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1842-O Seated Dime, Certified EF/AU, Very Scarce
Year: 1842O
Condition: PCGS EF-45
Description: (SOLD May, 2017 for $569, on ebay) An original example of this scarcer date in an older light blue label holder, with no problems. The price on this jumps considerably in AU. PCGS Price Guide value of $700, although that seems a bit high ... priced at about the level of an EF-40 value in the PCGS Price Guide.
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Item Id #004662    See Details...
1842-O Small Date Seated Liberty Quarter, RARE
Year: 1842O
Condition: Good
Description: (SOLD July, 2014 for $350) A VERY Scarce to Rare (R-5) variety, Good with a full rim. Original looking surfaces, however someone at one point apparently smoothed the Reverse rim as shown at 7:00 to 9:00, presumably to remove a rim bump (!!). This is unfortunate as this coin would easily otherwise be a $600 item. Absolutely guaranteed genuine. Out of an old time set, from when filling the hole was more critical than quality. Discounted appropriately for the damage based upon what similar pieces have brought at auction.
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Item Id #003727    See Details...
1844-O Seated Liberty Half, Original Unc, Repunched Date
Year: 1844O
Condition: NGC MS-62
Description: (SOLD for $1,725 March, 2015, the listing left posted for the information value) An original Uncirculated example of the WB-104 variety, with the last "4" in the date recut (repunched) noticeably South. As this is a particularly sharp impression, when viewed with a loupe of 15-20x, it can also be seen that the "8" was triple punched, and the second "4" also shows repunching. This suggests that this is actually a triple-punched die. While not as spectacular as WB-103, the 1844/844 Doubled Date, interesting nonetheless. Very scarce to rare in Unc grades - W-B rated this an R-7+. As for the coin, this shows the typically lightly hairlines surfaces of a low end Unc coin from the period, from being moved about in a bag or lot of coin and NOT a cleaning, as the luster is acceptable and the color is very nice (appears original). NGC Price Guide value $1,775 for the date
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Item Id #004277    See Details...
1845 Seated Liberty Half, Scarce Date
Year: 1845
Condition: PCGS/CAC EF-45
Description: (SOLD May, 2015 for $450) A original example of this scarce date, in my opinion showing AU-50 details. Likely netted down the 5 points by PCGS for some exceedingly minor marks. That is the nature of commercial "market" grading, which seeks to establish a market VALUE for a coin as distilled into a single number that someone can look up in the Greysheet, Trends Values or on an online guide somewhere. They forget that not all coins are equal, so not every "number" is worth the same. Certainly PQ for the assigned grade, as CAC had no issues with the coin. A very scarce date in this grade range, rated as an R-3+ in the standard text on the series. It also displays an interesting rim cud below the date, similar to that shown in W-B, a feature that is normally more associated with the Bust Half series. On the Reverse, several vertical stripe lines can be seen protruding below the shield point into the Eagle's feathers. This may be due to a manual re-cutting of the die to try to strengthen the lines as this die shows signs of a heavy clash with the Obverse, in the form of two "blobs" on top of the lines on the right side of the shield. The clash may also be responsible for the slight weakness in detail on the Eagle's right leg. This date consistently sells at auction well above the PCGS Price Guide value. From a small hoard that I recently purchased that has been off the coin market for probably three generations! All of these coins come with the original paper envelopes in which they were stored for many years.
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Item Id #004132    See Details...
1845 Seated Liberty Quarter, Briggs 3-C, 1845/5 Repunched Date, Very Scarce
Year: 1845
Condition: PCGS AU-50
Description: (SOLD October, 2016 for $400, to a dealer no less) A nice original AU example of this "common" early date - NONE of the early Seated Liberty Quarters are really at all common in better circulated grades, owing to heavy use in commerce and mass shipment of pre-1853 coinage overseas as bullion. This is a nice sharp example of the 1845/5 repunched (or re-cut if you prefer) date, unattributed on the label but very clear. Briggs Obverse 3, FS-301 from the "Cherrypicker's Guide", with the "flag" of an underdigit 5 showing clearly punched above the 5 in the date. The die crack at the date is also characteristic and should show even in lower grades to help identify this variety. VERY scarce at PCGS with only 10 graded in total, 4 in AU-50/53 and one sole MS-64 (plus 2 at NGC). The "Guide" shows this as having a 2.5x premium in this grade over the normal date - difficult to price as few trades are shown. An ANACS certified AU55 sold at auction for $460, and is being offered at $650/OBO currently (March, 2015)- with a best offer to date of $575, which helps give a reasonable estimate of potential value. For reference, the sole PCGS MS-64 is currently being offered at an eye-watering $5,300! I think that this coin might be the better deal for someone who likes the variety, and my price should give you some room to re-certify it with an attribution should you choose to do so.
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Item Id #004289    See Details...
1846 Seated Liberty Dollar,
Year: 1846
Condition: EF-45+
Description: It is my opinion that this could well certify as an AU if submitted, however as it is not already entombed in plastic, I will ere on the side of being conservative. Nice blue-gray surfaces with some red highlights, evident luster still remaining among the stars and lettering. This appears to be original, although perhaps it might have seen a very light cleaning sometime well over 50-75 years ago. For the purposes of the grading services, this would be considered a no problem coin, given how they treat this series. A very nice coin to serve as a Type example, guaranteed genuine of course. A further commentary: this is considered a common date, with a mintage of 110,600. Think about that for a second. With a mintage that would catapult most coins into the category of a Key Date, and a survival of perhaps less than 5,000 specimens in all grades, this is considered "common". PCGS alone has certified almost 8,000 "Key Date" 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cents in Uncirculated grades. Never mind NGC, ANACS, etc. and the tens of thousands of Circ coin out there. Yes, more people collect Cents than Dollars, in general, however Silver Dollars consistently rank in the top five collected coin Types. I would say that this makes the entire Seated Dollar series ridiculously undervalued - more than likely, this is due simply to the difficultly in finding a large number of the dates, making it hard to promote the series. Food for thought, if you are of a contrarian bent ...
Price: $710.00
Item Id #006934    See Details...
1846 Large Cent, Small Date, Closed 6
Year: 1846
Condition: Very Fine
Description: One of three major date logotype varieties for the year, identified by the slightly "drunken" looking 6 with the top serif drooping down to touch the bottom loop.
Price: $47.00
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1847 Seated Liberty Half, Sharp EF/AU Coin, RPD, Scarce
Year: 1847
Condition: PCGS EF-40
Description: (SOLD October, 2016 for $275, to a dealer no less) A interesting example of this scarcer date, considered very scarce (R-3) in EF/AU in the standard text on the series. This is an example of WB-104 (not noted on the holder), an RPD showing most clearly on the 7. This is an R-5 variety. Details perhaps closer to EF-45, presumably lightly cleaned at some point, this shows some nice toning from years spent in an album. More luster remains on the coin than I could capture here properly.
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Item Id #004902    See Details...
1847 Seated Liberty Half, Rare Uncirculated Example
Year: 1847
Condition: ANACS MS-61
Description: (SOLD for $999 March, 2015) A scarce date overall, this becomes rare in Unc; W-B rated it an R-6- overall. This also appears to be an example of WB-103 (R-7+ in Unc), a minor Repunched Date. The characteristic minor doubling and what I would call a small "lump" in the crotch of the "7" are evident, however W-B indicated that this variety is paired with a cracked Reverse die, which this does not show. If a WB-103, then it is an earlier, undescribed die pairing. This is very tough to price as relatively few coins exist and seldom trade in Unc. Many that go to auction are examples of the more popular WB-102 overdate, or are Proofs. The total PCGS/NGC population for MS-60 to 62 is 21 coins, with 20 in MS-63; undoubtedly some re-submissions are in there. I was unable to access the ANACS Pop report immediately. Suffice it to say, not a lot of coins around. You can also dispute the assigned grade, as I have always felt that coin in the AU-58 to MS-62 range require a lot of "interpolation", and are sometimes graded based upon their rarity - regardless, priced based upon my cost to acquire from a knowledgeable local collector, a customer of many years.
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Item Id #004200    See Details...
