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Categories  •  Stack's November 2004 United States Coins U. S. Colonial Coins
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Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
1 1723 Wood's Hibernia Halfpenny. Brilliant Uncirculated BU $575.00

- close to Choice. Deeply reflective glossy brown surfaces enhance a meticulous obverse strike, with its sharp-nosed head of George I. Reverse center displays somewhat less definition in the folds of Hibernia's draperies. A glass finds mild porosity in William Wood's complex alloy but the overall visual quality of this charming coin must be seen to be fully appreciated. NGC MS62BN.
2 1773 Virginia Halfpenny. Period after GEORGIVS. Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated VERY CH BU $950.00

Immaculate red-brown surfaces boast substantial mint red for exquisite visual quality. Such minute details as the Arms of England, Scotland and Brunswick on the reverse shield are meticulously defined. The Irish harp shows seven strings, a tribute to an exacting strike. Here is a near-Gem example of the only royally authorized coinage for any American colony, combining beauty, history...  more
3 1766 Pitt Halfpenny VF $1,000.00
1766 Pitt Halfpenny. Very Fine. Well detailed bust l. of THE RESTORER OF COMMERCE, William Pitt, whose...
Very Fine. Well detailed bust l. of THE RESTORER OF COMMERCE, William Pitt, whose impassioned opposition defeated the Stamp Act. Reverse depicts a sailing ship and partial legend hailing the FRIENDS OF LIBERTY AND TRADE. This token recalls a pivotal moment in the movement leading to American independence. Its deeply glossy brown surfaces offer outstanding visual quality. PCGS VF20.
4 1786 Vermont. Landscape type. VERMONTENSIUM. Ryder 6 VG to F $190.00
1786 Vermont. Landscape type. VERMONTENSIUM. Ryder 6. Very Good to Fine. 100.6 grains. Medium golden...
Very Good to Fine. 100.6 grains. Medium golden brown with darker color residing in deep planchet flaws, traces of pitting. Obverse shows full sun face and trees, plow and date. Reverse detail is much softer with DECIMA wholly gone.
5 1787 New Jersey. Maris 63-q F $125.00
1787 New Jersey. Maris 63-q. Fine. 152 grains. Deep uniform brown surfaces exhibit microporosity at...
Fine. 152 grains. Deep uniform brown surfaces exhibit microporosity at the obverse right. All devices are forceful in profile, weak in detail. A broad 30.9mm planchet gives the coin an imposing look.
6 1787 Massachusetts Cent. Ryder 2b-A. Horned Eagle EF $550.00
1787 Massachusetts Cent. Ryder 2b-A. Horned Eagle. Strong Very Fine, nearly Extremely Fine. 145.5...
Strong Very Fine, nearly Extremely Fine. 145.5 grains. Deep glossy brown, generally boldly detailed with a hint of edge roughness over WEALTH.
7 1788 Massachusetts Half Cent. R.1-B. F $275.00
1788 Massachusetts Half Cent. R.1-B. Fine. 77.6 grains. Pleasing smooth reddish-brown with smooth...
Fine. 77.6 grains. Pleasing smooth reddish-brown with smooth fields showing a very minor mark or two of minimal visual significance.
8 1796 Castorland Medal Restrike. Breen 1062. Choice Brilliant Proof CH BR PF $1,100.00
1796 Castorland Medal Restrike. Breen 1062. Choice Brilliant Proof with claims to Gem. Silver, 32.5mm,...
- with claims to Gem. Silver, 32.5mm, 11.65 grams. Reeded edge also bears the Paris Mint's Pointing Hand Privy Mark and ARGENT, used 1879. Struck with the original dies, identified by irregular old-style letters, notably in CASTORLAND below the mural-crowned city goddess. The reverse shows the beginning of the die bulge at PARENS that becomes pronounced before total die failure. Castorland...  more
9 1783 Washington. Unity States Cent. Baker 1 BU $1,300.00
1783 Washington. Unity States Cent. Baker 1. Copper. Plain edge. 114.7 grains. Brilliant Uncirculated....
Copper. Plain edge. 114.7 grains. Brilliant Uncirculated. Typically granular as made, with bold striations visible at the peripheries to make the issue appear already circulated at the time of release. The obverse is a light iridescent rose and blue while the reverse is a combination of iridescent yellow, purple, rose and blue-green. Believed struck about 1820 with the clear intent of...  more
10 1793 Washington Ship Halfpenny. Baker 18 CH AU $1,200.00
1793 Washington Ship Halfpenny. Baker 18. Copper. Choice About Uncirculated, on the cusp of full Mint...
Copper. Choice About Uncirculated, on the cusp of full Mint State. Deep smooth brown shows a tantalizing hint of underlying red. The sharply defined reverse shows a far less advanced die bulge than often seen on this desirable Washington token. NGC AU58BN.
11 1787 Fugio Cent. Newman 12-U. F-15 $280.00
1787 Fugio Cent. Newman 12-U. Fine-15. Main devices are reasonably bold, reverse shows STATES UNITED....
Fine-15. Main devices are reasonably bold, reverse shows STATES UNITED. Tan surfaces display normal wear, hints of granularity and a shallow planchet clip at 5:30 for added interest.
Categories  •  Stack's November 2004 United States Coins U. S. Half Cents U. S. Liberty Cap Half Cents
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
12 1793 Breen 1, Cohen 1 (R-4). Long 7, L above Brow, Period after AMERICA. VF-25 $6,100.00
1793 Breen 1, Cohen 1 (R-4). Long 7, L above Brow, Period after AMERICA. Very Fine-25. Boldly detailed...
Very Fine-25. Boldly detailed obverse shows 'I' of LIBERTY over juncture of hair and forehead, reverse wreath shows 16 leaves at right. Reverse center is typically weakly struck but the overall quality of this example of the first date and variety must be called excellent. Pleasing light brown fields join with lighter tan devices to provide bold beauty.
13 1797 Br.3a, C.3b (High R-4). Lettered Edge. Low Head, Triple Leaf AME. F-12 $750.00
1797 Br.3a, C.3b (High R-4). Lettered Edge. Low Head, Triple Leaf AME. Fine-12. This generally pleasing...
Fine-12. This generally pleasing coin is distinguished by light, near-tan devices. Both sides show general surface porosity, though the coin is generally glossy, without the ''dry'' look often associated with porous pieces. The strike is a trifle off center, the obverse shows the head placed too low, with a short pole to the cap. The reverse wreath is highly distinctive with 17 leaves...  more
Categories  •  Stack's November 2004 United States Coins U. S. Half Cents U. S. Classic Head Half Cents
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
14 1828 Br.1, C.1. 13 Stars, Leaf Beyond 'S.' AU-50 $110.00

