Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 5

Lot 1296

1807 $5 Capped Bust. Sharpness of AU-55 but minor rim filing is noted. This coin has frosty luster and is well struck on both sides. The upper and right side of the obverse rim appears to have been lightly filed, probably to remove some minor rim ticks. Curiously on the reverse, the rim shows adjustment marks from the Mint. Apparently, everyone wanted a little piece of this coin. The obverse filing is very minor, and is scarcely noticeable with a glass, and isn't apparent to someone viewing the coin.
A rare and desirable variety, with perhaps 25 or so known in all. As more and more people specialize in this important early series, we expect rarities such as this to command more of a premium over more common varieties. An impressive coin despite its very minor problem, and one that a variety specialist will long enjoy after purchase.

Realized $3,335

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