U.S. GOLD COINS

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME PRICES BELOW FOR GOLD COINS HAVE NOT BEEN UP-DATE FOR THE MOST RECENT ROUND OF PRICE CHANGES. PLEASE REQUEST UP-DATED PRICES WHICH WILL ALWAYS BE COMPETITIVE!

Please note that nice early gold coins are among the most sought after and desirable American Classic Coins and grow more scarce with each passing day. Our selection below presents the great diversity of this historic coinage at reasonable prices for the quality and rarity.

CALIFORNIA GOLD

RARE $1.00 CALIFORNIA ROUND 1870, Period II, OBV. LIBERTY HEAD, "LANTERN-JAWED (GOOFY) HEAD", 13 tiny stars, REV. "1 DOLLAR, 1870, CALIFORNIA GOLD" WITHIN WREATH, Period before the C and after D in Gold, Large 1 in Open part, period after date. Breen/Gillio 1205, Lee 4A, Burnie 8, and listed in Breen/Gillio as Rarity-5 (46-60 known). ( In its 4/94 publication PCGS lists only a total of 16, with only 10 AU or higher.)  NGC in its 1/05 Census Report only list 2 coins.  Note: according to California small gold specialist Jay Roe all "Goofy Heads" are gold plated over silver cores. This one is proof-like as are many high grade specimens of this type. A very attractive California historical gold rush item.  This one is PCGS AU-58 and thus higher grade than most that have been on the market over the last few decades.   Other R-5 California gold have brought up to $8,500. This type sold for $6,000 in auction in 1980.  Few specialist have this coin in stock, and all round $1.00 gold is scarce and difficult to obtain.   POR

U.S. $20 GOLD

Liberty Head

 $20 LIBERTY HEAD, 1898-S. Again a wonderful example, which can be used in a representative type set. Graded by ANACS at AU-58, again so close to Unc. that it would be hard for any but an expert with a glass to note any wear on this coin. $ 1,750.00

TWENTY DOLLARS, LIBERTY HEAD, 1904-P, B.U., ANACS MS-61.   All original frosty surfaces. This would make a nice, reasonably priced, Liberty Type coin in a fine BU gold set.  $2,300.00**

TWENTY DOLLARS, LIBERTY HEAD, 1904-S, AU-58 or MS-60 slider, All original frosty surfaces. This would make affordably priced, Liberty Type coin in a gold set. $1,800.00

 

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Saint-Gaudens

TWENTY DOLLARS, SAINT-GAUDENS TYPE, 1914-S, B.U. ANACS MS-64, Above average choice coin, near Gem. $2,350.00

TWENTY DOLLARS, SAINT-GAUDENS TYPE, 1915-P, B.U. (MS-62/63)  In capital holder. $1,950.00

TWENTY DOLLARS, SAINT-GAUDENS TYPE,  1923-P,  MS-60-61.  See picture this page above.  $1,750.00

TWENTY DOLLARS, SAINT-GAUDENS TYPE, 1923-P, B.U. PCGS MS-64, CHOICE PLUS.  COIN WORLD PRICE $2,750.00, JUST $2,500.00 WITH PCGS HOLDER!

$20.00 St. Gaudens 1924-P, MS-61/63. $1,850.00

$20.00 St. Gaudens 1924-P (Flat 4) MS-61.  $1,850.00

$20.00 St. Gaudens,  1924-P MS-62+-63, $2,050.00x

TWENTY DOLLARS, SAINT-GAUDENS TYPE, 1926-P, B.U. (MS-63) This is an especially nice Saint, with lovely surfaces and a strong strike. In capital holder. $2,000.00

TWENTY DOLLARS, SAINT-GAUDENS TYPE, 1928-P, B.U. (MS-62-63 ) A nice Saint, with lovely surfaces and a strong strike. $1,900.00

               

U.S. $10 GOLD (Eagle)

Coronet Eagle

TEN DOLLARS, MOTTO ABOVE EAGLE (II) 1880-P, Very Fine- in Capital holder. $775.00

TEN DOLLARS, MOTTO ABOVE EAGLE (II) 1892-P, B.U. A very nice example of a beautiful American classic gold coin, few minor ticks. Breen 7036. Type with clear 2, but small interesting die crack at top of first "A" in America on reverse, but without extensive cracks through legend as sometimes found.  $1,150.00

TEN DOLLARS, MOTTO ABOVE EAGLE (II) 1892-P, AU-58, possibly BU cleaned long ago. Again very nice example of a beautiful American classic gold coin, with full late progression die crack from A in America on reverse through middle of A-M-E, few minor ticks.  $1,025.00

TEN DOLLARS, MOTTO ABOVE EAGLE (II) 1901, B.U. graded by ANACS MS-61, A very nice uncirculated coin for grade, $1,070.00

