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1880 Liberty Half Eagle

Original Lot at Bowers & Merena

Lot #
1672
Grade
MS66
Sale Price
$28,750.00
AUCTION RECORD

Auction Details

Firm Sale Type Name Date Notes Lot
Bowers & Merena Auction The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale Aug-2010 Fontaine Collection. CAC 1880 Liberty Half Eagle. MS-66 (PCGS). CAC. OGH--First Generation. With a high mintage of 3.1 million pieces and a good rate of survival, the 1880 is a plentiful 1880s Half Eagle in terms of total number of coins known. Gems are surprisingly rare, however, and premium Gems in MS-66 are all but unknown.
    A pop 1/0 condition rarity on the PCGS Population Report, this coin is tied with one other MS-66 at NGC for Condition Census #1. Silky smooth in sheen, the surfaces are devoid of even trivial distractions. Bold-to-sharp in strike, as well, with pretty rose-red patina to a lustrous, softly frosted finish. Probable finest known for the issue, this coin is sure to see spirited bidding at auction.

Coin Details

PCGS # Service Cert # PCGS Pop PCGS Pop Higher PCGS Price GuideSM Value Set Registry
8351 PCGS 02241258 4 0 $13,500.00 View a set that requires this coin
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