$5 Indian Gold, 19th-Century Type Coins Highlights of David Lawrence Rare Coin Auction

David Lawrence Rare Coins - Prestige Collection - April 2019

By David Lawrence Rare Coins ……

Our Sunday Internet Auction #1062 includes a selection of over 375 New Items with a pair of fantastic collections. The sale is highlighted by the Prestige Collection of 19th-Century Type and the Cavalier Collection of $5 Indian Gold, two fresh offerings straight out of the numismatic woodwork, along with 75 No Reserve Lots and 30 Vault Value Items.

The Prestige Collection of 19th-Century Type is one of the most interesting collections we’ve had the opportunity to handle in years. Consisting of various issues from the mid-19th century with several extremely scarce dates and various high-quality pieces, these coins are fresh from PCGS where they were recently graded. While not all of the examples received the coveted CAC seal of approval, we think that all of these coins are of the utmost quality and should be considered as a highlight acquisition for almost any collection.

David Lawrence Rare Coins presents the Cavalier Collection of $5 Indian Head half eagle gold coins

The Cavalier Collection of $5 Indian Gold comes to us from a coin shop in the Midwest that was able to purchase the collection intact from a long-time collector. We were fortunate enough to have a relationship with this store, and they offered the set to us as soon as it walked in the front door. Lovely, fresh, and painstakingly put together, this grouping is one of the nicest overall sets as far as quality and eye appeal that we’ve seen in quite some time. While $5 Indians have certainly been aggressively pursued until several years ago, they have reached levels for the past two to three years that make this seem like the perfect opportunity to acquire a few pieces in hopes of future returns and for current enjoyment.

All lots will begin closing at 8 pm EST on Sunday, April 28.

Our first highlight coin is an 1877 20c PCGS Proof 65. A rare proof-only issue with gorgeous eye appeal. The key proof issue displays beautiful orange central highlights with blue and magenta rim tones surrounding the near Cameo fields. The reverse is absolutely amazing with rose, blue, and golden highlights throughout. This piece comes from a mintage of only 350 coins.

This week’s second highlight is an 1859-O 25c PCGS MS65. Coming from a mintage of 260,000 pieces only a single example is graded finer by PCGS. Lovely lilac and blue tints surrounding the rose centers highlight this piece. In comparison to other similarly graded examples, this piece displays far more eye appeal and is perfectly original in appearance.

The third and final highlight is a 1909-O $5 PCGS MS62. The 1909-O is by far the lowest mintage coin in the series with only 34,200 struck. It is also quite popular as the only New Orleans issue in the entire set. This particular coin sure looks like an MS63 with clean, mark-free surfaces.

Some of the other highlights from this week’s auction include:

Of course, there are many other highlights, so be sure to browse all lots in this exciting new sale before it closes on Sunday, April 28.

If you have any questions about coins in our auctions, or items for direct purchase, please call us at 800-776-0560, or send an email and we will get back to you immediately.

Thanks for browsing our inventory and participating in our auction!

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