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Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The 71st Anniversary Sale U. S. Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold) U. S. Liberty Head Half Eagles
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Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
2160 1879'CC' CH AU $5,200.00
1879'CC' Choice About Uncirculated. Plentiful sparkling lustre embellishes this coin's sharply defined...
Choice About Uncirculated. Plentiful sparkling lustre embellishes this coin's sharply defined design elements. The especially enticing reverse is essentially fully Mint State. One of only 17,281 pieces minted, this defect-free, highly appealing specimen is about as satisfying as the most demanding collector could reasonably obtain for this very rare date. With the surviving Mint State...  more
2161 1881 Choice Brilliant Uncirculated CH BU $800.00

Red-gold lustre and a scattering of light obverse tics define this pleasing coin.
2162 1882 Choice Brilliant Uncirculated CH BU $750.00

Honey gold surfaces are bathed in satiny mint bloom for a wonderfully pleasing look.
2163 1882 AU $425.00

About Uncirculated, reverse shows three vandal scratches; 1886 Very Fine, surfaces pitted; 1904'S' Extremely Fine with red-gold around the reliefs. 3 pieces.
2164 1883'CC' CH AU $5,250.00
1883'CC' Choice About Uncirculated. This exciting coin displays only a modest amount of light wear...
Choice About Uncirculated. This exciting coin displays only a modest amount of light wear on its generally smooth surfaces and carefully struck reliefs. Abundant frosty mint lustre crowns the roster of visual attractions for this delightful coin. This is an elusive date in any grade and particularly rare at the extraordinary quality level offered here. Only 12,598 pieces were struck....  more
2165 1885 Brilliant Uncirculated BU $200.00

- very close to Choice. Plentiful sparkling lustre covers both sides, the obverse field shows a couple of bag abrasions.
2166 1885'S' Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated VERY CH BU $1,600.00
1885'S' Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. This lemon yellow example radiates satiny mint lustre...
This lemon yellow example radiates satiny mint lustre for an attractive look. A bold strike adds to the charm of this pleasing coin.
2167 1886 AU $290.00

About Uncirculated. Pale lemon yellow surfaces may have been gently wiped in the past but still display a good deal of protected lustre.
2168 1886'S' Brilliant Uncirculated BU $175.00

Medium greenish-gold toning over surfaces that exhibit a moderate amount of contact marks. A bold strike adds to this coin's appeal.
2169 1887'S' Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated VERY CH BU $1,900.00
1887'S' Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. Silky mint lustre dominates the surfaces of this beautiful...
Silky mint lustre dominates the surfaces of this beautiful example. Coppery gold surfaces display a bold strike for additional visual allure. NGC MS64.
2170 1891 CH AU $375.00

