Coins We Love - August 30
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As far as Coins that we Love this week, be sure to check out the Creole Collection. It features a handful of fascinating Charlotte and Dahlonega gold coins, combined with hundred of new coins from the ANA World's Fair of Money!
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Why we love it: A truly satiny example of this unusually well-struck Dahlonega issue with crisp, lustrous surfaces and a light rose-gold patina. This first year for the Dahlonega mint is popular amongst Southern gold collectors. It comes from a low mintage of just 13,674 coins struck in which there are only four others graded finer by PCGS.
Value: The most recent sale of this date and grade was in March in a Stacks Auction where this exact specimen sold for $44,650! The PCGS Price Guide sits at $55,000, but it is available in this week’s auction with reserve set at a fantastic value of just $43,500! In fact, this attractive, well-struck example of this rare Quarter Eagle from the Dahlonega Mint has already met the reserve.
Why we love it: A frosty, white ultra-gem example of this popular S-Mint Barber Quarter. The surfaces are pristine and covered with blazing luster, giving this nearly perfect piece high-quality eye appeal. This Barber Quarter comes from a mintage of just under a million coins struck and only four are graded finer across both grading services.
Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $7,000. It is available in this week’s auction with the reserve set reasonably at just $6,250! That is a solid $750 discount off the PCGS Price Guide value for this gorgeous blast white ultra-gem Barber Quarter!
Why we love it: An extremely popular issue due to the major-rarity silver dollar of the same date and the fact that the 1804 quarter itself is quite rare from a low mintage of just 6,738 coins. Surprisingly, it's much scarcer than the 1796 quarter as there are just over half as many surviving examples. This CAC approved piece comes completely original with even wear and overall attractive surfaces in an Old Green Label Holder.
Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $9,500 but is available in this week’s auction with the reserve set at just $9,000 even! With a $500 discount off the PCGS Price Guide value, this rare and highly desired early Draped Bust Quarter with CAC approval is sure to go quickly in our auction ending this Sunday!
Why we love it: A scarce and desirable Charlotte Mint Liberty Quarter Eagle with beautifully original surfaces and an attractive orange tint. There is the slightest amount of wear that is noticeable just above the ear, but otherwise it displays the appearance of an uncirculated coin. The significant remaining luster along with its nearly Mint State level eye appeal highlight this fantastic piece that is more attractive than even a few Mint State examples. This rare C-Mint Quarter Eagle comes from a low mintage of just 10,220 coins struck in which only two are graded finer by PCGS.
Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $14,500 in MS60, with a conservative $10,500 in AU58. With the scarcity of high-end CAC coins on the market today, the price point of just $11,750 via Make Offer is an excellent value for this rare Quarter Eagle from the popular Charlotte Mint.
Why we love it: A beautifully toned ultra-gem example of this scarce proof issue Morgan Dollar. This coin features nearly perfect proof surfaces that seem almost completely blemish-free. The coloring displayed here is captivating with its deeply toned obverse and even more stunning reverse featuring a blue-green on the periphery and light highlights of gold and magenta in the center. This Proof Morgan Dollar comes from an incredibly tiny mintage of just 1,039 coins struck in which there is only one other example graded finer by NGC.
Value: The PCGS Price Guide sits at $20,000, but it is available for purchase at the generously low price of just $14,000 via Make Offer! That is a sizable discount of $6,000 off the PCGS Price Guide value for this gorgeously toned ultra-gem proof Morgan Dollar even with CAC approval!
Why we love it: The Micro O is well-known among Barber Half Dollar collectors and numismatists as the rarest widely-collected issue in the entire series. There are only 85 Micro O’s estimated to exist with just four other examples graded finer by PCGS. This CAC approved example has true gem-like qualities and eye appeal with its white, lustrous surfaces and lack of detracting blemishes.
Value: The CPG Value of this coin is placed at $75,600. It is available in this week’s auction with the reserve set reasonably low at just $63,500! That is a generous discount of over $12,000 off the CPG Value for this blazing white near-gem example of the popular and rare Micro O Barber Half Dollar even with CAC approval!
