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1894-S $5 MS63 PCGS....

2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction #1152

 
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Auction Ended On: Feb 4, 2011
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Location: Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

Description:
1894-S Five Dollar, MS63
Extraordinary Luster and Color
1894-S $5 MS63 PCGS. The mintage was a mere 55,000 pieces for the 1894-S five. The scarcity of this issue is best summed up by Garrett-Guth: "This is one of the dates that are taken for granted until one makes an effort to purchase examples." Its rarity is underscored by the PCGS population data, two in MS63, only one finer (1/11). This is a lovely piece that has variegated reddish-gold and lilac color on each side. The devices are sharply struck and there are a few tiny abrasions scattered about.(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 25YG, PCGS# 8389)

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