Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 74

June Long Beach Coin Auction

$5 Gold
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Lot 1491
1800 PCGS graded Genuine AU Details. Well struck. The cleaning designation appears too critical. Lightly toned with smooth surfaces and details aplenty from an affirmative strike by the dies. This design appeared in 1798 when the mint switched to a new reverse featuring a large or Heraldic eagle patterned on the Great Seal of the United States. Issues were struck from that year through 1807, with the 1800 being medium scarce but by no means unaffordable. Classic styling for the period. Well preserved by its former owners. And bearing a load of history within its small golden format (PCGS # 8082) .
Estimated Value $5,000 - 5,500.
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Lot 1492
1804 $5 Small 8/Large 8 ANACS graded AU Details Net EF45. . BD-7, Breen-6442. Cleaned. Untoned. Light hairlines but choice surfaces otherwise, free of marks, devoid of rim blemishes, and actually very nice overall. If you were expecting the design left by the dies to be deficient in robustness due to the early period in US history, take heart, since this is an exceptional 1804 Half Eagle in terms of its bold detail and not the usual run-of-the-mill strike on, say, the 1806 or 1807 issues which are notorious. No, it is, indeed, very bold with excellent detail in E PLURIBUS UNUM and scroll, full neck and breast feathers (very uncommon on these), and impressive hair waves and stars on the obverse. The color is attractive, as well, since it has begun to tone naturally after having been cleaned, possibly many years ago. Estimated only 100 to 150 known of BD-7.
Estimated Value $2,400 - 2,500.
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