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    Better S-Mint

    1928-S 5c PCGS/CAC MS65+ ex: D.L. Hansen

    Next Bid: $4,000.00
    Closes: 5D 20H

    Better date S-mint. This high-end gem displays sharply struck details throughout. Warm patina of olive-gold is highlighted by bright pink, lime, and orange iridescence tints brought out under the light. CAC approved for quality. PCGS+ grade for premium quality at the top of end of the assigned grade.


    Popular Final Year of Issue

    1891 25c PCGS Proof 67 ex: D.L. Hansen

    Next Bid: $3,475.00
    Closes: 5D 20H

    Final year of issue. Mintage of just 600 coins struck in proof format, which is quite low for this series. PCGS has graded only two examples finer at this level of contrast. Deep rich olive toned obverse surfaces reveal blue, gold, and blush undertones when titled under a light. The reverse remains white and brilliant save for a crescent of purple toning on the lower rim.


    Rare Two Year Type

    1796 50c PCGS F12 (15 Stars) ex: Hansen Collection

    Next Bid: $46,500.00
    Closes: 5D 20H

    The Draped Bust, Small Eagle half dollars of 1796 and 1797 have long been considered rarities of the U.S. half dollar series, joined together by both their low, combined mintage of 3,918 pieces, as well as by their status as a two-year design type. Mint records note that all of the coins dated 1796 were struck and delivered in 1797. Beyond that, actual mintages for the different issues are just educated guesses. Approximately half of the mintage was dated 1796, and the other half 1797. A tough coin to locate in any state, this piece is bested by a VF30 that resides in the primary collection of Hansen coins.


    Scarce Proof-Only Trade Dollar

    1883 Trade$ PCGS/CAC Proof 66+ ex: D.L. Hansen

    Next Bid: $13,000.00
    Closes: 5D 21H

    Proof-only date and a great type coin with a mintage of just 979 coins struck overall. Both sides of this outstanding specimen feature a vivid target of rainbow toning. Shimmering reflectivity glows through the rich patina, the eye appeal is undeniable! CAC approved for quality. PCGS+ grade for premium quality at the top of end of the assigned grade.


    Scarce New Orleans Gold Dollar

    1852-O G$1 PCGS MS64

    Next Bid: $8,750.00
    Closes: 5D 21H

    Popular New Orleans issue. Conditionally rare at this level, the surfaces feature softly frosted luster and warm golden coloration. Bright peach and pale blue undertones highlight the strongly struck devices, with only slight weakness seen in the date and the LL in DOLLAR on the reverse as is typical of the issue. The eye appeal is wonderful!


    Finest Known!

    1856-D G$1 PCGS MS62+

    Next Bid: $87,500.00
    Closes: 5D 21H

    The sole finest known example of this elusive issue from an original mintage of only 1,460 coins. This stunning specimen is well struck but shows the characteristic weakness at the U of UNITED and the 5 of the date. Satiny, clean surfaces are aglow with bright luster and ideal warm yellow-golden color. An incredibly preserved survivor worthy of the discerning branch mint collector. PCGS+ grade for premium quality at the top of end of the assigned grade.


    Scarce Dahlonega Issue

    1857-D G$1 NGC MS62

    Next Bid: $16,000.00
    Closes: 5D 21H

    Scarce Dahlonega mint issue from a low mintage of only 3,533 coins struck. NGC has graded only two examples finer. This rare Mint State example saw outstanding preservation. Bright lemon-gold surfaces are lustrous and display an above average strike for the issue. Excellent eye appeal!