1856-D $5.00 NGC AU58

This coin has the look of an example from the hoard of 1856-D half eagles that is known but I don't think it is from there as it does not have the hairlines that these pieces tend to show. What is does have is luster; lots and lots of luster. In fact, this piece totally deserves to be termed a slider as it looks like an MS61 to the naked eye but there is a small amount of friction in the obverse fields. The 1856-D remains one of the scarcer Dahlonega half eagles from the standpoint of overall rarity and this piece is a great alernatuive to a five-figure Uncirculated example.