Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $24.5
David Akers (1975/88): Although the 1795 Small Eagle has had more auction appearances, this is the most common pre-1800 Half Eagle. However, the 1798 Large 8, 13 Stars is more rare than any of the other dates of this type from 1800-1807 with the sole exception of the underrated 1806 Pointed 6. Uncirculated examples are occasionally available although VF and EF are the typically seen grades.
T. Harrison Garrett Collection - Robert Garrett Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:440 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:722 - Heritage 7/2002:9127 - Eric Streiner (as agent?) - D. Brent Pogue Collection