Coins We Love - October 19

This week’s CWL is coming to you a day later than normal, and we apologize for the intrusion before your weekend! However, it’s been a busy week as always at DLRC and with the Baltimore show coming up next week, we’ve decided to bring more coins for sale than ever and have simply overwhelmed our capacity for a day or so. Sprinkle that in with watching the “Good Doctor” (thanks for letting us know about this Doogie Howser-like remake), we’ve been fairly captivated.

That being said, we hope that you enjoy our coins that we’re featuring this week. Next week we’ll have even more and hope to keep you entertained with a note from the Baltimore show. As for now, we leave you with a graphic so that you can find our table next week! As always, please email us at coins@davidlawrence.com if you have anything that you’d specifically like us to bring with us to the show and we’d be happy to do so! Thanks again for reading and we hope that you all have a wonderful weekend!

P.S. Go Vols! Beat Bama…

Sincerely,
John Brush and Your Friends at DLRC


Why we love it: An attractive example of this scarce and desirable type coin from the Draped Bust Gold Eagle series. This lustrous, relatively affordable example is well-struck for the issue and features nice remaining luster with the appropriate amount of bagmarks noticeable mostly in the field. An ever-popular issue amongst collectors, this piece comes from a low mintage of just 37,449 coins originally struck.

Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $30,500 with the CPG Value just above that at $31,500. This pretty, lustrous example of this scarce Draped Bust Eagle type coin is available in this week’s auction reserved lower than both price guides at just $26,500!

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Why we love it: A mostly blast white gem example of this ideal type coin for the Proof Barber Dime series. The frosty white devices complemented beautifully by pristine, flashy fields creates nice eye appeal. This Proof Barber Dime issue comes from an extremely low mintage of just 545 coins originally struck.

Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at an even $1,000 with the CPG coming in at $1,170! It is available for purchase via Make Offer for the low price of just $900! That is a solid $100 discount off the PCGS Price Guide Value for this frosty, white gem of this Proof Barber Dime!

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Why we love it: A lovely near-gem example of this popular design type that is technically a pattern issue. Examples from 1857 in this condition are actually scarcer than those of the more popular 1856. This fresh example displays lustrous, reflective fields with attractive, original surfaces. From an extremely low original mintage of just 485 coins struck, there are only 20 others graded finer by PCGS in which all are graded PR65 with a single Proof 66 Cameo!

Value: The PCGS Price Guide comes in at only $11,000 in this particular grade, which is grossly undervaluing the most recent auction records on this piece. With the last examples selling in advance of $14,000 in auction, this coin is clearly underestimated by the price guides. This CAC approved PR64 example is a lovely example of a scarce date that rarely comes available in any grade and possesses the surfaces and overall eye appeal of a true gem. It is available for purchase at the low price of just $13,250 via the Make Offer function!

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Why we love it: An unbelievably gorgeous Indian Gold Eagle issue, which makes for the perfect type coin. The eye appeal is of the highest quality imaginable as the coin is nearly perfect pristine and blemish-free and displays excessive amounts of luster. There is only one example of this issue graded finer at PCGS, which is the lone MS67 piece. For what it’s worth, we submitted this coin to CAC two times for review for the coveted sticker but were unfortunately left disappointed in our evaluation of the coin.

Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at an even $16,000 with the plus grade. It is available in this week’s auction reserved far below that estimate at just $12,850! That is over $3,000 off the PCGS Price Guide Value for this stunning, immaculate gem!

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Why we love it: A beautifully rainbow toned gem proof piece of the popular Twenty Cent denomination. The surfaces are pristine, and the eye appeal is perfect as the color from both sides of the coin includes gorgeous electric blue and magenta tints with light flashes of gold. From a low original mintage of just 1,260 coins struck, there are only 18 others graded finer by PCGS.

Value: A recent sale of the same date and grade combination brought $6,168.75 in auction, in which the PCGS Price Guide and CPG Value have the coin valued even higher at $8,500 and $7,690 respectively. It is available for purchase below not just both price guides but also this past sale at just $5,850 via Make Offer!

