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Lot 2868

1861-S $5 Liberty. NGC graded AU-58. Well struck and quite pleasing with lovely golden-orange toning, though featuring normal surface abrasions. A greatly underrated rarity from our westernmost mint, one of the few survivors of the date. David Akers noted: "Most known specimens (there aren't really very many) are only Fine or VF." He further wrote that the 1861-S is "Grossly underrated and underpriced for its rarity." These comments still ring true today; the finest examples of the date certified by PCGS are only graded AU-58, with none finer. Only 18,000 struck. Pop 8; none finer (PCGS # 8291) .
Estimated Value $10,000 - 11,000.

Realized $12,075

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