1813 $5 MS46 PCGS
Lot 2304
1813 $5 MS64 PCGS
Sold for US$ 52,650 inc. premium
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1813 $5 MS46 PCGS
Lot Details
1813 $5 MS64 PCGS
BD-1, R.2. A boldly lustrous bright yellow-gold specimen with lively olive iridescence and exceptional eye appeal. The strike is sharp throughout and marks of any size are at an absolute minimum. Indeed, it becomes a challenge to locate a mark of any consequence, even under low magnification. Further, the surfaces are fresh and have seemingly escaped the "coin doctors" who periodically tamper with gold coins in an effort to improve their appearance and add grading points to the mix. Star 13 exhibits a tiny scallop on its outermost point, thought to be the calling card of John Reich; this phenomenon is also seen on early Capped Bust half dollars with some frequency. The 1813 half eagle represents an opportunity within the design type, as it is frequently available in Mint State for a price, whereas nearly every other date of the design type, 1813 to 1834, is a great rarity. As for the present beauty, we note that PCGS has certified just three examples of the date at a finer grade than offered here, something worth considering as you plan your bidding strategy. Undeniably choice and certain to tempt early gold specialists and advanced type collectors alike. (PCGS 8116)
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