Coins / Notes
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1863 $50 Confederate Note - Unc. T-57
Price $195 Now $175 SOLD
1862 $100 Confederate Note - Unc. T-41
Price $225 Now $200
CSA Watermark printed on Note. Scarce Columbus and Jackson Miss. annual interest payment cities.
Pre Civil War US Coronet $5 Gold Coins - High Grade
I have been a member of the Liberty Seated Coin Collectors Club for over 40 years and written over 15 articles during my active collecting days. The Liberty head $5 gold coins were designed by Christian Gobrecht who also designed the Liberty silver seated coinage from 1837 to 1891. The Liberty Head gold coin series ran from 1839-1908. From an article written in the recent on-line Gobrecht Journal, collecting these gold from this period is a challenge due availability, cost and condition. Gold is softer than silver and the gold coins typically received more surface marks when shipped from the mints to the banks in bags for circulation than silver coinage. The strength of strike is often a problem as well normal wear and detail loss from circulation.
From PCGS Coin Facts, incompletely struck coins from this period are the rule, not the exception, and one should expect softness of strike on the hair curls of Liberty as well as the eagle's left (facing) leg on all branch mint coins and some of the Philadelphia issues. Some coins shows dull finishes.
The coins offered for sale are examples of strong strikes with minimal problems and very good color and solid finishes for pre Civil War gold coins. Compare the quality to other internet offerings and you will see these coins are desirable for collectors. The existing survival estimates are from PGGS.
1844-O - 364,600 made - About 550 exist in all grades - No visible fine cleaning lines/marks - UNC Details - Price $1500 Now $1300
1852-D - 91,584 made - About 300 exist in all grades - No visible fine cleaning lines/marks, very clean fields - AU Details
Price $3800 Now $3400
1856-S - 105,100 made - About 225 exist in all grades - There are 4 very fine scratch lines across face when tilting coin - very strong detail - AU Details - Price $1200 Now $1000
1857-C - 31,360 made - About 500 exist in all grades - MS-62 but probably AU-58 - Price $5500 Now $4900
1861 - 688,084 made - About 1250 exist in all grades - Uncirculated coin - Strong details / luster, clean fields - Price $2500 Now $2100