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The Gypsy Collection - 23rd

Current Statistics
Rank

23
GPA with Top Bonuses

65.163
GPA Weighted

65.163
Complete

54.01%
Set Rating

23.669

About This Set:

The Gypsy Collection

Image Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Higher Comments
Liberty Cap Left Half Cent (1793) 1793 1/2C
Liberty Cap Rt Half Cent Lg Hd (1794) 1794 1/2C
Liberty Cap Rt Half Cent Sm Hd (1795-1797) 1/2C
Draped Bust Half Cent (1800-1808) 1063 1804 1/2C MS64BN 31 2 122182
CAC. A decent luster enlivens the original rich brown colors on this near gem. Details on Miss Liberty are exceptionally struck. POP 27/3. CAC 7. (9/12)
Classic Head Half Cent (1809-1836) 1165 1834 1/2C MS65BN 20 243837
CAC. A decent light glossy luster shows off beautiful even chocolate brown color.
Braided Hair Half Cent (1840-1857) 1231 1854 1/2C MS64+ RB 2 19 34494
CAC. Purchased as MS64RB- Non CAC.
Chain Cent (1793) 1793 Chain 1C
Wreath Cent (1793) 1793 Wreath 1C
Liberty Cap Cent, Beaded Border (1793) 1793 1C
Liberty Cap Cent, Dent. Border (1794-1796) 1C
Draped Bust Cent (1796-1807) 1C
Classic Head Cent (1808-1814) 1C
Coronet Head Cent (1816-1839) 37063 1835 1C MS66BN 1 20521
Braided Hair Cent (1839-1857) 1902 1853 1C MS65+ RB 1 12 77864
CAC. O-131, R.2. The obverse with die line above the LI of LIBERTY, the reverse with "Leaning 0" in the denomination. This is a gorgeous near-Gem that is ideal for the type collector seeking a high-end Bust half. The strike is solid, if a trifle incomplete on the highest design elements, and the luster is warm silver overall with gold and violet elements at the borders. Purchased as MS65 - Non CAC.
Flying Eagle Cent (1856-1858) 2020 1858 1C MS65 84 15 634101
CAC. You do not have to tilt this coin to see all its beautiful colors. Warm shades of violet/golden brown/amber blaze from both sides (on the image the coin may appear slightly speckled-it is not). Overall, the surfaces are extremely clean and radiate with an intense luster. Every detail is sharply struck and appears boldly. No matter how picky you are, this coins quality and color WILL impress you! Not an easy date to find in true problem free GEM. PCGS 51, NGC 71. PCGS has graded only 8 coins higher.
Indian Cent Cop Nic, No Shield (1859) 2052 1859 1C MS66 30 3 654
Indian Cent Cop Nic (1860-1864) 82265 1864 1C PR66CA 9 1 43087
CAC. A honey-gold and rose obverse with a solid gold reverse combined with a rare PR66 Cameo make this Indian head cent a beautiful coin. PCGS 5/1 (12/09) PCGS 6/1 (05/15) EX: Five Point Collection
Indian Cent Bronze (1864-1909) 2209 1901 1C MS67RB 3 56120431
CAC
Lincoln Cent, Wheat (1909-1958) 3380 1957 1C PR68RD 46 5263416
Lincoln Cent, Steel (1943) 2714 1943-D 1C MS67 2355 158 5877328
CAC
Lincoln Cent, Memorial (1959-1964) 93404 1964 1C PR67DC 185 720 77201510
Two Cents (1864-1873) 3584 1865 2C MS65RD 210 56 3246346
CAC
Three Cent Silver, Type 1 (1851-1853) 3666 1852 3CS MS65 220 131 615425
CAC. A strong luster shows off the surfaces and a gorgeous crescent of reddish gold/gold/green/navy colors-mostly on the obverse. All of the details are sharply struck. The eye appeal is fantastic!
Three Cent Silver, Type 2 (1854-1858) 3672 1856 3CS MS65 27 5 229133
CAC. The generous mintage of three cent silvers in 1856 was more than 1.45 million coins. The Gem level is the finest usually encountered, however. This MS65 Type Two specimen offers lovely hues of pink, gold, and lilac with excellent luster and eye appeal. Population: 21 in 65, 3 finer (7/10)
Three Cent Silver, Type 3 (1859-1873) 3680 1862 3CS MS66+ 6 20 61228
CAC. This Civil War Premium Gem has mildly prooflike fields and only a hint of tan toning. No marks are visible, and the strike is decidedly above average. PCGS has certified just 11 pieces finer (10/09).
