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Lot 1459

1915-S Panama-Pacific Gold $50 Octagonal. PCGS graded MS-65 PQ. Only 645 pieces minted. A choice example with lovely golden toning. A crisply original coin beaming with a wonderful glow from the fields and devices. Our observation of the luster ends, but pertaining to the devices, this coin was struck with methodical precision throughout. Minerva, a Roman god on the obverse, wears a Corinthian style plumed helmet for this depiction. She is paired with an owl-themed reverse perched on a pine branch surrounded by pine cones. In the eight corners of the octagon the designer, Robert Aitken, set dolphins as counterpoints to the intricately fashioned ring and dot-dot-dash inner borders surrounding the legend PANAMA-PACIFIC EXPOSITION SAN FRANCISCO. In our Ohringer Part II September 2008 Auction Lot #1327 a PCGS MS65 example realized $161,000 after spirited bidding. Pop 17; 1 finer in 66 (PCGS # 7452) .
Estimated Value $110,000 - 125,000.

Realized $126,500

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