grades  to  a  mere  51  pieces  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  24R2,  PCGS#  6579 

2715  1920-S  AU58  PCGS.  A  trace  of  dark  toning  appears  on  the 
obverse  of  this  otherwise  fully  brilliant  and  untoned  silver  half 
dollar.  A  touch  of  wear  on  the  high  points  is  consistent  with  the 
grade.  A  matched  set  at  this  grade  level  will  give  the  collector  a 
long-term  challenge.  NGC  ID#  24R5,  PCGS#  6582 

1920-S  Half  Dollar,  MS64 
Lustrous,  Lightly  Toned  Example 


2716  1920-S  MS64  PCGS.  The  1920-S  Walking  liberty  half  dollar 
is  a  scarce  issue  in  MS64  and  finer  examples  are  quite  rare.  This 
delightful  Choice  specimen  offers  well-detailed  design  elements, 
with  the  typical  touch  of  softness  on  the  central  obverse,  and 
vibrant  mint  luster  on  both  sides.  A  few  hints  of  lavender  and 
champagne-gold  toning  visit  the  well-preserved  surfaces. 
Outstanding  eye  appeal.  NGC  ID#  24R5,  PCGS#  6582 


Gem  1920-S  Walking  Liberty  Half 
High  Quality,  Strong  Eye  Appeal 


2717  1920-S  MS65  NGC.  A  rare  Gem  specimen,  with  a  better-than- 
average  strike  that  shows  clear  separation  between  Liberty’s  thumb 
and  finger.  The  well-preserved  surfaces  are  free  of  mentionable 
distractions  and  display  vibrant  mint  luster  on  both  sides,  with  a 
few  hints  of  champagne-gold  toning.  Census:  38  in  65,  10  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  24R5,  PCGS#  6582 


Uncirculated  Sharpness 
1921-D  Half  Dollar 


2718  1921-D  —  Improperly  Cleaned  —  NGC  Details.  Unc.  Famous  as 
the  lowest  mintage  regular  issue  of  the  series,  the  1921-D  is  coveted 
in  all  grades.  The  present  example  displays  cartwheel  luster  through 
the  medium  stone-gray  and  autumn-gold  toning.  No  marks  are 
visible  but  the  strike  is  typical  on  the  high  points  of  Liberty.  NGC 

ID#  24R7,  PCGS#  6584 


Attractive  Choice  VF  1921-S  Half 


2719  1921-S  VF35  PCGS.  CAC.  The  numismatic  marketplace 
simply  cannot  get  enough  of  1921-S  halves  in  midgrade,  as  here. 
This  Choice  Very  Fine  example  shows  considerable  deep  detail 
remaining  on  the  skirt  lines,  a  full  bodice  on  Liberty,  and  much 
feather  detail  on  the  eagle.  A  nice  golden-gray  example  with 
glimmers  of  luster  clinging.  NGC  ID#  24R8,  PCGS#  6585 


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1921-S  Half  Dollar,  XF40 


2720  1921-S  XF40  PCGS.  CAC.  In  XF  and  higher  grades,  the  1921-S 
is  the  key  to  the  Walking  Liberty  series.  The  mintage  of  548,000 
pieces  was  higher  than  the  combined  total  of  its  Philadelphia 
and  Denver  counterparts,  but  there  were  comparatively  fewer 
West  Coast  collectors.  Examples  circulated  for  a  longer  period, 
until  they  reached  collector  strongholds  in  the  East  and  Midwest. 
This  example  displays  a  golden-brown  patina  with  luster  peeking 
through  on  the  obverse.  The  reverse  displays  a  subtle  rose-gold 
patina  with  dark  gray  freckles  also  appearing.  NGC  ID#  24R8, 
PCGS#  6585 


2721  1927-S  AU58  NGC.  CAC.  A  typical  strike  shows  weakness  at 
the  centers  of  this  near-Mint  specimen.  Both  sides  are  frosty  and 
highly  lustrous  with  nearly  full  mint  brilliance  and  accompanying 
peripheral  gold  toning.  NGC  ID#  24RA,  PCGS#  6587 

1927-S  Walking  Liberty  Half,  MS65 
Spectacular  Peripheral  Toning 


2722  1927-S  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  A  heavily  circulated  issue,  the  192  7- 
S  Walking  Liberty  half  dollar  is  surprisingly  difficult  to  locate  in 
high  grade.  This  well-detailed  Gem  shows  the  customary  touch  of 
softness  on  Liberty’s  hand  and  the  eagle’s  leg,  but  peripheral  detail 
is  much  sharper.  Vibrant  mint  luster  shines  through  attractive 
shades  of  violet,  gold,  and  amber  toning.  Population:  61  in  65,  6 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24RA,  PCGS#  6587 


Gem  1929-D  Half  Dollar 


2723  1929-D  MS65  PCGS.  The  first  D-mint  half  dollar  in  this  series 
produced  since  1921,  the  1929-D  is  a  lower-mintage  issue  with 
slightly  more  than  1  million  coins  struck.  This  lovely  light  gray- 
gold  specimen,  with  a  tinge  of  ice-blue,  possesses  few  mentionable 
abrasions  and  is  typically  struck  through  the  centers.  The  bold 
luster  is  only  a  trifle  subdued  on  this  lovely  Gem.  Ex:  Denver 
Signature  (Heritage,  8/ 2006) ,  lot  3497.  NGC  ID#  24RC,  PCGS# 
6589 


1929-D  Half  Dollar,  MS66 
Only  One  Finer  PCGS  Coin 


2724  1929-D  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  The  1929-D  Walking  Liberty  half 
dollar  is  not  as  difficult  to  locate  as  the  low  mintage  of  just  over 
1  million  pieces  would  suggest,  however  the  issue  becomes  very 
scarce  at  the  MS66  grade  level.  The  gleaming  surfaces  of  this 
Premium  Gem  display  just  the  slightest  hints  of  toning,  with  areas 
of  color  appearing  at  the  rims.  The  coin  is  minimally  abraded. 
Population:  60  in  66,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24RC,  PCGS#  6589 


2725  1929-S  MS64  PCGS.  Lilac  toning  covers  the  obverse  and  the 
lower  half  of  the  reverse  on  this  near-Gem.  Champagne  color 
appears  on  the  upper  half  of  the  reverse.  When  viewed  under 
magnification,  it  is  evident  that  a  number  of  colors  converged  to 
provide  the  attractive  appearance  of  this  example.  NGC  ID#  24RD, 
PCGS#  6590 

2726  1929-S  MS64  NGC.  A  few  splashes  of  milky-tan  color  do  not 
impede  the  gorgeous  luster.  A  powerful  strike  brings  out  excellent 
definition  on  the  design  features,  and  were  it  not  for  a  handful 
of  obverse  milling  marks,  this  outstanding  specimen  would  have 
achieved  full  Gem  status.  NGC  ID#  24RD,  PCGS#  6590 

2727  1929-S  MS64  NGC.  Iridescent  shades  of  orange,  yellow,  red, 
green,  and  lilac  are  present  on  this  lustrous  near-Gem.  NGC  ID# 
24RD,  PCGS#  6590 

1933-S  Walking  Liberty  Half,  MS65 
Well-Produced  Issue 


2728  1933-S  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  The  1933-S  Walking  Liberty  half 
dollar  is  known  as  a  well-produced  issue  and  this  spectacular  Gem 
is  a  good  example  of  that  quality.  The  design  elements  are  sharply 
detailed  throughout  and  the  brilliant  unmarked  surfaces  radiate 
vibrant  mint  luster  on  both  sides.  Eye  appeal  is  outstanding.  NGC 
ID#  24RE,  PCGS#  6591 

2729  1934  MS67  NGC.  A  splendid  Superb  Gem  with  frosty  silver 
luster,  this  1934  is  a  fitting  representative  of  the  first  year  in  the 
so-called  “short  set”  series  of  Walkers.  This  piece  is  brilliant  with 
delicate  champagne  toning. 

The  term  “short  set”  is  a  hold-over  from  the  old  days  of  coin 
albums,  when  a  series  was  broken  down  in  to  two  actual  albums.  For 
the  Walking  Liberty  series,  the  first  album  covered  1916  to  1933, 
and  the  second  album  covered  1934  to  1947.  Collectors  who  only 
bought  and  filled  the  second  album  were  said  to  collect  a  “short  set” 
of  the  series.  NGC  ID#  24RF,  PCGS#  6592 


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2730  1934  MS67  NGC.  This  remarkable  example  displays  a  full  strike 
on  the  obverse,  and  only  the  eagle’s  right  (facing)  leg  reveals  faint 
weakness  on  the  reverse  (a  virtually  universal  characteristic  of 
business  strikes).  The  pale  silver-gray  coloration  over  each  side  is 
enhanced  by  peach-gold,  mint-green,  and  rose  peripheral  toning. 
Rarely  seen  in  such  an  impressive  state  of  preservation.  NGC  has 
awarded  higher  numeric  grades  to  only  9  examples  (3/13). 

Ex:  FUN  West  Palm  Beach  (Heritage,  712007),  lot  1034,  which 
realized  $805.  NGC  ID#  24RF,  PCGS#  6592 

2731  1934  MS67  PCGS,  A  well-struck  piece  displaying  an  attractive 
level  of  detail.  The  well-preserved  surfaces  exhibit  strong  luster 
and  a  thin  film  of  light  olive  color.  PCGS  has  awarded  higher 
numeric  grades  to  only  8  examples  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24RF,  PCGS# 
6592 

2732  1934  MS67  PCGS.  Dappled  silver-gray  and  caramel-gold  toning 
endows  this  intricately  impressed  and  essentially  immaculate 
Superb  Gem.  An  outstanding  silver  type  coin.  Certified  in  a  green 
label  holder. 

Ex:  New  York  Signature  (Heritage,  6/2005) ,  lot  5824,  which  realized 
$920.  NGC  ID#  24RF,  PCGS#  6592 


Premium  Gem  1934-S  Half  Dollar 
Challenging  Middle-Series  Issue 


2733  1934-S  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Among  the  middle  dates  of  the  series, 
the  1934'S  is  the  rarest  issue  in  Mint  State  grades.  This  impressive 
Premium  Gem  exhibits  a  better- than- average  strike  for  the  issue, 
with  just  a  touch  of  the  typical  softness  on  Liberty’s  hand.  Vibrant 
mint  luster  shines  through  a  patina  of  golden-tan  and  amber  hues. 
Population:  97  in  66  (7  in  66+),  7  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24RH, 
PCGS#  6594 


2734  (20)  1935  NGC-Certified  Half  Dollars.  An  original  roll  of 
1935  half  dollars  was  certified  by  NGC  in  individual  holders  with 
consecutive  serial  numbers.  The  lot  includes:  (7)  MS64;  (1) 
MS64+;  (3)  MS65;  (7)  MS65  CAC;  (1)  MS65+  CAC;  and 
( 1 )  MS66  CAC.  All  are  lustrous  and  many  are  brilliant  while 
others  are  lightly  toned. (Total:  20  coins)  NGC  ID#  24RJ,  PCGS# 
6595 

1935  Half  Dollar,  MS67 
Only  Two  Certified  Finer 


2735  1935  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  Although  the  1935  Walking  Liberty 
half  dollar  claims  a  large  mintage  of  more  than  9  million  pieces, 
very  few  pieces  have  achieved  the  Superb  Gem  level.  PCGS  has 
graded  30  pieces  at  this  level  and  only  two  finer  examples,  one 
67+  and  one  68  while  NGC  has  yet  to  assign  a  68  or  higher  grade 
to  a  single  example  (3/13).  This  magnificent  Superb  Gem  displays 
strong  detail  and  both  sides  radiate  vibrant  mint  luster  with  only 
a  few  spots  of  toning,  primarily  on  the  reverse.  NGC  ID#  24RJ, 
PCGS#  6595 


1935-D  Half  Dollar,  MS66 
None  Finer  at  NGC 


2736  1935-D  MS66  NGC.  The  1935-D  Walking  Liberty  half  dollar 
is  a  challenging  branch-mint  issue  from  the  middle  series.  This 
delightful  Premium  Gem  shows  some  emerging  detail  on  Liberty’s 
wreath  hand,  very  unusual  for  this  date.  The  well-preserved  surfaces 
radiate  vibrant  mint  luster  with  exceptional  eye  appeal.  Census:  6 
in  66,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24RK,  PCGS#  6596 

2737  1935-S  MS64  PCGS.  CAC.  A  few  splashes  of  deep  violet  toning 
appear  on  each  side  of  this  lustrous  Choice  Mint  State  half  dollar. 
The  reverse  has  a  small  area  of  pale  orange  patina.  NGC  ID#  24RL, 
PCGS#  6597 

2738  1935-S  MS64  NGC.  CAC.  Light  gold  toning  graces  the  obverse 
and  reverse  surfaces  of  this  frosty  near-Gem.  Both  sides  have  strong 
details  although  no  central  obverse  hand  detail  is  evident.  NGC 
ID#  24RL,  PCGS#  6597 

2739  1936  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  Areas  of  dark  toning  appear  at  portions 
of  the  outer  edges  of  this  well-struck  example  with  frosty  luster. 
Violet,  gray,  pink,  and  brown  are  among  the  colors  present.  Only  2 
examples  have  achieved  higher  numeric  grades  from  PCGS  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  24RM,  PCGS#  6598 

2740  1936  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  A  fully  brilliant,  striking  Superb  Gem 
example  with  frosty  silver  luster  providing  a  pleasing  appearance. 
Minor  clashmarks  are  present.  PCGS  has  awarded  higher  numeric 
grades  to  a  mere  two  examples  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24RM,  PCGS# 
6598 

2741  1936-D  MS66+  PCGS.  CAC.  A  sensational  Premium  Gem,  this 
1936-D  half  dollar  has  frosty  silver  luster  and  above  average  design 
definition  with  bright  silver  surfaces  showing  no  evidence  of  toning. 
PCGS  has  only  certified  22  finer  examples  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24RN, 
PCGS#  6599 

2742  193  7-S  MS66+  PCGS.  CAC.  Rich  satin  luster  provides  this  high- 
end  Premium  Gem  with  tremendous  eye  appeal.  A  few  small  hints 
of  color  are  present,  primarily  at  the  outer  edges.  Population:  17  in 
66+,  25  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24RT,  PCGS#  6603 

