*NEW* 1893 Isabella Quarter MS64 PCGS As close to the next grade as these get in MS64 holders. Perfect sharp strike with flashy, reflective, semi-prooflike fields and finished with light a hint of rose patina, deeper and going into violet and royal blue at the peripheries. Completely free of contact marks and other distractions.
I can’t remember the last time I bought a Lafayette Dollar in any grade. They are truly scarce devoid of distracting marks or unattractive toning and often have dull luster. This MS63 is top of the grade in every grade. Sharply struck and completely devoid of distracting marks, this coin is brilliant with full luster and just a hint of lovely rose patina. If you know You will be amazing at the quality for the grade.
*Henry Hamilton Collection* OMG, I remember the moment I saw this coin. An unknown collector approached me at a coin show and said he was directed by other dealers to my table. He handed me what is probably the most beautifully toned Lafayette Dollar I have seen in all of my 36 years of dealing in amazing toned commems. I can only recall two other examples that would be in the same league. One was a MS66 NGC coin which I sold for $25,000 and another was a MS67 PCGS that would be worth somewhere around $75,000 today. The present coin shows light even rose centers going out to stunning, bright sky blue into the fields and peripheries of the obverse. The reverse is similar with more light rose and a thinner band of rose and blue circling the periphery. The strike is full, surfaces are bright and glowing, and the luster is BOOMING. An absolute STUNNER.
*Henry Hamilton Collection* Very sharply struck compared to most of the type, which often display significant weakness at the central high points of the eagle’s feathers. Very light original silvery-rose patina on full, glowing luster. Top of the grade.
*Henry Hamilton Collection* California MS65 PCGS / CAC WOW!! What a coin for the lowly MS65 grade. California’s can sparkle and this one is a blaster. Fully struck and completely distraction free with intense glowing semi-prooflike luster. Finished with light violet patina, this coin will blow away most of the MS66’s.
*Henry Hamilton Collection* (Old Green PCGS Holder) Brilliant sparkling white with a full strike and bright luster. As most commem collectors know, the horizontal lines below "LIBERTY" on the reverse are die line present on all specimens.
*Henry Hamilton Collection* Missouri (Plain) MS65 NGC Incredibly sharp and detailed strike on this exceptional Missouri. Forget the usual pitted face, a result of weak strikes on virtually every example. This coin looks sculpted. Super clean, distraction free surfaces and lovely pale rose patina. Finished in an almost satin prooflike surface.
*Henry Hamilton Collection* 67 An original matching set of GEM ’38 Oregons in consecutively numbered holders. With a low mintage of only 6000 per date, sets like this are scarce. Each coin is original creamy white with just a hint of golden rim patina. Virtually flawless surfaces with the usual satiny luster that is an attribute of the ‘38 Oregon date.