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1838 Liberty Seated Half Dime. No Drapery. Valentine-11. Large Stars.
Exceptional Gem Mint State 1838 Liberty Seated Half DimeLarge Stars Obverse1838 Liberty Seated Half Dime. No Drapery. Valentine-11. Large Stars. Mint State-67+ (PCGS).Golden-orange hues at the centers warm to violet and sapphire iridescence at the peripheries. The devices are uniformly bold, retaining pleasant intricacy despite a later die state. Refinishing lines are seen Liberty's shoulder in the left obverse field, joined by a more prominent die mark that spans the outer points of stars 12 and 13. The reverse features a clockwise rotation of perhaps 25 degrees, and displays subtle clashing behind the M and E of DIME that Valentine curiously references as "a flaw in background." Frosty luster blankets each side complementing the pristine surfaces. The 1838 half dime has a mintage of 2,225,000 pieces, the second highest of the denomination since its inception in 1794. Valentine's magnum opus published in 1931 notes 14 distinct die pairings for the date, with Kamal Ahwash recognizing a 15th in 1975. While specialists explicitly distinguish between the Large Stars and scarcer Small Stars varieties, the latter is merely a lapped die state of the former, as just a single star size was used for all of the 1838 mintage. This superb Large Stars gem sits firmly in the condition census for the issue, ranking among the top five coins certified by PCGS.PCGS# 4317. PCGS Population: 2, 3 finer (MS-68+ finest). (1838 Large Stars)Provenance: Heritage's sale of January 2007, lot 850; Heritage's sale of the Duffy Collection, July 2008, lot 1595, via Larry Hanks. Est. $15,000-$20,000Read more
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Österreich/Niob - 25 Euro 2011
Beschreibung Robotik, Etui und Zertifikat. Stempelglanz, BeschreibungRead more
2008 UNCIRCULATED PRESIDENTIAL DOLLAR COINS SET
2008 PRESIDENTIAL DOLLAR COINS SET: Boxed un-circulated 8 coin set including the following, two versions of each president listed, one each from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints - John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren and James Monroe. Also included is an additional Andrew Jackson presidential dollar.Read more
Australia, Bullion Dealers Token, c.1855
Australia, Joseph Lane & Son, Australia, Joseph Lane & Son (based at 3 Great Charles Street, Birmingham, England), Copper Halfpenny Trade / Advertising Token, undated (c.1855), thick flan, obverse: 3 Gt CHARLES St BIRMINGHAM in three curved lines at the centre, JOSEPH LANE & SON BULLION DEALERS & REFINERS around, all within beaded border, reverse: FOR ALLOYING GOLD in three lines at the centre, REFINED AUSTRALIAN COPPER around, all within beaded border, edge plain, diam. 29mm (Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins 673). Choice good extremely fine, obverse with small scrape and black mark but with much original mint red lustre on both sides, very rare. Choice good extremely fine, obverse with small scrape and black mark but with much original mint red lustre on both sides, very rareRead more
Francis Hopkinson Declaration of Independence Signer
FRANCIS HOPKINSON, (1737-1791). Signer of the Declaration of Independence as a Delegate from New Jersey, Federal Judge, American Author, and he played a key role in the Design of the First American Flag and design of the Great Seal of the United States.Read more
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