Oreville's Coin Album

1937 1C Matte SP65RB PCGS #30406

1937 Matte.

1950 5C SP64 PCGS #31156

1950.

1937 10C Matte SP65 PCGS #31516

PCGS green insert.

1871 1C Medal Alignment MS67RD PCGS #33394

Norweb Collection

'1747' 1/2 P Machin's Mills VF25BN PCGS #445

Per CRO: This is a pretty nice example of one of the toughest dates in the Machin's series. Rich chocolate brown with a better strike than you normally find on these.

'1747' 1/2 P Machin's Mills VF25BN PCGS #445

Per CRO: This is a pretty nice example of one of the toughest dates in the Machin's series. Rich chocolate brown with a better strike than you normally find on these.

'1747' 1/2 P Machin's Mills VF25BN PCGS #445

Per CRO: This is a pretty nice example of one of the toughest dates in the Machin's series. Rich chocolate brown with a better strike than you normally find on these.

1853 1/2C MS65BN PCGS #1227

CAC stickered. A pleasant brown cent with significant red peaking through along the devices. Purchased at the 2008 Baltimore ANA show. This coin has a lot of character. My first purchase from Albanese Rare Coins after looking though their inventory for years! We finally connected! Thanks, guys.

1850 1C MS66BN PCGS #1889

Beautiful coin. Purchased from Legend Numismatics May 2006.

1853 1C MS64BN PCGS #1901

In the rattler holder. Purchased in May 2005

1856 1C Flying Eagle AU50 PCGS #2013

Purchased from Jonathan Kern in 2000. A classy dealer indeed! In the older PCGS blue insert (LOL).

1862 1C MS64 PCGS #2064

In old green insert

1899 1C MS66RD PCGS #2204

With Eagle Eye Photo Seal - Purchased from Rick Snow

1943-D 1C MS67 PCGS #2714

Overgraded coin from "Fast Coins."

1955 1C Doubled Die Obverse MS65RD PCGS #2827

Possibly the finest 1955/55 DDO cent in existence. Purchased from Jay Parrino in July, 1997

2002 1C MS69RD PCGS #3172

Purchased from Mitch Spivack in April 2003

2004-D 1C VG10BN PCGS #3185

Should have been a MS-66RD!

1865 3CN MS64 PCGS #3731

Green Insert

1883 5C No CENTS MS65 PCGS #3841

Pretty coin for the grade.

1912 5C MS65 PCGS #3873

1912 5C MS-65 PCGS. A grey and golden-orange patina coats each side of this smooth gem. Rainbow rim toning on reverse at 12 o''''clock. A perfect, affordable type coin.

1913 5C Type 1 MS64 PCGS #3915

From the John Jay Pittman Collection.

1798 10C Small 8 MS65 PCGS #4467

From the Bareford Collection - Really the Small 8 as indicated on the PCGS insert - Miscoded by PCGS as large 8

1834 10C Small 4 MS67 PCGS #4525

From the Lovejoy collection

1853 10C Arrows MS65 PCGS #4603

Milton A Holmes collection Stacks lot #2734 October 1960 - described as "Uncirculated, steel blue. A Gem!" Original lot ticket is attached.

1942-S 10C MS67 PCGS #5042

Green insert.

1944 10C MS67 PCGS #5050

Nice rim toning.

1945-S 10C MS67FB PCGS #5061

From the Joshua II Collection.

1856 25C MS64 PCGS #5438

Purchased in September 2004.

1916-D 25C MS67 PCGS #5674

Incredible Cameo PL

1936-S 25C MS66 PCGS #5802

Purchased from David Bushee

1939 25C MS67 PCGS #5808

Purchased from rare Coins of New England in April 2002.

1945-D 25C MS65 PCGS #5828

Purchased from Tom Becker

1946-S 25C MS65 PCGS #5832

Purchased from Tom Becker

1947-S 25C MS65 PCGS #5835

Purchased from Tom Becker

1999-P 25C Pennsylvania MS66 PCGS #5946

1999-P Pennsylvania 25c Older (LOL) Blue PCGS Insert Holder

1812 50C AU53 PCGS #6100

PCGS green insert. Very PQ!

