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314-574-1785
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1794
O-103
VG-8, NOT certified
K-1794-01, Price:$10,000
Mintage: 23,464. Dispensing with detractions first, there are several straight lines on Liberty's portrait that cannot be missed, and it appears certain that they are adjustment marks rather than scratches, with such mint-made adjustments rather common for silver coins of the era. Usually, adjustment marks would not appear so near the center of a coin, but it is certainly not unheard-of. Evidence of an old cleaning is hardly unexpected, although any ill effects are considerably recouped by rather attractive album toning that extends well into the fields. On the plus side, the coin is surprisingly free from any marks or distracting rim dings, and continued storage in a proper environment could eventually lead to an early silver half that is indistinguishable from 'original'.
1795/1795
O-112
F-12, NOT certified
K-1795-01, Price:$4,250
Mintage: 299,680. Virtually no marks at all are to be found on either side, although some faint rim bumps can be detected if watched for. Each side is settled with rouge-tan color that is mildly enhanced by iridescence from long album storage. Some adjustment marks at the obverse lower right cross the latter two digits of the date and may help explain why it is slightly weak.
1806/5
O-103a
EF, NOT certified
K-1806-01, Price:$1,200
Mintage: 839,576. Overton's 'a' die-state with the die-crack on the reverse extending from between ST toward the middle leftmost star appears to be somewhat scarcer than earlier die-states, although it is offered only an R.3 scarcity estimate. This is example bears somewhat uneven toning, with somewhat bright areas on the highest relief points contrasting sharply with natural, but slightly glossy fields. Faint hints of bluish iridescence slips into the tiny spaces at the extreme outer areas of the peripheral devices. There are no visible hairlines, but a few curly, incidental hairline abrasions litter across the surface.
1806
O-115
VF-25, NOT certified
K-1806-04, Price:$650
Deeper slate-grey in the fields contrasts well with slightly lighter sienna-grey devices. A couple of small rim dings are noted at the top of the obverse.
1806
O-105a
VF-20, NOT certified
K-1806-05, Price:$625
Mildly cleaned some time ago but apparently fully recovered. What appear to be random, fine hairlines in the obverse fields seem to form a trio of 4s upon closer inspection, but if it is graffiti, it is so light as to be very easily missed,
1806/5
O-104a R.5
F-12, NOT certified
K-1806-13, Price:$550
Pale apricot-grey patina over outlined design elements. Moderately dull from an old cleaning.
1807
O-106
F-15, NOT certified
K-1807-11, Price:$475
Fragile beige-grey patina over slightly lustrous fields.
1807
O-113, sm stars
NGC VF-30
K-1807-50, Price:$2,000
Mintage: 750,500. The vintage quality is utterly fantastic for a small stars 1807 in VF-35. Marvelous ash-grey patina bears the presence of delicate rose accents subtly placed outside the stars, and dusky ivory-grey emboldens upper details. The entire surface is completely free from hairlines, and the only notable aberration includes a faintly microporous area at the exact center of the obverse - possibly as-struck.
1807
O-113a, sm stars
VF-30, NOT certified
K-1807-51, Price:$1,600
A few competing coins certified at the VF-35 level appear to have even less detail than this exceedingly attractive coin, but we err on the side of a more conservative VF-30 grade. The lavender-grey surface shows marvelous, smooth wear throughout with no major contact marks, and only the expected distribution of small circulation ticks.
1807
O-112, 50/20
VF-20, NOT certified
K-1807-52, Price:$600
Strong contrast brings up almond-grey tinges against a charcoal-dark backdrop. Abrasion-free on both sides.
1807
O-112, 50/20
F-15, NOT certified
K-1807-54, Price:$500
Mintage: 750,500. Vintage champagne-rose tone filters across the whole coin and gathers a bit of density toward the borders. A delightful problem-free coin with fairly good sharpness for the grade.
1807
O-112, 50/20
VF-35, NOT certified
K-1807-57, Price:$850
Mintage: 750,500. Details on the reverse are particularly sharp for the assigned grade, making this a wonderful choice for type representation at the very-fine grade level. Pewter-grey filters over most of the surface, enveloped by dusky navy-blue toward the borders.
1807
O-112, 50/20
EF-45, NOT certified
K-1807-58, Price:$1,800
Mintage: 750,500. Highly acceptable sharpness provides most of what every collector seeks in a premiere type coin, and both sides offer expressive luster toward the outer fringes of the fields. The eye-appeal benefits from predominantly silver-orange patina embraced by ocean-blue filtering inward from the rims. Fabulous surface quality bears the presence of only a single noticeable contact mark, just beneath the left side of the scroll on the reverse.
1807
O-112
VF-20, NOT certified
K-1807-60, Price:$600
Medium-grey on the high relief design areas contrasts nicely with a background mixture of lilac-grey and tan. The obverse shows a number of parallel hairline scratchesthat are remarkably subdued by the prevalent original patina.
1807

