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Lot 3583

1915-S Panama-Pacific Gold $50 Round. NGC graded MS-64. A magnificent intensely lustrous example with hints of light gold color toning. And an indispensable addition towards completing a full U.S. Commemorative gold set. Only 483 struck. It is difficult, but not to tricky to find a choice example in, say, the 62 or 63 grade. However, fewer MS64s exist nowadays than some might assume.This handsome example is one of the nicest around!

The Pan-Pac $50 round also happens to be one of the most incredible coins ever conceived and offered for sale; it is replete with symbolism, though the symbolic nuances are lost on modern numismatists. Stuck at the time of America's involvement in the European "Great War," the Greek helmet is lifted back on Minerva's head in a ready but not fully combative pose, similar to the helmeted head seen on the famous Corinthian staters of ancient times featuring Pegasus the flying horse. The owl on the reverse signifies watchfulness. This is a resolutely gorgeous MS64 example, then, and one right on the cusp of full MS65quality. We think deserves special mention in the listing. When was the last time you dreamed of owning a solid 2-1/2 ounce $50 Round gold piece of this type. Now is your chance. The surface is impressive which is only to be expected. The luster envelops all areas in its smooth, bright, satiny embrace. This coin has clearly been well preserved since the day it was sold to a fortunate collector back in nineteen-and-fifteen. Extremely desirable in such remarkable condition. Always in great demand Pop 157; 67 finer.
Estimated Value $60,000 - 70,000.

Realized $80,500

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