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APRC specializes in Choice and Gem Quality U. S., World and Ancient coins for collectors and investors. We travel to every major coin show from coast to coast buying the most exceptional coins for the grade, both in terms of technical quality and eye-appeal. In addition, we are continually buying great coins from the personal collections of our customers. When you deal with APRC, you deal exclusively with Evan Gale, sole proprietor and a professional numismatist for more than 30 years.
I am NOT an owner of CAC. I DO NOT send coins to CAC and DO NOT designate CAC in my listings. The only exception is CAC labeled generic gold coins that actually have live bids on Certified Coin Exchange that are higher than the regular type or date bid. Many of the coins in my inventory were purchased with CAC stickers affixed.
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April Central States and PCGS Members Only Newps Listed Below:
*SOLD* 1787 Massachusetts Cent (Arrows in Left Talon) MS62BN PCGS An extraordinary example of this home grown colonial. Superb strike and surfaces for this notoriously weakly struck problem plagued issue. Among the finest I have seen for type and certainly for the price, as these can reach into the $20K+++ in MS64 grade. Beautiful chocolate brown color with lovely blue highlights. Absolutely exceptional Mass Cent and very rare in this condition…$8950.
1787 Fugio Cent (States United) MS64BN NGC Very well struck on a virtually perfect planchet, this Fugio is another hand-picked “top of the grade’ specimen. All obverse design and lettering is crisp, with a small die crack causing a few letters in “Mind Your Business” to be missing, a very minor issue with any Fugio. Reverse is well struck with and problem free. Color is an even deep chocolate brown. Easily in the top 10% of the grade overall…$6250
N.D. (1795) Washington Liberty & Security Penny MS64 PCGS Very pleasing original Brown specimen with some deeper patina in and around the lettering and devices, giving it an extra kick of eye-appeal…$3650
1806 Draped Bust Half Cent (Sm. 6, No Stems) MS61BN PCGS Very well struck obverse and better than average reverse with pleasing surfaces and nice chocolate brown color…$1875
1806 Draped Bust Half Cent (Lg. 6, Stems) MS62BN NGC Very choice coin for the grade, exhibiting strong hair detail with crisp date and lettering. Reverse is also well struck overall. Nice problem free and virtually mark free surfaces and finished in an even medium to deep chocolate brown…$2450
1802 Draped Bust Lg. Cent VF30 PCGS Nice even strike with just honest wear and deep chocolate brown even patina. Very pleasing early cent…$850
*SOLD* 1803 Draped Bust Lg. Cent (Sm. Date, Sm. Frac) XF40 PCGS Solid even strike shows virtually full hair and drapery detail with complete date and lettering on both sides. Distraction free surfaces are finished with deep chocolate brown patina…$1600
*SOLD* 1820 Coronet Lg. Cent (Lg. Date) MS66BN PCGS Sharply struck with impeccable surfaces and lovely original Red coloring in and around the devices and lettering on both sides. Full, strong luster. One of only 16 so graded by PCGS with none grading higher…$3750
1848 Braided Lg. Cent MS65RB PCGS An extraordinary Braided Hair Large Cent. This much tougher 1848 date is about as pleasing as it could be. Strong strike with impeccable shimmering surfaces. Even perfect blend of Red and Brown throughout all surfaces front and back with glowing luster. An amazing example of the date…$3450
*ON HOLD* 1851 Braided Lg. Cent MS67BN NGC A stunning Braided Hair Lg. Cent, exhibiting a full, sharp strike, gorgeous violet-blue and rose patina in and around the devices and finished with full glowing luster. Superb quality paired with awesome Eye-appeal…$3500
1854 Braided Lg. Cent MS65+ RB PCGS Super choice quality overall with STUNNING Eye-appeal. Sharply struck with immaculate surfaces and gorgeous bright original Rose-Red glowing in and around the devices, stars and lettering. Full, shimmering luster finishes this Masterpiece…$2250
1857 Flying Eagle Cent MS64 PCGS Absolutely superb, solid, full strike on an issue that is plagued with striking problems. I love Flying Eagle Cents and look at every specimen graded MS63 and higher. I buy very few, mostly because of weak strikes and carbon spotting. This piece is among the sharpest strikes I have seen. Surfaces are immaculate and completely problem free and the toning is an even tannish brown…$1900
1892 Indian Cent PR65RB PCGS Superb for the grade, exhibiting a full strike, completely distraction free surfaces and maybe 90% full red, just mellowing down with light violet-rose highlights. Fabulous quality and top end eye-appeal on this fully reflective Proof Indian…$1350
1864 Two Cent MS64RB NGC (Early NGC Holder) Wow. This 2c is absolutely beautiful. Starting with a full, sharp strike, it shows an unusual blend of greenish blue highlights contrasting original Red in and around the lettering and devices on both sides. Surfaces are immaculate and the luster is full and strong. This piece hasn’t seen a grading room in more than 20 years. It is P. Q. (premium quality) and sure to be cracked out for a shot at a higher grade if the right dealer got his hands on it…$675
1864 Two Cent MS65BN PCGS Top of the grade in every way. Full sharp strike with clean, mark-free surfaces and considerable original red thoughout...right on the borderline of RB. Finished with full luster…$775
1865 Two Cent (Fancy 5) “Partial Collar” error MS65BN NGC I was drawn to the incredible quality of this piece, but apparently the “Partial Collar” error makes it “extra special” to the 2c variety specialist. Absolute GEM in every respect, this two cent is fully struck with superb surfaces and glowing luster. I put this coin in the top 5% of the grade and easily deserving of a “plus” designation, although the insert does not have + printed on it. “Partial Collar” striking error can be seen on the edges in this NGC “Edgeview” holder. It is very scarce and only adds to the desirability of this wonderful coin…$975
1868 Two Cent PR65BN PCGS A phenomenal Proof striking which exhibits sharp detailing of every design element and wonderful toning. Designated BN by PCGS, this Two Cent shows light cameo devices on a blend of violet-rose and mostly blue highlights. Reverse coloration begins at the left with a golden-brown going to mostly blue in the center and violet-rose at the right periphery. Surfaces are immaculate and fully reflective. Gorgeous Two Cent…$2150
1832 Cap Bust Dime AU58 PCGS A perfect virgin original showing a strong strike, just a hint of wear and wonderful deep, even silvery gray patina with considerable luster. Great type coin…$1075
1884 Liberty Seated Dime PR67 CAMEO PCGS A true Superb Gem Proof showing strong snowy white CAMEO devices on both sides contrasting immaculate deeply mirrored fields. This beauty is finished with deep blue peripheral toning on both sides…$4950
1806 Draped Bust Quarter F12 PCGS A perfect, original early Quarter. Starting with a solid, even strike, this piece shows natural even wear and lovely two-tone original silvery gray antique patina. Top end surfaces and very strong eye-appeal at a reasonable price…$1275
1893 Barber Quarter MS62 PCGS Much nicer surfaces than you would expect for the grade, but I purchased this coin for the color. Just the lightest hint of silvery rose in the centers with bright blue and rose peripheral toning. Reverse is a light in the centers going to slightly deeper silvery-golden-rose around the peripheries. Well struck overall with full luster. Looking for an Eye-catching type coin on the cheap, this is it…$490
1907 Barber Quarter MS65 PCGS Fully struck, creamy original brilliant white with immaculate surfaces and full luster. Super clean and at the very top of the grade. Could easily be in a MS66 holder…$1275
1930 Standing Liberty Quarter MS65 NGC Very sharply struck with super clean surfaces and full glowing luster. Brilliant white. Surfaces are basically mark free and luster is bright and full. Tip top of the grade in every way…$875
1803 Draped Bust Half (Small 3) VF30 PCGS Light to medium original two-tone silvery gray. A solid even strike overall and just some honest even wear. This is the scarce Small 3 variety. For comparison purposes, a total of 458 1803 Lg. 3’s have been graded by PCGS. Only 85 of the Small 3 variety has been graded. Looking to the specific grade of VF30, there are 85 Large 3’s and 10 Small 3’s on the PCGS pop report…$1685
