1841 $5.00 NGC AU58 CAC

ANS Museum Pedigree. This early date No Motto half eagle is not really a rare date but it is seen far less often than any other Philadelphia half eagle from this decade except for the 1842. The 1841 half eagle is unquestionably scarce in the higher AU grades and it is very hard to find with original color and surfaces. This beautiful piece has dark, even green-gold color with some underlying reddish-orange shadings that are made more intense by the remaining luster. There is a considerable amount of dirt in the protected areas, especially on the reverse. This is the nicest circulated 1841 half eagle that I can recall having seen. It is the only AU58 example of this date accorded approval by CAC with just one better piece having been stickered.

Ex Stack's 1/11/07: 2048, ANS Collection duplicates