2743  1938-D  MS65  NGC.  The  1938-D  has  the  lowest  mintage  among 
late-date  Walkers  and  is  avidly  sought-after  by  collectors.  This 
frosty  Gem  displays  overall  even  color  on  both  sides  and  exhibits 
no  mentionable  marks.  NGC  ID#  24RV,  PCGS#  6605 

2744  1939  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  Although  both  sides  of  this  Superb 
Gem  exhibits  toning,  the  colors  are  more  pronounced  on  the 
reverse  and  include  hues  of  golden-brown,  red,  yellow,  and  bright 
green.  Pale  yellow  color  with  hints  of  peach  largely  rings  the 
obverse.  PCGS  has  awarded  higher  numeric  grades  to  only  26 
examples  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24RW,  PCGS#  6606 

2745  1939-S  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Highly  lustrous  and  fully  brilliant 
with  vibrant  mint  frost.  An  exceptional  example  with  a  bold  strike 
and  splendid  eye  appeal.  NGC  ID#  24RY,  PCGS#  6608 

2746  1939-S  MS67  PCGS.  An  attractive  piece,  this  Superb  Gem 
exhibits  subtle  hints  of  color,  including  a  few  spots  of  toning 
primarily  near  the  top  of  the  reverse.  Neither  PCGS  nor  NGC  has 
awarded  a  higher  numeric  grade  to  a  single  example  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  24RY,  PCGS#  6608 


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2747  1939-S  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  This  Superb  Gem  displays 
tremendous  eye  appeal,  with  brilliant,  untoned  surfaces  and  rich, 
gleaming  luster.  Liberty’s  branch  band  displays  incompleteness  of 
strike.  A  thin  vertical  die  crack  extends  from  the  middle  of  the 
right  wing  down  through  the  body.  Neither  PCGS  nor  NGC  has 
awarded  a  higher  numeric  grade  to  a  single  example  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  24RY,  PCGS#  6608 

1939-S  Half  Dollar,  MS67+ 

Tied  for  Finest  Certified 


2748  1939-S  MS67+  PCGS.  CAC.  This  virtually  untoned,  high-end 
Superb  Gem  example  has  a  very  pleasing  appearance,  with  rich 
lustrous  surfaces.  The  centers  display  the  typical  incompleteness  of 
strike,  including  Liberty’s  branch  hand.  A  thin  vertical  die  crack 
bisects  the  eagle.  Neither  PCGS  nor  NGC  has  awarded  a  higher 
numeric  grade  to  a  single  example,  with  PCGS  having  assigned  the 
67+  grade  to  only  one  other  piece  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24RY,  PCGS# 
6608 


2749  1940  MS67+  PCGS.  CAC.  Iridescent  patina  on  this  Superb  Gem 
includes  gold,  amber,  and  pale  shades  of  shade  over  surfaces  that  are 
highly  lustrous  and  simply  drenched  in  eye  appeal.  Population:  15 
in  67+,  24  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24RZ,  PCGS#  6609 

2750  1940-S  MS66+  PCGS.  CAC.  Numerous  blending  pastel  shades 
include  pink,  orange,  and  pale  blue  on  this  frosty  coin,  the  color 
a  bit  more  intense  (and  quite  lovely)  on  the  reverse,  and  close  to 
the  Superb  Gem  level  in  terms  of  lack  of  contact.  Population:  30  in 
66+,  7  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24S2,  PCGS#  6610 

2751  1941  MS67+  PCGS.  CAC.  A  champagne  patina,  with  small 
areas  of  orange,  mint-green,  and  olive-green,  covers  both  sides  of 
this  high-end  Superb  Gem.  Population:  20  in  67+,  15  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  24S3,  PCGS#  6611 

2752  1941  MS67+  PCGS.  CAC.  Faint  champagne  toning  covers  this 
lustrous  high-end  Superb  Gem,  providing  an  attractive  appearance. 
Small  splashes  of  other  colors  appear  at  portions  of  the  rims  on 
both  sides.  Population:  20  in  67+,  15  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24S3, 
PCGS#  6611 

Immaculate  1941  Half,  MS68 
Pale  Rainbow  Patina 


2753  1941  MS68  PCGS.  CAC.  This  immaculate  coin  displays 
wondrous  rainbow  patina  of  the  subtlest,  palest  pastel  sort,  a  coin 
whose  eye  appeal  grows  on  the  viewer  the  longer  one  regards  it. 
The  bands  of  color  include  pink  in  the  center,  the  palest  shade  of 
jade  imaginable,  and  russet-gray  at  the  extreme  edge.  The  strike  is 
just  short  of  full.  A  coin  for  a  fine  Registry  Set,  one  that  is,  as  of 
now,  impossible  to  upgrade.  Population:  15  in  68,  0  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  24S3,  PCGS#  6611 


Appealing  MS67+  1941-D  Quarter 


2754  194 IT)  MS67+  PCGS.  CAC.  This  high-end  Superb  Gem  is  tied 
with  four  others  at  this  PCGS-grade  level,  with  only  one  finer. 
The  eye  appeal  of  this  piece  is  tremendous,  with  brilliant  virtually 
untoned  surfaces  and  only  a  few  extremely  minor  surface  marks. 
Population:  5  in  67+,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24S4,  PCGS#  6612 


2755  1941-S  MS66  PCGS.  This  Premium  Gem  has  fantastic  eye  appeal 
due  to  gleaming  luster  and  brilliant,  untoned  surfaces.  Only  7 
examples  have  achieved  higher  numeric  grades  from  PCGS  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  24S5,  PCGS#  6613 

2756  1941-S  MS66  PCGS.  Areas  of  vibrant  yellow,  orange,  and  red 
toning  appear  along  portions  of  the  obverse  rim  on  this  lovely 
Premium  Gem.  The  piece  displays  pleasing  luster.  A  number  of 
minuscule  flecks  appear  on  the  obverse.  PCGS  has  awarded  higher 
numeric  grades  to  only  7  examples  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24S5,  PCGS# 
6613 


1941-S  Half  Dollar,  Silver- White  MS66+ 


2757  1941-S  MS66+  PCGS.  CAC.  This  untoned  silver-white 
piece  shows  no  sign  of  mentionable  color  on  either  side,  frosty 
throughout  and  quite  eye-appealing.  The  surfaces  are  virtually  free 
of  mentionable  contact  but  there  is  some  strike  softness  apparent 
on  Liberty’s  branch  hand  and  the  eagle’s  lower  leg  on  the  reverse. 
Population:  24  in  66+,  7  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24S5,  PCGS# 
6613 

1941-S  Half  Dollar,  MS66+ 

Bold  Design  Definition 


2758  1941-S  MS66+  PCGS.  CAC.  An  exceptional  Premium  Gem 
half  dollar,  this  1941-S  exhibits  a  finer  than  average  strike  with  an 
outlined  thumb,  and  with  brilliant  silver  luster  inside  a  lovely  ring 
of  peripheral  blue,  violet,  and  gold  toning.  PCGS  has  only  certified 
seven  finer  examples  of  this  issue  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24S5,  PCGS# 
6613 


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Frosty  1941-S  Half  Dollar,  MS67 


2759  1941-S  MS67  NGC.  Frosty  silver-white  surfaces  show  no  trace  of 
color  on  this  Superb  Gem  194DS  half,  one  of  the  keys  to  the  1941' 
47  PDS  set  and  an  issue  in  constant  demand  in  the  higher  grades. 
Thorough  searching  will  be  required  to  find  any  mentionable 
contact  marks  on  this  well-struck  example.  Census:  19  in  67,  0 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24S5,  PCGS#  6613 


Pristine  Superb  Gem  FS-801 
Doubled  Die  Reverse  1942  Half 


2760  1942  Doubled  Die  Reverse  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  FS-801.  The 

lower  right  reverse  is  strongly  die  doubled,  especially  evident  on 
DOLLAR  and  the  plumage.  A  remarkably  high  grade  for  the 
Cherrypickers’  variety.  The  lustrous  and  brilliant  fields  and  devices 
appear  pristine.  The  strike  is  sharp,  with  strong  detail  on  the  skirt 
and  thumb.  PCGS#  145159 


2761  1942-S  MS66+  PCGS.  CAC.  Small  S.  This  brilliant  high  grade 
San  Francisco  wartime  Walker  features  booming  luster  and  a 
pristine  appearance.  The  strike  shows  the  expected  incompleteness 
on  the  cheek  and  branch  hand.  NGC  ID#  24S8,  PCGS# 
6617 

2762  1943  MS67+  PCGS.  CAC.  Gleaming  surfaces  with  lovely  accents 
in  shades  of  pale  blue,  peach,  and  gold  add  to  the  eye  appeal  of  this 
high-end  Superb  Gem.  Population:  18  in  67+,  6  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  24S9,  PCGS#  6618 

2763  1943-D  MS67+  PCGS.  CAC.  A  rarity  at  this  grade  level,  this 
high-end  Superb  Gem  exhibits  many  attributes,  among  them  bold 
design  details,  attractive  champagne  toning,  and  lustrous  surfaces. 
The  coin  displays  several  thin  die  cracks,  including  one  bisecting 
Liberty’s  head.  Areas  of  tan  patina  appear  on  the  reverse.  A  few 
pinpoint  spots  of  toning  are  present.  Population:  7  in  67 +,  2  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  24SA,  PCGS#  6619 


Superb  Gem  1943-S  Half  Dollar 


2764  1943-S  MS67  PCGS.  FS-101.  Trumpet  tail  S.  IN  GOD  WE 
TRUST  is  die  doubled,  as  often  seen  on  1943 -dated  half  dollars. 
Lustrous  and  lightly  toned  with  an  immaculate  obverse  field  and 
undeniable  eye  appeal.  The  strike  is  far  above  average  for  a  ‘43 -S. 
Population:  29  in  67  (1  in  67+),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24SB, 
PCGS#  6620 


2765  1944  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  Wisps  of  light  gold  toning  are  evident 
on  both  sides  of  this  Superb  Gem.  The  strike  is  bold  and  this  piece 
boasts  excellent  eye  appeal.  Population:  75  in  67  (3  in  67+ ),  1  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  24SC,  PCGS#  6621 

2766  1944-S  MS66+  PCGS.  CAC.  Large  S.  The  dappled  golden-brown 
and  stone-gray  centers  are  bounded  by  sea-green  and  lavender 
patina.  This  attractively  toned  and  lustrous  high  grade  half  dollar 
has  a  mark-free  reverse  and  moderate  incompleteness  on  the  motifs. 
NGC  ID#  24SE,  PCGS#  6623 

2767  1944-S  MS66+  PCGS.  CAC.  Large  S.  Stone-white  and 
thoroughly  lustrous  with  outstanding  preservation.  The  strike  is 
above  average  for  the  West  Coast  facility,  since  the  skirt  lines 
and  cheek  are  nicely  brought  up.  NGC  ID#  24SE,  PCGS# 
6623 

2768  1945-S  MS66+  PCGS.  CAC.  Knob  S.  Freckles  of  lavender-red, 
orange -gold,  and  navy-blue  endow  the  margins  of  this  lustrous  and 
magnificently  preserved  Premium  Gem.  The  strike  is  uncommonly 
sharp  for  a  ‘45 -S,  especially  on  the  skirt  lines  and  cheek.  NGC  ID# 
24SH,  PCGS#  6626 

2769  1945-S  MS65  Prooflike  NGC.  Knob  S.  As  of  (3/13),  NGC  has 
certified  a  total  of  just  four  Prooflike  Walking  Liberty  half  dollars, 
one  each  for  the  1943-S,  1944'S,  1945-S,  and  1946-S.  This  is 
an  essentially  brilliant  Gem  with  flashy,  striated  fields  and  only 
minimal  signs  of  contact.  The  skirt  lines  are  sharp  though  Liberty’s 
head  and  branch  hand  are  typically  defined.  NGC  ID#  24SH, 
PCGS#  6626 

2770  1946  Doubled  Die  Reverse  MS65  PCGS.  FS-801.  The  wings 
and  E  PLURIBUS  UNUM  are  strongly  die  doubled.  The  only 
Walker  die  variety  currently  listed  in  the  Guide  Book.  Lustrous  and 
minimally  abraded  with  a  narrow  arc  of  autumn-gold  toning  on  the 
right  obverse  margin.  Population:  20  in  65,  6  finer  (3/13).  PCGS# 
6632 

2771  1946-D  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  Hints  of  ice-blue  and  faint 
champagne  appear  on  this  frosty  Superb  Gem  example.  The  strike 
is  pleasing  for  the  type,  although  the  branch  hand  lacks  detail. 
Population:  44  in  67,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24SK,  PCGS# 
6628 

2772  1946-S  MS67  PCGS.  Trumpet  tail  S.  Dappled  forest-green  and 
walnut-brown  adorns  the  margins  of  this  lustrous  and  magnificently 
preserved  Superb  Gem.  Well  struck  by  the  measure  of  the  West 
Coast  facility.  Population:  43  in  67  (1  in  67  +  ),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  24SL,  PCGS#  6629 


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PROOF  WALKING  LIBERTY 
HALF  DOLLARS 


Superb  Gem  1946-S  Half 
Brilliant  With  Blazing  Luster 


2773  1946-S  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  Trumpet  tail  S.  Fully  white  and 
thoroughly  lustrous  with  magnificent  preservation.  The  skirt  lines 
are  virtually  complete  though  the  cheek  and  branch  hand  show 
softness.  Last  of  the  San  Francisco  issues  of  the  type.  Population: 
43  in  67  (1  in  67+),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24SL,  PCGS#  6629 


1946-S  Half  Dollar,  MS67 
Sharply  Struck  and  Patinated 


2774  1946-S  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  Knob  S.  A  beautifully  patinated 
Superb  Gem.  Sea-green  and  chestnut-gold  occupy  the  obverse 
with  the  former  color  more  prominent.  The  reverse  is  lightly  to 
moderately  toned  in  tan-gold,  lilac,  and  blue-green.  Lustrous  and 
well  preserved  with  a  precise  strike  on  the  skirt  lines  and  cheek. 
Population:  43  in  67  (1  in  67  +  ),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24SL, 
PCGS#  6629 


1947  Walking  Liberty  Half  Dollar,  MS67 
Among  the  Finest  Certified 


2775  1947  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  This  Superb  Gem  hails  from  the  final 
Philadelphia  Mint  issue,  an  underrated  issue  within  the  series.  The 
piece  exhibits  a  frosty  luster  and  toning  that  includes  shades  of 
golden-yellow,  rose,  pink,  electric-blue,  and  light  green.  Population: 
38  in  67  (1  in  67+),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24SM,  PCGS#  6630 


2776  1936  PR62  PCGS.  A  lovely,  lightly  patinated  example,  this  piece 
has  plenty  of  eye  appeal.  The  design  elements  display  a  pleasing 
level  of  detail.  A  few  minuscule  translucent  spots  are  present.  NGC 
ID#  27V4,  PCGS#  6636 


1936  Walking  Liberty  Half  Dollar,  PR64 


2777  1936  PR64  NGC.  CAC.  Chromelike  luster  covers  both  sides 
of  this  near-Gem  example,  providing  attractive  reflectivity  and 
tremendous  visual  appeal.  Small  hints  of  color  are  present.  The 
1936  revival  of  proof  coinage  was  little-noted  at  the  time  and  only 
3,901  of  the  proof  half  dollars  were  sold. 

From  The  William  Jacob  Collection,  Part  II.  NGC  ID#  27  V4,  PCGS# 
6636 


First- Year  Proof  1936  Walking  Liberty  Half,  PR64 


2778  1936  PR64  NGC.  CAC.  This  is  a  pleasing  near-Gem  example 
of  the  first,  and  rarest,  of  the  proof  Walking  Liberty  half  dollars  in 
the  series.  This  piece  is  lustrous  and  almost  fully  brilliant,  with  a 
few  small  areas  of  toning  present,  primarily  at  portions  of  the  rims. 
All  of  the  design  elements  are  boldly  detailed,  with  the  separation 
between  Liberty’s  thumb  and  fingers  easily  observed.  NGC  ID# 
27V4,  PCGS#  6636 


1936  Half  Dollar,  PR66 
Light  Cameo  Contrast 


2779  1936  PR66  PCGS.  CAC.  Delicate  gold  toning  graces  the  obverse 
and  reverse  surfaces  of  this  beautiful  Premium  Gem  proof.  The 
strike  is  bold  as  expected  and  eye  appeal  is  exceptional.  A  hint 
of  field-to-device  contrast  appears  on  each  side  of  this  borderline, 
undesignated  Cameo  proof.  PCGS  has  only  certified  28  finer 
examples  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27V4,  PCGS#  6636 


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Top-Notch  1936  Walking  Liberty,  PR67 


2780  1936  PR67  NGC.  The  quicksilver  surfaces  of  this  Superb  Gem 
proof  show  no  trace  of  color  beyond  silver-white.  There  are  simply 
no  mentionable  signs  of  contact,  and  the  eye  appeal  is  top-notch 
for  an  example  of  this  first-year  Walking  Liberty  proof.  Census:  75 
in  67  (1  in  67+),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27V4,  PCGS#  6636 


Superb  Gem  1936  Half  Dollar 
Borderline  Cameo  Proof 


2781  1936  PR67  NGC.  This  Superb  Gem  proof  has  noticeable  field- 
to-device  contrast,  nearly  sufficient  for  a  Cameo  designation.  Such 
pieces  are  extremely  rare  as  proof  Walkers  rarely  show  any  contrast. 
In  fact,  NGC  has  only  certified  nine  Cameo  proof  examples  for 
the  entire  series  from  1936  to  1942.  This  example  has  natural  light 
gray  surfaces  with  beautiful  iridescent  toning  and  fully  mirrored 
fields.  Census:  80  in  67  (1  in  67+),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27V4, 
PCGS#  6636 


2782  1937  PR67  NGC.  The  beautiful,  untoned  surfaces  on  this 
Superb  Gem  proof  show  absolutely  no  trace  of  color  or  contrast, 
imparting  a  liquid  mercury  appearance  to  the  coin.  The  eye  appeal 
is  excellent.  NGC  ID#  27V5,  PCGS#  6637 

2783  1937  PR67  NGC.  A  brilliant,  well-struck,  and  well-preserved 
Superb  Gem,  this  piece  displays  tremendous  eye  appeal.  A  few 
tiny  flecks  of  color  appear.  NGC  has  awarded  higher  numeric 
grades  to  only  18  examples  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27V5,  PCGS# 
6637 

2784  1937  PR67  NGC.  A  hint  of  champagne  toning  appears  on  the 
obverse  of  this  Superb  Gem  proof,  with  little  contrast  between  the 
mirrored  fields  and  satin  devices.  NGC  has  only  certified  18  finer 
examples  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27V5,  PCGS#  6637 

2785  1938  PR66  PCGS.  CAC.  The  sharply  struck  devices  exhibit 
moderate  contrast  with  the  mirrored  fields.  A  high  grade 
representative  of  this  lower  mintage  proof  date.  Only  a  ghost  of  the 
designer’s  monogram  is  present.  Housed  in  a  first  generation  holder. 
NGC  ID#  27V6,  PCGS#  6638 

2786  1938  PR67  NGC.  CAC.  A  fully  brilliant  and  powerfully 
impressed  Superb  Gem,  this  piece  has  tremendous  eye  appeal.  A 
mere  8,152  proofs  were  struck.  NGC  has  awarded  higher  numeric 
grades  to  49  examples  (3/13). 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  9/2008),  lot  99 5,  which  realized 
$1 ,610.  NGC  ID#  27V6,  PCGS#  6638 


2787  1938  PR67  NGC.  CAC.  Each  side  has  a  narrow  band  of  rainbow 
iridescence,  located  at  the  lower  left  obverse  and  upper  left  reverse. 
The  balance  of  the  surface  on  each  side  has  hazy  golden  color  over 
reflective  fields  and  lustrous  devices.  Nearly  a  cameo  proof  example, 
and  presenting  excellent  eye  appeal.  NGC  ID#  27V6,  PCGS# 
6638 

2788  1938  PR67+  PCGS.  CAC.  A  stunning  golden-toned  Superb  Gem 
proof  accented  by  a  touch  of  pale  lilac  on  contrast-free,  quicksilver 
surfaces.  An  absolutely  top-notch  piece.  Population:  3  in  67 +,  11 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27V6,  PCGS#  6638 

1938  Half  Dollar,  PR68 
Tied  for  Finest  Certified 


2789  1938  PR68  NGC.  Powerfully  mirrored  and  surprisingly  close 
to  brilliant  with  only  the  slightest  hint  of  contrast.  Both  sides 
sport  razor-sharp  detail  on  the  central  devices,  and  the  surfaces 
are  exquisitely  preserved.  Neither  NGC  nor  PCGS  has  graded  a 
numerically  finer  example  of  this  proof  Walker  issue  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  27V6,  PCGS#  6638 


2790  1939  PR67  PCGS.  CAC.  An  amazing  Superb  Gem  proof,  this 
fully  brilliant  and  untoned  specimen  has  a  hint  of  cameo  contrast 
that  is  nearly  sufficient  for  the  coveted  Cameo  designation.  This 
piece  has  excellent  eye  appeal.  PCGS  has  only  certified  28  finer 
examples  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27V7,  PCGS#  6639 


Brilliant  1939  Walking  Liberty  Half,  PR68 


2791  1939  PR68  NGC.  This  beautifully  struck  coin  exhibits  an 
exacting  level  of  detail  on  both  sides,  especially  the  central  obverse. 
The  gleaming  mirrored  fields  are  virtually  untoned  and  essentially 
pristine.  This  is  a  truly  pleasing  representative.  Census:  75  in  68,  1 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27V7,  PCGS#  6639 

2792  1941  PR67  NGC.  CAC.  No  AW.  A  majority  of  proofs  for  this 
later  date  are  missing  the  designer’s  initials,  lapped  from  the 
working  reverse  die  during  its  preparation.  Other  low  relief  details 
are  also  absent,  such  as  the  center  of  Liberty’s  extended  hand.  The 
high  points  are  full  struck.  Brilliant  and  flawless. 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  9/2008),  lot  1005,  which  realized 
$977.50.  NGC  ID#  24SP,  PCGS#  6641 


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PR68  ★  1941  Half  Dollar 
No  AW  Monogram 


Sharply  Struck  1942  Half  Dollar,  PR68 
Vivid  Rim  Toning 


2796  1942  PR68  NGC.  CAC.  The  1942  proof  half  is  a  logical  choice 
for  the  type  collector.  It  has  the  largest  mintage  in  the  seven-date 
series,  although  only  21,120  pieces  minted.  Small  areas  of  toning, 
in  bright  shades  of  green,  red,  orange,  and  yellow,  add  to  the  eye 
appeal  of  this  piece.  NGC  has  awarded  higher  numeric  grades  to 
only  three  examples,  while  only  one  piece  has  achieved  a  higher 
grade  from  PCGS  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27V9,  PCGS#  6642 


2799  1949-D  MS66  Full  Bell  Lines  PCGS.  CAC.  The  1949-D 
Franklin  half  is  well-struck,  so  that  most  high-grade  examples  bear 
the  Full  Bell  Lines  designation,  but  the  Premium  Gem  level  is  as 
good  as  it  gets  at  both  PCGS  and  NGC.  This  top-drawer  PCGS 
example  shows  mottled  russet  patina  throughout  the  obverse,  while 
the  reverse  shows  a  silver  center  and  a  tad  of  grayish  and  iridescent 
patina  near  the  rims.  Population:  31  in  66  Full  Bell  Lines,  0  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  24SU,  PCGS#  86654 

2800  195 1-S  MS66  Full  Bell  Lines  PCGS.  CAC.  A  well-defined 
Premium  Gem,  this  piece  exhibits  rich  multicolored  toning  that 
includes  shades  of  gold,  yellow,  orange,  green,  and  red  along  with  a 
few  areas  of  dark  gray.  NGC  ID#  24T2,  PCGS#  86660 


2793  1941  PR68  ★  NGC.  CAC.  No  AW.  Lovely  pastel  ice-blue, 
rose-red,  lime-green,  and  honey-gold  adorn  the  obverse,  and 
confirm  the  Star  designation  awarded  by  NGC.  Pinpoint- sharp  and 
gorgeously  preserved.  As  is  the  case  with  a  majority  of  1941  proofs, 
the  designer’s  monogram  is  absent,  inadvertently  removed  when 
the  reverse  die  was  lapped  at  the  Mint  prior  to  coinage. 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  9/2008),  lot  1006,  which  realized 
$3,450. 

From  The  Jim  O’Neal  Collection.  NGC  ID#  24SP,  PCGS#  6641 


2797  1942  PR68  PCGS.  CAC.  This  is  a  stunning  Superb  Gem  proof 
that  boasts  silver-white,  low-contrast  centers  that  complement 
iridescent  rim  color  on  each  side.  The  obverse  includes  vivid 
emerald,  saffron,  and  magenta  hues,  while  the  reverse  shows  a 
sprinkling  of  amber  and  charcoal.  The  strike  is  quite  thorough,  if 
just  short  of  absolute.  Population:  37  in  68,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  27V9,  PCGS#  6642 


FRANKLIN  HALF  DOLLARS 


1942  Walking  Liberty  Half,  White  PR68  ★ 


1942  PR68  Half  Dollar 
Only  Four  Finer 


2794  1942  PR68  NGC.  The  Mint  cancelled  commercial  proof  set 
offerings  after  1942,  due  to  the  financial  stresses  of  World  War  II. 
Few  survivors  of  the  final  mintage  of  21,120  pieces  can  match  the 
quality  of  this  lovely  piece  displaying  brilliant  mirrored  surfaces  and 
attractive  detail.  NGC  has  assigned  higher  numeric  grades  to  only 
3  examples  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27V9,  PCGS#  6642 


Premium  Gem  1949-D  Franklin 
Full  Bell  Lines 


2795  1942  PR68  ★  NGC.  The  Star  designation  is  well-earned,  given 
the  quicksilver  appearance  of  the  pristine  surfaces  and  the  total 
lack  of  discernible  color  save  for  ice-white  throughout  and  a  trace 
of  gold  near  the  reverse  rim.  The  fields  are  extremely  well-mirrored, 
even  though  there  is  little  contrast.  Census:  17  in  68  ★,  1  in  68+,  3 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27V9,  PCGS#  6642 


2798  1949-D  MS66  Full  Bell  Lines  PCGS.  CAC.  Liberal  splashes 
of  color  adorn  both  sides  of  this  Premium  Gem,  including  hues 
of  lime-green,  bright  red,  kelly-green,  lemon-yellow,  and  golden- 
brown.  Surface  marks  are  present,  including  a  few  on  the  bell, 
however  they  pose  minimal  distraction,  if  any.  Population:  29  in 
66  Full  Bell  Lines,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24SU,  PCGS#  86654 


1949-D  Franklin  Half,  MS66  Full  Bell  Lines 
Top-Drawer  Example 


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2801  195 1-S  MS66  Full  Bell  Lines  PCGS.  CAC.  Toning,  in  a  variety 
of  colors,  is  present  on  both  sides  of  the  sharply  struck  example. 
A  particularly  attractive  rainbow  swath  including  apple-green, 
lemon-yellow,  orange,  and  red  hues  extends  along  approximately 
half  of  the  outer  edge  of  the  obverse.  Population:  98  in  66  Full  Bell 
Lines,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24T2,  PCGS#  86660 


Top-Grade  1952  Franklin  Half 
MS67  Full  Bell  Lines 


2802  1952  MS67  Full  Bell  Lines  NGC.  This  sharply  struck  Superb 
Gem  1952  Franklin  half  displays  attractive  shades  of  russet,  golden- 
yellow,  pink-red,  olive-green,  and  deep  lime-green.  Neither  NGC 
nor  PCGS  has  assigned  a  higher  numeric  grade  to  a  single  example, 
and  this  piece  is  one  of  only  four  so  graded  at  NGC  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  24T3,  PCGS#  86661 


2803  1952-D  MS66  Full  Bell  Lines  PCGS.  Frosty  luster  is  present  on 
this  lightly  toned  Premium  Gem  example.  The  colors  are  more 
prominent  on  the  obverse  and  include  intermingled  shades  of 
gold,  orange,  and  green.  A  few  small  ticks  appear.  Population: 
65  in  66  Full  Bell  Lines,  2  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24T4,  PCGS# 
86662 


