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1876-CC Seated Liberty Quarter, Wide CC
Year: 1876CC
Condition: PCGS/CAC MS-64
Description: (SOLD June, 2014 for $2,200) 1876-CC Seated Liberty Quarter, Very Choice Uncirculated PCGS MS-64, in a brand new holder, with a fresh CAC sticker of approval. This is Briggs Reverse Die A, the Wide CC, noted as being the same Reverse die used with the phenomenally rare 1873-CC No Arrows coinage. This gives some indication of how long the "non-date side" dies remained in service. Rusted Obverse die, which appears to be Die 1, however the diagnostic die cracks do not seem to be evident. The Obverse is slightly prooflike, so this may in fact be a very early die state used just after the die was put back into production, presumably re-polished beforehand. Briggs does note that many of the Uncs of this date are found P/L. Other than than, just a nice fresh Type coin from the Centennial year of the United States! Attractive light toning overall, especially on the Reverse, with bright fresh luster that does not seem to have been severely affected by the rusted die. Although this is considered a "common date" by CC standards, not too many of these around in real terms, and only about 20 better than MS-64 at PCGS, one presumes with a healthy dose of resubmissions in that number.
Price: Price On Request
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1876-S Trade Dollar, Scarce Hub Combination, Micro S
Year: 1876S
Condition: Extremely Fine
Description: Struck from Type I/II Hubs, Micro S, Breen 5802. This hub combination is noted in Bower's Dollar text as often found chopmarked, which suggests most went straight to the Orient. Coins struck from the Type I/II combination are perhaps one in five of surviving 1876-S coins overall, the Micro S Reverse is scarcer still. Regardless, the coin stands on its own as a nice original Type coin. Guaranteed genuine of course.
Price: $315.00
Item Id #006935    See Details...
1877 Indian Cent, Key Date, PCGS Certified
Year: 1877
Condition: PCGS VF-25
Description: (SOLD June, 2014 for $1200) A nice Chocolate Brown example of the Key Date to the Indian Cent series in circulated grades. The only issue of any kind is a tiny rim bump at 10:00 of the Obverse, only visible due to the new PCGS "Three Prong" holder insert. If this was to broken out to place into an album, it would not show. I mainly submitted this coin due to the concerns of many buyers over authenticity. Like almost all coins of this date, it is a bit "soft" at the center of LIBERTY - this is the case with virtually every VF 1877 Indian Cent I have ever seen, and is a marker of authentication, along with the traditional low last "7" in the date. Coins with a complete LIBERTY will generally show it very boldly, and be graded EF. PCGS Price Guide value of $1,750 in VF-25, $1,650 in VF-20.
Price: Price On Request
Item Id #003148    See Details...
1877 Indian Cent, RARE Original EF/AU Coin
Year: 1877
Condition: PCGS EF-45
Description: (SOLD October, 2017 for $2,499) For a lower mintage coin, this date is not particularly well struck normally. In grades below Fine, the rims are often weak; in Fine to Very Fine, LIBERTY is often missing definition. A well struck EF is a very scarce coin, as those commonly lack diamond detail on the hair ribbon and often even a sharp LIBERTY. No problem with this coin which is a NICE natural, original coin that would grace any high grade circulated set of this series. The only extremely minor "defect" is a very old, very light scratch on the Reverse.
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Item Id #006018    See Details...
1877-CC Seated Liberty Quarter, Extremely Fine
Year: 1877CC
Condition: Extremely Fine
Description: A nice high end circulated example of this popular Carson City date, perfect as a Type example. Probably lightly cleaned a very long time ago (95% have been), however the color appears natural now and this should still certify.
Price: $205.00
Item Id #006867    See Details...
1877-S Seated Liberty Half, Sharp Original Type Coin
Year: 1877S
Condition: PCGS AU-55
Description: (SOLD for $275 March, 2015) A nice original Choice Almost Uncirculated example, popular as an example from San Francisco as it is relatively available - the next year, 1878, is a great rarity, likely due to the massive number of Morgan Dollars required to be made under the Bland-Allison Act. This example is from Reverse Hub Type Two.
Price: Price On Request
Item Id #004137    See Details...
1878 Morgan Dollar, 7 over 8 Tailfeathers, VAM 41A
Year: 1878
Condition: PCGS MS-62
Description: Slightly baggy as a majority of the 7/8 TF coins seem to be, but otherwise a nice bright coin. These commonly bring a premium as a PCGS attributed coin, because of the collectors chasing VAM registry sets.
Price: $159.00
Item Id #006722    See Details...
1878 Morgan Dollar, 8 Tailfeathers
Year: 1878
Condition: Uncirculated
Description: (SOLD May, 2016 - the listing left posted for the information value) A nice original example of the first Morgan Dollar Hub type, minted in the fairly limited numbers of 750,000 - 800,000 (stated mintage figures vary). The production ceased due to someone pointing out that the Eagle should have had only 7 tail feathers. A plethora of varieties exist - this coin has not been attributed to VAM number, for those who like a challenge. Otherwise, an original Uncirculated coin (MS-60 to 61), bright, original and problem free. While a bit scuffy as shown, a more than acceptable example of a true BU coin. Many of this date were never released at the time of minting, and spent nearly a Century in Treasury bags being moved multiple times between various storage facilities. As a result, they tend to come "baggy" and even certified MS-63's have more marks on them that you will see on a common dates such as 1881-S or 1884-O.
Price: Price On Request
Item Id #004949    See Details...
1878 Morgan Dollar, 8 Tailfeathers, Uncirculated
Year: 1878
Condition: Uncirculated (MS-60+)
Description: An original Uncirculated example of the first Morgan Dollar design struck. It was quickly noticed that all of the other Eagle's previously used on U. S. coinage only had seven tailfeathers - why this would have been that much of a concern is unknown (bad luck perhaps??). Either way, less than 700,000 of this design were struck, and due to the changeover to 7 TF, these were not released for circulation to any great extent. The result was many years of storage in bags, and being moved about, so the typical survivor is MS-63 or below. This coin shows the typical, light bagginess encountered, but is a solid BU coin - likely it would certify MS-61 or 62. They do tend to give this date a bit of a "mulligan". This is an example of VAM 17, with doubled Obverse and Reverse. LIBERTY is the most obvious doubling on the Obverse, however the Reverse is sharply doubled over many of the features. Scarce but not "rare" as defined in the VAM world - but no less interesting.
Price: $239.00
Item Id #006794    See Details...
1878 Seated Liberty Half Dollar, Scarce Date
Year: 1878
Condition: Fine to Very Fine
Description: A tougher date, at the beginning of the run of low mintage Philadelphia Mint coinage, due to most production being required to mint Morgan Dollars. The Reverse is actually a strong Choice VF; the Obverse appears to have been struck from an older die and the details are a bit lacking to make VF. Relatively tough to find in any grade. Lightly cleaned a long time ago, decent color now.
Price: $119.00
Item Id #006805    See Details...
1878 Seated Liberty Half Dollar, Scarce Date
Year: 1878
Condition: Very Fine+
Description: A tougher date and last of the relatively affordable business strike coinage, at least in lower grades. This was made at the beginning of the run of low mintage Philadelphia Mint coinage, due to most production being required to mint Morgan Dollars. An original coin, which is a bit unusual - most I run across have been cleaned.
Price: $149.00
Item Id #006557    See Details...
1878 Morgan Dollar, 7/8 Tailfeathers
Year: 1878
Condition: PCGS MS-64+
Description: (SOLD July, 2016 for $625) 7 Over 8 Tailfeathers, Strong, tips of five feathers showing. Due to the hurried nature of the re-hubbing of 8 Tailfeather Reverse dies, many 7 TF working dies produced showed from 3 to 7 portions of the underlying 8 tailfeather tips. While technically ALL 1878 Reverse of 1878 7TF dies are 7 over 8, the standard requires at least three feather tips showing to call a coin "7/8 TF". This is a bright original coin, with just a trace of light color at the rims from a long time spent in a "Capital" style single coin holder. During the mass bag releases of the 1960's, these were commonly mixed in with other 1878 types (7TF and 8TF, of all Reverse types), and rarely came "by the roll". Not a lot around in 64+, as this date tends to come "baggy" due to frequent moving of the bags during storage; PCGS Pop of 43, versus 1,700 in MS-64. True Gems will set you back about $2,500+. PCGS Price Guide value of $775.
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Item Id #004541    See Details...
1878 Seated Liberty Half, Scarce Date
Year: 1878
Condition: Fine
Description: A tougher date and last of the relatively affordable business strike coinage, at least in lower grades. This was made at the beginning of the run of low mintage Philadelphia Mint coinage, due to most production being required to mint Morgan Dollars. Out of a very old set, this was lightly cleaned at one point, but the color has largely recovered now. In my opinion, this would still certify if submitted.
Price: $124.00
Item Id #006103    See Details...
1878-CC Seated Liberty Quarter, Newly Discovered Die Pair
Year: 1878CC
Condition: Fine-12
Description: This coin was struck from a newly discovered die pairing. The Reverse die used was previously unknown for this date, most likely being a die reused from 1877. Submitted to SEGS as shown to be reviewed by Larry Briggs, who confirmed the new die pair. A minor mark or two as noted, but not what you would call a problem coin as it seems otherwise without issues. A slightly scarcer date to begin with, the fact that this die pairing has escaped prior notice for so long, even by the acknowledged experts in the series, places this as an important coin for the CC specialist. As value is relative, I have left this as POR - interested parties are free to make me a reasonable offer.
Price: Price On Request
Item Id #003907    See Details...
1878-CC Morgan Dollar, MS-64 Old PCGS Rattler, VERY PQ
Year: 1878CC
Condition: PCGS/CAC MS-64
Description: (SOLD March, 2017 for $700 - to a DEALER no less) An attractive example of the first year's issue from Carson City, in a PCGS First Generation "rattler". This is an excellent example of the incredible conservatism of PCGS when they started business, as at first glance this coin is a stone Gem, and would very possibly certify MS-65 if submitted raw. This explains why early PCGS slabs are scarce (same goes for NGC, ANACS and PCI generally), as many if not most have been cracked out for upgrading. I have a soft spot for these and while an upgrade is possible I chose to leave it in the current holder. As for the coin itself, it is a bright, fresh "gemmy" looking example of the first year's Carson City issue. The two "ticks" on Liberty's cheek are all that make me think this MIGHT as opposed to absolutely WILL upgrade. They are not as egregious when the coin is viewed in person, as they catch the reflected light when taking digital images. I am asking a premium for this coin, but not out of the realm of reason, as if it does upgrade, it is a $1,700 coin. I certainly had to pony up something extra to get it in the first place ...
Price: Price On Request
Item Id #005352    See Details...
1878-S Morgan Dollar, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1878S
Condition: MS-63+
Description: For those who prefer a "white" coin, this is a nice original Choice BU.
Price: $85.00
Item Id #005766    See Details...
1878-S Morgan Dollar, Choice Uncirculated, Interesting Color
Year: 1878S
Condition: PCGS MS-63
Description: A decent original Uncirculated example of this first year San Francisco issue, with old folder toning. More interesting on the Reverse, which shows a solid ring around the rim of light blue with red centers. The Obverse is a mishmash of similar colors, more colorful and with more blue in it that I could capture. The Reverse is not as dark either; I changed the contrast to try to reduce the "flare" from the lighting used. It always seems like the perfect angle to show the toning on a coin is the same that produces the most reflection in a slabbed coin!
Price: $105.00
Item Id #005588    See Details...
1878-S Morgan Dollar, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1878S
Condition: ANACS MS-63
Description: (SOLD July, 2016 for $125 - apparently, I was not the only one who liked this coin!) An attractive example of the first year San Francisco Mint Morgan Dollar coinage, in an old first gen ANACS mini-slab. VERY clean for "just" a 63, with booming luster and nice color - a good reason not to ignore coins in holders other than PCGS or NGC. Other than one light mark near Liberty's mouth, basically a Gem and would likely grade higher today if submitted.
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Item Id #005080    See Details...
1879 Shield Nickel, Choice Proof
Year: 1879
Condition: NGC PF-64
Description: (SOLD October, 2013 for $550 - listing left posted for its information value) A Choice example of the scarce 1879 date, usually seen as a Proof due to the low mintage of Business Strikes. This is an example of Fletcher Die F-04, which is a slightly Triple Punched Date; this shows on the "9". Oddly enough, many of the Proof examples seen of this date are of the so-called 1879/8 Overdate - the Overdate nature of this die is in dispute, but this particular die represents as many as half of the Proof coins seen, making a "non overdate" somewhat scarce. This is pretty much a typical Proof of the period, with the Reverse being a bit dull, while the Obverse is bright and shows some light Cameo contrast.
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Item Id #002891    See Details...
1879 Indian Cent, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1879
Condition: Choice Uncirculated
Description: A nice Brown Uncirculated example. The 1879 is right on the cusp of dates that are very difficult to locate in Uncirculated grades, 1878 and prior, and the commoner 1880's dates (not that any are really common). A few minor ticks would likely keep a certified grade to MS-62BN, but genuinely Unc. This still shows some signs of original color on the Reverse, with obvious luster and no spots or stains.
Price: $149.00
Item Id #006502    See Details...
1879 Indian Cent, Extremely Fine+, A Bit Tougher
Year: 1879
Condition: EF-45
Description: Probably Almost Uncirculated for actual wear after striking, but the Obverse die used was a bit mushy. Still shows considerable luster on the Reverse. A nice chocolate Brown example.
Price: $63.00
Item Id #006868    See Details...
1879 Indian Cent, Choice Uncirculated, Nice Color
Year: 1879
Condition: PCGS MS-63BN
Description: A classic example of the wide difference in what the grading services will classify as the color portion of a certified coin's grade. PCGS considered this a "Brown", same as the coin shown as #6686. However, the difference is manifest and obvious. This coin shows a flashy dark "burnt" orange around the rims, with darker centers showing a significant portion of blue. Exceptionally clean overall, this is basically a Gem BU coin other than the one tick on Liberty's cheek. Very attractive and I think worth a reasonable premium for the color and overall "cool" factor.
Price: $199.00
Item Id #006909    See Details...
1879-CC Morgan Dollar
Year: 1879CC
Condition: PCGS EF-40
Description: (SOLD September, 2016 for $900) Clear CC, a nice original coin which is becoming increasingly difficult to locate as such. Good detail and retains a significant amount of luster around the rims. As is commonly the case, I had a tough time getting an image of the coin that really showed it off in the certified holder, so I have also included a couple of images of the coin prior to certification.
Price: Price On Request
Item Id #004743    See Details...
1879-S Morgan Dollar, Choice Uncirculated, Looks Undergraded to Me!
Year: 1879S
Condition: PCGS MS-64
Description: Out of an original BU roll that was sold as an "investment" package back in the 1970's. All of the coins were submitted to PCGS, which was brutal on all of them! A totally "fresh" looking BU coin, with obviously P/L Obverse surfaces with Cameo contrast. The Reverse lacks P/L surfaces, so no nod from PCGS. Either way, a much nicer coin that the typical 64.
Price: $116.00
Item Id #006974    See Details...
1879-S Morgan Dollar, Rev. of 1878, RARE
Year: 1879S
Condition: PCGS MS-62
Description: (SOLD September, 2014 for $375) Modern research is starting to identify the true rarity of this variety. Currently it is believed that as few as 12,000 coins may have been struck with the Flat Chest/Parallel Arrow Feather Reverse (aka Reverse of 1878 or B2 Reverse). The vast majority of coins known to exist came from 3 to 4 bags of this date that were released out of the Redfield hoard, most heavily bagmarked, initially sold unknowingly as the more common Rev. of 1879. Another bag was turned up by a famous U. S. dealer in Dollars, a single BU roll was found in 1967, and more recently another single BU roll was purchased by an Oregon dealer that I know. Best estimates are maybe 7,000 Unc coins known today, and perhaps only 2,000 circ survivors, most oddly enough found originally in Montana. The present example is likely one of the LaVere Redfield coins, as it displays the numerous light bagmarks associated with his coins - he tended to toss bags of Dollars purchased at local banks into his basement through the coal chute, not to mention stacking boxes of canned fruit on top of them while being stored! Some signs of Prooflike surfaces, which would make sense given the limited number of coins struck, but not enough for a premium. The Reverse is relatively mark free and is typical of an MS-63/64 coin. Priced based upon my estimate of a true value for this seriously underrated coin.
Price: Price On Request
Item Id #003412    See Details...