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Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. “The Art & Science of Numismatics”

The Pacific Cascades Collection

December 2013


Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. “The Art & Science of Numismatics”

Tel: (312) 609-0016

31 N. Clark Street • Chicago, Illinois 60602

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The Pacific Cascades Collection Numismatic Experts

Mike Printz, David Greenstein Imaging and cataloging - Mike Printz Layout - Aaron Berk

A wonderful group of United States Type coins assembled over a period of 10+ years by a collector Mike worked closely with and whose main objective was quality, luster, originality and eye appeal while not breaking the bank. A seasoned collector mentored by a few of the best known dealer/numismatists along with assistance from a few exceptionally knowledgeable collectors, he chose patience over purchase and the results clearly speak to this smart philosophy. Each coin in the collection boasts wonderful eye appeal along with true to grade technical merits. Having resided in the Philippines for many years on international business, and showing the true collector at heart, he has a complete 1903-1945 US-Philippines territorial set as well which he has elected to keep… for now.

A few highlights from this collection include:

• 1795 Liberty Cap Half Cent – VF 25 PCGS/CAC • 1819 Matron Head Large Cent - MS64 Brown PCGS/CAC • 1857 Flying Eagle Cent – Mint State 65 PCGS/CAC • 1865 Two Cent Piece – Mint State 66 Red PCGS/CAC

1917 D Type 1 Quarter – Mint State 66 Full Head PCGS/CAC

1801 Draped Bust Half Dollar – VF30 PCGS/CAC

1935 S Peace Dollar – Mint State 66 PCGS

1908 Five Dollar Indian – Mint State 64+ PCGS/CAC

1854 Arrows Half Dime – Mint State 65 PCGS/CAC

• 1875 S Twenty Cent Piece – Mint State 65 PCGS

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US55979

1795 Liberty Cap Half Cent VF25 PCGS/CAC US55979 - Plain Edge, No Pole, Gilbert-5, C-6A. Medium tan-brown with hints of olive and a very pleasing and meaty coin for the grade. Indeed a very pleasing Type representation! CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $3,250

US55980

1855 Braided Hair

Half Cent

Mint State 64 Brown

PCGS/CAC

US55980 - Glossy, light chocolate brown with traces of red about some of the protected areas and a lovely blue undertone throughout. Clean and very pleasing. Still in the old green tag holder. CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $625

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US55981

1805 Draped Bust

Large Cent

XF40

PCGS

US55981 - Draped Bust, S-267, R-1. Medium chocolate brown with hints of tan and olive. A very pleasing coin for the Type and grade. Pacific Cascades Collection. $1,250

US55982

1819 Matron Head

Large Cent

Mint State 64 Brown

PCGS/CAC

US55982 - Matron Head, N-2. Lovely medium, chocolate brown with a slight green undertone, excellent luster and spot free with exceptionally clean surfaces. A date rarely encountered and a truly lovely specimen. Population of just 12 with 1 graded higher. CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $1650

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US55983 1851 Braided Hair

Large Cent

Mint State 66 Brown

PCGS/CAC

US55983 - Glossy, medium brown with a beautiful blue-green undertone and lovely hints of mint red about the devices, especially the reverse. Spot and print free with a truly outstanding look. CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $1,750

US55984 1857 Flying Eagle Cent Mint State 65 PCGS/CAC US55984 - I don’t recall offering a Flying Eagle Cent I liked this much in a very, very long time. Super smooth surfaces with outstanding color, striking detail and exceptional overall eye appeal. Free from spots and prints, this is a standout coin! CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $4,200

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US55985

1886 Type 1

Indian Cent

Mint State 65 Red Brown PCGS/CAC

US55985 – Type 1. Considerable mint red for a red-brown coin. Remarkably clean, well struck, exceptionally nice luster and spot and print free. CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $1,800

US55986

1865

Two Cent Piece

Mint State 66 Red

PCGS/CAC

US55986 - Wonderful original mint bloom frost and luster and vibrant original orange-red color that is even and balanced from obverse to reverse. Well struck, spot free and offering really great eye appeal. CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $4,950

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US55987

1858 Type II

Three Cents Silver

Mint State 64

PCGS/CAC

US55987 - Type II. Exceptionally lovely near Gem with very pretty, original patina, wonderful skin and mint bloom frost along with an impressively crisp strike. True to grade but one really beautiful Trime! CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $1,450

US55988 1889 Three Cent Nickel Mint State 65 PCGS US55988 - Pale gold overall and exceptionally clean with nice luster and a great look. Pacific Cascades Collection. $750

