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Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Sale: Lots You Need to Know: Modern Coins

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Stack's Bowers Lots You Need to Know

by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….

Stack’s Bowers’ Baltimore gross sales supply a variety of numismatic gadgets for collectors wanting to add essential new specimens to their collections.

Persevering with a collection of historic paper cash choices, Stack’s Bowers will headline their spectacular 13-session marathon sale with the third providing of the Joel Anderson Assortment of Paper Cash. This session kicks off on October 25 at 6:00 PM (EDT) and can be adopted thirty minutes later with a powerful 225-lot Rarities Night time sale.

Stack’s Bowers will then supply three further named gross sales: the Caine Assortment of Federal Essays and Proofs, Half I, on October 25th, the John E. Herzog Assortment of United States Paper Cash, Half II, on October 25th, and the Archangel Assortment of Colonial Coins and 1792 Coinage on October 26th.

I’ve spent a substantial period of time reviewing the contents of every sale and have ready a four-part version of Lots You Need to Know.

This collection of articles will probably be revealed as follows:

  • Half I (This half): Modern Coins
  • Half II (October fifth): Basic Coins
  • Half III (October ninth): Joel Anderson Assortment
  • Half IV (October 11th): Caine, Herzon, and Archangel Collections

I’ll recap every part we’ve coated in these articles with a particular “Lot Preview” version of the CoinWeek Midnight Stream on Friday, October fifth at 12:00 AM EDT. In case you are not an evening owl, you’ll be able to take a look at an archived model of this system on our YouTube channel. We will even publish it on CoinWeek. Watching stay is the one means you get to work together with me as I’ll attempt to reply questions associated to the sale as time permits.

With this housekeeping out of the best way, let’s break down 5 of the fashionable tons from Stack’s Bowers October Baltimore Sale that you simply want to find out about.

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Contents

Lot 2039: 1944 Lincoln Cent–Struck on a Zinc-Coated Metal Planchet–AU Particulars–Cleaned

Lot 2039: 1944 Lincoln Cent--Struck on a Zinc-Coated Steel Planchet--AU Details--Cleaned

The 1943 copper cent has lengthy captivated collectors of America’s long-circulating Lincoln cent collection. It’s not exhausting to work out why. The coin, extremely uncommon, was struck, apparently in error, and let unfastened into the wild. Looking for one in change was akin to a multi-generational treasure hunt and people who discovered them have been richly rewarded as every specimen bought for a tidy sum properly above and past the worth paid for any cent struck through the small cent interval.

The rationale for the coin’s magical maintain on the creativeness is instantly apparent. The composition of the cent was modified in 1943 as an emergency measure undertaken on the peak of World Struggle II. Within the place of copper, america Mint produced one-cent cash out of zinc-plated metal. Upon launch, the 1943 cents have been a direct curiosity and their silvery white look has fascinated collectors ever since.

The truth that a couple of have been additionally struck within the conventional copper alloy has enticed probably the most critical and well-heeled collectors to search them out. In at present’s market, higher specimens of this mint error have bought for sums in extra of 1 million dollars.

The current instance provided by Stack’s Bowers just isn’t the 1943 copper cent however is its subsequent yr later, and rather more reasonably priced counterpart, the 1944 “steel” cent.

This distinctive mint error was first found in 1945 by collector Richard Fenton and solely recognized to the bigger accumulating group till an article concerning the discovery of a second coin made the rounds in 1956. Much less recognized than its 1943 counterpart, the ’44 continues to be exceedingly uncommon, with not more than 30 examples recognized, many in impaired, flippantly circulated situation.

The specimen that Stack’s Bowers is providing is licensed as real by PCGS and has been marked as being Cleaned with AU particulars. The cleansing on this piece is unlucky and obvious, however not almost as ugly as a number of examples which have come up for bid in recent times. This piece can also be fairly a bit extra eye interesting than this corroded instance that a number of years in the past earned the PCGS grade AU55.

