Matthew Bullock Auctioneer's upcoming Coin and Currency auction on July 13th features over 520 rare coins dating from the 17th to the 21st century.
Matthew Bullock Auctioneer's upcoming July 13th sale will offer some of the hardest to find and rarest coins available on the market. Here are the highlights of the sale:
1928 Hawaii Commemorative Silver Half Dollar
In 1928, the Territory of Hawaii called on the United States Mint to issue 10,000 coins in honor of the anniversary of the arrival of Captain James Cook in Hawaii, the first European to visit the archipelago. The front of the coin shows Captain Cook and the back features a Hawaiian chieftain with Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head volcano of Oahu in the background.
1886 O Morgan Silver Dollar
The Morgan Silver Dollar was designed by British engraver George T. Morgan with production starting in 1878 in different cities (New Orleans, Denver, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Carson City) and marked by their production site. The O-Morgans were produced in New Orleans with over 10.7 million coins minted. However, these are rare today because the 1918 Pittman Act led to the melting of over 350 million silver coins to sell bulk silver to Britain during World War I.
1918/7 S Standing Liberty Quarter
The Standing Liberty quarter was first minted in 1916 and was designed by Hermon Atkins MacNeil, a famous American sculptor, to inspire protection during the era of World War I. This coin is unique because the mint confused the dates so some were marked 1917 and others 1918.
1807 Draped Bust Silver Half Dollar
These draped bust silver half dollars depict Lady Liberty surrounded by the 13 stars symbolizing the 13 original colonies. The reverse of the coin shows an eagle with a shield and the inscribed motto" E Pluribus Unum."
1863 $3.00 Indian Princess Gold
In 1853, a 3-dollar gold coin was minted and the design was chosen to be Lady Liberty wearing an Indian headdress with the profile of the Classical models of Venus.
2016 Star Wars 1 Kilo Niue $100 Darth Vader Silver
In 2016, the Pacific country of Niue (which is governed by New Zealand), produced 200 first struck Star Wars Darth Vader coins in silver. The front of the coin show a scene from the 1977 movie Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope when Darth Vader is first introduced with two Storm Troopers behind him. The reverse of the coin has the profile of Queen Elizabeth II, who is the Head of State of Niue as Queen of New Zealand.