The Gypsy Collection Coin Album
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)
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).
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)
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).
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.
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)
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)
(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.
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)
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).
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!