1882-S LIBERTY $5 MS66

GEM SATIN SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
Grading Service: NGC
SKU: 131434
Cert Number: 3319257014
$13,500.00

In 1882, Oscar Wilde arrived in San Francisco during his first visit to the United States. The playwright had been contracted to give a series of 140 lectures throughout the country. In San Francisco these lectures would be given in Platt’s Music Hall. For his lectures in California alone, Wilde received $5,000, roughly equivalent $116,000 when adjusted for inflation. Could this 1882 half eagle, minted in San Francisco, have been part of Wilde’s fee?

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