Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

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September Pre Long Beach

$5 Capped Draped Bust
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Lot 2140
1810. Large date, large 5. BD-4. NGC graded MS-65. Lovely rich golden toning. Every advanced numismatist has embarked upon assembling a few of the Capped Bust Left half eagle type five dollar gold pieces, which were struck between 1807 and 1812. The series is approachable by date, unlike the earlier or later half eagle series that include expensive stoppers as the 1796, 1797, 1815, 1822, and 1829. Often, a first-time buyer or for that matter, a one-time Type Set buyer will choose a readily available date. The 1810 Large Date, Large 5 as an affordable selection.

This coin has forthright and original mint frost that sets the present Gem far ahead of a more typical Uncirculated Capped Bust Left half eagle. One might expect from the Mint State 65 Gem level almost no marks, and any that exist would be minimal. Here, we see only a few, and these are limited to a few light field grazes. The strike is outstanding, including stars, with only slight softness present on the feathers near the left side of the shield. We note mild adjustment lines on the upper left obverse rim. The type or date collector who has searched carefully to acquire a full-fledged Gem MS65 will want to take advantage of this prime opportunity. Pop 4; 2 finer in 66. (PCGS # 8108) Estimated Value $60,000 - 70,000
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