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Choice AU 1838-D Half Eagle
Classic Head Southern Gold

1838-D $5 AU55 NGC. Variety 1-A. As the Southern branch mints were on their way in, the Classic Head gold design was on its way out, soon to be replaced by Christian Gobrecht's Coronet Liberty. Their overlap was brief, and Classic Head gold pieces with their obverse mintmark placement between portrait and date are among the most popular Southern gold issues. This modestly rubbed example exhibits considerable radiance from pale yellow-gold surfaces touched in green. A number of fine abrasions are noted in the fields and on the well struck devices, but aside from a few deeper yet pinpoint marks, there are no flaws warranting specific mention.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 25S6, PCGS# 8178)

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August, 2011
11th-14th
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