We anticipate a profitable bid of about $18,00zero to $20,00zero. At this degree, it is going to be value each penny.

 

Lot 2039: 1969-S Lincoln Cent. FS-101. Doubled Die Obverse. MS-63 BN (PCGS)

Lot 2039: 1969-S Lincoln Cent. FS-101. Doubled Die Obverse. MS-63 BN (PCGS)

The 1955 Doubled Die Obverse Lincoln cent would be the coin that captured the creativeness of a whole era of collectors getting into the pastime on the peak of the Submit-Warfare Coin Growth of the 1950s and ’60s, however the 1969-S Doubled Die Obverse is by an element of about 100, the rarer selection.

Found in 1970 by two separate collectors in the summertime months of 1970, the coin reveals pronounced naked-eye-visible doubling on par with the ’55 and the ’72 and is the centerpiece of the collection for specialists inquisitive about constructing an entire Lincoln cent set by recognized and collectible varieties (no small process!).

The coin’s eye attraction is clear past the BN attribution that seems on the holder. The coin exhibits hints of unique mint pink in protected areas, however this colour is printed by a splattered swirl of aquamarine, persimmon, and cinnamon. This similar coin is the plate coin on PCGS CoinFacts, though a unique lighting arrange was used to seize the colour on that picture. In accordance to the PCGS picture, the coin hews barely darker, though the aforementioned colours are nonetheless plainly evident.

The market worth for a coin like that is doubtless within the $36,00zero to $38,500 vary. A CAC-approved instance in AU58 (with pleasing colour) introduced $28,800 in August and a quite unlucky instance in PCGS MS63RD introduced $40,800 in April.

 

Lot 2050: 1916-S Buffalo Nickel. MS-67+ (NGC).

Lot 2050: 1916-S Buffalo Nickel. MS-67+ (NGC).

Merely beautiful.

The 1916-S Buffalo nickel is hardly anyone’s concept of a serious rarity, however the coin is among the scarcer points in Excellent Gem. This piece continues to enhance with age, because the final time we noticed it was in 2012 when the Teton Ranch Assortment was put up on the market. That assortment was chock-full of monster buffalos and this coin was no exception. Then graded NGC MS67, the coin has since upgraded to MS67+. The coin’s vivid coloration defies description and is harking back to some technicolor reimagining what the Painted Desert may seem like in a late 1960s Tom Wolfe novella.

The coin introduced $14,950 in 2012. Don’t be shocked to see this one exceed $30,00zero by the point the final bid is recorded.

Lot 560: 1978-D Kennedy Half Greenback. MS-64 (PCGS).

 

Lot 560: 1978-D Kennedy Half Dollar. MS-64 (PCGS).

MS-64 Kennedy Half dollars struck on the Denver Mint in 1978 are hardly value far more than the comfort charge a vendor may anticipate for the trouble crucial to individually throw one in a 2×2 coin flip. What “earns” this rainbow-toned instance the grade is a deep diagonal minimize on the highest left nook of the federal defend on the reverse, and few tiny ticks right here and there on Kennedy’s neck and hair.

What is going to earn this piece a considerable premium is the aforementioned rainbow firming, which is strongest on the obverse however pleasing throughout. That may doubtless make this in any other case widespread coin uncommonly costly. As for the hammer worth on a bit like this, it’s silly to predict. 100, a couple of hundred? Does it even matter? I’ve a number of Susan B. Anthony dollars with comparable firming patterns. Some gem. Some barely higher. I’ll be watching this lot intently. I’m positive there are various collectors on the market who’ve already taken discover of this piece. Considered one of them will win it.

Readers acquainted with the full breadth of my writing know that I’m truly bullish on 20th century American coinage, together with problems with the clad interval by way of the early 1980s. Because the pastime evolves to focus its energies on the pursuits of Era X collectors, an elevation within the esteem the business has of the coinage of the latter half of the 20th century will grow to be much more obvious than it already is.

