Natures Miracles - 5th

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Rank 5
Weighted GPA 54.847
Complete 97.73%
Set Rating 52.048
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About this set: High-grade business strike examples of Liberty Seated Dollars (LSD) that escaped the melting pot only survive from scattered and seemingly random saving. The primary cause that continues to destroy the natural patina and skin on coins is cleaning which has many different forms and degrees. For decades chemical dips like potassium cyanide were recommended to strip away patina and leave coins bright. I strive to purchase examples with natural toning and original skin. My experience has proven that the overwhelming majority of knowledgeable numismatists prefer silver coins from this time period that display an antique look, and retain their original skin. The fact that specimens like these have beaten the overwhelming odds against them and survived with their natural surfaces is a miracle and makes them rare numismatic treasures. This Collection of LSD is comprised of almost all, Choice AU, and UNC specimens. Every coin in this set was methodically selected for its natural premium quality surfaces, and superior eye appeal. After over 25 years of collecting this series I continue to enjoy the challenge of acquiring new coins and improving each example. Many examples have been upgraded multiple times. Forging friendships with fellow collectors and helping them build their collections has proven to be most rewarding. Accurately reproducing luster and vibrant colored toning is beyond my photographic skills. The toning descriptions are more accurate than the pictures because deep blue and purple colors appear as dark brown.

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Natures Miracles
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69261840$1MS63103103A proof-like example with natural light to medium golden-brown toning. The ...
69271841$1MS63148148Well struck with pewter-gray and some golden-brown toning in the fields. On...
69281842$1MS6322192219The vivid blue and green obverse center changes to gold and red at the rim....
69291843$1MS63175175I paid up for this premium example due to it's attractive natural toning, s...
69301844$1MS6214111411Deep purple-blue toning over sharp mark free surfaces. Original skin and te...
69311845$1MS625353Well struck with light golden-gray toning and absolutely no wear. I have se...
69321846$1MS6222402240Well struck silver-gray obverse, a golden periphery frames the reverse. Sup...
69331846-O$1MS6210111011Deep apricot with purple highlights over smooth mark free surfaces. The ton...
69341847$1MS6214381438Sharp strike with gold toning clinging to the devices, blue, purple, and gr...
69351848$1MS62117117Natural rich golden-lavender toning yields to vibrant blue at the periphery...
69361849$1MS62940940Well struck with the typical weakness in stars 9-12. Natural apricot colore...
69371850$1AU5820352035The beautiful natural blue-green obverse and deep turquoise reverse toning ...
69381850-O$1AU5511201120A wonderful crusty example with naturally toned mark-free surfaces. She pro...
69391851$1N103400An original with high date that was holed between stars 10 and 11. The hole...
69401852$1AU58913913Sharp strike with light iridescent toning over mark-free surfaces. This dat...
69411853$1MS6218451845Lustrous and well struck with silver and apricot toning that deepens at the...
69421854$1MS61419419Well struck with both sides draped in rich coppery toning that tends to min...
69431855$1MS628888Strong cartwheel luster makes this example pop. Some weakness of strike is ...
69441856$1AU5525292529An excellent strike for the date with lavender colored toning. The obverse ...
69451857$1MS60340340Typical obverse strike that's weak around the periphery. hair, foot, and mo...
69461859$1MS63158158Razor sharp strike with smooth mark free surfaces. The details are so sharp...
69471859-O$1MS6362306230Attractive gray toning with pink and lavender highlights on both sides. Thi...
69481859-S$1MS626868Lilac toning covers smooth well struck surfaces. This date often comes with...
69491860$1MS6321322132Well struck with deep natural toning, darkest around the periphery. This to...
69501860-O$1MS6377427742Proof-like fields with golden obverse peripheral toning. The reverse fields...
69511861$1MS6313291329Smooth satiny surfaces display golden/gray toning with blue/green around so...
69521862$1MS62+133133A fully struck example with lightly abraded fields that display proof-like ...
69531863$1MS64137137This near gem is well struck with natural toning compliments of an old Wayt...
69541864$1MS62524524Proof-like fields enhance the die polish lines. A razor sharp strike with f...
4169251865$1MS6210816Well struck with natural amber colored toning. This final year of the civil...
69591866 Motto$1MS6210361036A sharp strike with a deep blue obverse and a purple and gray reverse. Orig...
69601867$1MS6214241424Proof-like surfaces covered with blazing apricot toning and a touch of purp...
69611868$1MS647474This near gem displays absolutely pristine surfaces covered with multicolor...
69621869$1MS61933936Well struck with blue-green and rose-gold toning on both sides. The obverse...
69631870$1MS6324212421Deep purple and gold toning subdues the obverse luster. The rainbow colored...
69641870-CC$1AU5816161616The medium silver-gray obverse center deepens toward the periphery. Deep ch...
69651870-S$1 
69661871$1MS6346504651Rich olive and gray with traces of soft blue and russet clinging to the sta...
69671871-CC$1XF4513231323Attractive natural deep gray surfaces that exhibit gorgeous gold, blue, and...
69681872$1MS64328328Golden colored obverse and a beautiful turquoise and golden colored reverse...
69691872-CC$1AU5513251325Well struck with attractive natural deep navy/olive colored toning covering...
69701872-S$1AU58510510Mottled purple and blue toning on both sides. The reverse is spectacular wi...
69711873 Seated$1MS6220462046Well struck with lavender-gray centers framed by purple, blue, and green pe...
69721873-CC Seated$1VG10968968Problem free natural surfaces with gray centers that gradually change to ch...
Comments
Great Set! I have a 1848 in MS63, 1864 in MS65 and 1865 in MS64. If interested, call Michael at 949-679-1222.
Posted @ 2/5/2015 12:26 PM By rcw
Wonderful Set! Should consider PCGS's TrueView on photography. They seem to do a real nice job on capturing the suttle colors that can sometimes appear grey or dark. Not that these pics are bad, I myself am terrible at coin photography, and you've done much better on these than I could have ever done.
Posted @ 5/26/2013 11:48 AM By Event-Horizon