$5.00 - 1810 Large Date, Large 5 PCGS MS63 CAC

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$5.00 - 1810 Large Date, Large 5 PCGS MS63 CAC

26,500.00

Date       1810 Large Date, Large 5
Grade       PCGS MS63 CAC
PCGS Price Guide       24500
Population (PCGS)       65/38
Population (NGC)       33/32
Population (CAC)       11/6
Serial Number       8108.63/84345669
PCGS Lookup Number       8108

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ANOTHER AMAZING 1810 HALF EAGLE

Large Date, Large 5. R-2.

Last month I offered two remarkable 1810 Large Date, Large 5 half eagles (graded PCGS MS63 and PCGS MS64, respectively) which created quite a stir due to their incredible backstory and their amazing appearance. I didn't know at the time that a third coin from the exact same source would come available and when I had the chance to buy it, needless to say I couldn't write the check fast enough.

Three superb quality 1810 half eagles walked into a coin shop earlier this year and from their similar appearance it is highly likely that these were kept together for many generations. They were ultimately sent to NGC for grading (where they were slabbed as MS63, MS63+ and MS64) and sold to a prominent wholesaler who broke them out and had them regraded at PCGS, where they were slabbed as MS63, MS63 and MS64.

This specific coin was the last to be made available as it "lost" its 63+ grade earned at NGC when slabbed by PCGS. I can see why it would have received a "+" designation but, then again, I could see all three being designated as such due to their incredible originality and eye appeal.

This coin is what a totally unmessed-with early American gold coin looks like. Due to the way it was stored, it acquired very deep (and utterly captivating) orange and greenish hues with a circular area of much darker toning at the lower left reverse, likely from contact with a round object such as another coin or a piece of paper. You could be picky and say "but there" are a few marks in the left obverse field but if this coin doesn't make your hear beat a little faster than maybe you need to consider collecting something else.

The last CAC approved PCGS MS63 example of this specific date/variety to sell at auction realized $25,850 and while that coin was really nice, I can assure you it couldn't hold the proverbial candle in comparison to the present piece.

It's being able to offer coins like this that make my job so much fun and I hope the new owner of this marvelous 1810 half eagle appreciates it as much as the two collectors who bought the other pieces from this remarkable trio.

CAC has approved 11 in this grade with 6 finer.