1921 50C MS66 PCGS #6583

Older green insert. This is the Jack Lee 1921 Walker. Fantastic looking coin! Purchased from Jay Parrino in 1997.

1940 50C MS68 PCGS #6609

Purchased from Ellesmere Numismatics. In the later green insert

1946-S 50C MS66 PCGS #6629

In the later green insert.

1870 $1 MS63 PCGS #6963

From the Sterling Collection

1878-S T$1 Trade MS64 PCGS #7048

Really an 1878-S Morgan erroneously slabbed as a trade dollar!!!

1878-S $1 MS64 PCGS #7082

Gorgeous original mint bag toning.

1879-S $1 MS67 PCGS #7092

In a PCGS Regency holder.

1881 $1 MS64 PCGS #7124

Green insert.

1881-S $1 MS65 PCGS #7130

In a PCGS Regency Holder. Note that it was marked 1995 A.N.A.

1883-CC $1 MS64 PCGS #7144

In a really old PCGS holder.

1884-CC $1 MS64 PCGS #7152

In a really old Numiscap holder. Nice coin!

1887 $1 MS64 PCGS #7172

In PCGS original rattler holder.

1898-O $1 MS64 PCGS #7254

In PCGS green insert.

1899-O $1 MS65 PCGS #7260

Green PCGS insert. The obverse has richly variegated golden-brown, violet, and ocean-blue colors, while the reverse is untoned. A lustrous Gem with a nearly pristine reverse and a lightly abraded portrait. Heritage Nov 2003 Signature Sale lot # 8685.

1901-O $1 MS65 PCGS #7274

White coin.

1904-O $1 MS63 PCGS #7292

Nice mint bag toning with incredible streak of brilliancy! In PCGS original rattler holder.

1921 $1 High Relief, Peace MS64 PCGS #7356

PCGS Green insert holder

1971-D $1 MS65 PCGS #7407

1971-D Ike

1974-S $1 Silver MS66 PCGS #7417

1974-S Silver Ike in original PCGS rattler holder.

1880 G$1 MS67 PCGS #7581

From ANR August 2004 auction which was from Bowers and Merena''''s sale of the Childs Collection, August 1999, Lot 556. The lot description: "It seems like only yesterday that the writer (QDB), then associated with another firm, was meeting with members of the Childs family to review coins that had been collected in the 19th century, including directly from the Mint, and discussing the option of presenting them for sale. Included was this lovely gem 1880 gold dollar, possibly obtained from the Mint, possibly not, but in any event one of the nicest in existence. Sharply struck, lustrous, and with superb eye appeal, this piece will be a highlight in the cabinet of its next owner."

1873 $2.50 Closed 3 MS65 PCGS #7818

HW Bass Jr Collection. ANR December 2005 auction

1861 $20 AU58 PCGS #8932

From ANR Drew St John Sale June 2005 lot # 586. One of the most lustrous AU-58 I have ever seen.

1865 $20 VF30 PCGS #8943

Old green insert. Late Civil War issue.

1873 $20 Closed 3 AU58 PCGS #8966

From ANR Drew St John Sale June 2005 lot # 592. One of the nicest AU-58 I have ever seen.

1876 $20 AU55 PCGS #8976

Purchased from Heritage on 7/2/1999

1878 $20 MS61 PCGS #8985

Doubled Die Reverse. In the PCGS Regency holder.

1894 $20 MS62 PCGS #9025

Picture makes the coin look horrible! However, it is a solid coin for the 62 grade. Purchased at B&M Rindge/Harlan Auctions in Baltimore, MD 12/6/03 lot #3117.

1895 $20 MS62 PCGS #9027

In the older (LOL) blue insert.

1898-S $20 MS63 PCGS #9034

Purchased at ANR Auctions on March 15, 2005 in Baltimore.

1900 $20 MS63 PCGS #9037

Purchased from FJ Vollmer in 1996. Green insert.

