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Lot 1460

1842-C $5 Liberty. Large date. PCGS graded MS-63. Very well struck and absolutely problem free. Nice and frosty with delicate golden toning. A very attractive example and a candidate for finest known. One of the few high-grade Large C mint fives we have offered, this exceptionally pleasing MS63 example has rich golden luster over each side with subtle accents of color. Far from an average specimen of its mint or decade, this has well struck devices with razor-sharp stars, hair, eagle, and other key details. The 1842-C Large Date is sometimes cast in the shadow of its rarer Small Date sibling 1842 Charlotte half eagle. Identifier: a small nick at the bridge of the nose.

Total mintage for the 1842-C Half Eagles of both varieties was 28,184 coins. Of this total, it is generally accepted that a good 80% of these are the Large Date variety, though some think 60% is a more likely percentage.

The numismatist who chooses to concentrate on Charlotte gold will want to bid generously on this coin since few other Mint State examples exist, and only 1 other in MS63. They rarely come to market. Pop 2; none finer (PCGS # 8209) .
Estimated Value $24,000 - 26,000.

Realized $23,000

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