I acquired this specimen recently in its original box. Those with individual boxes were sold to bank customers. 1974 is the final year of the Franklin Mint’s US Bank Ingot series and 1974 has the lowest population.
Shipping is high…but comparable to eBay.
NGC hosed the certification label on this beauty. I purchased this so called dollar sight unseen based on the NGC grade MS64 RB. The certified HK-533 so called dollar does have a low population and an original mintage of 250. When I received it , I was disappointed that the owner never had it corrected. How can a mintage of 250 have a serial number of 533?
I must admit that I totally forgot about this auction. I had an online bid, but missed the live auction. M&R catalog value is $6,500. It sold for 360 euro (~$488.05). I was 30 minutes late and missed this bargain. Of all things, I was on a training run…