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    1839 $5 Half Eagle AU 55 Hallmark. As the first year in the long-lived series of Coronet half eagles, the 1839 is a popular collector coin. Unfortunately, there was virtually no collector base in this country in 1839, and as a result, very few high grade examples of this issue have survived. The surfaces on this piece have a bright lemon-yellow appearance and significant traces of luster remain. The strike is uncommonly sharp, especially in the centers, with the only notable weakness on several of the peripheral obverse stars. (NGC ID# 25S7, PCGS# 8191)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2001
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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