Our Sunday Internet Auction #1028 offers a fantastic selection of 250 New Items, along with 50 Special No Reserve lots and 25 Vault Value items. Also featured in this week's sale is Part 1 of the Creole Collection. The Creole Collection is a fascinating 29-coin assortment of coins across the realm of U.S. numismatics with a focus on several high-end Branch Mint Gold coins. Included in this offering is a historically important 1861-D G$1 PCGS MS60, a lovely 1839-D 2 1/2 PCGS CAC MS62, and a scarce & desirable 1842-D 2 1/2 NGC/CAC AU55. These and other pedigreed and colorful examples make the Creole Collection a must see. View and bid before Auction #1028 closing on Sunday, September 2nd.
All lots will begin closing at 8pm EST on Sunday, September 2nd. Some of the more interesting highlights from this week's sale include:
- 1934-D 1c PCGS/CAC MS67+ RD
- 1804 25c PCGS/CAC F15 (OGH)
- 1874 25c PCGS MS66 (Arrows)
- 1911-S 25c PCGS MS67
- 1919-S 25c NGC/CAC MS67
- 1802 50c PCGS XF40
- 1892-O 50c PCGS/CAC MS64 (Micro O)
- 1938-D 50c NGC/CAC MS67+
- 1889-CC $1 PCGS AU53
- 1892-S $1 PCGS AU58
- 1892 $1 PCGS/CAC Proof 66
- 1849-D G$1 PCGS/CAC MS62
- 1854-D G$1 PCGS MS61 (Type 2) Ex: HW Bass Jr Collection
- 1859-D G$1 PCGS/CAC MS62
- 1861-D G$1 PCGS MS60
- 1839-D 2 1/2 PCGS/CAC MS62
- 1842-D 2 1/2 NGC/CAC AU55
- 1849-D 2 1/2 NGC AU58
- 1857-D 2 1/2 PCGS AU55
- 1851-D $5 PCGS AU55
- 1860-D $5 PCGS AU55 (Medium D)
- 1858 $10 PCGS MS61
- 1894-O $10 PCGS/CAC MS62
- 1932 $10 PCGS/CAC MS65+
- 1863 $20 NGC AU55
- 1870 $20 PCGS/CAC MS60
- 1893 Isabella 25c PCGS/CAC MS66+
Our first highlight is an 1839-D 2 1/2 PCGS/CAC MS62. A lovely example of this unusually well-struck Dahlonega issue with crisp surfaces and nice remaining luster. This coin has a satiny look with a light rose-gold patina, this first year of issue for the Dahlonega mint is very popular amongst Southern gold collectors.
This week's second highlight is an 1861-D G$1 PCGS MS60. For a variety of reasons, the 1861-D is considered to be the most important and desirable gold coin produced at the Dahlonega mint. It is the single rarest collectible gold dollar, and it is the only issue conclusively produced entirely by the Confederacy. It is an issue with multiple levels of demand, and it has been coveted by collectors long before there was an established rare date gold market. An estimated 65-75 are known in total, with around a dozen or so having claims to Uncirculated status. Some of these higher graded coins have been processed and are no longer original as a result. Many others are off the market in tightly held collections.
Our final highlight is an 1892-O 50c PCGS/CAC MS64 (Micro O). Barber half collectors know that the Micro O is the rarest widely-collected issue in the series. There are only a few dozen known in all grades and even low grade examples are really scarce and shouldn't be passed up.
Of course there are many other highlights, so be sure to browse all lots in this exciting new sale before it closes on Sunday, September 2nd.If you have any questions about coins in our auctions, or items for direct purchase, please call us at 800-776-0560, or send an email and we will get back to you immediately.
Thanks for browsing our inventory and participating in our auction!
The David Lawrence Numismatic Team