David Lawrence Auction Highlights by David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions ……
Today’s auction marks a historic time in DLRC’s history. After years of helping collector and partner Dell Loy Hansen build his immense collection, we are now privileged to offer our next round of duplicates in this Sunday Internet Auction #1090. We will be offering small selections from the D.L. Hansen Collection on a weekly basis of all price ranges and types.
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!
In all, there’s a vast selection of over 500 New Items, featuring over 50 coins from the D.L. Hansen Collection, 80 No Reserve Lots and 25 Vault Value Items. All lots will begin closing at 8 pm EST on Sunday, November 10.
Our first highlight coin is a 1913-S 25c PCGS MS66 ex: D.L. Hansen Collection. A beautiful satiny white gem example of this popular key date. One of the big three key date Barber quarters, the 1913-S boasts the lowest mintage of any 20th-century silver coin issue. Just 40,000 coins were struck and very few are preserved in high grades. The Hansen Collection houses an MS67 example of this famous issue.
Our second highlight coin is a 1924-S 25c PCGS MS66 FH. Very desirable and popular key date in the Standing Quarter series, especially rare with the Full Head. Flashy, white surfaces with gleaming luster, this piece is absolutely gorgeous for the grade. Only a single MS67FH is graded finer for the date.
The third highlight is an 1861 $1 PCGS/CAC MS65 ex: D.L. Hansen/Morelan. An absolutely gorgeous example from the Civil War period. The surfaces are completely original with moderate blue, rose, and green tints. A low mintage of 77,500 coins struck. The Hansen Collection houses another MS65 examples as well as the finest graded MS66 example for the date.
The fourth highlight coin is an 1894-O $1 PCGS MS65. A popular, better date New Orleans Morgan issue with excellent white surfaces and luster. Well-struck for the date, there is only a single piece graded finer by PCGS, making this condition rarity a must-have for the serious Registry Collector! Blazing white surfaces with superb gem eye appeal!
Our fifth highlight is a 1796 $10 PCGS AU53 ex: D.L. Hansen. In Early U.S. Gold Coin Varieties, John Dannreuther estimates that the mintage may be as low as 3,500 coins for this date as many of the issues from earlier in the year may have been dated 1795. An underrated date compared to the earlier issue of 1795, it is estimated that 125 to 175 pieces survive heavy melting in previous generations. This piece is a lovely AU example with light orange-golden highlights and plenty of luster.
The sixth highlight is an 1873 $10 PCGS AU53 ex: D.L. Hansen Collection. Ron Guth writes that “[t]here are few eagles rarer than the 1873 Close 3,” and its mintage of just 800 coins make it the “lowest of any eagle up until that time,” with the 1875 and 1877 coming in at even fewer later in the decade. Often overlooked by collectors and dealers, the date is appreciated by specialists as PCGS suggests that only 30 to 35 pieces are known, with only a single piece that survives as uncirculated. This rare, elusive offering of this date is an opportunity appreciated by the rare gold specialists. The Hansen Collection houses a pair of AU53 examples, which accounts for all three pieces that are graded by PCGS as such.
Our final highlight coin is an 1849 Mormon $5 PCGS AU58 ex: D.L. Hansen Collection. The Mormon $5 gold piece is a great rarity of Americana. These coins were minted under the direct supervision of Brigham Young himself. They are very rare and highly desirable.
Some of the other highlights from this week’s auction include:
- 1864-L 1c PCGS/CAC MS65+ RB (L on Ribbon)
- 1873 1c PCGS MS66 RD (Open 3)
- 1873 2c PCGS Proof 64 BN (Open 3)
- 1830/29 10c PCGS/CAC MS64
- 1878-CC 10c PCGS/CAC MS66
- 1884 10c PCGS/CAC Proof 65 DCAM
- 1907-S 10c PCGS/CAC MS66
- 1941-S 10c PCGS MS68 FB
- 1796 25c PCGS/CAC Good-04 (OGH)
- 1898-O 25c PCGS MS64
- 1865 50c PCGS Proof 66+ CAM
- 1937-S 50c PCGS MS67
- 1944-D 50c PCGS/CAC MS67+
- 1940 50c PCGS Proof 68
- 1859-O $1 PCGS MS64
- 1879-CC $1 PCGS MS63
- 1879-CC $1 PCGS MS63 (Capped Die)
- 1882-O $1 PCGS MS65 DMPL
- 1889-CC $1 PCGS AU55
- 1891-CC $1 PCGS MS65 ex: California
- 1893-CC $1 PCGS MS63
- 1893-CC $1 NGC MS61 PL
- 1849-C G$1 PCGS AU58 (Closed Wreath)
- 1848-C $2 1/2 PCGS/CAC XF45
- 1911-D $2 1/2 NGC MS61
- 1854-O $3 PCGS AU50
- 1855 $3 PCGS MS62
- 1807 $5 NGC AU58 (Bust Left)
- 1841-D $5 NGC XF40 (Small D)
- 1843-D $5 NGC AU53 (Medium D)
- 1911-D $5 NGC AU55
- 1842-O $10 NGC AU50 ex: Eric P. Newman Collection
- 1851 $10 PCGS/CAC AU58
- 1881-O $10 NGC AU53
- 1908-D $10 PCGS MS64 (No Motto)
- 1857-S $20 PCGS MS65
- 1861-S $20 NGC AU55
- 1865-S $20 NGC AU55 (VP-001, Multipunched Date)
- 1872 $20 PCGS MS60
- 1909-S $20 PCGS/CAC MS64
- 1911-D $20 NGC/CAC MS65
- 1915-S Pan-Pac $2 1/2 NGC/CAC MS66
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 10.
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