VF-35, NOT certified
K-1807-62, Price:$850
Mintage: 750,500. Lightly hairlined throughout from an old cleaning, but proper album placement has replaced some of the vintage eye-appeal, including a fragile ring of album color lying just outside the stars.
1807
O-112, 50/20
VF-30, NOT certified
K-1807-63, Price:$725
Quite attractive despite the presence of minor, brief hairline circulation marks. Slightly low-contrast overall, showing medium grey with faint apricot accents.
1807
O-113, sm stars
ANACS VF-35[30]
K-1807-75, Price:$1,750
No text description has been provided for this coin, but it IS certified. Please see image.
1808/7
O-101a
VF-35, NOT certified
K-1808-01, Price:$500
Jade-blue patina layers over most of the surface, accented near the edges by golden toning. Very close to the extremely-fine level.
1808/7
O-101
VF-20, NOT certified
K-1808-03, Price:$275
Unexpected luster still permeates between the stars of this almond-grey early half-dollar.
1808/7
O-101a
VF-35, NOT certified
K-1808-04, Price:$500
Low-contrast almond-grey shows traces of album color near the rims. Gorgeous sharp details for just the VF grade range.
1808
O-106
VF-25, NOT certified
K-1808-32, Price:$300
Modest luster seemingly implies a slightly higher grade, and the major details are boldly represented. We have taken about five points off the grade to account for a small rim bump at 5:00 of the obverse.
1809
O-111a
ANACS VF-35
K-1809-05, Price:$360
No text description has been provided for this coin, but it IS certified. Please see image.
1810
O-101a
ANACS VF-35
K-1810-01, Price:$300
No text description has been provided for this coin, but it IS certified. Please see image.
1810
O-103
ANACS VF-35
K-1810-02, Price:$300
No text description has been provided for this coin, but it IS certified. Please see image.
1811
O-106 Lg 8
VF-30, NOT certified
K-1811-41, Price:$200
Variegated colors include shades of dusky grey, maroon and charcoal-blue.
1811
O-108
EF-40, NOT certified
K-1811-43, Price:$300
Dusty powder-grey touches the high points and clings prominetnly to the margins, wihle the overall hue tends toward almond-orange, with distincty rings of album toning noticeably present on either side.
1811

