Certified $5 Gold Liberty 1885-S MS61 NGC

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    The Certified $5 Gold Liberty 1885-S MS61 NGC coin is a remarkable specimen from the esteemed Gold Liberty series, struck at the San Francisco Mint in 1885. This coin bears the iconic Liberty Head design on its obverse, featuring a left-facing portrait of Lady Liberty adorned with a coronet inscribed with the word "LIBERTY." The reverse displays a majestic eagle with outstretched wings, clutching an olive branch and arrows, symbolizing peace and strength.

    During the late 19th century, the $5 Gold Liberty coin played a crucial role in American commerce and trade. Minted at various facilities across the United States, including Philadelphia, San Francisco, and New Orleans, these coins were widely used in everyday transactions and were highly regarded by the public.

    The 1885-S $5 Gold Liberty coin was struck at the San Francisco Mint, which was established in 1854 to support the booming gold and silver mining industry in California. Known for its precise craftsmanship and quality control standards, the San Francisco Mint produced a significant portion of the nation's gold coinage during the late 19th century.

    Historical records indicate that the mintage for the 1885-S $5 Gold Liberty coin amounted to XXXX pieces, making it a relatively scarce issue within the series. Surviving examples in Mint State 61 (MS61) condition, such as this one, are coveted by collectors for their historical significance and numismatic value.

    This particular coin has been certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), a renowned third-party grading service known for its strict grading standards and expertise in coin authentication. Graded MS61, this coin exhibits some luster and detail, though it may display minor abrasions and surface imperfections consistent with its age and circulation history.

    NGC encapsulates the coin in a secure holder, providing both protection and authentication. The MS61 grade indicates that the coin is in uncirculated condition but may show slight traces of wear, particularly on the high points of the design.

    Certified coins like the $5 Gold Liberty 1885-S MS61 NGC offer collectors confidence in their authenticity and condition. The encapsulation by NGC ensures that the coin remains in its certified state, safeguarding its value and integrity for future generations.

    When acquiring a Certified $5 Gold Liberty 1885-S MS61 NGC coin, collectors can expect to receive it in a tamper-evident holder with a unique certification number and label. This packaging not only enhances the coin's presentation but also provides essential information about its grade and certification.

    The Certified $5 Gold Liberty 1885-S MS61 NGC coin stands as a tangible piece of American history and a testament to the nation's numismatic legacy. With its classic design, historical significance, and respected certification, it is a prized addition to any numismatic collection.

    Whether as a standalone piece or part of a broader collection, the Certified $5 Gold Liberty 1885-S MS61 NGC coin holds both intrinsic and historical value. Its rarity, timeless design, and certified grade make it a coveted treasure for collectors and enthusiasts alike.

  • Details:
    • Denomination: N/A
    • Year: 1885
    • Diameter: N/A
    • Mint Mark: S
    • Thickness: N/A
    • Grade: N/A

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