Great balls of fire! We have to see so many of these before we find ones we really like. This coin was such “love at first sight” we actually triple checked ourselves.
By far, this piece has to be one of the most lustrous Sesqui’s in existence. You can clearly see how ultra clean and sleek the surfaces are. Only two teeny reeding marks are what keeps this GEM from a MS66 designation. Both sides are a silvery white with shades of golden brown by the reverse rims. Washington has very little of the typical softness you will always see. In fact we deem the strike “above average”. The eye appeal is terrific!
PCGS 326, NGC 289, CAC 68. To date, PCGS has graded only 7 coins MS65+ and only 8 in MS66. The last PCGS MS65+ CAC to sell in auction brought $3,819.00 09/2013. Obviously these are not so easy to find! Any picky Commem collector WILL LOVE this GEM.