In that vein, 1970s coinage, particularly items with character, are a worthwhile accumulating space. The coinage of this decade is distinctive… and essential.

And this instance may simply be probably the most invaluable MS64 1978-D you’ll ever see.

 

Lot 1646: Full Sort Set of Modern Commemorative Gold Coins. Proof Deep Cameo (Uncertified).

Lot 1646: Complete Type Set of Modern Commemorative Gold Coins. Proof Deep Cameo (Uncertified).

 

This gold coin set comes housed in a unique sort of plastic than what we’ve grow to be accustomed to seeing at a serious coin public sale. Housed in a black Capitol 462 holder and spanning greater than 20 years of releases, this set incorporates one Proof instance of first 23 gold points struck within the trendy commemorative coin collection plus the bimetallic $10 challenge, which is struck in gold and platinum, and issued within the yr 2000.

The designs cowl plenty of floor, and embrace some designs that are among the many greatest issued within the collection, together with Elizabeth Jones’ spectacular sculpt of the Greek goddess Nike; James M. Peed and John Mercanti’s 1984 Olympics obverse; and Laura Gardin Fraser’s “better late than never” Washington obverse, struck in 1999 to honor the Bicentennial of the primary president’s passing.

There are clunkers, too. Not all of our trendy commemorative points have been notably well-conceived or well-executed. The great thing about this presentation, nevertheless, is that every piece, whether or not a basic or not, is duly assembled, professionally organized, and evocative of an period of coin amassing the place the objective of filling holes and finishing a set was what mattered.

In that context, this set is actually beautiful and a pleasure to behold! And that’s value spot plus a small numismatic premium, is it not?

The cash are housed in a black Capital Plastics holder. Included are: 1984-S Los Angeles Olympiad gold $10; 1986-W Statue of Liberty Centennial gold $5; 1987-W U.S. Structure Bicentennial gold $5; 1988-W Seoul Olympiad gold $5; 1989-W Congress Bicentennial gold $5; 1991-W Mount Rushmore Golden Anniversary gold $5; 1992-W XXV Olympiad gold $5; 1992-W Christopher Columbus Quincentenary gold $5; 1993-W Invoice of Proper gold $5; (1993)-W 50th Anniversary of World Conflict II gold $5; 1994-W World Cup Event gold $5; 1995-W Civil Conflict Battlefield Preservation gold $5; 1995-W XXVI Olympiad/Torch Runner gold $5; 1996-W Smithsonian Establishment 150th Anniversary gold $5; 1997-W Jackie Robinson gold $5; 1997-W Franklin D. Roosevelt gold $5; 1999-W George Washington Dying Bicentennial gold $10; 2000-W Library of Congress Bicentennial bimetallic $10; 2001-W U.S. Capitol Customer Middle gold $5; 2002-W Salt Lake Metropolis Olympic Video games gold $5; 2003-W First Flight Centennial gold $10; 2006-S San Francisco Previous Mint Centennial gold $5; 2007-W Jamestown 400th Anniversary gold $5; and 2008-W Bald Eagle Restoration and Nationwide Emblem gold $5. (Complete: 24 cash)

– italicized textual content is taken from Stack’s Bowers lot description

 

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Stack’s Bowers’ Official Sale of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, Maryland

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Session Itemizing:

October 2018 Baltimore – Session 1 – U.S. Coins Half 1 – Lots 1-560

OCTOBER 24, 2018 • four PM EST • BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER • ROOM 308

Session 1 – U.S. Coins Half 1. Exonumia and Half Cents by way of Half Dollars. The reside public sale session begins at four PM EST on Wednesday, October 24 in Room 308.

October 2018 Baltimore – Session 2 – U.S. Coins Half 2 – Lots 1001-1692

OCTOBER 25, 2018 • 10 AM EST • BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER • ROOM 308

Session 2 – U.S. Coins Half 2. Silver Dollars by way of the Finish. The stay public sale session begins at 10 AM EST on Thursday, October 25 in Room 308.