1848 Seated Liberty Quarter, Repunched Date
Year: 1848
Condition: Good+
Description: (SOLD, my regrets I have forgotten the price) Oddly enough, ALL known 1848 Quarters are repunched dates, however two different Obverse dies are known for this low mintage date! This is Briggs Obverse 1, all four digits of the date repunched, so called a "doubled date". Slightly scarcer than the other Obverse known, overall a somewhat scarce coin as a date (r-3+). This is a decent full rim Good+, but it does show a very old cleaning.
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Item Id #003868    See Details...
1848 Seated Liberty Quarter, Colorful
Year: 1848
Condition: VF-35
Description: (SOLD February, 2016 for $429, on ebay; the listing left posted for the information value) An interesting and attractive example of this scarce date, with symmetric "bullseye" toning. All survivors known are repunched dates, and they are sometimes listed as "1848/48". This is Briggs 1-A. Underrated as a date, one source suggests only 350 coins or so remain out of the mintage of 135,000. While I am not 100% convinced that the toning is fully natural, I believe the coin carries the day based on its own merits.
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Item Id #004791    See Details...
1848-O Seated Liberty Half, Original VF/EF
Year: 1848O
Condition: EF-40
Description: (SOLD December, 2014 for $300) This coin is easily the equivalent to a certified EF, and matches a number of PCGS EF-40's I looked at recently. A common date overall, but rarely this nice. It does show a couple of light marks from actual use, so I have accounted for this in the price. Oddly enough, this date carries a premium in Ch. VF to AU grades, even though considered common. The PCGS Population VF-20 to AU-50 is identical to the 1847-O, but this date carries a premium of $50-$100. I think that may make the also "common" 1847-O a sleeper.
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Item Id #003988    See Details...
1848-O Seated Liberty Half, Almost Uncirculated
Year: 1848O
Condition: Almost Uncirculated
Description: (SOLD October, 2016 for $435, on ebay) A sharp AU+ example, this appears to have been recovered from the ground at some point, but treated much more carefully than most such finds. NO heavy scrapes, cuts or dents, just the one small "ding" to the left of Liberty's nose. While I know that this has been cleaned, it shows a very light touch and there is nothing obvious - much of the luster remains and the detail matches at least an AU-53, more like a 55 on the Reverse. If submitted, it might even get through in a normal holder, but most likely at AU-50 or 53 as a "Net" grade, so not worth my time and effort. PCGS & NGC both tend to allow such coins into their holders at a stated grade "number" slightly lower than the actual surface preservation level, if they are deemed "marketplace acceptable". Current Greysheet value of $400 in AU-50, $450 in the PCGS Price Guide at AU-50, $550 in AU-53, both of which have NOT been adjusted for the current market, so you might want to take a shot at it ...
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Item Id #005111    See Details...
1849 Seated Liberty Half Dollar, Scarcer Date & Variety
Year: 1849
Condition: Choice Very Fine
Description: W-9 (WB-103), Repunched Date. A decent VF+ example of this "Gold Rush" date. Not rare but slightly underrated, always popular as all pre-1853 Halves are generally scarcer. A clearly repunched date, with strong remnants of an underlying "1" showing beneath that digit in the date (there is also repunching on the 8, a bit harder to see). An Early Die State, with only the very start of the diagnostic die cracks Wiley reports for this variety. His text on the 1840's Philadelphia Mint Halves reports that "all" of the specimens of W-9 seen have obvious die cracks, so this can be presumed to be quite scarce to rare as a die state. If submitted for certification, this would come back either VF-30 or 35; I would say the Obverse if a 35, the Reverse more like a 30.
Price: $199.00
Item Id #006970    See Details...
1849 Seated Liberty Half, Popular Gold Rush Date
Year: 1849
Condition: Choice VF+
Description: (SOLD December, 2014 for $150) A very nice problem free coin, and a popular date for Type due to the connection to the California Gold Rush that year. It is more likely that an 1849-O would have wound up in the Gold fields than a coin from Philly however. Regardless, VERY close to EF and would certainly certify as a VF-35. Few however look this original and "fresh"! From a small hoard of Seated Halves that I recently purchased that has been off the coin market for probably three generations! A number of coins from this group are being certified and will be listed upon their return. All of these coins come with the original paper envelopes in which they were stored for many years, as shown here - would that their prices be as cheap as they used to be!
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Item Id #003974    See Details...
1849 Seated Dime, Popular Gold Rush Date
Year: 1849
Condition: Choice Very Fine
Description: A solid VF+ example of this date, made popular by being the same year as the start of the California Gold Rush. Noted in Greer as being tough in better circulated grades (EF and better), this is close to the accepted standard as certified by PCGS/NGC. In my opinion by "old school" standards, VF-30 to 35.
Price: $65.00
Item Id #006592    See Details...
1851 Half Cent, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1851
Condition: PCGS/CAC MS63BN
Description: A nice problem free coin, with medium Brown glossy surfaces, that still show some obvious Red highlights around Liberty's head and among the stars & letters. Not the typical "mud Brown" coin that seems to commonly slip through at the MS-62 & 63 grades; 126 at PCGS + 108 at NGC in the grade, versus only 14 at CAC.
Price: $442.00
Item Id #006920    See Details...
1851 Three Cent Silver, Type 1, Uncirculated
Year: 1851
Condition: NGC/CAC MS-63
Description: (SOLD January, 2017 for $365) An original Choice Uncirculated example of the first year of the 3 Cent Silver coinage. Moderately toned as almost all original survivors are - any that are "white" should be viewed with suspicion. The Obverse shows a distinct die crack through the date, the first I have noticed in some time on these - this indicates that the die did not have long to live unless refinished (polished). In an older NGC "fatty" style holder, conservatively graded by the current standard, confirmed by the CAC sticker. Combined NGC/PCGS Pop of 586, but only 21 CAC'd! Allowing that this grade is somewhat less likely to be submitted, this still shows the amount of "questionable" material in commercial holders.
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Item Id #005649    See Details...
1851 Large Cent, Almost Uncirculated, Nice Type Coin
Year: 1851
Condition: Almost Uncirculated
Description: Problem free and original, a nice coin to represent the Type.
Price: $119.00
Item Id #006984    See Details...
1851-O Three Cent Silver, The Only Branch Mint Issue
Year: 1851O
Condition: Very Fine
Description: (SOLD - this listing is now in our Archive section, posted for the information value) A classic Type Coin, and the only Branch Mint issue of the Three Cent Silver series, or for that matter any of the "oddball" denominations. There is no specific reason that I know of for the one-year mintage in New Orleans. Perhaps the quantities coming out of Philadelphia 1852 onward took care of the need to make any more at that Mint. In any case, this is an issue beset by problems with quality - poor strikes and bad planchets are the norm, as is later numismatic abuse. It is rare to see one of these that has NOT been cleaned! This example is a pleasant exception, and one of the few apparently problem free mid-grade examples that I have seen (in the West anyway). Two tiny ticks on the margin of the shield are it, and I do not see them as serious, just worthy of mention to be accurate. I will guarantee this to grade VF-20 or above at any grading service.
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Item Id #003348    See Details...
1851-O Seated Half Dime, Choice AU, Nice Color
Year: 1851O
Condition: NGC/CAC AU-55
Description: A low certified population (13 NGC, 16 PCGS as of Dec. 2018), rare with a CAC sticker. Until recently, this was the ONLY such CAC'd coin (Dec. 2018 Pop = 2). Only 13 coins in higher grades with CAC, two AU-58 the rest Uncs. Well struck, attractive and original, this should easily cross to PCGS, should you desire to do so. Also, a scarcer date in better grades.
Price: $349.00
Item Id #004920    See Details...
1852 Large Cent, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1852
Condition: PCGS/CAC MS-64BN
Description: (SOLD August, 2014 for $500) Virtually problem free, chocolate brown Large Cent, and correctly graded as attested to by the fresh CAC sticker. The surfaces appear mark free to the naked eye, the grade being limited to a 64 mostly based upon the typical slightly weak strike on the Reverse wreath. Nicely lustrous, this still shows a considerable amount of the original planchet color. The only flaw that could be complained about is a small stain on the Reverse. An excellent example for Type.
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Item Id #003265    See Details...