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Lot 2315

1859-C $5 Liberty. NGC graded MS-60. In NGC holder 1628678-010. Mostly well struck on a planchet that shows some minor defects on the reverse. From the Ashland City sale description: "Winter 27-M. Die State II. The 1859-C is a peculiar issue. It is very scarce in high grades and the reverse is miserably detailed even on the finest specimens. Apparently the reverse die was improperly annealed which explains the softness of detail, and there is extensive die rust present, something that is inexplicable since the die was shipped to Charlotte in December 1858. As with most of the Half Eagles from this collection, this is a lower Condition Census example. The surfaces are lightly abraded for the grade and the striking details on the obverse are sharp. The only distinctive marks on either side are a shallow scratch between stars 1 and 2 and Liberty's neck and a couple of other shorter scratches between stars 12 and 13. Bright and satiny with light reddish patina over each side." Pop 3; 8 finer; 6 in 61; 1 in 62; 1 in 63. (PCGS # 8281) .
Estimated Value $10,000 - 12,000.
Ex Ashland City.


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