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California Fractional Gold - Complete Collection, Period One: Robert H. Lande

Robert H. Lande - The Number One Finest Set of All Time

Current Statistics
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 60.190
Complete 88.32%
Set Rating 53.161
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About this set: This collector's goal is to collect as complete and high grade a set of Period 1 California Small Denomination Gold coins as possible. He has barely started in this quest, and understands that he will never be able to finish. Many of the coins are simply too rare and seldom come onto the market. Even though his set will never be close to complete, the process of trying to collect Cals is proving to be a lot of fun, for several reasons. The first is the romance of collecting the small change of the California Gold Rush. What could be a more interesting focus for one's collecting energy? The second reason is that the prices of Cals are reasonable considering their scarcity. Even varieties with total PCGS populations of less than a dozen coins often can be purchased at relatively reasonable prices. Although only the very wealthy can seriously collect the larger Territorial Gold coins, many more people can afford to collect California Fractional Gold coins. A final attraction of this series is because the quest is so challenging. There are many complete series of United States coins that can be purchased within a month by anyone with enough money. What is the fun in collecting such coins? Cals, by contrast, must be diligently searched out, piece by piece, over many years, to build a respectable collection. This is collecting at its finest!

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Robert H. Lande
ImagePCGS No.ItemDenomGradePopPop HigherOwner's Comments
10370BG-101 $1/4 Octagonal Liberty 25CMS63121 
10371BG-102 $1/4 Octagonal Liberty 25CMS64173 
10372BG-103 $1/4 Octagonal Liberty 25CMS6221BG 103. PCGS reports 2 have been certified. This is the Lee/Roe piece.
10373BG-104 $1/4 Octagonal Liberty 25CMS6532 
10374BG-105 $1/4 Octagonal Liberty 25CMS6650 
10375BG-106 $1/4 Octagonal Liberty 25CMS6630 
10376BG-107 $1/4 Octagonal Liberty 25CMS6610 
10377BG-108 $1/4 Octagonal Liberty 25CMS6520 
10378BG-109 $1/4 Octagonal Liberty 25CMS64101 
10379BG-110 $1/4 Octagonal Liberty 25CMS64151 
10380BG-111 $1/4 Octagonal Liberty 25CMS6593 
10386BG-201 $1/4 Round Liberty25CMS6214BG 201. Approximately 6 known. I also own a certified BG 217A, which is unique, but for some reason the PCGS Registry system will not allow me to add it.
10387BG-202 $1/4 Round Liberty25CMS6225 
10388BG-203 $1/4 Round Liberty25CMS6411 
10389BG-204 $1/4 Round Liberty25CMS62911 
10943BG-204B $1/4 Round Liberty25CN100 
10390BG-205 $1/4 Round Liberty25CMS6410 
10391BG-206 $1/4 Round Liberty25CMS64120 
10392BG-207 $1/4 Round Liberty25CMS6510 
10393BG-208 $1/4 Round Liberty25CAU5524 
10394BG-209 $1/4 Round Liberty25CMS6340 
10419BG-209A $1/4 Round Liberty25C  
10395BG-210 $1/4 Round Liberty25CAU5812 
10396BG-211 $1/4 Round Liberty25C  
10397BG-212 $1/4 Round Liberty25CMS6320 
10398BG-213 $1/4 Round Liberty25C  
10399BG-214 $1/4 Round Liberty25CMS6341 
10400BG-215 $1/4 Round Liberty25CMS6330 
10401BG-216 $1/4 Round Liberty25CMS6373 
10402BG-217 $1/4 Round Liberty25CAU5831 
10403BG-218 $1/4 Round Liberty25CMS6250 
10404BG-219 $1/4 Round Liberty25CAU5524 
10405BG-220 $1/4 Defiant Eagle25CMS6311 
10406BG-221 $1/4 Round Liberty25CMS64423 
10407BG-222 $1/4 Round Liberty25CMS6620 
10408BG-223 $1/4 Round Liberty25CMS6531 
10409BG-224 $1/4 Round Liberty25CMS6510 
10410BG-225 $1/4 Round Liberty25CMS6324 
10411BG-226 $1/4 Round Liberty25CMS6440 
10417BG-226A $1/4 Round Liberty25CMS6420 
10412BG-227 $1/4 Round Liberty25CMS63246 
10413BG-228 $1/4 Round Liberty25CMS6233 
10414BG-229 $1/4 Round Liberty25CMS64112 
10415BG-230 $1/4 Round Liberty25CMS64213 
10416BG-301 $1/2 Octagonal Eagle Reverse50CAU5823BG 301. 5 certified, 15 or fewer known
10422BG-302 $1/2 Octagonal Eagle Reverse Peacock50CMS64122 
10423BG-303 $1/2 Octagonal Eagle Reverse Peacock50CMS6121 
10424BG-304 $1/2 Octagonal Liberty 50CMS6430 
45441BG-304A $1/2 Octagonal Liberty 50CN101BG 304A One of two known I also have a BG 304B from the Jack Totheroh collection which BG says is unique. For some reason the PCGS system will not let me load this one, however.
