Images courtesy of Superior
PCGS MS-63 (illustrated above). Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June
5-7, 2000, Lot 2202 "Weak C" @ $20,700.00 "to the book"
PCGS MS-63. Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer
2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8972,
NGC MS-62 (illustrated below). Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June
5-7, 2000, Lot 2203 "Weak C" @ $11,500.00 "to the book"
NGC MS-62. Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of
Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 224, illustrated,
NGC MS-61 (illustrated
below). Ex - Ira
& Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California
Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 909, sold for $7,762.00; Ira &
Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust
Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1390, illustrated, sold for
$6,325.00, where it was described (in part)
as follows: "The surfaces show extensive luster in the fields, and a
few minor hairlines from handling over the last 146 years. Delightful
copper toning has started to form in the lower reverse lettering while the
obverse is still untoned. Boldly struck and with definition on all but the
small curls over Liberty's ear. As with most seen of the date, the
mintmark is weak, but clearly present above the VE of FIVE on the reverse.
The reverse die had clashed with the obverse when this one was struck,
thus Liberty has the eagle's wing protruding from her mouth into the left
field, with the upper outline of the wing extends from her
throat...Identifiable by a minor tick mark that lies at a 45 degree angle
down on the right horizontal shield stripes, and currently in NGC holder
NGC MS-61. Ex - Ira &
Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection,
Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4022, illustrated, sold for
EF-45. Ex - Bowers and Merena
Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale",
November 20-21, 2000, Lot 442, "Strong C", illustrated, sold for
Superior's sale of February 1973, Lot 427
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.
"Weak C" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial
Coins" by Walter Breen
"The PCGS Population
Report, July 2003" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service