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1652 Massachusetts Oak Tree shilling. Noe-5. Rarity-2. AU-50 (PCGS)
1652 Massachusetts Oak Tree shilling. Noe-5. Rarity-2. AU-50 (PCGS)   
A very attractive example with pristine old-time toning. Medium gray hues are seen on both sides, with hints of gold and a few tinges of blue. The obverse or tree side is bold around the border, slightly off center toward the bottom, and with an inte...
Service:
PCGS
Grade:
AU 50
Not Sold
2
1652 Massachusetts Oak Tree sixpence. N-22. Rarity-5. VF-30 (NGC)
1652 Massachusetts Oak Tree sixpence. N-22. Rarity-5. VF-30 (NGC)   
A nice example within the assigned grade. Die state about equal to that in the Ford XII Sale, Lot 51. Obverse struck slightly off the planchet to the North, but with all lettering visible except the tips. Lilac and gold toning at the center gives way...
Service:
NGC
Grade:
VF 30
Not Sold
3
(1667-69) St. Patrick halfpenny. Breen-200. F-12 (PCGS)
(1667-69) St. Patrick halfpenny. Breen-200. F-12 (PCGS)   
A nice example with medium brown surfaces on both sides displaying smooth, even wear. There are no problems of any kind.
Service:
PCGS
Grade:
F 12
Not Sold
4
1723 Rosa Americana twopence. Breen-92. MS-60 (PCGS)
1723 Rosa Americana twopence. Breen-92. MS-60 (PCGS)   
A very attractive example struck in bath metal, as usual. Medium yellow gray surfaces with some porosity (as always, due to the nature of the metal). The planchets were heated prior to striking, to facilitate the flow into the deepest recesses of the...
Service:
PCGS
Grade:
MS 60
Not Sold
5
1783 Chalmers shilling. Breen-1011. Short Worm. VF-25 (NGC)
1783 Chalmers shilling. Breen-1011. Short Worm. VF-25 (NGC)   
Pleasing light gray and gold toning on both sides. Some lightness of definition at the centers due to the die relief. Bold inscriptions around the periphery. Although the grade is VF-25, only four finer have been graded by NGC.
Service:
NGC
Grade:
VF 25
Not Sold
6
French Colonies. 1693-M. 15 deniers. Vlack-4c. VF-30 (NGC)
French Colonies. 1693-M. 15 deniers. Vlack-4c. VF-30 (NGC)   
Struck over a much earlier issue of a douzain, King Henry IV, and with some features overlapping. Curious as such. Medium gray toning with areas of lilac. Scarce.
Service:
NGC
Grade:
VF 30
Not Sold
7
1776 Continental Currency dollar. Newman 2-C, Breen-1092. CURRENCY. AU-55 (PCGS)
1776 Continental Currency dollar. Newman 2-C, Breen-1092. CURRENCY. AU-55 (PCGS)   
A nice example of the N.2-C Continental dollar, light wear, certified as AU-55 by PCGS, some level above what traditional collectors and dealers might assign, but perhaps representing overall grades of the future. In any event, the dollar is a very n...
Service:
PCGS
Grade:
AU 55
Not Sold
8
1783 Nova Constellatio copper. Crosby 1-A, Breen-1106. Large U.S., Pointed Rays. AU-50 (NGC)
1783 Nova Constellatio copper. Crosby 1-A, Breen-1106. Large U.S., Pointed Rays. AU-50 (NGC)   
Deep gray toning over surfaces with medium wear. Perhaps optimistically graded, as the services are wont to do with colonials. Outside grading might be more like VF-35. The obverse was struck from a damaged die, not unusual, caused by another die com...
Service:
NGC
Grade:
AU 50
Price Realized:
$1,092.50
9
1787 Connecticut copper. Miller 4-L. Rarity-1. EF-40 (NGC)
1787 Connecticut copper. Miller 4-L. Rarity-1. EF-40 (NGC)   
Medium to dark brown on both sides. Excellent planchet quality overall. Intermediate state of the eponymous die break on the obverse, eventually giving rise to the Horned Bust nickname, but here in the form of a small lune or crescent. One of the mos...
Service:
NGC
Grade:
EF 40
Price Realized:
$862.50
10
1788 Massachusetts cent. Ryder 3A. Rarity-4-. AU-55 (PCGS)
1788 Massachusetts cent. Ryder 3A. Rarity-4-. AU-55 (PCGS)   
A very nice example of this variety, perhaps EF-45 by traditional standards. See note. Pleasing brown surface on both sides. A few planchet striations.
Service:
PCGS
Grade:
AU 55
Not Sold
11
(1795) Washington Liberty & Security penny. Breen-1254. Baker-30. Fire Gilt. AU-53 (PCGS)
(1795) Washington Liberty & Security penny. Breen-1254. Baker-30. Fire Gilt. AU-53 (PCGS)   
The present Liberty & Security penny appears to have been "fire gilt," or coated with gold, at the time of issue, as evidenced by tinges of gold in certain protected areas today, although the overall color is that of copper. These are one of relative...
Service:
PCGS
Grade:
AU 53
Price Realized:
$977.50
12
1799 Washington Funeral Urn medal. Baker-166A. Silver. EF-40 (NGC)
1799 Washington Funeral Urn medal. Baker-166A. Silver. EF-40 (NGC)   
A very nice specimen, not holed (many are), of the funeral medal created by Jacob Perkins, engraver of Newburyport, Massachusetts. These were produced soon after the news of Washington's death (December 14, 1799) reached him, and were available on th...