Nickel Three Cents (1865-1889) 3778 1882 3CN PR67+ 4 7 6247
Shield Nickel, Rays (1866-1867) 83817 1866 5C PR67CA 3 6
Shield Nickel, No Rays (1867-1883) 83835 1880 5C PR67+ CA 4 1 259
3/1 (12/15)
Liberty Head Nickel, No "CENTS" (1883) 83878 1883 5C PR67CA 26 722
CAC. This stunning piece fully merits the Cameo label, with excellent field-device contrast over the lightly gold-kissed surfaces. A real beauty in hand. PCGS 11/0 (11/09) PCGS 13/0 (11/13) PCGS 18/0 (05/15)
Liberty Head Nickel (1883-1913) 93908 1910 5C PR67DC 1 1 741152
CAC. 1/0 (12/13) This example has bold design elements with pristine surfaces, deeply mirrored fields, highly lustrous devices, and only a hint of delicate champagne toning.
Buffalo Nickel, Type 1 (1913) 3988 1913 5C PR67+ 8 4 8525
CAC. Purchased as PR67. 3/3 (12/13). 7/4 (12/15)
Buffalo Nickel, Type 2 (1913-1938) 3994 1936 5C PR68 42 3 1517
Jefferson Nickel (1938-1964) 94196 1964 5C PR69DC 224 161414
Jefferson Nickel, Wartime (1942-1945) 84023 1944-D 5C MS67+ FS 50 4 37440
Bust Half Disme (1792) 1792 H10C
Flowing Hair Half Dime (1794-1795) H10C
Draped Bust Half Dime, Small Eagle (1796-1797) H10C
Draped Bust Half Dime, Large Eagle (1800-1805) H10C
Capped Bust Half Dime (1829-1837) 38710 1835 H10C MS66 1 20987
CAC. EX: Newman/Green. A moderate luster shows off rich original navy, purple, and gold colors that spread all over. A need sharp strike with full details.
Liberty Seated Half Dime, No Stars (1837-1838) 4311 1837 H10C MS66 31 5 4114
Liberty Seated Half Dime, No Drapery (1838-1840) 4321 1840 H10C MS65 19 26 109104
Pink, peach, and gold overtones are most prominent at the margins. An immensely lustrous Gem example from early in the Seated half dime series. Population: 17 in 65, 18 finer (12/10).
Liberty Seated Half Dime, Drapery (1840-1859) 4333 1844 H10C MS66 22 13 334203
CAC
Liberty Seated Half Dime, Arrows (1853-1855) 4358 1854 H10C MS66+ 1 1 1018
CAC. Some light die clashing (mint made) are on both sides. A booming luster shows the original colors of blue, gold, and green that swirl all over this awesome coin with an exceptional strike.
Liberty Seated Half Dime, Legend (1860-1873) 84446 1863 H10C PR65CA 9 9 10091014
Draped Bust Dime, Small Eagle (1796-1797) 10C
Draped Bust Dime, Large Eagle (1798-1807) 10C
Capped Bust Dime, Large Denticles (1809-1828) 10C
Capped Bust Dime, Small Denticles (1828-1837) 4526 1834 10C MS64 20 14 400244
CAC. JR-5, R.1. The 4 in the date shows the crossbar partially broken off, with a sharp pointed fragment still visible. On the reverse, the last A in AMERICA is joined to the C and to the arrowhead. The lustrous surfaces of this near-Gem display splashes of forest-green and lavender, more extensive and deeper on the obverse. This sharply struck piece has been well cared for. Population: 18 in 64, 11 finer (11/11).
Liberty Seated Dime, No Stars (1837-1838) 4561 1837 10C MS65 26 10 3818
CAC.The austere elegance of Christian Gobrecht's No Stars dime design--Liberty seated against a plain background on the obverse with date below, the reverse with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around a simple wreath with ONE / DIME inside--makes it one of the simplest but also one of the most classically beautiful 19th century coinage designs. This lustrous, softly frosted Gem offers great eye appeal thanks to broad strokes of blue, violet, green, gold, and orange patina that leave only a few windows of original silver. Population: 25 in 65, 7 finer (11/10)
Liberty Seated Dime, No Drapery (1838-1840) 4571 1839 10C MS65 14 21 7068
