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1839-D $5 AU58 PCGS #8193

Grainy texture subdues luster on obverse; reverse has satin luster and cartwheel effect. Color of green gold with orange gold “halos” around stars. Small die cracks by stars 5 and 7 and between O and F. These cracks are accompanied by excess cast gold on the rim above stars.

1839-D $5 AU58 PCGS #8193

Grainy texture subdues luster on obverse; reverse has satin luster and cartwheel effect. Color of green gold with orange gold “halos” around stars. Small die cracks by stars 5 and 7 and between O and F. These cracks are accompanied by excess cast gold on the rim above stars.

1840-D $5 Tall D AU53 PCGS #8198

CAC (2/1) in OBH w/ caramel-gold and olive-green color. Tall D variety.

1840-D $5 Tall D AU53 PCGS #8198

CAC (2/1) in OBH w/ caramel-gold and olive-green color. Tall D variety.

1840-O $5 MS62 PCGS #8200

Eliasberg-Bass pedigree. Narrow Mill variety in OBH. Small mintage of 40,120 pieces--extremely rare in all Mint State grades. Highly lustrous with rich orange-gold coloration and unusually strong striking details with none of the usual central striking reverse weakness. Per DW: "The edge is a partial collar striking or “railroad rim” error. Close examination through the edge of the PCGS encasement with a loupe shows that the obverse portion of the rim is plain, while the reverse shows milling. This error occurred when the collar only partially covered the planchet, and therefore partially reeded the edge--so as far as I know, this coin is absolutely unique". See DW Blog: https://raregoldcoins.com/blog/2020/5/7/an-interesting-1840-o-half-eagle

1840-O $5 MS62 PCGS #8200

Eliasberg-Bass pedigree. Narrow Mill variety in OBH. Small mintage of 40,120 pieces--extremely rare in all Mint State grades. Highly lustrous with rich orange-gold coloration and unusually strong striking details with none of the usual central striking reverse weakness. Per DW: "The edge is a partial collar striking or “railroad rim” error. Close examination through the edge of the PCGS encasement with a loupe shows that the obverse portion of the rim is plain, while the reverse shows milling. This error occurred when the collar only partially covered the planchet, and therefore partially reeded the edge--so as far as I know, this coin is absolutely unique". See DW Blog: https://raregoldcoins.com/blog/2020/5/7/an-interesting-1840-o-half-eagle

1841-D $5 Small D MS63 PCGS #8204

CAC (2/0) Per DW: An exceptional coin with the richest natural orange-gold color imaginable. The strike is sharp with good overall definition at the centers, and the luster is excellent with both sides showing a thick mint frost only on unmessed-with gold coins of this era. The eye appeal is excellent. From an estimated 250-300 known, but rare in Unc, PCGS has graded three MS63 with three finer (two in MS64 and one in MS65). The finest, the Duke’s Creek/James Stack coin which is graded MS65+ by NGC and MS65 by PCGS, brought $88,000 in October 1994. The second finest is the Heritage 1/2002: 4735 coin, graded MS65 by NGC and later MS64 by PCGS , which brought $59,800. The third finest is the Green Pond PCGS MS64. This coin may be the nicest due to it's great color and it isn’t stretching to state that this is likely the nicest 1841-D half eagle, regardless of grade.

1842-O $5 XF45 PCGS #8212

This coin has been upgraded to NGC-55, to cross someday or replace w/ CAC coin. Very original w/ deep green-gold color and strike better than average. A hint of luster in recessed areas and eye appeal far above average. Only 5 coins higher at both NGC & PCGS. CAC's very scarce w/ 2x55, 1x58 and 1x63.

1842-O $5 XF45 PCGS #8212

This coin has been upgraded to NGC-55, to cross someday or replace w/ CAC coin. Very original w/ deep green-gold color and strike better than average. A hint of luster in recessed areas and eye appeal far above average. Only 5 coins higher at both NGC & PCGS. CAC's very scarce w/ 2x55, 1x58 and 1x63.

1843-O $5 Large Letters MS62 PCGS #8216

CAC (1/4) w/ only 2 higher at PCGS (but several at NGC). Per DW: Even deep green-gold color w/ a few scattered ticks in the obverse fields but all are shallow and there are so few of these that I could see this coin in an MS63 holder some day. The strike shows a touch of weakness at the right reverse border which is primarily due to die erosion.

1844-D $5 MS62 PCGS #8221

CAC (1/1) w/ fantastic strike for Dahlonega Half Eagle. Frosty with some graininess. Green-gold accented with fiery patches of yellow-orange.

1844-O $5 AU58 PCGS #8222

CAC (13/15); “Damage” on the reverse are actually raised rust spots which add character (plagiarized from DW).

1845-D $5 MS61 PCGS #8224

Well struck with exception of obverse denticles between 1:00 and 3:00. Wheat gold with underlying green gold surfaces and frosty luster.

1845-O $5 MS62 PCGS #8225

CAC (2/1); Bass Pedigree. Lustrous deep yellow gold with honey highlights. Bold design elements w/ choice surfaces for the grade. Repunched date, visible with 1 and 8. NOTE: Haziness by the mint mark is on holder, not the coin.

