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    Select Uncirculated Octagonal Pan-Pac Quintuple Eagle

    1915-S $50 Panama-Pacific 50 Dollar Octagonal MS63 PCGS. Struck on the eve of America's involvement in the First World War, the Greek helmet is pushed back on Minerva's head in a ready but not fully combative posture. The owl on the reverse signifies watchfulness. Minted in slightly larger numbers than the round commemorative of similar design (645 vs. 483 pieces), the equally massive octagonal piece adds dolphins about the borders symbolizing America's desire to keep the Panama Canal open throughout the term of the Great War. Both obverse and reverse of this massive issue exhibit bright, satiny luster over surfaces that exhibit rich yellow-gold color. The only grade-limiting factors are a minor facial indention and a few small marks on the central reverse. A pleasing and well preserved example of this famous and perennially popular type. Population: 144 in 63, 120 finer (6/05).(#7452)(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# BYHP, PCGS# 7452)

    Weight: 83.59 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    July, 2005
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