Menu
Welcome Sign-In | Join Now
Sold for Sign-in or Join (free & quick) includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

Description

One of the Finest 1838-D Half Eagles, An Impressive NGC MS63

1838-D $5 MS63 NGC. Ex: Ashland City. Variety 1-A. McCloskey 1-A, R.3. The 1838-D is one of the most challenging condition rarities in the entire half eagle series from the Dahlonega mint. It is also a distinctive issue in that it is the only Classic five from Dahlonega. Only 6-8 Mint State coins are believed extant today and at the MS63 level this piece is technically finer than the Duke's Creek or Bass coins.
The 1838-D is a curious issue. It is normally found with heavy abrasions but occasionally minimally marked coins are available. This is such a coin and it is extremely attractive. The surfaces display only the smallest signs of contact with other coins. The fields are bright and semi-reflective with shimmering green-gold color and a light bit of even reddish patina on each side. Other than the uncommonly clean surfaces, this coin is also noteworthy for its striking details. Every hair strand, star centril, and feather on the eagle is completely brought up. Look for this incredible coin to bring a record price when it crosses the auction block.
Ex: Chestatee Collection (Heritage, 8/99), lot 7665, where it brought $20,700; Royalty Coins (Jack Copeland); Ashland City Collection (Heritage, 1/03), lot 4727, where it realized an impressive $36,800.(#8178) (Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 25S6, PCGS# 8178)

Service and Handling Description: Coin/Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
January, 2004
28th-31st
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 7
Members Tracking: N/A
Page Views: 574

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
15% of the successful bid (minimum $6) per lot.

Heritage membership

940,743
bidder-members
$883,393,574
sold in the last year

Join Now - It's Free

VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 

Consignments wanted

Consign to the 2015 December 8 - 9 World Coins Signature Auction - Dallas.

Learn about consigning with us

In arriving at the selection of Auctioneer, ANA has considered primarily the reputation, proficiency, and character of the Auctioneer and its ability to provide personnel of corresponding quality.
The American Numismatic Association,
Colorado Springs, CO
View More Testimonials

HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com

Video tutorial

Getting the most out of search

Recent auctions

2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN
2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN
REALIZED $8,332,129
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $6,503,481
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $10,592,191

© 2015 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved