Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 5

Lot 1316

1831 $5 Capped Head. Large 5D. PCGS graded AU-58. Choice for the grade, this coin has scarcely any wear visible, even with a glass. We note that the price difference between a couple of grade points higher makes a very significant spread in the price on these early half eagles. Hence, this piece offers a great value for the collector. Widely scattered handling marks, and with pleasing surfaces for the grade. Struck near the tail end of these large size and slightly too valuable gold coins, most of which were melted soon after coining, and only a few are available despite the original mintages.
A later die state with the obverse die crack from the rim to the fifth star to forelock and a reverse crack from the rim above OF, through F AMERIC to the rim above the final A.

Realized $18,400

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