1623 Netherland 1LD - America's First Silver Dollar NGC
This is a 1623 Netherland 1LD coin. Also know as America's First Silver Dollar. NGC certified.
1814 Capped Bust Dime, Large Date MS65
Large Date. Rose Blue Toning.
After two years of arguably needless conflict between the British and the United States that began in 1812, the two powers decided it was time for it to end by 1814. The infamous War of 1812 started from a few petty maneuvers by the British to spite the United States for being amicable toward France while the two were at war. Regardless of the reasoning, the war led to a few great loses on both sides of the ocean but helped establish the foundations for the U.S. as a serious power. By 1814 neither side had achieved their pre-war goals, so they had decided it was time to negotiate peace. Deliberations for peace began in Ghent, now known as modern day Belgium, in the middle of 1814. Of course both sides had their qualms, so true agreements were not officially reached nor signed until December 24, 1814. Furthermore, thanks to the lack of technology, some of the armies across the seas on the U.S. front had not heard of peace talks, so the fighting continued. It was at this point that the British decided to invade New Orleans and were met by the U.S. army led by future president Andrew Jackson. Their quick defeat inflated U.S. egos and unofficially ended the war before word had gotten across the Atlantic.
1837 LIBERTY SEATED H10C, NO STARS, LARGE DATE MS67
ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER.
ANTIQUE GOLD, STEEL-BLUE AND DEEP ROSE PATINA ANNOINT THE SURFACES OF THIS LUSTROUS HALF-DIME.
1837 witnessed the Battle of Lake Okeechobee against the Seminole Indians. The US forces led by General Zachary Taylor, totaled 1,100 men while the Seminole force was 400 warriors strong. Due mostly to the events of this battle that saw the US gain a strategic victory, future US president Zachary Taylor was given the nickname “Old Rough and Ready”. This 1837 half dime recalls an event that helped Taylor secure the presidency in 1849.
1839 D $2.5 Gold Classic Head NGC AU58
The 1839-D quarter eagle is generally seen in Very Fine and Extremely Fine grades. About Uncirculated examples are scarce but are more plentiful than once believed. This date is rare in the higher About Uncirculated grades and it is very rare in Mint State. Only one superb Uncirculated coin is known.
STRIKE: In comparison to the other mintmarked issues of this design, the 1839-D quarter eagle shows a relatively sharp strike. The obverse border is unusually broad and configured unlike any other Classic Head quarter eagle. The denticles are long and sharp and have a unique shape. The central details on the obverse are fairly bold, including the hair over the ear, which is mostly full. The stars are somewhat flat at the centers but sharp at the points. The strike on the reverse is not as full as on the obverse. The feathers are weak near the shield and on the left wing tip. The shield is fairly well detailed with the exception of the horizontal lines. The arrow shafts are weak and the heads of the arrows are somewhat faint.
SURFACES: Most 1839-D quarter eagles are noticeably abraded in the fields. It is not unusual for higher grade examples to display conspicuous marks or scratches. Mint-made planchet problems are not uncommon. All examples show light clashmarks within the ear of Liberty. The first star is repunched.
LUSTER: This date usually shows bright, frosty luster. Some have slightly subdued grainy luster.
COLORATION: Uncleaned, original 1839-D quarter eagles exhibit an attractive orange-gold color. Some show coppery overtones as well. It has become increasingly difficult to locate a piece with natural color as more and more are being cleaned or dipped.
EYE APPEAL: It is still possible to find an example with above-average eye appeal. This date comes better struck than other Classic Head issues (including some of the Philadelphia dates) and has nice luster and color.
PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS: The 1839-D quarter eagle is one of five one year only issues from the Dahlonega mint (the others are the 1855-D gold dollar, the 1854-D three dollar gold piece, the 1838-D half eagle and the 1839-D half eagle). This has always made it an immensely popular coin. The James Stack coin, now owned by a prominent western collector, is by far the best I have seen. It brought a then-remarkable $55,000 when auctioned in 1994.
DIE VARIETIES: Two varieties are known, employing one obverse and two reverses.
The obverse has the mintmark located below the bust and over the 3 in the date. The 3 is doubled inside the upper loop while the 9 touches the curl and is far from the denticles. The digit was improperly cut and it looks as if the date were 1839/8. This is incorrect and this has been improperly labeled as an “1839/8” overdate for many years.