45442BG-304B $1/2 Octagonal Liberty50C  
10425BG-305 $1/2 Octagonal Liberty 50CMS6610 
10426BG-306 $1/2 Octagonal Liberty 50CMS6610 
10430BG-306A $1/2 Octagonal Liberty 50C  
10427BG-307 $1/2 Octagonal Liberty 50CMS6520 
10428BG-308 $1/2 Octagonal Liberty 50CMS6460 
10429BG-309 $1/2 Octagonal Liberty 50CMS6382 
10435BG-310 $1/2 Octagonal Liberty 50CMS6146 
10436BG-311 $1/2 Octagonal Liberty 50CMS63234 
10437BG-401 $1/2 Round Liberty50CMS6530 
10438BG-402 $1/2 Round Eagle Reverse Peacock50CMS6310BG 402. 2 known. This is the Roe piece. I also own a BG 410 which is at least this rare and could be unique.
10439BG-403 $1/2 Round Liberty50CMS6420 
10440BG-404 $1/2 Round Liberty50CMS6321 
10441BG-405 $1/2 Round Liberty50CMS6510 
10442BG-406 $1/2 Round Liberty50CMS6311 
10443BG-407 $1/2 Round Liberty50CMS63133 
10444BG-408 $1/2 Round Liberty50CMS6282 
10445BG-409 $1/2 Round Liberty50CMS64100 
10446BG-410 $1/2 Round Eagle Reverse Peacock50CMS6410The Lee/Roe piece. One of two known - the other one was last auctioned in 1957.
10447BG-411 $1/2 Round Eagle Reverse Peacock50CMS6311 
10448BG-412 $1/2 Round Eagle Reverse Peacock50CMS6310An R 8 coin, but it has a small puncture mark.
