This week at DLRC I was on vacation, well, in theory. When you have a job that you love and that is as fun as this one, you never really need or want a vacation. The annual week after school ends is our traditional week of vacation, so it’s been a nice break outside of the office. Next week I’ll send a picture of some numismatic tie-ins from the vacation. Of course, the office is still running (it actually seems to run better when I’m gone, maybe that’s a hint). New auctions are listing and many coins are both coming in and out. All in all, it’s great to be a part of a team that has worked together for so many years where things always run smoothly.
Numismatically, there’s not a lot to share, except for the highlights in this week’s auction and the fascinating Mutiny Bay Collection of Shipwreck Coins closing in next Sunday's auction. Click the banner below to view the highlights.
As for now, we’ll leave you with the following coins to enjoy and we hope that you find something of interest. Of course, if you have any questions regarding, buying, selling, or our auctions, don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call during our new extended office hours!
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Why we love it: The 3-Legged Variety is a scarce and very popular issue that is highly sought after by even non-Buffalo nickel collectors. This stunning gem features beautiful golden rim tints on the obverse with a light rainbow around the reverse rims. The strong underlying luster along with its well-struck, pristine surfaces makes for premium eye appeal. The fascinating part of this key date issue in this grade is that the missing leg features are exhibited much more clearly than on the lower grade pieces. It’s one of our favorite key dates in any series and this piece is in no way a disappointment!
Value: The CPG lists this piece at $30,700 with the PCGS Price Guide at $29,500. It is available in this week’s auction with the reserve set at the very fair and surprisingly low amount of just $20,500. An excellent value for this beautiful gem example of this very scarce and incredibly desirable Buffalo Nickel!
Why we love it: A very intriguing, complete set of absolutely stunning near-gem Indian Quarter Eagles. All the coins are CAC approved except for the 1912, 1914, 1915, 1927 and 1928 proving that most of the coins are truly high-end examples of their MS64 grade making for a strong possibility of a few upgrades. The entire set displays pristine, lustrous surfaces that feature well-struck devices and very few blemishes in the fields.
Value: This lovely, mostly CAC approved near-gem set of Indian Quarter Eagles is available in this week’s auction reserved very fairly at just $45,000. This is an incredible opportunity to acquire a fully complete set of this very popular and desirable series for a very reasonable price!
Why we love it: A very popular and scarce, early Half Cent type coin that displays very attractive surfaces and coloring. These surfaces have a lovely, even reddish-brown color with very little, even wear. This Half Cent is extremely high-end for the grade as it has near-perfect detail throughout and outstanding eye appeal to go along with its CAC approval. This Liberty Cap Half Cent Issue comes from a very low, original mintage of just 81,600 coins struck.
Value: The CPG lists this piece with a very accurate value of $6,760 with the PCGS Price Guide at $5,850 in XF45 but at $10,500 in AU50. This incredibly high-end, CAC approved example is available for purchase at the fair and very reasonable price of just $6,900 via Make an Offer! This coin truly has the look and attributes of an AU coin in which it is certainly deserving of an upgrade.
Why we love it: A gorgeous example of this scarce and very desirable two-year type coin, of which the 1795 is the more affordable issue. This example displays lovely eye appeal which comes mostly from its beautiful rainbow reverse toning There were approximately just 86,416 examples struck of this historic coin in which very few have survived.
Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $8,600. It is available for purchase at the very reasonable price of just $7,750 via Make an Offer! That is a very solid $850 discount off the PCGS Price Guide value for this very pretty rainbow toned example of this very popular and rare Half Dime type coin!
Why we love it: A much more affordable yet still very attractive example of this rare and very desirable Gobrecht Dollar. This example displays light, even wear, very few detracting blemishes and very pretty toning that gives it very nice eye appeal for the grade. This Famous Gobrecht Dollar Issue comes from an incredibly low, original mintage of just 1,000 coins struck in which the survival estimate is barely half.
