Pair of 1794 Dollars Lead Heritage's May 2008 Long Beach Auction A pair of 1794 silver dollars and three Continental dollars are among the rarities included in the catalog for the Official Auction of the May 2008 Long Beach Coin Expo.
The famous Dotted Date dollar has been listed in the IGuide Book Q for a number of years, and this is the finest known survivor.
Lot 2201: (1797) New York Theatre Penny Token, D&H-Middlesex-167, Rulau-E-NY-892, PR64 Brown PCGS.
The obverse shows THE THEATRE AT NEW YORK (Park Theater), which opened in New York City on Monday, January 29, 1798 with a performance of 'As You Like It.' The token is one of the nicest of the British Conder series. Ex: 2007 Milwaukee Signature Auction (Heritage, 8/2007), lot 1523, which realized $32,200.
Lot 2956: 1808 $2.50 MS61 NGC, Breen-6125, BD-1, R.4.
Struck in just this one year, only 2,710 pieces were minted and of that number it has been estimated that fewer than 40 pieces exist today in all grades. Ex: Dr. Robert W. Dingle Collection (Heritage, 6/2001), lot 8829.
Lot 3461: 1907 $10 Wire Rim, Periods, MS67 NGC, Judd-1901, formerly J-1774.
The Periods variants of the 1907 Saint-Gaudens eagle hold an interesting place in American numismatics, as either patterns or regular issues. Only three have been certified finer.
These large $50 "slugs" are simply some of the most impressive artifacts to have survived California's exciting Gold Rush era.
Lot 180: 1916-D dime, MS65 Full Bands PCGS.
At 264,000 pieces struck, the 1916-D has less than a quarter of the original mintage of its nearest rival, the 1921-D dime. From the Tremont Collection.
Lot 295: 1818 quarter dollar MS66 PCGS. B-3, R.2. Breen Die State II.
A magnificent Premium Gem with gorgeous cherry-red, lime-green and canary-gold toning, it is highly probable that this is the finest 1818 Browning-3 in a PCGS holder, as only one coin of this date has been certified finer. From The Silbermünzen Collection.
Lot 306: 1820 quarter dollar PR64 NGC. B-1.
A beautiful Choice proof with lovely golden-brown, jade-green, honey-gold, and lilac-gray toning. Ex: Auction '89 (Superior, 7/1989), lot 566, From The Silbermünzen Collection.
Lot 307: 1828 quarter dollar PR64 PCGS. B-4.
The Narrow Date variety has less space between the 82, relative to B-1 through B-3.
Ex: Thomas S. Chalkley Collection (Superior, 10/1990), lot 2564, which realized $41,800. From The Silbermünzen Collection.
Lot 308: 1833 quarter dollar PR65 PCGS. B-1. Period after 25 C.
An outstanding specimen of this formidable rarity, as the portrait, eagle, and right-side stars have a needle-sharp strike. Ex: Auction '86 (Superior, 7/1986), lot 1091; Thomas S. Chalkley Collection (Superior, 10/1990), lot 2568, which realized $70,400. From The Silbermünzen Collection.
Lot 321: 1866-S quarter dollar MS66 PCGS. Briggs 1-A.
This is the finest certified example, of only 28,000 pieces struck; housed in a first generation holder, it apparently has not appeared at auction since it was encapsulated, and twenty years after it was first graded, it remains the single finest certified example. From The Silbermünzen Collection.
Lot 539: 1825 half dollar VF20 ANACS O-118 Third