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    Finest Known of This Extremely Low Mintage Type

    George I gold 50 Drachmai 1876-A MS63+ PCGS, Paris mint, KM50, Fr-14, Karamitsos-165. Mintage: 182. Fully bold, and one of the key rarities of this Greek series (outranked only by the incredibly scarce 100 Drachmai). Boasting a golden-honey hue that can only be acquired through age and superb preservation, the mirror-like fields turn nearly jet black when rotated, giving the razor-sharp devices a radiant, almost ethereal appearance. While a scattering of light handling marks are observed on both sides, they are rapidly overtaken by die polish lines. For reference, an MS62 selection achieved a stunning $42,300 in our January 2017 NYINC Signature Auction #3051 (Lot 34279), and we expect this offering--currently the finest-known certified specimen from this singular issue--to generate even more excitement among collectors.
    From the Collection of a Philhellene


    Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000.

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    Proxy Bidding Ends
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    17th Friday 4:50 pm CT
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    17th Friday
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    Additional Location Info:
    Philadelphia Convention Center
    1101 Arch Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107

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