MS66  Full  Bell  Lines  1953  Half  Dollar 
Speckled,  Attractive  Toning 


2804  1953  MS66  Full  Bell  Lines  PCGS.  Specks  of  copper,  russet,  green, 
gold,  and  gray  toning  cover  large  portions  of  both  sides  of  this 
lustrous  Premium  Gem.  Copper  toning  covers  large  portions  of  the 
bell,  creating  attractive  eye  appeal.  Although  surface  marks  are 
present,  they  are  not  as  evident  due  to  the  patina.  Population:  32  in 
66  Full  Bell  Lines,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24T6,  PCGS#  86664 


1957-D  Franklin  Half,  MS67 
Richly  Toned  Full  Bell  Lines 


2805  1957-D  MS67  Full  Bell  Lines  NGC.  Beautiful  orange,  rose,  and 
lime-green  toning  from  decades  of  mint  set  storage  appears  on  this 
piece,  with  the  colors  more  pronounced  on  the  obverse.  These 
pieces  are  seldom  available  at  this  grade  level,  with  NGC  and 
PCGS  combined  having  assigned  this  grade  to  only  15  examples, 
with  none  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Long  Beach  Signature  (Heritage,  6/2006) ,  lot  1989.  NGC  ID# 
24TF,  PCGS#  86673 


2806  1958-D  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  1958  was  the  last  year  of  the  double 
mint  sets  that  the  Mint  issued  in  sulphur  ridden  cards,  creating 
highly  attractive  toned  pieces  like  this  Superb  Gem.  The  obverse 
has  an  incredible  iridescent  display  and  the  reverse  is  mostly  light 
to  medium  gold.  Population:  11  in  67,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
24TH,  PCGS#  6675 

2807  1958-D  MS67  Full  Bell  Lines  NGC.  Although  a  quick  glance  at 
the  obverse  reveals  dark  freckles  of  patina,  vibrant  shades  of  green, 
red,  orange,  and  yellow  covering  approximately  forty  percent  of 
the  coin  are  evident  when  viewed  more  closely.  The  colors  cover 
a  larger  portion  of  the  reverse,  with  fuchsia  also  present.  Census: 
15  in  67  Full  Bell  Lines,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24TH,  PCGS# 
86675 

2808  1958-D  MS67  Full  Bell  Lines  PCGS.  CAC.  Original  mint  set 
toning  is  obvious  on  this  attractive,  well-preserved  half  dollar.  Each 
side  displays  variegated  rose  and  lilac  toning,  accented  on  the 
obverse  with  bands  of  pale  jade  and  saffron.  The  underlying  mint 
luster  is  especially  strong,  and  there  are  no  mentionable  abrasions. 
Population:  31  in  67  Full  Bell  Lines,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
24TH,  PCGS#  86675 

2809  1958-D  MS67  Full  Bell  Lines  NGC.  CAC.  Although  toning 
is  also  present  on  the  reverse,  the  colors  are  more  vivid  on  the 
obverse  and  include  bright  shades  of  red,  green,  yellow,  and  orange. 
Census:  15  in  67  Full  Bell  Lines,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24TH, 
PCGS#  86675 

2810  1958-D  MS67  Full  Bell  Lines  PCGS.  CAC.  Although  speckled 
patina  appears  on  both  sides  of  this  Superb  Gem,  with  larger 
concentrations  at  the  peripheries,  the  coin  retains  a  satin  silver 
appearance.  The  colors  include  green,  red,  orange,  yellow,  and 
brown.  Population:  31  in  67  Full  Bell  Lines,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  24TH,  PCGS#  86675 


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Attractively  Toned  1958-D  Franklin,  MS67 
Full  Bell  Lines 


2811  1958-D  MS67  Full  Bell  Lines  PCGS.  CAC.  This  welhstruck 
Superb  Gem  displays  attractive  toning  on  both  sides.  The  colors 
include  lemon-yellow,  lime-green,  kelly-green,  fuchsia,  fiery-orange, 
and  grape,  with  a  swath  of  color  near  the  right  rim  of  the  obverse 
further  adding  to  the  eye  appeal.  Population:  29  in  67  Full  Bell 
Lines,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24TH,  PCGS#  86675 


2812  1959-D  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  The  right  obverse  border  of  this 
Premium  Gem  displays  rich  rainbow  toning  with  hues  of  lemon- 
yellow,  fire-red,  plum,  violet,  and  apple-green,  with  areas  of 
attractive  colors  found  elsewhere  as  well.  A  few  small,  scattered 
spots  appear  primarily  at  the  upper  portion  of  the  reverse. 
Population:  6  in  66,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24TK,  PCGS# 
6677 


Premium  Gem  1 960  Half  Dollar 
None  Finer  With  Full  Bell  Lines 


2813  1960  MS66  Full  Bell  Lines  PCGS.  Better-defined  than  usually 
seen  with  a  faint  glimmer  of  gold  on  otherwise  silver  surfaces.  The 
obverse  is  generally  smooth  with  only  a  few  light  scrapes  on  the 
faintly  frosty  portrait,  though  the  reverse  has  a  line  of  reed  marks  at 
the  left  side  of  the  Liberty  Bell.  Population:  41  in  66  Full  Bell  Lines, 
0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24TL,  PCGS#  86678 


Full  Bell  Lines  1960  Half,  MS66 


2814  1960  MS66  Full  Bell  Lines  PCGS.  Though  not  one  of  the  early 
Franklin  issues  notorious  for  weak  strikes,  Full  Bell  Lines  examples 
for  the  1960  half  are  in  short  supply,  particularly  in  Gem  and 
better  grades.  This  untoned  Premium  Gem  example  displays  subtle 
iridescence.  Population:  42  in  66  Full  Bell  Lines,  0  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  24TL,  PCGS#  86678 


2815  1950  PR67  NGC.  CAC.  This  satiny  Superb  Gem  proof  exhibits 
brilliant  silver-white  surfaces  with  no  toning  on  either  side. 
The  devices  show  a  trace  of  contrast.  NGC  ID#  27VA,  PCGS# 
6691 

2816  1950  PR67  NGC.  CAC.  The  obverse  of  this  delightful  Superb 
Gem  proof  displays  dark  toning  at  the  outer  areas  in  varied  shades 
of  gold,  orange,  plum,  and  a  number  of  shades  of  green,  while  the 
reverse  features  areas  of  light  scattered  color.  The  surfaces  are 
deeply  reflective  and  the  devices  exhibit  sharp  detail.  Only  two 
examples  have  been  awarded  higher  numeric  grades  by  NGC 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  27VA,  PCGS#  6691 


Near-Gem  Deep  Cameo  Proof  1950  Half 


2817  1950  PR64  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Ex:  Elite  Cameo  RRL.  Both 
sides  of  this  near-Gem  example  exhibit  richly  frosted  devices  that 
provide  strong  contrast  against  the  brilliant,  mirrored  fields.  The 
coin  displays  a  pleasing  strike  and  possesses  attractive  eye  appeal  for 
the  grade.  Population:  5  in  64  Deep  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27 VA,  PCGS#  96691 


Deep  Cameo  Gem  Proof 
1951  Franklin  Half 


2818  1951  PR65  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Ex:  Hansen  Collection.  The 
Gregory  S.  Hansen  collection  of  proof  Franklin  half  dollars  ranks 
#11  on  the  all-time  PCGS  Registry  and  was  retired  on  January  7, 
2007.  Precisely  struck  with  excellent  white-on-black  contrast.  A 
loupe  reveals  infrequent  minute  tan  spots.  Population:  12  in  65 
Deep  Cameo,  15  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27VB,  PCGS#  96692 


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PR66  Deep  Cameo  1951  Half 
Low  Mintage  Date 


2819  1951  PR66  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  White  and  radiant 
devices  compare  favorably  to  watery,  darkly  mirrored  fields.  A 
remarkable  example  of  this  early  and  low  mintage  proof  date. 
PCGS  has  certified  just  44  Deep  Cameo  1951  halves  in  all  grades. 
Population:  14  in  66  (1  in  66+)  Deep  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27VB,  PCGS#  96692 


Brilliant  1952  Franklin,  PR65  Ultra  Cameo 


2820  1952  PR65  Ultra  Cameo  NGC,  A  piece  with  lovely  eye  appeal 
on  both  sides,  this  Gem  reveals  pronounced  contrast  on  both  sides, 
with  thickly  frosted  devices  and  deeply  mirrored  fields.  The  piece  is 
virtually  pristine  aside  from  inconsequential  contact  marks  in  the 
left  obverse  field.  Census:  10  in  65  Ultra  Cameo,  10  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  27VC,  PCGS#  96693 


PR66  Deep  Cameo  1952  Franklin  Half 


2821  1952  PR66  Deep  Cameo  PCGS,  Ex:  RRL.  The  reverse  is 
particularly  attractive  on  this  Premium  Gem,  with  a  strong  level 
of  detail  present  on  the  richly  frosted  bell.  A  couple  of  unobtrusive 
milky  areas  are  noted  near  the  profile  and  below  the  bust. 
Population:  5  in  66  Deep  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27VC,  PCGS#  96693 


Brilliant  Deep  Cameo  Proof 
Superb  Gem  1953  Half 


2822  1953  PR67  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Snow-white  devices  rise  in  full 
detail  above  the  glassy  fields.  Brilliant  save  for  a  couple  of  small 
obverse  dollops  of  light  tan  toning.  Few  Franklin  half  proofs  from 
the  early  1950s  display  significant  cameo  frost.  Population:  9  in  67 
Deep  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  PCGS#  96694 


2823  1954  PR68  Cameo  NGC.  As  the  grade  implies,  this  piece  has 
numerous  attributes  and  tremendous  eye  appeal.  Minuscule  spots 
are  present.  Only  4  examples  have  achieved  higher  numeric  grades 
from  NGC  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27VE,  PCGS#  86695 

2824  1954  PR67  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Uncommonly  bold  contrast  puts  a 
touch  more  emphasis  on  frosty  devices  than  mirrored  fields,  though 
both  hold  their  own.  Fight  patina  is  noted  at  the  left  obverse. 

Ex:  CSNS  Signature  (Heritage,  5/2004),  lot  7919. 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  PCGS#  96695 

2825  1955  PR67  Ultra  Cameo  NGC.  This  Superb  Gem  Ultra 
Cameo  1955  half  dollar  is  untoned  silver- white,  save  for  a  glint 
of  gold  at  the  margins  and  a  few  minuscule  spots.  The  contrast  is 
pronounced  throughout,  creating  fantastic  eye  appeal.  Census:  35 
in  67  Ultra  Cameo,  38  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Milwaukee  Final  Session  (Heritage,  8/2007) ,  lot  8477 .  NGC  ID# 
27VF,  PCGS#  96696 

1955  Franklin  Half  Dollar,  PR68  Deep  Cameo 
None  Finer  at  PCGS 


2826  1955  PR68  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Pronounced  contrast  between 
the  devices  and  the  fields  lends  terrific  eye  appeal  to  this  piece.  The 
devices  exhibit  thick  mint  frost  and  the  fields  are  flashy.  Scattered 
splashes  of  color  are  present  on  both  sides.  Population:  17  in  68 
Deep  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27VF,  PCGS#  96696 


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1955  Half  Dollar,  Top-Grade  PR68  Deep  Cameo 


2827  1955  PR68  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  Profoundly  contrasted 
and  essentially  untoned,  this  Superb  Gem  Deep  Cameo  1955 
Franklin  half  exhibits  moderate  to  heavy  frost  across  the  central 
devices.  This  is  a  fully  detailed  and  carefully  preserved  example. 
PCGS  has  never  certified  an  example  in  PR69  Deep  Cameo,  and  in 
PR68  Deep  Cameo  this  is  one  of  17  submissions  (3/13).  Most  of  the 
PR69  Deep  Cameos  certified  at  PCGS  are  either  1962s  or  1963s. 
NGC  ID#  27VF,  PCGS#  96696 

PR68  Cameo  1956  Half 
Scarce  Type  One  Reverse 


2828  1956  Type  One  PR68  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  The  Type  One 
reverse  with  the  indistinct  plumage  on  the  small  eagle.  Breen 
(1988)  estimated  that  only  5%  of  1956  proofs  are  this  variety. 
Virtually  brilliant  and  intricately  struck.  The  preservation  is  perfect 
aside  from  an  inconspicuous  spot  near  the  A  in  STATES. 