 

Ten Dollar Indian Head:

(This a very sought after "Classic" American Type now and considered one of America's most lovely Gold Coins)

TEN DOLLARS, INDIAN HEAD TYPE, 1909-P, Lovely coin B.U. ANACS MS-62 just a hair's breath away from MS-63 if not equal, nice original satin surface, and better than some Brilliant MS-63 UNCIRCULATED coins I've seen in terms of surface marks. Beautiful American classic gold coin. POR

TEN DOLLARS, INDIAN HEAD TYPE, 1910-D, B.U., nice original satin surface, no serious surface marks, again a beautiful American classic gold coin in a Capital Plastic Black holder, MS-62.  $1,400.00 

TEN DOLLARS, INDIAN HEAD TYPE, 1910-D, Lovely coin just a hair's breath away from B.U., nice original satin surface, and better than some Brilliant UNCIRCULATED coins I've seen in terms of surface marks, beautiful American classic gold coin.  ANACS graded AU-58.  $960.00

$10 INDIAN HEAD TYPE, 1913-P, A very nice coin, hard to distinguish from full B.U.   Nice surface and color. ANACS graded AU-55.  $960.00

$10 INDIAN HEAD TYPE, 1913-P, A very lovely coin, also very hard to distinguish from full B.U. Nice surface and color, Better than average surface and color. Comes with third party slob, ANACS graded AU-58.  $978.00

$10 INDIAN HEAD TYPE, 1932-P, A true nice UNCIRCULATED coin, above average for the grade, a shade less than choice and hard to distinguish from that grade. Better than average surface and color.  ANACS graded MS62.  Very Reasonable at $1,265.00

 

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U.S. $5 GOLD - Half Eagle

Capped Bust / Heraldic Eagle Type: 

Please note that all Early Bust and Classic American Gold is getting harder to buy and more and more and more in demand over the last few years, please consider some of these wonderful examples that are getting harder and harder to find.  A recent edition of Numismatic News noted that early American gold was in great demand....the coins below are especially nice and high grade.

FIVE DOLLARS GOLD, CAPPED BUST HERALDIC TYPE, 1804 AU-55 or better, Breen 6443, or in Breen, "Early Half Eagles" #B. 2-E: Listed as R-4, Type II, B. 2-E, Small Date (Small 8), normal, Cracked Obv. Die Type,  Obv. die crack at "TY" in Liberty along edge in its final state, with added light die crack from "Y" to middle of nose not seen in most of type, nor mentioned in Breen.   Has slight re-punched 4 seen at lower edge of left cross bar, not cited in Breen for this variety.  Reverse interesting and desirable by advanced collectors a die crack through Shield and "E" (RICA) for the die progression specialist.  Under magnification small light pin scratches or Mint adjustment marks on Obv.  Flan has been slightly bent (bent is very slight and coin lies flat) likely by force of striking on a cracked die and guaranteed authentic with AU details by NCS.  Fully original surfaces. No wear shows on reverse eagle wings. This is a beautiful early American scarce coin, see picture above and background for this page. High rarity with scarce die state, a nice combination for both the type and the die variety collector.  Coin Values October 2011 priced at $16,000.00 at AU-58, NOT TOO LONG AGO IT WAS PRICED AT JUST $12,500.00!  POR.

FIVE DOLLARS GOLD, CAPPED BUST TYPE, 1806, 7x6 stars, Round 6, Breen 6448, (Possibly Breen 5-E sub-variety), PCGS XF-45.  High end XF-AU type. This is a wonderful classic early American gold coin which will only get rarer and more desired over time as more knowledgeable American collectors seek out quality early American gold. AU-50 now listed at $10,500 in Coin Values. Fair price for hard to get type, $7,550.00.

Classic Head Type

FIVE DOLLARS, CLASSIC HEAD TYPE, No Motto, 1834, First Head, Large Plain 4, Date closely spaced and high, 8 and 4 lower, Rev. A  joins arrow.  Breen 6501, Breen II-4 Type in "Early U.S. Half-Eagles", net XF-40 ANACS,  probably XF-45+ details, very lightly cleaned.  Just a great coin for this type.   $1,000.00.

Liberty or Coronet Head

FIVE DOLLARS, LIBERTY, OR CORONET HEAD, MOTTO ADDED, 1881-P, ANACS Ex. Fine 40, and probably a bit better since the wings show almost no wear even on high points.  At first glance, coin looks close to Unc. but somewhat weak struck on lower hair of obverse.  Breen 6713, but variety with slanting first "1" in date.  For the variety specialist.  Reverse letters re-cut or repunched .  $370.00.

