1838-O Branch Mint Proof Reeded Edge Half and Husak Large Cents Lead "Incredible" Heritage Auction Bidding described as "astronomical," "incredible," "feverish," and "stunning" greeted the long awaited Large Cent Collection of Walter Husak at Heritage's Official Auction - February 14-16, 2008
The 1806/5 overdate quarter is one of the prominent, "naked eye" overdates that are so popular with collectors today. Ex: Randall Collection; Garrett Collection; Johns Hopkins University. From The Southwest Collection.
The Act of February 21, 1853, reduced the weight of silver coins to a figure that would eliminate bullion dealers' profits and thus discourage further melting, which required an identifying mark to distinguish them from earlier mintages: arrows at each side of the date, with rays behind the eagle. None certified finer. From The Southwest Collection.
Lot 477: 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter, MS66 Full Head NGC.
The fourth edition of Standing Liberty Quarters opines that less than 3% of the minuscule mintage of 52,000 pieces comes with a Full Head, and this is among the finest known. From The Southwest Collection.
Lot 526: 1795 Half Dollar, 2 Leaves, Blundered Die O-113a. MS64 NGC.
The obverse die is immediately recognized by the heavy die chip between the 5 and final star, and the blundered reverse die by the engraving error with the A in STATES punched over the E. This specimen, Ex: Eliasberg, is probably the finest known. >From The Southwest Collection.
Lot 834: 1795 Flowing Hair $1, B-2, BB-20, Two Leaves Variety. MS64 NGC.
The Flowing Hair, Small Eagle design was the first struck silver coinage after the opening of First Philadelphia Mint in 1793, used on half dimes, half dollars, and silver dollars dated 1794 and 1795. From The Southwest Collection.