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.
Specialist Joy McCall answers key questions for collectors of the glassmaker’s exquisite pieces. Illustrated with lots offered in the Lalique sale on 15 May
Offered in May, a 1916 canvas that was included in every major survey of Malevich’s Suprematist works during his lifetime, and which revolutionised modern art