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Gold: $1,970.99
Silver: $24.26
Platinum: $911.98
Palladium: $2,118.67
G/S: 81.24
Pt/G: 0.46
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Category:
Category:  Coins > Nickels > Shield
PCGS:
PCGS:  003838
Cert:
Cert:  35602758
Price:
Price:  $525

Upcoming Auction Highlights

  • Jewelry & Heirlooms No. 9    View Lots
  • 11/6/2020 - Saint Charles Convention Center
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  • 14K White Gold Diamond Ring with a 1.23 Carat Sapphire, GIA #6204412373
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  • Not everyone wants a diamond in their engagement ring, right? This killer natural blue oval sapphire has a deep royal blue color, GIA Report #6204412373 (polished after grading with new weight of 1.23 ct.) and is surrounded by .25 cttw in brilliant cut round side diamonds, SI clarity, G color. Ring size 5.5. 2.6 dwt.
 

Previous Auction Highlights

  • The Midwest Summer Sale - 2020    View Lots
  • 7/24/2020 - Saint Charles Convention Center
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  • Lot #812 - 1941-S PCGS MS-65+, and a 1942-S NGC MS-65
  • Hammer: $575
  • Half Dollars-Walking Liberty
  • KVK Collection. Better late-date San Francisco half-dollars create a very nice pairing at the properly assigned "gem" level. A typical strike leaves some central details a bit flat for 1941-S, and the bright silver-white surface, generally free from major contact, shows a couple of gentle linear abrasions in the obverse right field. 1942-S "Nevada Silver Collection" has only slightly better details than its companion, but the obverse right field actually appears even nicer such that the whole coin appears outstanding for the grade. Two coin lot.
 
  • The Collectors' Auction - 2019    View Lots
  • 11/8/2019 - Saint Charles Convention Center
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  • Lot #643 - 1853 Arrows NGC PR-65
  • Hammer: $18,750
  • Dimes-Liberty Seated
  • The Michael Scot Collection. Mintage: 5 (estimated). The 1853 "with arrows" proof dime is too rare for combined certified population reports to be of any use, and quoting from them would be a disservice to a coin of legendary status. For example, a single piece (the Kaufman dime) currently residing in an NGC PR-66 holder was downgraded from a PCGS PR-66+ grade, yet it isn't clear whether it still figures into both population reports. Absurdly, for a coin whose mintage may have been five pieces at most, the two major grading services total up to NINE existing examples. At any rate, the present specimen carries no such baggage, as it has been in its original NGC holder for many years.

    The "proof" origin of the 1853 dimes has been debated in other circles (as it always seems to be for early proofs), and this cataloger is not qualified to offer any subjective pronouncements, so let's simply move on to some defining characteristics of interest. In the first place, the dies were carefully prepared for this striking, without doubt. While clash marks remain on both sides, obvious effort was made to polish them off the dies ("lapping") as can be inferred by the innumerable parallel striations in the fields. Because this is such a bright, untoned example, it isn't difficult at all to examine the clash marks, which most obviously erupt to the right of Liberty's portrait. Here and there on the reverse, isolated raised areas, corresponding to low points of the die, can be seen, especially through "ME". This coin is a die-state specialist's dream.

    Because of the NGC holder, we cannot examine the edge of the coin. However, persistent examination allows the viewer to determine that a knifelike edge raises up, apparently entire around both rims, and this indicates either extra striking pressure, or multiple strikes. In either case, that implies extra-special care taken during the manufacturing process. Finally, as befits the NGC "gem" grade, the coin was obviously preserved very carefully, the only contact being a microscopic tick at the top of the bosom. As a footnote, this coin evidently traces provenance back to "The 1853 Collection", sold by Superior in October 2005, Lot 4345.

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