Ex:  Houston  Signature  (Heritage,  12/2008) ,  lot  8137,  which  realized 
$1,840. 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  24TV,  PCGS#  86686 


White  Deep  Cameo  PR69  1956  Half 
Type  Two  Reverse 


2829  1956  Type  Two  PR69  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Dramatic  contrast 
is  achieved  by  the  ice-white  motifs  and  the  darkly  mirrored 
fields.  Though  1956  proofs  are  prevalent  in  the  hobby,  only  a 
tiny  percentage  of  those  can  match  the  degree  of  contrast  of 
the  present  specimen,  and  of  that  number,  few  attain  the  lofty 
numerical  grade  of  this  brilliant  proof.  One  tiny  spot  is  near  the  O 
in  GOD.  Population:  39  in  69  Deep  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  24TW,  PCGS#  96697 


2830  1957  PR68  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Impressive  white  on  black 
contrast  and  essentially  pristine  surfaces  make  this  Superb  Gem  a 
desirable  addition  to  any  specialized  collection.  The  holder  exterior 
has  a  few  wispy  abrasions  that  are  unfairly  reflected  on  the  mirrored 
fields.  Population:  58  in  68  Deep  Cameo,  2  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Orlando  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  1/2004),  lot  7076,  which 
realized  $1 ,380. 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  24TX,  PCGS# 
96698 

2831  1958  PR69  Cameo  NGC.  Crisply  struck  and  gleaming,  this 
piece  displays  distinct  contrast  and  impressive  preservation.  A 
wonderful  example  and  one  of  the  few  to  reach  this  lofty  grade 
level.  Census:  12  in  69  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27VH, 
PCGS#  86699 

2832  1958  PR67  Ultra  Cameo  NGC.  Boldly  reflective  fields  and 
richly  frosted  devices  provide  this  lovely  example  with  pronounced 
contrast  and  tremendous  eye  appeal.  Census:  14  in  67  Ultra  Cameo, 
12  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27VH,  PCGS#  96699 


Pristine  PR68  Deep  Cameo 
1958  Half  Dollar 


2833  1958  PR68  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Snow-white  motifs  and  glassy 
fields  combine  to  confirm  the  coveted  Deep  Cameo  designation. 
This  pristine  proof  appears  brilliant  upon  first  glance  but  displays 
pastel  gold  tints  when  inspected  closely  beneath  a  loupe.  Population: 
21  in  68  Deep  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Orlando  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  1/2004),  lot  7079,  which 
realized  $4,830. 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27VH,  PCGS#  96699 


1959  Half  Dollar,  PR68  Cameo 
Elusive  in  Finer  Grade  or  Deep  Cameo 


2834  1959  PR68  Cameo  PCGS.  CAC.  This  gleaming  silver-white 
piece  shows  sufficient  contrast  between  field  and  devices  to  garner 
a  Cameo  designation,  putting  it  into  a  small  minority;  only  a  single 
piece  of  this  date  has  achieved  the  PR68  Deep  Cameo  grade  at 
PCGS,  and  there  is  also  a  sole  PR69  Deep  Cameo  that  has  never 
traded  publicly,  to  our  knowledge.  Population:  34  in  68  Cameo,  0 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  27VJ,  PCGS#  86700 


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Brilliant  Deep  Cameo 
Proof  1959  Half  Dollar 


2835  1959  PR67  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Ex:  RRL.  This  high  grade  half 
dollar  displays  magnificent  frost  on  the  Liberty  Bell.  The  portrait 
is  luminous  and  the  surfaces  are  immaculate.  Stone-white  save  for 
subtle  light  gold  freckles.  A  minute  spot  near  the  E  in  AMERICA. 
Population:  6  in  67  Deep  Cameo,  2  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27VJ,  PCGS#  96700 


2836  1960  PR68  Ultra  Cameo  NGC.  CAC.  This  is  an  outstanding 
example  with  great  eye  appeal.  Exceptionally  thick  mint  frost 
occupies  the  devices  on  each  side  of  this  pristine  coin,  deeply 
mirrored  and  completely  untoned.  NGC  has  certified  only  two 
Ultra  Cameo  examples  in  PR69  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24TY,  PCGS# 
96701 


1961  Franklin  Half  Dollar,  PR68  Deep  Cameo 


2837  1961  PR68  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Richly  contrasted,  this  piece 
exhibits  deeply  frosted  design  elements  and  highly  reflective  fields. 
The  coin  displays  a  pleasing  degree  of  detail.  Small  splashes  of 
color  and  milky  patina  appear  near  the  outer  edges  of  both  sides. 
Population:  81  in  68  Deep  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  24TZ,  PCGS#  96702 


2838  1961  PR68  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  This  brilliant  and  immaculate 
specimen  exhibits  blatant  contrast  between  the  luminous  motifs 
and  the  glittering,  glassy  fields.  The  strike  is  full,  though  the  bell 
inscription  is  indistinct  due  to  an  overused  hub.  Population:  81  in 
68  Deep  Cameo,  1  finer  (3/13). 

Ex:  Ft.  Lauderdale  FUN  Signature  (Heritage,  1/2005) ,  lot  8063, 
which  realized  $1,265. 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  24TZ,  PCGS# 
96702 

2839  1961  Doubled  Die  Reverse  PR64  PCGS.  FS-801.  The  peripheral 
reverse  legends  all  have  thick  letters,  but  the  spread  within  E 
PLURIBUS  UNUM  is  the  pick-up  point  for  this  scarce  proof 
variety.  Brilliant  and  flashy  with  a  single  vertical  hairline  on  the 
right  obverse  field.  PCGS#  6689 


Doubled  Die  Reverse  FS-801 
PR67  1961  Half  Dollar 


2840  1961  Doubled  Die  Reverse  PR67  PCGS.  FS-801.  All  reverse 
legends  show  doubling,  but  UNITED  and  E  PLURIBUS  UNUM 
exhibit  the  most  dramatic  spread.  The  remaining  legends  have  very 
thick  letters.  A  pristine  and  essentially  brilliant  specimen  of  this 
important,  Guide  Book-listed  doubled  die.  Population:  1 1  in  67,  0 
finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  PCGS#  6689 

Immaculate  1962  Half  Dollar 
PR69  Deep  Cameo 


2841  1962  PR69  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Luminous  legends  and  devices 
provide  exemplary  contrast  with  the  mirrored  fields.  This  pristine 
specimen  is  fully  impressed  and  is  brilliant  save  for  scattered  minute 
golden  freckles.  Although  millions  of  proof  Franklins  were  sold  in 
1962,  very  few  compare  favorably  with  present  piece.  Population: 
11  in  69  Deep  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27VK,  PCGS#  96703 


Deep  Cameo  PR69 
1963  Half  Dollar 


2842  1963  PR69  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  Ex:  RRL.  Thick  frost  throughout 
both  motifs  proclaims  the  production  quality  of  the  present  final- 
year  type  coin.  Non-cameo  1963  proof  halves  are  plentiful,  but 
white-on-black  specimens  are  elusive.  The  immaculate  surfaces 
display  a  hint  of  lemon-gold  toning.  The  strike  is  slightly  incomplete 
at  the  centers.  Population:  16  in  69  Deep  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 
From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  27VL,  PCGS#  96704 


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PROOF  KENNEDY  HALF  DOLLARS 


Superb  Gem  1968-D  Half  Dollar 
Unexpected  Condition  Rarity 


2843  1968-D  MS67  PCGS.  Though  nearly  a  quarter-billion  pieces 
were  struck  for  this  first  Denver  Kennedy  half  dollar  issue  to  bear 
an  obverse  mintmark,  Superb  Gems  are  condition  rarities.  This 
minimally  toned  and  subtly  frosted  MS67  example  has  just  a  few 
small  marks  and  scrapes  on  otherwise  pristine  surfaces.  Population: 
20  in  67,  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24U7,  PCGS#  6711 


2846  1964  PR69  Deep  Cameo  PCGS.  The  first-year  key  to  the  Kennedy 
proofs  in  Deep  Cameo,  the  1964  Kennedy  is  a  perennial,  sought- 
after  favorite  among  Registry  Set  collectors.  This  piece  offers  nice 
jet-black  mirrors  and  frosty  white  devices.  There  are  no  distractions. 
Population:  78  in  69  Deep  Cameo,  0  finer  (3/13). 

From  The  Elite  Cameo  Collection.  NGC  ID#  24WF,  PCGS# 
96800 

2847  198 1-S  Type  Two  PR70  Ultra  Cameo  NGC.  A  numerically 
perfect  example  of  one  of  the  keys  to  a  proof  Registry  Set,  this  piece 
displays  vivid  contrast  on  the  obverse  in  particular.  The  1981  -S 
Type  One  mintmark  is  square-shaped  and  sans  serif,  while  the  Type 
Two  has  a  larger  mintmark  that  is  asymmetrical,  larger  and  with 
bulbous  serifs  at  the  top  and  bottom.  Census:  25  in  70  Ultra  Cameo 
(2/13).  NGC  ID#  24WS,  PCGS#  96822 

2848  1981-S  Type  Two  PR70  Ultra  Cameo  NGC.  The  Type  Two 
mintmarks  of  1979  and  1981  are  among  modern  keys  to  the 
proof  Kennedy  sets.  This  perfect-graded  coin  shows  deep  contrast 
over  frosty  devices  and  jet-black  fields,  extremely  appealing. 
Census:  25  in  70  Ultra  Cameo  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24WS,  PCGS# 
96822 


1968-D  Half  Dollar,  Satiny  MS67 


2844  1968-D  MS67  PCGS.  A  rather  satiny,  silver-gray  surface  texture 
greets  the  viewer  of  this  Superb  Gem  1968-D  Kennedy,  another 
example  that  appears  to  be  recently  graded,  judging  by  the  holder. 
PCGS  has  seen  only  a  single  MS68  example  of  the  1968-D.  While 
the  1969-D  is  a  tad  more  elusive  in  the  highest  Mint  State  grades 
—  they  seem  to  have  been  made  more  carelessly  —  the  1968-D 
seldom  trades  at  the  MS67  level,  as  most  such  in  the  last  few  years 
are  done  privately  among  Registry  Set  enthusiasts.  A  thin  scrape 
appear  on  the  president’s  cheek  although  it  is  not  visible  at  all 
angles,  and  a  small  nick  appears  on  the  chin.  The  reverse  also 
shows  a  patch  of  scrapes  through  the  shield.  Population:  20  in  67,  1 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24U7,  PCGS#  6711 


1968-D  Kennedy  Half,  Superb  Gem 
One  Graded  Finer  at  PCGS 


2845  1968-D  MS67  PCGS.  A  recent  spate  of  additions  to  the  1968-D 
Kennedy  half  certified  ranks  at  PCGS  has  been  noticed  by  series 
aficionados,  increasing  the  number  of  Superb  Gems  by  several 
pieces.  The  present  coin  is  among  the  new  additions,  identifiable 
by  the  three-gasket  holder  with  PCGS  insert  transitioning  from 
blue  to  white  (top  to  bottom).  Nonetheless,  given  the  number  of 
Registry  Set  collectors  of  this  popular  series,  it  appears  that  this  is 
among  the  finest  we  have  ever  offered  at  Heritage.  The  silver-gray 
surfaces  show  no  trace  of  perceptible  color  and  no  mentionable 
distractions.  Population:  20  in  67,  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24U7, 
PCGS#  67 11 


2849  1981-S  Type  Two  PR70  Ultra  Cameo  NGC.  The  elusive  Type 
Two  1981-S  Kennedy,  the  revised  mintmark  with  bulbous  serifs. 
This  frosty  silver-white  example  provides  optimal  deep  contrast. 
Census:  25  in  70  Ultra  Cameo  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  24WS,  PCGS# 
96822 


COMMEMORATIVE  SILVER 

2850  1893  Isabella  Quarter  MS65  NGC.  CAC.  Both  sides  of  this  Gem 
exhibit  ivory-gold  toning  with  delightful  iridescent  orange,  violet, 
and  blue  patina  at  the  borders  and  around  the  devices.  NGC  ID# 
28HR,  PCGS#  9220 


Colorful  MS66  1893  Isabella  Quarter 


2851  1893  Isabella  Quarter  MS66  PCGS.  Light  autumn-gold  borders 
encompass  lime-green  centers.  An  intricately  struck,  satiny, 
and  virtually  immaculate  high  grade  example  of  the  sole  classic 
commemorative  quarter.  A  much  scarcer  type  than  the  Columbian 
half  dollar,  which  was  also  sold  for  one  dollar  apiece  at  the  1893 
exposition.  Housed  in  a  first  generation  holder.  NGC  ID#  28HR, 
PCGS#  9220 


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Premium  Gem  1893  MS66  Isabella  Quarter 
Vivid  Toning 


2852  1893  Isabella  Quarter  MS66  NGC.  The  dusky  cherry-red 
centers  are  bounded  by  forest-green  margins.  The  lustrous  surfaces 
are  pristine  aside  from  a  small  mark  on  the  cheek.  The  obverse 
has  a  wire  rim  and  both  sides  are  fully  struck.  Housed  in  a  prior 
generation  holder.  A  high  quality  representative  of  this  scarce  early 
commemorative  type.  NGC  ID#  28HR,  PCGS#  9220 


Rare  Choice  Proof  1893  Isabella  Quarter 


2853  1893  Isabella  Quarter  PR64  NGC.  Breen  (1988)  reports  103 
proofs  were  struck,  but  the  NGC  Census  denotes  only  38  pieces 
including  an  unknown  number  of  resubmissions.  This  fully  struck 
example  displays  rich  jade-green  and  wheat-gold  toning.  Careful 
inspection  fails  to  locate  any  imperfections.  Certified  in  a  former 
generation  holder.  Census:  12  in  64,  10  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  9221 


2854  1900  Lafayette  Dollar  MS62  PCGS.  DuVall  2-C.  Splashes 
of  golden-brown,  gunmetal-gray,  and  forest-green  visit  this 
gently  coruscating  silver  dollar.  Sharply  struck  and  unabraded 
aside  from  the  usual  contact  on  Washington’s  cheek  that  likely 
was  on  the  planchet  prior  to  coinage.  NGC  ID#  28N8,  PCGS# 
9222 

Near-Gem  1900  Lafayette  Dollar 
First  Generation  Holder 


2855  1900  Lafayette  Dollar  MS64  PCGS.  CAC.  DuVall  2-C.  The 

dove-gray  centers  are  framed  by  golden-brown,  olive-green,  and 
navy-blue  toning.  Well  struck  and  beautifully  preserved  with 
good  luster  and  outstanding  eye  appeal  for  the  designated  grade. 
DuVall  2-C  is  noteworthy  for  a  repunched  second  S  in  STATES. 
Encapsulated  in  a  first  generation  holder.  NGC  ID#  28N8,  PCGS# 
9222 


Gem  1900  Lafayette  Dollar 


2856  1900  Lafayette  Dollar  MS65  PCGS.  DuVall  2-C.  A  repunched 
second  S  in  STATES  identifies  the  interesting  die  marriage.  The 
legends  for  the  Lafayette  dollar  were  entered  by  hand  on  working 
dies,  a  most  unusual  departure  from  the  then-practice  of  hubbing 
the  entire  design.  This  lustrous  Gem  has  a  precise  strike  and  rich 
dove-gray,  forest-green,  and  autumn-gold  toning.  NGC  ID#  28N8, 
PCGS#  9222 


1900  Lafayette  Dollar,  MS65 
Better  DuVall  3-D  Dies 


2857  1900  Lafayette  Dollar  MS65  NGC.  DuVall  3-D.  A  much  better 
die  variety  identified  by  obverse  repunching  at  the  bases  of  the 
AT  in  STATES.  A  coruscating  Gem  with  rich  sea-green,  ruby-red, 
and  straw-gold  toning.  The  obverse  is  remarkably  close  to  pristine 
and  the  reverse  displays  only  a  few  delicate  field  grazes.  The  sole 
silver  dollar  in  the  classic  commemorative  series.  NGC  ID#  28N8, 
PCGS#  9222 


