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Lot 3823

1848-D $5 Liberty. PCGS graded MS-63. Well struck and mostly untoned with a light gold color. Only 47,465 minted. Pop 1; The finest graded by PCGS. There is much to say about the extremely beautiful, graceful surfaces of this coin since they are nearly untouched by marks, a quality almost unimaginable in an early D-mint half eagle. The mint frost is glowing with intensity over each side. There is just a bit of light patina as well, warm orange on a yellowish to slightly green colored surface. Nicely struck with all stars full, and unlike those which have the roundness and flat details in the centers, especially the eagle, this exemplary coin is bold. Just study the photographs and see if we aren't giving you the straight line. Life in an auction sale during the time when a few truly impressive coins get sold can be filled with a blend of emotions, mainly pleasant. Fate, in its capacity to amaze, will likely be in control. Watch the bidders react when the auctioneer calls this lot! (PCGS # 8238) .
Estimated Value $20,000 - 22,000.

Realized $21,850

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