The Wind River Collection - The Number One Finest Set of All Time

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About this set: The coins of New Orleans represent a city that is rich in history and critical to the westward expansion of the United States. Collecting coins from the New Orleans mint did not even occur to me growing up in the 1960s because they seemed so common. However, nearly twenty years ago while trying to complete a US type set, I reached a budgetary impasse where I only needed the most costly issues. Adding these to my collection would probably have been compounded by marital upheaval! It did occur to me to add the branch mints to my collection. Little did I know that this would completely change my collecting interests. I came to realize that many of the New Orleans issues were quite rare even though they were not very expensive at the time. Most issues before the Civil War had been placed into circulation and stayed there. Even AU coins for many dates were very hard to find, but not always particularly expensive. Finding the coins became the challenge instead of finding the money to buy them. Last but not least New Orleans coins, especially the early issues, show the effects of tough environmental conditions and limited resources by providing a wealth of features to study.

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The Wind River Collection
ImageItemPCGS No.DateDenomGradePopPop HigherOwner's Comments
Three Cent Silver36651851-O3CSMS654524The 1851-O silver three cent piece or trime is a one-year type coin. As a ...
Liberty Seated Half Dime, No Stars43141838-OH10CMS6267Many collectors consider the no stars seated coins to be one of the more be...
Liberty Seated Half Dime, No Drapery43201839-OH10CMS6462V-5
Liberty Seated Half Dime, Drapery43401848-OH10CMS651117The 1848-O half dime is rarer than some of the later New Orleans dates afte...
Liberty Seated Half Dime, Arrows43591854-OH10CMS64912Three different dates of New Orleans half dimes were produced with arrows. ...
Liberty Seated Half Dime, Legend43781860-OH10CMS644533The 1860-O half dime is a one-year type coin. Unlike many of the other New...
Liberty Seated Dime, No Stars45641838-O10CMS62432The 1838-O dime is yet another one-year New Orleans type coin. Two varieti...
Liberty Seated Dime, No Drapery45741840-O10CMS6421This "no drapery" dime is one of my favorite coins in my collection because...
Liberty Seated Dime, Drapery46201859-O10CMS64+122The 1859-O dime is one of the common New Orleans seated dimes with stars, b...
Liberty Seated Dime, Arrows46061854-O10CMS641610Only two dates are available for this type coin: 1853-O and 1854-O. The 18...
Liberty Seated Dime, Legend47071891-O10CMS66113The "with legend" seated dime was minted at Philadelphia for 32 years, but ...
Barber Dime48251901-O10CMS6672The 1901-O Barber dime is not as rare as the rarest new Orleans dates (1894...
Liberty Seated Quarter, No Drapery53931840-O25CMS63143As with the other no drapery type coins, I consider the "no drapery" quarte...
Liberty Seated Quarter, No Motto54161850-O25CMS6371
Liberty Seated Quarter, Arrows and Rays54281853-O25CMS6325The 1853-O quarter is a one-year type coin for both Philadelphia and New Or...
Liberty Seated Quarter, Arrows No Motto54331854-O25CMS63615This "with arrows" variety was produced for two years at both the New Orlea...
Liberty Seated Quarter, Motto55251891-O25CMS6235This "with motto" quarter is the rarest silver New Orleans type coin. Only...
Barber Quarter56201898-O25CMS64+214As with the Barber dime, this 1898-O quarter I have selected is not my high...
Capped Bust Half Dollar61811839-O50CAU552652This is the only Bust coin produced for ciculation at the New Orleans mint....
Liberty Seated Half Dollar, No Motto62491845-O50CMS6484This 1845-O half dollar was previously part of the John Jay Pittman collect...
Liberty Seated Half Dollar, Arrows and Rays62761853-O50CAU581535As with the 1853-O quarter, this is a one-year only type coin that was prod...
Liberty Seated Half Dollar, Arrows No Rays62801854-O50CMS647336The "with arrows" half dollars were produced for for two years at the New O...
Barber Half Dollar65171909-O50CMS65144The New Orleans coins of 1909 are one of my favorite dates with the half ea...
Liberty Seated Dollar69501860-O$1MS643510Seated dollars were only produced for four years at the New Orleans mint. ...
Morgan Dollar71621885-O$1MS6724411Morgan dollars became one of the most popular coins to collect due to the m...
One Dollar Gold, Type One75121850-OG$1MS6372Type one gold dollars were produced from 1849 through 1854 with new Orleans...
One Dollar Gold, Type Two75351855-OG$1MS621112In 1855, the New Orleans mint produced its last gold dollars. This date is...
Classic Head $2-1/2 Gold77011839-O$2.50AU582821The 1839-O quarter eagle is another one-year type for the New Orleans mint ...
Liberty Head $2-1/2 Gold77311843-O$2.50MS63+16This is the of the most common New Orleans quarter eagle, but in MS-63 or b...
$3 Gold79711854-O$3AU58192I first saw this coin a number of years ago and thought it was the nicest a...
Liberty Head $5 Gold, No Motto82001840-O$5MS6251This is the Eliasberg-Bass coin with a small O mintmark. It is my favorite ...
Liberty Head $5 Gold, Motto83851893-O$5MS63131When I first started collecting New Orleans coins, I had not realized that ...
Indian Head $5 Gold85151909-O$5AU55131163In terms of total coins graded the 1909-O half eagle is not particularly ra...
Liberty Head $10 Gold, No Motto86071851-O$10MS6153This 1851-O no motto eagle is one of the more common dates yet as with so m...
Liberty Head $10 Gold, Motto87301894-O$10MS63131The "with motto" eagles are one of the few New Orleans gold type coins that...
Liberty Head $20 Gold, No Motto89101853-O$20AU552514Many of the early New Orleans double eagles are heavily marked, hairlined, ...
Liberty Head $20 Gold, Motto89901879-O$20AU5851This was the ultimate coin for my New Orleans type set. I had owned one pr...