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Lot 3234

1900 $2.50 Liberty. PCGS graded Proof 64. Nice rich golden toning on both sides. Only 205 Proofs issued. The years from 1900 through 1907 in the Liberty $2.50 series saw the largest sales of Proof gold coins up to that time. Production in 1900, for instance, amounted to the aforementioned 205 pieces. However, in the 107 years since, many (all too many, it seems) were mishandled. This beautiful Proof example has strong market appeal precisely because it has been so carefully preserved. The deep warm color floats over reflective, mirrored fields and attractive contrasting devices. A few mixed areas of deeper honey-gold toning are probably all that precluded a higher grade. While not a perfect coin, and in spite of a few shallow hairlines, this is a riveting example all the same, one whose beauty and rarity will draw nods of approval for years to come. To the collector whose life, so gray yesterday without this coin in his collection, will now appear full of color and possibilities once his high bid is finalized, we salute your fortitude in bidding. Pop 29; 29 finer at PCGS (PCGS # 7926) .
Estimated Value $5,500 - 6,000.

Realized $6,613

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