1876 Sailor Head Pattern Dollar High R.7 NGC PR67RB

Extremely Rare

Judd-1465, Pollock-1616. A bill was passed by the House of Representatives in 1876, providing for the resumption of silver dollar coinage on a large scale. In response, Chief Engraver William Barber prepared a series of patterns for the prospective coinage, featuring different versions of his beautiful “Sailor Head” design. On August 11, 1876, Superintendent Pollock sent a specimen of Judd-1465 to Mint Director Henry Linderman for consideration as a possible design for the silver dollar. Linderman was enthusiastic, saying, “…altogether this Head of Liberty may be regarded as equal if not superior to any heretofore prepared at the Mint.” The sponsoring bill was defeated in the Senate, and silver dollar coinage was delayed until 1878, when the famous Morgan dollar design made its debut. Judd-1465 is a very rare issue, as USPatterns.com lists just six coins on their roster of known specimens. This is the single highest graded example by either NGC or PCGS!

Offered at $41,250 delivered

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1842 Large Date Liberty Eagle NGC MS61

Scarce, Flashy Unc.

Although the Guide Book mintage for the Large Date variety is multiples of its Small Date counterpart, the two issues are similarly priced, and approximately equal in rarity. This is the only MS61 to be graded by NGC and just two have been graded higher. The one we offer here is – and we’re about to play our broken record, once more – is lighter, as well as more lustrous and attractive than seen in our lackluster images. 

Offered at $13,800 delivered

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1908 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC PR68

1 of Only 2 So-Graded

With the new coinage designs of 1907 and 1908, the mint recognized these coins could not be produced by the conventional brilliant proofing method. Their solution was to sandblast the coins, producing a matte surface; a finish that had been applied to some mint medals for decades. However, the mint’s main customers for proofs were coin collectors, and collectors were generally not familiar with the matte proofing technique or appearance. The result was general dislike by the collecting community and dwindling sales for proof gold until the final year in 1915. There were 236 proof quarter eagles produced, and it is estimated that 100 to 120 pieces are extant today. The surfaces on this piece border on perfection. This is one of only two so-graded by NGC, with none higher.

Offered at $63,250 delivered

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1970 Costa Rica Gold 1000 Colones NGC PF 69 Ultra Cameo

Impressive large gold 1000 Colones from the nation of Costa Rica

Weighing in at an impressive 4.3124 ounces of fine gold, they are the gold bug’s delight.  Two proof coins are available, one graded by NGC and one raw, in a custom Capital Plastic holder.

Celebrate Central American Independence with a stunning pair – They are priced to sell here

Offered at $8,200 delivered (Based on gold spot of $1,725 and price is subject to change with gold values)

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1797 Draped Bust Half Dime NGC MS62

Rare, Mint State

Three distinct obverse design subtypes exist for the 1797 half dimes, featuring 13 stars, 15 stars, or 16 stars. This, the 15 Stars variety, has an arrangement of eight stars to the left and seven stars to the right. It is clearly the most plentiful of the three, and yet, only a few hundred examples survive in all grades, mostly well worn, damaged, or both. Only a few dozen Mint State examples are thought to exist. The NGC population is a mere 1 with 4 higher. When tilted just slightly under a light, this specimen is much lighter, as well as more colorful and lustrous than seen in our images.

Offered at $16,100 delivered

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1886 Liberty Nickel NGC MS67

Tied with One Other for Highest Graded

The 1886 Liberty nickel claims a small mintage of 3.3 million pieces and the issue is generally considered the second-rarest date of the series, just slightly behind the 1885. However, in high-grade condition, the 1886 is actually rarer than its 1885 counterpart. The one offered here is sharp and lustrous, not to mention (thankfully), an obvious business strike. This is one of just two so-graded by NGC, with none higher. For its part, PCGS has recognized three MS67’s with none higher, either.

Offered at $41,000 delivered

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1841-D Half Eagle NGC MS63

Highly Lustrous, Flashy

According to Doug Winter, from an original mintage of 29,392 pieces, the 1841-D Liberty half eagle is estimated to have a surviving population of approximately 150-175 specimens in all grades combined. These numbers are quite small in an absolute sense. However, in circulated grades, at least, this issue is actually one of the more available ones in the series, as the supply of many other dates is even smaller. A scratch in the right obverse field might be all that’s keeping this coin from a higher grade (and considerably higher value). In hand, it’s even more appealing looking than seen in our images. The NGC pop report shows just 3 at this grade, with 3 higher.

Offered at $21,950 delivered

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1851 Humbert $50 Variety Pair NGC MS61

Who Wants to Get “Slugged”?

To begin with, the importance of the 1851 $50 gold coins can scarcely be overemphasized. Ask any advanced collector of Territorial gold to name the most significant and memorable coinage design from the early California Gold Rush period, and the Humbert-U.S. Assay Office octagonal $50’s will likely be the first named. For many years, the 1851-52 Humbert-Assay Office fifties remained the only large octagonal gold coins struck under the auspices of the United States (in this case – provisional) Mint.  Although later, California private coiners struck round $50 coins. The importance of these coins is such that even well-circulated examples are bid up to high levels by enthusiasts eager to lay hands on these colorful mementos of the Wild West, the Gold Rush, and the famous “Forty-Niners” who rushed to seek their fortunes in the fields of gold in 1848-49.

Or buy the pair for $270,000

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Nero Gold and Silver Duo!

AD 54 – 68

Gold Aureus
NGC XF / Strike 4/5
Surface 4/5

Silver Hemidrachm
NGC AU /Strike 4/5
Surface 3/5

Nero’s Principate

Though normally associated with hedonistic excess and debauchery, Nero’s first years were actually a relatively peaceful time in the empire. Nero began his rule at the tender age of 17 with much promise – his mother Agrippina Jr. was regent at first, until he began to assert his independence the following year. With the government largely in the hands of capable administrators like Seneca and Burrus, Rome enjoyed peace and prosperity for the first five years of Nero’s reign. Things began to take a turn south for his reign, however, with his involvement in the murder of his mother in 59 and the subsequent shedding of his key advisors Seneca and Burrus in 62 AD. He also divorced and executed his wife Claudia Octavia in that fateful year. So, at the age of 25, Nero had reconstructed his life, shedding moderating influences on his activities – he was now able to pursue his interests in acting, carousing, various persecutions, chariot racing and random sexual adventures – in short, he was becoming the Nero we all know and love.

Probably most shocking to the populace, however, was the Great Fire of 64 AD, where it was thought that Nero had started it to clear out large portions of prime Rome real estate to build his ostentatious palace. With much of Rome destroyed and his grand palace usurping the dwindling financial resources of the empire, conspiracies began to form against the emperor. His stage antics, poetry readings and singing and dancing had never been particularly well received by the populace, anyway, who not only viewed his talents as marginal, but also saw them as not dignified for an emperor.

Nero embarked on a “Grand Tour” of Greece in AD 67, where he participated in the Pythian, Nemean and Olympic Games – as Vagi notes, Nero was declared victor in the latter, even though he fell out of his chariot mid-way through the race!

With Imperial finances stretched to the limit with Nero’s excesses, the populace finally had enough and forced Nero to flee to his country villa on the outskirts of Rome. On June 9 of 68, surrounded by hostile soldiers, Nero uttered the famous dictum, “what a great artist we are losing”, and died in a murder/suicide situation. Not long afterwards, Rome descended into civil war.

Always conscious of his artistic portrayals on the coinage, Nero took special efforts to ensure favorable images and favorite musical themes, such as him playing the lyre. The austere portraits of his predecessors gave way to naturalistic poses and a realism previously unseen

An Extremely Fine aureus and an AU hemidrachm are on offer here today, providing splendid examples of his portraiture and reflecting the high artistry of his coinage in general.

Offered at $9,550 delivered

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1907 No Motto Indian Eagles NGC/PCGS MS61

First Year

Saint-Gaudens’ initial design for the Indian eagle did not include the motto IN GOD WE TRUST, but the inscription was added in 1908, creating a popular two-year design type. The 1907 issue is the go-to No Motto type-coin for many collectors. And that makes perfect sense, as it’s a first- year-of-issue of a two-year type.

Offered at $1,180 delivered

We can offer NGC x 5; PCGS x 25

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