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    1854-C Half Eagle, AU53
    Overlooked Charlotte Five

    1854-C $5 Weak C AU53 PCGS. Variety 2. Weak C Mintmark. Doug Winter estimates the surviving population of 1854-C half eagles at 140 to 170 coins -- not many for this underrated branch mint issue, which ranks seventh among the 24 Charlotte fives in overall rarity. A dappling of golden-gray toning adds eye appeal to this About Uncirculated piece. The star centers and central hair detail is above-average, with only slight weakness at the eagle's neck and head. Marks include light field chatter but no heavy abrasions. Population: 10 in 53, 26 finer (9/17). (NGC ID# 25UJ, Variety PCGS# 98257, Base PCGS# 8257)

    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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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    2nd-4th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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