1800 $5.00 PCGS MS62 CAC

BD-5, High Rarity-3. Terminal reverse die state with cracks as shown on the BD plate coin. I've always thought that this issue had a highness "coolness factor" due to the fact that it is the first half eagle produced in the 19th century. As a date, the 1800 is underrated in all grades and it becomes really scarce in MS62 and rare in MS63 and above. This coin is exceptional for the date with light green-gold color atop reflective, slightly PL surfaces; the reverse is a bit more frosty in texture. Both sides show just a few marks consistent with the grade and the strike is sharp except for the absolute center of the obverse; a characteristic seen on all examples of this die variety. As I have written before, MS62 is a great value point for early half eagles as coins in this grade are generally nice but priced considerable lower than those in MS63 holders. This 1800 half eagle would make a great type example for the collector searching for a high quality Capped Bust Right half eagle.