Two 1907 high relief $20 gold pieces and a selection of type coins including the Sterling Collection of U.S. coins will be auctioned by Smythe Sept. 26 in New York City.
The first high relief 1907 $20 in the sale, of the wire rim variety, is graded MS-64 by Professional Coin Grading Service. Smythe catalogers said it is ?uniformly toned to a pale orange shade, with only the most trivial contact marks from bagging. ... Of near-Gem quality.?
A flat rim 1907 high relief $20, graded AU-58 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp., is ?bright yellow on the obverse, the reverse a shade or so deeper. Rubbing on the highest points of the breast and knee is evident.?
Offerings in the sale run from half cents to gold. Highlights include a 1929-D Buffalo nickel graded gem brilliant uncirculated by sale catalogers, the strike described as superb; an 1833 quarter called choice about uncirculated; and an 1801 Capped Bust $10 gold piece graded NGC MS-63.
The Sterling Collection consists of high-grade U.S. coins and patterns. Among small cents are five top-grade Indian Head cents and a couple of ultra-grade Lincoln cents. Quarters include an 1815 Capped Bust in NGC MS-67 with colorful toning and a 1916 Standing Liberty graded ANACS MS-61 with ?golden-amber luster.?
A 1919-D Walking Liberty half dollar in PCGS MS-63 is highlighted among the dozen halves offered.
Dollars include a 1795 Flowing Hair example in PCGS VF-20 and a 1799 Bust dollar in PCGS VF-25, as well as two 1893-CC Morgan dollars, both MS-63.
Two lots of Territorial gold are an assay office .900 $20 from San Francisco and an 1860 $5 Mormon gold piece in NGC MS-62.
Several group lots and mixed type lots are available. Colonials, tokens, Encased Postage, love tokens and other items are also offered.
World coins include 19 lots from Austria, China, France, Great Britain, Haiti, Mexico, South Africa and the Vatican.
World silver and copper lots hail from Canada, Germany, Great Britain and Switzerland, among others.