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Rare Nickel 1851 San Francisco Standard Mint $5 California. San Francisco. 1851 Standard Mint $5. Ka

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:10.00 USD Estimated At:0.00 - 29,500.00 USD
Rare Nickel 1851 San Francisco Standard Mint $5 California. San Francisco. 1851 Standard Mint $5. Ka
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20,000.00USDto c******2+ (4,000.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 Mar 21 @ 15:39UTC-6 : CST/MDT
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Rare Nickel 1851 San Francisco Standard Mint $5 California. San Francisco. 1851 Standard Mint $5. Kagin-1. Rarity-7. Nickel Alloy. Plain Edge. Medal Turn. MS-64 NGC. Obv: Federal-style head of Liberty left, incused LIBERTY on tiara, 13 stars around, 1851 below, tiny WJT on truncation. Rev: laurel wreath, 5 / DOLLARS / SAN FRANCISCO / STANDARD MINT / 22 CARRAT / FINE within, 5 repunched. The frosty nickel-gray surfaces are aglow with expansive luster and a wealth of richly varied golden toning highlights. The devices, from dies thought to be by William Joseph Taylor (1802-1885), are sharp and fully presented, and the overall mattelike appearance goes largely undisturbed by unsightly naked-eye marks or blemishes.
We sold a VF-20 example of this rarity in our March, 2017 sale, lot 1680, which was well-received by our bidders. Believed issued in Birmingham, England in 1851 by the creator, W.J. Taylor, who was also responsible in the 1820s for certain restrike 1783-dated Washington pieces that are avidly collected today by American numismatists.
Choice for the grade and this is by far the finest known of the six or so examples known. It was offered as Ford XX:3267, where it realized $23,000. This is for the collector who wants the finest of one of the rarest pioneer gold patterns.