Soft, ample mint luster illuminates the yellow-gold surfaces with an even, satiny sheen. Wispy marks and faint wear on Liberty's forehead curls seemingly define the grade as AU rather than Mint State. This coin would have been nine years old and may have seen brief circulation, when it was part of the cargo aboard the S.S. New York, which sank in 1846. Beautifully conserved by NGC, after more than a century under water, this coin has immense eye appeal.
Ex: S.S. New York.