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    1913 Half Eagle, MS66
    The Sole Finest at PCGS
    Ex: O'Neal, Incredible Quality

    1913 $5 MS66 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The 1913 half eagle is usually glossed over in references and discussions on Indian Head gold. With a mintage of more than 915,000 coins, the date is plentiful in most grades and is only considered scarce in Gem condition. But perhaps that is a mistake. The date may be plentiful, but it is often fully struck and lustrous -- the perfect type coin. It is also underappreciated in the top grade -- not MS65, but MS66. NGC lists only five Premium Gem 1913 half eagles, including possible duplication, with none finer; the Simpson coin offered here is the only Premium Gem at PCGS -- the sole finest (4/20).

    We have previously handled this piece twice, and have never seen another coin of comparable quality. In its previous appearances in our auctions (both in 2011), it carried CAC endorsement. The coin has now been reholdered to bear the Simpson pedigree, but the quality is unchanged. Luster glistens in the fields, and the devices are sharply detailed. The level of preservation would impress most collectors even on a 1908 or any other date that is more plentiful in high grade. But on this 1913 coin, the preservation truly sets this piece in a class by itself. For Registry collector, a finer 1913 half eagle just does not exist. Population: 1 in 66, 0 finer (4/20).
    Ex: The Jim O'Neal Collection of $5 Indians (Heritage, 1/2011), lot 5148; Summer FUN Signature (Heritage, 7/2011), lot 4823.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 28DT, PCGS# 8525)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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

    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    January
    15th Friday
    Auction Dates
    February
    3rd-8th Wednesday-Monday
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    79 Days
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