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    1915-S Panama-Pacific 50 Dollar Octagonal in MS 64

    1915-S Panama-Pacific 50 Dollar Octagonal MS 64 NGC. Due to its more unusual shape and connection to California's past private issues, the $50 Octagonal was distributed in slightly greater numbers than the round commemorative of similar design (645 vs. 483 pieces). The equally massive octagonal piece adds dolphins about the borders, a symbol of America's desire to keep the Panama Canal open throughout the term of the Great War. An arm's length gem, this piece appears to be worthy of a gem rating. Only upon close examination does one notice that a few hairline-thin abrasions are present on the portrait of Athena. Exceptionally lustrous with rich orange-gold color. (NGC ID# BYHP, PCGS# 7452)

    Weight: 83.59 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    June, 1998
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
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