Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 48

Lot 1250

1803/2 $5 Capped Bust. NGC graded MS-65. In NGC holder 1719633-027. Condition Census. A gorgeous well struck gem that glistens with semi-reflective surfaces throughout. We note some faint adjustment marks on the bonnet as made. Nonetheless, easily one of the finest known. An impressive coin that will undoubtedly be well contested.

High on the list of collector favorites are the overdate Half Eagles struck in 1802 and 1803. A curiosity is that neither year seems to be available without overdate. There were apparently no perfect-dated dies made or used.

Die notes: Star near and points to upper beak tip, and is free of ribbon. On the obverse, 3 just free of Liberty's bust, missing right foot of T of LIBERTY. Early die state b (lightly clashed) but no cracks having yet developed. "The terminal state for this reverse should indicate a short production run for this variety," explains Dannreuther, "but this variety is fairly available, over 150 examples still exist. Only 33,506 pieces struck. Pop 1; 1 finer in 66 (PCGS # 8084) .
Estimated Value $100,000 - 110,000.


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