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Lot
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1859 $5 AU58 NGC....

2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction #1158

 
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Auction Ended On: Aug 12, 2011
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Location: Marriott - Chicago O Hare
8535 W. Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631

Description:
Reddish-Gold AU58 1859 Half Eagle
Low-Mintage Antebellum Issue
1859 $5 AU58 NGC. The mintage of the 1859 Philadelphia half eagle is not far different from the 1858-D branch mint issue that preceded it -- 16,734 versus 15,362 business strikes -- and it is an underrated issue in all grades, seldom seen at the near-Mint level. This representative displays deep reddish-gold color over well-struck surfaces that are lustrous and fairly prooflike, with a few scattered contact marks. Census: 18 in 58, 6 finer (7/11).(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 25VB, PCGS# 8280)

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