Patterns, Flying Eagle, Indian Head and Lincoln Cents

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There are 16 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on April 9, 2024

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Flying Eagle
Flying Eagle 1C 1857 1857
Choice $1550 New April 9! Notable Flying Eagle Type Candidate, Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Pristine Surfaces. 1857 brought a transition year for copper coinage as the old-style Large Cent and a new, smaller cent with an eagle flying left across the obverse were issued. Of course, economics were at work as the smaller cent cost less to produce due to lower copper content. Many were saved, therefore the 1857 issue is ideal for type collectors. This survivor warrants a near-gem quality rating for its pristine surfaces along with its glowing frosted luster that radiates nicely under a bright light. The cartwheels are equally pleasing with a swirling motion when activated. The strike is also complete. Aggressive priced as the PCGS price guide is currently $1,800. Let's add a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as further testament. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Indian Head
Indian 1C 1864 1864
L on Ribbon
S-6 Choice $1150 Near-Gem, Newtown Collection. Sea-green, burnt orange, and navy patina liberally drapes the obverse of this With L Indian cent. The reverse exhibits mixed red and brown color throughout with russet shades around C(ENT). Fields are lightly mirrored with steely luster, and the overall flash easily penetrates the thick skin. Housed in a Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with Eagle Eye Photo Seal approval and certificate card.
Indian 1C 1868 1868
Doubled Die Obverse
Snow-1 Choice $475 Doubled Die Obverse, Thick Rose-Brown Skin, Light Rub, Lakeland Collection. The Lakeland Collection is back with a strictly original 1868 Indian cent release that is also the Snow-1 Doubled Die Obverse die variety. Surfaces are covered with a thick rose-brown skin. Bright light assessment reveals somewhat steely fields with limited luster due to the thick crust. Surfaces are unabraded other than a single obverse contact mark in the left field. Housed in ANACS old white holder with Doubled Die Obv and S-1 listed on the label.
Indian 1C 1869 1869
Gem $1240 New March 10! Gem Original, Pristine Fields, Sharp Mirrors, Old PCGS Holder, Port Matilda Collection. The Port Matilda Collection is back with more releases. This 1869 proof Indian is perfectly original with no traces of hairlines sufficient for a GFR%C-Gem quality rating. An orange-brown patina covers the obverse while the reverse is a colorful palette with center rose-gold surrounded by greens and gold between the wreath and the rim. The piece easily secured a CAC green bean due to hairline free surfaces and undisturbed mirrors. This lot performs well under a bright light. CAC price guide is $1230 as reference with only 10 approved at the certified grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1871 1871
Gem $2850 Important Semi-Key Indian Date, Attractive Red-Brown, Gem Original, Osprey Collection. This new offering from the Osprey Collection is certainly important as true gem 1871 Indian cents are downright challenging! This example features medium brown surfaces with orange tinted luster under angled lighting. Both sides are completely struck and offer Gem quality that will appeal to the serial Indian cent collector. The CAC Red-Brown approved population is limited to only 27 pieces with 3 finer. A statistic that is worth noteworking during purchase evaluation. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Indian 1C 1872 1872
Choice $1150 Semi-Key Date, Low Mintage, Unquestionably Choice. A choice 1872 Indian BN cent that is a semi-key date in the series. Though the mintage amounted to a tad over four million, the date circulated widely less than 75 certified by PCGS in the individual BN Mint State grades. CAC populations are much lower with 53 pieces approved in all graded when considering the BN designation. This offered example contains a substantial amount of red coloration when subjected to a bright light. Frosted luster and moderate cartwheels are also eivdent. A choice example for an Indian cent date set without breaking the budget. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1872 1872
Choice $750 Semi-Key Date, Thick Chocolate-Brown Skin, Well Struck, CAC Approval. From a Liberty Seated collector's perspective, a mintage of 4 million is quite substantial, but the 1872 Indian cent date is semi-key at this level. I did not hesitate to add this perfectly original and notably choice example to inventory at the Baltimore show. Toning is a thick chocolate brown. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse right wreath being a tad weak. Surfaces are unabraded and pleasing at the grade. This one did not circulate long and fortunately was properly stored to its current patina. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1875 1875
Gem $850 Very Scarce Grade, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Osprey Collection. Handling U.S. coinage denominations outside of the Capped Bust and Liberty Seated realm often leads to personal numismatic learnings. Case in point is this 1875 Indian graded NGC MS65RB. The MS65 grade level is the last obtainable level given that few examples have been graded higher. As a full gem, this date is very scarce. The Osprey Collection has located an wonderful specimen with brilliant frosted luster and red-brown surfaces. Bright light exposure confirms vibrant cartwheels and a complete strike. This is a strong offering that was recently graded without CAC submission. Please take this fact into account if considering a purchase. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Indian 1C 1879 1879
