Toronto Coin Expo Spring Sale 2014

Auction Details

We are once again pleased to conduct our auction, in conjunction with the 2014 Spring Toronto Coin Expo. In this auction we are featuring The George H. Thomson collection of pre-Confederation tokens, and the Lorne Barnes collection of pre-Confederation Nova Scotia tokens. The sale is complimented with selections from numerous other consignors rounding out another outstanding auction. We feel privileged to be given the opportunity to be entrusted with such treasures and thank our contributors who have placed their faith in us.

We can't wait to see you at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto. Come and join us in person, or place your bids by phone/fax, email, or regular mail.

We look forward to helping you acquire the missing pieces of your collections.
The Cataloguers have taken every reasonable measure to ensure that all the lots are as described by Geoffrey Bell Auctions. Many of the lots are third party graded by PCGS, PMG, ICCS - We feel these are the most recognized grading companies in the industry.
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Danubian Celts. c.250-200 BC.1 - Danubian Celts. c.250-200 BC.
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Danubian Celts. c.250-200 BC. - AR Tetradrachm (14.69gr). Imitating types of Philip III of Macedon. Crude seated Zeus. Rev. Head showing form without
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Macedon under Roman Rule. AESILLAS, Quaestor 93-88BC.2 - Macedon under Roman Rule. AESILLAS, Quaestor 93-88BC.
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Macedon under Roman Rule. AESILLAS, Quaestor 93-88BC. - AR Tetradrachm (15.56gr) Thessalonika. Head of Alexander the Great. S.1439 var. gVF.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 375.00
Sold to floor for (325.00) = 325.00
 
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Aigina, 510-490 BC3 - Aigina, 510-490 BC
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Aigina, 510-490 BC - AR Stater (11.9gr) Sea Turtle. Rev. Incuse pattern punch. S.1854. Well worn but still the popular turtle.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to a**********3 for (100.00 + 20.00) = 120.00
 
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Corinth, 330-306 BC.4 - Corinth, 330-306 BC.
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Corinth, 330-306 BC. - AR Stater (8.14gr). Head of Athena wearing Corinthian helmet. Rev. Pegasos flying left. S.2629 var. gVF and toned.
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Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to floor for (135.00) = 135.00
 
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Mysia, Pergamon. 190-133 BC.5 - Mysia, Pergamon. 190-133 BC.
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Mysia, Pergamon. 190-133 BC. - AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (12.19gr). Cista mystica with serpent. Rev. Bow case with 2 serpents. S.3944 var. aEF and to
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Estimates : 350.00 - 450.00
Sold to floor for (185.00) = 185.00
 
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Aiolis, Myrina. 2nd Century BC.6 - Aiolis, Myrina. 2nd Century BC.
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Aiolis, Myrina. 2nd Century BC. - AR Tetradrachm (16.52gr). Laureate head of Apollo. Rev Apollo stg. S.4216. A little soft on the obverse but EF.
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Start Price : 325.00 | Estimates : 450.00 - 550.00
 
 
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Pamphylia, Aspendos 375-340 BC.7 - Pamphylia, Aspendos 375-340 BC.
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Pamphylia, Aspendos 375-340 BC. - AR Stater (10.8gr). Two wrestlers. Rev Javelin thrower, triskelis in field. S.5396 var. gVF and toned.
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Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold to a**********3 for (200.00 + 40.00) = 240.00
 
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Phoenicia, Tyre 126 BC- 66 AD.8 - Phoenicia, Tyre 126 BC- 66 AD.
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Phoenicia, Tyre 126 BC- 66 AD. - AR Shekel (14.07gr). Head of Melqart r. Rev. Eagle, club in field. Yr. 29(98 BC). S.5918 var. Toned EF.
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (850.00) = 850.00
 
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Phoenicia, Sidon. Strato 1 370-358 BC9 - Phoenicia, Sidon. Strato 1 370-358 BC
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Phoenicia, Sidon. Strato 1 370-358 BC - AR Tetradrachm (25.0gr) War galley, zig zag waves below. Rev. Bearded deity in chariot, king behind. S.5937 va
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Macedon, Philip II 359-336 BC.10 - Macedon, Philip II 359-336 BC.
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Macedon, Philip II 359-336 BC. - AR Tetradrachm (14.45gr). Head of Zeus Rev. Youth on horse. S.6880 var. Fine, nice portrait on an eliptical shaped fl
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Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold to floor for (160.00) = 160.00
 
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Macedon, Philip II 359-336 BC.11 - Macedon, Philip II 359-336 BC.
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Macedon, Philip II 359-336 BC. - AR Tetradrachm (13.78gr) Head of Zeus. Rev. Youth riding horse, dolphin below. S.6684 var. EF and of nice style. Test
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (400.00) = 400.00
 
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Macedon, Alexander III (The Great) 336-323 BC12 - Macedon, Alexander III (The Great) 336-323 BC
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Macedon, Alexander III (The Great) 336-323 BC - AR Tetradrachm (16.98gr) Carrhae Mint. Head of Herakles. Rev. Zeus std. S.6718 var. VF/F.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to a**********3 for (150.00 + 30.00) = 180.00
 
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Macedon, Philip III 323-317 BC13 - Macedon, Philip III 323-317 BC
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Macedon, Philip III 323-317 BC - AR. Tetradrachm (17.03gr) Head of Herakles. Rev. Zeus std. S.6748 var, VF.
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Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold to floor for (150.00) = 150.00
 
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Kingdom of Thrace Lysimachos 323 - 281 BC14 - Kingdom of Thrace Lysimachos 323 - 281 BC
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Kingdom of Thrace Lysimachos 323 - 281 BC - AR. Tetradrachm (15.8gr). Head of deified Alexander the Great. Rev Athena std. S.6813 var. VF, some encrus
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 450.00 - 500.00
Sold to a**********3 for (225.00 + 45.00) = 270.00
 
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Bactrian and Indo-Greek, Demetrios 205-171 BC15 - Bactrian and Indo-Greek, Demetrios 205-171 BC
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Bactrian and Indo-Greek, Demetrios 205-171 BC - AR. Tetradrachm (16.4gr) His diademed head r. Rev. Athena std. S.7527. F, some planchet defects.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to s********d.. for (355.00 + 71.00) = 426.00
 
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Ptolemaic Egypt. Ptolemy III 246-221 BC16 - Ptolemaic Egypt. Ptolemy III 246-221 BC
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Ptolemaic Egypt. Ptolemy III 246-221 BC - AE 36mm (46.5gr). Head of Zeus Ammon. Rev. Eagle on thunderbolt. S.7785. gVF with green and brown patina.
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sassanian - Lot of Four Different Silver Drachms17 - Sassanian - Lot of Four Different Silver Drachms
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Sassanian - Lot of Four Different Silver Drachms - Ranging from 388-638 AD. F-VF+. 4 Pcs.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to a**********3 for (110.00 + 22.00) = 132.00
 
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L. Thorius Balbus 105 BC18 - L. Thorius Balbus 105 BC
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L. Thorius Balbus 105 BC - AR Denarius (3.7gr). Head of Juno Sospita. Rev. Bull charging r. S.192. Toned, gVF.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to m*****n for (75.00 + 15.00) = 90.00
 
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L. Scribonius Libo 62 BC19 - L. Scribonius Libo 62 BC
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L. Scribonius Libo 62 BC - AR Denarius (3.9gr). Head of Bonus Eventus r. Rev. Garlanded altar. S.367. aEF and toned, small dig near mouth.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to m*****n for (75.00 + 15.00) = 90.00
 
