1916 5C MS (PCGS# 3930)
The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction
Lot Number: 8155
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Especially vibrant mint luster and toned with a blush of rose and yellow-gold pastels that invite the eye to linger. The strike is complete and sharp, and there are no troubling carbon issues aside from a couple of tiny specks from long ago storage. Without question, one of the finest of this date to survive, and with such incredible color and luster, even the superb surfaces pale by comparison.