1844-C $2.50 PCGS VF25 CAC

While "only" a VF25, this piece is so clean and evenly worn that it has the eye appeal of coins that I have seen graded ten or even fifteen points higher. I think PCGS was hard on this coin due to the fact that it mistook a typical strike for the date with wear. This coin is totally original with great color and plenty of dirt clinging to the recesses. While the 1844-C gets little or no date premium in this grade, it is many times scarcer than an 1847-C (the most common Charlote quarter eagle) or the 1858-C. This coin has not been sent to CAC in its current holder but I believe it would be approved if this is done.

From the RYK Collection.

1863-S $5.00 PCGS VF25

Only 17,000 were struck; most were melted and less than 100 are known today. Well worn but clean, original and really an appealing example of this scarce Civil War issue. After years and years of neglect, affordable truly rare gold coins such as this 1863-S half eagle are (finally) popular as collectors recognize what excellent value they represent.

1847-O $5.00 NGC VF25 CAC

There are not many gold coins priced at less than $5,000 that can be described, without threat of contradiction, as "rarest date of the type from the New Orleans mint." The 1847-O is one of these and it is the single rarest Liberty Head half eagle from this mint. The present example is evenly worn and problem-free with nice light green-gold color and a complete lack of problems. The 1847-O is actually a rarer coin than issues like the 1861-C and 1861-D half eagle but it is still priced at a very affordable level. I recently listed a nice PCGS VF35 example of the 1847-O half eagle and it received multiple orders within hours of being posted on my website. If you missed that coin and are still in the market for a nice 1847-O, this may be the last shot you get for some time.

1876-CC $20.00 PCGS VF25 CAC

Rainy Day Collection pedigree. Evenly worn, problem-free and original. This is one of the more affordable CC double eagles that you are likely to see in the market. With gold approaching $2,000 per ounce, the number of slabbed CC double eagles priced at under $2,500 is dwindling to just a few.