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US55989

1883 Shield

Nickel

Mint State 65

PCGS/CAC

US55989 - Natural nickel white with hints of blue-green and pale gold. Spot free and offering exceptionally nice frost. CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $600

US55990 1911 Liberty Nickel Mint State 66 PCGS US55990 - An exceptionally pretty Liberty Nickel with both obverse and reverse exhibiting original nickel blue, rose and golden-green patina. Well struck and clean with wonderful luster and great eye appeal. Pacific Cascades Collection. $1,250

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US55991

1913 Type I Buffalo

Nickel

Mint State 67

PCGS/CAC

US55991 - A remarkably pretty example of this first year of issue. And, while they can come pretty nice, this is a real standout coin with exemplary eye appeal. CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $1,200

US55992 1854 Arrows Seated Half Dime Mint State 65 PCGS/CAC US55992 - Arrows at date. One of my personal favorites in the collection, the eye appeal is just exceptional and the coin is outstanding from a technical grading perspective as well. Superbly struck, wonderful luster and delicious, natural toning. CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $1,950

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US55993

1805 Draped Bust

Dime

Fine 15

PCGS/CAC

US55993 - Draped Bust, 4 Berries, LM-2, R-2. Original coin grey with pretty undertones of light rose and blue along with hints of pale gold. CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $1,800

US55994

1831 Capped Bust

Dime

Mint State 63

PCGS/CAC

US55994 - Capped Bust. Talk about eye appeal - what a wonderful looking coin! Clean, well struck, truly nice luster and mint bloom frost and great color. A stellar Type coin! CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $2,100

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US55995

1891 Seated

Dime

Mint State 65

NGC/CAC

US55995 - Pretty, original and true to grade with lovely frost and golden-green and vibrant gold/orange toning. CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $650

US55996

1914 Barber

Dime

Mint State 66

PCGS/CAC

US55996 - Just a wonderfully original, technically superb and super eye appealing Gem. CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $1,025

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US55997

1929 Mercury

Dime

Mint State 67 Full Bands PCGS/CAC

US55997 - Booming luster and original mint frost with fully rounded and split bands and strong striking detail throughout. Undipped, natural white with a hint of pale gold to the original frost. CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $1,950

US55998

1875 S

Twenty Cent Piece

Mint State 65

PCGS

US55998 - Exceptionally eye appealing for an issue that usually comes either dipped white or elephant grey with little in between. Superbly struck with all star radials full to center, Miss Liberty’s head and hair detail crisp and uber crisp reverse detail. Both obverse and reverse exhibit colors of mint green, light orange, subtle navy blue and hints of pale red. The fields and devices are clean and the luster very nice and in keeping with a true to grade Gem. Lovely example of the Type. CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $3,950

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US55999

1880 With Motto

Liberty Seated Quarter

Mint State 65

PCGS

US55999 – With Motto. Very pretty Gem with colors of mauve and vibrant blue-green along with hints of pumpkin-gold. Semi proof-like and well struck throughout with excellent eye appeal - a truly lovely coin! Pacific Cascades Collection. $2,250

US56000

1899 Barber

Quarter

Mint State 66

PCGS/CAC

US56000 - Wonderfully original with natural white centers framed by colors of red-gold and vibrant orange along with traces of light green. Excellent mint bloom frost with a crisp, full strike. CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $2,000

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US56001

1917 D Type I

Standing Liberty Quarter

Mint State 66 Full Head

PCGS/CAC

US56001 - Gorgeous coin! Original plum and mint green colors on obverse with traces of vibrant blue as well on the reverse. Wonderful luster, strike and fabulous eye appeal. CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $3,050

US56002

1795 Flowing Hair

Half Dollar

Good 4

ICG

US56002 - Coin grey with hints of olive and pale gold and a very appealing coin for the grade. Pacific Cascades Collection. $795

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US56003

1801 Draped Bust

Half Dollar

VF30

PCGS/CAC

US56003 - Draped Bust, O-102, R-2. The United States Mint took a four year break after 1797 and began to issue half dollars again in 1801 using Robert Scot’s obverse from 1796-1797 and a new reverse featuring a Heraldic Eagle with olive branch and arrows in hand. Crusty and wholly original with even, honest wear, it offers exceptional eye appeal. Both obverse and reverse exhibit natural toning in shades of pale gold, light blue-green and coin grey. A very choice VF! CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $4,250

