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Superior plans Santa Clara sale

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Superior Galleries? April 10 auction at the Santa Clara Expo features 800 lots of mostly U.S. type coins, including an 1801 $10 gold piece graded MS-62 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp.

Sale catalogers said, ?There are no singularly distracting post-striking marks and only slight striking weakness is noted on several of the obverse stars. Some vertical mint-made adjustment marks are visible at the lower portion of the obverse.?

Reference numbers for the piece are Breen 6843, Bass 3194 and Taraszka 25.

Superior?s sale also features an 1811 small ?5? gold $5. Catalogers described this half eagle as having ?bright and frosty yellow-gold with a touch of pale olive patina and an abundance of mint luster.?

The $5 is graded MS-64 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp., referenced as Breen 6464, Bass 3122, Miller 116.

More than 200 lots of Morgan silver dollars in the auction include a 1921 proof Zerbe dollar in NGC Proof-65.

Explaining the Zerbe nickname, sale catalogers said, ?In 1921, there were three proof variants of silver dollars: the Zerbe Proof, the Chapman Proof, and the matte proof Peace dollar. This coin is the version known as the ?Zerbe? proof. It reportedly was struck for the noted numismatist, Farran Zerbe, who was displeased when the new silver dollars of 1921 turned out to be a resurrection of the Morgan dollar type instead of the new Peace dollar that he had extensively promoted.?

Speaking of Peace dollars, the sale offers a 1935-S Peace dollar graded MS-65 by Professional Coin Grading Service.

In all, Superior?s Santa Clara Elite Auction offers 800 lots with strong representation of gold coins, silver dollars, gold double eagles and classic commemoratives.

The catalog can be viewed online at

Superior?s sale is an official auction of the Santa Clara Expo. The auction and show will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, Calif. The sale session begins at 6:30 p.m. Pacific.

For more information, contact Paul Song at telephone (800) 545-1001, or e-mail