Auction Highlights by David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions ……
Our Sunday Internet Auction #1091 offers another selection from the D.L. Hansen Collection as well as a rare Mercury dime, a colorfully toned Barber quarter, a beautiful Bust half, a Liberty Seated half tied for finest known, a lustrous Draped Bust Hansen dollar, a finest known Trade dollar, a scarce Gold dollar, an exquisite Deep Cameo Gold $5, and a gorgeous $20 Liberty piece. In all, there’s a vast selection of over 400 New Items, featuring over 50 coins from the D.L. Hansen Collection, 100 No Reserve Lots and 20 Vault Value Items.
We hope that you’ll enjoy viewing pieces that have once held a prominent spot in the Greatest Collection of U.S. Coins ever assembled, and we invite you to also become a part of numismatic history by purchasing coins from the D.L. Hansen Collection!
All lots will begin closing at 8 pm EST on Sunday, November 17.
Our first highlight coin is a 1916-D 10c PCGS/CAC MS62 FB ex: D.L. Hansen. The key to the Mercury dime business strike set and one of the most popular of all U.S. 20th-century coins. Nicely lustrous with light golden tints and received CAC approval. The Hansen Collection holds one of the seven finest examples of this rare key date, a MS67 FB.
This week’s second highlight is an 1892-S 25c PCGS/CAC MS66. An incredible gem example with a totally original look. Lovely satiny luster with grayish-gold highlights. The eye appeal is far above average with a classic, old-time collection look.
The third highlight coin is an 1802 50c PCGS AU53. The 1802 half is very scarce from a mintage of 29,890 coins. Very few high-grade specimens survive. Pretty rose, blue and golden rim tints. Flashy central luster with fantastic overall eye appeal.
The fourth highlight coin is an 1861 50c PCGS/CAC MS66+ ex: D.L. Hansen Collection. Tied for Finest Known! Beautiful Civil War date Seated half with lovely rainbow-toned highlights. Perfectly original with fresh surfaces, this piece is a highlight for any collection. The Hansen collection possesses a coin of the same grade.
Our fifth highlight is a 1795 Draped Bust $1 PCGS AU53 (Off-Center Bust) ex: D.L. Hansen. A solid, lustrous AU example of this popular early silver dollar. The Hansen Collection possesses an MS62 example for the date.
The sixth highlight is an 1874 Trade$ PCGS/CAC Proof 65+ DCAM. An absolutely blazing white example of this popular Proof Trade Dollar issue. No examples are graded finer with this being the only Proof 65+ Deep Cameo by PCGS. With the added CAC seal of approval, this piece is absolutely the most attractive for the date and grade that we’ve ever seen. Mintage of 700 coins. The 1873-78 Trade dollar proofs are much scarcer than the 1880-83 (proof only) issues and are much harder to find.
Our seventh highlight is an 1854 G$1 PCGS/CAC MS65+ (Type 2). Scarce Type 2 gold dollar. The special thing about this gem type coin is not only that it’s scarce in such high grade, but there is no evidence of die clashing whatsoever on this piece. Estimates range from 10-15% of the coins produced at this period to be free of such obstructions and this coin is the first we have handled with this appearance in years.
This week’s eighth highlight coin is an 1859-C G$1 NGC MS63. The final gold dollar to be issued at the Charlotte Mint. Approximately 5,235 pieces were produced with an estimated 250 pieces surviving today, mostly in grades of XF and lower. Uncirculated examples are very scarce and desirable. Every known example is struck quite weakly at some point on the coin. The present example displays lovely olive-golden tints and solid luster.
The ninth highlight is an 1898 $5 PCGS Proof 67 DCAM ex: D.L. Hansen, Eliasberg, Clapp. Whoa! An amazing beauty. As stated in the Stack’s catalog from August 2017:
“This Superb Gem Cameo Proof 1898 half eagle would serve as a highlight in the finest numismatic cabinet. The finish is characterized by an exceptionally strong field-to-device contrast. The fields are deeply mirrored with a subtle ‘orange peel’ texture discernible on the obverse when examined with the aid of a loupe. The reverse field, on the other hand, has a smoother and more uniform texture. The devices on both sides are universally full in strike with a lovely satin texture. Subtle pale rose peripheral highlights and handsome golden-orange surfaces enhance the eye appeal. The 1898 has one of the lowest mintages among post-1880s Proof Liberty half eagles — only 75 coins. Interestingly, this issue seems to have enjoyed a higher rate of survival than some of the higher mintage half eagles from the same era, and examples are offered for sale at least as often as most of its contemporaries. Writing in the 2008 edition of the book Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins: 1795-1933, Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth account for only 30 to 40 survivors in all grades. PCGS CoinFacts provides a more liberal estimate of 45 to 55 coins extant. Our experience suggests that the Garrett and Guth estimate is a bit closer to the truth. As one of the finest certified Proof 1898 half eagles, and undoubtedly among the finest known, this incredible specimen is sure to find its way into another highly regarded collection.”
Provenance: Ex John M. Clapp, who acquired the coin directly from the Philadelphia Mint, November 1898; Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942, Sale of the United States Gold Coin Collection (Eliasberg), October 1982.
Our final highlight coin is an 1867 $20 PCGS MS63 ex: D.L. Hansen. The primary D.L. Hansen Collection holds the finest graded for the date, an extraordinary MS66 piece.
Some of the other highlights from this week’s auction include:
- 1909-S VDB 1c PCGS/CAC MS65 RD
- 1914-D 1c PCGS MS62 BN
- 1909 5c NGC/CAC Proof 67+
- 1927-D 5c PCGS/CAC MS65+
- 1838-O H10c PCGS/CAC XF40 (No Stars)
- 1827 10c PCGS MS62
- 1870 10c PCGS MS65
- 1909-O 10c PCGS MS66+
- 1914-S 10c PCGS/CAC MS66+
- 1907-S 25c PCGS/CAC MS66+
- 1909 25c PCGS/CAC MS66+
- 1918/7-S 25c PCGS XF45
- 1802 50c PCGS AU53
- 1904-S $1 PCGS/CAC MS65
- 1886 $1 PCGS Proof 62
- 1903 $1 PCGS Proof 65
- 1924-S $1 PCGS MS65
- 1934 $1 PCGS MS66
- 1934-S $1 PCGS/CAC/PQ MS64
- 1849-D G$1 PCGS XF40 (OGH)
- 1851-C G$1 NGC MS61
- 1855-C G$1 NGC XF45 (Type 2)
- 1862 $2 1/2 PCGS MS63
- 1814/3 $5 PCGS AU55
- 1853-D $5 NGC MS60 (Large D)
- 1855-C $5 NGC AU55
- 1906 $5 PCGS/CAC MS65+
- 1852-O $10 NGC XF45
- 1880-O $10 NGC XF40
- 1884-CC $10 PCGS AU53
- 1892-CC $10 PCGS MS61
- 1908-D $10 PCGS MS63 (With Motto)
- 1911 $10 PCGS/CAC MS65
- 1873 $20 NGC/CAC MS63 (Open 3)
- 1875-S $20 PCGS MS62
- 1885-CC $20 NGC/CAC XF40
- 1910-S $20 PCGS MS63 (OGH)
- 1861 CSA 50c PCGS/CAC MS64 (Scott Restrike)
- 1936 Gettysburg 50c PCGS MS67
- 1927 Vermont 50c PCGS MS67
There are many other David Lawrence Auction highlights, so be sure to browse all lots in this exciting new sale before it closes on Sunday, November 17.
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