AU-50, NOT certified
K-1811-46, Price:$800
Graphite-grey predominates, although some peach-gold encircles peripheral devices, and some peppermint-grey touches some highpoint details.
1811
O-104a
VF-35, NOT certified
K-1811-47, Price:$375
Booming original coin with significant luster and albm chartreuse-peach toning on both sides.
18.11
O-101
EF-40, NOT certified
K-1811-48, Price:$825
A nicely contrasted color scheme includes tangible luster surrounding central motifs, with both sides showing a fair amount of denim-blue tone competing with almond-bronze.
1812
O-109
VF-30, NOT certified
K-1812-02, Price:$235
Supremely original with the ideal cameo-circ look.
1812
O-107 Sm 8
VF-20, NOT certified
K-1812-04, Price:$240
The reverse is rotated about 60 degrees. Almond-grey overall with album toning accents near the rims.
1812/1
O-102
VF-30, NOT certified
K-1812-05, Price:$325
Somewhat glossy perhaps, but each side has recovered some graphite-silver patina.
1812
O-109, R.3
VG-8, NOT certified
K-1812-38, Price:$80
Pale silver-grey.
1812
O-105
EF-40, NOT certified
K-1812-39, Price:$400
Subdued medium-grey patina over problem-free surfaces yields to a hint of rim color on the obverse right, while the reverse features quite a bit more coloration in the margins. Defintely lustrous in the protected outer areas.
1812
O-103
EF-40, NOT certified
K-1812-40, Price:$400
Evidently an extremely early die-state, there is scant evidence of the vertical lines that should be beneath the eagle's head, nor is the horizontal die line visible at the obverse clasp.
1812
O-103
AU, NOT certified
K-1812-41, Price:$500
A remarkable appearance derives from overall gunmetal-grey, accented in the fields by obvious album toning. An amazingly smooth example that reveals no hairlines on either side.
1813
O-103
EF-40, NOT certified
K-1813-01, Price:$400
Interesting pale grey patina shows dappled steely blue accents near the rims. Lustrous but downgraded slightly due to old cleaning, or at least a past dip.
1813
O-101, 50c/UNI
AU-50, NOT certified
K-1813-03, Price:$2,000
Slightly glossy from an old cleaning, but each side has recoved substantial patina. Strong die-clash as usual for the die-marriage.
1814
O-103
VF-35, NOT certified
K-1814-03, Price:$360
Sky-blue luster within the outer reaches surround slightly dull gunmetal-grey central areas.
1818/7
O-101, Lg 8
EF-40, NOT certified
K-1818-01, Price:$500
Somewhat olive-grey overall, aside from deeper crimson-gold aligning with the borders of the devices.
1819
O-115
PCGS VF-30
K-1819-01, Price:$225
Gunmetal-grey in the fields cedes to some warmer bluish tones toward the bottom quarter of the obverse, with a similar toning pattern evident on the reverse.
1820/19
O-101, Sq 2
EF-40, NOT certified
K-1820-05, Price:$1,100
Pleasant, original medium-grey surrounded by darker tone along the right hand border.
1820/19
O-101, Sq 2
VF-35, NOT certified
K-1820-06, Price:$600
A trifle glossy beneath lavender-grey patina, while devices show a tinge of carrot-gold surrounding in the protected areas. The prior owner sent it to PCGS expecting an EF-40 grade, but the assigned VF-35 seems appopriate.
1820
O-108
EF-40, NOT certified
K-1820-52, Price:$600
Dusky grey and a little flatly struck.
1822
O-109
EF-40+, NOT certified
K-1822-40, Price:$325
Almond-grey overall, the obverse shows an interesting flash of blue and carrot-gold in the obverse lower left field. Extensive luster for just EF-40.
1823
O-110
AU-50, NOT certified
K-1823-02, Price:$500
Mintage: 1,694,200. Although slightly dulled on the obverse, perhaps from an old wipe, each side presently shows rather vibrant rainbow toning, adding considerably to the eye-appeal. Strongly defined for an 1823.
1823
O-101a, patched 3
AU-50, NOT certified
K-1823-03, Price:$1,300
Mintage: 1,694,200. Mulberry-grey throughout, with a slightly inconsistent toning pattern.
1823
O-110a, ugly 3
VF-30, NOT certified
K-1823-06, Price:$500
Mintage: 1,694,200. Slightly pale but reasonably attractive and fairly well delineated throughout the important details.
1823
O-110a, ugly 3
EF-40, NOT certified
K-1823-07, Price:$825
Mintage: 1,694,200.
1823
O-101, broken 3
AU sharpness, NOT certified
K-1823-08, Price:$1,750
Mintage: 1,694,200. Milky white due to cleaning and somewhat flat now, with only minimal luster remaining.
1823
O-110a, ugly 3
VF-20, NOT certified
K-1823-09, Price:$300
Mintage: 1,694,200. Somewhat gunmetal-grey in appearance, undoubtedly due to some old wipes that have simply retoned.
1823
O-111
VF-30, NOT certified
K-1823-17, Price:$150
Mintage: 1,694,200. Marbled dusky grey patina.
1823
O-110a ugly 3
VF-30, NOT certified
K-1823-18, Price:$325
Mintage: 1,694,200. A little glossy under a loupe due to an innocuous cleaning, but the presentation is quite attractive at arm's length. Sharpness is a little stronger than the assign graded, but the overall assessment has been mildly netted down.
1823
O-110a, ugly 3
VF-20, NOT certified
K-1823-23, Price:$315
Mintage: 1,694,200.
1824/2/0
O-103
EF-40, NOT certified
K-1824-20, Price:$400
Twinges of luster yearn for an AU assessment, but EF-45 is the perfect grade for reflecting light overall wear. Delightful vintage color with no evidence of cleaning.
1824/4
O-110
EF-40, NOT certified
K-1824-30, Price:$360
Doubling shows well on the left side of the portrait. Shaded in deeper denim-blue toward the margins, while the fields display olive-grey and lavender iridescence. EF-45 details, but a couple of pinscratches have blended into the portrait and left field due to the overall toning and take five points off the net grade.
1825
O-112
EF-40, NOT certified
K-1825-01, Price:$175
Delightful charcoal-grey with even darker toning surrounding some of the smaller design elements to create extensive sharpness overall.
1825

