By CoinWeek …..
Each day, CoinWeek’s editors comb eBay’s thousands of numismatic auctions and listings in search of 10 Cool Coins! that you need to know. Today, we focus on US Coins.
Today’s highlights include the finest Eisenhower dollar collection ever built; a superb gem 1881 Proof Set; the finest known Templeton Reid $2.50 from 1830; a monster toned Morgan dollar and much more…
The 1881 Proof set we picked out is nicely matched with gem to superb gem specimens. Most are CAC-certified. To assemble a matched set like this is a great accomplishment. Imagine the cherry on top if one were to add to it that year’s gold Proofs.
Nearly every example in this finest ever assembled Ike dollar set is top pop, richly toned, CAC-certified, and chosen for its impeccable strike and early die state. Whether you collect modern coins or not, you have to see the finest known of this late-20th-century type.
In 1885, the US Mint experimented with implementing a major change to the Morgan dollar – replacing the reeded edge with edge lettering. The experiment didn’t pan out, but a few dozens patterns survive, including a PR68 example in Aluminum offered by APMEX.
To see all of the highlights and read our editor’s commentary, click here.