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1901-S $5 MS66 PCGS #8404

CAC. The 1901-S offers the twin appeals of the popular S mintmark and its status as probably the most common half eagle in high grades -- a status due as much to the large mintage as to the overall excellent production criteria. This remarkable Premium Gem displays those criteria in abundance, with a nearly full strike (save for a couple of obverse star centers), glorious luster, and attractive red-orange coloration. Abrasions are virtually absent. Population: 46 in 66, 2 finer (9/11).

1914-D $5 MS64+ PCGS #8528

CAC. PCGS Secure. The 1914-D half eagle, with a mintage of 247,000 coins, is a rare issue in higher grades, as the population data reveals. This highly lustrous and frosty example has brilliant honey-gold luster with pristine surfaces. Only two 1914s of any grade have received a Plus designation. Population: 2 in 64+, 14 finer (7/10).

1901 $20 MS66 PCGS #9039

CAC. Purchased as MS65/CAC, upgraded to MS66/CAC, this elegant Gem survivor from this turn-of-the-century issue is sharply struck with vibrantly lustrous wheat-gold and mint-green surfaces and marvelous visual appeal. The portrait is especially clean, with only a handful of minuscule luster grazes away from the focal points. PCGS 4/0 (5/15)

1908 $20 No Motto MS66 PCGS #99142

CAC. Short Rays obverse. Part of a remarkable hoard of No Motto 1908 double eagles that was set aside until late 1999, when the coins were certified by PCGS and successfully marketed. This butter-gold Premium Gem is splendidly preserved and has pleasing eye appeal, as usual for the Wells Fargo pedigree.

1925 $20 MS66+ PCGS #9180

CAC. The surfaces of this high-end Premium Gem are virtually pristine with no distractions visible to the naked eye. The design elements are sharply detailed in most areas, though a little softness is evident on the Capitol and lower stars. The surfaces display vibrant mint luster with outstanding eye appeal. Population: 11 in 66+, 5 finer (5/11)