Kagin's September 2017 West Coast

Auction Details

Held in conjunction with the
Santa Clara Coin Expo
September 14th through 16th, 2017

Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Coin Show - Exhibit Hall D

Lot Viewing Room - Exhibit Hall D

Auction Room - Great America Meeting Room 1,
2nd Floor
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Pre-1957 5C "Bo Hughes" Carving1001 - Pre-1957 5C "Bo Hughes" Carving
Kagin's, Inc
An original carving by master carver George Washington "Bo" Hughes. It is of the typical hobo nickel subject, a bearded man wearing a hat....
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 850.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to b********e for (600.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 705.00
 
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1913 5C "Sharp Ear"1002 - 1913 5C "Sharp Ear"
Kagin's, Inc
A nice eye appealing original carving by an unknown artist dubbed "Sharp Ear" by the Original Hobo Nickel Society (OHNS). Many original ho...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold to i**********s for (200.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 235.00
 
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5C Superior1003 - 5C Superior
Kagin's, Inc
A handsome original carving by an experienced artist. The subject's hat is especially well done with a curved, slightly raised brim. Well struct...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 900.00 - 1,300.00
Sold to K*******n for (600.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 705.00
 
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5C Original1004 - 5C Original
Kagin's, Inc
Great detail on this original carving by an unknown but proficient artist. The hat, collar and coat are expertly done and the subject's ear is p...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold to 9***3 for (280.00 + 49.00) x 1 = 329.00
 
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1924 5C Bo Hughes1005 - 1924 5C Bo Hughes
Kagin's, Inc
This carving has all the identifiable characteristics of a "Bo" carving. The ear, nose and eye are the style employed by Bo on many of his...
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Estimates : 750.00 - 1,100.00
Sold to 9***3 for (520.00 + 91.00) x 1 = 611.00
 
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5C Original1006 - 5C Original
Kagin's, Inc
Another outstanding carving by an unknown but obviously very talented artist. The smooth crowned derby with no hatband is nicely carved as is the ear
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 500.00
Sold to m*********s for (220.00 + 38.50) x 1 = 258.50
 
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5C Original1007 - 5C Original
Kagin's, Inc
The dark, recessed stippled background on this original carving accents the central figure very dramatically. The hat brim is slightly raised and the
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Estimates : 350.00 - 500.00
Sold to b*****e for (220.00 + 38.50) x 1 = 258.50
 
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5C Lot of 2: Original1008 - 5C Lot of 2: Original
Kagin's, Inc
The bow on this original carving's hatband is well to the rear, an unusual feature for a hobo nickel. Curly hair, beard and moustache are featur...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold to 9***3 for (300.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 352.50
 
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5C "Prince"1009 - 5C "Prince"
Kagin's, Inc
The OHNS graders have labeled this character as "Prince". A high crowned derby with an unusual hatband covers a great deal of this gentlem...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold to 9***3 for (320.00 + 56.00) x 1 = 376.00
 
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5C Bo Hughes - Pre-Injury1010 - 5C Bo Hughes - Pre-Injury
Kagin's, Inc
Again, an obvious original carving by "Bo" Hughes and very much in demand among hobo nickel enthusiasts. Coins attributed to Bo, one of on...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,250.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to m*********s for (650.00 + 113.75) x 1 = 763.75
 
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5C Bo Hughes - Pre-Injury Clown1011 - 5C Bo Hughes - Pre-Injury Clown
Kagin's, Inc
The clown was a favorite subject of Bo's carvings as it is believed that amid his vagabond travels he spent some time with carnivals and/or circ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,250.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to 3***9 for (800.00 + 140.00) x 1 = 940.00
 
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5C Original1012 - 5C Original
Kagin's, Inc
A wonderful original carving by an unknown adroit artist with many "special" features not seen on a lot of coins in this genre. The eyebro...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold to 9***3 for (480.00 + 84.00) x 1 = 564.00
 
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5C Lot of 2: Original1013 - 5C Lot of 2: Original
Kagin's, Inc
Lot of two original pieces. The first is interesting in that the field surrounding the figure has been deeply carved out, leaving a cameo appearance t
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to 9***3 for (320.00 + 56.00) x 1 = 376.00
 
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5C Lot of 2: Original1014 - 5C Lot of 2: Original
Kagin's, Inc
Another two-lot offering, both of which portray the typical hobo nickel carvers subject, a bearded man wearing a derby. The first original specimen ha
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Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold to h********n.. for (440.00 + 77.00) x 1 = 517.00
 
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5C Lot of 5: Original1015 - 5C Lot of 5: Original
Kagin's, Inc
This is a five piece lot, all original, and all by unknown artists. Coin #1 in the lot depicts a long bearded man with a moustache and eyebrow on a 19
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 450.00 - 650.00
Sold to 9***3 for (420.00 + 73.50) x 1 = 493.50
 
