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    1898-S Half Eagle, Semiprooflike Gem
    Rare in This Condition

    1898-S $5 MS65 NGC. Even though the 1898-S half eagle was struck in an amount approaching 1.4 million coins, Choice examples are scarce, and Gems are rare. (The Clapp-Eliasberg MS68 PCGS coin, the finest known, was likely obtained directly from the San Francisco Mint in the year of issue.) The present Gem is tied for the finest we have handled since we began our Permanent Auction Archives in 1993. Both sides are fully struck, with no mentionable contact, bright semiprooflike fields, and impeccable orange-gold color. Census: 12 in 65, 2 finer (9/12).(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 25YR, PCGS# 8397)

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    October, 2012
    18th-21st Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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