U.S. Coin Rarities Lead Suite of Heritage's Sept. 2008 Long Beach Signature® Auctions An O-101 1796 15 Stars half dollar (Lot 2018), certified AU58 by PCGS is joined by many other gold and silver rarities in Heritage's Long Beach Signature® Auction, being held Sept 17-21, 2008.
by NGC; as a comparison, the incredible Walter Husak Collection auctioned by Heritage on February 15, 2008 contained 'only' an AU50!
Lot 753: 1918/7-D 5C MS62 PCGS.
The present example, scarce in this grade, shows significant die erosion, as the die crack runs all the way down to the corner of the Indian's mouth, the most advanced state of the dies we have ever seen for this particular rarity.
Lot 833: 1937-D 5C Three-Legged MS65 PCGS.
The 1937-D Three-Legged nickel is one of the more significant and famous varieties in American numismatics, and only four have been certified finer by PCGS.
Lot 1269: 1915-S $50 Panama-Pacific MS62 PCGS
The Panama-Pacific International Exposition, held in San Francisco, ran from Feb. 20 through Dec. 4, 1915, on a 635-acre site near the present-day Marina.
Lot 1270: 1915-S $50 Round Panama-Pacific MS64 NGC. CAC.
Designer Robert Aitken's fifty dollar commemorative continued the classical allusions of the renaissance that began with Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1907, and also celebrated the recovery of the "City by the Bay" from the devastating Great Earthquake and Fire.
Lot 1271: 1915-S $50 Octagonal Panama-Pacific MS64 NGC. CAC.
This is a wonderful realization of Aitken's design, with brilliant luster cascading from the surfaces, which are predominantly orange-gold on each side.
Lot 1298: 1926 $2.50 Sesquicentennial MS66 Star NGC.
Only five 1926 Sesquicentennial quarter eagle commemoratives have been awarded the coveted Star designation by NGC, with the finest being two MS66 specimens.
Lot 1300: 1903 Jefferson Gold Dollar, PR67 Ultra Cameo NGC.
One of two gold commemoratives struck to help offset the cost of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, held in St. Louis to celebrate the 100th anniversary of this monumental event.
Lot 1352: 1853 50C Arms of California 50 Cents, BG-435, Low R.5, MS62 PCGS.
This date has always been one of the most sought-after in the popular California fractional gold series, with the distinctive obverse modeled after the state arms. From The Hamous Collection of California Gold.
Lot 1533: 1864-S quarter, MS64 PCGS.
One of the finest known survivors, from The Nevada Collection of Seated Quarters.
Lot 1538: 1872-S Quarter, MS66 PCGS.
The incomparable Norweb example, ranking among the most challenging Motto Seated quarters. From The Nevada Collection of Seated Quarters.
Lot 1554: PCGS-certified 15 Piece 1873 Proof Set
A lovely set from an important year for numismatic varieties.