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ND 5C C-197 SVF Unknown. Totally carved; beautiful1016 - ND 5C C-197 SVF Unknown. Totally carved; beautiful
Kagin's, Inc
An outstanding, eye appealing top tier original carving on a "S" mint coin, probably from the teens (smaller "s"). Unquestionabl...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,760.00 - 2,600.00
Sold to b********e for (600.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 705.00
 
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ND 5C C-220 Brazzell WW1 Soldier1017 - ND 5C C-220 Brazzell WW1 Soldier
Kagin's, Inc
This is a modern carving by now deceased Frank Brazzell (initials on reverse between bison's legs). It depicts a WW I soldier, and is a copy of ...
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Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold to c********r.. for (80.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 94.00
 
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193? 5C C-228 Brazzell Skull1018 - 193? 5C C-228 Brazzell Skull
Kagin's, Inc
Another modern (post-1982) carving of a skull on a 1936 coin by an unknown artist. This subject seems to be a favorite among many modernists.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold to h********n.. for (80.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 94.00
 
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1936 5C C-269 VF Bo Hat w/ Bow - above average1019 - 1936 5C C-269 VF Bo Hat w/ Bow - above average
Kagin's, Inc
This original carving by Bo Hughes exemplifies his best work and should command a runaway price. Coins of this quality, especially a specimen by one o
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,800.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to K*******n for (1,600.00 + 280.00) x 1 = 1,880.00
 
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1937 5C C-303 Bo Domed hat w/ high collar1020 - 1937 5C C-303 Bo Domed hat w/ high collar
Kagin's, Inc
Another beautiful carving by "Bo". Once again, his style of hair, ear, "ski nose" and collar are unmistakable. The original rose...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to b*****e for (1,200.00 + 210.00) x 1 = 1,410.00
 
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1913 5C C-322 PT-Z XF Unknown Crscent Beard1021 - 1913 5C C-322 PT-Z XF Unknown Crscent Beard
Kagin's, Inc
An original carving on a 1913-P (T-2) host coin, this unknown artist's works could easily be identified by his ear design. Hobo nickel carvers a...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold to 3***9 for (320.00 + 56.00) x 1 = 376.00
 
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1913 5C C-329 PT-2Xf Unknown Thrifty Style1022 - 1913 5C C-329 PT-2Xf Unknown Thrifty Style
Kagin's, Inc
A very nice (original) example of the typical hobo nickel, a bearded man wearing a derby. The most obvious feature of this man is the huge ear, dispro
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 370.00 - 500.00
Sold to 3***9 for (125.00 + 21.88) x 1 = 146.88
 
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1913 5C C-332 PT-2 XF Unknown Cross hatched field1023 - 1913 5C C-332 PT-2 XF Unknown Cross hatched field
Kagin's, Inc
This original carving by an unknown artist appears to have been executed mostly by chisel and gravers. The ear is barely visible amid the coarse hair
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 575.00 - 800.00
Sold to 9***3 for (200.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 235.00
 
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1929 5C C-361 VF Bo Full beard, bow on brim, long brim1024 - 1929 5C C-361 VF Bo Full beard, bow on brim, long brim
Kagin's, Inc
Seldom does one see as many original George Washington "Bo" Hughes carvings in one sale. This specimen was done during Bo's most profi...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,250.00 - 3,250.00
Sold to K*******n for (3,800.00 + 665.00) x 1 = 4,465.00
 
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1915-P 5C C-134 XF/AU Unknown Slope & brim, wrinkled brow1025 - 1915-P 5C C-134 XF/AU Unknown Slope & brim, wrinkled brow
Kagin's, Inc
The artist carving this original piece was quite advanced, both in technique and imagination. We see unusual features such as a furrowed brow, accent
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 550.00 - 800.00
Sold to 9***3 for (320.00 + 56.00) x 1 = 376.00
 
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1918 5C C-457 Unknown partially carved1026 - 1918 5C C-457 Unknown partially carved
Kagin's, Inc
A good example of a low-end original carving on a 1918-P host coin by an unknown artist. The hat is roughly outlined and the beard created by the punc
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold to c********r.. for (25.00 + 4.38) x 1 = 29.38
 
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1913 5C C-458 Unknown flat brim, no collar1027 - 1913 5C C-458 Unknown flat brim, no collar
Kagin's, Inc
A first year of issue 1913-P (T-1) coin was used for this original carving by an unknown artist. Generally speaking, the date/mintmark of a host coin
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 3***9 for (280.00 + 49.00) x 1 = 329.00
 
