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.
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.
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.
2002-W FirstStrike American Silver Eagle $1 PCGS MS70
2002-W FirstStrike Silver Eagle $1 PCGS MS70
This coin is graded a perfect MS70 by PCGS and is a First Strike. It has the Blue Flag label.
The obverse of the coin depicts Adolph A. Weinman's full-length figure of Liberty in stride, enveloped in folds of the flag, with her right hand extended and branches of laurel and oak in her left.
The reverse was designed by John Mercanti and shows a heraldic eagle with shield, an olive branch in the right talon and arrows in the left.
2015-W $100 Gold Liberty First Strike High Relief MS70 PCGS
2015-W $100 Gold Liberty First Strike High Relief MS70 PCGS
.9999 Fine Gold
2020-W American Silver Eagle v75 WWII NGC FR PF70 Ultra Cameo Mercanti Signed
First issued in 1986 the American Silver Eagle has become far and away the most collected modern silver coin in the World!
This 2020 W $1 Proof Silver Eagle was struck at the West Point Mint and features a special privy mark on the obverse to symbolize the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II!!
North Shore Galleries is proud to offer this 2020 W American Silver Eagle Certified by NGC as PF70 Ultra Cameo. This coin is hand signed by John Mercanti himself. This will be the last year the U.S. Mint is going to use John Mercanti’s design of the heraldic eagle on the reverse of the silver eagle. This will also be the last coin with John Mercanti’s reverse design including his signature. A must have for your John Mercanti Signed Silver Eagle Collection.
1986-S & 2020-W Silver Eagle Proof First & Last Year Proof PCGS PR70DCAM Signed by John Mercanti with Mahogany
1986 was the first year and 2020 will be the final year of the American Silver Eagle. To celebrate this end of the classic design era, we are offering this John Mercanti signed two-coin sets in a perfect Proof 70. An instant classic this 2 coin set includes both the 1986-S & 2020-W Silver Eagles graded by PCGS in a mahogany box!
The PCGS price guide shows the 1986-S PR70 signed by Mercanti trends at $1800 on its own!
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
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.
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.
1964 50 Cent Kennedy BU - 20 Pieces (Full Roll)
Year of Issue
12.5 Grams - g
2020-W $1 American Silver Eagle Congratulations Set - First Day of Issue
This is a Thomas Cleveland signed 2020-W $1 American Silver Eagle Congratulations SetPCGS PR70DCAMFirst Day of Issue, FUN Show
2002 Silver Eagle - First Strike - PCGS MS69
2002 Silver Eagle - First Strike - PCGS MS69
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1959 50 Cent Reverse Struck Thru Mint Error AU58
This is a 1959 50 Cent Reverse Struck Thru Mint Error AU58 NGC
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