About Uncirculated-50. Light reddish-brown surfaces complement clearly detailed, if moderately circulated devices, stars and letters.
15 1833 Br.1, C.1 AU-58 $140.00

About Uncirculated-58. This light reddish-brown coin is but a whisper from full Mint State. A glass and study reveal a couple of ancient scratches under the pleasing patina.
16 1834 Br.1, C.1. Mint State-63 MS-63 $350.00

Magnificent red-brown surfaces complement a meticulous impression of the dies. A hint of pale blue sheen adds to this coin's outstanding visual quality.
Categories  •  Stack's November 2004 United States Coins U. S. Large Cents
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17 1793 Chain AMERICA. S.3 (R-3). Leaning 'R' G-6 $5,600.00
1793 Chain AMERICA. S.3 (R-3). Leaning 'R'. Good-6. This obverse shows much of its major detail clearly,...
Good-6. This obverse shows much of its major detail clearly, the date spaced '1 7 93', and the 'R' in LIBERTY appears large, high and tipped sharply right, diagnostic for this distinctive variety. The reverse shows the Chain, denomination and fraction to be quite full, outer legend clear but STATES OF appears weak. Surfaces are deep brown and not of uniform smoothness, displaying some...  more
18 1794 Sheldon 22. Bent Locks, Mounds Reverse F-15 $220.00

