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    1911-S Five Dollar, MS65
    Condition Census Rarity
    Underrated in This Grade

    1911-S $5 MS65 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. This San Francisco issue is usually available in Mint State, but seldom in grades finer than MS63. In MS65, the 1911-S becomes an incredible rarity. In their gold Encyclopedia, Garrett and Guth write, "In gem MS-65 or finer, this date is not appreciated for its rarity ... " Since our Permanent Auction Archives began in 1993, we have handled a Gem or better 1911-S five dollar on only 11 prior occasions, the most recent of which was in the 2011 FUN Signature. Such is the rarity of this issue at the Gem grade level.

    We are privileged to be able to offer the Simpson Gem here. The coin is boldly struck and exceptionally well-preserved, with luminous orange-gold surfaces that yield whispers of lilac tinting in the fields. Neither side exhibits bothersome abrasions, earning this coin high marks for eye appeal. Without doubt, this piece qualifies for the Condition Census of 1911-S half eagles and is a coin that advanced collectors of Indian Head gold should not pass by. Population: 7 in 65 (1 in 65+), 1 finer (4/20).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25ZM, PCGS# 8522)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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

    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    January
    15th Friday
    Auction Dates
    February
    3rd-8th Wednesday-Monday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    77 Days
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    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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