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1652 Massachusetts Pine Tree shilling. AU-50 (PCGS)
1652 Massachusetts Pine Tree shilling. AU-50 (PCGS)   
Even light silver gray with hints of coppery toning in areas. The tree on this archetypical Large Planchet Pine Tree shilling variety is nicely defined and most of the obverse legend is on the planchet. The reverse is even better centered and shows f...
Service:
PCGS
Grade:
AU 50
Price Realized:
$7,475.00
2
1652 Massachusetts Pine Tree shilling. F-12
1652 Massachusetts Pine Tree shilling. F-12   
44.4 grains, 21.4 x 22.1 mm. A very pleasing and natural-looking coin that was clipped during its time in circulation. Based on this piece's weight—almost exactly 5/8 of what a newly coined Massachusetts Pine Tree shilling should optimally weigh, it ...
Service:
Raw
Grade:
F 12
Price Realized:
$1,265.00
3
1652 Massachusetts Pine Tree shilling. EF-45 (NGC)
1652 Massachusetts Pine Tree shilling. EF-45 (NGC)   
72.0 grains according to the NGC encapsulation. Even deep pewter gray with lighter silver devices. A pleasing example, free of significant flaws. The appearance of granularity, particularly on the reverse, is a product of the die and is seen on other...
Service:
NGC
Grade:
EF 45
Not Sold
4
1652 Massachusetts Pine Tree shilling. EF-40 (PCGS)
1652 Massachusetts Pine Tree shilling. EF-40 (PCGS)   
Glossy deep gray surfaces yield highly attractive golden toning under a light. The central tree device is well rendered and the legends on both sides are nearly complete. Some letter tops are interrupted at the rim, and GL of ENGLAND is a bit indisti...
Service:
PCGS
Grade:
EF 40
Price Realized:
$3,910.00
5
(ca. 1667-69) Saint Patrick's farthing. VF-20
(ca. 1667-69) Saint Patrick's farthing. VF-20   
81.9 grains. Glossy dark chocolate brown with moderate granularity but excellent sharpness. The planchet is a bit narrow and shows a plain edge. The legends and kneeling king are both especially well defined, and the golden splasher is ideally center...
Service:
Raw
Grade:
VF 20
Price Realized:
$2,530.00
6
(ca. 1667-69) Saint Patrick's farthing. VF-20
(ca. 1667-69) Saint Patrick's farthing. VF-20   
81.7 grains. Pleasing medium brown with good gloss and a bright brassy splash well-centered under the crown. Some very faint granularity is seen under magnification, most significantly around the "sea beasts" but not of consequence anywhere. The stri...
Service:
Raw
Grade:
VF 20
Price Realized:
$2,760.00
7
(ca. 1667-69) Saint Patrick's farthing. F-12
(ca. 1667-69) Saint Patrick's farthing. F-12   
103.1 grains. Nice even dark chocolate brown and steel surfaces are smooth and glossy, showing practically none of the usually encountered granularity or scattered pitting. Some light hairlines are seen, and the brass splash has toned down to a dark ...
Service:
Raw
Grade:
F 12
Price Realized:
$1,150.00
8
(ca. 1667-69) Saint Patrick's farthing. VF-25
(ca. 1667-69) Saint Patrick's farthing. VF-25   
101.5 grains. Lovely glossy light brown, an unusual color for this series, with mostly smooth surfaces. The region left of the kneeling king is a bit granular but the detail is excellent and the dark golden splash is centered and intact. The Saint Pa...
Service:
Raw
Grade:
VF 25
Price Realized:
$1,150.00
9
(ca. 1667-69) Saint Patrick's farthing. VF-25
(ca. 1667-69) Saint Patrick's farthing. VF-25   
86.5 grains. Nice glossy medium brown surfaces show excellent visual appeal. The design elements are bold from center to rim, with far nicer central definition than usually seen even on pieces graded EF. A patch of old gilding remains at QVIES. The s...
Service:
Raw
Grade:
VF 25
Price Realized:
$3,220.00
10
A selection of pleasing, smooth Saint Patrick's farthings
A selection of pleasing, smooth Saint Patrick's farthings   
Grades range from VG to Fine, each quite attractive though showing some central strike-related weakness. The following Griffee numbers are included: G1-2/1a, G1-4/0m, G1-4/2g, G31-6/3b, G41-5/5a, G72-2/1a, the last being a Griffee coin with the brass...
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Raw
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Price Realized:
$3,220.00
11
A collector accumulation of Saint Patrick's farthings
A collector accumulation of Saint Patrick's farthings   
Grades range from VG to VF or better, but with surfaces showing granularity or more significant roughness. An interesting arrangement of Breen and Griffee varieties, including a pleasing specimen with a heavy break in PLE of PLEBS. Best to be examine...
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Raw
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Price Realized:
$3,910.00
12
A group of Saint Patrick's farthings
A group of Saint Patrick's farthings   
Grades range from AG to VF by sharpness, but each is quite rough and one is bent. One Griffee coin is included in the group (Ex. 2003 C4 sale, Lot 236 with ticket), but the roughness makes attributions challenging. An interesting group for the studen...
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Raw
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Price Realized:
$3,450.00
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1773 Virginia halfpenny. MS-64 BN (NGC)
1773 Virginia halfpenny. MS-64 BN (NGC)   
Choice chocolate brown surfaces with hints of mint color in some areas. Especially well struck, with a boldly defined center to the Virginia shield and more than 3/4 of the dentils around the periphery. No marks, hairlines, or flyspecks are seen, mak...
