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Central States and Heritage Top Week's Activities

April 25, 2016

     The Central States Convention is this week and the featured auction will be hosted by Heritage Auctions. This sale contains numerous rarities led by a 1776 Continental Dollar certified by PCGS as MS65; this is a Pewter specimen and there is only one grading finer.

1776 Continental Dollar PCGS MS65 Pewter

1776 Continental Dollar PCGS MS65 Pewter is available at the Heritage Auctions Central States U.S. Coins Signature Auction in Chicago, Illinois, April 27 - May 1, 2016

     The 1792 Half Disme in NGC MS63 will attract some advanced collectors. While there are several coins graded higher, many appear to be resubmissions that tend to skew the number of actual coins available.

1792 Half Disme NGC MS63

1792 Half Disme NGC MS63 is available at the Heritage Auctions Central States U.S. Coins Signature Auction in Chicago, Illinois, April 27 - May 1, 2016

     Possibly the most fascinating of the coins in this sale, the 1792 Disme graded AU50 and another in SP64, both certified by PCGS. These two coins are spectacular for their rarity and quality and should see some very active bidding. Below are some of the other potential highlights from this sale.

1792 Disme SP64 PCGS

1792 Disme SP64 PCGS is available at the Heritage Auctions Central States U.S. Coins Signature Auction in Chicago, Illinois, April 27 - May 1, 2016

1793 Liberty Cap Half CentPCGS MS64 BN$135,000
1793 Wreath Cent Vine & BarsPCGS AU55 CAC$28,500
1872 Two-CentPCGS MS66 Red$33,500
1917 S Buffalo NickelNGC MS67$78,500
1937 D Buffalo Nickel 3-LegNGC MS67$91,500
1794 Half Dime Flowing HairPCGS MS64$33,500
1844 Seated DimePCGS PR65 CAC$48,500
1871 CC Seated DimeNGC SP65N/A
1916 D Mercury DimePCGS MS65 FB$37,500
1942/1 Mercury DimePCGS MS66 CAC$66,500
1828 Bust QuarterPCGS PR65$73,500
1850 Seated QuarterPCGS PR67 CACN/A
1860 S Seated QuarterPCGS MS61 CAC$45,000
1916 Standing Liberty QuarterPCGS MS66 FH$40,500
1797 Half Dollar Draped BustPCGS F12$56,500
1874 CC Seated Half ArrowsNGC MS64$41,500
1855 Seated DollarNGC PR66$50,000
1884 S Morgan DollarPCGS MS63+ CAC$53,500
1833 $2 ½ GoldPCGS MS66$120,000
1858 $3 GoldPCGS PR65+ Cameo CAC$78,500
1909 $5 Gold IndianNGC PR67*$78,500
1907 $10 Gold Indian Wire RimPCGS MS65$64,500
1908 $10 Gold Indian PCGS PR66+ CAC$64,500
1854 O $20 GoldNGC AU55$400,000
1866 S $20 Gold No MottoPCGS MS61$230,000
1886 $20 GoldNGC AU58$98,500
1915 S $50 Gold Pan Pac OctagonalPCGS MS65 CAC$140,000

     Another storyline to follow at Central States, the anticipated 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold coins hit the market, as the first releases are delivered and certified. These were sold by the U.S. Mint for $205 and have already attained a sizable premium with sales of at least $250 in the wholesale market. Watch closely as prices will fluctuate in the 69 and 70 grades over the first few weeks.

     The latest edition of the LD Wholesale Market Dealer Price Guide contains a variety of adjustments in Half Cents all the way through Standing Liberty Quarters. Half Cents and Large Cents appear to have more increases than declines with the better dates climbing slightly as collectors are searching for coins that have no detracting marks for the grade. These are two tough series and buyers are very selective as to quality, but if the coin has good eye appeal, they are more than willing to pay the price. The 1804 Half Cent with Crosslet 4, no Stem is higher in MS64 Brown, now at $4,250 Market. The 1844 Large Cent in MS64 RB is up to $2,375.

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