Inventory Highlights, 2015 in Review

2015 was a memorable year for Douglas Winter Numismatics. We sold over 1,000 pieces of choice and rare United States gold coins, with many finest known and Condition Census pieces finding new homes. We can’t tell you about all the coins we sold in 2015 because a number of them were secret, and we always respect the wishes of our clients regarding privacy.

But let’s take a look at some of the great coins we sold in 2015, viewing them by denomination.

Gold Dollars

1853-o $1.00 PCGS MS66 CAC

  • 1853-O PCGS MS66 CAC, among the finest known
  • Multiple examples of the rare 1855-D in the EF to AU range
  • Multiple examples of the 1861-D, including two in Uncirculated
  • 1863 NGC MS66
  • Over one dozen different Proofs

Quarter Eagles

  1826/5 $2.50 PCGS MS61 CAC

1826/5 $2.50 PCGS MS61 CAC

  • 1796 No Stars PCGS MS61 with a CAC gold sticker
  • 1797 PCGS AU55
  • 1804 13 Stars PCGS AU55 CAC, ex Amon Carter, one of the two finest known
  • 1826/5 PCGS MS61, the only example graded Uncirculated by PCGS
  • 1830 PCGS MS62, Old Green Holder
  • 1834 Capped Head PCGS MS63, ex Eliasberg, extremely rare
  • 1839-O PCGS MS63 CAC
  • 1843 PCGS PR63CAM CAC, one of only three or four known
  • Multiple examples of all New Orleans, Charlotte, and Dahlonega quarter eagles, including many in Uncirculatd with CAC approval
  • 1864 PCGS AU58, very rare
  • Numerous Proofs from the 1860s and 1870s in Gem with CAC approval

Three Dollars

  1854-O $3.00 PCGS AU53 CAC

1854-O $3.00 PCGS AU53 CAC

  • Three different 1854-D examples: PCGS EF45, PCGS AU53, and PCGS AU58
  • 1858 PCGS MS64
  • 1863 PCGS MS66 CAC
  • Numerous Proofs

Half Eagles

  1795 Small Eagle $5.00 NGC AU55+

1795 Small Eagle $5.00 NGC AU55+

  • 1795 Small Eagle, NGC AU55+
  • 1797 Small Eagle, 15 Stars, PCGS AU55
  • 1799 PCGS MS62 CAC
  • Multiple examples of the 1800-1812 dates in AU and lower MS grades
  • 1824 PCGS MS64
  • 1826 PCGS MS65 CAC, one of the finest known
  • 1838-C NGC MS61
  • 1838-D NGC MS62 CAC
  • 1840-C PCGS MS63 CAC
  • 1841-D PCGS MS63 CAC
  • 1842 Small Letters NGC MS65 CAC, ex Milas
  • (2) 1842-D Large Date PCGS AU55 with CAC approval
  • 1848-D/D PCGS MS62, possibly unique in Uncirculated
  • Two complete sets of Dahlonega half eagles, AU to Uncirculated
  • Numerous Condition Census New Orleans half eagles
  • 1850 NGC MS65, ex Milas, Eliasberg
  • 1858-S PCGS AU58 CAC
  • Uncirculated examples of the 1863 and 1865
  • Over a dozen rare Proofs from the 1860s, 1870s, and 1880s

Eagles

  1856-S $10.00 PCGS MS63 CAC, SSCA

1856-S $10.00 PCGS MS63 CAC, SSCA

  • 1795 PCGS AU58 CAC
  • 1804 PCGS MS62 CAC
  • 1845-O PCGS MS63 CAC, ex Eliasberg
  • 1846-O PCGS MS64 CAC, ex Eliasberg
  • 1847-O PCGS MS64 CAC, ex Bass
  • 1850 Large Date, PCGS MS64 CAC
  • 1856-S SSCA/PCGS MS63 CAC, likely finest known
  • 1859-S NGC AU58 CAC, one of the finest known
  • 1864 NGC AU55
  • (3) 1864-S in VF-EF grades
  • 1873 PCGS AU55 CAC
  • 1876 PCGS AU55 CAC
  • 1883-O PCGS AU58 CAC

Double Eagles

  1859-O $20.00 PCGS AU53 CAC

1859-O $20.00 PCGS AU53 CAC

  •  1852-O PCGS MS61 CAC
  • 1854-O PCGS EF45
  • 1855-O PCGS EF45CAC and NGC AU55CAC
  • 1859 PCGS AU58
  • 1859-O PCGS AU55 CAC, old green holder
  • 1861-O PCGS AU53 CAC, old green holder
  • Numerous 1862 and 1863 examples
  • 1882 PCGS AU55CAC
  • 1885 PCGS AU58
  • 1889 PCGS MS63 CAC, one of the finest known
  • 1891 PCGS AU55 CAC

2016 looks to be another exciting year for us, as we already have a number of important collections and individual rarities lined up for purchase and sale.

Do you collect the sort of coins that are listed above? If you do and we are not already doing business, please feel free to contact me by phone (214-675-9897) or email (dwn@ont.com) and let’s see if we can do some business this year!