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Desirable MS-63+ (PCGS) 1885-S Liberty Head Double Eagle to be Featured in our May 2018 Collectors Choice Online Auction

Our May 2018 Collectors Choice Online Auction features
exciting United States, World, and Ancient coins, as well as paper money.  With a focus on collector quality across every
series, this sale is sure to entice collectors of every interest. Among the
more impressive U.S. coin offerings is a beautiful 1885-S Liberty Head double
eagle certified MS-63+ by PCGS. Its golden-wheat surfaces display dense, satiny
luster across each side. The fields are smooth, complementing the sharp design
elements. It is a gorgeous Choice example with strong eye appeal and technical
quality.    

The 1885-S Liberty Head double eagle is highly
desirable, offering both conditional rarity and overall scarcity. It has a relatively
low mintage of 683,500 examples, compared to the 1,189,000 and 916,000 coins struck
in 1883 and 1884 at the San Francisco Mint. It is the only reasonably
attainable 1885-dated double eagle, as the Philadelphia Mint and Carson City
Mint coins are considerable rarities. Because of this, the 1885-S faces
additional pressure from date collectors seeking a representative of the year, and
there is strong demand for examples in all grades. As with most double eagles
of the era, the 1885-S is heavily plagued by bagmarks even in Uncirculated
grades, and examples are difficult to locate above MS-62. The presently offered
example is among the finest survivors of this desirable mintage, with just 15
MS-63+ pieces certified by PCGS and only 41 finer. A pair of Gem MS-65 examples
represent the very finest graded by PCGS.

View and bid on this MS-63+ (PCGS) 1885-S Liberty Head
double eagle featured in our May 2018 Collectors Choice Online Auction by
visiting www.StacksBowers.com. 
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representative today at 800-458-4646 or email
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