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    Rare, Lightly Circulated 1830 Half Eagle

    1830 $5 XF40 NGC. Large 5D. B. 1, Miller-158, High R.6. Robert Scot's and William Kneass' Capped Head Left design was employed on the Half Eagle in both large and reduced diameter formats from 1813 through 1834. Unfortunately for today's type collectors, these were not good years for circulating gold coins in the United States. The glut of silver that entered the world market from Mexican and Peruvian mines during this time frame increased the value of gold relative to silver. As a result, most coins of this type were melted as their bullion value increased above their face value.
    Light wear is generally evenly distributed over both sides of this Extremely Fine survivor. The color is a deeply set, original, and pleasing green-gold shade, although we also note some suggestions of honey-tan color at certain angles. The surfaces appear a little glossy in texture, but there are no sizeable or individually distracting abrasions. When we offer a Half Eagle of this type at all, it is usually dated 1813. This is only the fifth 1830 Half Eagle to appear in one of our auctions since the early 1990s.(#8152)(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# BFYC, PCGS# 8152)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    July, 2005
    27th-29th Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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