1904-S $20 MS63 PCGS #9046

Purchased from FJ Vollmer in 1996. Green insert.

1908 $20 No Motto MS63 PCGS #9142

Purchased from FJ Vollmer in 1996. Green insert.

1915-S $20 MS63 PCGS #9168

Purchased from Dave Lane December 2001. Green insert.

1946-S 50C Booker T. Washington MS66 PCGS #9406

Actually a 2004 Peace nickel in a BTW slab!

1853 25C BG-101 AU53 PCGS #10370

1853 1/4 Octagonal Liberty. Rarity 5-. Bowers & Merena March 2006. Their description:This is a richly colored example with mottled copper-russet and midnight-blue patina on the obverse. Similar, albeit lighter colors are present around the reverse periphery, with the center on that side exhibiting a warmer olive-gold sheen. A lightly worn and fully original representative of this, the earliest octagonal 25 Cents among California Fractional gold issues.

1854 25C BG-105 MS64 PCGS #10374

1854 25C Liberty Octagonal 25 Cents, BG-105, R-3, from The Victoria Collection.

1856 25C BG-107 MS63 PCGS #10376

1856 25C Liberty Octagonal 25 Cents, BG-107, Low R-4, Heritage 2009 Fall Long Beach Auction.

1854 50C BG-306 AU50 PCGS #10426

1854 1/2 Liberty Octagonal. Purchased at Heritage Long Beach September 26, 2005.

1856 50C BG-307 MS62 PCGS #10427

Bowers & Merena November 2009 Baltimore Show auction, lot # 3542 1856 Octagonal 50 Cents. BG-307. Rarity-5+. Liberty Head. MS-62 (PCGS). OGH. A richly original example with lovely khaki-gold color, the obverse also revealing light-rose highlights. Quite smooth in outward appearance, additional vibrancy to the surfaces is all that this coin would have needed to secure a Choice Mint State grade.

1853 50C BG-414 AU55 PCGS #10450

1853 1/2 Octagonal Liberty. Rarity 5-. Bowers & Merena March 2006. Their description: Otherwise khaki-gold surfaces are splashed with copper-tan and (along the upper-right obverse border only) cobalt-blue highlights. Lightly worn, as befits the Choice AU designation, yet still retaining overall bold definition to the major design elements.

1853 50C BG-418 MS64 PCGS #10454

Per Heritage: 1853 50C Liberty Round 50 Cents, BG-418, Low R.7, MS64 PCGS. Ex: Eliasberg. This rare mule is a combination of the obverse of BG-415 and the reverse of BG-417. The latest BG reference has a roster of 13 examples with some probable duplication. We do not see Eliasberg on the roster, nor do we know any listing for California gold in the catalogs. The surfaces are bright overall and yellow-gold on the obverse with reddish patina on the reverse. Softly struck in the centers. (#10454)

1853 50C BG-428 MS65 PCGS #10464

Per Heritage: 1853 50C Liberty Round 50 Cents, BG-428, R.3, MS65 PCGS. Small Liberty head, bust tip points to star, L in CALIFORNIA centered between the wreath ends. An available Period One variety, but rarely encountered in such lofty condition. The prooflike yellow-green surfaces have numerous mint-made striations, but are well preserved. Population: 1 in 65, 0 finer (7/10). (#10464)

1853 50C BG-430 MS65 PCGS #10466

Bowers & Merena November 2009 Baltimore Show auction, lot # 3543 1853 Round 50 Cents. BG-430. Rarity-3. Die State I. Liberty Head. MS-65 (PCGS).

1853 G$1 BG-505 MS63 PCGS #10482

Per Heritage: 1853 Liberty Octagonal Gold Dollar BG-505, MS63, Ex: Eliasberg 1853 $1 Liberty Octagonal 1 Dollar, BG-505, R.4, MS63 PCGS. Ex: Eliasberg. The Period One gold dollars are among the most coveted of the entire fractional gold series. This Eliasberg specimen boasts lovely olive, gold, and lilac tinges over unmarked surfaces. This piece is tied for finest certified with a small handful of others at PCGS (7/10). (#10482)

1853 $1 BG-524 VF30 PCGS #10501

1853 $1 Liberty Octagonal. High R-6 Purchased at Heritage auctions October 26, 2006. A pleasing mustard-gold example of this very rare variety. True circulation wear!

