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Choice AU 1883-CC Liberty Head $10

Choice AU 1883-CC Liberty Head $10

By Greg Cohen, Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins

Each week, we present a special coin from our current iAuctions selection. Stack’s Bowers is proud to be able to offer such a wide range of American numismatic material in each sale. This week we highlight an NGC-certified 1883-CC Liberty Head eagle, graded AU-55. This rich orange gold toned coin features a good strike, and only mild abrasions from a short stay in circulation. The 1883-CC is a scarce issue in any grade, as only 12,000 pieces were struck, and many entered circulation and stayed there; a lucky few were withdrawn and saved by astute numismatists, and others, by sheer chance. 

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1849-C Half Eagle, AU-55 (NGC)

1849-C Half Eagle, AU-55 (NGC)

By Greg Cohen, Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins

One of the highlights of iAuction 3502 is lot 22305, a choice AU Charlotte Mint half eagle dated 1849. Most people are aware of the famous California Gold Rush of 1848/9 (indeed there is a professional football team named for it). Unknown to most people is the fact that the first gold rush in the United States was in the 1830s in Georgia and North Carolina. 
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A Gem 1820 Dime

A Gem 1820 Dime

By Greg Cohen, Professional Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins

Highlighting this week’s iAuction is a lovely Gem 1820 dime in MS-65 (NGC).The JR-11 variety is considered by experts to be a somewhat scarce die marriage, garnering the Rarity-3 rating. There are three Red Book varieties for the date. The Small 0 variety (as here) is represented by JR varieties 2-7 and 10-12. 
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Carlos & Johanna Early Series 4 Reales; “First Half Dollar of the New World”

Carlos & Johanna Early Series 4 Reales; “First Half Dollar of the New World”

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The weekly iAuctions here at Stack’s Bowers Galleries are a great source for collectible coins within a reasonable budget! Every month (closing on the first Sunday of the month) these iAuctions will contain world and/or ancient coins, with the inclusion of some very notable highlights such as this piece — the “First Half Dollar of the New World.”

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Rare 1838 Eagle Graded AU-58 by PCGS Highlights our Weekly iAuction!

Rare 1838 Eagle Graded AU-58 by PCGS Highlights our Weekly iAuction!

By John Pack, Executive Director of Consignments

The 1838 eagle is where it all began for the basic design type that would continue until Augustus Saint-Gaudens was called upon to redesign the coinage in 1907. While minor modifications were made along the way, this was the first use of Christian Gobrecht’s new design that was used on quarter eagles, half eagles, eagles and double eagles into the 20th century. 
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Gem Uncirculated 1809 Half Cent Among Many Highlights in Our Upcoming iAuction Event

Gem Uncirculated 1809 Half Cent Among Many Highlights in Our Upcoming iAuction Event

By Frank Van Valen, Numismatist & Cataloger, U.S. Coins

Believe it or not, there was a time in America when a half cent could actually make a purchase. At a time when Spanish-American silver coins were the backbone of circulating currency in America, a “bit” or one eighth of a Spanish Milled dollar was worth 12 ½ cents. 
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Scarce Choice AU 1861 Three-Dollar Gold Highlights Our Upcoming iAuction Event

Scarce Choice AU 1861 Three-Dollar Gold Highlights Our Upcoming iAuction Event

By Frank Van Valen, Numismatist & Cataloger, U.S. Coins

By now many clients have participated in one or more of our iAuction events, and small wonder. These popular Internet-only sales offer many great items for collectors to bid on. A case in point is this week’s highlight, a sparkling deep orange-gold AU-58 1861 three-dollar gold piece in a PCGS holder with the CAC “green bean” sticker of approval. 
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Scarce Choice Mint State 1894/1894 Indian Head Cent

Scarce Choice Mint State 1894/1894 Indian Head Cent

By Greg Cohen, Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins

For many years, the Indian Head cent has been avidly collected by serious numismatists, and over the years, many interesting varieties, including Doubled Dies, Repunched Dates, and others have been discovered and cataloged in detail by numismatic researchers and scholars.
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