As our days seem to run together and our weekends aren’t a lot different than our weekdays, it’s hard to believe another Thursday is upon us!

This week has been quite a bit busier at DLRC and I’ve yet to figure out why! We had our usual challenges that sometimes pop up (this time we had a server that decided to blow up), but thanks to Matthew Kavalek, our undercover Computer Genius, we were able to get that back up and running.
We’ve had some impressive responses to our new consignment specials, and we’ve seen a nice addition of packages start arriving at our doors. Suffice it to say that there are still plenty of new coins circulating. BUT we still need more. The auctions have been moving at an increased speed and coins are jumping off the shelves. We’ve sold a little bit of everything in the past week from our typical collector-type coins under $50 up to a rare 1868 Proof $10 and an exquisite Proof 1895 $1. So, things are certainly not quiet overall.

This week we have several fresh highlights ending in our auction, including the Southern City Three Cent Silver Collection which is a fantastic group of coins straight from a collector. Offered with No Reserve as part of our Guaranteed Auction Program, these coins are getting a lot of attention and doing quite well. Next week we have a fascinating array of Registry Quality Roosevelt Dimes as well. All in all, there’s always something new popping up and there’s always room for more!

If you’ve been thinking about selling, it’s a great time to save yourself a few dollars on the commissions and take advantage of the DLRC No Fee Guarantee. There are some great coins coming to market as collecting seems to be cool again (as Jason likes to say). All in all, we hope that you find something of interest this week and if there’s ANYTHING we can do for you, please let us know!

Numismatically Yours,
John Brush


Why we love it: This highly sought-after key wheat is always popular among collectors, and this is an enchanting example. Sharply struck, it certainly looks like a gem to us. The surfaces have plenty of original luster left with gentle clouds of brown and hints of deep blue on the reverse. With the bold doubling expected of the issue, this piece is not to be missed! Value: The NGC Price Guide puts this coin at $7,500, the PCGS Price Guide recommends $6,500, and the CPG suggests $5,000. We started the bidding at $5,000, ending this Sunday. The last MS64+ to sell was graded by PCGS and realized $5,875, so there’s certainly value to be found in this key date!
Why we love it: With only three graded finer, this full red stunner is a sight to behold. The fully lustrous surfaces are a deep golden-red across the sharp strike. CAC approved with incredibly clear fields; this one is not to be missed for the Indian Head Cent collector. A perfect fit for a registry set, this coin will be gone before you know it. Value: The PCGS Price Guide puts this piece at $13,500. We’re willing to let it go for just $11,500 via Make Offer. The last publicly auction MS66+ realized $11,750 in 2019, making this one a bargain. Act fast before someone else snaps it up first!

Why we love it: From a lower mintage of just 22,000 pieces, this gem is ablaze with color. With rich hues of lime, turquoise, gold, and hints of rose, this is a beautiful example of an underappreciated coin. Among the best of the surviving examples, only 15 are graded higher at PCGS. Value: The PCGS Price Guide suggests $6,000, and the CPG recommends $5,310. Offered as part of the Southern City Three Cent Silver Collection, this coin is part of a Guaranteed Auction Program (GAP) consignment and the coin is guaranteed to sell! The last MS66 example to sell at public auction realized $4,348 in March of 2020.
Why we love it: Not only was 1872 the last year that silver three cent pieces were struck for circulation, it also had the lowest mintage of the series at just 1,000 coins. This gorgeous MS64 is sharply struck with bright luster and tones of turquoise, violet, and deep gold. With only 12 graded higher, this beauty is destined for a high-quality collection. Value: The PCGS Price Guide suggests $6,500, and the CPG is at $8,120. Offered as part of the Southern City Three Cent Silver Collection, this coin is part of a Guaranteed Auction Program (GAP) consignment and is guaranteed to sell when the auction closes! We’re auctioning it with no reserve in Auction #1115 ending this Sunday. The last MS64 to sell at auction realized $5,434 in June of 2014, and the current bid for this one is still much lower. Don’t miss out!
Why we love it: Hard to find in gem condition or with a full head, this beauty is the best of both worlds. With bright luster that folds into shades of gold, a strong strike with crisp details, and clear, undisturbed fields, it’s an exceptional specimen. Value: The PCGS Price Guide suggests $12,750, and the CPG is at $12,200. We’re offering this one for just $11,000 via Make Offer. This example hasn’t appeared on the market since 2004, so it’s fresh and ready to find a new home.

Why we love it: A common commemorative in MS64 and lower, these coins did not survive in a high state of preservation, with this piece being an amazing exception. This MS67 has a population of 12 with just one finer. Nicely original with a subdued rainbow of tones, this example has frosty underlying luster and beautifully smooth surfaces. Value: The PCGS Price Guide recommends $17,000, and the CPG is at $13,300. We’re making this one available for $16,100 via Make Offer, significantly below the last auction sale of $18,000 in January 2019. A must-see for commemorative collectors!
Why we love it: With only an estimated 40 surviving pieces, all VF or lower, the 1829 curl base 2 is a popular and hard to find variety in the small size capped bust dime series. This example is entirely original and very pleasing for the grade with even, satisfying color and full outlines visible. The date is still crisp and CAC approval confirms that this one is strong for the grade. Value: The PCGS Price Guide puts this piece at $5,750, and the CPG recommends $5,620. We’re starting the auction at $5,250, ending this Sunday. These don’t come up for auction very often in any grade, and this one is a fantastic budget option for the capped bust dime collector.
Why we love it: A common date but not a common example, only one is graded higher at NGC with none finer at PCGS. The incredibly sharp strike is complemented by frosty white luster, no noticeable marks, and overall phenomenal eye appeal. It doesn’t get much better than this ultra-gem. Value: The NGC Price Guide puts this piece at $23,000, and the PCGS Price Guide suggests $30,000. We’ll do much better and are offering this one for just $9,000 via Make Offer, an absolute steal for such a beauty.