1854 $1 BG-528 XF40 PCGS #10505

1854 $1 Liberty Octagonal. Purchased at Heritage Long Beach September 26, 2005.

1859 25C BG-701 MS63 PCGS #10528

1859 1/4 dollar Liberty Octagonal BG-701. Rarity 6. Purchased at Bowers & Merena Auctions March 2006. Lee Collection. This scarce variety was discovered either by David Proskey or John W. Scott and first published in the March 1884 edition of The Coin Collector''''s Journal. A prooflike example, the surfaces alternate between tannish-gold color on the obverse and warmer, medium-gold and rose-gold shadings on the reverse. Free of outwardly distracting abrasions, and housed in an older PCGS holder with a light-green insert.

1872 25C BG-722 Washington Head MS67 PCGS #10549

1872 1/4 WH Octagonal. This is the first WH graded MS-67 by PCGS and is tied with one other. Purchased from Don Kagin in 2004. Thanks, Don!

1871 25C BG-771 MS63 PCGS #10598

1871 1/4 Liberty Octagonal BG-771 PCGS MS-63 Purchased at Heritage 2008 FUN Auction #455 lot #11405. Low R.6. This exquisitely preserved, gleaming yellow-gold example shows exceptional reflectivity in the fields and crisp detail on the contrasting portrait. Plainly overdated with a distinctive die scratch that links the third star and the effigy's chin. The single finest example of the BG-1052 certified by PCGS

1876 25C BG-780 MS64 PCGS #10607

Bowers & Merena November 2009 Baltimore Show auction, lot # 3549 1876 Octagonal 25 Cents. BG-780. Rarity-4. Liberty Head. MS-64 (PCGS). OGH. Rich copper-gold color to the obverse, the reverse is lighter with a blend of olive-gold and pale-lavender hues. A snappy-looking piece with a sharp strike, vibrant luster and surfaces that are nearly smooth enough to support a full Gem grade. Top-of-the-pop!

1875 25C BG-784 MS65 PCGS #10611

1875 25C Indian Octagonal 25 Cents, BG-784, High R.5, MS65 PCGS. Pleasing yellow-gold patina covers both sides. The fields are decidedly prooflike and neither side has any mentionable marks. A challenging variety. Population: 3 in 65, 0 finer (7/10). (#10611)

1872/1 25C BG-790 MS65 PCGS #10617

Bowers & Merena November 2009 Baltimore Show auction, lot # 3550 1872/1 Octagonal 25 Cents. BG-790. Rarity-3. Indian Head. MS-65 (PCGS). A gorgeous Gem with rich olive-orange color and cameo-like contrast between the fields and devices. Worthy of a strong bid!

1872 25C BG-791 MS64 PCGS #10618

1872 1/4 Indian Octagonal. Prooflike. Solid for the grade.

1873/2 25C BG-792 MS64 PCGS #10619

Per Heritage 8/13/10 ANA Boston: 1873/2 25C Indian Octagonal 25 Cents, BG-792, Low R.7, MS64 PCGS. Breen and Gillio (2003) write: "This is a rare instance of a die actually used, then annealed, altered in date, and rehardened for later use (compare 432); this obverse probably lasted only an hour or two afterward." The dies would quickly shatter, and the obverse of this piece shows a number of die cracks. An appealing medium yellow example with deeply mirrored fields. (#10619)

1876 25C BG-799D MS65 PCGS #10630

Per Heritage 8/13/10: 1876 25C Indian Octagonal 25 Cents, BG-799D, R.6, MS65 PCGS. A rare octagonal quarter variety, identified by the date location and a berry beneath the left corner of the D in DOLLAR. The sun-gold fields are highly prooflike, and there is no indication of grade-limiting hairlines. Population: 3 in 65, 0 finer (6/10). (#10630)