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1936 5C C-463 Unknown Sharp clean carving1028 - 1936 5C C-463 Unknown Sharp clean carving
Kagin's, Inc
Typical hobo nickel subject on a 1936-D coin. Stippled hair and beard with just a trace of an ear visible. An original carving by an unknown artist. A
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to h********n.. for (160.00 + 28.00) x 1 = 188.00
 
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1927 5C C-482 Dorusa Indian w/ head band1029 - 1927 5C C-482 Dorusa Indian w/ head band
Kagin's, Inc
A modern carving by the late John Dorusa. This depicts an Indian brave with long hair and a headband. Well formed ear.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to h********n.. for (200.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 235.00
 
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ND 5C C-492 Unk. Scratched, shaggy hair; small collar1030 - ND 5C C-492 Unk. Scratched, shaggy hair; small collar
Kagin's, Inc
The "rustic" appearance of this original carving by an unknown artist is quite appealing. The scraggly hair, beard and moustache is differ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to b*****e for (170.00 + 29.75) x 1 = 199.75
 
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1913 5C C-504 T-1 Unknown smooth dome, braid under ear1031 - 1913 5C C-504 T-1 Unknown smooth dome, braid under ear
Kagin's, Inc
Once again we see a 1913-P (T-1) coin used as the palette for this original carving by an unknown artist. The hat dome is plain with a bow on the hatb
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9***3 for (70.00 + 12.25) x 1 = 82.25
 
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ND 5C C-565 Unk. Flat hat, large nose punched ear1032 - ND 5C C-565 Unk. Flat hat, large nose punched ear
Kagin's, Inc
The most obvious features the unknown artist used on thus original carving are the flat derby (no hatband) and the enlarged nose. The eye has been alt
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to c********r.. for (60.00 + 10.50) x 1 = 70.50
 
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1913 5C C-597 unk. Short brim, clean neck, polished field1033 - 1913 5C C-597 unk. Short brim, clean neck, polished field
Kagin's, Inc
A nice XF 1913-P (T-2) was used for this very eye appealing original carving (artist unknown). A different and interesting technique was used for the
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,265.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to 3***9 for (425.00 + 74.38) x 1 = 499.38
 
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1937 5C C-638 KP "Man in the Moon" w/ starfish1034 - 1937 5C C-638 KP "Man in the Moon" w/ starfish
Kagin's, Inc
A modern carving by an artist "KP" (on reverse, near bison's head). The subject on this 1930-P dated coin is a large star with a smili...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 3***9 for (220.00 + 38.50) x 1 = 258.50
 
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1935 5C C-640 KP Smiling huge brim, schnozz1035 - 1935 5C C-640 KP Smiling huge brim, schnozz
Kagin's, Inc
Another modern carving by "KP", this in deep detail of an obviously very happy big nosed, big mouthed, big eared guy who undoubtedly knows...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 3***9 for (320.00 + 56.00) x 1 = 376.00
 
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5C Lot of 4: ND Type 2 nickel; 191? date nickel 2-sided Buffalo chg to Dog; ND Type 2 nickel; 1914 N1036 - 5C Lot of 4: ND Type 2 nickel; 191? date nickel 2-sided Buffalo chg to Dog; ND Type 2 nickel; 1914 N
Kagin's, Inc
#1: Typical hobo nickel carver subject (bearded man wearing a derby). An original carving with the punch method used for the hair and beard. Severa
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 375.00 - 550.00
Sold to 9***3 for (260.00 + 45.50) x 1 = 305.50
 
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5C Lot of 4: 1916 nickel; 1916 nickel; 1919 nickel; 1918-S nickel1037 - 5C Lot of 4: 1916 nickel; 1916 nickel; 1919 nickel; 1918-S nickel
Kagin's, Inc
#1: Bearded man wearing a derby, smoking a cigarette. Interesting shaped ear on subject and no collar. Carved on 1916-P coin. #2: An original car
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to c********r.. for (200.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 235.00
 
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Lot of 3: 1923 P-78-2- JHD. C-483; P83-7- JHD. C-488; 1930 P-88-3- JHD. C-4891038 - Lot of 3: 1923 P-78-2- JHD. C-483; P83-7- JHD. C-488; 1930 P-88-3- JHD. C-489
Kagin's, Inc
#1: A modern carving by now deceased John Dorusa, signed "JD" on neck #2: Modern carving, a copy of an original Bo Hughes work of a clow...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 225.00 - 400.00
Sold to c********r.. for (75.00 + 13.13) x 1 = 88.13
 
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Lot of 3: 1930 BRAZZE- C-649 A; 1937 BRAZZE- C-655 A; 1938-D BRAZZE- C-652 A1039 - Lot of 3: 1930 BRAZZE- C-649 A; 1937 BRAZZE- C-655 A; 1938-D BRAZZE- C-652 A
Kagin's, Inc
#1: Modern carving by now deceased Frank Brazzell. Long, sweeping cuts for hair and beard are diagnostic for this carver. #2: Another modern carvin
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to 9***3 for (160.00 + 28.00) x 1 = 188.00
 
