ON HOLD - $5.00 - 1827 PCGS AU58 CAC, ex Bass

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ON HOLD - $5.00 - 1827 PCGS AU58 CAC, ex Bass

55,000.00

Date…….1827
Grade…….PCGS AU58 CAC
PCGS Price Guide.….…...60000
Population (PCGS).…...….3/16
Population (NGC).…..…..…1/11
Population (CAC)..….….....2/7
Serial Number……8136.58/5571941
PCGS Lookup Number…….8136

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LOVELY PCGS/CAC 1827 HALF EAGLE

BD-1, High R-5.

The 1827 is a well-known melt rarity with an estimated three dozen known from an original mintage which is estimated to be 24,913 coins. This issue saw little circulation, and the majority of the survivors are Uncirculated, including a few Gems.

It is difficult to imagine a more aesthetically appealing example for the grade with both the obverse and the reverse showing very deep natural orange-gold colors which flash reddish-gold hues when the coin is tilted towards a light source. There is no real wear seen on either side and this coin has what used to be referred to as “cabinet friction” on the high spots. One very thin scratch in the left obverse field is barely noticeable with the naked eye, and this is an exceptionally attractive coin.

This exact coin is the only PCGS AU58 1827 half eagle to ever sell at auction; see below for its provenance. A PCGS AU58+ with CAC approval brought $54,625 as Heritage 2012 FUN: 4678, and I recently sold that coin for a figure in excess of that amount.

This coin combines rarity, provenance and beauty in one neat package and it is a highlight of the Houston Collection.

CAC has approved two in AU58 (this includes one in AU58+) with seven finer.

Ex Stack’s/ANR 6/2004: 3216 ($28,750), Goldberg 2/2002: 1999 ($19,550), Superior 10/2000: 4595 ($20,700), Bowers and Merena 10/1999: 818, Harry Bass Collection.

FROM THE HOUSTON COLLECTION

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