ATHENS SILVER TETRADRACHM – EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH GRADE CLASSICAL PERIOD ISSUE – CHOICE MINT STATE 5-5 NGC GRADED GREEK ATTICA COIN (Inv. 13710)
ATTICA. ATHENS. Ca. 460-440 BC.
Silver Tetradrachm, 17.21 g., 26 mm.
Obv. Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev. Owl standing to right, olive sprig and crescent behind, all within incuse square.
Kroll 8; SNG Copenhagen 31; Dewing 1591-1598.
NGC graded CHOICE MINT STATE Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5, exceptional centering and surface flash throughout. There are less than 50 owls tetradrachms that have graded in the CH MS range (from a total of ca 2400), and the highest of these, a CH MS Star specimen realized $ 36,000 at auction recently.