Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 5

Lot 1317

Excellent 1834 $5 Capped Head. NGC graded AU-58. One of the few with motto reverse coins to have survived 1834, as most were melted once the standard was finally changed in June of 1834. For years, the Philadelphia Mint had been coining half eagles that were worth more than $5 in gold value. As such, most were melted and very few survived for todays collectors. Here is a lovely coin that boasts coppery toning on both sides over mint luster in the fields. Sharply impressed and well worth a strong bid for the color and surface quality. Seldom available at all, and almost never better.


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