Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 48

Lot 1324

1915-S Panama-Pacific Gold $50 Round. PCGS graded MS-65 PQ. A wonderful example. Well struck. Only 483 pieces minted. As nice an example we have ever seen.

The Pan-Pac $50 round is one of the most incredible coins ever conceived and offered for sale; it is replete with symbolism, though the symbolic connotations are lost on most numismatists. Stuck at the edge of America's involvement in the European "Great War," the Greek helmet is lifted back on Minerva's head in a ready but not fully combative pose, similar to the helmeted head seen on the famous Corinthian staters of ancient times featuring Pegasus the flying horse. The owl on the reverse signifies watchfulness. This is a resolutely gorgeous Gem example, then, and one of the few full MS65s we think deserves a "Premium Quality listing. When was the last time you dreamed of owning a solid Gem $50 Round of this type. Now is your chance. The surface is immaculate, which is only to be expected. The luster envelops all areas with a smooth, bright, satiny embrace. This coin has clearly been well preserved since the day it was sold to a fortunate collector back in nineteen-and-fifteen. Extremely desirable in such Gem condition. Pop 9; none finer at PCGS (PCGS # 7451) .
Estimated Value $110,000 - 120,000.

Realized $172,500

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