1921-S 5C MS (PCGS# 3948)

2010 June Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1140

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Lot Description
1921-S 5C MS66 NGC. One long look at this phenomenal 1921-S--it is impossible to look for only a moment--and one knows that this is a keeper if ever there was one, a 1921-S destined for the nicest set imaginable. For an issue normally plagued with various planchet and production deficiencies, this coin is entirely superior in every conceivable criterion to the average example. The marvelous patina is first, mellow pinkish-gold and ice-blue, with olive and rose. The strike is extraordinarily sharp. The luster is top-drawer throughout, and yet the dies appear fairly fresh. An unimprovable coin, in this cataloger's view, and tied for finest at NGC and PCGS. Census: 4 in 66, 0 finer (4/10). From The Brenda John Collection.
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