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.
only early gold issue, regardless of denomination, bearing the 9+4 star arrangement.
Lot 3821: 1799 $10 Large Stars Obverse MS63 PCGS. BD-10, R.3.
Traditionally, the 1799 Small Stars ten has been considered scarcer than the Large Stars variety of the same year, but recent research casts doubt.
Lot 3823: 1800 $10 VF35 PCGS. Breen-6842, BD-1, High R.3.
The BD-1 is the only known variety for 1800 eagles, with all examples showing star 7 double-punched, and many displaying a die crack along the top of LIBERTY. From The Menlo Park Collection.
Lot 3833: 1801 $10 MS63 NGC. Breen-6843, Taraszka-25, BD-2, R.2.
Amazingly, the large emission of 44,344 1801-dated tens occurred with only two die pairings. From The Mississippi Collection.
Lot 3853: 1846 $10 MS62 NGC.
This wonderful coin is tied with one other as the finest known of a meager 20,095 business strikes.
Lot 3858: 1846/5-O $10 MS62 NGC.
Although undesignated as such on the NGC holder, this is actually an unrecognized 1846/5-O eagle, and as such it is a great rarity in this condition. This overdate coin appears clearly to be well within the Condition Census.
Lot 3904: 1874 $10 MS65 NGC.
This With Motto Liberty eagle issue is impressively detailed with creamy luster that enlivens the beautifully preserved surfaces; none certified finer.
Lot 3908: 1875-CC $10 AU50 NGC.
The 1875-CC is one of the rarest Carson City eagles and boasts a diminutive mintage of just 7,715 pieces. Only ten certified finer.
Lot 3957: 1906 $10 PR67 Star Cameo NGC.
A phenomenal coin, both extremely rare and tied for the finest certified.
Lot 3958: 1907 $10 Wire Rim MS65 PCGS. CAC.
Mint Director George Roberts, in one of his last official correspondences, mentioned President Roosevelt's involvement in the production and distribution of the experimental pieces that would later become known as the Wire Rim, Periods variety.
Lot 3968: 1907 $10 No Periods MS67 NGC.
The 1907 No Periods eagle was the third Indian Head type ten struck at the Philadelphia Mint that year.
Lot 3984: 1910-D $10 MS66 NGC.
This example features radiant luster and the finely granular surfaces usually seen on this issue.
Lot 4118: 1871-CC $20 AU50 NGC.
For collectors today, the CC mintmark carries an undeniable appeal, with their romantic associations with the Wild West.
Lot 4119: 1871-CC $20 AU58 NGC.
Though the 1870-CC double eagle is substantially more elusive and exponentially more famous, the 1871-CC twenty is also challenging and low-mintage.
Lot 4353: 1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS64 PCGS.
More than a century after his design for the double eagle first made its way into circulation, Augustus Saint-Gaudens and his coin design legacy have become seemingly permanent fixtures on American coinage.
Lot 4354: 1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS64 NGC.
The Wire Rim and Flat Rim 'varieties' actually reflect minor changes in Mint apparatus, rather than actual varieties or even die states. From The Mississippi Collection.