1847-O $5.00 PCGS VF35 CAC

The 1847-O is the single rarest half eagle from the New Orleans mint both in terms of overall and high grade rarity. It is a rarer coin than such as issues as the 1842-D Large Date and 1861-D half eagles, despite selling for a considerable discount to both of these. The present example is quite conservatively graded, in my opinion, and looks to be closer to an EF40 or even a bit better. It is among the few 1847-O half eagles that I have seen with original color and surfaces and about the only negative thing I can say about it is the fact that the mintmark is a bit weakly impressed on the right side. Both sides show nice green-gold color and the overall eye appeal is far above-average for the issue. An excellent opportunity to purchase a truly rare coin for less than the price of many far more common issues.

Ex Littlejohn Collection (Lot 605) where it sold for $4,025