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Lot 1733

1915-S. PCGS graded MS-62+ CAC Approved. Well struck and delicately toned with lots of mint luster. A Premium Quality example and a very rare coin in full Mint State. Only 2600 examples are estimated to have survived in all grades. A paltry original mintage of 164,000 pieces should be a readily identifiable indicator that the 1915-S is one of the key issues in the entire Indian Half Eagle series of 1908-1929. The rarity of the '15-S is perhaps no more dramatized than at the Mint State level. Even so-so BU representatives are scarce, and examples higher than MS60 are seldom encountered in today's market.

Easily among the more important 1915-S fives extant, this lovely near-choice specimen would serve as a main attraction in any advanced Indian half eagle collection. Both sides are full with frosty-textured features. The strike is overall sharp, but it does wane a bit at the lowermost feathers in the Native American's headdress (as frequently seen on survivors of the issue). There are not many abrasions, as befits the assigned grade, and none are worthy of singular concern. Bumping up against the choice level, this important coin is close to a Condition Census item of this challenging delivery in the 20th century gold series. The S mintmark is well impressed. Pop 2; 35 finer (PCGS # 8531) .
Estimated Value $6,000 - 7,000.

Realized $7,763

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