Why we love it: With only one graded finer at NGC and none at PCGS, this gem is a conditional rarity. A scarce date in the Standing Liberty series, this example is stunning with mottled tints of pale gold across the dazzling luster. Value: The NGC Price Guide and CPG both suggest $7,500, while the PCGS Price Guide is a bit lower at $6,500. We started the bidding for this item well below the price guides at $5,250, but you’ll want to act fast because that auction closes this Sunday! We haven’t had the opportunity to offer an example above MS66, making this quite a rare opportunity for a near-top pop piece.
Why we love it: As the rarest Carson City Mint Seated Liberty dollar, the 1873-CC is a highly sought-after key date. From an original mintage of just 2,300 pieces and only 200 or so surviving, this example is nicely problem-free with even wear and light surfaces. Outlines of the devices and all legends are still clearly visible, making this a strong example of a lower grade issue. When we purchased this coin, we graded the coin as VG8, and we still stand behind that when comparing to other recent coins of different dates that we’ve seen. Value: The PCGS Price Guide suggests $4,850, but the CPG put a G04 example at $10,600 and a VG8 at $12,700. Quite a discrepancy, but the CPG value is much more representative of market value in this case. We’re starting the bidding at $11,500 in auction ending this Sunday. The last G06 example as sold in 1999, so it’s been quite a while since a comparable piece appeared on the market.
Why we love it: Tied with four others for the finest known, this gem is bursting with luster and clean surfaces. Considered a semi-key date, this is one of few early San Francisco cents that can still be found in full red. Well-struck and an even orange red, this coin is certainly a stunning example that will be a perfect fit for a registry set. Value: The PCGS Price Guide suggests $27,500, and the CPG is at $30,200. We’re offering this top pop beauty for just $25,875 via Make Offer. The last public auction of an MS66 RD was in 2012, so it may be quite a while before another turns up in the market.

Why we love it: This beauty has exceptional eye appeal for the grade with bright, rich yellow-gold surfaces and no distracting marks across the smooth fields. Add in the sharp strike and CAC approval, and this example is phenomenal for the grade. Value: The PCGS Price Guide puts this coin at $35,000, and the CPG suggests $38,700. We’re starting the auction at $41,500, ending this Sunday. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a nicer MS62, and we think any specialists will realize how high-end this piece is.
Why we love it: The key date to a Mercury Dime set, the 1916-D is an issue always in high demand. This example is fantastic for the grade with fully struck devices and soft satiny luster. With no distracting marks and even white surfaces, this piece will surely become an immediate highlight of your Mercury Dime set. Value: The PCGS Price Guide puts this coin at $15,000, and the CPG suggests $14,500. We’re willing to undercut both and are offering this one for $12,250 via Make Offer. The last MS62 FB we had the pleasure of offering realized $13,486 in 2008, so don’t miss out on this one while it’s available!
Why we love it: The more common of the two Charlotte Mint Classic Head quarter eagles, the 1839-C is still one of the rarer issues of the series. Almost unheard of in mint state, this is a lovely low-AU example. With only light rub and plenty of detail, this will be an excellent addition to any set. Value: The PCGS Price Guide suggests $8,500, and the CPG is at $8,750. We’re offering it for just $7,750 via Make Offer. This piece is strong for the grade with good details and even color, perfect for an AU set.
Why we love it: A common date for Barber Halves, this beauty is an excellent fit for a type set. Covered in russet toning with hints of red and original white luster, this near gem is well struck with no distracting marks. Visually appealing and with plenty of luster, this will blend in well with any high-grade type set. Value: The PCGS Price Guide suggests $1,100, and the CPG is at $973. The current bid for this coin in auction is at $800, ending Sunday, May 10. This example last sold in February of 2018 for $1,140, so there’s still plenty of room for a great bargain.
Why we love it: Hard to find in gem condition, this beauty has an excellent strike not usually seen from an 1882-O. Dripping with luster and featuring sharp details and a crescent of russet toning, we’re positive it will fit in nicely with any high-grade Morgan set! Value: The PCGS Price Guide puts this piece at $1,250. We’re auctioning it with no reserve, and the current bid is at $625, ending this Sunday. The last public auction of an MS65+ was in October of 2019 and realized $780. Don’t let this one slip by!
Why we love it: This Turkish 100 Kurush is the only example graded at PCGS and offers incredible luster with an almost proof-like cameo reverse. Crisply struck with no distracting marks, this beauty is looking for the right collector to give it a new home. Value: We’re offering this lovely piece for just $400 via Make Offer. You’d be hard-pressed to find any top pop U.S. issue for anywhere near that price, making this a great opportunity to add some diversity to your collection with a stunning foreign gold issue.