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    1915-S Panama-Pacific "Short Set." A rare four-piece "Short Set" in the two original boxes of issue, lacking only the round fifty-dollar. Little is known of the four-piece sets, there is no mention of them in the Breen-Swiatek reference, and in the Bowers book there is only the passage "also included in four-piece, and five-piece sets of different coins in velvet-lined leather cases." R Included are: half dollar MS 65, bright, satiny surfaces that are toned a lovely golden, rose, and royal blue with no mentionable abrasions; gold dollar MS 65, superb luster and light pinkish-gold color; quarter eagle MS 65, a virtually unmarked example with soft, frosted surfaces and myriad light, swirling die polishing marks in the fields; and an octagonal fifty-dollar MS 64, an attractive, lustrous example of this large format gold coin whose only flaws are a couple of small ticks on the highpoint of Minerva's cheek and a scrape on the right wing of the owl. R The outer cream colored box shows a bit of wear on the edges and corners. Fortunately it has absorbed the brunt of most of the handling over the years, as the inner black leather box is virtually as issued. The top is bowed as usual and the clasp does not work, but the purple velvet lining inside is pristine. Also enclosed is a card from the Exposition describing the coin's designs. Ex: 1972 ANA Sale (Paramount, 8/72), lot 800. (PCGS# 7453)

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    July, 1993
    28th-31st Wednesday-Saturday
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