David Lawrence Auction Highlights by David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions ……
The David Lawrence Auction Sunday Internet Sale #1089 offers an amazing Eliasberg early large cent, a key Proof Lincoln cent, and a Liberty $10 gold piece that is tied for finest known. Don’t miss those and other exciting PCGS, NGC, and CAC-certified pieces. In all, there’s a vast selection of over 500 total lots, featuring 100 No Reserve Lots and 25 Vault Value Items. Also included in this week’s sale is a mini-collection of Native American-themed coinage, the Mohawk Collection. Containing a fantastic selection of tougher $5 Gold Indians and several high-quality Buffalo nickels.
All lots will begin closing at 8 pm EST on Sunday, November 3.
The first David Lawrence Auction highlight coin is a 1796 1c PCGS/CAC MS64 BN (Liberty Cap) ex: Eliasberg. On occasion, there’s just a coin that comes across our desk that can’t be described by a word other than “Wow”! This piece is a truly amazing survivor that has not been on the auction block as a graded coin EVER. It was last seen in 1996 as part of the Eliasberg auction when the coin was uncertified.
In fact, on the PCGS CoinFacts, the grade of the coin is estimated as an MS65RB. Regardless of the grade, the coin is indeed a special offering and while there is plenty of reddish-rose tint remaining, the smooth, chocolate surfaces are absolutely pristine.
I spoke to John Albanese, President of CAC, about this coin when he saw it and he stated, “It’s not your typical oily-looking uncirculated Large Cent. This coin is absolutely special and is absolutely amazing. I don’t do much in copper, but I love this coin!”
As far as the coin goes, the obverse displays an absolutely beautiful luster beneath the light brown skin. The top of the obverse displays a pleasant bluish-pink tint that accentuates LIBERTY and just draws your eye into the color.
The reverse is a solid milk chocolate brown with the luster especially noticeable around the rim of the coin. We’re proud to offer this absolutely amazing specimen and whether it’s part of a large collection that this coin is just another highlight or possibly the only coin that a collector owns, this piece is sure to bring joy when held and viewed in-hand.
The second David Lawrence Auction highlight coin is a 1936 1c PCGS Proof 66+ RD (Type 1, Satin Finish). Key Proof issue that is very scarce in gem grades and higher. A piece with beautiful satiny surfaces with no noticeable marks, coming from a mintage of just 5,569 coins. Only a single Proof 67 is graded finer by PCGS, and it resides in the Hansen Collection.
The third David Lawrence Auction highlight coin is an 1896 $10 PCGS/CAC MS64+. Tied with one other piece at PCGS, there are no gem-quality examples surviving the limited mintage. A great registry-quality item with CAC approval and a PCGS+ grade for premium quality.
And the final David Lawrence Auction highlight coin is a Pattern: 1967 1c NGC MS62 BN (P-4055, 100% Copper, 4.49 grams). Similar to the Pollock-4055 pattern cent, this Pollock-Unlisted cent is believed to be from the experimental roller press that General Motors created for the Mint. This piece is simpler than the Pollock-4055 and is therefore thought to predate it. In the 1960s, there was a coin shortage that caused the U.S. Mint to contract General Motors to create a coin press with a capacity of 10,000 per minute. GM developed a small-scale prototype that was promising enough for the Mint to commission a full-scale press. However, although the press worked as planned, the maintenance required to keep the press running was its downfall. The machine had to be shut down to replace cracked dies, the dies were cracking more often due to the speed and the press and its dies required frequent lubrication, and some of the oil leaked onto the metal strips used for coins, causing an undesirable ripple effect. The only lasting evidence of this press is the prototype coinage printed in the press, such as this specimen.
Some of the other highlights from this week’s David Lawrence Auction include:
- 1835 1/2c PCGS/CAC MS64 RD
- 1856 Flying Eagle 1c PCGS/CAC Proof 15 (Eagle Eye Photo Seal)
- 1906 1c PCGS Proof 66 RD CAM
- 1909-S VDB 1c PCGS MS66 RD
- 1918 1c PCGS MS67+ RD
- 1866 3cS PCGS MS66
- 1919-D 5c PCGS MS66
- 1923-S 5c PCGS MS65+
- 1927-D 5c PCGS/CAC MS65
- 1928 5c PCGS MS67
- 1916-D 10c PCGS VF35
- 1920-S 50c PCGS MS64+
- 1958 50c NGC/CAC Proof 68 UCAM
- 1798 Small Eagle $1 PCGS VF30 (13 Stars Obverse)
- 1866 $1 PCGS/CAC Proof 64 CAM (Motto)
- 1884-CC $1 PCGS MS67
- 1893-S $1 PCGS F15
- 1893-S $1 PCGS VF20
- 1901 $1 PCGS AU58 (Double Die Reverse)
- 1860 $3 PCGS MS62
- 1856-C $5 NGC AU58
- 1912 $5 PCGS MS65
- 1913 $5 PCGS MS65
- 1913-S $5 PCGS MS63
- 1914 $5 PCGS MS65
- 1880 $10 PCGS/CAC MS64
- 1880-O $10 PCGS AU55 ex: The Blue Hill Collection
- 1911-D $10 NGC/CAC AU58
- 1907 High Relief $20 PCGS AU53 (Wire Edge)
- 1908 $20 PCGS/CAC MS66+ (No Motto)
- 1928 $20 PCGS/CAC MS66+
- SS Central America: 1855 Kellogg Restrike PCGS Gem Proof
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 3.
If you have any questions about coins in David Lawrence 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.
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