CAC. EX: Simpson. PCGS Secure. Fortin-101. The 39 are repunched with recutting on stars 5 and 6, The reverse has a short die crack below the R in AMERICA. This beautiful and bold Gem has frosty silver surfaces with delicate peripheral gold and blue toning on each side. Population: 13 in 65, 19 finer (8/10).
Liberty Seated Dime, Drapery (1840-1860) 4615 1857-O 10C MS65 14 12 256197
CAC. Large O. This sharply detailed gem offers vibrant mint luster with an attractive blue and gold patina. The eye appeal is outstanding. 12/10 (5/12) 13/10 (1/14)
Liberty Seated Dime, Arrows (1853-1855) 10C
Liberty Seated Dime, Legend (1860-1891) 4708 1891-S 10C MS66 10 2 1514676
CAC. Ex: Eliasberg. The obverse die is worn and the reverse die is crisp with evidence of a repunched mintmark. This splendid Premium Gem has attractive medium gold toning over frosty luster. Population: 7 in 66, 2 finer (8/10). Ex: Chapman Brothers (5/1900); J.M. Clapp; Clapp Estate; Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr.; Eliasberg Estate (Bowers and Merena, 5/1996), lot 1239.
Liberty Seated Dime, Legend, Arrows (1873-1874) 84770 1874 10C PR64CA 11 5 265175
CAC. Both sides are covered by deep, clear, clean (there are only a few light stray lines), and highly reflective mirrors. The contrast is vivid and there is NO toning anywhere. Miss Liberty and the details are boldly frosted and are fully struck.
Barber Dime (1892-1916) 4840 1906-O 10C MS66 19 10 22381132
CAC
Mercury Dime (1916-1945) 5029 1941 10C MS67FB 324 30 205822151
CAC
Roosevelt Dime (1946-1964) 95232 1957 10C PR67DC 26 62 2054811210
Twenty Cents (1875-1878) 5298 1875-S 20C MS63 435 763 11131835
Draped Bust Quarter, Small Eagle (1796) 1796 25C
Draped Bust Quarter, Large Eagle (1804-1807) 25C
Capped Bust Quarter, Large Size (1815-1828) 25C
Capped Bust Quarter, Small Size (1831-1838) 25C
Liberty Seated Quarter, No Drapery (1838-1840) 25C
Liberty Seated Quarter, No Motto (1840-1865) 85558 1862 25C PR64CA 7 7 1070692
CAC. An incredible Choice Cameo proof, this Seated Liberty quarter is fully brilliant with nary a trace of toning on either side. All of the design motifs are boldly detailed with frosty silver luster inside a mirrored frame. Population: 5 in 64 Cameo, 5 finer (8/10). - 6/6 (5/13)
Liberty Seated Quarter, Arr & Rays (1853) 25C
Liberty Seated Quarter, Arrows NM (1854-1855) 25C
Liberty Seated Quarter, With Motto (1866-1891) 5585 1884 25C PR66 26 11 1099651
CAC. An absolutely incredible Gem proof that has gorgeous gold, violet, and blue toning on each side. The devices are boldly defined and lustrous, with surrounding deep mirrored fields, creating excellent contrast. (Upgrade from PR65).
Liberty Seated Quarter, Motto, Arr (1873-1874) 25C
Barber Quarter (1892-1916) 5679 1893 25C PR66+ 1 22 2141028
CAC. The 1893 was considered an afterthought by many contemporary collectors, after the issuance of the first-year 1892. But the 1893 is equally well produced and makes a wonderful type coin. This piece appears to us to have enough frost over the devices to warrant a Cameo designation, but apparently PCGS disagreed. The centers are mostly untoned and the margins are accented with rich rose and cobalt-blue toning. Population: 1 in 66+, 18 finer (1/11)
Standing Liberty Quarter, Type 1 (1916-1917) 5707 1917 25C MS67FH 81 8 13016
CAC. Light gold toning, a needle-sharp strike, and dynamic cartwheel luster confirm the high grade of this exceptional Type One quarter. Nearly devoid of marks, and practically unobtainable any finer. Population: 60 in 67 Full Head, 2 finer (3/12).
Standing Liberty Quarter, Type 2 (1917-1930) 5779 1930 25C MS67FH 44 2 52666
CAC. Brightly lustrous with just a hint of lemon-gold patina on each side. This Superb Gem is silver-white elsewhere with great eye appeal. Excellent definition on Liberty's head with the lower rivets of the shield showing the only elements of softness.