Service:
NGC
Grade:
EF 40
Not Sold
13
1787 Fugio cent. Newman 3-D. Rarity-3. EF-45 (NGC)
1787 Fugio cent. Newman 3-D. Rarity-3. EF-45 (NGC)   
Smooth, even wear on both sides. Some planchet rifts as typical in the Fugio series. An edge ding seems to be at about 5:30 on the obverse rim but is mostly hidden by the holder, as are some other edge marks. We might grade this VF-30 or so were it n...
Service:
NGC
Grade:
EF 45
Not Sold
14
1864 Civil War token. Patriotic. Fuld-127/160j. Rarity-8. German silver. MS-65 (NGC)
1864 Civil War token. Patriotic. Fuld-127/160j. Rarity-8. German silver. MS-65 (NGC)   
A very nice example of one of the more popular issues in the patriotic series. The obverse depicts the bearded portrait of Lincoln, facing left, with stars surrounding. The reverse is an eagle perched on a cannon.
Service:
NGC
Grade:
MS 65
Price Realized:
$1,840.00
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Brunk-C858. F.B. Cook counterstamp on 1796 1¢. S-81. Rarity-3.
Brunk-C858. F.B. Cook counterstamp on 1796 1¢. S-81. Rarity-3.   
1796 Liberty Cap Cent S-81, worn nearly smooth on the reverse, perhaps graded VG-8 on the obverse, boldly impressed with the hallmark of F.B. Cook. Classified as Brunk-C858. The lettering is within a crenolated border. We do not recall ever having se...
Service:
Raw
Grade:
Not Sold
16
1794 1/2C Cohen-2, Breen-2. Rarity-2+. VF-20 (NGC)
1794 1/2C Cohen-2, Breen-2. Rarity-2+. VF-20 (NGC)   
Deep chocolate brown. Faint granularity can be seen in the fields, but not on the high points of the designs, suggesting that the granularity was intrinsic to the piece before circulation even commenced! The die alignment is about 200° rather than 18...
Service:
NGC
Grade:
VF 20
Price Realized:
$2,300.00
17
Three NGC-certified half cents  (NGC)
Three NGC-certified half cents (NGC)   
* 1795 Cohen-2, Breen-2. Rarity-3. Punctuated Date. G-6. Holder erroneously marked 1794. Golden brown surfaces * 1804 C-8, B-7. Rarity-1. Spiked Chin. EF-40. Chocolate brown and attractive * 1828 C-2, B-3. Rarity-1. 12 Stars. AU-55. Chocolate brown w...
Service:
NGC
Grade:
Price Realized:
$1,150.00
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1795 1/2C C-5a, B-5a. Rarity-3. Plain Edge, No Pole. AU-58 (PCGS)
1795 1/2C C-5a, B-5a. Rarity-3. Plain Edge, No Pole. AU-58 (PCGS)   
"Among Finest Certified" is appropriate, with just seven in higher grades posted by PCGS. However, the highest grade is MS-66 BN. Both obverse and reverse are rich, lustrous chocolate brown. The hair detail, date, LIBERTY, and the dentils for most ...
Service:
PCGS
Grade:
AU 58
Price Realized:
$20,700.00
19
1795 1/2C C-5a, B-5a. Rarity-3. VF-30
1795 1/2C C-5a, B-5a. Rarity-3. VF-30   
Lightly brushed. Medium brown surfaces with some hints of blue. Smooth, even wear on both sides. Obverse from the famous relapped die removing the pole. Reverse from a late state of the die with prominent crack at the upper right, creating some light...
Service:
Raw
Grade:
VF 30
Price Realized:
$1,610.00
20
1797 1/2C C-2, B-2c. Rarity-5. AU-50
1797 1/2C C-2, B-2c. Rarity-5. AU-50   
Scratch. From our Northern Bay Sale of March 2006, Lot 3509, there described as: "1797 Br.2c, C.2 (R-5). Widest Date and Border, Widest HALF. About Uncirculated-50 from a net grade standpoint. Downgraded a bit due to a couple of minor pin scratches...
Service:
Raw
Grade:
AU 50
Not Sold
21
1800 1/2C C-1, B-1b. Rarity-2. MS-63 BN (PCGS)
1800 1/2C C-1, B-1b. Rarity-2. MS-63 BN (PCGS)   
A lustrous example, medium brown color, of the first year with the Draped Bust obverse. Some minor toning flecks are seen on both sides. A handsome specimen of high quality, with just four graded higher within the BN description.
Service:
PCGS
Grade:
MS 63 BN
Not Sold
22
1803 1/2C C-3, B-3. Rarity-2. AU-50
1803 1/2C C-3, B-3. Rarity-2. AU-50   
A lovely example of the variety, with attractive light brown surfaces. Well struck on the obverse. Some light areas of striking on the reverse, as typical. Overall a very nice example of the issue.
Service:
Raw
Grade:
AU 50
Not Sold
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1805 1/2C C-2, B-2. Rarity-5. VG-8
1805 1/2C C-2, B-2. Rarity-5. VG-8   
A nice example, perhaps conservatively graded, of this classic rarity. Listed in the Guide Book and therefore of exceptional popularity. Some scattered marks are seen, but overall it is pleasing. Medium brown color.
Service:
Raw
Grade:
VG 8
Price Realized:
$8,050.00
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1805 1/2C C-4, B-4. Rarity-2-. EF-45
1805 1/2C C-4, B-4. Rarity-2-. EF-45   
Medium brown surfaces with some minor handling marks. A worthwhile example of this popular issue.
Service:
Raw
Grade:
EF 45
Not Sold
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1806 1/2C C-4, B-4. Rarity-1. Large 6, Stems. AU-58 (PCGS)
1806 1/2C C-4, B-4. Rarity-1. Large 6, Stems. AU-58 (PCGS)   
Medium brown surfaces. A nice example of this popular date.
Service:
PCGS
Grade:
AU 58
Price Realized:
$1,092.50
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