Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 5

Lot 1291

1800 $5 Capped Bust. Sharpness of EF-40 but cleaned and repaired. The surfaces have been cleaned, with the resulting hairlines and a satiny, artificial look. Well struck and always in demand, these early Half Eagles have long been popular with numismatists for their rendition of Liberty and the reverse Great Seal of the United States.
Probably repaired on the rim above Liberty's cap, and a small mark has been filed of from the rim above the second T in STATES. The repair work, if done at all, is most notable on the reeding on the edge of the coin. Under the primitive conditions that were prevalent when this coin was struck, it is difficult to tell if the weak reeding is mint caused, or was done at some time afterwards. One that should be inspected by prospective bidders as the surfaces and design elements are sharp, making this a good coin for the type collector.

Realized $1,840

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