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1842-O $10 Gold Liberty

The 1842-O is an issue which appears to have seen wide commercial use as most are found in well-circulated grades. This is an extremely rare date in Uncirculated with around four or five known. and even properly graded AU55 and AU58 examples are very rare. In fact, I believe that this is among the harder No Motto issues from this mint to find natural color and choice surfaces. … [Read more...]

1841-O $10 Gold Liberty

The 1841-O is a numismatically desirable coin as the first year in which New Orleans Eagles were struck Fewer than 75 are known in all grades, and many are either damaged or very well worn. The 1841-O is currently unknown in Uncirculated and it is very rare in properly graded  About Uncirculated. Prices have risen dramatically for this date in the last decade, but I still think it is very undervalued, especially in Extremely Fine and higher condition. … [Read more...]

1854-O $3 Gold Princess

A Quick Look at a Stand-Alone New Orleans Gold Coin   1854 New Orleans Three Dollar Gold Piece – A true stand-alone New Orleans gold coin A stand-alone New Orleans gold coin is a coin that has unique attributes, in this case 1854-O $3G is the first and only year that a coin of the $3 denomination was ever produced at the New Orleans mint. As a cherry on top for this issue; it is also the very first year of production for any $3G coin at any U.S. Mint! Since it was the only $3 gold piece struck at New Orleans and it has an affordable price point it has always been a New Orleans gold coin. The typical 1854-O is not boldly struck and some pieces are seen with mint-made defects in the fields. This is compounded by the fact that … [Read more...]

1895-O $10 Gold Liberty PCGS MS62 CAC

1895 New Orleans Eagle PCGS MINT STATE 62CAC Original Mintage 98,000 Total Population 1242 MS62 Population 168 CAC Population 10   The 1895-O ranks as the 10th rarest “with motto” Eagle out of the 16 issues, which sounds very ordinary-until you take a closer look. This date, when available is normally seen in AU grades. It is also almost impossible to find a piece without a liberal amount of abrasion. The 95-O is never seen in grades higher than MS63, with a lone NGC MS64 somewhere tucked away, that the numismatic community will probably never see as there is NO public record of it trading hands as far back as we can research. A high record of over $9000 was recorded in February 2013 for a MS63 graded … [Read more...]

1853-O $10 Gold Liberty MS60

1853-O: This is an odd date as it is not rare in terms of the total known to exist, but it is exceedingly rare in Uncirculated with just four or five accounted for. It is not hard to locate an 1853-O in grades up to AU55 although most of the ones graded by PCGS and NGC show below-average eye appeal. A properly graded AU58 with choice surfaces and natural color is about the best available to collectors. As with the 1852-O, the strike seen on this date is always weak on the stars and the reverse is sharper than the obverse. This Mint State example is the best we have had the opportunity to handle and will no doubt be a cornerstone to any New Orleans gold coin collection. It shows full mint skin with unusually well struck obverse devices. … [Read more...]

New Orleans Update

Over the past 12 months we have placed hundreds of New Orleans Minted Eagles ($10) as well as many of the other denominations from New Orleans.   Many other areas of the market are strictly investor driven, the gold coinage of New Orleans enjoys both collector and investor interest and is seeing much positive activity. Our clients are seeking New Orleans Gold coins in a variety of price ranges, grades and denominations. The main criteria these entire have in common is the coins must be above average in eye appeal. Popular New Orleans gold coin issues include one year types such as the 1855-O gold dollar, 1839-O quarter eagle($2.50) and the 1854 three dollar gold piece. First year issues are garnering a fair share of attention as well. … [Read more...]

1881-O $10 Gold Liberty NGC AU55 CAC

Mintage 8350 Total Population 316 coins Population AU50 40 coins CAC Population 1 coin Only 18 coins graded in Mint State This is a very nice example of a low mintage New Orleans Eagle, in fact this one of the nicest O's we have ever handled. New Orleans Mint Brochure | PDF  It is right on average grade for this issue, there in lies the real value of this coin, as you move into higher grade levels closer to mint state the price tags sharply increase. Our coin is certified by Certified Acceptance Corporation, which assures you of solid for the grade coinage. CAC has only issued ONE green bean sticker for this date and grade. This is a coin that is ALWAYS sought after in our market maker program and will not last if given … [Read more...]

True Rarity

The dictionary says “rarity” means something that is unusual or uncommon, interesting, esteemed or having infrequency. In terms of rare coins it is all of these adjectives. Imagine a unique piece of art from American history; you own as an individual, that you can hold in your hand. Many of the rare coins we handle and place in private collections across the nation are staggeringly rare and unbelievably affordable when you compare them with collectibles from other areas. Take for example a pre-1933 Gold Double Eagle that trades for under $10,000, that there are less than 200 coins know to exist in a given grade, keeping in mind that no two of these coins are exactly the same making your coin unique. Sound too good to be true? It’s not; … [Read more...]

Gold Fulfills Six Primary Investments Goals

Why is gold beating stocks so soundly in this new century? Gold has often soared during America's darkest hours, during the historic decades of global depression or deep recession - like the 1930s and the 1970s. In fact, gold was one of the only positive investments in those decades. Could we be at the beginning of another such decade in the 2010s? The evidence is in. We haven't seen this level of continued deep financial concerns since the 1930s. Where we go next in the world economy is anyone's guess, but a portfolio with a heavy counterweight in gold is the portfolio most likely to survive. More and more analyst and investment advisers recommend gold as a vital investment. Gold fulfills six primary investment goals, not available in … [Read more...]