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    1916-S Half Eagle, MS66
    Conditionally Rare This Fine

    1916-S $5 MS66 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The 1916-S is famously the only half eagle struck at any mint in 1916, and it represents the last coinage of the denomination until 1929. Mint State survivors are often seen at auction, but the vast majority grade no finer than MS63, with occasional appearances of MS64 coins. In Gem condition, the 1916-S five is a distinguished rarity, and only a handful of finer pieces are known.

    Luster glistens beneath satiny rose-gold and peach-orange hues, complementing well-struck devices and clean fields. Eye appeal is outstanding, and it may be years before a comparable example of this conditionally elusive date becomes available. Population: 5 in 66 (2 in 66+), 0 finer (1/21).(Registry values: N10218)

    Coin Index Numbers: (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 Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2021
    23rd-25th Tuesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
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