Offerings from The Hutchinson Collection, Part II are featured as the April 26 – May 2 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction opens for bidding soon at the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) convention in Chicago and online at www.HA.com/coins. Our popular Platinum Night session, featuring the finest numismatic material, is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, April 27.
The Hutchinson Collection, Part II features a wide variety of half eagles minted 1834 and earlier. All such coins are quite rare, but none more so than the 1828/7 BD-2 half eagle in this auction, the only coin of this variety known to exist. A mere 16 examples dated 1828 are confirmed in all varieties. This coin, graded MS63 by NGC, is certain to find a home in an important collection.
Nearly as rare, and from the same collection, is the 1833 Small Date BD-3 half eagle. Only two examples are traced, although we believe three or four to exist. This coin, graded MS61 by PCGS, is the only example known to be available for collectors, and would be considered a high-end coin for the date even if it were a relatively more common variety. This is the first auction appearance for this variety in over 20 years.
Another significant coin offered in this auction is a Proof 1866 double eagle With Motto, graded Proof-65 Cameo by NGC and certified by CAC with a gold sticker indicating that CAC believes that the coin is under-graded. At Proof-65, the coin is unsurpassed in numerical grade at the major grading services, with one other coin graded Proof-65 Deep Cameo. Ten examples of this coin are traced, with 14-16 believed to exist. None of the others is likely to possess the combination of eye appeal and technical quality of this piece.
- 1918-D 10C MS66 Full Bands PCGS
- 1871-CC $1 MS61 NGC
- 1922 $1 Matte Finish, High Relief PR64 PCGS
- 1879 $4 Flowing Hair, Judd-1635, PR61 NGC
- 1806 $5 Pointed 6, 8×5 Stars, BD-3, R.7, MS62 PCGS
- 1818 $5 Repunched Denomination (I Over 0), BD-3, MS63 PCGS
- 1831 $5 Small 5D, BD-1, High R.6-R.7, MS61 NGC
- 1795 $10 13 Leaves, BD-1, High R.3, MS62+ NGC
- 1892 $20 PR65 Cameo NGC
- 1907 $20 High Relief PR67+ * NGC