1880 25C BG-799J MS66 PCGS #10636

Per Heritage: Heavily Contrasted 1873 Indian Octagonal Dollar MS66, BG-1123 1873 $1 Indian Octagonal 1 Dollar, BG-1123, High R.4, MS66 PCGS. This octagonal Period Three dollar variety can be found with patience in grades between AU55 and MS64, but the present example is the single finest certified by either major service (7/10). This immaculate piece offers obvious cameo contrast and the canary-gold surfaces show only minor incompleteness of strike at the centers. Housed in an old green label holder. (#10934)

1881 25C BG-799O MS66 PCGS #10641

Per Heritage 8/13/10: 1881 25C Indian Octagonal 25 Cents, BG-799O, Low R.4, MS66 PCGS. This prooflike Premium Gem boasts splendid cameo contrast. The strike is needle-sharp, and the surfaces have a pleasing bright yellow coloration. A carefully preserved example of this scarce issue. (#10641)

1859 25C BG-801 MS65 PCGS #10662

1859 1/4 Liberty Round BG-801 R-3 purchased from Bowers and Merena in June 2009. Lot # 3566. B&M Comments: Pale silver-rose highlights enliven otherwise khaki-gold surfaces. Modestly semi prooflike in the fields, with satiny devices that possess a good quality of strike for the type.

1867 25C BG-805 MS65 PCGS #10666

1867 1/4 dollar Liberty Round. Low R.5. A lustrous and extremely well-preserved Gem with a partially prooflike obverse. Housed in a green label holder. Population: 7 in 65, 2 finer (6/06). Heritage ANA lot #2549 August 13, 2006

1870 25C BG-808 MS66 PCGS #10669

1870 1/4 Liberty Round.

1874 25C BG-844 MS63 PCGS #10705

1874 1/4 Liberty Round BG-844, PCGS MS-63. Purchased at Heritage 2008 FUN Auction #455 lot #11421 High R.5.

1875 25C BG-846 MS63 PCGS #10707

1875 1/4 Liberty Round BG-844, PCGS MS-63 Purchased at Heritage 2008 FUN Auction #454 lot #5197. R.6. A couple of alternating brilliant and frosty areas on the reverse identify this as the plate coin in the Breen-Gillio second edition, as does the PCGS encapsulation. This piece shows the "dent-like ghosts on the obverse," as Breen-Gillio calls them, with considerable clash marks in evidence and some minor planchet flaws. Population: 2 in 63, 0 finer (12/07).

1872/1 25C BG-870 MS65 PCGS #10731

1872/1 1/4 Indian Round BG-870, PCGS MS-65. Purchased at Heritage 2008 FUN Auction #455 lot #11423 R.3.

1881 25C BG-887 MS65 PCGS #10748

1881 1/4 Indian Round. Green insert. Purchased 9/19/2004 on ebay from Centsles.

1859 50C BG-902 MS65 PCGS #10760

1859 1/2 Liberty Octagonal, BG-902, PCGS MS-65. Purchased at Heritage 2008 FUN Auction #455 lot #11427 Low R.4.

1872 50C BG-913 MS65 PCGS #10771

1872 50C Liberty Octagonal BG-913 Purchased at Heritage 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372 Lot #9240 1872 50C Liberty Octagonal 50 Cents, BG-913, R.4, MS65 PCGS. An older holder Gem, generally lime-green in color although bright peach hues adorn the borders. Well struck, and only a faint mark above the coronet tip is worthy of passing mention. Population: 14 in 65, 2 finer (3/05).(#10771)

1872 50C BG-913 MS66 PCGS #10771

1872 1/2 Liberty Octagonal purchased from David Cloyed. Thanks David!