Value: The Gobrecht Dollar is famous highly desired numismatic rarity in any grade in which this example is CAC approved for its original beauty that makes it seem arguably under-graded. At just $17,500 this a very exciting opportunity to add this historic piece to a very high-end collection for a very affordable price that these are normally not seen at.
Why we love it: A famous, highly desired key date whose rarity and popularity transcends the Mercury Dime series. An unusual grade as the bands typically wear down below the uncirculated grade level, but a fascinating piece as the bands are truly full! This example is high-end for the assigned grade as it features incredibly minimal signs of wear, gorgeous remaining luster and most importantly the very clear Full Bands which increases the value and desirability tremendously. This very popular and rare issue comes from a smaller, original mintage of just 264,000 coins struck making it the lowest in the entire series.
Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $12,500. It is available in this week’s auction with the reserve set at the very reasonable amount of just $10,750. That is an entire $1,750 below the PCGS Price Guide value for this very attractive, circulated Full Bands example of this famous key date Mercury Dime!
Why we love it: A stunning, nicely toned example of this extremely scarce and popular San Francisco Mint Issue Barber Quarter. The surfaces are immaculate as they feature no detracting marks, pretty, light toning and very strong luster. These characteristics give this CAC approved gem absolutely perfect eye appeal. This Scarce Barber Quarter Issue comes from a much lower, original mintage of just 264,000 coins struck in which there is only 1 other example in existence graded finer by PCGS.
Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $9,500. It is available in this week’s auction with the reserve set at the very fair and reasonable amount of just $8,740. That is a very solid $760 discount off the PCGS Price Guide value for this high-end gem example of this much better date S-Mint Barber Quarter even with CAC Approval!
Why we love it: A lightly toned, lustrous gem example of this later date issue Buffalo Nickel. This coin features very subtle golden tints throughout with strong luster and very well-struck devices that are nearly completely blemish-free. The eye appeal of this affordable gem is outstanding. This Buffalo Nickel Issue has only 21 other examples in existence graded finer by PCGS.
Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $575. It is available for purchase at the very reasonable price of just $450 via Make an Offer! That is a solid $125 discount off the PCGS Price Guide value for this lovely gem example of this popular Buffalo Nickel type coin!
Why we love it: A very intriguing lot of 5 absolutely stunning, lustrous gem Full Band Mercury Dime type coins. All the coins display pristine, blast white gem surfaces that feature nearly no detracting marks, clearly separated Bands and very strong luster. Incredible luster and very high-quality eye appeal is consistent with every coin in the lot.
Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this lot of 5 coins valued at a combined $300. The group is available for purchase at the very fair and quite low price of just $190 via Make an Offer! That is a very solid $110 discount off the combined PCGS Price Guide value for this fantastic set of 5 gem Mercury Dimes!
Why we love it: This gorgeous replica marks the centenary anniversary of the renaissance of American coinage designs, specifically in this case the famous and very desirable Standing Liberty Quarter series. This perfect modern commemorative issue was struck in .9999 fine 24-karat gold and is housed in a First Strike Holder.
Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $610. It is available for purchase at the very fair and reasonable price of just $525 via Make an Offer! That is a solid $85 discount off the PCGS Price Guide value for this stunning issue commemorating a very famous and desirable series in numismatic history!
Why we love it: A gorgeous, lustrous example of this Franklin Half Dollar Issue that is especially scarce in gem condition. This lovely gem displays booming luster and pristine, mostly white well-struck surfaces that feature a light tint of golden toning. Between the lack of blemishes and incredible luster and eye appeal, this coin truly represents the grade well. Tied for the finest known graded by PCGS without Full Bell Lines!
Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $600. It is available for purchase at the reasonable price of just $550 via Make an Offer! That is a solid $50 discount off the PCGS Price Guide value for this beautiful gem example of this better date Franklin Half Dollar which is tied for the finest graded by PCGS!
Until next time, thanks for stopping by and sharing some time with us to browse our Coins We Love.