*NEW* NGC I rarely buy coins of this grade, but this wonderful Classic $2.5 exhibits a very full and sharp strike with a basically clean portrait contrasting flashy, semi-prooflike fields. A great looking type coin for the price. Needs to be seen in hand.
An old school GEM, meaning this coin is strictly original, with wonderful deep gold and rose patina on fresh, lustrous surfaces. Some light copper spotting as made. Super clean surfaces, very high end of the grade.
*ON HOLD* The photos do NOT do this coin justice, so please read. A stunning type coin with beautiful golden-rose iridecent patina on glowing, fully struck and fully lustrous surfaces. Awarded a "Plus" designation by PCGS and full deserving of that designation. So many are not. A tiny fraction of a point better and this coin would run around $15,000.