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    Gem 1805 Half Eagle--Tied For Finest Known

    1805 MS 65 NGC. Not in Breen, Miller-73, R.6. A second example of this scarce variety. This coin, however, is considerably finer than the MS 62 above, being tied for finest known with one other piece (a coin certified by PCGS). This is an extraordinary piece in every respect, from the striking details to the mint luster. Both sides are blanketed in rich orange-gold mint frost which is virtually blemish-free and tinted on the reverse with small portions of rose patina. The striking details are unusually strong with especially sharp definition on the breast feathers of the eagle above the shield. This is, without a doubt, one of the finest preserved pieces of early gold we have ever had the pleasure of handling. (NGC ID# 25P4, PCGS# 8088)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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

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    January, 1998
    7th-9th Wednesday-Friday
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