1869-S $5.00 PCGS EF40 CAC

Despite a comparably high original mintage of 31,000, the 1869-S is a scarce issue in all grades. It fits squarely in the category of "formerly-unpopular-but-suddenly in-favor" as with many P+S issues from the 1850's, 1860's and 1870's. This example is attractive and solid for the grade with nice orange-gold color atop reasonably clean and choice surfaces; the reverse is a full 45 on its own. The last PCGS EF40 example of this issue to sell at auction was Heritage 4/06: 2774 which sold for $2,070. This is pone of just two examples of this date with CAC approval in this grade with just one finer.

From the RYK "Dirty Gold" collection