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Lot 1961

1812 $5 Capped Draped Bust. PCGS graded AU-55. Lightly toned. An wonderful array choice attributes here: the abundant greenish-gold hued luster supports boldly struck highlights. Nicely struck, indeed, remarkably so when it is remembered that this gold piece was struck on an old-fashioned hand-operated press using sheer muscle power by a sweating (well, presumably sweating) athlete of a pressman. The coin has all the charm and distinctive "aura" of the Classic period in American numismatics and should find many ready, willing bidders in attendance. In Breen-1B, the final S in STATES is over the U of PLURIBUS (while in the only other variety this year, it is positioned above the S in PLURIBUS). 58,087 coins minted. Pop 24; 153 finer. (PCGS # 8112) .
Estimated Value $5,500 - 6,500.

Realized $8,050

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