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Lot 4428

1856-D $5 Liberty. PCGS graded MS-64. Encased in PCGS holder 50150971. Lovely rich golden toning. Only 19,786 pieces struck. In 1839, the design of the half eagle was changed from the Classic Head to Christian Gobrecht's long-lasting Liberty Head design. By 1856, the Dahlonega, Georgia Mint, which went into business in 1838, had acquired extensive knowledge and experience striking gold coins from locally mined materials as well as from gold rush bullion shipped back East. Yet it never ceases to amaze us when a vibrant, frosty specimen such as this comes along. For the coin is, without question, one of the finest known 1856-D fives ever offered. It's luster compares favorably with the luster found on any early 20th century BU half eagle. It's sheen sublime; and beautiful toning will make you cry for joy, or, if gushing tears aren't in your nature, then you will surely stop and pause to stare in appreciation of such a marvel. Sharply struck around the peripheries, there is the normal slight weakness evident on Liberty's hair curls and at the eagle's neck. These pretty much dominate the way Dahlonega struck gold half eagles look from the 1850s. The frosted surface is extraordinarily vibrant. What's more, the luster is free from any distractions, detractions, disturbance. Instead, the fields prove once again that when it comes to careful acquisition talents, our consignor picked a winner! Now it is your turn to do the same. Pop 3; none finer at PCGS (PCGS # 8268) .
Estimated Value $40,000 - 45,000.
Ohringer Family Trust Holdings.

Realized $44,850

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