All 1839-D quarter eagles have a wide gauge reading that distinguish them from their Philadelphia, Charlotte, and New Orleans counterparts.
Variety 1-A: The obverse is described above. The reverse is identifiable by a weak branch stem that extends over to the upright of the D in the denomination. This is the more common of the two varieties.
It is estimated that approximately 8,000 examples were struck using this reverse.
Variety 1-B: The obverse is the same as on Variety 1-A. The reverse is identifiable by a bold branch stem located entirely to the left of the D in the denomination. This reverse develops a crack that runs from the rim through the upright of the second T in STATES and through the field to the eagle’s head. A second crack runs through the base of the letters in UNITED and then out into the field to the right of the D in this word. A third crack can be seen from the tip of the left wing up into the denticles and the rim.
This is the rarer of the two varieties. It is estimated that approximately 5,500 were struck using this reverse.
1855 Kellogg $50 Commemorative Restrike PCGS
S.S. CENTRAL AMERICA 1855 KELLOGG $50 COMMEMORATIVE RESTRIKE PCGS GEM PROOF
Comes in California Historical Society Jewelry Box, with certificate. #4295
This is one of the most popular gold coins minted at any time in US history.
This is the SS Central America-California Historical Society’s example of the Kellogg $50 Territorial Gold coin of the United States. This is a beautiful gold coin minted from gold recovered from the SS Central America, struck in proof condition and weighing 2.5 Troy Ounces of .887 gold.
1861 Seated Liberty Half Dollar Shipwreck NGC
1861 Seated Liberty Half Dollar Shipwreck
SS Republic Half Dollar NGC
Comes with commemorative SS Republic - The Final Voyage book.
This 1861 Seated Liberty Half Dollar is from the SS Republic Shipwreck that crashed en route to New Orleans. Originally the Tennessee, the union ship was captured by the confederates and later sold to private interests after the war. The coins is uncirculated, but has salt water exposure. NGC certified genuine from the republic.
1871 Carson City $20 Liberty Head NGC AU55
1871-CC Liberty Head $20 NGC AU-55 designed by James B. Longacre.
The 1871-CC $20 is decidedly rare and it ranks as one of the most popular dates in the series. Among the Carson City $20's, it is second only to the legendary 1870-CC. Collectors will have a tough time finding an 1871-CC $20 in AU or better conditions. In Mint State, the 1871-CC is exceedingly rare. Of the three MInt State examples certified thus far (November 2018), the finest is the NGC MS64 from the former Battle Born Collection. That coin exceeds the next best example by a full four points.
After the famous 1870-CC, the 1871-CC is the rarest Double Eagle from the Carson City Mint. Compared to all other twenties, the 1871-CC ranks in the top 15% of the series in overall rarity and it is tied for first place in rarity according to average grade. Few dates in the series come generally worse than the 1871-CC. The 1871-CC is like the 1870-CC in that respect. Max Humbert tells me that in the 1960’s when he was regularly receiving rare gold coins from Europe via Paul Wittlin, he handled a borderline Unc. 1871-CC.That coin is by far the finest I have heard of and it may well be the finest known.
1873 Carson City $20 Liberty Head NGC AU55
1873-CC Liberty Head $20 NGC AU-55 designed by James B. Longacre.
David Akers knew of no Uncirculated examples of this date, but in the decades after his work, nearly a dozen Mint State specimens have entered the market. Most are baggy, low-end Uncs., but they are Mint State nonetheless. The best example is a PCGS MS63 that traded hands a few times in 2007-2009, but which appears to have found a good home. This particular example is also somewhat baggy, but it has strong luster and great, original "crust."
The 1873-CC is very similar in overall rarity to the 1872-CC. It is generally available only in well circulated condition, i.e. VF or EF. Reportedly a few uncs do exist but I do not known the present location of one.
