Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 5

Lot 1288

1796/5 $5 Capped Bust. Small eagle. Sharpness of Fine-12 but lightly cleaned and possibly repaired. This rare coin has a pretty nice overall appearance, but a glass reveals some minor problems. The edge has three places which show micro filing, perhaps this coin was mounted at some time in the past in a bezel or other form of jewelry display. The fields and devices show moderate hairlines from cleaning, and the surfaces are not heavily abraded, which is unusual for a coin that may have been mounted. There are a few tick marks in Liberty's hair, and minor signs of careful smoothing on both sides. Nevertheless, this is a rare coin that boasts a tiny mintage, and with few survivors available for collectors in any grade. Most of the wing feathers are present, as are most of Liberty's curls. In sum, this is a lot of coin for what will probably be a moderate price.

Realized $6,613

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