Cert #8670 30131717

Coin Number 143

Here is one of if not the finest of the original mintage of 16,767 pieces. Perhaps 250 exist today. This one has a fantastic pedigree, coming from the Clapp, Eliasberg, Bass and Simpson Collections. The surfaces are sweet and lustrous, with more signs of die polish than handling. The central device is frosty and the strike is sharp. Long regarded as the finest and wonderfully wholesome and intact, but a recent appearance of an MS-65 reported in the NGC Census may now hold that prize.

Ex Simpson/Bass/Eliasberg/Clapp