Cuba 1897 Souvenir Peso, Star Above. PCGS MS66+

Descriptions will be posted soon. PCGS Population: 1 Higher: 0 CAC Population/Higher: -/- Priced at:  $9,250

1859 G$1 PCGS MS68

Descriptions will be posted soon. PCGS Population: 1 Higher: 1 CAC Population/Higher: 1/0 Priced at: $33,500.00

1864 Liberty Quarter Eagle PCGS PR66+DCAM (CAC)

Descriptions will be posted soon. PCGS Population: 2 Higher: 0 CAC Population/Higher: 3/0 Priced at: $157,500.00

1860 Clark Gruber Quarter Eagle PCGS MS63 (CAC)

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1878 Three Cent Nickel PCGS PR66+CAM (CAC)

1878 Three Cent Nickel PCGS PR66+CAM (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 84 Higher: 22
CAC Population/Higher: 41/21

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1904 Indian Head Cent PCGS MS66RD (CAC)

1904 Indian Head Cent PCGS MS66RD (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 67 Higher: 5
CAC Population/Higher: 7/1

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1864 Indian Head Cent Copper Nickel PCGS MS65 (CAC)

1864 Indian Head Cent Copper Nickel PCGS MS65 (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 136 Higher: 24
CAC Population/Higher: 38/9

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Exonumia of the Week

American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) Robert Lucas (1781-1853) Portrait Vignette

Robert Lucas was a Brigadier General, first as the Speaker of the Ohio State Senate, President of the first Democratic National Convention and Governor of the State of Ohio serving between 1832 and 1836; he was later appointed as the first Governor of the Iowa Territory in 1838. This steel plate is approximately 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches with a bold, stern facing portrait, which makes him appear to be the missing sibling to Zachary Taylor and Andrew Jackson, within oval frame and ornamentation. It is a typical steel grey color with minor handling marks and marked John Sellers on the reverse. The original paper envelope is included and has V46943 written in bold, red ink as well as No. 18 in black ink below. Included is a proof impression on white stock paper with notations in pencil and red ink as well as a proof room index card from ABNCo that records the identity of the engraver as James Bannister.

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1874 Seated Liberty Quarter with Arrows PCGS PR66 (CAC)

There were two “types” of with arrows Seated Liberty quarter dollars produced; those of 1854-1855 and again from a portion of 1873 through 1874. While the former denoted a reduction in the silver content of the coins, the latter was an indication of an increase in silver content. All proof with arrows Seated Liberty quarters are tough as there were fewer than 1,400 produced for this sub-type. To find a piece with wonderful, original toning that is devoid of bothersome patches of hairlines is a difficult task, yet there are a precious few super-gems in existence.

This particular coin would be one of those super-gem pieces. It features a lovely array of violet, navy and magenta throughout much of each side that frames lesser toned centers. The center of the obverse matches quite well with the peripheral toning while the center of the reverse sports more of what might be considered target or bulls-eye toning with the central portion being a fair bit lighter in color. This coin is completely original, devoid of signs of abuse and would be a highlight to all but the most special type sets.

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PCGS Population: 5 Higher: 5
CAC Population/Higher: 1/0

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Stone Mountain 1925 Counterstamp ARK 272 PCGS MS63 with Original Auction Certificate & Paperwork

Stone Mountain 1925 Counterstamp ARK 272 PCGS MS63 with Original Auction Certificate & Paperwork

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PCGS Population: 2 Higher: 1
CAC Population/Higher: 18/557

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Bay Bridge 1936-S PCGS MS66 (CAC) 76th Coin Struck with Capital Plastics Holder and Documentation

Bay Bridge 1936-S PCGS MS66 (CAC) 76th Coin Struck with Capital Plastics Holder and Documentation

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PCGS Population: 843 Higher: 168
CAC Population/Higher: 143/62

Priced at: $7,500.00

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Huguenot 1924 PCGS MS67+ (CAC)

Huguenot 1924 PCGS MS67+ (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 10 Higher: 2
CAC Population/Higher: 17/1

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1909 Barber Half Dollar PCGS PR66 (CAC)

1909 Barber Half Dollar PCGS PR66 (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 21 Higher: 17
CAC Population/Higher: 2/5

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1900-O Barber Quarter PCGS MS66+ (CAC)

1900-O Barber Quarter PCGS MS66+ (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 3 Higher: 2
CAC Population/Higher: 3/4

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1874 Seated Liberty Quarter with Arrows PCGS PR66+ (CAC)

1874 Seated Liberty Quarter with Arrows PCGS PR66+ (CAC)

There were two “types” of with arrows Seated Liberty quarter dollars produced; those of 1854-1855 and again from a portion of 1873 through 1874. While the former denoted a reduction in the silver content of the coins, the latter was an indication of an increase in silver content. All proof with arrows Seated Liberty quarters are tough as there were fewer than 1,400 produced for this sub-type. To find a piece with wonderful, original toning that is devoid of bothersome patches of hairlines is a difficult task, yet there are a precious few super-gems in existence.

This particular coin would be one of those super-gem pieces. It features a lovely array of violet, navy and magenta throughout much of each side that frames lesser toned centers. The center of the obverse matches quite well with the peripheral toning while the center of the reverse sports more of what might be considered target or bulls-eye toning with the central portion being a fair bit lighter in color. This coin is completely original, devoid of signs of abuse and would be a highlight to all but the most special type sets.

