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    1810 BD-4 Half Eagle, MS64+
    Large Date, Large 5 Variant

    1810 $5 Large Date, Large 5, BD-4, R.2, MS64+ PCGS. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/a. The 1810 Large Date Large 5 is the most available of the four varieties of 1810 half eagles and it is also among the most available issues of the Capped Bust Left design, produced from 1807 through 1812. Examples are found occasionally in MS63, but MS64s are scarce and Gems are rare. In fact, PCGS has graded just four pieces MS65 and only one finer (an MS66), which means that these higher grade pieces are infrequently available and they are expensive on the rare occasions when they are offered.

    This example is far above average for the grade with lovely rich natural green-gold color that speaks to its originality. The strike is sharp with the centers almost fully defined; some minor weakness can be seen around the obverse border from 4 to 6 o'clock and from 1 to 3 o'clock around the reverse margin. There are a few diagonal grease marks on the throat and chin of Liberty that are mint-made and do not detract. We also notice a small area of roughness above stars 10 and 11 on the obverse that is mint-made. This piece has really top-notch eye appeal and it is tantalizingly close to the Gem level.

    PCGS has graded just two examples of this issue in MS64+ and the other one is currently for sale by a retail dealer for $55,000; it is approved by CAC. No MS64+ from either service has ever been sold at auction, and there are seven prices realized for MS64s; from January 2017 to mid-2020 that range from $23,400 to $26,400. The last PCGS MS65 to sell at auction brought $85,188 the FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2016), lot 5581.

    This pleasing example would make an excellent type coin for the collector searching for one special, high-grade Capped Bust Left half eagle.
    Ex: The Julian Collection / ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2007), lot 1906, where it sold for $48,875; The McCoy Family Collection.
    From The McCoy Family Collection of Capped Head Half Eagles.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 507598, Base PCGS# 8108)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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    August, 2020
    3rd-9th Monday-Sunday
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