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.
year of the San Francisco Mint that offers more charisma and historical importance than this piece.
Lot 3171: 1795 Small Eagle half eagle, BD-3, AU58 NGC.
This scarce variety is the most available of the 1795 Small Eagle half eagles; all other die pairings are rare in an absolute sense.
Lot 3175: 1802/1 half eagle, AU53 NGC. Breen-6440, BD-3, High R.7.
Clearly the rarest of all known 1802/1 half eagle varieties, with about five examples known today.
Lot 3215: 1842-C half eagle, Small Date, AU55 NGC. Variety 4-C, Die State I.
This issue is the rarest Charlotte half eagle, and is also the second rarest Charlotte coin behind the 1849-C Open Wreath gold dollar rarity. Four coins are listed on Winter's most recent Condition Census.
Lot 3216: 1842-C Small Date half eagle, AU58 PCGS. Variety 4-C, the only known dies. Die State II.
The two die states of this variety are easily distinguished by the presence or absence of a rim break at the top of the obverse, over star 7.
Lot 3266: 1861 half eagle MS65 Star NGC.
Despite its reputation as an available type coin, the 1861 half eagle is surprisingly elusive in better Mint State grades.
Lot 3292: 1878-CC half eagle, AU58 NGC.
The Carson City Mint was preoccupied in 1878 with striking Morgan Dollars (2.2 million coins), and not with half eagles (9,054 pieces); This coin is tied for the second finest certified.
Lot 3324: 1904 Liberty half eagle, PR67 Cameo NGC.
This is the finest 1904 proof Liberty half eagle that we have offered in any of our auctions, the previous best being a PR66 Cameo piece. Only one coin has certified finer.
Lot 3354: 1796 eagle XF40 PCGS, Breen-6832, Taraszka-6, BD-1, R.4.
The only known die pair for coinage of 1796, with total production for the year of 4,146 pieces (with the majority of these dated 1795).
Lot 3456: 1889 eagle PR64 PCGS.
The 1889 eagle had a production of only 45 pieces, a number that is somewhat on the low side even for the late 1880s and early 1890s. Ex: Bass II (Bowers and Merena, 10/1999), lot 1621.
Lot 3457: 1895 eagle PR65 Ultra Cameo NGC.
This stunning Gem has exceptional aesthetic appeal, and should prove to be a delightful addition to the connoisseur's collection. Both sides have impressively deep mirrors around highly lustrous and brilliant yellow devices. Only two certified finer.
Lot 3458: 1899 eagle, PR68 Star Ultra Cameo NGC.
There is and should be no doubt that this piece is the finest existing 1899 proof eagle.
Lot 3503: 1915 eagle, MS66 Star NGC.
The 1915 $10 enjoyed a high survival rate was quite high, but at the Gem level the 1915 become a condition rarity.
Lot 3579: 1861-S double eagle, MS62 PCGS.
Subsequent to the small production run of Paquet Reverse double eagles, the regular reverse die was used to strike 768,000 coins at the San Francisco Mint