1886 Hot-50 S$1 VAM-1C "3+2" Clash MS66
1886 Hot-50 S$1 VAM-1C "3+2" CLASH MS66 Lincoln Highway Hoard NGC
1900 Lafayette Commemorative Dollar NGC MA61
1900 S$1 Lafayette Silver Commemorative NGC MS-61 designed by Charles E. Barber.
The 1900-dated Lafayette silver dollar represents the first United States commemorative coin of that denomination and the only silver dollar commemorative to be minted until decades later in the 1980s. Interestingly, from an official viewpoint the “1900” designation appearing on the Lafayette dollar is not the official date of the coin. Indeed, apparently, the coin has no official date. In 1899 the Lafayette Memorial Commission sought to raise funds to erect in Paris in 1900 (in connection with the Universal Exposition to be held there) a statue of General Lafayette on horseback, to be sculpted by Paul Wayland Bartlett. This was to be a gift of the American people to honor the Frenchman who in 1777, when he was not quite 20 years old, risked his life and fortune when he paid for French troops to come with him to America to aid the colonists.
1905 Liberty Head 5C PR68
In 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt made an appeal to Congress which led to the formation of the United States Forest Service. The USFS was created to monitor the national forests across the country, five of which were also championed by Theodore Roosevelt, who is considered the first conservationist president. This 1905 nickel recalls the beginning of the only major national land agency that is not part of the Department of the Interior.
1921 Morgan Silver Dollar Denomination Starter Set
Our Morgan Silver Dollar Denomination Starter Set includes:
Three genuine Morgan silver dollars:
Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco
The 2021 Guide Book of United States Coins
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This special offer provides a great opportunity to new and seasoned collector alike to own a limited-edition mint set of one of the most sought-after silver coins ever produced by the U.S. Treasury. The set contains 3 genuine 1921 Morgan Dollars - one from each mint facility that produced during the special one-year minting.
1921 Morgan Silver Dollar Roll BU
Brilliant Uncirculated Roll of 20 1921 Morgan Silver Dollars
1929 $2.5 Indian Gem BU
The 1929 quarter eagle is the final date of the series and is considered somewhat underrated in terms of rarity. Philadelphia Mint coins from 1929 are usually found well-struck, and the luster is typically attractive and frosty.
The 1929 is also quite available through Choice Mint State, becoming much scarcer beyond that. MS-63 examples are very common and are often priced just above bullion value, while MS-64 coins command a slightly bigger premium. However, in Gem this is a considerable condition rarity, most resembling the 1909 or the 1915. Experts suggest that fewer than 500 pieces remain in Gem condition, though coins in grades above MS-65 are extremely rare. Perhaps just a dozen or two examples exist in MS-66 or MS-67, though the Superb Gem population is certainly in the single digits.
1929 Buffalo Nickel Roll
The 1929 Buffalo Nickel had a mintage of just 36,446,000. The composition of these coins is copper/nickel.
1929 Mecury Dime Roll
These 90% silver Mercury dimes were designed by A.A. Weinman, who also created the Liberty Walking half dollars of 1916-1947. The obverse features Liberty in a winged cap to symbolize freedom of thought. The reverse depicts a fasces against a branch in the background.
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1941-1945 Roll of 20 $10 Face 90% Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollars -Brilliant Uncirculated
On December 7, 1941 America was thrust into World War II following the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. For the next four years, everyday life across the country was dramatically altered. Food, gas and clothing were rationed. A postage stamp would have cost you 3 cents, a minimum-wage job paid 30 cents an hour, and -- when you could find it and had enough ration coupons -- gasoline was 19 cents a gallon. Money was tight. But jingling in people’s pockets and purses across the country was a big silver coin with real buying power: the Walking Liberty Half-Dollar!
Now considered to be one of the top three most beautiful U.S. coins ever made, the Walking Liberty Half-Dollar was the largest circulating 90% silver coin struck between 1941 and 1945. The classic American design is so beautiful – and so beloved – that the U.S. Mint chose it as the design for U.S. Silver Eagle struck annually since 1986. But following the anxious years of rationing and shortages during the 1940s, many of those war-era half dollars were melted for their precious silver or simply wore out in circulation. That means finding any quantity of these 1941-1945 Walking Liberty Half-Dollars today – 73 years after they last rolled off the presses – can be a challenge.
These are being offered for a limited time at "below wholesale pricing." Limited supply offered for week of Veteran's Day.
1952 PROOF FRANKLIN HALF DOLLAR - PCGS PR-65
1952 PROOF FRANKLIN HALF DOLLAR - PCGS PR-65
Rare Light Cameo Looking Coin!
Beautiful Uncirculated Condition from Unopened US MINT Box!
Uncirculated holder/case, directly from first original owner after PCGS grading!
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