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Lot 7390


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Type Coin
Title Lot 7390
Date 1879
Side obverse
Grade 61
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 77830
Denomination $2 1/2
Description 1879 $2 1/2 MS61 Prooflike NGC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Mintages of Philadelphia gold coins tended to rise during the late 1870s, when Federal paper money could finally be converted at par to gold coin. The 1879 is nonetheless scarcer than its 1878 predecessor. A well struck example, this coin shows reflective apricot-gold luster that is slightly muted across the open fields. Census: 4 in 61, 4 finer (8/14). 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 @ $20.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $1292.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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