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.
in the planchet and inserting the sliver, which extended slightly past the planchet surface.
Lot 883: 1803 dollar, B-5, BB-252, MS63 NGC.
The obverse die is known only in this single die combination and is only found perfect, while the reverse was used for several different varieties beginning in 1801. Technically, the reverse die was first used in 1802, followed in combination with an 1801 dated obverse, then for these 1803 dollars.
Lot 937: 1871-CC dollar AU58 NGC.
Another of the Carson City Mint's rare silver coins, the entire mintage of 1,376 1871-CC dollars (a figure more suited to 18th century American gold than 19th century silver) was struck in August of that year. Only four known finer.
Lot 942: 1846 Seated dollar PR65 PCGS. Breen-5436.
The proof-only blundered date variety, which Breen describes as "date first entered much too low and oblique, then largely effaced and corrected; parts of upper halves of 846 show in lower halves of final position of date." From The Silbermünzen Collection.
Lot 1059: 1922 No D Strong Reverse cent, MS64 Red and Brown NGC.
An amazing example of the popular 1922 No D cent with the strong reverse; only examples like the present piece, from the Strong Reverse die pair, also known as Die Pair 2, are the true No D cents.
Lot 1647: 1796 half cent, With Pole, AU55 PCGS. C-2, B-2, High R.4. EAC 45.
The 1796 half cent is the classic rarity of the denomination; from a mintage of just 1,390 coins, perhaps 10% exist today. Ex: Julian Leidman; Jim McGuigan; Benson Collection Sale (Goldberg Coins, 2/2002), lot 32; Stuart Levine (2/2002). From The Colonel Steven Ellsworth Collection of U.S. Half Cents.
Lot 1792: 1803 Large Date, Small Fraction cent, S-264, B-24, High R.4. NCS.
S-264 is the sole 1803 die marriage that pairs a Large Date obverse with a Small Fraction reverse. EAC 20.
Lot 1818: (1615-16) Sommer Islands Sixpence, Large Portholes, Breen-3. NCS. AU Details. Breen-3.
It has been a number of years since any example of any denomination of early Bermuda silver has reached the Heritage auction block, and the present piece is the first Sommer Islands sixpence we have offered - it is that rare! >From The Liberty Collection of American Colonial Coinage, Part Three.
Lot 1819: 1652 Willow Tree Sixpence, Noe 1-A, Fine Details NCS.
This is the #5 specimen (of ten known examples) on the 1943 Noe plate of Willow Tree sixpences, attributed as the property of a "Mid-West Coin Firm." Today, still only fourteen pieces are known. Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2007), lot 700. From The Liberty Collection of American Colonial Coinage, Part Three.
Lot 1820: 1652 Willow Tree Shilling, Noe 3-E, Fine Details, NCS.
After the NE coinage was struck in 1652, the Willow Tree shillings began to be produced the same year, and the earlier varieties of Willow Tree shillings show how unfamiliar the coiner was with the rocker press. Ex: Stearns Collection