Satiny  MS65  1900  Lafayette  Dollar 


2858  1900  Lafayette  Dollar  MS65  NGC.  DuVall  1-A.  A  remarkably 
smooth  cream-gray  Gem  of  this  popular  early  silver  commemorative 
type.  Washington’s  cheek  displays  a  remnant  of  the  planchet 
surface,  as  always  for  the  issue,  but  post-strike  contact  is  nearly 
absent.  The  strike  is  bold  aside  from  blending  on  Lafayette’s  leg. 
NGC  ID#  28N8,  PCGS#  9222 


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Patinated  MS66  1921  Alabama  Half 
MS66,  Plain  Field  Variety 


2859  1921  Alabama  MS66  NGC.  CAC.  Remarkably  attractive 
golden-brown,  cherry-red,  powder-blue,  and  olive-green  toning 
encompasses  both  sides.  Lustrous  and  lightly  abraded  with  above 
average  sharpness  on  the  eagle.  Housed  in  a  former  generation 
holder.  Census:  74  in  66,  5  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  28HT,  PCGS# 
9224 


2860  1921  Alabama  2x2  MS65  PCGS.  Rich  satin  luster  emanates 
from  both  sides  of  this  appealing  Gem  that  displays  prominent 
design  details.  The  coin  is  brilliant  with  only  subtle  hints  of  color. 
Governor  Kilby’s  cheek  exhibits  only  the  most  inconsequential 
marks  and  there  are  no  abrasions  worthy  of  mention.  NGC  ID# 
28HS,  PCGS#  9225 

2861  1937  Antietam  MS65  PCGS.  A  brilliant  and  sharply  defined 
example  of  the  bloody  Antietam  commemorative  half  dollar.  This 
piece  has  frosty  silver  luster  with  no  toning  on  either  side.  NGC 
ID#  28HV,  PCGS#  9229 

2862  1937  Antietam  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  A  tan-toned  Premium  Gem 
of  this  popular  Civil  War-themed  issue.  Rose-gold  toning  graces 
the  obverse  except  where  the  coin  was  concealed  by  an  original 
cardboard  holder.  The  reverse  is  pearl-gray  with  only  a  trace  of 
peripheral  patina.  NGC  ID#  28HV,  PCGS#  9229 

2863  1937  Antietam  MS67  PCGS.  A  hint  of  champagne  toning  visits 
the  obverse  and  reverse  surfaces  of  this  Superb  Gem  Antietam 
half  dollar.  Both  sides  are  highly  lustrous  and  fully  brilliant  with 
exceptional  eye  appeal.  PCGS  has  only  certified  1 7  finer  examples 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  28HV,  PCGS#  9229 

2864  1937  Antietam  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  Small,  scattered  splashes  of 
golden-brown  color  appear  throughout  both  sides  of  this  Superb 
Gem  example  displaying  rich  satin  luster.  Population:  (4  in  67+ ), 
17  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  28HV,  PCGS#  9229 

2865  1937  Antietam  MS67  ★  NGC.  CAC.  It  is  no  wonder  this 
gorgeously  toned  Superb  Gem  earned  a  Star  designation  from 
NGC  as  it  certainly  possesses  exceptional  eye  appeal.  Rich  color 
entirely  engulfs  the  obverse  and  includes  deep  hues  of  cherry-red, 
vibrant  orange,  lime-green,  teal,  and  golden-brown.  Original  tab- 
toning,  so-named  because  it  resulted  from  contact  with  its  issued 
cardboard  holder  over  the  course  of  many  years,  is  featured  on  the 
reverse.  The  colors  present  include  steel  green-blue,  plum,  violet, 
electric-blue,  lemon-yellow,  and  denim-blue.  There  appear  to  be 
virtually  no  surface  marks  lurking  beneath  the  toning.  Census: 
169  in  67  (5  in  67  +  ),  13  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  28HV,  PCGS# 
9229 

2866  1935-S  Arkansas  MS67  PCGS.  Silver-gray  surfaces  predominate 
against  iridescent  rim  accents  of  amber  and  deep  brown,  just 
enough  to  enliven  the  excellent  appearance.  Among  the  few  finest 
certified.  Population:  18  in  67  (1  in  67 + ),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
28HY,  PCGS#  9235 


1936-D  Arkansas  Half,  Superb  Gem 
High-End  Survivor 


2867  1936-D  Arkansas  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  Satiny  powder-gray 
surfaces  show  just  a  glint  of  iridescent  color  at  the  extreme 
rims  under  a  loupe,  and  the  eye  appeal  is  obvious  on  both  sides. 
The  surfaces  are  virtually  unmarked  and  show  no  impairments. 
Definitely  a  high-end  example.  Population:  25  in  67,  1  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  28J2,  PCGS#  9238 

Golden-Gray  1936-S  Arkansas  Half,  MS67 
Top -Grade  Example 


2868  1936-S  Arkansas  MS67  PCGS.  The  Arkansas  Centennial  halves 
of  1935-39  were  joined  in  1936  by  the  Arkansas-Robinson,  a  sort 
of  commemorative  one-off  muling  with  a  new  “reverse,”  although 
most  numismatists  consider  it  the  obverse.  This  1936-S  Arkansas 
bears  the  original  design;  these  1936-PDS  coins  each  had  a  net 
distribution  of  nearly  10,000  pieces.  This  lustrous  Superb  Gem  is 
golden-gray  with  good  eye  appeal,  one  of  few  at  this  grade  level. 
Population:  14  in  67  (1  in  67  +  ),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  28J3, 
PCGS#  9239 


2869  1938-S  Arkansas  MS66  PCGS.  Areas  of  bright  yellow,  orange, 
red,  and  green  color  appear  on  the  obverse  of  this  Premium  Gem 
example.  Small  gray-green  freckles  are  also  present.  A  lamination 
appears  near  10  o’clock  on  the  obverse.  Population:  67  in  66  (1  in 
66+),  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  28J9,  PCGS#  9247 

2870  1939-S  Arkansas  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Gleaming  brilliant  surfaces 
create  exceptional  visual  appeal  for  this  wonderful  example.  Very 
few  marks  are  present  and  they  are  exceedingly  minor.  NGC  ID# 
28JC,  PCGS#  9251 

2871  1939-S  Arkansas  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Rich  luster  emanates  from 
both  sides  of  this  Premium  Gem,  creating  exceptional  eye  appeal. 
The  piece  is  virtually  untoned,  with  only  the  slightest  hints  of  color 
present.  This  is  a  lovely  representative.  Population:  94  in  66  (6  in 
66+),  9  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  28JC,  PCGS#  9251 

2872  1935-S  Boone  MS67  PCGS.  Nicely  defined  design  details 
and  soft,  pleasing  luster  combine  for  amazing  eye  appeal  on  this 
Superb  Gem.  Tiny  flecks  of  toning  appear  primarily  on  the  obverse. 
Population:  21  in  67  (1  in  67  +  ),  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  28JH, 
PCGS#  9260 

2873  1935-S  Boone  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  Dusky  gray-gold  toning  with  a 
few  splashes  of  darker  gold  appear  on  each  side  of  this  satiny  Superb 
Gem.  A  conditionally  rare  Boone  half  dollar.  Population:  21  in  67 
(1  in  67+),  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#28JH,  PCGS#  9260 


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2874  193 7-S  Boone  MS67  PCGS.  Golden  overtones  are  strongest 
at  the  margins  and  more  overt  on  the  reverse  with  the  deepest 
orange-tan  hues  on  the  upper  rim  above  the  two  figures’  heads. 
Impressive  luster  is  a  match  for  the  all-around  preservation. 
Population:  37  in  67  (1  in  67  +  ),  2  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  28JT, 
PCGS#  9272 

1938  Boone  Half  Dollar,  MS67 
Final  Issue  of  the  Series 


2875  1938  Boone  MS67  PCGS.  This  commemorative  issue  celebrated 
the  200th  anniversary  of  Daniel  Boone’s  birth.  The  three  1938 
P-D-S  coins  were  sold  as  a  set  for  $6.50.  Surviving  1937  and  1938 
pieces  are  known  for  a  satin  finish,  as  is  the  case  with  this  Superb 
Gem.  Areas  of  toning,  in  a  variety  of  shades,  appear  primarily  at  the 
outer  edges  of  the  obverse.  Population:  27  in  67  (1  in  67+ ),  1  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  28JU,  PCGS#  9274 


Superb  Gem  1938  Boone  Half 


2876  1938  Boone  MS67  PCGS.  Frosty  silver-gray  surfaces  are  sprinkled 
with  a  light  overlay  of  charcoal,  cinnamon,  and  gold  patina  on  each 
side.  The  luster  is  thorough,  and  few  marks  appear  on  either  side, 
even  under  a  loupe.  In  particular,  the  profile  of  Daniel  Boone  is 
clean,  putting  this  piece  in  a  small  minority.  Population:  27  in  67  (1 
in  67+),  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  28JU,  PCGS#  9274 

2877  1938-D  Boone  MS67  PCGS.  Frosty  silver  luster  has  only  a  few 
traces  of  color,  mainly  blue  accents  in  the  reverse  fields.  Well- 
defined  and  uncommonly  smooth  for  this  issue  of  2,100  pieces. 
Population:  57  in  67  (4  in  67+),  3  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  28JV, 
PCGS#  9275 

2878  1938-D  Boone  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  This  superlative  Boone  half 
in  MS67  PCGS  offers  pinkish-gold  central  accents  over  satiny 
surfaces  with  pale  green  to  iridescent  cherry  rim  toning.  A  couple  of 
small  marks  appear  on  Boone’s  chin,  undistracting  but  mentionable. 
The  reverse  is  particularly  well-struck.  Population:  59  in  67  (4  in 
67+),  3  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  28JV,  PCGS#  9275 

2879  1936  Bridgeport  MS67  PCGS.  Pleasing  satin  luster  and  largely 
brilliant  centers  provide  this  piece  with  lovely  eye  appeal.  Toning 
appears  at  the  outer  edges,  in  shades  of  green,  red,  yellow,  and 
orange.  Population:  65  in  67  (2  in  67  +  ),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
28JX,  PCGS#  9279 


Colorful  Superb  Gem  1925-S  California  Half 


2880  1925-S  California  MS67  PCGS.  A  generously  toned  and  gorgeous 
Superb  Gem  example  of  the  much-loved  California  Diamond 
Jubilee  half  dollar.  Powerful  underlying  luster  lights  up  citrine, 
amethyst,  and  sapphire  jewel-tones  spread  across  each  side. 
Finer  examples  are  condition  rarities;  PCGS  has  graded  just  five 
examples  as  MS68  or  better  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  28JY,  PCGS#  9281 


2881  1936  Cincinnati  MS66  PCGS.  Numismatist  Thomas  G.  Melish 
was  the  force  behind  these  pieces  commemorating  a  fictitious 
anniversary.  He  sought  a  low  mintage  to  increase  demand,  and 
as  a  result,  any  entry  from  the  PDS  set  is  a  semikey  to  the  series. 
Dappled  golden-brown  and  ivory-gray  toning  appears  primarily 
at  the  outer  edges  of  this  lovely  Premium  Gem.  NGC  ID#  28JZ, 
PCGS#  9283 

2882  1936  Cincinnati  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  A  high-grade  example 
of  this  semikey  type,  this  piece  features  gunmetal-blue  adorning 
the  obverse  along  with  a  wisp  or  two  of  peripheral  sun-gold.  The 
reverse  field  is  richly  patinated  in  blended  peach  and  apple-green, 
while  the  kneeling  figure  is  stone-gray.  NGC  ID#  28JZ,  PCGS# 
9283 

2883  1936-D  Cincinnati  MS66+  NGC.  CAC.  A  lovely  high-end 
Premium  Gem  from  a  desirable  low-mintage  type,  the  toning  on 
the  reverse  border  is  particularly  attractive  and  features  iridescent 
apple-green,  lemon-gold,  and  ruby-red  colors.  Areas  of  golden- 
brown,  frosty  silver,  and  plum  appear  elsewhere.  A  lustrous  and 
well-preserved  example  displaying  a  nice  strike.  NGC  ID#  28K2, 
PCGS#  9284 

MS67  1936-D  Cincinnati 
None  Finer  at  NGC 


2884  1936-D  Cincinnati  MS67  NGC.  The  Cincinnati  ranks  among 
the  lowest  mintage  types,  despite  an  equal  division  between  the 
three  mintmark  varieties,  with  a  modest  distribution  figure  of  5,005 
pieces  each.  This  well  detailed  Superb  Gem  displays  light  gold  and 
lavender  toning,  and  satiny  mint  luster.  Census:  28  in  67,  0  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  28K2,  PCGS#  9284 


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1892  Columbian  Half  Dollar,  PR63 


2885  1892  Columbian  PR63  PCGS.  While  prooflike  examples  of  the 
Columbian  half  dollars  are  frequent  visitors  to  the  numismatic 
marketplace,  true  proofs  are  seldom  encountered.  This  lovely 
Select  proof  has  faint  violet  toning  over  fully  mirrored  fields  and 
bold  design  motifs.  The  reverse  shows  slight  cameo  contrast.  Here 
is  an  important  opportunity  for  the  advanced  commemorative 
specialist.  Population:  17  in  63,  25  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  9295 


2886  1892  Columbian  MS66+  PCGS.  A  well-struck  and  largely 
brilliant  example,  areas  of  attractive  toning  appear  at  the  rims,  with 
the  colors  including  orange,  yellow,  red,  and  turquoise.  This  high- 
end  Premium  Gem  has  lovely  eye  appeal.  Population:  12  in  66+ ,  16 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  26H5,  PCGS#  9296 

2887  1893  Columbian  MS66+  NGC.  Both  sides  of  this  high-end 
Premium  Gem  are  ringed  by  color,  with  the  obverse  displaying 
green  and  red  and  the  reverse  exhibiting  green  and  yellow.  Census: 
2  in  66+,  23  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  26H6,  PCGS#  9297 

2888  1935  Connecticut  MS67  PCGS.  Both  sides  of  this  Superb 
Gem  exude  a  rich  satin  luster,  producing  tremendous  eye  appeal. 
Scattered  areas  of  toning  include  shades  of  faint  pink,  red,  green, 
yellow,  and  golden  brown.  Population:  55  in  67  (3  in  67  +  ),  1  finer 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  28K8,  PCGS#  9299 

