Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 5

Lot 1305

1812 $5 Capped Draped Bust. Sharpness of VF-20 repaired and reingraved in the dentils. This coin has the appearance of a typical early half eagle, with hairlines in the fields from cleaning and a few minor circulation marks. However, examination with a glass notes that the dentils have been reingraved on the reverse rim at the bottom, near the top also and a bit on the obverse. Perhaps there were some rim marks that were filed away, or maybe this coin was mounted in the past. What we have now is a coin with moderate repair work affecting the rims, while the central devices and lettering are generally untouched. Strong curls on Liberty, and the eagle retains most of his unworn feathers. The die crack is visible from the right wing of the eagle to the rim near the first A of AMERICA.

Realized $1,035

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