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    1860 Five Dollar, MS63
    Garrett and Guth Plate Coin
    Just One Example Certified Finer

    1860 $5 MS63 NGC. CAC. The Philadelphia Mint accomplished a small production of 19,763 half eagles in 1860. The mintage is impressive when considered in the wider context of American numismatics, but the issue tends to be overshadowed by other low-mintage five dollar gold coins struck at the Southern branch mints around the same time. The Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins (2006), for which this is the plate coin, explains that most examples from this issue "were heavily circulated, and today the date is quite rare in any grade." This Select piece is one of two at NGC with just a single submission finer. It is also the sole finest example with a CAC sticker by four grade points (2/15).

    Undeniable semiprooflike reflectivity graces both sides of this remarkably preserved Type One half eagle. The strike is bold on the stars, Liberty's hair curls, and the eagle's wing feathers. Only the arrow fletchings, talons, and neck feathers are a trifle soft. Orange-gold surfaces reveal minor marks and minuscule alloy spots over each side. This is an exceptional representative with incomparable visual appeal.
    Ex: Ed Milas Collection (Stack's, 5/1995), lot 518.
    From The New Orleans Collection.(Registry values: P6)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25VF, PCGS# 8284)

    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
    April, 2015
    22nd-26th Wednesday-Sunday
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