14 December 2000
$5, 1847 AU-50 (PCGS). This is the single highest mintage issue among all No Motto half eagles, said mintage being 915,981 coins. Sharply struck with pale yellow gold surfaces, hints of reflective fields. An important opportunity. Minute doubling is visible atop the digit 7.
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This is the single finest example among seven from the S.S. Central America treasure graded by PCGS.
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