Natures Miracles - 5th

Current Statistics
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 54.815
Complete 97.73%
Set Rating 52.018
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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 surfaces and patina of 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 surfaces. 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
ImagePCGS No.ItemDenomGradePopPop HigherOwner's Comments
69261840$1MS621413Razor sharp strike with several patches of obverse toning over lustrous sur...
69271841$1MS63157Well struck with pewter-gray and some golden-brown toning in the fields. On...
69281842$1MS632219The vivid blue and green obverse center changes to gold and red at the rim....
69291843$1MS63165Golden honey colored toning over smooth mark free surfaces. The original sk...
69301844$1MS621511Deep purple-blue toning over sharp mark free surfaces. Original skin and te...
69311845$1MS6253Well struck with light golden-gray toning and absolutely no wear. I have se...
69321846$1MS622136Well struck silver-gray obverse, a golden periphery frames the reverse. Sup...
69331846-O$1MS621012Deep apricot with purple highlights over smooth mark free surfaces. The ton...
69341847$1MS621438Sharp strike with gold toning clinging to the devices, blue, purple, and gr...
69351848$1MS62117Milky white toning changing to lilac at the peripheries. Although there are...
69361849$1MS62940Well struck with the typical weakness in stars 9-12. Natural apricot colore...
69371850$1AU582034The beautiful natural blue-green obverse and deep turquoise reverse toning ...
69381850-O$1AU551120A wonderful crusty example with naturally toned mark-free surfaces. She pro...
69391851$1N1034An original with high date that was holed between stars 10 and 11. The hole...
69401852$1AU58913Sharp strike with light iridescent toning over mark-free surfaces. This dat...
69411853$1MS621845Lustrous and well struck with silver and apricot toning that deepens at the...
69421854$1MS61418Well struck with both sides draped in rich coppery toning that tends to min...
69431855$1MS6288Strong cartwheel luster makes this example pop. Some weakness of strike is ...
69441856$1AU552429An excellent strike for the date with lavender colored toning. The obverse ...
69451857$1MS60340Typical obverse strike that's weak around the periphery. hair, foot, and mo...
69461859$1MS63148Razor sharp strike with smooth mark free surfaces. The details are so sharp...
69471859-O$1MS636029Attractive gray toning with pink and lavender highlights on both sides. Thi...
69481859-S$1MS6268Lilac toning covers smooth well struck surfaces. This date often comes with...
69491860$1MS631932Well struck with deep natural toning, darkest around the periphery. This to...
69501860-O$1MS637450Proof-like fields with golden obverse peripheral toning. The reverse fields...
69511861$1MS631329Smooth satiny surfaces display golden/gray toning with blue/green around so...
69521862$1MS62+133A fully struck example with lightly abraded fields that display proof-like ...
69531863$1MS64137This near gem is well struck with natural toning compliments of an old Wayt...
69541864$1MS62523Proof-like fields enhance the die polish lines. A razor sharp strike with f...
69551865$1MS62716Light almond-gold toning graces this scarce Civil War Seated dollar. Field ...
69591866 Motto$1MS621035A sharp strike with a deep blue obverse and a purple and gray reverse. Orig...
69601867$1MS621424Proof-like surfaces covered with blazing apricot toning and a touch of purp...
69611868$1MS6474This near gem displays absolutely pristine surfaces covered with multicolor...
69621869$1MS61933Well struck with blue-green and rose-gold toning on both sides. The obverse...
69631870$1MS632421Deep purple and gold toning subdues the obverse luster. The rainbow colored...
69641870-CC$1AU581615The medium silver-gray obverse center deepens toward the periphery. Deep ch...
69651870-S$1 
69661871$1MS634245Rich olive and gray with traces of soft blue and russet clinging to the sta...
69671871-CC$1XF451323Attractive natural deep gray surfaces that exhibit gorgeous gold, blue, and...
69681872$1MS64328Golden colored obverse and a beautiful turquoise and golden colored reverse...
69691872-CC$1AU551125Both sides are well struck with totally natural deep navy/olive colored ton...
69701872-S$1AU5859Mottled purple and blue toning on both sides. The reverse is spectacular wi...
69711873 Seated$1MS622047Well struck with lavender-gray centers framed by purple, blue, and green pe...
69721873-CC Seated$1VG10968Problem free natural surfaces with gray centers that gradually change to ch...
Comments
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