Washington Quarter, Silver (1932-1964) 5981 1942 25C PR67+ 15 12 95112343
CAC
Flowing Hair Half Dollar (1794-1795) 50C
Draped Bust Half Dollar, Sm Eagle (1796-1797) 50C
Draped Bust Half Dollar, Lg Eagle (1801-1807) 50C
Capped Bust Half Dollar, Let Edge (1807-1836) 6144 1827 50C MS64+ 8 20 196683
(CAC) O-131, R.2. The obverse with die line above the LI of LIBERTY, the reverse with "Leaning 0" in the denomination. This is a gorgeous near-Gem that is ideal for the type collector seeking a high-end Bust half. The strike is solid, if a trifle incomplete on the highest design elements, and the luster is warm silver overall with gold and violet elements at the borders. Purchased as MS64.
Capped Bust Half Dollar, "50 CENTS" (1836-1837) 50C
Capped Bust Half Dollar, "HALF DOL." (1838-1839) 50C
Liberty Seated Half Dollar, No Drap (1839) 1839 50C
Liberty Seated Half Dollar, No Motto (1839-1866) 572096 1856-O 50C AU50 2 2 12157616
Liberty Seated Half Dollar, Arr & Ray (1853) 50C
Liberty Seated Half Dollar, NM, Arr (1854-1855) 50C
Liberty Seated Half Dollar, Motto (1866-1891) 6355 1877 50C MS65+ 3 28 62976
CAC. The luster highlights the killer ring of sea royal blue which opens into violet and fiery tangerine centers. Splashes of prooflike mirrors are vivid all over. Under the colors are a few OLD light marks, but nothing that's visible or detracting from the grade. Miss Liberty and the details are frosty and have full strikes.(Upgraded from MS65)
Liberty Seated Half Dollar, Mot, Arr (1873-1874) 86435 1874 50C PR64CA 24 8 278105
CAC. Razor-sharp definition is apparent on all design elements, and the frosty devices contrast boldly with the deeply mirrored fields. The surfaces are virtually pristine and display attractive champagne-gold and cobalt-blue toning, with the color strongest on the reverse rims. Population: 17 in 64 Cameo, 1 finer (9/11).
Barber Half Dollar (1892-1915) 6550 1903 50C PR64 67 68 50464489
The mirrors are super clean, have amazing clarity, are deep, and of course have super strong reflectivity. They do appear glass like. A wild mix of ORIGINAL blue/navy/purple/violet/gold colors swirls all over. Miss Liberty and the details are sharply struck and do stand out. The eye appeal is terrific!
Walking Liberty Half Dollar (1916-1947) 6642 1942 50C PR67+ 72 63 622322
Franklin Half Dollar (1948-1963) 86698 1957 50C PR68CA 202 1 9303517
Kennedy Half Dollar (1964) 6800 1964 50C PR68 3906 2182 57132618
Flowing Hair Dollar (1794-1795) $1
Bust Dollar, Small Eagle (1795-1798) $1
Bust Dollar, Large Eagle (1798-1804) $1
Liberty Seated Dollar, Gob NS Obv (1836) 1836 $1
Liberty Seated Dollar, Gob ST Obv (1838-1839) $1
Liberty Seated Dollar, No Motto (1840-1866) $1
Liberty Seated Dollar, With Motto (1866-1873) $1
Trade Dollar (1873-1885) 87058 1878 T$1 PR63CA 37 45 25663577
CAC. Patinated in vivid, iridescent shades of green, blue, and lavender, with deeply reflective fields beneath the toning. The boldly impressed devices ensure profound cameo contrast. Population: 31 in 63 Cameo, 25 finer (10/10).
Morgan Dollar (1878-1921) 7162 1885-O $1 MS66 2615 532 8435919153
Peace Dollar, High Relief (1921-1922) $1
Peace Dollar (1922-1935) 7363 1924 $1 MS65 3525 894 457419347
Gold Dollar, Type 1 (1849-1854) G$1
Gold Dollar, Type 2 (1854-1856) G$1
Gold Dollar, Type 3 (1856-1889) 7577 1876 G$1 MS66+ 2 2 751089
CAC. Orange-red and olive-green toning is beautiful, and the obverse appears immaculate.
Draped Bust $2 1/2, No Stars (1796) 1796 $2.50
Draped Bust $2 1/2, Stars (1796-1807) $2.50
Capped Bust $2 1/2, Large Bust (1808) 1808 $2.50
Capped Bust $2 1/2, Lg Dent. (1821-1827) $2.50
Capped Bust $2 1/2, Sm Dent. (1829-1834) $2.50
Classic Head $2 1/2 (1834-1839) $2.50
