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Lot 2272

1840-D $5 Liberty. Small D. NGC graded MS-61. In NGC holder 1293449. Loaded with mint frost. Well struck. Light golden surfaces. The design of Liberty was modified slightly in 1840 to the Type it would retain until 1908. However, in this first year two diameters were used. This is the more frequently seen Narrow Rim. Only about a hundred coins are known today in all grades out of the original mintage of 22,896 pieces. A handful of Mint State coins are believed extant with this piece among finest. The surfaces lack the often-seen planchet laminations that are so often encountered. Both obverse and reverse show soft golden frostiness that accounts for the grade, with little in the way of abrasions, no rim marks, and bold relief. The surfaces are vivid-gold in color and the fields show a few light hairlines below the date area. Pop 4; 4 finer; 3 in 62; 1 in 63. (PCGS # 8199) .
Estimated Value $12,000 - 14,000.

Realized $13,800

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