FIVE DOLLARS, LIBERTY, OR CORONET HEAD, MOTTO ADDED, 1881-P, AU+, almost no wear on high points.   $472.00

FIVE DOLLARS, LIBERTY, OR CORONET HEAD, MOTTO ADDED, 1882-P, Ex. Fine/AU-, almost no wear on high points. In capital plastic case, $472.00

FIVE DOLLARS, LIBERTY, OR CORONET HEAD, MOTTO ADDED, 1902-P, ANACS MS-62 with strong claims to a bit better. This is a somewhat scarcer coin with far fewer minted (172,562) than most S or P mints during this period, some of which go up to above 3 million. The grading services population figures mint state specimens show fewer in Mint State than most other dates of this period. Note MS-63 examples sell for about $1,100. This coin only $550.00.

FIVE DOLLARS, LIBERTY, MOTTO ADDED, OVERDATE, 1906-P, EXTREMELY RARE, BREEN 6792 VARIETY, ANACS AU-58, as close to BU as you can get, shows almost no wear even on high points. Breen 6792, is variety with HEAVY REPUNCHED DATE, CLOSED 6, PART OF ANOTHER DIGIT WITHIN LOOP, ITS CURVATURE NOT MATCHING THAT OF 6. BREEN REPORTS "NOT OVER 6 SEEN." One specimen is noted by Breen as being sold at auction by Pine Tree Auctions in November 1975, there being a few others not specified. This may be the seventh specimen confirmed, and unknown previously to Breen or on the market, discovered by this firm.  When this coin was submitted this coin was the only Breen 6792 variety listed by any of the major certification services. There are probably some more now recognized. For the gold variety specialist. $1,450.00.

FIVE DOLLARS, LIBERTY, MOTTO ADDED, 1907-P, ANACS MS-60, Breen 6798, variety with partly repunched date. Repunching seen at base of 1 and top of 7. ANACS a while ago listed only 4 coins of this Breen variety.  Another for the variety specialist. Reverse letters re-cut, doubling?  $550.00

Indian Head

FIVE DOLLARS, INDIAN HEAD, 1908-P, ANACS MS-61. A better than average Mint State coin for this date. The MS-63 sells for about $1,100. Only $700.000

FIVE DOLLARS, INDIAN HEAD, 1915-P, ANACS AU-55. A lovely, popular coin just below Mint State, all feathers show and no "bald patch" on wings. $500.00

 

U.S. $2.50 GOLD

Liberty Head

TWO DOLLARS FIFTY CENTS, LIBERTY, 1878-S,  VF/XF, only  $350.00.

TWO DOLLARS FIFTY CENTS, LIBERTY, 1904-P, ANACS MS-62, probably a bit better, clearly Premium Quality++. The MS-63 trends/retails for about $900.00. This coin not far from MS-63, only $685.00.

TWO DOLLARS FIFTY CENTS, LIBERTY, 1907-P, RARE VARIETY, Breen 6329, REPUNCHED DATE, CITED BY BREEN AS "RARE," Choice Brilliant Uncirculated, ANACS MS-63, $1,500.00. 

Indian Head $2.50

TWO DOLLARS FIFTY CENTS, INDIAN, Quarter Eagle, 1911-P, AU-55, $ 350.00

TWO DOLLARS FIFTY CENTS, Quarter Eagle, 1911-P, AU-50, a very nice high grade circulated gold coin. Graded by ANACS.  $350.00

TWO DOLLARS FIFTY CENTS, INDIAN, Quarter Eagle, 1912-P, XF-AU, $330.00     

TWO DOLLARS FIFTY CENTS, INDIAN, Quarter Eagle, 1913-P, ANACS graded AU-58,  a "slider," as close to BU as possible, There is no bald patch on the Eagle's wing on this coin!  Reasonable  $375.00

TWO DOLLARS FIFTY CENTS, INDIAN, 1928-P, Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-60+).  Lt. small marks on rev. $\385.00

 

U.S. COMMEMORATIVE GOLD

$1.00 LOUISIANA PURCHASE/ McKinley, 1903.  This is an Almost Uncirculated coin which has, at some point, been lightly cleaned.  It "nets," due to cleaning, at ANACS Ex. Fine-40.  Only 17,500 minted,  In my opinion, this is a better coin, which is bargain at  $700.00.

$2.50 U.S. SESQUICENTENNIAL, 1926, Graded MS-60 by ANACS. This nice looking Uncirculated coin is hard to come by with a limited mintage of 46,019. Prices have risen as more collectors realize the rarity of choice Commemorative Gold. Only $650.00.

Note: All prices are subject to change without notice depending on market prices of gold, etc.  All coins subject to being sold.  Please give second choices when possible.  See also our page on bullion gold coins and on foreign gold.  We ask for your want list as we have new coins coming into inventory all the time and we cannot list all our coins.

 

 

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