||1901/0-S $5 FS-301 MS65 NGC. CAC. With a bold and interesting overdate, this variety plainly exhibits the remnants of an underlying 0 beneath the second 1 in the date. Discovered in the early 1970s, the overdate is not nearly as plentiful as its normal date counterpart, and Gem-quality pieces are rarely seen. Garrett and Guth, however, note: "The demand for overdate nickel and silver coinage of the 20th century far outweighs that for U.S. gold coins. If more people collected half eagles by date and mintmark, this would probably be a very hot issue." This representative displays radiant green-gold mint frost over nearly unabraded surfaces. Sharp design elements complete the visual appeal. Census: 23 in 65, 4 finer (8/14). Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $3818.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.