1850-D $5.00 NGC AU55

The 1850-D ranks as one of the five scarcest Dahlonega half eagles in terms of its high grade rarity. It is a really hard sisue to find in the upper AU grades, especially with natural color and good eye appeal. This example is one of the few 1850-D half eagles that I have handled in a number of years that is characterized by deep, natural coloration. The obverse and reverse show pleasing even green-gold hues and there is a good deal of dirt visible in the protected areas of the reverse. As on nearly all known 1850-D half eagles, this piece shows a reasonably faint mintmark but it is not a "Weak D" coin as these have nearly no traces of the D.