Liberty $2 1/2 (1840-1907) 7763 1852 $2.50 MS65 11 4 57323254
CAC. An intense luster shows off a subtle mix of brilliant yellow gold/orange gold colors.
Indian $2 1/2 (1908-1929) 7948 1915 $2.50 MS64+ 65 203 11264743
(P.65)
Indian Princess $3 (1854-1889) 8010 1888 $3 MS66+ 2 2 2341
CAC.
Flowing Hair Stella (1879-1880) 98057 1879 $4 PR64DC 11 17 108124
CAC
Coiled Hair Stella (1879-1880) $4
Draped Bust $5, Small Eagle (1795-1798) $5
Draped Bust $5, Large Eagle (1795-1807) 8088 1805 $5 MS62 52 58 342382
CAC. Breen-6444, BD-3, High R.5. A moderate mintage of 33,183 Capped Bust Right half eagles was achieved in 1805, with five different die marriages known to collectors today. The coin offered here is an example of the rare BD-3 variety, characterized by the imperfect 1 in the date, star 1 distant from the bust, and star 9 close to Y in LIBERTY. John Dannreuther estimates an initial mintage of 2,000-3,000 pieces for BD-3, with a surviving population of 35-45 examples. The present coin is an attractive example, with noticeably prooflike fields. Heavy clash marks can be seen in the right reverse field, with some adjustment marks in the center obverse. Sharply struck, with exquisite detail on the central devices, and only slight weakness on the peripheral stars. A few scattered field marks prevent an even higher grade. Population (all varieties): 44 in 62, 58 finer (11/11).
Capped Bust $5, Large Bust (1807-1812) 8108 1810 $5 MS63+ 3 38 6214
CAC. Purchased as MS63/CAC. State c/b. Die clashing is seen most notably at the top of the obverse above the cap. This common early gold type coin has an estimated survival of 500 to 750 pieces, out of an a total of 75,000 to 90,000 originally minted. Of course, the vast majority of those produced were melted from the date of issue through 1834, at which time gold coins became worth less than their intrinsic value. This is a lovely orange-gold example whose color is only interrupted by a spot of copper (from improper mixture of the gold/copper alloy in that area) over the eagle's eye. The devices are sharply struck throughout, and there are no obvious or detracting abrasions. (Upgrade from MS63) EX: Oliver Collection PCGS 1/35 (05/15)
Capped Bust $5, Sm Bust, Lg Sz (1813-1829) 8116 1813 $5 MS64 51 2 9314
CAC. BD-1, R.2. Bass-Dannreuther Die State b/b. The Capped Bust Left design was modified in 1813, with the bust and eagle restyled and the stars arranged in a continuous arc above the portrait, instead of the 7x6 arrangement of the previous design. A substantial mintage of 95,428 pieces was achieved, with only two die varieties known for the date. This coin represents the more available BD-1 variety, identified by the position of the first S in STATES over the right side of E in PLURIBUS. The BD-1 is the only readily available date and variety of this design type, making it a favorite choice of type collectors. The BD-1 probably accounted for 60,000-75,000 pieces of the reported mintage, with a surviving population of 450-650 examples in all grades. John Reich's secret signature star punch, with the notched outside point, was used on star 13. The obverse die was also used to strike the BD-2 variety of this date, but the BD-1 is the only use of the reverse die. As a date, 1813 half eagles have been avidly collected since the 1850s, with an example appearing in lot 187 of the A.C. Kline Sale (Moses Thomas & Sons, 6/1855). More recent sales include the appearance of the present coin in lot 5093 of the FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2011), which realized $48,875. The coin offered here is a spectacular near-Gem example, with pleasing yellow-gold surfaces and strong rose highlights at the peripheries. The design elements are sharply detailed, and vibrant mint luster beams on both sides. A few light adjustment marks appear on Liberty's cheek on close inspection, but they have little impact on the coin's extraordinary visual appeal. Population: 48 in 64, 3 finer (6/12). 48/4 (1/14)
