1916 5C MS (PCGS# 3930)
The November 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 939
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Not a rare issue in an absolute sense, to be sure, but an important find with the combination of strong technical quality and exquisite eye appeal offered here. Smooth, lustrous surfaces are awash in a blend of vivid reddish gold, powder blue, pale lilac and orange gold iridescence. The reverse is a bit more vivid overall than the obverse, but both are a delight to behold.