2889  1936  Delaware  MS67  PCGS.  Soft  blue  and  gold  interior  toning 
deepens  to  orange  at  parts  of  the  margins,  most  prominently  in  a 
partial  tab  pattern  on  the  reverse.  Smooth  rolling  luster  with  just  a 
few  tiny  faults  on  the  broad  roof  of  the  church.  Population:  90  in  67 
(8  in  67+),  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  28K9,  PCGS#  9301 

2890  1936  Delaware  MS67  PCGS.  Specks  of  green-gray  toning  appear 
primarily  on  the  obverse.  More  concentrated  areas  of  patina,  in 
shades  of  deep  russet  and  olive-green,  are  visible  at  the  outer 
bottom  edges  of  the  obverse.  This  lustrous  Superb  Gem  also 
displays  hints  of  light  pink  and  sage.  Minor  contact  marks  are 
visible,  primarily  on  the  reverse.  Population:  90  in  67  (8  in  67  +  ),  1 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  28K9,  PCGS#  9301 

2891  1936  Delaware  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  A  tab-toned  obverse  draws 
attention  to  this  lustrous  and  sharply  struck  Superb  Gem.  Light 
caramel-gold  toning  is  interrupted  only  by  the  familiar  bull’s-eye 
pattern  where  the  coin  was  sheltered  for  many  years  by  an  original 
holder.  Virtually  unobtainable  finer.  NGC  ID#  28K9,  PCGS# 
9301 

2892  1936  Delaware  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  Splashes  of  color  appear 
on  both  sides  of  this  frosty  Superb  Gem,  including  golden-brown, 
lime-green,  and  hints  of  red.  Population:  90  in  67  (8  in  67  + ),  1 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  28K9,  PCGS#  9301 


2893  1936  Elgin  MS67  PCGS.  The  obverse  of  this  Superb  Gem 
exhibits  tab  toning,  with  the  color  consisting  of  shades  of  golden- 
brown.  Similar  colors  appear  on  the  reverse  along  with  hints  of 
green  and  violet.  The  reverse  displays  the  lightly-struck,  grainy 
surfaces  that  are  often  encountered.  Only  four  examples  have 
received  higher  numeric  grades  from  PCGS  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
28KA,  PCGS#  9303 

2894  1922  Grant  No  Star  MS66  NGC.  CAC.  Lovely  fire-red,  sun-gold, 
stone-gray,  and  sea-green  toning  endows  this  lustrous  and  pristine 
Premium  Gem.  An  outstanding  value  relative  to  the  few  certified 
finer.  Encapsulated  in  a  prior  generation  holder.  NGC  ID#  28KD, 
PCGS#  9306 

2895  1922  Grant  No  Star  MS66+  PCGS.  CAC.  The  brilliant  surfaces 
of  this  Premium  Gem  have  subdued  silver  luster  with  a  hint  of 
peripheral  iridescence,  primarily  confined  to  the  upper  and  lower 
obverse  border.  NGC  ID#  28KD,  PCGS#  9306 

2896  1922  Grant  With  Star  MS64  PCGS.  This  is  a  lustrous,  attractively 
detailed  example  of  the  scarcer  with  star  variety.  Scattered  areas  of 
toning,  in  a  variety  of  rich  and  attractive  colors,  appear  on  both 
sides.  Numerous  die  polish  lines,  as-made,  are  present.  NGC  ID# 
28KC,  PCGS#  9307 

2897  1922  Grant  With  Star  MS64  PCGS.  Ex:  Teich  Family 
Collection.  Small  areas  of  color  appear  on  this  lustrous  near-Gem 
example,  primarily  at  the  outer  edges  of  the  obverse.  The  colors 
include  aquamarine  and  denim-blue.  NGC  ID#  28KC,  PCGS# 
9307 

1922  Grant  Half  Dollar,  MS64+ 

With  Star  Obverse  Variant 


2898  1922  Grant  With  Star  MS64+  PCGS.  CAC.  An  impressive  near- 
Gem,  this  Grant  With  Star  half  dollar  exhibits  gentle  violet  and 
gold  toning  over  its  satiny  surfaces.  Heavy  die  polish  is  visible  in 
the  fields,  especially  on  the  obverse,  as  always  on  genuine  examples. 
This  is  a  lovely  specimen  that  combines  quality  and  affordability. 

NGC  ID#  28KC,  PCGS#  9307 


Silver-Gold  Gem  1922  Grant  With  Star 


2899  1922  Grant  With  Star  MS65  NGC.  The  Grant  With  Star  was 
actually  the  first  variety  struck.  The  star’s  effacement  created  a 
second  SKU  for  potential  sale,  but  the  Star  type  is  far  more  elusive. 
This  frosty  Gem  shows  swirling  die  lines,  as  made,  over  silvery 
surfaces  lightly  accented  with  gold.  NGC  has  seen  53  numerically 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  28KC,  PCGS#  9307 


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1922  Grant  Half  Dollar,  MS 65 
With  Star  Variant 


2900  1922  Grant  With  Star  MS65  NGC.  The  typical  appearance  of 
the  Grant  Star  half  dollar,  with  extensive  die  polish  in  the  obverse 
field  that  creates  a  reflective  or  nearly  prooflike  appearance.  This 
example  is  brilliant  with  delicate  champagne  toning  and  typical 
definition,  showing  the  usual  weakness  behind  Grant’s  hairline. 

NGC  ID#  28KC,  PCGS#  9307 


Appealing  Gem  1922  Grant  With  Star  Half 


2901  1922  Grant  With  Star  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  This  Gem  coin 
basically  presents  as  brilliant  with  a  touch  of  light  gold  on  the 
obverse  and  pinkish  tinges  on  the  reverse,  even  though  a  loupe  will 
reveal  numerous  other  intermediate  shades.  Swirling  die  polishing 
lines  also  appear,  but  the  only  post-Mint  contact  visible  is  a  pair  of 
reeding  marks  in  the  center  of  Grant’s  cheek.  Quite  appealing,  and 
sure  to  bring  a  good  price  as  one  of  the  keys  to  the  set.  Population: 
6  in  65+,  46  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  28KC,  PCGS#  9307 

2902  1928  Hawaiian  —  Improperly  Cleaned  —  NGC  Details.  AU.  A 

pearl-gray  example  of  this  famously  scarce  silver  commemorative 
type.  Delicately  hairlined  but  well  struck  and  without  any  visible 
marks.  Luster  shimmers  from  design  elements.  NGC  ID#  28KE, 
PCGS#  9309 


1928  Hawaiian  Half,  MS64 
Sesquicentennial  of  ‘Discovery’ 


2903  1928  Hawaiian  MS64  NGC.  The  subject  of  commemoration  was 
the  150th  anniversary  of  Captain  James  Cook’s  landing  in  Hawaii. 
Bright  luster  enlivens  both  sides  of  this  near-Gem  example  each  of 
which  is  completely  unpatinated,  and  a  solid  strike  imparts  strong 
detail  to  the  design  motifs.  Shallow  marks  in  the  upper  left  obverse 
field  preclude  Gem  classification.  NGC  ID#  28KE,  PCGS#  9309 


1928  Hawaiian  Half,  MS64+ 
Generous  Luster 


2904  1928  Hawaiian  MS64+  PCGS.  Generous  cartwheel  luster  runs 
over  each  side  of  this  near-Gem  Hawaiian  half  dollar,  one  of  the 
keys  to  the  popular  commemorative  half  series  in  Gem  condition 
along  with  the  Grant  With  Star,  Missouri,  and  Sesquicentennial 
issues.  A  loupe  reveals  few  marks,  mostly  on  the  Hawaiian 
chieftain’s  right  (facing)  calf.  NGC  ID#  28KE,  PCGS#  9309 


Brightly  Toned  MS64  1928  Hawaiian  Half 


2905  1928  Hawaiian  MS64  PCGS.  CAC.  The  obverse  sports  subtle 
gold  and  light  blue  hues  but  the  reverse  blooms  into  bright  gold 
and  sunset-orange  colors,  considerably  brighter  and  more  lustrous. 
There  are  few  marks  appearing  even  under  a  loupe  for  the  assigned 
grade,  marking  this  key  issue  for  potential  acquisition.  NGC  ID# 
28KE,  PCGS#  9309 


Colorful  Near-Gem  1928  Hawaiian 


2906  1928  Hawaiian  MS64  NGC.  CAC.  The  key  silver 
commemorative  type  is  difficult  to  acquire  in  any  condition,  but 
in  addition  to  its  rarity,  the  present  piece  also  provides  beautiful 
toning  and  exceptional  preservation.  Aquamarine  and  orange -gold 
shades  intermingle  across  lustrous  and  nearly  unabraded  surfaces. 
Encased  in  a  prior  generation  holder.  NGC  ID#  28KE,  PCGS# 
9309 


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1928  Hawaiian  Half,  MS65 


2907  1928  Hawaiian  MS65  PCGS.  Most  collectors  would  describe  this 
Gem  Hawaiian  half  as  fully  brilliant,  but  we  admit  that  each  side 
has  a  whisper  of  sun-gold  toning.  Satin  luster  sweeps  mark-free 
fields  and  devices  that  display  complete  design  detail.  Outstanding 
despite  minute  carbon  near  the  shoulder  of  the  islander.  The  key 
type  of  the  classic  silver  commemorative  series.  NGC  ID#  28KE, 
PCGS#  9309 


Gem  1928  Hawaiian  Half  Dollar 


2908  1928  Hawaiian  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  The  1928  Hawaiian  half 
dollar  is  an  elusive  commemorative  issue,  and  few  examples  grade 
finer  than  MS65.  This  attractive  Gem  is  lustrous  and  well-detailed, 
with  dusky  accents  of  champagne -gold  and  lavender  toning.  Only 
a  few  minor  contact  marks  can  be  detected  on  the  pleasing  surfaces. 
NGC  ID#  28KE,  PCGS#  9309 


Top-Flight  1928  Hawaiian  Half,  MS66 
Two  Numerically  Higher  at  PCGS 


2909  1928  Hawaiian  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  The  key  1928  Hawaiian  half 
is  among  the  most  elusive  in  the  silver  commemorative  series  in 
high  grades,  and  this  Premium  Gem  might  well  fill  in  one  the  last 
holes  in  a  nice  set;  PCGS  has  seen  a  total  of  two  pieces  numerically 
finer,  one  each  in  MS67  and  MS67+  (3/13).  Gold  centers  contrast 
with  iridescent  rim  color  heavier  on  the  obverse  of  this  splendid 
MS66  example.  Scattered  marks  are  in  concert  with  the  grade, 
neither  overt  nor  numerous.  NGC  ID#  28KE,  PCGS#  9309 


2910  1935  Hudson  MS64  NGC.  Small  freckles  of  color  appear  on  this 
near-Gem,  including  shades  of  orange,  gray,  and  light  brown.  The 
obverse  includes  a  few  aqua  flecks  near  bottom  center.  One  of  the 
rarer  “type”  Classic  commemoratives.  NGC  ID#  28KF,  PCGS# 
9312 

2911  1935  Hudson  MS64  PCGS.  A  trace  of  light  champagne  toning 
appears  on  the  satiny  surfaces  of  this  fully  brilliant  Choice  Mint 
State  Hudson  half  dollar.  This  grade  level  provides  an  excellent 
combination  of  price  and  aesthetic  appeal.  NGC  ID#  28KF,  PCGS# 
9312 

2912  1935  Hudson  MS65  PCGS.  Scattered  areas  of  gray-brown  and 
gold  color  appear  on  this  Gem  example  displaying  satin  luster. 
The  1935  Hudson  half  dollar  is  one  of  the  keys  to  the  silver 
commemorative  series.  NGC  ID#  28KF,  PCGS#  9312 

2913  1935  Hudson  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  A  lovely  Gem  example  of 
one  of  the  rarest  classic  commemoratives,  this  piece  displays  satin 
luster  and  scattered  areas  of  toning.  NGC  ID#  28KF,  PCGS# 
9312 

2914  1935  Hudson  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  The  Hudson  has  one  of  the 
lowest  mintages  of  the  silver  commemorative  type  set  with  10,008 
pieces.  This  Premium  Gem  example  is  frosty  with  pale  blue  and 
gold  patina  and  arcs  of  yellow,  red,  orange,  and  green  at  portions 
of  the  obverse  margin.  A  few  minor  marks  are  present.  PCGS  has 
awarded  higher  numeric  grades  to  only  9  examples  (3/13). 

