NEW - $5.00 - 1818 PCGS MS61

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NEW - $5.00 - 1818 PCGS MS61

23,500.00

Date…….1818
Grade…….PCGS MS61
PCGS Price Guide..….…..26000
Population (PCGS).…..…..10/17
Population (NGC).…….…..3/17
Serial Number…….8119.61/09269848
PCGS Lookup Number…….8119

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RARE PCGS MS61 1818 HALF EAGLE

BD-1, R-5. Late die state with a massive bisecting crack across the obverse.

There are no less than three distinct varieties known for this date. BD-1 has normal dies, BD-2 is the STATESOF reverse and BD-3 shows the blunder 5D/50 on the reverse. Of the three, the Normal Dies variety (BD-1) is a “sleeper” and it is nearly as rare as the more popular and higher priced BD-3.

This example is totally fresh to the market and it shows lovely rich natural orange-gold color on both sides. This is an unusual character. The strike is sharp, which is rather remarkable when one considers the state of the obverse die. The obverse shows some old wispy lines which limit the grade while the reverse is choice save for some light marks in the fields.

The last PCGS MS61 1818 normal dies half eagle to sell at auction brought $25,850 as Heritage 2017 FUN: 5872; this piece was CAC approved but it had a pretty nasty obverse mark above Liberty’s head. An NGC MS61 brought $19,200 as Heritage 3/18: 3148. Only five MS61s have sold in total since 1996.

If you have wanted an example of the coveted Capped Head Left half eagle but would prefer not to own the “common” 1813, this impressive 1818 might be the exact coin you’ve wanted.

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