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    1862 Five Dollar, AU55
    Elusive in All Grades

    1862 $5 AU55 NGC. Coming from a small mintage of 4,430 pieces, the 1862 half eagle is rare in all grades. Fewer than 100 pieces are believed known, mostly in the VF to lower AU grade range. This Choice AU example is on the top side of the population, and finer pieces are exceedingly scarce. Mint State coins are uncollectible for the majority of enthusiasts. This piece displays sharp design detail with remnants of orange-gold luster in the protected areas of the fields, mostly around the borders. Olive-gold coloration accompanies scattered abrasions, which are characteristic of the issue and grade. Visual appeal will satisfy collectors who appreciate that old-time look. Census: 10 in 55, 11 finer (8/16).
    From The Twelve Oaks Collection, Part II(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 25VP, PCGS# 8292)

    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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    October, 2016
    3rd-5th Monday-Wednesday
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