1800 $5.00 PCGS AU55 CAC

BD-2, High R-3. Blunt 1 in date. I paid a lot of money for this coin and it is priced at the level of an AU58. But once you take a quick look at its image (and in person it looks even better!) you will note that it is amazingly choice for the grade with the appearance of a full AU58; if not better. It has become really hard to find nice early gold in the last six+ months and coins like this are quietly being put away by serious, long-term collectors. This piece has absolutely superb deep green-gold and reddish color and it is one of the nicest circulated Capped Bust Right half eagles that I have seen in a number of years. As a date, the 1800 doesn't carry much of a premium over issues like the 1802/1 and 1803/2 but is is considerably scarcer and almost never seen with original color and surfaces. But the date of this coin almost doesn't matter as its "look" is so, so pleasing. I predict that within a few years you will almost never see ultra-crusty circulated early gold like this and I urge you to take advantage of the few remaining chances to purchase coins like these when they become available. CAC has approved ten examples of this date in AU55 with 33 finer.