1852-C $5.00 NGC MS64 CAC

There have been two small hoards of high grade this date: the first was found around 20 years ago; the second just a few years back. This particular coin comes from the second group and it is an amazing quality Charlotte half eagle. I owned all four coins from this second group (two in MS63 and two in MS64) and this is clearly among the best of the four. It is literally "as struck" with incredible thick, frosty luster and splendid rich orange-gold and lemon colors seen on the obverse and reverse. What is most impressive about this coin is its total originality.