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    Pleasing, Near-Gem 1916-S Half Eagle

    1916-S $5 MS64 PCGS. A boldly struck near-Gem that has pleasing definition on the headdress and talons. The mintmark is also clear. Upon inspection under a lens, the bright, golden-tan surfaces do not reveal any relevant abrasions. A scarce issue in lower Mint State grades, and near-Gems are rare since bagmarks on the reverse field are commonplace for the type. The final San Francisco Mint issue of the denomination, which would not resume production until 1929. Population: 62 in 64, 11 finer (11/04).(#8532) (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 28DY, PCGS# 8532)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2005
    12th-15th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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