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Large Date 1842-C Half Eagle, MS62
Uncommonly Well-Preserved

1842-C $5 Large Date MS62 NGC. Variety 1. On this more common obverse for the 1842-C half eagle, the date fills much more of the exergue than it does on the rarer Small Date. Luster swirls softly on the obverse, more strongly on the reverse, with a few shiny spots surrounding Liberty's portrait that imply a frosty character where this texture is not disturbed. Definition is strong on the hair over Liberty's ear and the eagle's leg feathers, not always a guarantee. Mint State examples of this issue are condition rarities, Select and better coins extremely so. For the Large Date variety, Census: 2 in 62, 3 finer (3/13).(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 25SW, PCGS# 8209)

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