Capped Bust $5, Sm Bust, Sm Sz (1829-1834) $5
Classic Head $5 (1834-1838) $5
Liberty $5, No Motto (1839-1866) $5
Liberty $5, With Motto (1866-1908) 8404 1901-S $5 MS66 67 11 503136
CAC. The 1901-S offers the twin appeals of the popular S mintmark and its status as probably the most common half eagle in high grades -- a status due as much to the large mintage as to the overall excellent production criteria. This remarkable Premium Gem displays those criteria in abundance, with a nearly full strike (save for a couple of obverse star centers), glorious luster, and attractive red-orange coloration. Abrasions are virtually absent. Population: 46 in 66, 2 finer (9/11).
Indian Head $5 (1908-1929) 8528 1914-D $5 MS64+ 21 20 5521154
CAC. PCGS Secure. The 1914-D half eagle, with a mintage of 247,000 coins, is a rare issue in higher grades, as the population data reveals. This highly lustrous and frosty example has brilliant honey-gold luster with pristine surfaces. Only two 1914s of any grade have received a Plus designation. Population: 2 in 64+, 14 finer (7/10).
Draped Bust $10, Small Eagle (1795-1797) $10
Draped Bust $10, Large Eagle (1797-1804) 8563 1800 $10 MS62 20 14 186224
CAC. BD-1, High R.3. Sole die pair for the year. Bass-Dannreuther Die State c/e, the obverse plainly cracked at LIBERTY and the reverse showing subtle clash marks from obverse dentils that are most obvious atop the first T of STATES. This state of the BD-1 1800 eagle illustrates one of the greatest challenges to determining how many of which coins were struck in the Mint's earliest years: the obverse die was taken out of service, a number of coins dated 1801 struck, and then returned to service to make more eagles, this MS62 example included. Thanks to the remarriage, the 1800 eagle is, in the aggregate, one of the more accessible early eagle issues, as it is merely scarce rather than rare like most of its peers. Taking die states into account, however, more specifically the split between coins struck in 1800 and those produced in 1801, the two periods when divided create a pair of more challenging and intriguing issues. It is possible that the coins struck in 1801 will be considered their own variety in the future, much as die states for half dollars sometimes are marked with an "a" or "b" suffix. Even should that never come to pass, the 1800 eagle remains a popular issue, particularly in high grades such as MS62. This piece has broad lemon-gold luster with just a hint of green and good interior detail. The reverse shows sizable adjustment marks at the lower eagle and the right-side clouds, but these are as-made and do not influence the technical grade. Wispy flaws in the obverse fields largely account for the grade. Population: 16 in 62, 13 finer (11/13). CAC: (4 with one 64 CACd) - 19/13 (01/15)
Liberty $10, No Mot, Cov. Ear (1838-1839) $10
Liberty $10, No Motto (1839-1866) $10
Liberty $10, With Motto (1866-1907) 98836 1896 $10 PR65+ DC 1 5 104444
