The Isabella Quarter was made for the 1893 World's Columbian Expo in Chicago. The quarter features the FIRST EVER real woman portrayed on a US Coin. The artist also did a phenomenon job on the portrayal of Queen Isabella. However, the coin did not sell very well at the Expo. There was a competing half dollar that was a much better deal in eyes of the public. The cost for this quarter was $1; and so was the Half dollar of a totally difference theme. Unfortunately, due to the error in pricing strategy, very few sold and thousands were sent back to the mint to be melted. Many of the woman managers purchase these quarters when they came back to the mint and some made it into general circulation. Collectors love this quarter and it has historically done well as a long term investment.
NGC certified AU 58 - this rare $3 gold piece has a mintage of only 2300! It's tough to find and this particular coin is a fine specimen for the grade. You cannot go wrong with early US gold with a tiny mintage like this coin.
This stunning 1/2 Penny colonial issue is depicts Washington on the obverse and a beautiful ship on the reverse. The edge is lettered like other early US coinage - instead of a reeded or plain edge - which makes this piece extra special. The surfaces are original chocolate brown uncleaned with no problems and professionally graded by NGC as Extra Fine 40 BN (Brown). With colonial issues becoming more difficult to obtain and recent auctions demanding new record prices; we think it's a smart idea to add some clean and certified colonials to any serious collection.
The US Trade Dollar has a fantastic history and is one of my personal favorites to collect. The trend for US Trade Dollars in almost all grades has been a steady upward trend. Many Trade Dollars are "chop marked", cleaned or have damage. The population of these coins that are NGC certified MS 60 or higher was under 400 coins in total as of the time of this listing.