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Lot 2858

1838-D $5 Classic Head. NGC graded AU-53. Light golden toning. 20,583 struck. First year of issue at the Dahlonega, Georgia mint. A small mark near the left corner of the shield; a few slight ticks on the jaw. Smooth surfaces. A still lustrous coin with natural gold color that graces the smooth. Amply struck for the date, indeed, about as fine as this date is ever found with only the stars being blunt as occurs on many D and C mint gold Half Eagles in this period. William Kneass designed the $5 Classic Head pieces struck in 1834-38.

According to the government archives, the entire production of coins was produced from a single die pair, thus just one variety is known. In the far-flung numismatic community it is believed that only a handful of survivors can be characterized as Mint State. The presently offered About Uncirculated handily eclipses many that we see offered in similar grades. Pop 8; 52 finer (PCGS # 8178) .
Estimated Value $8,000 - 9,000.

Realized $9,775

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