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Lot 2885

1893-S $5 Liberty. PCGS graded MS-66 PQ. CAC Approved. Housed in an Old Green Holder. The finest known. A magnificent choice gem half eagle. Loaded with dazzling cartwheel mint bloom. This coin possesses an astonishing degree of eye appeal. Amazing pizzazz! A nice bold strike. Should be graded MS67. This may be a fairly available date in lower grades, but the 1893-S becomes a major rarity once the Gem level is breached (MS65 and higher). The present lively example displays full striking strength, with crisp detail aplenty throughout. The surfaces are smooth and lustrous. The luster includes oceans of vibrant golden frost drenching each side. Meanwhile, no obvious are present, although a few tiny surface ticks that are within the qualifications for the Gem 66 grade but must be seen under close inspection. Certainly the prettiest Gem of this date that exists, and with a provenance to die for. A Half Eagle destined for the finest of collection. Pop 1; none finer at PCGS (PCGS # 8386) .
Estimated Value $10,000 - 15,000.
Ex: Eliasberg Collection.

Realized $31,050

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