||1893-CC $5 MS65 NGC. Variety 2-A. A technically superior Carson City half eagle: a true Gem in every sense of the word, with coppery-rose highlights intermixed with the attractive orange-gold, natural patina. Fortified by the Eric P. Newman provenance, this coin stands out among three others as the finest certified at NGC, and PCGS has yet to grade an example in MS65 or finer (8/14). The margins have prooflike qualities surrounding the stars and legend, while a thin layer of mint frost appears elsewhere over the fields and devices. The strike is essentially full on the star centers, Liberty's curls, and the eagle. Those who require the finest example of this final-year for Carson City half eagles will be hard-pressed to improve on this lustrous, exceptional coin. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $21737.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.