Coins We Love - February 1

A lot of you ask about our company and what our goals are as a whole. We often struggle to answer this question, but we asked a friend of ours to help us make a video to describe what exactly is DLRC, and he did a pretty good job. We wanted to unveil the video this week to you. We'll have another introducing some of our team members as well in a few weeks, but we hope that you take a moment to watch this and let us know what you think!

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John Brush and Your Friends at DLRC


Why we love it: A popular and scarce New Orleans Mint issue with attractive, original surfaces. These surfaces are very original and have pretty, bright golden coloring with limited blemishes and nearly no wear. This piece came from a very low original mintage of just 24,000 coins, in which there are none graded higher with a CAC sticker.

Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $19,500, and the CPG Value is at $19,400. It is available in this week’s auction with the reserve set at a very reasonable amount of just $18,000. That is $1,500 under the PCGS Price Guide and a whole $1,400 below the CPG Value for this scarce New Orleans Mint issue gold piece even with CAC approval.

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Why we love it: A very popular, early Half Cent type coin that displays gorgeous surfaces and coloring. These very attractive surfaces have a lovely, even chocolate brown color with limited blemishes and little, even wear. This Half Cent is extremely high-end for the grade as it has near-perfect detail throughout, smooth, lustrous surfaces and outstanding eye appeal to go along with its CAC approval.

Value: The last example garnered $9400 in auction, all of the way back in 2016! The CPG Value is at $10,600 and it is available in this week’s auction with a reserve of just $9,850. A fantastic value on a truly choice example of this scarce and popular early half-cent!.

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Why we love it: This rare and very popular overdate Buffalo Nickel variety has evenly worn, original surfaces with a light haze of brown toning on the obverse. For its grade, this coin has surprisingly nice eye appeal with pretty, even grey-colored surfaces. This is a perfect XF example with the light wear and incredibly strong detail in the devices.

Value: With the Price Guide at $9,750 and the CPG Value at $10,000, this coin is available for purchase at the very low and fair amount of just $7,500 via Make Offer. That is $2,250 under the PCGS Price Guide and an entire $2,500 below the CPG Value for this very desirable, rare overdate.

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Why we love it: A very early, rare colonial issue with attractive, original surfaces that have clear, string details. The coloring is an intriguing grey and darker brown mix in the fields with a similar much lighter shade mix on the devices. Between the sharp, strong detail and unique coloring, it has very interesting and attractive eye appeal for the grade.

Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this rare colonial piece valued at $3,500. This early and scarce issue is available for purchase at a reasonable price of $3,150 via Make Offer. That is $350 below the PCGS Price Guide value for this very popular, rare colonial.

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Why we love it: This scarce and quite popular overdate Mercury Dime variety displays beautiful luster giving this coin incredible eye appeal. These lustrous surfaces are bright white with a pretty, subtle golden tint. This near-gem example has almost completely blemish-free surfaces. The coin was recognized by both PCGS and CAC for being such excessively high quality for the grade by the plus grade and CAC sticker respectively.

Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $12,500 and nearly triples in value in the next grade up. It is available in this week’s auction with the reserve set at a quite reasonable amount of just $13,750. That is $1,250 above the PCGS Price Guide for this popular overdate that has CAC approval for being so incredibly high-end for the assigned grade and would add nearly another $20,000 in value if it were just one grade higher.

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Why we love it: An impressively matched early proof set with all gorgeous, high-quality pieces, in which some are very nicely toned. All seven coins are no lower than gem condition and have stunning eye appeal with four of the coins approved by CAC. This fantastic 1879 proof set specifically consists of: 1c NGC/CAC PF65 RB, 1879 5c PF67, 1879/8 5c NGC/CAC PF66, 10c NGC/CAC PF65, 25c PF67, 50c NGC/CAC PF65, and T$1 PF65.

Value: The combined value of the seven coins from the PCGS Price Guide is just over $30,000. This incredible, early proof set is available for purchase at the shockingly low price of $16,000 via Make an Offer. That is nearly half the combined value of the PCGS Price Guide for this lovely toned, gorgeous, gem proof set.

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Why we love it: A gorgeous, nearly perfect ultra-gem example of this Eisenhower Dollar with stunning luster and blemish-free surfaces. The eye appeal of this extremely high-grade gem is beautiful with its great luster and blast white surfaces. This coin is tied for the finest known example in existence.

Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $3,250. This high-grade ultra-gem is available for purchase at a fair price of $3,000 through our Make Offer option. That is $250 under the PCGS price guide value for this example which is tied for the finest known.

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Why we love it: The 1815/2 is the rarest date coin in the entire regular issue Capped Bust Half Dollar series. This specific issue also happens to be the only existing variety from 1815 among Capped Bust Halves. This coin came from an original mintage of only 47,150, which also happens to be the lowest mintage in the series. This example has attractive, original surfaces with pretty coloring and even wear giving it very nice eye appeal for the grade.

Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $2,850. This extremely scarce issue is available for purchase at $2,700 via Make an Offer. That is $150 under the PCGS price guide value for the rarest and lowest mintage of all regular issue Capped Bust Half Dollars with CAC approval.

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Why we love it: A beautiful, lustrous Half Eagle that is an example of the closed 3 variety, much scarcer than the open 3 from the same date, making this issue very desirable. Its fantastic luster and gorgeous orange-gold coloring give this coin premium eye appeal. This piece came from a low, original mintage of only 49,280 coins, in which only eight others are graded finer by PCGS.

Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $4,950, and the CPG Value is at $5,000. It is available for purchase a very low and reasonable price of just $3,850 via Make Offer. That is $1,100 under the PCGS Price Guide and $1,150 below the CPG Value for this beautiful, scarce Liberty Head Half Eagle issue.

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Why we love it: This gorgeous gem key date Indian Cent displays pristine red surfaces, which are quite scarce and especially desirable for this issue. There are only three examples of this key date in existence graded finer by PCGS. This nearly perfect, blazing red example has plenty of luster and incredible eye appeal, which make it look very high-end for its assigned grade as it was approved with both a CAC Sticker and the Eagle Eye Photo Seal.

Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $18,500. It is available in this week’s auction with the reserve set at a very low amount of $16,750. That is $1,750 under the PCGS Price Guide value for this popular key date even with its incredible display of lustrous red surfaces, premium eye appeal and its approval from CAC and Eagle Eye.

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Why we love it: A popular and affordable type coin for the Capped Bust Half Dime series with very attractive toning consisting of gorgeous purple, green and gold highlights. The beautiful colors and lack of wear make this coin look high-end for the grade and give it great eye appeal.

Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $400. It is available for $440 via Make Offer. That is only $40 above the PCGS Price Guide for this seemingly under-graded, beautifully toned and popular type coin.

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Why we love it: This is an incredibly popular, early issue Bust Quarter with nice, original surfaces that are surprisingly attractive with its even coloring and wear. The details of this Bust Quarter are much clearer and sharper than you would normally expect to see on a coin in this grade. Between its originality and its high-quality attributes for the assigned grade, this example has great eye appeal.

Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $1,050 and the CPG Value is at $1,000. It is available for purchase at the quite low and very reasonable amount of just $875 via Make an Offer. That is $175 under the PCGS Price Guide and $125 below the CPG Value for this popular, early bust quarter.

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Until next time, thanks for stopping by and sharing some time with us to browse our Coins We Love.

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