Cert # 5055485-011

Coin Number 96

The original mintage of this date is a mere 5,000 pieces. Today perhaps 35 to 45 exist in all grades. This coin, recently recovered from the S.S. Republic shipwreck, is now the finest known. It is one of just two examples that can claim mint state status. The fields are bathed in shimmering mint luster, while the edges are well frosted and pleasing. Minimal signs of handling are present, and this is a fabulous example of this date and mint. Without any doubt, this is the finest known of this date and mint. The “S” mintmark is placed well to the right above the space between TEN and D.

S.S. Republic