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    Second Finest Known 1810 Small Date, Small 5 Half Eagle

    1810 Small Date, Small 5 AU 55 PCGS. This is one of the major rarities in the entire half eagle series. Some thirty-five years ago only two pieces were known. Since then only six pieces have been certified by the major services. We are uncertain of the provenance of this important coin, but know for certain that it is neither the Miles nor KS 4/67 coin. It is certainly one of the premier rarities in the consignment from the Diocese of Buffalo, and further confirmation of the discriminating eye for rarity that the original (anonymous) collector had when assembling this set of gold coins.
    The fields are bright and prooflike, and the striking details show a remarkable clarity of definition with strong hair curls and feathers on the eagle. The surfaces are remarkably free from post-striking impairments with the only reliable flaw for tracking the coin's pedigree being a rim bump on the obverse at 8 o'clock. A high Condition Census example of this important gold coin. (NGC ID# 42HK, PCGS# 8105)

    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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    Auction Dates
    June, 1997
    5th-6th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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