Ex:  Dallas  Signature  (Heritage,  11/2006),  lot  1648.  NGC  ID#  28KF, 
PCGS#  93 12 

2915  1935  Hudson  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  A  lovely  ivory  Premium 
Gem,  and  an  important  condition  rarity  that  is  elusive  in  finer 
grades,  this  Hudson  half  dollar  exhibits  faint  champagne  toning 
with  peripheral  gold  splashes.  PCGS  has  only  certified  nine  finer 
examples  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  28KF,  PCGS#  9312 

2916  1924  Huguenot  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  A  lovely  Superb  Gem,  the 
obverse  in  particular  displays  bright,  lustrous  surfaces.  Splashes 
of  toning  appear  on  both  sides  and  include  attractive  shades  of 
gold,  red,  rose-gold,  yellow,  light  green,  and  violet.  Population: 
47  in  67  (6  in  67  +  ),  1  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  28KG,  PCGS# 
9314 

2917  1925  Lexington  MS66  PCGS.  Attractive  satin  luster  adds  to  the 
visual  appeal  of  this  Premium  Gem.  The  centers  remain  largely 
silver,  but  attractive  toning  covers  large  portions  of  the  outer 
edges  including  shades  of  orange,  gold,  russet,  and  cherry.  Only  10 
examples  have  achieved  higher  numeric  grades  from  PCGS  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  28KK,  PCGS#  9318 

2918  1925  Lexington  MS66  NGC.  An  outstanding  Premium  Gem 
with  reflective  fields  and  satin  luster,  this  specimen  has  splashes 
of  iridescent  toning  on  each  side.  NGC  has  only  certified  13  finer 
examples  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  28KK,  PCGS#  9318 

2919  1925  Lexington  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Delicate  honey-gold  and 
sky-gray  patina  encompasses  this  satiny  and  sharply  struck  Premium 
Gem.  Traces  of  lavender  toning  are  confined  to  the  obverse  rim. 
Any  marks  require  thorough  evaluation  to  confirm.  NGC  ID# 
28KK,  PCGS#  9318 

2920  1925  Lexington  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  The  1925  Lexington- 
Concord  half  dollar  boasts  a  large  distribution  figure  of  162,013 
pieces,  however  most  examples  seen  are  in  lower  Mint  State  grades. 
This  is  a  well-detailed  Premium  Gem  specimen  of  this  popular 
silver  commemorative,  with  vibrant  mint  luster  on  both  sides  and 
even  shades  of  champagne-gold  toning.  PCGS  has  certified  only  10 
coins  in  higher  numeric  grades  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  28KK,  PCGS# 
9318 

2921  1918  Lincoln  MS66+  PCGS.  CAC.  Both  sides  of  this  lustrous, 
well-struck,  high-end  Superb  Gem  remain  primarily  brilliant  at  the 
centers,  with  scattered  areas  of  toning  appearing  at  the  outer  edges. 
The  colors  include  cherry-red,  orange,  gray-green,  golden-yellow, 
violet,  and  several  shades  of  green.  PCGS#  9320 


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2922  1918  Lincoln  MS67  PCGS.  The  Lincoln  halves  may  be  gaining  in 
popularity,  due  to  the  great  success  of  the  same-named  movie  from 
2012.  This  Superb  Gem  boasts  splendid  eye  appeal,  golden-surfaces 
with  pale  ice-blue  tinges.  Population:  98  in  67  (5  in  67  +  ),  2  finer 
(3/13).  PCGS#  9320 

Top-Drawer  1918  Lincoln  Half,  MS67+ 

Incredible  Toning 


2923  1918  Lincoln  MS67+  PCGS.  This  incredible  half  should  appeal 
to  many  segments  of  the  collecting  community,  including  Lincoln 
fans  and  toning  enthusiasts.  Iridescent  rim  patina  includes 
burgundy,  emerald,  gold,  and  jade,  contrasting  against  silver-gray 
centers.  Well-struck  surfaces  are  virtually  contact-free.  Population: 
98  in  67  (5  in  67+),  2  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  9320 

2924  1918  Lincoln  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  Golden-brown,  orange-gold, 
and  iridescent  toning  are  evident  on  both  sides  of  this  Superb  Gem, 
with  bold  design  motifs  and  exceptional  eye  appeal.  Population:  98 
in  67  (5  in  67+),  2  finer  (3/13).  PCGS#  9320 

2925  1936  Long  Island  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  Pastel  shades  of  straw-gold, 
lime-green,  and  rose-red  add  to  the  visual  appeal  of  this  lovely 
Premium  Gem.  Obverse  small  gray  freckles  also  appear.  Only  40 
examples  have  been  awarded  higher  numeric  grades  by  PCGS 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  28KL,  PCGS#  9322 


1936  Long  Island  Half  Dollar,  MS67 
Original  Tab -Toning 


2926  1936  Long  Island  MS67  NGC.  A  lovely  Superb  Gem  example, 
this  piece  exhibits  the  satiny  luster  these  coins  are  known  for.  The 
tab-toned  obverse  displays  orange-brown  patina  at  the  periphery 
and  the  central  bull’s-eye.  The  remainder  of  the  obverse  is  brilliant 
where  it  rested  against  its  issued  cardboard  holder  for  presumably 
many  years.  Rich  lavender-red,  peach-gold,  and  olive-green  hues 
cover  the  majority  of  the  reverse.  Census:  55  in  67,  3  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  28KL,  PCGS#  9322 


1936  Long  Island  Half  Dollar,  MS67 
Only  Three  Finer  Specimens  at  NGC 


2927  1936  Long  Island  MS67  NGC.  Deep  cherry-red  and  orange 
peripheral  toning  surrounds  the  cream-gray  devices.  The  design 
elements  are  well  struck  and  unmarked  with  remarkable  mint  frost 
over  each  side.  An  exquisite  representative  of  this  tercentenary 
type.  Only  a  few  pieces  have  been  certified  above  the  MS67  level. 
Census:  55  in  67,  3  finer  (1/13).  NGC  ID#  28KL,  PCGS#  9322 


2928  1936  Lynchburg  MS67  NGC.  A  fully  struck  and  lustrous  example 
featuring  delicate  apricot-gold  and  mint-green  toning.  Study 
beneath  a  loupe  fails  to  find  any  imperfections.  NGC  has  registered 
only  three  numerically  superior  pieces  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  28KM, 
PCGS#  9324 


Superb  Gem  1936  Lynchburg  Half 


2929  1936  Lynchburg  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  The  Lynchburg  half  is  not 
an  overly  popular  commemorative  issue.  It  is  low  in  artistic  appeal 
as  well,  usually  collected  only  by  those  assembling  complete  sets. 
This  Superb  Gem  is  toned  in  copper-gold  with  a  frosty  silver-gray 
undertone  and  good  eye  appeal.  Population:  77  in  67  (4  in  67  +  ),  0 
finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  28KM,  PCGS#  9324 


Satiny  1920  Maine  Half,  MS67 


2930  1920  Maine  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  Rich  satin  luster  adds  to 
the  visual  allure  of  this  lovely  Superb  Gem.  The  piece  remains 
brilliant  overall,  with  small  areas  of  golden-brown  and  sage-green 
toning  appearing,  primarily  at  the  outer  edges.  This  is  a  pleasing 
representative.  Population:  23  in  67  (1  in  67  +  ),  0  finer  (3/13). 
NGC  ID#  28KN,  PCGS#  9326 


2931  1934  Maryland  MS67  PCGS.  This  frosty  Superb  Gem  has 
extraordinary  eye  appeal  with  hints  of  dark  gold  toning  on  its  ivory 
surfaces.  Population:  52  in  67  (2  in  67  +  ),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
28KP,  PCGS#  9328 


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2932  1921  Missouri  MS65  NGC.  CAC.  The  two  varieties  of  1921 
Missouri  half  dollars  are  elusive  in  higher  grades,  and  enjoy 
excellent  demand  at  Gem  or  finer  levels.  This  piece  has  frosty 
luster  beneath  gorgeous  iridescent  toning.  Certified  in  a  prior 
generation  holder.  NGC  ID#  28KS,  PCGS#  9330 

2933  1921  Missouri  2x4  MS64  NGC.  The  small  incuse  2^4  in  the 
left  obverse  field  of  this  variety  signifies  that  Missouri  was  the 
24th  state.  This  near-Gem  specimen  has  lustrous  silver  surfaces 
with  light  gold  toning  on  both  sides.  NGC  ID#  28KR,  PCGS# 
9331 

2934  1921  Missouri  2x4  MS64  NGC.  A  satiny  and  nicely  struck  example 
of  this  scarce  and  low  mintage  variety.  The  right  reverse  rim  has 
russet-gray  freckles,  although  both  sides  are  otherwise  untoned. 

Ex:  Dallas  Signature  (Heritage,  4/2007) ,  lot  1372,  which  realized 
$1,265.  NGC  ID#  28KR,  PCGS#  933 1 


Gem  1921  Missouri  Half 
Lightly  Toned  2x4  Variant 


2935  1921  Missouri  2x4  MS65  NGC.  Original  mint  luster  adds  to  the 
visual  appeal  of  this  Gem.  Light  toning  largely  encircles  the  obverse 
and  accentuates  the  bust  of  the  frontiersman.  The  reverse  exhibits 
a  particularly  pleasing  appearance  with  satin  luster  and  greater- 
than-usual  detail  on  the  devices,  including  the  shoulder  strap  on 
the  standing  frontiersman.  NGC  has  assigned  higher  grades  to  61 
pieces  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  28KR,  PCGS#  9331 

2936  1923-S  Monroe  MS65  PCGS.  This  boldly  detailed  Gem  displays 
mostly  brilliant  surfaces  that  show  a  few  spots  of  bluish-gray  and 
amber  toning.  Vibrant  mint  luster  is  evident  on  both  sides  and  the 
eye  appeal  is  outstanding.  NGC  ID#  28KT,  PCGS#  9333 

2937  1923-S  Monroe  MS65  PCGS.  Vibrant  mint  luster  shines  through 
shades  of  silver-gray,  pale  gold,  and  amber  toning  on  this  well- 
detailed  Gem.  The  right  obverse  field  displays  unobtrusive  marks. 
The  mintage  for  the  type  proved  ambitious  and  many  unsold 
specimens  were  released  into  circulation.  NGC  ID#  28KT,  PCGS# 
9333 

2938  1923-S  Monroe  MS65+  PCGS.  A  thin  crescent  of  each  side  is 
untoned  silver-gray,  ceding  to  mottled  pink  and  amber  iridescence. 
Only  tiny  marks  appear  under  a  loupe.  One  of  the  keys  to  the  silver 
commemoratives.  Population:  13  in  65  +  ,  71  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
28KT,  PCGS#  9333 

2939  1923-S  Monroe  MS65  PCGS.  CAC.  Along  with  the  Panama- 
Pacific,  Vancouver,  and  California  Diamond  Jubilee  issues,  the 
Monroe  is  one  of  several  commemorative  issues  with  a  West  Coast 
connection.  Frosty  luster  with  aspects  of  gold  and  even  umber 
enriches  parts  of  otherwise  silver  surfaces.  A  delightful  Gem 
example  of  an  issue  that  is  famously  elusive  so  fine.  NGC  ID# 
28KT,  PCGS#  9333 

2940  1936  Norfolk  MS68  PCGS.  This  immaculate  tab-toned  example 
exhibits  rich  orange  and  ruby  shades  obverse  shades,  though 
portions  are  nearly  brilliant  where  the  piece  reposed  for  years  inside 
the  issued  cardboard  holder  (not  included).  The  reverse  displays 
light  and  consistent  lime  and  rose  patina.  NGC  ID#  28KV,  PCGS# 
9337 


2942  1936  Norfolk  MS68  PCGS.  CAC.  Vibrant  mint  luster  and 
sharply  detailed  design  elements  combine  for  excellent  eye  appeal 
on  this  MS68  piece.  Areas  of  faint  toning  include  yellow  and 
orange  on  both  sides.  PCGS  and  NGC  combined  have  awarded 
higher  numeric  grades  to  only  2  examples  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  28KV, 
PCGS#  9337 

2943  1936  Norfolk  MS68  PCGS.  CAC.  A  splendid  Superb  Gem,  and 
for  all  practical  purposes  the  finest  PCGS  grade  obtainable  for  this 
issue,  as  that  service  has  certified  exactly  one  finer  specimen  (3/13). 
This  piece  has  splashes  of  bright  orange -gold  toning  on  both  sides, 
accompanying  the  frosty  silver  luster.  NGC  ID#  28KV,  PCGS# 
9337 

2944  1925  Norse  Thick  Planchet  MS65  NGC.  Despite  its  status  as  a 
medal,  the  Norse -American  pieces  are  collected  alongside  the  U.S. 
classic  commemorative  coins.  This  pleasing  Gem  representative 
boasts  lustrous  silvery  surfaces,  with  a  few  subtle  hints  of  gold 
present  along  with  a  few  tiny  flecks  of  denim-blue  and  pink  near 
the  upper  right  obverse  edges.  PCGS#  9450 

2945  1926-S  Oregon  MS67  PCGS.  Areas  of  rich  gold,  orange,  and 
green  toning  appear  at  the  outer  edges  of  this  lustrous  example. 
PCGS  has  awarded  higher  numeric  grades  to  a  mere  5  examples 
(3/13).  NGC  ID#  28KX,  PCGS#  9341 

2946  1934-D  Oregon  MS67  PCGS.  A  brilliant  Superb  Gem,  this  piece 
exhibits  appealing  satin  luster.  The  obverse  is  nicely  die  tripled,  a 
characteristic  of  the  entire  mintage  of  7,006  pieces.  A  faint  ejection 
mark,  as-made,  appears  on  the  headdress.  Population:  59  in  67  (5  in 
67+),  0  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  28L2,  PCGS#  9344 

2947  1938  Oregon  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  Dusky  golden-brown  and 
olive  patina  covers  much  of  the  obverse  on  this  Superb  Gem,  with 
splashes  of  red  and  lime-green  also  present.  Areas  of  vibrant  red, 
lemon-yellow,  and  lime-green  appear  at  the  outer  edges  of  the 
reverse.  Population:  88  in  67  (7  in  67  +  ),  2  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID# 
28L6,  PCGS#  9348 


Incredibly  Toned  1938-D  Oregon  Half,  MS68 


2948  1938-D  Oregon  MS68+  PCGS.  CAC.  For  some  reason,  some 
toned  Oregon  Trail  commemoratives  can  boast  truly  spectacular 
color,  and  this  is  one  such  piece.  Most  of  each  side  shows  pinkish 
hues,  but  the  complementary  colors  include  an  ineffable  pale  pastel 
hazel,  deep  cherry-amber,  and  saffron  hues,  all  over  surfaces  that  are 
virtually  unmarked  and  thoroughly  engaging.  Population:  36  in  68 
(4  in  68+),  2  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  28L7,  PCGS#  9349 

2949  1939-S  Oregon  MS67  PCGS.  A  light  dusky  gray  patina  covers 
both  sides  of  this  well-struck  Superb  Gem,  with  the  obverse 
revealing  areas  of  orange,  golden-brown,  and  rose.  Population: 
90  in  67  (1  in  67  +  ),  8  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  28LB,  PCGS# 
9354 


2941  1936  Norfolk  MS68  PCGS.  CAC.  While  the  majority  of  both 
sides  remain  brilliant,  the  outer  edges  of  this  gorgeous  piece  display 
rich  toning  in  shades  of  yellow,  lime,  fuchsia,  bright  green,  and 
turquoise.  This  piece  is  crisply  struck  and  lustrous.  PCGS  has 
awarded  a  higher  numeric  grade  to  a  single  example  (3/13).  NGC 
ID#  28KV,  PCGS#  9337 

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2950  1939-S  Oregon  MS67  PCGS.  CAC.  Small  areas  of  gray-green 
toning  appear  at  the  outer  edges  of  this  pleasing  Superb  Gem 
displaying  attractive  luster.  The  long-running  Oregon  type  finally 
ended  its  intermittent  13-year  run  in  1939.  Population:  90  in  67  (1 
in  67+),  8  finer  (3/13).  NGC  ID#  28LB,  PCGS#  9354 

295 1  1939  Oregon  PDS  Set  MS66  PCGS.  CAC.  This  well  struck  piece 
off