Bonhams will offer an eclectic mix of coins and related items at its June 5 auction. Among the most intriguing lots are two bronze galvanos depicting Native Americans as sculptured by Edward Warren Sawyer.
Bonhams will offer an eclectic mix of coins and related items at its June 5 auction. Among multiple multi-coin groups offered in the auction that invite in-person inspection is a 65-coin U.S. large cent date set, with coins from 1793 to 1857, described as grading generally Fair to Very Fine. Also offered are two 1907 Saint-Gaudens, High Relief gold $20 double eagles, one...
Heritage Auctions’s June Long Beach sale also includes a strong group of Morgan silver dollars and an accessible 1879 Flowing Hair Stella pattern.
The 1879-CC Morgan dollar is a well-known tougher date in the Morgan dollar series, and the cost of Gem MS-65 examples — which can approach $30,000 — places pressure on nice MS-64 coins such as this one with “frosty, vibrant mint luster.”
Just 79,640 American Eagle silver bullion coins were struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 2015. The discovery instantly created a new key in the series (though one that is only identifiable by context).
The Massachusetts Pine Tree shilling is a well-studied issue characterized by a rich individuality that has captured the interest of collectors for centuries. One of the finest examples is headed to auction.
The 1897 Morgan dollar becomes scarce in MS-66 and the population drops substantially in MS-67 with PCGS recording just 37 submissions in this grade with only two graded MS-67+ and none finer. Hence, collectors have no issues paying a premium price for the coin in this high grade.
The print version of the two-volume hardcover 2017 edition of The Comprehensive U.S. Silver Dollar Encyclopedia by John W. Highfill at 1,566 pages is double the size of the inaugural 1992 reference. Collectors, dealers and researchers also have the option to acquire a searchable, digital e-book edition.
Collectors pay huge premiums when a Morgan dollar is premium quality, and this 1881-O Morgan dollar bears that out. Though very common in most grades, the population thins at the top. It is one of only 37 graded Mint State 66 by the Professional Coin Grading Service, with only three finer.
The Nobel Peace Prize awarded to García Robles is one of just three Nobel Prizes awarded to citizens of Mexico, the other two citizens being Octavio Paz, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990, and Mario J. Molina, who received the 1995 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.