Choice About Uncirculated; 1898 Brilliant Uncirculated. First coin presents virtually matte surfaces, second was lightly brushed at one time. 2 pieces.
2171 1892 Gem Brilliant Uncirculated GEM BU $4,500.00
1892 Gem Brilliant Uncirculated. This blazing example is completely engulfed in satiny mint brilliance....
This blazing example is completely engulfed in satiny mint brilliance. A needle sharp strike adds to the majestic beauty of this bright yellow gold specimen. A gorgeous coin that is sure to please.
2172 1892 Gem Brilliant Uncirculated GEM BU $5,000.00
1892 Gem Brilliant Uncirculated. A wire rim at the upper half of the obverse is a sure sign of a razor...
A wire rim at the upper half of the obverse is a sure sign of a razor sharp strike. The honey gold surfaces are dominated by radiant mint sheen for an eye arresting appeal. A special coin for the most discriminating of collectors.
2173 1892 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated VERY CH BU $4,000.00
1892 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. A magnificently frosty example that is quite near to being...
A magnificently frosty example that is quite near to being in the fully Gem classification. A beautiful coin.
2174 1892 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated VERY CH BU $7,500.00
1892 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. This exquisitely lustrous example is only a few light natural...
This exquisitely lustrous example is only a few light natural copper spots away from a higher grade. A well struck and virtually pristine example.
2175 1892 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated VERY CH BU $3,750.00
1892 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. This specimen is completely ensconced in silky mint brilliance...
This specimen is completely ensconced in silky mint brilliance for a bold effect. A wonderful lemon yellow little jewel.
2176 1892 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated VERY CH BU $4,250.00
1892 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. A needle sharp strike gives a bold look to this magnificently...
A needle sharp strike gives a bold look to this magnificently lustrous example. A lovely coin with only the most minute frost breaks.
2177 1892 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated VERY CH BU $4,500.00
1892 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. A touch of deep toning is found in the hair above Liberty's...
A touch of deep toning is found in the hair above Liberty's ear on this otherwise bright coppery gold example. Minimal signs of contact give this highly lustrous example great eye appeal.
2178 1892 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated VERY CH BU $3,700.00
1892 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. Honey gold color and a minimal amount of contact gives a...
Honey gold color and a minimal amount of contact gives a bold look. A bold strike and a wealth of radiant frost add to the charm.
2179 1892 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated VERY CH BU $3,250.00
1892 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. Satiny mint brilliance completely engulfs the rose gold surfaces...
Satiny mint brilliance completely engulfs the rose gold surfaces of this wonderful coin. A well struck and exceptionally preserved specimen.
2180 1892 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated VERY CH BU $3,750.00
1892 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. This glorious example is aglow with radiant mint lustre....
This glorious example is aglow with radiant mint lustre. The rich honey gold surfaces exhibit a bold strike for maximum eye appeal.
2181 1892 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated VERY CH BU $4,250.00
1892 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. Bright yellow gold surfaces are bathed in a wealth of silky...
Bright yellow gold surfaces are bathed in a wealth of silky mint lustre. A bold strike and lack of mentionable marks adds to the endearing charm.
2182 1892 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated VERY CH BU $5,500.00
1892 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. This yellow gold example displays some copper toning particularly...
This yellow gold example displays some copper toning particularly in the field above Liberty's hair. The coin is well struck and free of significant marks.
2183 1892 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated VERY CH BU $4,000.00
1892 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. A virtually pristine example that is dominated by mint fresh...
A virtually pristine example that is dominated by mint fresh lustre. A well struck bright yellow gold coin.
2184 1892 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated VERY CH BU $4,500.00
1892 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. A visually exciting coin that is pale yellow gold with natural...
A visually exciting coin that is pale yellow gold with natural copper, magenta and carbon gray tones in Liberty's hair and in the field above. A boldly struck coin with wonderfully lustrous surfaces.
2185 1892 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated VERY CH BU $3,500.00
1892 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. Silky mint lustre dominates the surfaces of this lovely jewel....
Silky mint lustre dominates the surfaces of this lovely jewel. A meticulously impressed strike adds to the alluring charm.
2186 1892 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated VERY CH BU $4,000.00
1892 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. This example is bathed in silky mint bloom for a glorious...
This example is bathed in silky mint bloom for a glorious effect. A beautiful pale yellow example featuring a bold strike.
2187 1892 Choice Brilliant Uncirculated CH BU $1,000.00
1892 Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. A lustrous example with some deep coppery staining at the date....
A lustrous example with some deep coppery staining at the date. A pinkish gold hue adds to the look.
2188 1893'CC' Brilliant Uncirculated BU $3,000.00
1893'CC' Brilliant Uncirculated and virtually Choice. Flashing cartwheel lustre is lavished on smooth...
- and virtually Choice. Flashing cartwheel lustre is lavished on smooth fields and bold devices. A glass finds a minute tic or two on this conservatively graded specimen of the last of the popular 'CC' dates. NGC MS62.
2189 1893'CC' CH EF $600.00

Choice Extremely Fine. Circulation is light and uniform, pleasing red-gold outlines the reliefs on this example of the final 'CC' date.
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