Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 48

Lot 1254

1810 $5 Capped Draped Bust. Small date, large 5. NGC graded MS-64. A nice sharp strike with superb detail throughout. The frosty mint surfaces are honey golden in color, identifiable by a small diagonal mark by the ear. One of the finer surviving examples of this affordable date and variety, this one has soft golden hues over mint bloom. No visible adjustment marks can be seen, which is a major plus. What's more, the strike at the eagle is full: Rarely are the early half eagles of this period found in such a lovely state of preservation, as most circulated. To locate a near gem is quite an accomplishment. This is borne out by the following population numbers: Pop 4; none finer at NGC (PCGS # 8106) .

Die Note: The 5 in the denomination is quite large on this die pairing, and the dentils had to be engraved very low in order to not touch the long loop of this digit. An enticing specimen for the specialist.
Estimated Value $40,000 - 45,000.

Realized $44,850

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