Superior Galleries Beverly Hills announces their pre-Long Beach Coin Auction: February 24-25, 2003 Beverly Hills, CA.
Featured are many major mint errors including the following three rarities.
Double Eagle 1904 Trip Strike PCGS. Errors: Double Eagle. 1904. Triple Struck in Collar. PCGS graded Mint State 63. Though noted on the PCGS insert as having a double strike, there is clear evidence that it was struck a further time by the dies! All major mint errors on U.S. gold coins are very rare. This 1904 was authenticated and certified by PCGS, an revered name in the grading community. Upon close examination it is evident there are three distinct strikes which show three impressions, overlapping but plainly evident. The obverse shows three sets of stars, Liberty's portrait and date. The reverse has three eagles and also three sets of legends and rim denticles. It is fascinating that this multiple struck twenty dollar gold coin escaped the wary eyes of the Mint's quality control system since all denominations struck in gold were carefully examined. This is the one of only a handful of double struck (or multiple struck) U.S. gold coins that are known for all denominations. We are pleased to have the opportunity to present this unique specimen for your bidding! PCGS holder 50024459. Estimate: $60000-75000
2c Piece Full Brockage PCGS MS63RB. Errors: Two-Cent Piece. No Date. Full Brockage Obverse. PCGS graded Mint State 63. Red and Brown. All major errors on Two-cent pieces are of necessity extremely rare since the series was in production for such a short while. This piece has a full obverse brockage which shows the incuse impression of the reverse instead of the raised design of the obverse. A brockage error occurs when there are two coins involved. One of the pieces will always be a struck coin, which has not ejected properly. That struck coin finds its way between the dies and will be struck next to a blank planchet as it is fed into the collar. The image of the first struck coin will be imparted to that side of the blank planchet. The result will be a second coin which has images of the first coin impressed into it in reverse or mirror image. Hence, a dramatic example of a brockage on a very rare denomination, and it is in choice Mint State condition! Estimate: $10000-12500
SBA $1 1999-P Rev Die Cap PCGSMS65. Errors: Susan B. Anthony Dollar. 1999-P. Reverse Die Cap. PCGS graded Mint State 65. To date, the only known SBA dollar reverse cap! This unusual piece adhered to the reverse die and subsequently struck against numerous blank planchets. A capped die is caused when a struck coin sticks to the reverse die. Once the coin is struck to the die face, the obverse of the struck coin becomes the new die face. When the next blank is fed into the collar and the strike occurs, the obverse design of the adhered struck coin impresses itself into the reverse of the new blank. This struck coin is a brockage strike. However, the coin that adhered to the reverse die is known as a die cap. The process repeats as more coins are fed into the machine. The greater the number of subsequent strikes, the higher the cap metal will be pushed around the reverse die shaft. Eventually, the cap breaks free from the die in the shape of a thimble or bottle cap! The obverse of this cap brockaged the reverse of many SBA blank planchets. This cap expanded during each strike and is, as the photographs attest, a very dramatic example of a reverse cap on a major denomination. Estimate: $15000-20000