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1852 3CS MS65 PCGS #3666

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!

1856 3CS MS65 PCGS #3672

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)

1862 3CS MS66+ PCGS #3680

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).

1835 H10C Large Date, Large 5C MS66 PCGS #38710

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.

1840 H10C No Drapery MS65 PCGS #4321

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).

1854 H10C Arrows MS66+ PCGS #4358

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.

1834 10C Large 4 MS64 PCGS #4526

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).

1837 10C No Stars, Large Date MS65 PCGS #4561

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)

1839 10C No Drapery MS65 PCGS #4571

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).

1857-O 10C MS65 PCGS #4615

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)

1891-S 10C MS66 PCGS #4708

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.

1874 10C Arrows PR64CAM PCGS #84770

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.

1862 25C PR64CAM PCGS #85558

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)

1893 25C PR66+ PCGS #5679

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)

1917 25C Type 1 MS67FH PCGS #5707

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).

1930 25C MS67FH PCGS #5779

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.

1827 50C Square Base 2 MS64+ PCGS #6144

(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.

1877 50C MS65+ PCGS #6355

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)

1874 50C Arrows PR64CAM PCGS #86435

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).

1903 50C PR64 PCGS #6550

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!

1878 T$1 Trade PR63CAM PCGS #87058

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).