10449BG-413 $1/2 Round Eagle Reverse Peacock50C  
10450BG-414 $1/2 Round Liberty50CMS62102 
10451BG-415 $1/2 Round Liberty50CMS63109 
10452BG-416 $1/2 Round Liberty50CMS6232 
10961BG-416A $1/2 Round Liberty50C  
10453BG-417 $1/2 Round Liberty50CMS6277 
10454BG-418 $1/2 Round Liberty50CAU5836 
10455BG-419 $1/2 Round Liberty50C  
10456BG-420 $1/2 Round Liberty50CMS6230 
10457BG-421 $1/2 Round Liberty50CMS6560 
10458BG-422 $1/2 Round Liberty50CMS6244 
10473BG-422A $1/2 Round Liberty50C  
10459BG-423 $1/2 Round Liberty50CAU5865 
10460BG-424 $1/2 Round Liberty50CMS6310 
10461BG-425 $1/2 Round Liberty50CMS6320 
10462BG-426 $1/2 Round Liberty50C  
10463BG-427 $1/2 Round Liberty50CMS6223 
10464BG-428 $1/2 Round Liberty50CMS63286 
10465BG-429 $1/2 Round Liberty50CMS6372 
10466BG-430 $1/2 Round Liberty50CMS6610 
10467BG-431 $1/2 Round Liberty50CMS63131 
10468BG-432 $1/2 Round Liberty50CMS6461 
10469BG-433 $1/2 Round Liberty50CMS6124 
10470BG-434 $1/2 Round Liberty50CMS63157 
10471BG-435 $1/2 Round Arms of California50CMS6474 
10472BG-436 $1/2 Round Eagle Reverse 50CMS6145 
10478BG-501 $1 Octagonal Eagle Reverse (Slug Type)$1MS6351 
10479BG-502 $1 Octagonal Eagle Reverse (Slug Type)$1AU5811 
10480BG-503 $1 Octagonal Eagle Reverse (Slug Type)$1  
10481BG-504 $1 Octagonal Eagle Reverse (Slug Type)$1MS6390 
10482BG-505 $1 Octagonal Liberty $1MS6350 
10483BG-506 $1 Octagonal Liberty $1MS6112 
10484BG-507 $1 Octagonal Liberty $1AU5831 
10485BG-508 $1 Octagonal Liberty $1MS6431 
10486BG-509 $1 Octagonal Liberty $1MS6241 
10487BG-510 $1 Octagonal Liberty $1MS6440 
10488BG-511 $1 Octagonal Liberty $1MS6420 
10489BG-512 $1 Octagonal Liberty $1AU5532 
10490BG-513 $1 Octagonal Liberty $1AU5820 
10491BG-514 $1 Octagonal Liberty $1MS6520 
10492BG-515 $1 Octagonal Liberty $1MS6210 
10493BG-516 $1 Octagonal Liberty $1  
10494BG-517 $1 Octagonal Liberty $1MS6121 
10495BG-518 $1 Octagonal Liberty $1MS6430 
10496BG-519 $1 Octagonal Liberty $1MS6432 
10497BG-520 $1 Octagonal Liberty $1  
10498BG-521 $1 Octagonal Liberty $1  
10499BG-522 $1 Octagonal Liberty $1AU50112 
10500BG-523 $1 Octagonal Liberty $1MS6232 
10501BG-524 $1 Octagonal Liberty $1AU5843 
10502BG-525 $1 Octagonal Liberty $1MS6221 
10503BG-526 $1 Octagonal Liberty $1MS6112 
10504BG-527 $1 Octagonal Liberty $1AU5831 
10505BG-528 $1 Octagonal Liberty $1AU5873 
10506BG-529 $1 Octagonal Liberty $1AU5010BG 529. BG calls it unique. Another piece is rumored to exist, but it has never appeared at public aucion.
10507BG-530 $1 Octagonal Liberty $1MS63141 
10508BG-531 $1 Octagonal Liberty $1MS6350 
10509BG-532 $1 Octagonal Liberty $1MS6331 
10510BG-533 $1 Octagonal Liberty $1MS62156 
10511BG-534 $1 Octagonal Eagle Reverse$1MS6221 
10512BG-601 $1 Round Liberty $1GN101BG 601. Only 3 are known. The BG book calls this one the "finest known". PCGS graded the second finest as AU, but refused to grade this one. As the photo in the BG book shows, moreover, this one is much worse than AU. Confusion abounds. (I also own a BG 607 which is even rarer, but it is in even worse condition.)
10518BG-602 $1 Round Liberty $1AU5511Only 4 have been certified in any grade - 50 Period 1 round dollars are known
10519BG-603 $1 Round Liberty $1AU5810 
10520BG-604 $1 Round Liberty Eagle Reverse$1  
10521BG-605 $1 Round Liberty $1AU5521Only approximately 50 Period I round dollars are known
10522BG-606 $1 Round Liberty $1  
10523BG-607 $1 Round Liberty $1N101 
Comments
World class collections are built over many years with collectors that is persistent and dedicated. Your collection is one of only few that meets the definition of "World Class" Congratulations!
Posted @ 12/12/2009 3:32 AM By EastonCollection
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