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    1846 Large Date Half Eagle, MS63
    Needle-Sharp Strike, Sunburst-Gold Color

    1846 $5 Large Date MS63 NGC. CAC. The Large Date variety is identified by wide spacing between the 1 and the 8. The 6 also features a strongly curved back compared to the Small Date 6, which appears straighter. This variant is more available than its Small Date counterpart, but it proves exceedingly rare in Uncirculated condition.

    This Select example, the plate coin in Garrett and Guth's Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins, displays immensely appealing sunburst-gold coloration and vibrant luster with a hint of reflectivity in the fields. Virtually complete design definition is evident on the stars, the eagle's wing feathers, talons, and olive leaves. Die cracks run from stars 6 through 9, as well as from the E in STATES down through the shield to the claws and arrows. Die clashing occurs below the beak and under the left (facing) wing. Abrasions are minimal. An attractive, well-preserved, and conditionally rare five dollar gold piece. Housed in a prior generation holder. Census: 10 in 63, 6 finer (2/15).
    Ex: Edward Milas Collection (Stack's, 5/1995), lot 462.
    From The New Orleans Collection.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 25TF, PCGS# 8226)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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

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