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PCGS Population: 5 Higher: 5
CAC Population/Higher: 1/0

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1872 Three Cent Silver PCGS MS67

1872 Three Cent Silver PCGS MS67

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PCGS Population: 2 Higher: 0
CAC Population/Higher: 2/0

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1862 Three Cent Silver PCGS MS66 (CAC)

1862 Three Cent Silver PCGS MS66 (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 124 Higher: 15
CAC Population/Higher: 41/12

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1862/1 Three Cent Silver PCGS MS65 (CAC)

1862/1 Three Cent Silver PCGS MS65 (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 87 Higher: 87
CAC Population/Higher: 13/27

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1861 Three Cent Silver PCGS MS65 (CAC)

1861 Three Cent Silver PCGS MS65 (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 103 Higher: 110
CAC Population/Higher: 13/26

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1857 Three Cent Silver PCGS MS66+ (CAC)

1857 Three Cent Silver PCGS MS66+ (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 1 Higher: 2
CAC Population/Higher: 7/1

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1855 Three Cent Silver PCGS MS66 (CAC)

1855 Three Cent Silver PCGS MS66 (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 8 Higher: 1
CAC Population/Higher: 4/0

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Exonumia of the Week

American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) John Frederick Hartranft (1830-1889) Portrait Vignette

John F. Hartranft was Governor of Pennsylvania from 1873 to 1879, but may be best known for winning the Congressional Medal of Honor, in 1886, for his part in the First Battle of Bull Run where he appeared as a volunteer after his active service period had expired. His political agenda included such radical ideas as greater racial equality and worker’s rights as well as attempting to minimize political corruption. The steel plate is approximately 2-3/4 x 2-1/2 inches, is light grey in color with minimal hatching on the reverse along with the mark of John Sellers. Included is the original paper envelope with V45095 written in bold, red ink as well as other red ink marking. Additionally, proof impressions on two pages of white stock paper, both with pencil notations, and a proof room index card accompany the plate and envelope. The proof room index card indicates John Bannister was the engraver and that it was approved in April, 1877.

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Coin of the Week

Antietam 1937 PCGS MS67+ (CAC)

The Battle of Antietam, otherwise known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, was both the first major Civil War engagement in the North as well as the bloodiest day in American history. Greater than 22,000 men were killed, wounded or missing by day’s end. The withdrawal of Robert E. Lee’s Confederate forces from Maryland to Virginia, while McClellan’s Union Army stood still, allowed the Confederate Army to escape, but also allowed the Union to declare victory on the battlefield. This victory, while not definitive or crushing, helped to support and give legitimacy to President Abraham Lincoln’s decision to declare the Emancipation Proclamation, which immediately halted both French and English plans that may have recognized or helped the Confederacy.

This commemorative half dollar features the conjoined busts of Lee and McClellan on the obverse and the Burnside Bridge on the reverse. The coin is primarily white, or untoned, but has good skin and a mild ring of golden-yellow on both sides indicative of storage in the original cardboard holder. This coin has good luster and is wonderfully devoid of marks.

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PCGS Population: 12 Higher: 17
CAC Population/Higher: 92/10

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Exonumia of the Week

Two Unsigned Plaster Models for the Jefferson Nickel Competition of 1938

A Treasury Department Art Projects Bulletin, No. 14, of 1938 announced an open competition for the design of the new Jefferson nickel. Although the competition was open to the public, there had been a number of announcements already mailed off to known artists who might be interested and capable. The winner of the competition would receive $1,000 and the committee to pick the winner would be composed of Nellie Tayloe Ross, Director of the Mint along with the sculptors Sidney Waugh, Albert Stewart and Heinz Warneke. Two of the major requirements were that the models could not be signed and that any artist that would have liked to have had his or her models returned would have to pay for the return shipping. Additional detailed instructions as to the format and content were included in the announcement. Approximately 390-entries were submitted and, unfortunately, the great majority of those entries have not been found and/or connected to their artists. The winner of the competition was of course Felix Schlag, with Honorable Mention going to Henry Kreis. Kreis is better known to modern numismatists as the designer of the Connecticut and Bridgeport commemorative half dollars and the artist who engraved the obverse of the Robinson commemorative half dollar. Although Schlag won the competition, the final reverse design chosen to be placed into production bore little resemblance to his dramatic three-quarters view of Monticello.

The two plaster models included here are without signature marks of any type. They are most likely a pair submitted at one time by a single artist as their patina and style look quite similar. The creamy, antique white obverse has IN GOD WE TRUST in front of the portrait, a widely spaced LIBERTY above and a closely spaced date set off-center below. There are some pencil marks that appear to be guidelines on the model as well as some tape on the edge, though the tape does not appear to have any function. The reverse is unmarked aside from some red, violet or pink ink that has long ago bled. The most dramatic feature readily visible, aside from the design, are a pair of holes drilled neatly through the model, each with an outer diameter of approximately 3/8 inch, perhaps for mounting on a wall. The likely mate for this obverse is a reverse that is strikingly similar to what was finally put into production later in 1938. It has many of the features we are familiar with on the first Jefferson nickels, but also has a pair of bold stars and the fine details of Monticello are in striking relief. Interestingly, the ink seen on the obverse mate is also seen on this piece in the field beneath E PLURIBUS UNUM as well as on the reverse. Additionally, myriad pencil markings are on the surfaces, generally along the edge and plain back, as well as a fairly large chip that has been lost from the rim above the A in AMERICA. This model also has holes drilled into it.

Each model is approximately 8-1/2 x ¾ inches.

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