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Lot 2392

1860-S $5 Liberty. NGC graded AU-58. Lightly toned and well struck. Scarce Date. 21,200 struck. A few light surface abrasions and one or two faint hairlines (in the field behind Liberty). It seems that only a few high grade '60-S fives have entered the marketplace in recent years. To be precise, the 1860-S half eagle is a daunting rarity in this condition, in fact, a rarity in the No Motto series in general. Only six others graded by NGC meet the stiff qualifications for an AU58 specimen, with a single Mint State coin recorded as of December 2007 when this sale is being prepared. The coin extends a firm strike in the centers all the way out to the margins on both sides, with just as sharp detail on the eagle as that seen on Liberty. Abrasions are few; where they are found at all, they are widely dispersed. Best of all, none spoil the overall look of this uncommonly attractive half eagle. Pop 7; 1 finer in 61. (PCGS # 8287) .
Estimated Value $9,000 - 9,500.

Realized $9,200

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