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1872 $5 AU55 PCGS. The 1872 Half Eagle had an original ...

2002 September Long Beach Signature Sale #300

 
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Auction Ended On: Sep 27, 2002
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Location: Long Beach, CA
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Choice AU 1872 Half Eagle
1872 $5 AU55 PCGS. The 1872 Half Eagle had an original mintage of only 1,660 business strikes. Not surprisingly, it is rare in all grades with most of the known examples in the VF-XF grade range. Curiously, only two other pieces have been certified by the major services in AU55, and according to our records none have been sold at public auction in the past ten years. Well struck throughout, the surfaces show an overlay of rich reddish patina that is very attractive and tends to subdue the small abrasions that are scattered over each side. (NGC ID# 25WF, PCGS# 8325)

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