1872 50C BG-914 MS66 PCGS #10772

Per Heritage: 1872 50C Liberty Octagonal 50 Cents, BG-914, R.4, MS66 PCGS. A stunning Premium Gem, this 1872 California factional half dollar is highly lustrous with brilliant yellow-gold surfaces. Both sides have frosty devices and prooflike fields that create exceptional cameo contrast. Population: 1 in 66, 0 finer (7/10). (#10772)

1873 50C BG-915 MS65 PCGS #10773

1873 1/2 Liberty Octagonal.

1876/6876 50C BG-935 MS65 PCGS #10793

1876/6876 1/2 Indian Octagonal BG-935. R-5. purchased from Bowers and Merena in June 2009. Lot $3567. B&M Comments: Beautiful honey-gold surfaces also possess a smooth, satiny sheen that is comfortably at home with the MS-65 grade. Overall boldly struck, with flashes of semi reflectivity evident in the fields at select angles. The loop of a 6 underdigit is clearly discernible to the left of the 1 in the date. High Condition Census!

1872 50C BG-939 MS64 PCGS #10797

1872 1/2 Indian Octagonal, BG-939, PCGS MS-64. Purchased at Heritage 2008 FUN Auction #455 lot #11436 Low R.5.

1875 50C BG-946 MS63 PCGS #10804

1875 50C Indian Octagonal 50 Cents, BG-946, R-4, from The Victoria Collection.

1859 50C BG-1003 MS63 PCGS #10832

1859 1/2 Round Liberty. Bowers & Merena March 2006.

1859 50C BG-1004 MS64 PCGS #10833

1859 1/2 Liberty Round BG-1004. R-6- purchased from Bowers and Merena in June 2009. Lot # 3568. B&M Comments: A handsome example of a rare type, both sides possess undeniable originality in the form of hazy tannish-rose color. There are no outwardly noticeable blemishes, although direct light does call forth modest semi-reflective tendencies in the fields. Top-of-the-pop!

1870 50C BG-1010 MS67 PCGS #10839

1870 1/2 Liberty Round purchased from Jay Parrino, The Mint in 1997. Thanks, Jay!

1871 50C BG-1011 MS65 PCGS #10840

1871 1/2 Liberty Round BG-1011 Purchased from Northeast Numismatics, Inc. Lower end for the grade. In the newer PCGS blue insert slab.

1871 50C BG-1011 MS67 PCGS #10840

Bowers & Merena November 2009 Baltimore Show auction, lot # 3556 1871 Round 50 Cents. BG-1011. Rarity-2. Liberty Head. MS-67 (PCGS). Single-finest certified at PCGS for the type, this is a simply extraordinary "Cal Frac." Both sides are bathed in soft, satiny luster that mingles nicely with pretty medium-gold color. And while a bold-to-sharp strike is easily seen, we are unable to locate so much as a single detracting blemish. A gorgeous coin that is sure to please even the most exacting specialist.

1871 50C BG-1030 MS62 PCGS #10859

Bowers & Merena November 2009 Baltimore Show auction, lot # 3558 1871 Round 50 Cents. BG-1030. Rarity-6. Liberty Head. MS-62 (PCGS). OGH. A rare type in an original state of preservation, both sides are veiled in mottled hazy-olive tinting. There are no individually mentionable abrasions apart from a wispy obverse pinscratch over Liberty's cheek and neck that obviously explains the lower Mint State rating from PCGS.

1874/3 50C BG-1052 MS66 PCGS #10881

1874/3 1/2 Indian Round BG-1052 Purchased at Heritage 2007 Long Beach Signature Auction #446 lot #3096. High R-4. This exquisitely preserved, gleaming yellow-gold example shows exceptional reflectivity in the fields and crisp detail on the contrasting portrait. Plainly overdated with a distinctive die scratch that links the third star and the effigy's chin. The single finest example of the BG-1052 certified by PCGS (8/07).

1874/3 50C BG-1052 MS66 PCGS #10881

1874/3 1/2 Indian Round BG-1052 Purchased at Heritage 2007 Long Beach Signature Auction #446 lot #3096. High R-4. This exquisitely preserved, gleaming yellow-gold example shows exceptional reflectivity in the fields and crisp detail on the contrasting portrait. Plainly overdated with a distinctive die scratch that links the third star and the effigy's chin. The single finest example of the BG-1052 certified by PCGS (8/07).

