Our Sunday Internet Auction #1103 offers another selection from the D.L. Hansen Collection, as well as a scarce gem Buffalo Nickel, a rare proof Capped Bust Dime, a registry quality ultra gem proof Washington Quarter, a beautiful gem Barber Half, a scarce proof only Trade Dollar, a popular Carson City Morgan Dollar, a beautiful cameo proof $2.50 proof Liberty Gold, a better date $2,50 Indian Gold, a gorgeous $20 Liberty Gold, a Brother Jonathan Shipwreck $20 Liberty, and a scarce Panama-Pacific commemorative. In all, there’s a vast selection of over 350 New Items, featuring 62 coins from the D.L. Hansen Collection, 50 No Reserve lots and 30 Vault Value items.

We hope that you’ll enjoy viewing pieces that have once held a prominent spot in the Greatest Collection of U.S. Coins ever assembled, and we invite you to also become a part of numismatic history by purchasing coins from the D.L. Hansen Collection!

All lots will begin closing at 8pm EST on Sunday, February 9th. Some of the more interesting highlights from this week's sale include:

D.L. Hansen Collection Highlights

Our first highlight is a 1920-S 5c PCGS MS65. One of the many strike rarities in the Buffalo nickel series from the 1920s, most examples from this date were produced with absolutely terrible strikes that look like a partially melted candle. However, this exquisite gem is well-struck with beautiful golden highlights and astounding luster. A truly special coin that is destined for a high-end collection.

This week's second highlight is an 1829 10c NGC Proof 65. A gorgeous gem proof Capped Bust dime! Impressive, reflective fields display a full strike. Attractive golden-brown toning throughout with tints of plum, copper, peach, and blue brought out when light hits the mirrored fields.

The third highlight is a 1937 25c PCGS Proof 68. While the first year of issue of the Proof striking occurred in 1936 (the most famous of their series), the second-year issue of 1937 is also quite difficult, especially in such high grades. With a mintage of only 5,542 pieces, high-grade examples are rare, especially this nice. This PR68 coin is one of only five certified by PCGS with none numerically finer at that service.

Our fourth highlight coin is a 1909-S 50c PCGS/CAC MS66 ex: D.L. Hansen. A gorgeous gem example of this scarcer S-mint issue that has light blue and tangerine tints around the rim with beautiful white centers. The number one Hansen Collection registry set displays an MS67+ example for the date, tied for finest known with just one other piece.

This week’s fifth highlight is an 1882 Trade$ PCGS Proof 65 CAM ex: D.L. Hansen. Watery mirrored fields are highly reflective and beam with an intense flash when turned in the light. Details are frosty and sharply defined and the contrast is bold on both sides. Outstanding eye appeal. Proof-only date and a great type coin with a mintage of just 1,097 coins struck overall. The number one Hansen Collection set contains the finest known example for the date, a PR68+DCAM.

The sixth highlight is an 1893-CC $1 PCGS MS64. A popular, scarce Carson City Morgan dollar issue.

The seventh highlight coin is a 1904 2 1/2 PCGS Proof 66 CAM ex: D.L. Hansen. Wow! A deeply mirrored specimen with bright yellow-gold surfaces that contrast noticeably against frosty, sharply defined devices. Spectacular eye appeal! The Hansen Collection holds an MS66+CAM example for the date.

The eighth highlight is a 1914 $2 1/2 PCGS MS65 ex: D.L. Hansen. A lovely gem with attractive honey-gold surfaces and sharply struck design elements. An impressively preserved example from a mintage of just 240,000 coins. The second-scarcest date in the series behind the 1911-D. The Hansen Collection primary set contains an MS65+ example for the date.

Our ninth highlight is an 1850 $20 PCGS MS61 ex: AWA/D.L. Hansen. Radiant sunny gold surfaces glow with bright luster and powerfully struck design elements. Astonishing eye appeal for the grade. First collectible year of the Liberty double eagle type. Very popular issue. The Hansen Collection number one set possess an MS64 example for the date.

This week's tenth highlight is a Brother Jonathan Shipwreck: 1864-S $20 NGC MS62. This coin is a very tough Civil War era gold piece struck at the San Francisco mint. Recovered from the famous shipwreck, the Brother Jonathan.

Our final highlight is a 1915-S Panama-Pacific 50c PCGS MS67. Mintage of 27,134 coins issued in San Francisco to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal. Designed by Charles E. Barber (obverse) and George T. Morgan (reverse), this coin was the first commem to carry the motto IN GOD WE TRUST.

Of course there are many other highlights, so be sure to browse all lots in this exciting new sale before it closes on Sunday, February 9th.


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Thanks for browsing our inventory and participating in our auction!

Sincerely,
The David Lawrence Numismatic Team