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Lot 2844

1803/2 $5 Capped Bust. PCGS graded MS-64 PQ. In a new secure plus holder. Although this coin didn't receive a plus designation it truly is a sensational example. Dripping with mint bloom and beautifully toned. Tremendous eye appeal. All 1803 half eagles are overdates. Two obverse dies were used, and both show prominent remnants of an underdigit 2. The present offering represents a highly original MS64 example of this bold overdate issue with sparkling, lustrous yellow-gold surfaces highlighted by warm orange-gold. The satiny texture adds a great deal to the already prominent visual appeal which, due to the choice condition of the fields and devices, puts this coin in a category above all others of its grade. Overdate details plain to the unaided eye. The coin seems to be devoid of all but a few trivial marks, which are mainly on the reverse such as a faint line beneath the part of the scroll with UNUM on it. Rare as such. One has to assume that a good many are not as carefully struck as this piece, either, with no suggestion or even a whisper of weakness at the high points. The present coin is every bit the grade it purports to be on the holder, and then some. A truly lovely 1803 Half Eagle in all regards and very important as such. Once more: sensational eye appeal! Pop 10; 3 finer, 1 in 65, 2 in 66 (PCGS # 8084) .
Estimated Value $40,000 - 45,000.


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