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

Description

Exceptional MS65 1908 Indian Half Eagle

1908 $5 MS65 PCGS. After 68 years of continuous production, the old Liberty design was retired beginning in 1908. Its replacement was radically different in concept and layout, and came as quite a surprise to collectors at the time (Samuel Chapman being the most vocal opponent of the new coins). The obverse featured a realistic portrait of an American Indian, and the design was sunken beneath the level of the fields--the half eagle and similarly designed quarter eagle being the first incuse designs in U.S. coinage. Undoubtedly, the new design caught the attention of both collectors and non-collectors throughout the country, and as a result quite a few 1908 half eagles were saved as the first of type. This is a splendid example that has fully defined features on each side. The mint luster is smooth and lightly frosted with subtly variegated lilac and rose patina. There are none of the usual surface distractions that this design type is so well known for. Housed in a first-generation holder.
From The Gold Rush Collection.(#8510) (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 28DE, PCGS# 8510)


View all of [The Gold Rush Collection ]

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

Sales Tax information  | PCGS Guarantee of Grade and Authenticity  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
January, 2005
12th-15th Wednesday-Saturday
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 9
Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
Page Views: 220

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

Heritage membership

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

Only 16 days left to consign to the 2016 April 13 - 19 CICF World Coins Signature Auction - Chicago!

Learn about consigning with us

Heritage has been my number ONE choice for both buying and selling…
J.Q.,
Reston, VA
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

2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED SO FAR $7,382,046
2016 January 12 - 13 World Coins - Dallas
2016 January 12 - 13 World Coins - Dallas
REALIZED $1,973,394
2016 January 7 - 11 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Tampa
2016 January 7 - 11 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Tampa
REALIZED $778,415

© 2016 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved