As is normal for your multi-consignor session, it’s lots of intriguing lots.
An 1894-O Barber half dollar graded Mint State 67 Prooflike by Professional Coin Grading Service and awarded a green decal by Accredited Acceptance Corp. is a enigmatic special issue in the New Orleans Mint. All these have sometimes been known as Proof or Specimen strikes, and so were clearly struck with fantastic care.
The assortment of Louis E. Eliasberg Sr. comprised a few of those”Branch Mint Proof” Barber half dollars, that have been probably purchased directly in the U.S. Mint by well-connected people.
Heritage writes,”The attack is a trifle soft in places, particularly noted in the arrow fletchings and also the right (facing) claw,” and cites Q. David Bowers’ cataloging of this Pryor Collection, where he composed,”quite possibly struck as a demonstration piece or possibly a proof”
With too little documentation that firmly demonstrates it had been struck as a Proof, the coin’s values must talk for themselves. This coin”boundaries on Deep Mirror Prooflike,” in its comparison between devices and fields.
Best 1915 Proof gold 20
Another magnificent group at the marketplace is an original Proof collection of 1915 coins, from the Lincoln cent to some PCGS Proof 65+ Saint-Gaudens gold 20 double eagle.
The small coins can be found together in another lot as a five-piece Proof set, whereas the Proof 1915 Indian Head gold 2.50 quarter eagle and $5 half eagle, together with the Proof 1915 Indian Head gold 10 eagle and Saint-Gaudens $20 double eagle are available as single tons.
The year 1915 indicated the last among Proof gold coins of those types, with only 50 double eagles struck. The next year saw Proof creation of just the Lincoln penny and Indian Head 5-cent coin in the Philadelphia Mint. Evidence coin production would restart on a widespread scale in 1936, with a few one-off Evidence problems between.
Heritage writes,”A milder sand grain has been used on 1915 evidence horns, leading to the coarser surface seen on this particular piece,” further celebrating,”Every moment strike detail is totally brought up on either side.” PCGS has graded two 1915 dual eagles in Proof 65+, for instance, matter offering, which can be tied to the finest-graded in the ceremony.
Matte Proof 1922 buck
Contrasted with the Morgan bucks which appreciated regular Proof manufacturing from 1878 to 1904, and also the different Zerbe and Chapman-style Proofs in 1921, Evidence creation of the Peace dollar was considerably more restricted. A Top Relief 1922 Peace dollar rated Matte Proof 64 by PCGS includes a green CAC decal; the Proof bucks of the season are a particularly diverse group.
Heritage has recognized three obverse and four opposite subtypes, struck in five distinct mixes, explaining,”The large relief matte proofs are important due to their powerful rarity (PCGS quotes five to eight bits are understood ) and their unique high relief design detail. But they also signify another layout subtype, and might merit classification as a pattern, alongside the high relief lace proofs.”
This one has”spread second tan freckles, along with a very small tick on the bottom of Liberty’s neck provides a different identifier,” however, the surfaces are differently stone-gray,”and under powerful magnification display the finely-grained feel attribute of matte evidence generation of the age.”
Anthony de Francisci’s layout was struck for circulation in large relief in 1921 just, therefore the couple 1922 Peace, High Relief bucks are particularly critical as a different type from the collection.
A small number of problems from the traditional commemorative coin collection of 1892 to 1954 are accessible as Proofs; a few were covert problems of this U.S. Mint. By comparison, for its 1928 Hawaii Discovery Sesquicentennial half buck, 50 recorded Proofs were created for demonstration purposes.
It was recently sold in 2002 in Heritage’s FUN marketplace in which it realized $33,350.
Heritage writes about the PCGS Proof 64 ranked instance using a green CAC decal,”The Coolidge specimen provided here is not just just the next sandblast evidence to look at auction because 2008, it is, to our knowledge, the very first sandblast evidence provided with CAC endorsement.”
The company recognizes the Coolidge provenance — documentation is contained in the lot — which makes it particularly intriguing.
Heritage observes these sandblast Proof problems have two different categories: those who have a traceable provenance into the first receiver and people without. “The background of a particular coin and the individual to whom it was initially presented are enormous factors when determining a coin’s numismatic and historic importance,” that the cataloger notes, before finishing,”There are not many numismatic properties which were sold in the past fifty years which have a stronger, intriguing, and historical pedigree than that sandblast evidence Hawaiian half”
The congressional resolution to award Field — an American businessman that set the first transatlantic cable — has been approved in 1867, also based on NGC, who rated the trophy MS-62, it had been hit in 1868.
Robert W. Julian reports that two were created. Following the very first was temporarily lost, another was hit for Field. After the first was detected, it had been bought by Field to the purchase price of its content. Julian’s research indicates that the offered decoration was the next one made, and therefore, was the sole introduced to Field. The dies were employed to strike bronze and aluminum cases, and an instance of the latter is currently extended in an accompanying miniature session.