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Lot 1610

1862 $5 Liberty. PCGS graded MS-62. Probably the finest known example! According to Garrett and Guth only 2 examples have been offered in the past 20 years! Satiny amber gold surfaces with lively cartwheel luster, faintly prooflike in areas, and attractive iridescent pale rose highlights. Sharply struck. In fact, remarkably so. A well-known rarity from the Philadelphia Mint; only 4,430 business strikes of the date were produced. Typically seen in Very Fine or Extremely Fine, that statement being repeated endlessly where Liberty half eagles of the 1860s and early 1870s are concerned. Even an About Uncirculated specimen would cause numismatic circles to cheer. The present Mint State 62 coin a "must have" for any serious buyer. As an aside, this present Mint State business strike coin is much rarer than a Proof of this date. PCGS number 10808139. Pop 1. Tied for finest at both NGC and PCGS. (PCGS # 8292) .
Estimated Value $20,000 - 22,000.

Realized $18,975

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