Fine-15 in terms of wear and detail. The light brown obverse boasts a very bold strike with evenly distributed microporosity. The reverse shows the mounds at the top of the wreath very clearly, legend and denomination are complete if less forceful with a center dent and one edge defect.
19 1794 S.49. Short Bust, Closed Wreath AU-50 $1,800.00
1794 S.49. Short Bust, Closed Wreath. About Uncirculated-50 or thereabouts. This is a boldly struck,...
About Uncirculated-50 or thereabouts. This is a boldly struck, rich glossy brown example of what Dr. Maris called the Young Head, showing a high and crisply defined obverse rim, date with 4 tilted left, touching the truncation. 'R' of LIBERTY virtually rests on the hair. Reverse rim is low, wreath shows leaves almost touching at the top, the fraction shows a small '1' over distinctively...  more
20 1799 S.189 EF-40 $3,750.00
1799 S.189. Extremely Fine-40 in overall detail, uniformly porous surfaces show traces of corrosion....
Extremely Fine-40 in overall detail, uniformly porous surfaces show traces of corrosion. Date spaced '1 7 99' and LIBERTY are sharply defined on this obverse. The reverse displays clear legend, date and denomination with an ancient cut at 'UNI'. This example of the most desirable Draped Bust date displays an overall granular light brown with lighter areas on the reliefs. Here is a distinctly...  more
21 1842 N.3 (R-4). Large Date AU-55 $110.00

About Uncirculated-55. This glossy deep brown coin boasts a strong strike with a resultant wealth of bold detail. A glass finds a few ancient toned-over surface tics of no visual impact.
22 Survey Group of Late Dates EF-40 to AU-50 $550.00

Extremely Fine-40 to About Uncirculated-50, all cleaned and recolored a deep crystalline red. Includes 1847 N.7, 1848 N.41, 1850 N.10/21, 1851, 1852, 1853 N.24, 1854 N.25, 1855 N.8. Upright 5's; 1855 N.9. Slant 5's; 1856 Upright 5. 10 pieces.
23 1846 N.14 Recut 1. Mint State-60 MS-60 $140.00

Lovely reddish-brown surfaces join a meticulous strike, obverse edge shows a partial wire rim for added attraction.
24 1851 N.4, 1854 N.12, 1856 Upright 5. N.20 EF-45 $220.00

Extremely Fine-45; 1857 N.1. Large Date. Fine-15. Nicely matched reddish-brown examples of these Coronet Liberty dates, all presenting light and problem-free circulation. 4 pieces.
25 1851 N.25 (R-4) AU-50 $160.00

About Uncirculated-55; 1853 N.30. About Uncirculated-50. Lightly circulated coins, the first with a measurably off-center obverse, the second with a faint 'x' in the obverse field. 2 pieces.
Categories  •  Stack's November 2004 United States Coins U. S. Small Cents U. S. Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cents
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
26 1856 Snow 9. Very Choice Brilliant Proof VERY CH BR PF $15,500.00
1856 Snow 9. Very Choice Brilliant Proof. Pleasing olive-gold surfaces join a very bold strike, highlighted...
Pleasing olive-gold surfaces join a very bold strike, highlighted by hints of lighter golden lustre surrounding the sharply detailed legends, rims and devices. This delightful coin is essentially Gem in terms of its powerful visual appeal and is an exceptional example of this historic date from any perspective. PCGS PR64.
27 1856 Snow 9. Choice Brilliant Proof CH BR PF $12,500.00
1856 Snow 9. Choice Brilliant Proof. Another. Splendid glass-smooth gold surfaces show a tantalizing...
Another. Splendid glass-smooth gold surfaces show a tantalizing hint of rose. Deeper gold reverse shows a single edge spot at 3:00. This sparkling example of one of America's most sought-after Cents is very conservatively graded NGC PF63.
28 1857 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated VERY CH BU $850.00
1857 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated, only a whisper from fully Gem. An exquisite silver sheen...
- only a whisper from fully Gem. An exquisite silver sheen overlies meticulously detailed reliefs and wonderfully smooth reflective fields. The reverse shows the faintest hint of pale gold. PCGS MS64.
29 1857 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated VERY CH BU $1,000.00
1857 Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. Another. Incredibly smooth fields and precisely struck devices...
Another. Incredibly smooth fields and precisely struck devices display pale gold and claret toning of remarkable delicacy and stunning beauty. This razor-sharp coin stands at the very threshold of the Gem category. NGC MS64.
30 1857 Choice Brilliant Uncirculated CH BU $625.00

A third. The clearest red-gold surfaces combine with an exacting strike to give this wonderfully wholesome coin much of the quality and beauty of a higher grade. NGC MS63.
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