Why we love it: The Farthing is the scarcest denomination of the Hibernia-Voce Populi issues, in which the Large Letters Variety offered here is the more collectible of the two letter punch sizes. This choice VF piece features light even wear and completely original coloring and surfaces giving it XF level eye appeal.
Value: The PCGS Price Guide sits at $2,250, but it is available for purchase at the reasonable price of just $2,000 via Make Offer. This is a great opportunity to own a unique piece of history!
Why we love it: This blazing red ultra-gem type coin for the Indian Cent series is of true registry-quality as it displays pristine surfaces nearly without any sign of blemishes. Vibrant red-orange surfaces that are covered in stunning luster make for perfect eye appeal. There are only two other examples of this issue in existence graded finer by PCGS that also possess the Red color designation.
Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $5,750. It is available for purchase at just $5,250 through our Make Offer function. That is a solid $500 discount off the PCGS Price Guide value for this blazing red ultra-gem example of this popular Indian Cent type coin!
Why we love it: A gorgeous, high-end MS62 example of this scarce Quarter Eagle from the popular Charlotte Mint. This coin displays lustrous surfaces with limited blemishes and a pretty, light orange tint. This Liberty Quarter Eagle piece comes from an extremely low mintage of just 7,295 coins struck, in which this example is tied for the finest known graded by PCGS.
Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $25,000 in MS62, in which there are zero examples graded finer at PCGS. This piece is available via Make Offer for $26,000. The rarity of the date and being tied for the finest known graded by PCGS is enough to call this a fair price. When you factor in its CAC approval, we find it to be an incredible value at just $1,000 over the PCGS Price Guide.
Why we love it: This lovely example of this scarce date, that becomes a true numismatic rarity at the Mint State level, displays both strong luster and unique proof-like surfaces. These characteristics along with a minimal number of blemishes compared to what is expected from your average MS61 give this piece nice eye appeal. This issue comes from an extremely low mintage of just 2,521 coins struck in which only around 50 approximately have survived, and this piece is the finest known graded by PCGS.
Value: This Liberty Gold Eagle defines the term “one of a kind” perfectly as it is just one of two examples of this extremely rare date graded at the Mint State level by PCGS. That incredible fact along with there being a survival estimate for the entire issue of only 52 coins makes the reserve amount of $60,350 in this week’s auction quite reasonable.
Why we love it: A much scarcer Commemorative issue that celebrates the 100th anniversary of statehood for Alabama. This near-gem example housed in an Old Green Label Holder displays light, pretty toning across the entire coin and strong luster. This piece comes from a low mintage of just 59,038 coins originally struck.
Value: The CPG value for this coin is set at $488 with the PCGS Price Guide just a bit lower at $425. It is available via Make Offer for only $375. With a discount of $50 off the PCGS Price Guide Value and over $100 off the CPG Value, that is a fair price for this near-gem example of this popular Commemorative!
Why we love it: A popular and desirable issue that commemorates the 200th anniversary of the famous frontiersman's birth. D-Mint and S-Mint issues were also minted in '37 with P, D and S-Mints also issued in '35, '36 and '38. This gem example mostly bright white surfaces with a light hue of gold and plenty of luster.
Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $240. It is available for purchase comparable to that number at $250 via Make Offer. That is a fair value for this stunning gem example as this commemorative issue offers high popularity and desirability!
Why we love it: A popular Hawaiian issue that displays mostly white, choice AU surfaces with no obvious signs of wear. That along with excessive amounts of remaining, original luster gives this coin ideal eye appeal for the grade. This Hawaiian Half Dollar comes from a moderately low mintage of just 700,000 coins originally struck.
Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $600. It is available for purchase at just $525 via Make Offer. That is a fair $75 discount off the PCGS Price Guide value for this affordable yet lustrous example of this popular Hawaiian Half Dollar!
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