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    1852 Half Eagle, MS64
    Only One Finer at PCGS

    1852 $5 MS64 PCGS. Large quantities of gold flowed from the California gold fields to the U.S. Mint at Philadelphia, and to the branch mints during the early 1850s. In 1852, the Philadelphia Mint coined 573,901 half eagles, the fifth largest mintage of the denomination from 1795 through 1879. Higher mintages occurred in 1834, 1843, 1847, and 1861, all at Philadelphia. Despite the large number of coins produced, few have survived in higher grades. PCGS has certified only 105 Mint State examples, including just 33 that grade higher than MS62. This Choice Mint State piece has frosty light yellow-gold luster, trivial grade-consistent marks, and a sharp strike. Population: 13 in 64 (2 in 64+), 1 finer (10/19).(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 2Y7R, PCGS# 8250)

    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
    December, 2019
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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