F-12, NOT certified
K-1825-02, Price:$100
Mintage: 2,943,166. Extremely original, the surface shows deep piles of thick, crusty charcoal-grey patina.
1825
O-109, R.5
ICG VF-20
K-1825-04, Price:$500
No text description has been provided for this coin, but it IS certified. Please see image.
1825
O-116, R.3
AU-53, NOT certified
K-1825-05, Price:$500
The obverse might well be AU-55, while the reverse shows portions of wear that suggest AU-50, resulting in the compromise grade. Regardless, substantial roaming luster promotes the very pleasant eye-appeal. A great problem-free example!
1826

F-12, NOT certified
K-1826-02, Price:$100
Mintage: 4,004,180. Outrageously thick, original patina on both sides. They don't get any crustier than this!!
1827

F-15, NOT certified
K-1827-01, Price:$110
Mintage: 5,493,400. Rich, dark patina utter dominates the obverse, though the reverse sports only partial toning in the form of a band of olive-drab colors along the outer areas. Fairly bold for the Fine level.
1828
Sq 2, Sm 8, Lg Lt
EF-40, NOT certified
K-1828-02, Price:$200
Mintage: 3,075,200. Basic olive-grey patina gives the right vintage appearance for silver of the era.
1828
O-102, curl 2 no knob
AU-55, NOT certified
K-1828-07, Price:$425
Refreshingly attractive presentation doesn't really include much bright color, but some lovely ice-blue and turquoise toning adds much to the aesthetics. Tantalizing luster throughout.
1829
O-118 R.4+
EF-45, NOT certified
K-1829-01, Price:$300
Substantially toned over a lustrous surface that shimmers with near-AU luster. Very scarce as an Overton die-marriage, made especially desirable at this grade level.
1829
O-117
F-12, NOT certified
K-1829-03, Price:$90
Mintage: 3,712,156. Moderate to heavy wear, yet the portrait retains some internal details.
1829/7
O-101
EF-45+, NOT certified
K-1829-04, Price:$400
An AU assessment is sorely tempting, especially given how the value of this popular overdate rises above the EF grade level. That said, dusky grey, original patina probably suppresses some luster ever-so-slightly.
1830
O-122 Lg 0
EF-45, NOT certified
K-1830-03, Price:$220
Pleasant lavender-grey has subtle peach-gold undertones. Carefully delineated details.
1830
O-105 sm 0
F-12, NOT certified
K-1830-05, Price:$80
No text description has been provided for this coin, and it is NOT certified. Please see image.
1831
O-105
F-15, NOT certified
K-1831-03, Price:$90
Possibly VF on a good day, the exceptionally dense original quality certainly cannot be denied. Burly deep grey patina descends inward from the edge, leaving some lighter color atop the devices. A quick little hairline scratch on the bust and a similar hairline on the eagle's left wing form the only mentionable distractions.
1831
O-108
VF-20, NOT certified
K-1831-04, Price:$100
Ideal dove-grey and nicely detailed for the basic VF grade.
1831
O-108
ICG EF-40
K-1831-06, Price:$175
Reasonably attractive for EF given the mulberry-tan patina and hints of faint luster.
1831
O-108
F-15, NOT certified
K-1831-07, Price:$80
Somewhat heavy wear, but each side bears boldly outlined devices.
1832
O-106
AU-53, NOT certified
K-1832-02, Price:$450
Vibrant luster seems even stronger than expected of AU-50, but a couple of small luster grazes in the obverse right field must be noted.
1832
O-111
VF-20, NOT certified
K-1832-03, Price:$100
Exceptionally crusty, the whole surface is blanketed by dense ash-grey patina. It isn't possible to be more original than this!
1832
O-108
UNC/cleaned, NOT certified
K-1832-04, Price:$500
Noticeably cleaned at some point, and somewhat glossy as a result. The surface has at least begun to retone, albeit in slightly dull shades of ivory-grey.
1832
O-112 dashed date
EF-40, NOT certified
K-1832-06, Price:$170
Ridiculously original coin. Absolutely unmolested in every possible respect
1832
O-118
VF-35, NOT certified
K-1832-12, Price:$175
Modestly more attractive than average due to some nice album toning that has begun to form around both sides.
1832
O-122
EF-40, NOT certified
K-1832-14, Price:$140
Uneven coloration includes modestly dull moss-green central areas surrounded by somewhat more brilliant cobalt near the rims.
1833
O-106
EF-40, NOT certified
K-1833-01, Price:$170
Gunmetal hue embraces most of the coin, ceding to pale grey devices. Some faint feathery hairlines wipe upward and left from Liberty's neck but have no impact on the ample eye-appeal.
1833
O-106
VF-30, NOT certified
K-1833-03, Price:$150
High-contrast format places a mixture of darkery grey with delicate bluish accents against pale grey devices. Very slight luster on both sides.
1833
O-108
VF-20, NOT certified
K-1833-04, Price:$115
Album coloration on both sides, with slight gunmetal undertones.
1833
O-112
VF-20, NOT certified
K-1833-05, Price:$95
No text description has been provided for this coin, and it is NOT certified. Please see image.
1833
O-101
VF-25, NOT certified
K-1833-06, Price:$105
No text description has been provided for this coin, and it is NOT certified. Please see image.
1834
O-117
VF-25, NOT certified
K-1834-01, Price:$110
Incredibly rich, orignal patina.
1834
O-116
VF-20, NOT certified
K-1834-03, Price:$90
Wintergreen and peppermint-blue intermingle over rose-grey patina.
1834
O-102
EF-40, NOT certified
K-1834-05, Price:$150
No text description has been provided for this coin, and it is NOT certified. Please see image.
1834
O-117, sm dt sm lt
EF-40, NOT certified
K-1834-06, Price:$165
Gorgeous smoke-grey example sports intriguing flickers of pumpkin-orange luster around the edges, with additional similar color licking at the edge of the devices.
1836
O-106a LDS
VF-25, NOT certified
K-1836-01, Price:$110
No text description has been provided for this coin, and it is NOT certified. Please see image.
1836
O-109 R.3
EF-40, NOT certified
K-1836-02, Price:$175
Modest luster beneath prominent toning that combines mulberry-grey and chartreuse coloration.
1836/1336
O-108
EF-40, NOT certified
K-1836-03, Price:$275
Although a delicate die-crack can just be seen connecting 18 in the date as described by Overton for die-state 'a', the lack of further connection to the stars indicates a near-prime die, and this helps explain the visual strength of the famous 8/3 blunder for this O-108. Exceedingly original example with mostly lilac-grey patina supporting fragile magenta upon the design elements.
1836
O-110
EF-40, NOT certified
K-1836-07, Price:$170
Plentiful rich chocolate-silver patina blankets the entire coin, providing a suitable backdrop for the sharp high-relief details. Subtle denim-blue accents the star areas.
1836
O-110
VF-35, NOT certified
K-1836-08, Price:$140
The ash-grey toning is somewhat spotty in areas, showing as a few darker patches within Liberty's sharply delineated tresses. Even larger patches adorn the reverse, and though many collectors might not find this 'look' to be ideal or appealing, there is no denying the extreme level of original quality that results.
1836
O-107 R.4
VF-30, NOT certified
K-1836-09, Price:$150
No text description has been provided for this coin, and it is NOT certified. Please see image.
1836
O-117
F-12, NOT certified
K-1836-10, Price:$80
No text description has been provided for this coin, and it is NOT certified. Please see image.
1837

