1852-C $5.00 NGC AU55

The pricing on this date has become very compacted as an AU55 coin is now worth just a 25-35% premium over a decent quality Extremely Fine. This, in my opinion, makes a nice AU55 like this a good value at current levels. This piece shows strong overall detail and nice natural reddish-gold and green colors. There are some scattered marks visible including a few in the left obverse field and a bar-like depression (mint made?) on the left side of the truncation. The 1852-C is one of the most common half eagles from this mint, making it an affordable choice for a type set.