1881 50C BG-1069 MS63 PCGS #10898

1881 50C Indian Round 50 Cents, BG-1069, High R-4, from The Victoria Collection.

1852 50C BG-1075 MS65 PCGS #10904

1859 1/2 Liberty Round BG-1075. R-7 purchased from Bowers and Merena in June 2009. Lot # 3569. B&M Comments: A very rare and highly elusive type, BG-1075 was discovered as recently as 1979 by renowned California Fractional collector Jay Roe. In the 2003 edition of the book California Pioneer Fractional Gold by Walter Breen and Ronald J. Gillio, as many as seven different examples are pedigreed. We are unable to positively match the coin in this lot to any of those pieces, however, but we are confident that it is not the Norweb/Brilliant & Sieck, Cohen or Jay Roe specimens that Bowers and Merena have auctioned in the past. It is also probably not the specimen that sold as lot 2426 in our October 1996 sale of the Burhop and Davis Collections, but plate matching makes it difficult for us to make a positive match. As one of only two examples of BG-1075 to have received an MS-65 grade from PCGS (the other being the Jay Roe specimen), however, this coin is possibly the Stephen Richter specimen that appeared in a Kagin's Coin World ad in the July 13, 1998 issue. Radiant, mirror-finish fields form a splendid backdrop to satiny, boldly impressed devices. The color is a beautiful blend of orange-gold and green-gold shades that is fully appreciable in the absence of grade-limiting blemishes. An obviously important offering for the advanced collector of California Fractional gold.

1860 G$1 BG-1102 MS66 PCGS #10913

1860 $1. Liberty Octagonal BG-1102, R.4, MS66 PCGS. Die State I, without the ''''''''bisecting obverse crack.'''''''' The 0 in the date is widely repunched, and faint clash marks (as made) confront Liberty''''''''s profile. The bust truncation points to a star. A magnificently preserved Gem with mirrored apple-green fields and a bold strike. From the Holman Family Collection and sold at Heritage Auctions in New York November 9, 2003.

1871 G$1 BG-1104 MS66 PCGS #10915

Per Heritage: 1871 $1 Liberty Octagonal 1 Dollar, BG-1104, High R.4, MS66 PCGS. The fields exhibit dazzling reflectivity, and are void of marks or planchet defects. This well made and high grade octagonal dollar is the only PCGS-certified example to reach the MS66 level (7/10). Those who will not settle for less than the finest quality should strongly consider the present lot. (#10915)

1871 G$1 BG-1109 AU55 PCGS #10920

1871 $1 Liberty Octagonal 1 Dollar, BG-1109, Low R.4, Display Box and Certificate of Authenticity included.Heritage 2009 Fall Long Beach Auction.

1870 G$1 BG-1118 AU58 PCGS #10929

Bowers & Merena November 2009 Baltimore Show auction, lot # 3560 1870 Octagonal $1. BG-1118. Rarity-5-. Liberty Head. AU-58 (PCGS). An appealing example of this scarce "Goofy Head" variety, both sides possess sharp definition in the absence of appreciable rub. A bright prooflike finish is also easily seen, the olive-orange surfaces revealing none but small, wispy abrasions that are hardly distracting to the eye.

1872 G$1 BG-1120 MS63 PCGS #10931

1872 $1 Indian Octagonal 1 Dollar, BG-1120, Low R.5, MS63 PCGS. This handsome octagonal dollar has prooflike fields and a penetrating strike. Study beneath a loupe locates no noticeable marks. Encapsulated in a green label holder. Population: 7 in 63, 13 finer (7/08). From The Hamous Collection of California Gold.

