The greatest thing about this hobby and business is that you never know what comes next. Every day is different: Some feel productive, some do not. In the end, it is always an adventure, and 99% of the time, it’s a real blast. For the first time in a few weeks, it feels like several projects all fell into place at one time. We have four special auction events and collections lined up in the coming weeks, starting with next week’s Pioneer Gold Collection, moving on to the week after with the Tidewater Type Collection, a wide-ranging Type Set that we recently received from a collector. The two after are the Mutiny Bay Collection of Shipwreck Treasures, and finally a Dollar Set from Morgans to Silver Eagles.
On the other side of things, we’ve processed more purchases and packages in the past two weeks than we have in the past several months combined. We have multiple wide-ranging projects in the works, and things are simply moving!
With the break between coin shows (we’re home for over a month!), we can finally get things cleaned up in the DLRC World Headquarters again. Without further ado, we’ll leave you this week with some Coins that we think you should Love as well! Thanks again for sticking with us, and we look forward to hearing from you!
John Brush and Your Friends at DLRC
Why we love it: This better date San Francisco Mint Issue Lincoln Cent is tied for being the finest graded by PCGS. Especially scarce in red, gem condition, this stunning example features nearly perfect blazing red surfaces that are covered in booming luster.
Value: The Collector’s Price Guide lists this piece at $13,200 with the PCGS Price Guide at $12,000. Examples of this coin and grade consistently brought well over $20,000 just five years ago, but the population has risen by 2-3 coins and has now settled into what we think is a much better price range. It is available in this week’s auction with the reserve set at the fair and reasonable amount of $10,250, which we think is a great value for this scarce S-Mint.
Why we love it: A scarce Denver Mint Issue Mercury Dime that in gem full bands condition becomes even more desirable and hard to come by. This Registry-Quality gem example has surfaces that are simply blazing white with few blemishes and incredible amounts of luster. This better date Mercury Dime issue has only five other examples known to exist graded finer by PCGS with full bands.
Value: The PCGS Price Guide reflects a value of $18,500 with the CPG at $17,700. It is reserved at just $15,250 in this week’s auction! With only five examples graded finer, this stunning gem will surely go quick on our auction ending this Sunday.
Why we love it: This scarce ultra-gem proof Seated Quarter displays some of the most beautiful, captivating eye appeal you will ever see. Between its immaculate, blemish-free surfaces and gorgeous rainbow toning, this piece is truly one of a kind. The toning features stunning highlights of blue, rose and gold. This scarce proof Liberty Seated Quarter issue comes from a low mintage of just 1,355 coins struck in which it is tied for the finest graded by PCGS.
Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $18,500; however, it is available in this week’s auction with a reserve of just $11,500. This stunning rainbow toned piece is a great opportunity to own one of the prettiest coins that we’ve offered in some time!
Why we love it: An ultra-gem example of this popular, early issue 3-cent piece with nearly perfect, blemish-free surfaces. The obverse of the coin features lovely toning with beautiful lavender and blue hues along with a mostly bright white reverse. This immaculate Three-Cent Silver issue has only two other examples known to exist graded finer by PCGS.
Value: The PCGS Price Guide sits at $3,900, but this coin is available for purchase at the low price of just $2,900 via Make Offer. That is an entire $1,000 below the PCGS Price Guide value for this gorgeous nicely toned ultra-gem example of this 3-Cent Silver type coin!
Why we love it: A stunning gem example of this popular Liberty Gold Eagle type coin housed in an “Old Green Holder.” This coin features ideal, completely original yellow-gold coloring with plenty of blazing luster covering both sides. These beautiful characteristics along with its lack of marks gives this high-end MS65 example incredible eye appeal.
Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued rather conservatively $2,500, but nonetheless, the holder and quality of the coin is abnormal for the date. Available for just $2,450 via Make Offer this week, we love this value of a gem example of this popular generic Liberty Gold Eagle type coin!
Why we love it: A scarce and popular Red Book Large Cent variety from one of the final auctions of legendary numismatist, Catherine Bullowa. This gem example displays incredibly lustrous red-brown surfaces with few blemishes which makes for premium eye appeal. This popular, scarce Large Cent variety has only one other example graded finer by PCGS with the red-brown color designation and a single MS64 red is known.
Value: The PCGS Price Guide reflects a value of $5,500, but we have this coin reserved for just $4,800 in this week’s auction. This is a great opportunity to own a gem example of this popular variety in the braided hair Large Cent series with CAC approval!
Why we love it: A scarce and desirable gem type coin from the draped bust Half Cent series. This popular collector date example comes with pristine surfaces that features no detracting marks making for fantastic eye appeal. This scarce, early Half Cent issue features just barely a couple thousand survivors from its over 1-million-coin mintage in which this piece is tied for the finest known graded by PCGS with the brown color designation.
Value: The PCGS Price Guide sits at $24,000, but this lovely gem example tied for finest known is available in this week’s auction with the reserve set at the incredibly low amount of just $15,250.
Why we love it: This intriguing collector lot of three earlier, slightly better date Lincoln Cents features coins with blazing red lustrous gem surfaces. The eye appeal of this impressive set is stunning across the board as all the coins have truly pristine devices and fields that represent the assigned grade perfectly.
Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this lot valued at a combined $255. It is available for purchase at our CWL special of $225 via Make Offer, a solid $30 discount off the PCGS Price Guide value for this 3-coin lot of stunning gem Lincoln Cents! In fact, this is available at the Greysheet wholesale bid price as we’re trying to clean up some quantities of items in the vault, even if it is at wholesale pricing!
Why we love it: This offering went so quickly last week, we found another group that we put together to give others a chance at this great deal! An affordable and intriguing lot of five nearly perfect gem Buffalo Nickel type coins. All the coins display ideal luster, blemish-free surfaces and well-struck devices that feature sharp, clear detail giving them premium eye appeal. This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire these gorgeous final year of issue Buffalo Nickels for a reasonable price.
Value: The PCGS Price Guide values this lot of five coins at $350. The group is available for purchase at the low price of just $250 via Make Offer. That is a solid $100 discount off the PCGS Price Guide value for this fantastic set of five gem final year of issue Buffalo Nickels!
Why we love it: An affordable and intriguing lot of five near-gem Franklin Half Dollar type coins. All the coins display ideal luster, clear full bell lines, and well-struck devices that feature sharp detail giving them premium eye appeal.
Value: The PCGS Price Guide reflects a value of $250 for the combined lot. The group is available for just $185 via Make Offer. This is a great opportunity to obtain these attractive Franklin Halves for a reasonable price!
Why we love it: The 1882-S Morgan Dollar is a common date in one of the most popular series of U.S. coins. An affordable yet desirable date within the series that is quite popular among collectors in gem grades, this example displays lightly toned surfaces that feature few blemishes and incredibly strong luster.
Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $170 and is available via Make Offer for just $160. That is a fair $10 discount off the PCGS Price Guide value for this pretty gem example of this popular S-Mint Issue Morgan Dollar!
Until next time, thanks for stopping by and sharing some time with us to browse our Coins We Love.