1808/7 $5.00 PCGS MS63 CAC

One of around three dozen examples known of this die variety; earlier die state than the Bass Foundation plate coin but with a noticeable obverse crack from the rim through the right side of the first 8 and up through the portrait to the top of the obverse near 1:00. The surfaces are fresh and choice with just a few minor scuffs. This is an issue that is nearly always found with very choppy surfaces and this piece is very clean for the issue. The 1808/7 is the rarest date in the Bust Left half eagle series in higher grades. It is scarce in MS60 to MS62 but extremely rare in MS63 and virtually unknown above this.