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Lot 3393

1857 $5 Liberty. PCGS graded MS-64. A very choice specimen exhibiting full mint bloom color and rich frosty mint luster. This handsome Liberty $5 has been off the market since 2005 where it appeared in a Heritage sale (Nov. 2005) described as: "One of the very finest graded of this date, and a beautiful coin in every way. Note the quality of the strike, with full and complete curls on Liberty, and each star boasting strong radial lines. Similar on the reverse, where the eagle's claws are complete and even the thigh feathers display bold definition. The surfaces however, are where this coin really shines…Despite the adequate mintage of 98,180 pieces, these were not saved in quantity at the time of issue, and hence very few Choice coins are known today. We do note a complex scuff below Liberty's eye which extends in a broken line to her nose, and this very shallow event probably kept this coin from a much higher grade. Nevertheless, this is a stunning example for the specialist, and a coin worthy of the finest collection." Pop 3; none finer at PCGS (PCGS # 8271) .
Estimated Value $9,000 - 10,000.

Realized $13,225

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