SOLD - $5.00 - 1861 PCGS MS64+ CAC

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SOLD - $5.00 - 1861 PCGS MS64+ CAC

15,000.00

Date   1864
Grade    PCGS AU58 CAC
PCGS Price Guide    15500 (in 64+)
Population (PCGS)    41/9 (5 in 64+)
Population (NGC)    24/11
Population (CAC)    13/4
Serial Number    8288.64+/25607483
PCGS Lookup Number    8288

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BORDERLINE GEM 1861 HALF EAGLE, PCGS/CAC MS64+

Due to its high mintage, the 1861 is the most available No Motto Liberty Head half eagle in higher grades. It becomes very scarce in properly graded MS64 and Gems are, as one would expect, both rare and expensive.

This is probably the single nicest MS64+ 1861 half eagle I have seen and it is kept from a full 65 grade solely due to a few really minor ticks in the upper left obverse field. Both sides show intensely frosty luster and the obverse has a nice light orange-gold hue while the reverse is a deeper orange-gold.

A slightly inferior CAC/PCGS MS64+ 1861 half eagle recently sold for $15,863 as Heritage 1/17: 5913 while another piece brought $14,688 as Legend 9/16: 481.

If available, a CAC approved PCGS MS65 1861 half eagle would bring in excess of $35,000 and it likely wouldn't show much difference when compared to the present example.

CAC has approved 13 in MS64 and MS64+ combined with another four finer.

From the HandH Collection.