ON HOLD - $5.00 - 1833 Large Date PCGS MS63 CAC, Rattler Holder

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ON HOLD - $5.00 - 1833 Large Date PCGS MS63 CAC, Rattler Holder

115,000.00

Date       1833 Large Date
Grade       PCGS MS63 CAC
PCGS Price Guide       115000
Population (PCGS)       1/2
Population (NGC)        3/0
Population (CAC)         2/0
Serial Number       8157.63/7271157
PCGS Lookup Number       8157

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Condition Census. BD-1, High R-5.

Wide Large Date; variety not designated by PCGS.

There are three die varieties known for this issue with two distinct types: the Small Date and the Large Date. Both were extensively melted and are rare with the Large Date being slightly more available. It is estimated that three dozen or so are known with most in the AU55 to MS61 range. There are possibly as many as five or six in the MS62 to MS63 range, and another three or so in MS64 with the finest being the PCGS MS64+ Pogue coin which I sold to a Midwestern collector earlier in the year.
 
This remarkable coin is housed in an old green label holder, and in my strong opinion it grades at least a full MS64 if not MS64+. It is very frosty with completely natural surfaces which show pleasing rich golden color. A few tiny ticks in the fields can be seen with light magnification but the appearance of this coin is fantastic.
           
I sold this coin to an Eastern collector well over a decade ago and as far as I know it has never appeared at auction. I struggled with the idea of regrading it at PCGS where I felt it would easily upgrade, but I love the current appearance in the small, old holder.
           
No MS63 1833 Large Date half eagle has ever appeared at auction. A nice PCGS MS64 realized $115,000 back in April 2006 (as Heritage 4/06: 2635) while the aforementioned Pogue IV: 4045 brought $129,250.
           
This coin is important both as a type example and for collectors who have taken on the challenge of assembling a set of Fat Head half eagles.

For the variety, CAC has approved two 1833 Large Date half eagles in MS63 with none finer. They have also approved one MS63 and one MS64 1833 Small Date.