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    1862-S Half Eagle, AU53
    Rare No Motto Issue

    1862-S $5 AU53 NGC. The current offering represents a conditionally elusive example from a rare No Motto S-mint half eagle issue. The original tiny mintage of 9,500 coins has a small number of survivors, and those are almost always found in low circulated grades. No wonder that Garrett and Guth have observed that: "The date is very rare in any condition and seldom seen at auction or on the bourse floor."

    This piece offers attractive apricot and pale rose toning, along with pleasing lilac peripheral accents. A boldly defined example with average marks and typical high-point rub observed on both sides, for the grade. Census: 8 in 53, 8 finer (2/14).
    From the Collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.(Registry values: P8)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25VR, PCGS# 8293)

    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
    March, 2014
    20th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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