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For freethinkers, the so-called Mercury dime might be the coin of choice.
Other key coins included a classic colonial 1797 Draped Bust Half Dollar PCGS XF45 sold for $41,400; a matte proof gold 1908 $5 Indian PCGS PR67, the finest known specimen tied with only one other, realized $36,225; and a 1916-D Mercury Dime PCGS MS65FB which went for $27,025.
Perhaps the most astonishing price, though, in this session was lot 485, a 1929-S PCGS MS66FB Mercury Dime from the Dr.