Full Band 1916-D Mercury Dime, 1879 Gold Stella Among Highlights at David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction

Auction Highlights by David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions  ……

Our Sunday Internet Auction #1094 offers another selection from the D.L. Hansen Collection as well as a Mercury dime rarity, a gorgeously toned Bust quarter, a flashy rare Liberty Seated proof quarter, a deep cameo Liberty Gold $2.50, a beautiful cameo proof $3 gold piece, a famous Stella, a rare New Orleans Liberty $20, a scarce date $20 Liberty example and a key date Liberty $20 gold piece. Additionally, we have over 150 Graded U.S. Currency Notes. In all, there’s a vast selection of over 500 New Items, featuring 50 coins from the D.L. Hansen Collection, 50 No Reserve Lots and 25 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, December 8.

Our first highlight coin is a 1916-D 10c PCGS MS62 FB. The key to the Mercury dime business strike set and one of the most popular of all U.S. 20th century coins. Lovely golden highlights with nice luster.

This week’s second highlight is an 1805 25c PCGS MS63 ex: D.L. Hansen. Light golden centers yield outwardly to bands of plum, indigo, and seafoam green. Shimmering mint luster visible under the vibrant toning on both the obverse and reverse. Stunning eye appeal! The Hansen Collection contains a MS64+ example for the date.

The third highlight coin is an 1845 25c PCGS Proof 63 ex: D.L. Hansen. Amazing specimen! Boldly struck devices contrast noticeably against flashy mirrors. The Hansen Collection holds another example of the same grade for the date.

Our fourth highlight is an 1884 $3 PCGS Proof 63 CAM ex: D.L. Hansen. Gleaming cameo fields with nice reflectivity when turned in hand. Frosty devices stand-out nicely, with pleasant orange-gold tints. The Hansen Collection number one set is home to one of the two finest known, a PR67CAM.

The fifth highlight coin is an 1879 Stella $4 PCGS/CAC Proof 62 (Flowing Hair). Also known as Judd-1635, this is the world-famous Stella — named for the five-pointed star on the reverse. Just 425 of these coins were struck, mostly for the purposes of handing out to Congressmen to examine. A lovely rose gold tint with stark originality, this piece is super high end for the grade and attractive as it should be. In fact, we actually view the coin as a Proof 63 when it comes to quality and technicality, but we’re happier to have it as a nice, original Proof 62.

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

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, December 8.

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.

Thanks for browsing our inventory and participating in our auction!

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