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Productive Week for Dealers at CSNS

April 30, 2018

     The just completed Central States Numismatic Society Convention and the Heritage Auction surpassed many dealers’ expectations, and as always, Platinum Night was a success with some great coins changing hands. The coin that took top honors in this sale was the 1836 $2½ Gold Classic in PCGS PR65+ CAC; it is the Block 8, Second Head of 1837 variety, and it sold for $396,000. This coin has a tremendous pedigree listing Parmelee, Mills, Woodin, and Eliasberg as past owners. The original mintage was listed at five coins, but Heritage has traced records of a total of seven coins from past auction sales and transactions.

1836 $2½ Gold Classic PCGS PR65+ CAC, Block 8, Second Head of 1837

1836 $2½ Gold Classic PCGS PR65+ CAC, Block 8, Second Head of 1837, sold for $396,000 at the Heritage Auctions CSNS U.S. Coins Signature Auction in Schaumburg, Illinois, April 25-29, 2018

     Another highlight from this sale was the 1915 S $50 Gold Pan-Pac Round in PCGS MS66 with the CAC sticker. The previous NumisMedia CAC price was at $270,000, and this one realized $336,000. This is the highest graded PCGS coin for the date and one of just five that has the CAC approval; NGC does list 4 coins in MS67. Listed below are some of the other highlights from the Central States Sale including Platinum Night.

Date/DenominationGradePrice Realized
1793 Half Cent Liberty CapPCGS AU58$49,200
1793 Wreath Cent Vine & BarsPCGS MS63 BN$78,000
1795 Half Dime Flowing HairPCGS MS66 CAC$72,000
1822 Bust DimeNGC MS66$52,800
1863 S Seated DimeNGC MS65$24,000
1796 Bust QuarterPCGS MS62$144,000
1796 Draped Bust Half 15 StarsPCGS XF40$102,000
1797 Draped Bust Half DollarPCGS AU55+$168,000
1921 D Walking Liberty HalfPCGS MS65+ CAC$45,600
1929 D Walking Liberty HalfPCGS MS67 CAC$44,400
1801 Bust DollarPCGS MS63 CAC$96,000
1873 CC Trade DollarNGC MS64$38,400
1892 Morgan DollarPCGS MS66$33,600
1903 S Morgan DollarPCGS MS67$72,000
1808 $2 ½ GoldPCGS AU55$126,000
1854 S $2 ½ GoldPCGS VF35$264,000
1879 $4 Gold Stella Flowing HairPCGS PR62 CAMEO$132,000
1795 $5 Gold Small EaglePCGS MS62$120,000
1796/5 $5 Gold Small EaglePCGS MS62 CAC$180,000
1795 $10 Gold 13 LeavesPCGS MS61$108,000
1911 $10 Gold IndianPCGS PR67 CAC$192,000
1882 $20 GoldPCGS AU55+$108,000
1883 $20 GoldPCGS PR64 DCAM$204,000
1907 $20 Gold St. Gaudens High ReliefNGC MS66$75,000
1915 S $50 Gold Pan-Pac OctagonalPCGS MS64 CAC$117,000

     Mercury Dimes are showing an upsurge in values but it is mostly for the Full Band better dates. The 1917 D MS64 FB is up to $975 Market and the 1921 D MS67 FB jumped to $20,500. The 1923 S MS65 FB also advanced, now at $5,850.

     This week’s Lincoln Cents chart has a variety of adjustments as buyers are taking advantage of dealer discounts. Some prices are down like the 1909 S MS63 BN, now at $275 Market, and the 1913 S MS64 RB, lower at $360. And others are on the rise such as the 1911 D MS64 RD, up to $400, and the 1928 D MS66 RD, higher at $5,750.

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