CAC. While the official mintage of 78 proof 1896 ten dollar coins might suggest that the date is relatively available, circumstantial evidence suggests that that output was an overreach. Not only were mintages of proof eagles lower in the next two years (69 and 67 pieces, respectively), but the estimated survival of the 1896 ten dollar proofs is close to that of the 1897, with the 1898 pieces seeing a spike in the survival rate despite a slipping mintage. PCGS suggests that 35 to 45 specimens survive for the 1896 and 1897 dates, compared to "40 to 50 known" for the 1898 issue. The PCGS Population Report lists 25 certification events for the 1896 ten dollar proof, 16 with Cameo contrast and nine labeled Deep Cameo. (It should be remembered that the period from 1896 to 1898 was a high-water mark for the cameo effect in U.S. silver and gold proof coinage.) A majority of the coins are in the PR64 range; among Deep Cameo pieces, this is one of just two certified by PCGS with three numerically finer as Deep Cameo, all graded PR66 (2/12). Effectively black-and-gold contrast is on display with this Deep Cameo Gem, thanks to sharply struck, thickly frosted devices paired with fields that combine so-called "orange-peel" texture with a great overall mirror finish. A thin, curving blemish just off the bridge of Liberty's nose and a depression to the left of star 9 are the most reliable pedigree markers. (Upgrade from 65). PCGS 65DCAM 2/3 (02/12) PCGS 65+DCAM 1/15 (05/15)
Indian $10, Wire Edge (1907) 8850 1907 $10
Indian $10, Rolled Edge (1907) 1907 $10
Indian $10, No Motto (1907-1908) $10
Indian $10, With Motto (1908-1933) $10
Liberty $20, No Motto (1850-1866) 70000 1857-S $20 MS66 135 8 19314
CAC. Spiked Shield, Variety 20A. Ex: S.S. Central America. SSCA 2796. The Central America went from being an almost-forgotten maritime disaster to an oft-told treasure tale after the discovery of the wreck -- and the golden cargo within. This Premium Gem 1857-S double eagle was one of thousands packed tightly together on the ship and bound for New York with who-knows-what eventual fate when a hurricane sank the Central America. After more than a century and a quarter, this coin and its fellows changed collector understanding of the 1857-S double eagle forever. Despite being packed for shipping, riding through two rough oceans, sinking in a hurricane, and being raised from the ocean floor, this Premium Gem has come through hardly the worse for events (and obviously with no wear). Canary-gold luster, bright and pale, deepens slightly toward the rims. A tiny mark along Liberty's chin is well within the bounds of the grade. Offered alone (no box or paperwork), but this coin and its gold-insert holder carry their own credentials. From The Richard P. Ariagno, M.D. Collection
Liberty $20, "TWENTY D." (1866-1876) $20
Liberty $20, "TWENTY DOLLARS" (1877-1907) 9039 1901 $20 MS66 4 27631
CAC. Purchased as MS65/CAC, upgraded to MS66/CAC, this elegant Gem survivor from this turn-of-the-century issue is sharply struck with vibrantly lustrous wheat-gold and mint-green surfaces and marvelous visual appeal. The portrait is especially clean, with only a handful of minuscule luster grazes away from the focal points. PCGS 4/0 (5/15)
St. Gaudens $20, High Relief (1907) $20
St. Gaudens $20, No Motto (1907-1908) 99142 1908 $20 MS66 4609 937 92071265
CAC. Short Rays obverse. Part of a remarkable hoard of No Motto 1908 double eagles that was set aside until late 1999, when the coins were certified by PCGS and successfully marketed. This butter-gold Premium Gem is splendidly preserved and has pleasing eye appeal, as usual for the Wells Fargo pedigree.
St. Gaudens $20, Motto (1908-1933) 9180 1925 $20 MS66+ 19 7 578346
CAC. The surfaces of this high-end Premium Gem are virtually pristine with no distractions visible to the naked eye. The design elements are sharply detailed in most areas, though a little softness is evident on the Capitol and lower stars. The surfaces display vibrant mint luster with outstanding eye appeal. Population: 11 in 66+, 5 finer (5/11)

COMMENTS

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Ver nice type set!

Posted @ 12/3/2010 8:08 PM By Chrisrx

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Posted @ 11/17/2010 1:41 PM By jhd