VF-25, NOT certified
K-1837-02, Price:$140
No text description has been provided for this coin, and it is NOT certified. Please see image.
1837

VF-30, NOT certified
K-1837-03, Price:$175
No text description has been provided for this coin, and it is NOT certified. Please see image.
1837

EF-40, NOT certified
K-1837-04, Price:$240
Significant colorful iridescence is visible only under some lighting angles due to subtlety and low-contrast presentation. Pertinent color includes some lovely pine-green, lavender and cobat-grey throughout, plus some additional sky-blue on the reverse.
1838

NGC MS-62
K-1838-01, Price:$2,200
Overall sharpness and assertive luster are suggestive of a significantly higher grade, and some marvelous royal-blue peripheral toning only enhances superior eye-appeal. Three or four stray linear abrasions on the shield, and a couple of brief hairlines on Liberty's neck perhaps diminish the technical grade, but have no noticeable effect on the aesthetic allure. Previously sold in an NGC MS-62 holder (SN 1731357-010) at Heritage on 9/19/2003.
1839
Lg Lt
PCGS EF-40
K-1839-03, Price:$275
No text description has been provided for this coin, but it IS certified. Please see image.
1839-O

EF-40, NOT certified
K-1839o-03, Price:$2,500
No text description has been provided for this coin, and it is NOT certified. Please see image.
1855-O

AU-53, NOT certified
K-1855o-01, Price:$275
Hard, steely underlying luster provides the strongest character quality for this no-motto type example, and the slate-grey surface displays only modest traces of wear. Sharply defined on both sides.
1870-S

PCGS VF-30
K-1870s-01, Price:$250
No text description has been provided for this coin, but it IS certified. Please see image.
1939-S

PCGS MS-65
K-1939s-01, Price:$260
It's all about strike for a 1939-S at the gem level, and this sharp example displays most of the hand detail, with overall presenation distringuished by lovely alabaster-white patina.
1941-S

NGC MS-65
K-1941s-01, Price:$550
Central strike definition appears to be substantially better than average given partial thumb detail and slight delineation of Liberty's index finger. Having never been dipped, the appearance is not that of the excessively brilliant type, but rather has pleasing, subdued original character due to a nice layer of original patina resting across both sides. An outstanding GEM for the connoisseur who appreciates unmolested quality in a difficult-to-find issue.
1943

PCGS MS-66
K-1943-01, Price:$190
Phenomenally lustous pure white gem
1945-S

PCGS MS-63
K-1945s-01, Price:$65
No text description has been provided for this coin, but it IS certified. Please see image.
1948-D

PCGS MS-64 FBL
K-1948d-01, Price:$85
No text description has been provided for this coin, but it IS certified. Please see image.
1949-S

PCGS MS-66
K-1949s-01, Price:$275
Very attractive patina suggests this is a mint-set survivor. Technically, this is probably an FBL contender were it not for some trivial noise crossing the bell lines.
1949-S

PCGS CAC MS-65
K-1949s-03, Price:$115
Shimmering steam-white with zero distractions.
1949-S

PCGS MS-65
K-1949s-04, Price:$120
No text description has been provided for this coin, but it IS certified. Please see image.
1955

PCGS MS-65
K-1955-03, Price:$80
No text description has been provided for this coin, but it IS certified. Please see image.
1957-D

PCGS MS-65+ FBL
K-1957d-03, Price:$150
No text description has been provided for this coin, but it IS certified. Please see image.
1958

PCGS MS-66
K-1958-01, Price:$115
No text description has been provided for this coin, but it IS certified. Please see image.
1958-D

PCGS MS-65
K-1958d-03, Price:$70
No text description has been provided for this coin, but it IS certified. Please see image.
1962-D

PCGS MS-65
K-1962d-03, Price:$80
No text description has been provided for this coin, but it IS certified. Please see image.