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    Flashy 1856-O Half Eagle AU58

    1856-O $5 AU58 PCGS. The 1856-O is tied with the 1892-O for lowest mintage honors among New Orleans Mint Half Eagles with just 10,000 coins produced each year, and is estimated to be the fifth rarest O-mint Five in high grades after the 1847-O, 1842-O, 1855-O, and 1857-O. High on the list of surviving examples is this flashy yellow-gold representative. The surfaces are mildly prooflike with excellent sharpness over the highpoints. Although rather numerous, abrasions are well dispersed over both sides. Population: 3 in 58, 1 finer (5/05).(#8269) (Registry values: P7)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25UY, PCGS# 8269)

    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
    June, 2005
    2nd-3rd Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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