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Unknown Classic: Superior1040 - Unknown Classic: Superior
Kagin's, Inc
This is a very eye appealing original reverse carving of a hobo with a backpack on a 1913-D (T-1) host coin. The buffalo has been transformed into a
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,600.00
Sold to 3***9 for (1,500.00 + 262.50) x 1 = 1,762.50
 
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1916 50C. MS-66 PCGS.1101 - 1916 50C. MS-66 PCGS.
Kagin's, Inc
A pleasing Gem example of Adolph A. Weinman’s classic depiction of Liberty from the first year of the series. Considered by many to be one of the most
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,300.00 - 5,500.00
Sold to k*****7 for (3,400.00 + 595.00) x 1 = 3,995.00
 
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1916-D 50C. MS-65 PCGS.1102 - 1916-D 50C. MS-65 PCGS.
Kagin's, Inc
A lustrous Denver Mint half dollar from the first year of Weinman’s design. The strike is clear, the fields are frosty and softly glowing with varied
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,650.00 - 2,750.00
Sold to r********a.. for (2,450.00 + 428.75) x 1 = 2,878.75
 
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1916-D 50C. Repunched Mintmark. Fivaz Stanton-501. Breen-5130. MS-65 PCGS.1103 - 1916-D 50C. Repunched Mintmark. Fivaz Stanton-501. Breen-5130. MS-65 PCGS.
Kagin's, Inc
A sharp and frosty Gem example of an unusual and elusive variety, and the finest of 15 grading events noted at the PCGS website for this issue. This c
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to b********p.. for (1,900.00 + 332.50) x 1 = 2,232.50
 
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1916-S 50C. MS-64 PCGS. CAC.1104 - 1916-S 50C. MS-64 PCGS. CAC.
Kagin's, Inc
Nicely struck and fully brilliant with the barest hint of gold here and there on the obverse. This popular low-mintage date from the first year of the
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,100.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to k********n for (2,600.00 + 455.00) x 1 = 3,055.00
 
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1917 50C. MS-66 PCGS. OGH.1105 - 1917 50C. MS-66 PCGS. OGH.
Kagin's, Inc
A frosty Miss Liberty strides confidently toward the dawning day within a shoulder-high mist of sparkling champagne-gold iridescence that originates w
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,650.00 - 2,750.00
Sold to k*****7 for (1,700.00 + 297.50) x 1 = 1,997.50
 
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1917-D 50C. Obverse Mintmark. MS-64+ PCGS. CAC.1106 - 1917-D 50C. Obverse Mintmark. MS-64+ PCGS. CAC.
Kagin's, Inc
This lustrous branch mint half dollar exhibits warm halos of deep crimson and soft gold iridescence at both rims. The strike is typical for the date w
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,750.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to W********n for (2,200.00 + 385.00) x 1 = 2,585.00
 
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1917-D 50C. Reverse Mintmark. MS-62 PCGS.1107 - 1917-D 50C. Reverse Mintmark. MS-62 PCGS.
Kagin's, Inc
Deep indigo-violet toning engages much of the obverse on this deeply toned half dollar; the reverse is faintly toned with pale rose-violet iridescence
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,110.00 - 1,850.00
Sold to k*****7 for (1,200.00 + 210.00) x 1 = 1,410.00
 
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1917-S 50C. Obverse Mintmark. MS-64+ PCGS. CAC.1108 - 1917-S 50C. Obverse Mintmark. MS-64+ PCGS. CAC.
Kagin's, Inc
Lovely pastel shades of rose-gold immediately engage the viewer’s eye on this attractive half dollar, a coin worthy of both its “+” designation and it
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 6,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to k********n for (8,750.00 + 1,531.25) x 1 = 10,281.25
 
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1917-S 50C. Reverse Mintmark. MS-64 PCGS. CAC.1109 - 1917-S 50C. Reverse Mintmark. MS-64 PCGS. CAC.
Kagin's, Inc
A crescent of deeply varied golden toning cascades around the obverse rim from 9 to 4 o’clock, softly blending into the pale pastel field -- the rever
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,620.00 - 2,700.00
Sold to W********7 for (2,100.00 + 367.50) x 1 = 2,467.50
 
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1918 50C. MS-65 PCGS.1110 - 1918 50C. MS-65 PCGS.
Kagin's, Inc
A sparkling Gem example of the date at every turn. Splashes of varied golden tones adorn both sides. The present Gem is about as sharply struck as eve
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,700.00 - 4,500.00
Sold to W********7 for (2,700.00 + 472.50) x 1 = 3,172.50
 
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