1920-S 5C MS (PCGS# 3946)

2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando #1166

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    5255
  • Grade:
    MS65
  • Price:
    $13,800.00
Lot Description
1920-S 5C MS65 NGC. The 1920-S is a well-known strike rarity in the series. Striking definition generally varies from "weak" to "adequate." It is rarely located with the detailing seen on this piece. The strike on the bison's head is almost complete, as is the tail. Strong detailing is also seen on the Indian's braid on the obverse. The surfaces have bright, satiny mint luster that greatly enlivens the patina. The centers are pale lilac and rose with deeper iridescence around the margins. We see no abrasions that are worthy of mention on this lovely example. Similar examples have traded in the $14,000 to $17,000 range over the past two years. From The Teton Ranch Collection.
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