1845-O $5.00 NGC AU58 CAC

The 1845-O half eagle is most similar in rarity to the 1846-O. It has an original mintage figure of 41,000 and of the few hundred known, most are in the VF-EF range. It is a scarce date in AU55, a rare one in AU58 and a very rare one in Uncirculated with around six or seven known. This piece is bright and lustrous with some pale reddish toning forming on the obverse border and across the reverse. There is just a small amount of wear seen on the high spots and minor scuffs in the fields. There hasn't been a non-shipwreck example of this date in AU58 sold at auction since May 2008 and it is a good value as an Uncirculated example, if available, would sell for at least double the amount of a slider. CAC has approved four 1845-O half eagles in AU58 with just two finer.