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    1926 Sesquicentennial, MS65
    Thick Mint Frost

    1926 $2 1/2 Sesquicentennial MS65 PCGS. CAC. It is a downright shame that the United States and its Mint could not see fit to issue a 1776-1976 gold commemorative coin to celebrate the nation's Bicentennial, but one supposes it was too soon after the 1971 Nixon administration's abandonment of the Bretton Woods agreement, ending convertibility of the U.S. dollar to gold. At any rate, the 1926 Sesquicentennial is the last of the classic gold commemoratives, and Gem specimens are quite popular. This lovely example boasts orange-gold, highly lustrous surfaces with excellent eye appeal. The strike on the low-relief surfaces is a tad stronger than usual, further increasing its desirability.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 2FE9, PCGS# 7466)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    July, 2010
    8th-11th Thursday-Sunday
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