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    5 oz Silver

    This is a MASSIVE hunk of silver!  You have to see it to believe it.

    October of 2003 marked the fifth anniversary of operation and there were three new sizes of Liberty Dollars introduced as fifth anniversary commemoratives.  The first one was the massive, 5 ounce Liberty Dollar (highest known sale price $550 on 4/15/2011 for the $50 piece and $600 on 4/1/2011 for the $100 piece) with the preamble to the constitution micro-engraved around the rim of the obverse.  This commemorative was limited to a mintage of 5000 pieces, but less than 4000 were distributed before the FBI raid on Wednesday, November 14th, 2007.  The pieces held in inventory at the Evansville National Fullfillment Center were siezed along with the dies at the Sunshine mint in Idaho, so it is unlikely that the 5000 piece limit will ever be reached.

    "ALL MEN AND WOMEN ARE CREATED EQUAL THAT THEY ARE ENDOWED BY THEIR CREATOR WITH CERTAIN INALIENABLE RIGHTS THAT AMONG THESE ARE LIFE LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS  AND WHENEVER ANY FORM OF GOVERNMENT BECOMES DESTRUCTIVE OF THESE ENDS IT IS THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO ALTER OR ABOLISH IT AND TO INSTITUTE A NEW GOVERNMENT."

    On 2/9/2013 ebay seller 'formillions' set a new high price for the $50, 5 ounce piece.  I'm not sure exactly what it was because he sold one of those and one each of the 2 oz. piedforts (serial numbered and 'UNCIRCULATED') in the same ad.  He got $2200 for the three pieces.  That is an average of $733.33 for each piece, which is a new high price for any one of them.  I suspect prices will go much higher before this is all said and done.  Ebay continues to violate the Nov. 30, 2012 Secret Service request not to sell NORFED specie on their site.  I would not be surprised to see a class action discrimination lawsuit initiated against ebay by the many sellers of NORFED specie whose listings were removed on that date.  Those sellers were threatened with losing their accounts if they tried to re-list NORFED items, yet ebay allows other sellers to list and sell them.

    The US dime is shown for size comparison.

    Both five ounce pieces use the same obverse die

     

    Close-up of micro engraving

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