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    Choice Mint State 1857 Half Eagle
    Sole Finest NGC-Graded Example

    1857 $5 MS64 NGC. For many collectors, the idea of 1857-dated Mint State gold coinage begins and ends with the 1857-S double eagles from the S.S. Central America. To a lesser extent, however, the 1857 half eagle also fits the bill, though with a mintage in the high five figures, there is an understandable cap on the number of potential Mint State pieces. This near-Gem, the single-finest NGC-certified example of the issue (11/11) with just a few PCGS-graded peers, has deeply incised detail with swirling, shimmery luster that is as much orange as yellow. Carefully preserved and beautiful.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 25V2, PCGS# 8271)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    January, 2012
    3rd-8th Tuesday-Sunday
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