- Rare Proof Coins
Rare Proof Coins
1903 $10 PROOF 66
1855 Kellogg Re-strikes
1878 Proof 66 Morgan
1861 10 cent Proof 66
Former Rare Proof US Coins We Have Owned
Classic US Mint Gold & Silver Proof Coins are a piece of American history that collectors and investors have enjoyed viewing and owning since before the Civil War. Some of them are so rare that only a few exist today and they are oftentimes extremely valuable. For example, an 1804 Proof $10 (Eagle) sold for five million dollars on September 26, 2007, one of only four known examples in the world. This one graded Proof 65 Ultra Cameo (with star designation) from NGC. The more people who desire to own rarities like the 1804 Proof Eagle, the greater prices will rise over time.
Classic Proof Gold is without a doubt the creme de la creme of numismatics due to their rarity, beauty, and value. We have owned and sold several different Proof Gold coins over the years that may not have been five million dollars, but they have brought impressive sums due to their incredible rarity and desirability.
Shown left is a 1903 $10 Liberty Head in graded by NGC in Proof 66 plus. It is the only one known in this lofty grade and there are only two proof 67s known. Its size and flash certainly makes it one of the finest coins we've ever handled, it is the epitome of numismatic craftsmanship and had a mintage of only 96 coins!
Shown here is an impressive, modern-minted Proof struck using recovered gold from the 1857 shipwreck of the SS Central America. Known as the 1855 Kellogg $50 S.S. Central America Commemorative Restrike, these coins weigh 2 1/2 ounces of pure gold recovered off the coast of South Carolina in 7,200 feet of water. The San Francisco Mint restruck these out of original Kellogg & Co. gold bars. These are impressive coins indeed, yet relatively affordable given their beauty and high gold content. Only 5,000 of these coins were ever issued.
Here is a Proof-66 Silver 1878 Morgan Dollar coin with incredibly blue color on the obverse. It is a stunning example of a Morgan Dollar from the first year of issue. Only 500 of these proofs were ever minted and this is one of the finest example you'll find in the world that has survived - especially in this condition.
This Proof-66 1861 Seated Liberty Dime is a gorgeous specimen. It has remarkable champagne toning with a hints of blue and green. The designer was Christian Gobrecht and the metal composition is 90% silver and 10% copper. The Seated Liberty design appeared on most of the regular-issue silver denominations from 1836 through 1891, and we believe Proof examples in high grades are excellent values in the marketplace today.