1802/1 $5.00 PCGS AU53 CAC

BD-1. High R-4. Centered overdate variety. This is clearly an above-average example for the grade with nice green-gold color which is accentuated by some flashes of medium orange-gold and reddish hues at the obverse border and across much of the reverse. There is some light friction on the obverse but not much in the way of actual wear; the reverse on its own grades a full AU58 and is very choice. This piece is well struck and well made with nice balance and choice surfaces. This issue has always been a favorite with collectors as it has such a bold, clear overdate. A welcome exception to the rule that early gold in this price range is never original and attractive.