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1832 Capped Bust Half Dime.
PCGS MS-62 / CAC.  Rarity 2. Logan/McCloskey 7, Valentine 9.
A premium quality example  of the type, with sharp detail highlighted by exceptional color and radiant luster.

PCI MS-60. $800.
All issues of the No Motto Liberty Seated quarter type (1838-1853) with mintage below 1 million are regarded as very scarce in Mint State, including this date.  Above average strike and luster provides plenty of character to
the quality surfaces.

1840(O) Reverse of 1838
Medium Letters Reverse.
PCGS Genuine. $1100.
A mildly impaired example of this rarity. Struck at the New Orleans Mint with a reverse die of 1838, thus an example of one of the few U.S. Mint branch Mint issues without a mintmark.  The majority of surviving examples of this variety are found in Very Fine or lesser grade.  The total number of Mint State examples of this variety graded by all services is fewer than12, with the majority of those impounded in private collections.

1857 Large Cent, Small Date. N.2 PCGS AU-55. **$OLD !**
The 333,546 mintage in this final year of issue of the large cent is nearly the lowest of all of the dates of large cent type, and is very challenging to find without flaws in higher circulated grades or in Mint StateAlthough a color designation is not indicated on the holder, the coin has just enough red to merit a Red-Brown label. Newcomb 2 variety attribution guaranteed.

1847 LIBERTY SEATED 50 CENTS. PCGS AU-50, Guttag Family. $300.
  Brothers Julius and Henry Guttag were prominent numismatists and securities dealers in New York City in the 1920's and 1930's.  The business which was located on Wall Street, became a strong competitor for numismatist B.Max Mehl of Fort Worth, Texas.  The most recent sale of their extensive holdings was conducted by Stack's / Bowers in November 2011 at Baltimore, Maryland during the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo.
The moderate layer of toning over the entire coin subdues the merit of the sharpness of detail that is typically associated with a much higher condition.  In this day of so much controversy over the long term effects of intentional alteration of coin surfaces, it is remarkable to encounter a coin that has unequivocally been left in it's natural state of aging, as this coin displays.

Much of the U.S. silver specie dated from the span of the Civil War (1861-1865) has always been subject to extraordinary attention, which often results in very expensive examples.  This Philadelphia struck dime has survived the rigors of that demand without having become unreasonably so expensive.  An attractive blue patina frames the periphery of both sides of this dime, which is encapsulated in an early generation of PCGS holder.

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