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Lot 3391

1855 $5 Liberty. PCGS graded MS-64. A splendid satiny mint beauty, well struck with unusually clean surfaces; all delicately toned. Light die clash visible at the chin and lips. This outstanding example ties with a handful of others for finest certified in the reported population. The central devices are much bolder than average, in fact, this puts the Heritage July 2008 specimen, which sold for $14,375, deep into the shadows, since that coin was very weakly struck at centers. This coin is bold. Also, the fields here are just a few marks away from Gem quality.

"As with many other mid-19th century gold issues, the 1855 half eagle is available in circulated condition but highly elusive with no trace of wear," explains the Heritage cataloger, which famous collectors like Harry Bass, were he alive today, would not doubt concur. Pop 4; none finer at PCGS (PCGS # 8261) .
Estimated Value $9,000 - 10,000.


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