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By Christopher Maisano, Numismatist

​Offerings of early copper Proofs are always exciting, and the choice 1841 large cent that is featured in our August Global Showcase Auction certainly lives up to the highest expectations. This lovely example displays mingled chestnut, golden-tan and rose toning on both sides. The fields are moderately reflective and the devices modestly frosty.​

By Christopher Maisano, Numismatist

​In our upcoming August auction, we will be featuring a delightful premium Gem 1874 gold dollar, one of the two finest certified survivors of an ultra-rare and underrated issue in the series. Both sides are boldly cameo in finish with frosty motifs set against impressive reflectivity in the fields. The gold surfaces are deep reddish honey, and there is a dusting of pale silvery iridescence across the entire coin. Fully struck, as befits the method of manufacture, the absence of most of the word LIBERTY on the headband is a function of how the Mint prepared this particular obverse die. ​

By Christopher Maisano, Numismatist

​We are thrilled to present a Mint State-67 1855 With Arrows half dime in our August 2022 Global Showcase Auction. The surfaces are frosty white, and the overall appearance is very smooth and pleasing to the eye. In addition, the coin is faintly semi-prooflike in the fields. Sharply to fully struck over most major design elements, this lovely Superb Gem will do justice to the finest collection.​

By Christopher Maisano, Numismatist

​We are pleased to be offering this 1926-D Standing Liberty quarter, a significant condition rarity due to its overall excellent quality. Lightly toned about the rims, and essentially brilliant in the centers, this coin was among the highlights of the Standing Liberty quarters from the Pogue Collection and will certainly serve as such in the next cabinet it occupies. There are no detracting blemishes, and the bit of light granularity on the reverse is an as-made feature, indicative of a worn die. The reverse detail softens a bit here and there at the border, again due to the worn die, but the balance of the features on both sides are sharply to fully struck.​​

By Christopher Maisano, Numismatist

​We are pleased to present a pair of original Comitia Americana medals in our June auction. Both are beautiful and rare, and bidders may want to consider purchasing both as they complement each other and form an impressive set. The first is a Lieutenant Colonel William Washington, Battle of the Cowpens Medal. It is an exceptional early die state specimen, with superb eye appeal and more deeply reflective fields than usually seen. Dark chocolate-brown surfaces are enlivened by gold, blue and violet highlights, and support perfectly struck and well detailed devices.​

By Christopher Maisano, Numismatist

​We are pleased to present an impressive Casascius 1 Bitcoin in our June 2022 Auction. This is an active and loaded cryptocurrency coin containing 1 BTC, equivalent to roughly US$38,000 at the time of cataloging (May 2022). It represents the final year of production by Casascius (Mike Caldwell) and is one of the most popular issues of the entire Casascius series with just about 8,350 of the 2013 Series 2 1 BTC funded in 2013 and 2014. This example displays vibrant honey-gold patina with hints of bronze and olive throughout.​

By Christopher Maisano, Numismatist

​The 1849 Proof dime is a rarity among Liberty Seated coinage and Proof coins as a whole. The example featured in our June 2022 auction is easily one of the rarest and most desirable coins in the sale. Graded Proof-66 in a PCGS Old Green Holder and with CAC approval, this dime is also an absolute beauty. Both sides displaying a blend of lavender-gray and olive-charcoal patina.​

By Christopher Maisano, Numismatist

​We are pleased to feature a Judd-10 1792 disme that will be a highlight in our August 2022 Global Showcase Auction. The 1792 disme is an important rarity, struck in very small numbers in the earliest days of the United States Mint. Today about 15 copper examples are known to survive in all grades, while only three are known in silver.​

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