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    1960 Pony Express So-Called Half, MS68
    One of 48 Pieces Struck in 22 Karat Gold

    1960 Pony Express Centennial So-Called Half Dollar, Gold, MS68 PCGS. 31 mm. 25.2 gm, per Gino Sanfilippo's article in the February 1997 TAMS Journal. Serial #22 of 48 pieces struck in 22 karat gold. Robert McNamara of Cleveland, Ohio, was the sculptor, minter, and marketer behind the Heraldic Art series of medals. They were issued between 1959 and 1978, and the Pony Express Centennial was number four of his 60 commemorative types, excluding occasional special issues. McNamara struck 6,000 pieces in silver but the gold examples are very rare. This is a sharply struck and practically pristine pumpkin-gold Superb Gem. The original envelope accompanies the lot.

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    August, 2018
    14th-19th Tuesday-Sunday
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