1873/2 G$1 BG-1121 MS63 PCGS #10932

1873/2 $1 Indian Octagonal 1 Dollar, BG-1121, Low R.7, MS63 PCGS. Per Heritage: A prooflike medal-turn octagonal dollar that benefits from consistent sun-gold color and an even, precise strike. A thin vertical retained lamination (as made) resides above the first star, and the cheek displays minor marks. Population: 2 in 63, 1 finer (6/10). Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 5/2007), lot 3069, which realized $2,875. (#10932)

1873 G$1 BG-1123 MS66 PCGS #10934

Per Heritage: Heavily Contrasted 1873 Indian Octagonal Dollar MS66, BG-1123 1873 $1 Indian Octagonal 1 Dollar, BG-1123, High R.4, MS66 PCGS. This octagonal Period Three dollar variety can be found with patience in grades between AU55 and MS64, but the present example is the single finest certified by either major service (7/10). This immaculate piece offers obvious cameo contrast and the canary-gold surfaces show only minor incompleteness of strike at the centers. Housed in an old green label holder. (#10934)

1876/5 G$1 BG-1129 MS64 PCGS #10940

Per Heritage 8/13/10: Reflective 1876/5 Indian Gold Dollar, MS64, BG-1129 1876/5 $1 Indian Octagonal 1 Dollar, BG-1129, R.4 MS64 PCGS. This decidedly prooflike near-Gem has a good strike, and is essentially pristine save for a single hair-thin diagonal mark on the field in front of the forehead. The maker performed the overdate by engraving a crude, thick upright to the 5 in the date. Encapsulated in an old green label holder. Population: 12 in 64, 0 finer (7/10). (#10940)

1870 G$1 BG-1203 MS64 PCGS #10948

1870 $1 Liberty Round. Deeply prooflike green-gold surfaces with pleasing contrast of this scarcer, desirable variety. Purchased at Heritage Long Beach Signature Auction September 10, 2004.

1872 G$1 BG-1206 MS62 PCGS #10951

MS62 Round 1872 Indian Dollar Rare BG-1206 Variety 1872 $1 Indian Round 1 Dollar, BG-1206, High R.6, MS62 PCGS. Beautiful peach-gold toning graces this flashy and attractive example. The strike is sharp except for the DOL in DOLLAR. Produced near the end of Period Two, at a time when the Secret Service began aggressively targeting the makers of California small denomination gold. Population: 2 in 62, 4 finer (9/11). (#10951)

1872 G$1 BG-1206 MS62 PCGS #10951

MS62 Round 1872 Indian Dollar Rare BG-1206 Variety 1872 $1 Indian Round 1 Dollar, BG-1206, High R.6, MS62 PCGS. Beautiful peach-gold toning graces this flashy and attractive example. The strike is sharp except for the DOL in DOLLAR. Produced near the end of Period Two, at a time when the Secret Service began aggressively targeting the makers of California small denomination gold. Population: 2 in 62, 4 finer (9/11). (#10951)

1872 G$1 BG-1207 MS63 PCGS #10952

1872 $1. Indian Round from Bowers & Merena Auctions in Baltimore December 6, 2003. Description is: An excellent coin for the grade that shows rich prooflike fields and normal color. The reverse is similar and does show a bit of haze and a few lines, but this one has the appearance of a higher grade. Sharply struck throughout and very pleasing for the grade. PCGS has graded 19 this high, with 6 higher as MS-64, and a single coin at the top as MS-65.

1872 $1 BG-1208 MS63 PCGS #10953

1872 $1 Indian Round (Token) Jay Roe Collection purchased at ANR Numismatics Rarities in Baltimore, MD November 30, 2004. The plate coin for the second edition of Breen-Gillio. Brilliant, honey-gold lustre on deeply mirrored surfaces. The only coin in the entire series of small denomination California gold that bears the word "TOKEN.

1879 $1 J-1626 PR64 PCGS #62004

From the New Millenium Collection

1883-O $1 MS64DMPL PCGS #97147

Purchased from Mika Visual II in February 2000.

1885 $1 MS63DMPL PCGS #97159

In rattler holder. Purchased from Robert Wojtas in Febuary 2000.

1794 1C Head of 1794 VF20BN PCGS #901374

Head of 1794. S-22. PCGS made the EAC proud by grading this properly tough!