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L. Marcus Philippus 56 BC20 - L. Marcus Philippus 56 BC
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L. Marcus Philippus 56 BC - (Stepbrother of Gaius Octavius, later Augustus). AR Denarius (3.9gr). Head of King Ancus Marcius. Rev. Aqueduct of five ar
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Republican Coins - Lot of Three21 - Republican Coins - Lot of Three
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Republican Coins - Lot of Three - Lot includes: AR Quinarius of Q. Titus, 90 BC; an AE As (18.8gr) with the head of Janus and the prow of a ship 160-
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to a**********3 for (75.00 + 15.00) = 90.00
 
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Sextus Pompey 42-35 BC22 - Sextus Pompey 42-35 BC
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Sextus Pompey 42-35 BC - AR Denarius (3.26gr). Head of Pompey Magnus. Rev Neptune between two brothers. Siciliy 42-40 BC. S.1392. Only VG but scarce.
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Octavian 32-31 BC23 - Octavian 32-31 BC
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Octavian 32-31 BC - AR Denarius (3.5gr). His bust right. Rev. Pax standing CAESAR-DIVI-F. S.1550. RIC 257. Fine a few digs.
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Mark Antony 44-30 BC - Lot of Two24 - Mark Antony 44-30 BC - Lot of Two
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Mark Antony 44-30 BC - Lot of Two - AR Denarius (2) Legionary types with Legions IV and XV. S.1479 var. Both Fine with some bankers marks. 2 Pcs.
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (85.00) = 85.00
 
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Nero AD 54-6825 - Nero AD 54-68
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Nero AD 54-68 - AE As (10.4gr). Laureate bust r. Rev. Temple of Janus (Rome AD65). S.1974 var. RIC 347. gVF with a dark green patina.
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Nero AD 54-6826 - Nero AD 54-68
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Nero AD 54-68 - AE As (9.4gr). Bare head r. Rev. S.C. Victory flying (Rome AD65). S.1976. VF brown patina.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold to f****s for (50.00 + 10.00) = 60.00
 
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Vespasian AD 69-67 - Lot of Three27 - Vespasian AD 69-67 - Lot of Three
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Vespasian AD 69-67 - Lot of Three - AR Denarius. Rev. Bull, Salus seated and Mars holding trophy. VG-Fine. 3 Pcs.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to a**********3 for (90.00 + 18.00) = 108.00
 
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Trajan AD 98-11728 - Trajan AD 98-117
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Trajan AD 98-117 - AE Sestertius (33mm, 25.4gr). Rev. Pax standing, her foot on Dacian captive. (Rome AD104). S.3198. RIC 504. Pleasing VF, light brow
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Hadrian AD 117-13829 - Hadrian AD 117-138
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Hadrian AD 117-138 - AE Sestertius (32mm, 26.5gr). Rev. Fortuna seated with rudder & cornucopiae (Rome AD118). S. 3598. RIC 551a. VF with pittin...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Antoninus Pius AD 138-16130 - Antoninus Pius AD 138-161
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Antoninus Pius AD 138-161 - AE Sestertius (32mm, 25.24gr). Laureate bust r. Rev SALVS.AVG.SC Salus standing holding serpent. (Rome AD144) S.4214. VF w
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Start Price : 140.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Antoninus Pius AD 138-16131 - Antoninus Pius AD 138-161
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Antoninus Pius AD 138-161 - AE Sestertius (30mm, 22.1gr) Rev. HONO(RI.AVG.COS)IIII.SC. Honos holding branch and cornucopiae. S.4179. Nice portrait, we
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold to floor for (60.00) = 60.00
 
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Antoninus Pius AD 138-161 - Lot of Three32 - Antoninus Pius AD 138-161 - Lot of Three
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Antoninus Pius AD 138-161 - Lot of Three - COS-IIII-Vesta Stg. Faustina (143 AD). Aeternitas. Marcus Aurelius AD 161-180. Pax Std. All VF and better.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to a**********3 for (95.00 + 19.00) = 114.00
 