Gem $600 Gem Proof, Pristine Mirrors, Multi-Color Toning. Indian cent proof mintages were high as compared to the Seated series. 1879 brought 3,200 Indian cent proof strikes. The subjective natural of the BN, RB, and RD designations add collecting intrigue. This gem 1879 proof has the BN certification due to the chocolate brown coloration during in hand inspection. As with most heavily toned proofs, bright light viewing is where the fun is as this piece shifts to violet-rose on the obverse while the reverse features peripheral blues. Strike is crisply executed while the fields are entirely unabraded. GFRC images accurately capture the in hand presentation. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Indian 1C 1881 1881
Gem $1450 Sharp Mirrors, Hammered Strike, Gem Proof with Brown Certification. Handling a new consignment lot of gem proof Indian cents is a visual playground. Though most of the consigned lot is certified Brown, the bright light colorings are unique to each coin. This 1881 PR66 lot offers pristine fields, sharp mirrors, and multi-faceted viewing. The in-hand center violet-rose and peripheral teal colors shift to nicely delineated rose and light blue under angled lighting. If having patience and tilting the reverse to the perfect viewing angle, the surfaces become a continuous light blue. Yes, I'm having fun with this lot for sure and you will too. Please note that there is a piece of verdigris in the C of CENT that has resulting in adjacent toning. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Indian 1C 1884 1884
Gem $525 Consistent Red-Brown, Frosted Luster, Gem Original, Lakeland Collection. The Lakeland Collection is back with a gem 1884 Indian cent that offers orange-brown coloration and pristine surfaces. This piece presents frosted luster under angled lighting. Red-Brown is the optimum collecting threshold for Indian cents as much of the original red and orange colors are present at a fraction of the cost of full Red. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder.
Indian 1C 1886 1886
Variety 1
Gem $700 New March 10! Variety 1, Gem Original, Superb Eye Appeal, Port Matilda Collection. An impressive 1886 Variety 1 proof strike with gem eye appeal. Unfortunately, the GFRC illustrations do not fairly present this lot's intense mirrors and sky blue coloration under a bright light. The reverse is particularly notable for its blue center surrounded by golden brown between the wreath and rim. A careful 10x check of the fields confirmed this lot's gem status as the surfaces are entirely hairline free. Overall strike is needle sharp. CAC population stands at 12 at the certified grade with a price guide value of $700. In my opinion, the Port Matilda consignor has fairly priced this offering. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1903 1903
Gem $750 Gem Proof, Copper-Gold and Purple Delight, Hammered Strike, Pristine Surfaces. This 1903 proof Indian cent is the last date in a newly consigned lot. I've been thoroughly pleased with the lot's premium quality which is further echoed here. The visual experience, under my desk lamp, is best described as a "copper-gold and purple delight' as these colors are dominant. The reflective luster is more than consistent with the certified grade as the mirrors are sharp and brilliant. Reverse toning is cool with peripheral yellow-gold framing a bluish-brown center. Strike is 100% complete while the fields are unabraded. This 1903 proof Indian closes out the lot just as it started with gem offerings. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder.
Lincoln Cent
Lincoln 1C 1909S 1909-S
Gem $4500 Key Lincoln Date, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Deep Red Coloration, Superb Eye Appeal. At the Spring 2023 Manchester NH show, GFRC purchased this brilliantly frosted and full red 1909-S VDB Lincoln cent as part of a substantial collection. GFRC images capture the rich red coloration that glows under a bright light. A few verdigris specks are noted and will take careful inspection to locate. A single tick at the left of (O)NE is note but not of any consequence at the certified grade. Housed in short lived NGC Gen 8 (August-September 2002) holder.
Lincoln 1C 1909S 1909-S
S/Horizontal S
Choice $800 New March 13! S/Horizontal S, Full Red, Frosted Luster, Pristine Surfaces. From a new consignor arrives this wonderful 1909-S S/Horizontal S that has been well preserved in an early ANACS holder. This lot is full red regardless of the GFRC images suggesting some darker coloration. Bright light inspection exposes frosted luster that is entirely undisturbed for a grand viewing experience. Cartwheels are vibrant too. Off the market for decades and fairly priced for the overall quality. I am constantly amazed at how conservative the late 1980 and early 1990s ANACS grading was. This one is guaranteed to please upon arrival. Housed in ANACS old white holder with S/HORIZ S on the label.
Lincoln 1C 1931D 1931-D
Red-Brown, Brilliant Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Gem Original, Lakeland Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. A lovely gem 1931-D Lincoln cent arrives to the price list courtesy of the Lakeland Collection. This example exhibits brilliant luster and swirling cartwheels. Coloration is copper-orange. GFRC images accurately capture the surface conditions and overall eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Lincoln 1C 1931S 1931-S
Choice $195 Popular Date, Brilliant Red Luster, Choice Surfaces, Oregon Beaver Collection. Consignor Price Reduction - One of the dates that penny roll searchers would be thrilled to locate. This 1931-S Lincoln retains much of its original red coloring along with offering brilliant luster. Fully struck with some obverse speckled gray toning. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder.