||1852 $2 1/2 MS63+ NGC. CAC. According to Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth (2008), this issue is relatively common in low grades, but it becomes increasingly scarce in higher states of uncirculated. The current coin is one of only two rated as 63+ by NGC, and 79 are graded finer as of (8/14). The lightly toned, highly lustrous surfaces are minimally marked and definitely seem to possess Premium Quality for the Select Uncirculated level. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1233.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.