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Lot 1282

1859-C $5 Liberty. NGC graded MS-60. 31,847 struck. Lustrous golden surfaces exhibit light golden iridescence in most areas. A few stray hairlines are present in the fields. The reverse strike is typically soft in most places for this date, and high-end specimens are usually graded by the overall quality of the obverse. From a mintage for the date which seems low by today's criteria, most of the specimens offered today are Very Fine or, at sometimes, Extremely Fine. The present coin will no doubt attract wide attention. Instinctively, specialists will find it an ideal addition to any date and mintmark set. (Note: The reverse of virtually every known 1859-C half eagle is softly struck. Many of the known impressions from the die also show evidence of die rust. This same reverse die was used in Charlotte in the following year, 1860, with the same comments regarding the reverse die being appropriate for half eagles of that date as well.) Pop 3; 8 in 6+1; 1 in 62; 1 in 63. In a new NGC 4 pronged holder (PCGS # 8281) .
Estimated Value $8,000 - 85,000.

Realized $7,475

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