US Coins

$47,000 1794 Liberty Cap cent in Goldberg sale

Liberty has a bit of a double chin on this 1794 Liberty Cap, Head of 1793 large cent graded MS-61 brown that sold for $47,000 on February 18.

Images courtesy of Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers.

Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers had something for everyone at its Feb. 18 to 21 Pre-Long Beach Auction at its offices in Los Angeles. The Goldberg auctions always present a wide range of early American copper coins and this sale was no exception, with a strong group of large cents and half cents. The Green Tree Collection of early half cents was a standout, led by a 1793 Liberty Cap, Left half cent graded About Uncirculated 55 by Professional Coin Grading Service that sold for $34,075.

This early large cent from the Pre-Long Beach Auction showcases some of the challenges and opportunities in this collecting area.

Who buried the Saddle Ridge Hoard?Exploring the source of a valuable hoard from the American Gold Rush era reveals almost endless possibilities. Also in this issue, what is a ‘full torch’ designation as it relates to coins?

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