Southern City 3-Cent Silver Collection at David Lawrence Rare Coins

Southern City 3-Cent Silver Collection at David Lawrence Rare Coins

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions  ……

Our Sunday Internet Auction #1115 consists of 420 brand NEW coins including 125 No Reserve Lots and 30 Vault Values.

This week’s sale is chock-full of incredible NGC-, PCGS- and CAC-approved items including a 1799 $10 PCGS/CAC MS62, an 1841-C $5 NGC AU55, and a gorgeous matching 1936 Proof Set! In addition to these fantastic offerings, we are proud to highlight the Southern City 3-Cent Silver Collection as part of our Guaranteed Auction Program (GAP).

This collection was pieced together by one of our longtime customers and displays a complete set of circulation strike three-cent silver issues, as well as a near-complete set of Proof issues, missing only the 1854, 1855, and 1856. A wonderful array of grades that are perfect for the collector, these coins range from MS/PF 62-66. The circulation strike set is highlighted by the incredibly scarce gem 1854 PCGS MS65, the nearly impossible to locate 1868 PCGS AU55, and the final year 1872 PCGS MS64. Meanwhile, the proof set offers many beautifully toned pieces as it focuses on eye appeal, with the majority of examples earning the maximum five-stars on our eye appeal rating.

Be sure to review all of these exquisite pieces before the auction closes on Sunday, May 3.

Our first highlight coin is an 1872 3cS PCGS/CAC Proof 66+. With fantastic eye appeal, this coin has sharply embossed reliefs and mottled tints of pink, blue-green, and gold gleam from both sides. From a low mintage proof of just 950 coins struck, this CAC-approved beauty has also been given a PCGS+ grade for premium quality at the top end of the assigned grade.

Our second highlight coin is a 1919-S 5c PCGS/CAC MS65 ex: Pogue Collection. This key date Buffalo nickel is boldly struck for the date. Frosty, lustrous surfaces with beautiful tones of rose, lilac, blue and gold throughout give this coin fantastic eye appeal and have earned it CAC approval as well!

Our eighth highlight coin is an 1895-S $1 PCGS MS65. Wow! This gem 1895-S Morgan is one of the prettiest examples of this key date we’ve ever handled being 98% white with a super-clean cheek! The 1895-S is one our favorite dates in the series as a sleeper issue that is surprisingly difficult to locate in AU and above.

Some of the other highlights 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, May 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.

Thanks for browsing and participating in our auction!

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David Lawrence Rare Coins always needs coins. When you are ready to sell, we’re here for you. David Lawrence offers three options that provide maximum flexibility to meet your needs while providing the highest quality personal service in the industry:

  1. You can sell your coins to us outright.
  2. You can consign your coins.
  3. You can participate in our Guaranteed Auction Program.

Special Consignment Offering

With DLRC’s Sunday Night Auctions, you can realize more money for your coins with the quickest turnarounds and most flexible options available.

In an effort to help dealers continue to turn their inventory during this absence of coins shows and in an attempt to help collectors who are looking to turn some of their coins into cash or are just considering a great time to sell, we are offering some of the best consignment specials we’ve ever had at DLRC.

Through the end of June, we are offering the following options that can be combined, or adjusted for your specific needs:

Maximum Returns

For coins over $10,000, consign with a reserve and receive 90% or consign with no reserve and receive 92%.

Immediate Cash Advance

For collections over $10,000, receive an immediate cash advance of up to 75% on unreserved consignments.

Fastest Turnaround

We will get your coins to auction within three to five business days of receipt, ending in approximately two weeks.

Standard Terms That Still Apply:

  • Coins from $1,000 to $10,000 – consign with a reserve and receive 85%; consign with no reserve and receive 90%
  • No-fee guarantee – no listing fees, no imaging fees, and no buyback fees
  • Fast payment – payment within 30 days of sale; for this promotion, we can accelerate payment to two weeks in most cases


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  1. The 1936 set your advertising is not in government pkg, therefore it’s just uncirclated coins and for your opening bid, it’s a ripoff.

    • Rick,

      A coin is a coin regardless of its status in or out of its government packaging. These coins are clearly Proofs. It is plainly visible to the naked eye of any collector with a modicum of experience. Furthermore, the coins have been graded as Proofs by PCGS. Whatever bone you have to pick with the seller is your call- but be factually accurate with your critique.


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