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2nd Century AD Roman Large Bronzes - Lot of Three33 - 2nd Century AD Roman Large Bronzes - Lot of Three
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2nd Century AD Roman Large Bronzes - Lot of Three - Includes: Hadrian, Emperor on horseback, Marcus Aurelius, Mars standing, Commodus, Mars reverse.
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Constantine X. 1059-1067 AD.34 - Constantine X. 1059-1067 AD.
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Constantine X. 1059-1067 AD. - AV Histamenon Nomisma (4.4gr). Christ, standing. Rev. Constantine being crowned by the Virgin. S.1848. VF/EF.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold to a**********3 for (225.00 + 45.00) = 270.00
 
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John II Comnenus, 1118-1143 AD35 - John II Comnenus, 1118-1143 AD
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John II Comnenus, 1118-1143 AD - AV Hyperpyron (4.2gr). Christ seated facing. Rev. The Virgin crowning the Emperor. S.1940. A little wavy but about EF
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
 
 
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1858 One Cent36 - 1858 One Cent
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1858 One Cent - VG.
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Estimates : 60.00 - 75.00
Sold to a*********r for (40.00 + 8.00) = 48.00
 
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Lot of Two One Cent37 - Lot of Two One Cent
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Lot of Two One Cent - 1859/8 Once Cent, VF, corrosion; 1887 One Cent, EF/AU, toning. 2 Pcs.
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Estimates : 40.00 - 50.00
Sold to 5*5 for (20.00 + 4.00) = 24.00
 
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1859 One Cent38 - 1859 One Cent
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1859 One Cent - Wide 9/8, ICCS VF-20.
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
 
 
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1859 One Cent39 - 1859 One Cent
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1859 One Cent - Wide 9/8, ICCS AU-50.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 275.00
Sold to s********t for (125.00 + 25.00) = 150.00
 
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1859 One Cent40 - 1859 One Cent
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1859 One Cent - DP N9 #1, ICCS VF-30.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 700.00
Sold to D***4 for (600.00 + 120.00) = 720.00
 
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1876H One Cent41 - 1876H One Cent
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1876H One Cent - ICCS MS-64 Red.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 550.00
Sold to a**********3 for (475.00 + 95.00) = 570.00
 
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1887 One Cent42 - 1887 One Cent
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1887 One Cent - Brown, ICCS MS-60.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to a**********3 for (100.00 + 20.00) = 120.00
 
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1888 One Cent43 - 1888 One Cent
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1888 One Cent - ICCS MS-63, Red.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 180.00 - 200.00
Sold to a*********r for (225.00 + 45.00) = 270.00
 
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1891 One Cent44 - 1891 One Cent
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1891 One Cent - SDSL, Obverse 3, VF.
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
 
 
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1891 One Cent45 - 1891 One Cent
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1891 One Cent - Trace Red, LL LD, Obverse 3, ICCS MS-60.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 180.00 - 200.00
Sold to a**********3 for (190.00 + 38.00) = 228.00
 
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Lot of Two 1891 One Cent46 - Lot of Two 1891 One Cent
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Lot of Two 1891 One Cent - Both are LDLL, Obverse 2, Obverse 3, conditions vary from Fine to VF, viewing is recommended. 2 Pcs.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to 5*5 for (40.00 + 8.00) = 48.00
 
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Lot of Four Victorian Large Cents.47 - Lot of Four Victorian Large Cents.
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Lot of Four Victorian Large Cents. - Lot includes (2) 1858; (2) 1891 LDLL. G-VG. Some with problems. Should be viewed, no returns. 4 Pcs.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold to floor for (60.00) = 60.00
 
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1893 One Cent48 - 1893 One Cent
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1893 One Cent - ICCS MS-64 Red.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 450.00
Sold to a*********r for (325.00 + 65.00) = 390.00
 
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1896 One Cent49 - 1896 One Cent
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1896 One Cent - ICCS MS-60 Brown.
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Estimates : 50.00 - 65.00
Sold to floor for (25.00) = 25.00
 
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1896 One Cent50 - 1896 One Cent
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1896 One Cent - ICCS MS-63 Red.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 225.00
Sold to a**********3 for (120.00 + 24.00) = 144.00
 
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