||1900 $5 MS65+ NGC. This issue is one of the most plentiful in the Liberty Head half eagle series, even in the finer Mint State grades, and also bears the ever-popular date among type collectors: 1900. These factors combine to make the issue highly desirable in Gem condition, despite its relative availability at that level. This representative exhibits frosty yellow-gold luster with a few original rose-gold tinges in the border regions. NGC has certified 31 numerically finer representatives (8/14). Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1527.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.