US56004

1835 Capped Bust

Half Dollar

AU58

PCGS/CAC

US56004 - Capped Bust, O-101, R-1. Still in the original “rattler” holder, this is what a real AU58 “slider” should look like! Wonderful luster and eye appeal, I have most certainly seen coins graded MS61 and MS62 that don’t hold a candle to this super slider. A date I happen to like as it’s not as plentiful as the late date would lead you to assume. A heckuva sweet coin! CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $1,375

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US56005 1875 S Liberty Seated Half Dollar Mint State 65 PCGS/CAC US56005 - With Motto. Great looking Gem and true to grade as well with clean devices and fields and boasting superb luster and very pretty, original color. CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $3,850

US56006

1908 O Barber

Half Dollar

Mint State 65

PCGS/CAC

US56006 - Wonderful luster, great eye appeal and a very cherry Gem. Easy to understand why this was chosen as the representative Type for the collection. CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $3,000

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US56007

1943 Walking Liberty

Half Dollar

Mint State 67

PCGS/CAC

US56007 - A refreshing break from the typical dipped white example so often seen for this date. Absolutely original with lovely, natural patina, exceptionally clean, outstanding luster and frost and a crisp, full strike. CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $810

US56008

1879 S Morgan

Dollar

Mint State 67

PCGS/CAC

US56008 – Original, undipped white with a semi proof-like obverse and lovely eye appeal. Nice, puffy cheek, clean neck and fields...an all there, true to grade 67. CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $925

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US56019

1935 S Peace

Dollar

Mint State 66

PCGS

US56019 - Exceptionally frosty and wholly original with natural white centers framed with pretty pale orange and hints of light green. Wonderful eye-appeal and true to grade. Pacific Cascades Collection. $3,750

US56009

1889 Type III

Gold Dollar

Mint State 67

PCGS/CAC

US56009 - Type III. Frosty, original yellow-gold color with underlying hints of faint orange. Clean, uber frosty, great eye appeal and true to grade. CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $4,500

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US56010

1903 Liberty

Quarter Eagle

Mint State 65

PCGS/CAC

US56010 - Rich and exceptionally lustrous orange-gold and yellow-gold two tone color. A lovely, original and truly eye appealing Type coin. CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $1,475

US56011

1908 Indian

Quarter Eagle

Mint State 64

PCGS/CAC

US56011 - Frosty and wholly original orange-gold color, clean and spot free. A wonderful Type coin and lovely example of this first year of issue. CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $1,600

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US56012

1886

Three Dollar Princess

AU55

PCGS

US56012 - Semi proof-like both obverse and reverse with superb orange-gold and yellow gold color with subtle hints of lilac about the obverse periphery devices. An exceptionally eye appealing Three Dollar Princess. Pacific Cascades Collection. $3,150

US56013

1838 Classic Head

Half Eagle

XF45

PCGS/CAC

US56013 - Classic Head. Crusty, dirty old gold with a great look and true to grade. CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $1,200

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US56014

1900 Liberty

Half Eagle

Mint State 64

PCGS/CAC

US56014 - Exceptionally frosty with wonderful two tone tangerine and yellow-gold color. CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $1,100

US56015

1908 Indian

Half Eagle

Mint State 64+

PCGS/CAC

US56015 - Frosty straw-gold color with hints of apricot about some of the protected areas. Clean and very well executed and an exceptionally choice very, very close to near Gem example of this first year of issue. CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $4,500

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US56016

1906 D Liberty

Eagle

Mint State 64

PCGS/CAC

US56016 - Frosty, yellow-gold color with subtle green undertone and a heckuva nice coin for a 64 - far exceeding what you normally see in an MS64 $10 Lib. CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $1,950

US56017 1915 Indian Eagle Mint State 64 PCGS/CAC US56017 - Original and quite frosty with lovely color and very nice overall eye appeal. CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $3,600

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US56018

1927 Saint Gaudens

Double Eagle

Mint State 66

PCGS/CAC

US56018 - Rich and original buttery gold color with wonderful frost, clean devices and fields and excellent eye appeal. Most certainly an uncommonly nice example of this common date. CAC Verified. Pacific Cascades Collection. $4,000

US56020

1935 Spanish Trail

Half Dollar

Mint State 65

PCGS/CAC

US56020 - One of the most colorful examples of this issue I can recall seeing. Very pretty and absolutely true to grade with clean fields and devices and genuinely nice luster under the wholly original color. Pacific Cascades Collection. $1,850

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WD53545

1918 Mexico

Peso

Mint State 63

PCGS

WD53545 - KM-454. Original, frosty white with a ring of pale orange patina both obverse and reverse. Lovely coin for the grade and a rare and elusive date and Type in this grade. Pacific Cascades Collection. $950

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