||1872-S $2 1/2 AU58+ NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Mint State examples are rare for this issue, not only as a result of the low 18,000-piece mintage, but also because no notable hoard of survivors has ever surfaced. It is encountered less often, for example, than either the 1869-S or 1871-S dates, and it is on a par with the 1870-S in borderline and full Uncirculated conditions. This example offers the eye appeal of a Mint State coin with only slight signs of brief circulation. The eagle is softly struck, as usual. Bold luster remains beneath the original, medium-gold patina. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $10.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1997.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.