PCGS MS61 RB 1873 closed 3 IHC. This is one of the keys of the indian head cent series,it is a census and condition rarity with a long term historical price point well above similar issues, predominately due to the high number of indian head cent collectors. Great addition to you cabinet, and great potential.
This overdate dime, ICG Green label VF30 is a very well defined example of the overdate, and a census and condition rarity. This overdate did not even come into the forefront until the late 50's when an astute hobbyist perusing his collection of mercury dimes noted the irregularity and forwarded his finding to yhe ANA who verified it, made it now a much desired collectible. There is another 42/1 overdate, the "d" mint example, which is much harder to detect to overdate, and of lesser value.
Here are three lady's who at just over 100 are looking pretty good! I just like overdates, and these three certified examples are really something to put in your portfolio and know this was likely the most well spent money on three beautiful girls you ever did. The total mintage of $20 '09 St. Gaudens Gold pieces was something like 184000. Of that population, overdates are likely 1% or so of the total mintage, and these three are truely desirable, PCGS and NGC certified at AU53,AU58, and MS61, they are offered as one lot. To compare them together and determine the rational for the grade differences will give you Excedrin headache number 1..In that they are condition and census rarities, and the only over dates of the series from 1907 - 1933, exceedingly good buys at this price.
I ordered this lot on the 1st day of availability, and thought that the premium I paid over spot price of gold had me thinking I'd probably paid too much. Wrong would be an understatement. This coin is absolutely perfect, it is iconic with the famous Fraser indian head and buffalo as from the early nickels of the early 1900's through 1937. This coin has soared at auction sales, ebay, greysheets, and everyoffering available. Add one to your cabinet and know this tangible asset will not be like most other options of recent history,
The 92's Morgan has distinction as a semi-key issue to the Morgan series. Mintage of this issue was one million, yet it was heavily circulated, resulting in a condition rarity today reflecting less than 100 by all services in mint state. Relatively common in lower grades, those up to XF examples are separated from AU by not hundreds of dollars, but thousands. Provenance of the PCGS lot is to Allstate Coin of Arizona, where the owner submitted it to PCGS in its early days and was designated as AU50. Not indicated is the PL field, a consideration not in the lexicon of graders of that time, the coin would be a very good resubmittal candidate, for higher attained grade and added clarification to PL stature. As what I perceive to be its twin, is the second 92s with this offering, the ACC AU55, submitted from Connecticut in the early 1980's. Acc was the first grader to encapsulate issues, and was later purchased by David Hall from PCGS. I enjoy the nuances of this pair together and believe you too will enjoy that they are so very much twins...why have one when you can buy two for the price of one...when you pass them on, neither heir could complain that the other got the better of the two...