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Lot 1512

1866 $2.50 Liberty. NGC graded MS-61. Light golden toning on both sides. This is a very attractive example with original warm gold surfaces. Completely frosty (a few have prooflike surface), it is also nicely struck. In a word, a spectacular Philadelphia Mint rarity in every respect -- low mintage, Mint State quality, and best of all, eye appeal. Few equivalent pieces exist in all of numismatics in this frosty condition. Just 3,780 business strikes were issued, and none were intentionally saved for numismatic purposes (the few collectors who desired such pieces typically bought Proofs). Today not more than a couple hundred examples of this date exist, the greater part of those in VF. The quality of this handsome NGC-graded piece is virtually unimproveable for the grade. Very rare date in mint state. Pop 1; 4 finer, 2 in 62, 1 in 64, and 1 in 65 (PCGS # 7803) .
Estimated Value $9,000 - 10,000.

Realized $8,913

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