1848-D $5.00 NGC AU55

The unheralded 1848-D is actually one of the scarcer half eagles from this mint and it is extremely hard to find with both original color and a sharp strike. This piece is really well struck with full definition at the centers and borders. Both the obverse and the reverse have nice natural green-gold color with splashes of russet in the reverse fields. There are a few small marks in the obverse fields and on the cheek of Liberty but this is among the better examples of this date that I have offered for sale in the last few years. Whenever I put together a nice set of EF-AU Dahlonega half eagles for a collector, the 1848-D is amongst the last coins that I am able to locate.