1845-D $2 1/2 MS63 NGC....
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Doug Winter's 2003 second edition of his Dahlonega reference shows a single MS63 PCGS coin as the finest in his census, followed by a PCGS MS62. Only two other lower Mint State coins made his lineup, followed by several AU58 coins. Although the NGC and PCGS population data show several other Mint State coins, such pieces are truly rare indeed.
The present piece is far finer than the typical 1845-D, coins that Winter describes as having subdued, grainy luster and poor eye appeal. Bright luster exudes from the yellow-gold surfaces of this Select example, and a sharp strike manifests itself in strong delineation on the design features, save for the typical softness on the curl over Liberty's ear and on the eagle's legs. Although a few minuscule marks limit the grade, this example offers exceptional eye appeal. Census: 1 in 63, 1 finer (12/08).
From The Grand Lake Collection.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 25GX, PCGS# 7738)
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