14 December 2000
$2½, 1853 AU-50 (PCGS). Light yellow gold with sharp design elements and considerable remaining lustre.
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This is the finest of three examples from the S.S. Central America treasure certified by PCGS.
The Wyeth name references a a dynasty of skilled painters who have collectively set the standard for American realism
The remarkable story of Luca Pacioli’s 600-page tome, published in 1494, described as ‘the most influential work in the history of capitalism’