1845-O $5 MS62 PCGS #8225

CAC (2/1); Bass Pedigree. Lustrous deep yellow gold with honey highlights. Bold design elements w/ choice surfaces for the grade. Repunched date, visible with 1 and 8. NOTE: Haziness by the mint mark is on holder, not the coin.

1846-D/D $5 AU55 PCGS #8229

Blue Moon pegigree; Orig, deep green-gold color, stronger around devices on periphery. Very attractive and natural w/ massive strike. Unbelievably no CAC.

1846-D/D $5 AU55 PCGS #8229

Blue Moon pegigree; Orig, deep green-gold color, stronger around devices on periphery. Very attractive and natural w/ massive strike. Unbelievably no CAC.

1846-O $5 AU58 PCGS #8230

CAC w/ very clean surfaces; possibly net graded from MS because of long ago dip and gash above Eagle's head on rev.

1847-D $5 AU58 PCGS #8234

CAC (3/2) w/ 100% natural, rich green-gold with some orange overtones, never brightened or enhanced.

1849-D $5 AU58 PCGS #8242

CAC (4x58 w/ 1 higher in 63). Superb eye appeal and PQ for the grade.

1851-D $5 AU55 PCGS #8248

CAC (7/2); As w/ most 51-Ds, strike weak in centers, but neck feathers and the shield surprisingly strong. Luster is frosty and plentiful. Green-gold with overlay of reddish tones in protected areas.

1851-O $5 AU58 PCGS #8249

Pleasant and mostly original.

1852-D $5 MS62 PCGS #8252

CAC; Exceptional strike and luster, both very uncharacteristic for the date. Almost prooflike with pleasing orange-gold color.

1852-D $5 MS62 PCGS #8252

CAC; Exceptional strike and luster, both very uncharacteristic for the date. Almost prooflike with pleasing orange-gold color.

1854-O $5 AU58 PCGS #8259

CAC; Crusty original w/ dirt in the denticles and lettering. Green-gold color w/ reddish highlights and soft, satiny luster but weak strike at the centers.

1855-D $5 Medium D AU58 PCGS #98263

Medium D. Frosty luster; caramel with rose-gold highlights. Reverse die rotated slightly clockwise. Die polish lines in the lower reverse fields.

1856-D $5 MS62 PCGS #8268

Bass Pedigree. Rare variety. Solid for grade and much better struck than usual. Two light copper streaks in the planchet, as made.

1856-O $5 MS61 PCGS #8269

OBH w/ Bass pedigree

1856-O $5 MS61 PCGS #8269

OBH w/ Bass pedigree

1857-D $5 MS62 PCGS #8273

CAC (1/0) and rare in Unc with 7-9 known. A natural dusky gold color and one small area of reddish color at Liberty’s eye, the surfaces are immaculate and with just a bit more to the luster, this coin could have graded at least a point higher.

1857-O $5 AU58 PCGS #8274

Bright yellow-gold color w/ excellent detail and uncommonly mark-free surfaces. Very little actual wear but just enough rub in fields to justify the grade. Scarce in all grades with an estimated 90-110 known, and rare in higher AU grades, with only 3 in MS grades. Long ago dip precludes CAC (which is also rare--1 in MS and 8 others AU55 or lower).

1859-D $5 Medium D AU58+ PCGS #8282

CAC (2 w/ +/1); Looks 62/63 but barely visible rub on high spots of obverse. Light yellow gold w/ splashes of orange-gold. Surfaces clean and choice; likely saw limited–if any–actual time in commerce.

1860-D $5 Large D AU58 PCGS #98286

CAC (2/0) Large D variety, rare at this level especially w/ CAC. Bright yellow-gold surfaces w/ a majority of frosty mint luster.

1862 $5 AU53 PCGS #8292

CAC (1/2 in 55 with only 1 other CAC in XF-40); Very clean and unmarked surfaces for the grade.

1881-CC $5 AU58 PCGS #8356

CAC (5/3) with only 5 higher. By far the rarest Carson City Half Eagle after 1878 and, in fact, it is fully in the same rarity class as the dates from 1871 to 1877. Very original w/ only cabinet friction--could very well grade MS.

1890-CC $5 MS62 PCGS #8376

CAC w/ pedigree to Fairmont Collection.

1892-O $5 MS62 PCGS #8381

CAC (1/1); Plate coin #2 at Coinfacts; Less than 100 exist in all grades. Rarest $5 WM after 1877. Very scarce in MS62 w/ only two coins finer. "Flashy” w/ outstanding frosty luster. Pale greenish-gold hue, w/ undertones of yellow-gold.

1893-O $5 MS63+ PCGS #8385

CAC (1/1) w/ pedigree to Fairmont Collection. Only surpassed by 1x64 and 1x64+

1893-S $5 MS64+ PCGS #8386

CAC (2 higher) and + graded in OBH

1894-O $5 MS62 PCGS #8388

CAC (4/0) w/ pedigree to Fairmont Collection. Only surpassed by 2x63