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Why we love it: A scarce, early Denver Mint Issue Walker that becomes especially rare in gem condition, this piece is extremely lustrous with a bright white center and gorgeous orange, red and golden rim tones on both sides. There are only four examples of this Walking Liberty Half Dollar issue graded finer at PCGS, which are both graded MS66.

Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $29,500 with the CPG Value coming in high at $31,300. This beautifully toned gem example of this better date early Walker is available for purchase via the Make Offer function for just $23,500!

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Why we love it: The 1900-O/CC is a popular mintmark variety in the Morgan Dollar series. This CAC approved gem example is gorgeous as it is heavily toned with string underlying luster that shines through. There is only one example of this Morgan Dollar issue graded finer at PCGS, which is a single MS67 piece.

Value: A recent sale this past May of the same date and grade brought $4,817.50 in auction, in which the PCGS Price Guide has the coin valued even higher at $5,500. It is available for purchase for the comparable and fair price just $5,000 via Make Offer!

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Why we love it: A scarce Civil War Era Double Eagle that becomes a true rarity in higher grades. This nice, original example displays a lustrous, crusty golden skin with no real signs of wear and few notable blemishes making the eye appeal perfect for the grade. From a low original mintage of just 204,235 coins struck, there are only 28 others graded finer by PCGS.

Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $20,000 in AU58 and at $22,500 in MS60. This CAC approved AU58 example is arguably under-graded as it possesses the lustrous surfaces and overall eye appeal of a Mint State coin. It is available for purchase at the reasonable price of just $20,500 via our Make Offer function!

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Why we love it: A scarce and popular first year of the Liberty Head design among Half Eagles, in which the head type is different from all subsequent years adding to the desirability. This example is especially lustrous and offers ideal yellow-gold coloring, which is combined with surprisingly few blemishes for the grade. From a low original mintage of just 118,143 coins struck, there are only 16 others graded finer by PCGS.

Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $11,000 with the CPG Value coming in a bit lower at $10,000. This gorgeous, flashy example of this rare first year of issue Liberty Half Eagle is available in this week’s auction reserved lower than both price guides at just $9,770!

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Why we love it: A popular issue commemorating the birth of Ulysses S. Grant minted for a single year with an additional 4,256 stuck with a star in the obverse filed above GRANT. This bright white gem example displays lustrous surfaces lacking any notable marks making for nice eye appeal. This Grant Commemorative issue comes from a low mintage of just 67,405 coins originally struck.

Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $500 with the CPG Value comparable at $552. This pretty, bright white gem example of this popular Commemorative issue is available for purchase via Make Offer for just $450!

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Why we love it: A slightly scarcer, early Half Cent Issue that is suitable as a surprisingly affordable type coin. This example features dark chocolate brown coloring with light even wear across its attractive, original surfaces. This piece comes from a lower mintage of just 476,000 coins originally struck.

Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $500 with the CPG Value slightly higher at $572. This affordable yet attractive example of this scarce, early Half Cent type coin is available for purchase through our Make Offer special for just $500!

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Why we love it: A perfect, bright red ultra-gem Lincoln Cent with incredibly strong, fully original luster. The eye appeal is stunning as this coin is simply blemish-free. This example of this Modern Lincoln Cent issue is tied for the finest known in existence graded by PCGS.

Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $775. It is available for purchase at the reasonable price of just $675 via Make Offer. That is $100 below the PCGS Price Guide value for this immaculate, blazing red ultra-gem Lincoln Cent!

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Why we love it: A flashy gem type coin from the Proof Shield Nickel series. The surfaces are stunning and beautifully pristine giving it pleasing eye appeal. This Proof Shield Nickel issue comes from an extremely low mintage of just 960 coins originally struck.

Value: The PCGS Price Guide has this coin valued at $950 with the CPG Value comparable at $942. This gorgeous, flashy gem example of this proof Shield Nickel type coin is available for purchase via the Make Offer function for just $800!

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