Service:
NGC
Grade:
MS 64 BN
Price Realized:
$1,840.00
14
Selection of French colonial and related types
Selection of French colonial and related types   
* 1710-AA 30 deniers. Metz mint. Breen-282. VF-20. Medium gray, usual planchet granularity, some areas of striking weakness * 1711-D 30 deniers. Lyon mint. Breen-284. VF-30. Dark gray, quite granular, obverse planchet striation * 1721-H 9 deniers. La...
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Raw
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Price Realized:
$977.50
15
1720-A livre d'argent de la Compagnie des Indes. MS-62 (NGC)
1720-A livre d'argent de la Compagnie des Indes. MS-62 (NGC)   
An avidly collected French silver piece from the tenure of John Law, often included in collections of French colonial types for its association with the Mississippi Bubble scheme. Highly lustrous brilliant silver gray with excellent cartwheel. Very a...
Service:
NGC
Grade:
MS 62
Price Realized:
$1,610.00
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1767-A French colonies sou. AU-50 (PCGS)
1767-A French colonies sou. AU-50 (PCGS)   
Attractive deep mahogany brown with superb sharpness for this issue. The surfaces are very finely granular under magnification, a common condition on this issue that saw use in the Caribbean. A dig is noted under 17 of the date but there are no other...
Service:
PCGS
Grade:
AU 50
Price Realized:
$460.00
17
1776 Continental Currency dollar. EF-40 (PCGS)
1776 Continental Currency dollar. EF-40 (PCGS)   
An ideally collectible, lightly worn specimen of one of the most popular of all American coins. Abundant lustrous light silver gray persists around deeper toned pewter gray centers and devices. The detail is still very bold, particularly at peripheri...
Service:
PCGS
Grade:
EF 40
Price Realized:
$29,900.00
18
A collection of Nova Constellatio coppers by variety, along with a popular Washington piece
A collection of Nova Constellatio coppers by variety, along with a popular Washington piece   
* 1783 Crosby 2-B. Pointed Rays, Small US. VF-30. Nice medium brown, smooth, linear planchet fissure on obverse, some hairlines * 1785 Crosby 1-B. Blunt Rays, Script US. VF-25. Mottled deep olive-brown, naturally retoning and attractive, smooth surfa...
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Raw
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Price Realized:
$1,955.00
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1788 New Jersey copper. VF-20
1788 New Jersey copper. VF-20   
143.1 grains, 27.1 mm. An important specimen of this highly challenging and distinctive variety. Light olive with golden toning on the obverse, deeper olive on the reverse. The surfaces are evenly and microscopically granular, more notable on reverse...
Service:
Raw
Grade:
VF 20
Not Sold
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1788 Massachusetts half cent. MS-64 BN (PCGS)
1788 Massachusetts half cent. MS-64 BN (PCGS)   
One of the very finest Massachusetts half cents extant, pedigreed to the famous Stickney, Ellsworth, and Garrett collections. In 1979, Dave Bowers catalogued this piece as "Choice Uncirculated, MS-65. A superb, magnificent, breathtaking coin. The obv...
Service:
PCGS
Grade:
MS 64 BN
Price Realized:
$21,850.00
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Undated (1785) Bar cent. AU-55 (PCGS)
Undated (1785) Bar cent. AU-55 (PCGS)   
A superb example of this classic rarity. Beautiful light brown surfaces retain essentially full cartwheel lustre. The surfaces are smooth, glossy, and a delight to behold. A small batch of vertical scratches blend in left of U, and are easily enough ...
Service:
PCGS
Grade:
AU 55
Price Realized:
$16,100.00
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1795 Talbot, Allum, & Lee token. AU-58 (NGC)
1795 Talbot, Allum, & Lee token. AU-58 (NGC)   
Pleasing medium brown with olive peripheries and some remaining lustre. Some scattered marks though none are serious, hint of verdigris under foresail, an appealing specimen of a popular 18th-century American token.
Service:
NGC
Grade:
AU 58
Price Realized:
$483.00
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1791 Washington Liverpool halfpenny. VF-30
1791 Washington Liverpool halfpenny. VF-30   
133.0 grains, 28.4 mm. A desirable example of this rare type. Even medium brown and steel with a couple of spots of lighter brown color behind Washington's head. Scattered small contact marks are present on both sides, though none is individually ala...
Service:
Raw
Grade:
VF 30
Price Realized:
$4,600.00
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An advanced collection of Fugio cent varieties
An advanced collection of Fugio cent varieties   
* N. 1-B. Rarity-5. Cross after date., VG-7. Light brown and glossy, smooth surfaces, a few obverse scratches * N. 3-D. Rarity-4-. Club Rays. VG-8. Smooth medium brown, tiny obverse rim nicks at 9:00, very nice for the grade * N. 6-W. Rarity-4+. VG-7...
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Raw
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Price Realized:
$6,325.00
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1787 Fugio cent. MS-63 RB (PCGS)
1787 Fugio cent. MS-63 RB (PCGS)   
Superb cartwheel lustre swirls over lively and frosty surfaces that are barely faded from mint color. Abundant mint red remains, mostly around devices and legends, while the fields have mellowed to a pleasing violet-brown. Marvelously preserved and c...
Service:
PCGS
Grade:
MS 63 RB
Price Realized:
$3,335.00
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