14 December 2000
$5, 1856-S AU-58 (PCGS). Low Date, Small S. Sharply struck with frosty yellow gold lustre and deep orange toning in the upper reverse field. A pleasing example. Date lower in the field with top of 1 almost 0.5 mm. from the bust. Small S mintmark. [SSCA 6859].
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A Further Lovely 1856-S Half Eagle
Low Date, Small S
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Tied with three others with only one finer example (the MS-62 in the present sale) from the S.S. Central America treasure certified by PCGS.
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