1837 Liberty Seated Dime. No Stars. Fortin-101. Rarity-7. Large Date, Repunched Date. Proof-66 (NGC)

1837 Li

1853 Liberty Seated Dime. Arrows. Proof-65 (NGC).

1853 Li

1874-CC Liberty Seated Dime. Arrows. Fortin-101, the only known dies. Rarity-5+. VF Details--Cleaned


1894-O Barber Dime. MS-66 (PCGS).


1896-O Barber Dime. MS-66 (PCGS).


1897 Barber Dime. Proof-68 Cameo (PCGS).

1897 Ba

1916-D Mercury Dime. MS-65 FB (PCGS).


1918-D Mercury Dime. MS-65 FB (NGC).


1919-D Mercury Dime. MS-65 FB (NGC).


1807 Draped Bust Quarter. B-1. Rarity-2. MS-65+ (PCGS). CAC.

1807 Dr

1815 Capped Bust Quarter. B-1, the only known dies. Rarity-1. MS-63 (PCGS).

1815 Ca

1818 Capped Bust Quarter. B-2. Rarity-1. MS-65 (NGC).

1818 Ca

1822 Capped Bust Quarter. B-2. Rarity-8 as a Proof. 25/50 C. Proof-65 (PCGS). CAC.

1822 Ca

1822 Capped Bust Quarter. B-2. Rarity-5. 25/50 C. VG-10 (PCGS). CAC.

1822 Ca

1828 Capped Bust Quarter. B-1. Rarity-1. MS-64 (NGC).

1828 Ca

1801 Draped Bust Dime. JR-1. Rarity-4. AU-58 (PCGS).

1801 Dr

1798/7 Draped Bust Dime. JR-1. Rarity-3. 16-Star Reverse. MS-65 (PCGS).


1797 Draped Bust Dime. JR-2. Rarity-4. 13 Stars. MS-64 (NGC).

1797 Dr

1840 Liberty Seated Half Dime. No Drapery. Proof-66 (NGC).

1840 Li

1797 Draped Bust Half Dime. LM-4. Rarity-6. 13 Stars. EF-45 (PCGS).

1797 Dr

1796 Draped Bust Half Dime. LM-1. Rarity-3. LIKERTY. AU-55 (NGC).

1796 Dr

1961-D Jefferson Nickel. MS-64 FS (PCGS). QA.


1937-D Buffalo Nickel. FS-901. 3-Legged. MS-65 (PCGS).


1937 Buffalo Nickel. Proof-67+ Cameo (NGC).

1937 Bu

1919 Buffalo Nickel. MS-68 (NGC).

1919 Bu

1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel. FS-101. AU-58 (PCGS). CAC.


1867 Shield Nickel. Rays. Proof-65 Cameo (PCGS).

1867 Sh

1873 Two-Cent Piece. Open 3. Proof-66 RB (PCGS).

1873 Tw

1955 Lincoln Cent. FS-101. Doubled Die Obverse. MS-64 RD (PCGS). CAC.

1955 Li

1920-S Lincoln Cent. MS-65 RD (PCGS). OGH.



Lot:10035  1804年半身像一角银币 PCGS AU 58


拍品分类 外国钱币>银币 品相 PCGS AU58
拍品估价 USD 275000 成交价 USD 0
拍卖专场 SBP2017年11月巴尔地摩#4-白金之夜 拍卖公司 SBP
开拍日期 2017-11-10 05:00:00 结标日期 2017-11-10 07:00:00 拍卖状态 流拍
拍品描述 1804 Draped Bust Dime. JR-2. Rarity-5. 14-Star Reverse. AU-58 (PCGS).

The rarer of the two varieties of this equally rare date, long acclaimed as "unknown in Mint State," though the quality of this specimen and a recently discovered example challenge that assertion.

The obverse shows strong luster and intact cartwheel, while the reverse is frosty and more subtly lustrous. Overall gold surfaces exhibit deep amber and traces of violet and blue clinging to the obverse border. The reverse transitions from silver gray in the northwest quadrant to deep amber and gold in the southwest. The left periphery of both sides is a bit softly struck, as always seen on this die marriage, suggesting axial misalignment of the dies, but the centers are well detailed. The surfaces are virtually free of marks and choice. The obverse die was a veteran of the 1804 JR-1 dime marriage, the reverse was previously muled to a quarter eagle obverse. This would be the last appearance of each of these two dies, and the obverse likely survived only a short interval beyond this coin. A substantial bisecting die crack emerges from the rim above star 13, delicately at first, crosses Libertys chin and gains prominence at her cheek, and then travels through the hair to the left base of the letter B in LIBERTY. Another die crack runs through the upright of the letter T and meets the first at Libertys temple, while another originates at the rim outside of star 10 and continues toward the nose. An additional crack runs into Libertys cleavage. While this piece, in our estimate, is accurately graded, the visual appeal is superb and its desirability cannot be topped.<p>Cataloged by S. Hudson Chapman in the important 1907 sale of the David S. Wilson Collection as:

"Extremely fine. Mint luster. Shows the border of the beads inside of rim around one-half obverse, which is more than usual. This border is the same as on the dollar. One of the finest specimens known. Extremely rare. Plate VIII."</em><p>How this piece came to reside in the Eliasberg Collection is a mystery. Page 53 of the Clapp family notebook, depicted in our (Bowers and Merenas) 1996 Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection catalog, lists the early dimes in the collection of J.M Clapp. While one 1804 appears (the 13-Star Reverse sold as lot 1052 in the 1996 Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. sale), this coin does not. The 1954 Anderson-Dupont sale mentions under lot 1528, a low grade specimen of this variety, "none in the Eliasberg collection," so this coin must have been acquired after that date.<p>In cataloging this piece for our May 2015 sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part I, John Kraljevich reflects that,

"[I] may have been the first numismatist outside of the Eliasberg family to have seen this coin in decades. Tasked with cataloging the familys world gold coins, I came to know Richard Eliasberg well and visited regularly. As additional small groups of world coins were discovered in the family holdings, usually relatively minor pieces, I would go to Baltimore to view them and help with appraisals. On one visit, Mr. Eliasberg showed me this coin, asking if it was anything special. I offered that it was the best 1804 dime Id ever seen and probably one of the best extant."

After it reappeared and sold at auction in 2007, this hunch was confirmed: it was the finest 1804 dime known. Dime expert Ed Price acquired it soon after and he wrote:<p><em>"This is easily the finest 1804 dime of either variety that I have seen or heard of. I was a little surprised that this coin did not grade as Uncirculated. In any case, it is clearly finer than any others I am aware of."

The authors of the JR book called this variety a "major rarity in high grade; unknown in Mint State." The R.L. Miles coin (Stacks, 1969) was the best they recorded, graded EF-45.<p>Since the 2008 Ed Price sale, a newly discovered specimen has been graded MS-63 by NGC, making it the sole Mint State coin graded by either service. This Eliasberg piece is the finest graded by PCGS by five points and is probably the second finest known.,PCGS# 38767. NGC ID: 236P.,PCGS Population (JR-2 variety only): just 1; 0 finer.,Ex David S. Wilson Collection, before 1906; From S. Hudson Chapmans sale of the David S. Wilson Collection, March 1907, lot 694; Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, before 1976; Richard A. Eliasberg, by descent; Heritages sale of January 2007, lot 861; Ed Price Collection; Heritages sale of the Ed Price Collection, July 2008, lot 1443; our (Stacks Bowers)/Sothebys sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part I, May 2015, lot 1046.