1834 Classic $5.00 NGC AU55 CAC

McCloskey 3-C, Rarity-5. Plain 4 variety. The 1834 Plain 4 is easily the most available Classic Head half eagle. This makes it an ideal coin for the beginning collector who wants to dabble in "old gold" or the type collector who wants an affordable example of this popular early type. This lustrous example has a few too many marks on the reverse to qualify as a 58 but it is lustrous and well-detailed. Both sides show nice yellow-gold color.

This is the rarest die variety for the date and it is actually even more difficult to find than the 1834 Crosslet 4.