October 2018 Baltimore – Session three – Rarities Night time – Lots 2001-2226

OCTOBER 25, 2018 • 6:30 PM EST • BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER • ROOM 308

Session three – Rarities Night time. The reside public sale session begins at 6:30 PM EDT on Thursday, October 25 in Room 308.

October 2018 Baltimore – Session four – The Joel R. Anderson Assortment of United States Paper Cash Half III – Lots 3001-3054

OCTOBER 25, 2018 • 6 PM EST • BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER • ROOM 309

Session four – The Joel R. Anderson Assortment United States Paper Cash Half III. The reside public sale session begins at 6:00 PM EST on Thursday, October 25 in Room 309.

October 2018 Baltimore – Session 5 – The Caine Assortment of Federal Essays and Proofs Half I – Lots 4001-4113

OCTOBER 25, 2018 • 6:30 PM EST • BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER • ROOM 309

Session 5 – The Caine Assortment of Federal Essays and Proofs Half I. The reside public sale session begins at instantly following the conclusion of Session four on Thursday, October 25 in Room 309.

October 2018 Baltimore – Session 6 – The John E. Herzog Assortment of United States Paper Cash Half II – Lots 5001-5062

OCTOBER 25, 2018 • 7:00 PM EST • BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER • ROOM 309

Session 6 – The John E. Herzog Assortment of United States Paper Cash Half II. The stay public sale session begins instantly following the conclusion of Session 5 on Thursday, October 25 in Room 309.

October 2018 Baltimore – Session 7 – Early American Coins – Lots 6001-6351

OCTOBER 26, 2018 • 11 AM EST • BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER • ROOM 308

Session 7 – Early American Coins. The stay public sale session begins at 11:00 AM EST on Friday, October 26 in Room 308.

October 2018 Baltimore – Session eight – The Archangel Assortment of Colonial Coins and 1792 Coinage – Lots 7001-7155

OCTOBER 26, 2018 • 6:30 PM EST • BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER • ROOM 308

Session eight – The Archangel Assortment of Colonial Coins and 1792 Coinage. The reside public sale session begins at 6:30 PM EST on Friday, October 26 in Room 308.

October 2018 Baltimore – Session 9 – U.S. Foreign money – Lots 8001-8509

OCTOBER 26, 2018 • 5 PM PST • BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER • ROOM 309

Session 9 – U.S. Foreign money. The stay public sale session begins at 5:00 PM EST on Friday, October 26 in Room 309.

October 2018 Baltimore – Session 10 – Web Solely – U.S. Foreign money – Lots 9001-9412

OCTOBER 29, 2018 • 9 AM PDT • INTERNET ONLY

Session 10 – Web Solely – U.S. Foreign money. The stay public sale session begins at 9:00 AM PST on Monday, October 29.

October 2018 Baltimore – Session 11 – Web Solely – U.S. Coins Half 1 – Lots 10001-10621

OCTOBER 29, 2018 • 9 AM PDT • INTERNET ONLY

Session 11 – Web Solely – U.S. Coins Half 1. The stay public sale session begins at 9:00 AM PST on Monday, October 29.

October 2018 Baltimore – Session 12 – Web Solely – U.S. Coins Half 2 – Lots 11001-11716

OCTOBER 30, 2018 • 9 AM PDT • INTERNET ONLY

Session 12 – Web Solely – U.S. Coins Half 2. The stay public sale session begins at 9:00 AM PST on Tuesday, October 30.

October 2018 Baltimore – Session 13 – Web Solely – U.S. Coins Half three – Lots 12001-12788

OCTOBER 30, 2018 • 9 AM PDT • INTERNET ONLY

Session 13 – Web Solely – U.S. Coins Half three. The stay public sale session begins at 9:00 AM PST on Wednesday, October 31.