1805 Draped Bust Half XF40 NGC A wonderful, perfect, completely original, well struck Draped Bust Half. Very sharp strike with full hair and drapery detail. Reverse shows a complete “E Pluribus Unum”, feathers and shield lines. Toning is a super attractive original two-tone silvery gray. Early halves like this are few and far between. Considerably scarcer date, showing a pop of 50, compared to the 1806, which shows a pop of 115 in XF40. I have never had five great Draped Bust Halves in inventory at the same time before now…$2575
1806 Draped Bust Half (Pt. 6, Stems) VF20 PCGS A perfect, problem free virgin purchased from the collection of one of my more gifted customers, with an impeccable eye for originality…$985
1806 Draped Bust Half (Pt. 6, No Stem) XF40 PCGS A well struck original with deep silvery gray toning overall, showing rose and blue highlights. Much better than average detailing in
1806/5 Draped Bust Half XF45 NGC the “last but not least” of five great Draped Bust Halves. This example of the tougher overdate show a virtually complete and full strike on both sides…easily in the top 5% for strike. Impeccable, natural, problem free surfaces are finished in a deep, antique silvery gray, just as they should be…$2875
*ON HOLD* 1829/7 Cap Bust Half AU58 NGC A true “58” example of this elusive overdate, showing a strong strike overall with full hair detail, most of the drapery and full clasp. Reverse is sharp in all design elements. Just a hint of light wear with virtually full luster…$1450
1859 Liberty Seated Half (No Motto) PR64 PCGS Gorgeous bright blue toning over the entire obverse with some violet-rose highlights near the center. Reverse exhibits light rose centers going out to deep blue at the peripheries. The strike is full and sharp and surfaces are distraction free and fully reflective. An AMAZING No Motto type…$4850
1882 Liberty Seated Half PR63 (CAMEO) PCGS Graded before PCGS started adding the “CAMEO” designation to their inserts. A very flashy, brilliant CAMEO Proof Seated Half that is among the absolute TOP of the grade. This coin won’t set you back a fortune and is a great type coin for the price…$1750
1899 Barber Half PR64 PCGS Another piece from a customer’s collection. Gorgeous Deep Blue with violet and rose highlights throughout and particularly at the peripheries of the obverse. Reverse is a stunning bullseye toning pattern starting with rose in the center and going outward to a ring of deep blue and finished with golden-rose at the peripheries. Fully struck and fully bright and reflective. AMAZING color and eye-appeal…$2650
1880 Trade Dollar PR63 PCGS It is not often that I would have even one PR63 Trade Dollar as the vast majority of coins so graded just do NOT do it for me. This coin is a wonderful, original near Gem that could easily be in a PR64 holder. A beautiful blend of silvery rose and blue on both sides. Fully struck and fully reflective. Awesome quality and eye-appeal for the grade and price…$3750
1882 Trade Dollar PR63 DEEP CAMEO PCGS A wonderfully eye-appealing Proof, showing complete, strong CAMEO devices on both sides contrasting very deep, fully reflective fields and just a light bit of champagne patina to attest to this coin’s originality. Very attractive Proof type…$5350
MONSTER Reverse toned Morgans: The following group of seven Morgan dollars was cherry-picked from a large collection formed over many years by an astute collector of toned Morgans. All are on memo to me from the collector for about two months and will disappear from the web site before the August ANA. These are among the most beautifully toned reverse Morgans that I have seen…and I have seen thousands of beautifully toned Morgans. I will not try to describe these coins. You will have to wait for the photos.
A quick note about the grades. These are ONE-SIDED coins. The obverses are basically brilliant or lightly toned and account for the grade on the holder. The reverses are GEM and have amazing toning. I have given my technical grade of the reverse in parentheses:
1880-S MS65* (MS66 Rev.) NGC…$1950
*SOLD* 1885 MS65* (MS66+ Rev.) NGC (
1885-O MS64* (MS66+ Rev.) NGC…$1850
1886 MS63* (MS66+ Rev.) NGC (
1886 MS64* (MS66 Rev.) NGC (
1887 MS64* (MS67 Rev.) NGC (
1887 MS64* (MS66 Rev.) NGC (
1876-S T-2 $20
1893 Isabella 25c MS64 PCGS A great coin for the grade, starting with a solid strike, clean fields and full glowing luster. Finished with beautiful blue peripheral toning on both sides. An exceptional Isabella that’s light on the wallet…$1250
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