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1861 $5 MS65 NGC....

2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago #1184

 
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Auction Ended On: Apr 25, 2013
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Location: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
1551 North Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Description:
1861 Half Eagle, MS65
Only Nine Finer for the Type
1861 $5 MS65 NGC. The No Motto Liberty half eagles were coined from 1839 to 1866, and they are rarely found in high grades. For the entire type, NGC has only certified 45 examples as MS65 with just nine finer, and those are all MS66. Clearly the 1861 is the most plentiful date in high grade, yet only nine MS65 examples and two MS66 pieces have been certified at NGC (3/13). This lovely Gem possesses brilliant light yellow luster with satin surfaces and excellent design definition. It is essentially a fully struck specimen with reflective fields that are nearly prooflike.(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 25VK, PCGS# 8288)

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