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1842-C $5 Large Date AU53 PCGS. Variety 1....

2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach #1189

 
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Auction Ended On: Sep 26, 2013
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Location: Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

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1842-C Large Date Half Eagle, AU53
Underappreciated Issue
1842-C $5 Large Date AU53 PCGS. Variety 1. Both the Large Date and Small Date variants of the Charlotte half eagles of 1842 totaled an issue of 27,432 pieces, the Small Date being more elusive overall. As Doug Winter points out, this has the effect of making the Large Date underappreciated, especially in the higher grades. This golden-yellow AU53 example offers plenty of eye appeal via its bold strike and a scattering of small marks consistent with the grade. A shallow planchet lamination near star 1 on the obverse does little to dampen the appeal. Population: 8 in 53, 24 finer (8/13).(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 25SW, PCGS# 8209)

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