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    Beautiful AU

    1793 1/2c PCGS AU50 ex: D.L. Hansen


    Lovely and well-preserved AU example. Light, even wear present across the reliefs. Smooth olive-brown surfaces show hints of original red patina and nice remaining luster. The Hansen Collection holds the finest known example for the date, a MS65BN.

    Wow! Amazing Early Large Cent

    1796 1c PCGS/CAC MS64 BN (Liberty Cap) ex: Eliasberg

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    On occasion there's just a coin that comes across our desk that can't be described by a word other than "Wow"! This piece is a truly amazing survivor that has not been on the auction block as a graded coin EVER. In fact, it was last seen in 1996 as part of the Eliasberg auction when the coin was uncertified. In fact, on the PCGS CoinFacts, the grade of the coin is estimated as a MS65RB. Regardless of the grade, the coin is indeed a special offering and while there is plenty of reddish-rose tint remaining, the smooth, chocolate surfaces are absolutely pristine.<br />I spoke to John Albanese, President of CAC, about this coin when he saw it and he stated "it's not your typical oily-looking uncirculated Large Cent. This coin is absolutely special and is absolutely amazing. I don't do much in copper, but I love this coin!"&nbsp; <br />As far as the coin goes, the obverse displays an absolutely beautiful luster beneath the light brown skin. The top of the obverse displays a pleasant bluish-pink tint that accentuates LIBERTY and just draws your eye into the color. The reverse is a solid milk chocolate brown with the luster especially noticeable around the rim of the coin. We're proud to offer this absolutely amazing specimen and whether it's part of a large collection that this coin is just another highlight or possibly the only coin that a collector owns, this piece is sure to bring joy when held and viewed in-hand. CAC approved for quality.

    Rare Near-Gem

    1821 1c PCGS MS64 RB

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    Gorgeous remaining red tints in the obverse fields with bright golden red reverse surfaces. One of the finest in existence for this key date in the middle Large Cent years, a few scattered spots account for the color designation, but we have seen darker, less attractive pieces designated as "Red" in recent years. Tied with 2 other pieces at PCGS as the finest graded.

    Rare Bronze 1943 Cent

    1943 1c NGC XF Details (Bronze, Obverse Scratched)


    Regarded as the most famous of all mint errors, the 1943 copper cent is a true rarity. All 1943 cents were supposed to have been struck in zinc-coated steel to conserve copper during World War II; however, some mistakes were made at the Philadelphia, San Francisco and Denver mints and some 1943 copper cent examples went into circulation.This particular piece was found in a gumball machine in Philadelphia in 1976 and was sold to a collector for the then-impressive sum of $1,000. It was passed down to the collector's children who submitted it to NGC for grading through Hudson Rare Coins.

    Superb Gem Key Date

    1937-D 3 Legged 5c PCGS/CAC MS65+

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    Scarce and very popular variety, highly sought after by even non-Buffalo nickel collectors. Gorgeous, high end gem example! Satiny mint luster permits traces of light golden toning on both sides. Outstanding eye appeal, a great coin for a top collection. CAC approved for quality. PCGS+ grade for premium quality at the top of end of the assigned grade.


    1837 H10c NGC Proof 65 (No Stars)


    This popular rarity displays pristine proof surfaces along with gorgeous blue-green toning to make for premium eye appeal. This issue comes from an incredibly low original mintage of only 20 coins struck, in which just two other examples were graded finer by NGC.

    Rare Proof!

    1829 10c NGC Proof 65


    Gorgeous gem proof Capped Bust dime! Impressive, reflective fields display a full strike. Attractive golden-brown toning throughout with tints of plum, copper, peach, and blue brought out when light hits the mirrored fields.

    Rare Date

    1885-S 10c NGC MS65


    Very scarce San Francisco-mint seated dime from a mintage of 43,690 coins. Very few examples survive in any grade, let along in gem. Lovely orange tints with lavender sprouts, this coin is truly a pleasing piece for the collector. Due to the time-sensitive nature of this offering, the coins have not been sent to CAC.

    Rarity in Full Bands, Tied for Finest Known!

    1916-D 10c PCGS/CAC MS67 FB


    The key to the Mercury dime business strike set and one of the most popular of all U.S. 20th century coins. Tied for finest known with just nine examples at PCGS. Further attesting to this piece's spectacular quality, it is one of only four to have gained CAC approval in 67FB. While the other 3 pieces that have gained the coveted seal of approval are toned to varying degrees, this is essentially the only tone-free example with a light golden sheen. Truly a high-end example and the finest that we have had the pleasure of offering.Razor sharp striking detail can be seen throughout with Full Bands definition on the fasces. Satiny mint luster radiates from impeccably preserved surfaces uninterrupted by abrasion. The light golden iridescence over both the obverse and reverse lends to the extraordinary eye appeal. CAC approved for quality.

    Beautiful Toning

    1805 25c PCGS/CAC MS63 ex: D.L. Hansen


    Exceptional example! Satiny silver centers yield outwardly to deep purple rim toning. Rainbow bands apparent on the obverse to the left of liberty and show boldly on the reverse peripheral. Lovely eye appeal and strong details for the grade. CAC approved for quality. The Hansen Collection number one set holds a MS64+ example for the date.

    Great Early Type Coin

    1806 25c PCGS MS64


    Great draped bust type coin. A condition census example of the B-3 die variety, it was struck from clashed dies and is rather weakly defined in the central devices, as is typical for the issue. Pretty pink tones highlight the rim with gorgeous, lustrous fields overall. An ideal example for the type coin collector!

    Beautifully Original

    1820 25c PCGS/CAC MS65+ (Large 0)

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    Beautiful rose and orange highlights with fantastic luster. A sliver of blue peaks through the rim tints with outstanding overall eye appeal. Only 4 pieces are graded finer by both services combined for the date and variety, though it would be challenging to find a more attractive example! CAC approved for quality. PCGS+ grade for premium quality at the top of end of the assigned grade.

    Amazing Gem!

    1831 25c PCGS/CAC MS66 (Small Letters)

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    Fresh from a collection that was put together in the early 1900s but was only recently graded, this coin is a superb gem that deserves even more bells and whistles! Stunningly original and well-preserved this coin is destined for a fantastic numismatic cabinet. CAC approved for quality.

    Rare Proof!

    1822 25c NGC Proof 63


    Terrific example of this major rarity! Heritage Auctions notes "The 1822 quarter in proof format is a major 19th century rarity. Only six pieces were known to Wayte Raymond before 1951, and five pieces were traced in the 1992 updated edition of Browning. The new Steve Tompkins reference puts this coin as fourth in his Condition Census of only four pieces for the variety." The present example features a crisp, full strike with mild frost on the devices. Generally untoned and beautifully mirrored with scattered tints of yellow and icy blue.

    Flashy, Rare Proof!

    1845 25c PCGS Proof 63 ex: D.L. Hansen


    Amazing specimen! Boldly struck devices contrast noticeably against flashy mirrors. From a very limited mintage of just 10 pieces, this piece is certainly for those that prefer a limited mintage and is purely ireeplaceable. The Hansen Collection holds another example of the same grade for the date.

    Famous Key Date

    1901-S 25c PCGS/CAC MS67+


    The 1901-S quarter is by far the most famous key date in the Barber quarter series. It's so popular as a date that this issue transcends the series and key date collectors seek this coin out. Gorgeous pastel tints, this piece is absolutely outstanding for the grade with pleasing patches of violet and russet toning. PCGS has just 2 specimens of this extremely rare coin in this grade and only 1 higher. PCGS+ grade for premium quality at the top of end of the assigned grade. CAC approved for quality. The MS68+ example is housed in the Hansen Collection and this would be the finest example that is available for collectors.

    Famous Key Date

    1913-S 25c PCGS MS66 ex: D.L. Hansen Collection

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    A beautiful satiny white gem example of this popular key date. One of the big 3 key date Barber quarters, the 1913-S boasts the lowest mintage of any 20th century silver coin issue. Just 40,000 coins were struck and very few are preserved in high grades. The Hansen collection houses a MS67 example of this famous issue.

    Famous Key Date

    1916 Standing Liberty 25c PCGS/CAC MS65


    The 1916 is the key to the Standing Liberty quarter series, the 1916 is also the first year of issue. An attractive and original gem, this key date is very difficult to find in gem condition, let alone with the coveted CAC seal of approval. Just 52,000 coins were struck and most were not saved. CAC approved for quality.

    Beautiful Gem

    1924-S 25c PCGS MS66 FH

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    Very desirable and popular key date in the Standing Quarter series. With only a single MS67FH example graded finer, this beautiful piece displays light pastel blue and pink tints around the upper rim of the obverse.

    Tied for Finest Known!

    1950-D/S 25c PCGS/CAC MS67


    Brilliant example of this popular and scarce over Mintmark. The upper left curve of the underlying S is evident west and north of the D. Superb eye appeal! This amazing superb gem is nearly flawless and is tied with two other examples as the finest known of the variety with none graded finer (3/20). A satiny, white example of superior quality. CAC approved for quality.