SOLD- $5.00 – 1845-O PCGS AU58 CAC

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SOLD- $5.00 – 1845-O PCGS AU58 CAC


Serial Number 8225.58/30413881

PCGS Lookup Number 8225

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The 1845-O half eagle is comparable in rarity to the 1846-O and 1851-O. It is rare in properly graded AU55 and very rare in AU58. I am aware of six or seven Uncirculated 1845-O half eagles and three of these are in the same advanced collection.

This is possibly the nicest AU58 example of this date that I have owned and I have handled every single coin assigned this grade by PCGS. This piece is frosty and totally original with lovely medium to deep green-gold color, delicate satiny luster and a good, sharp strike. There are no serious marks and just the slightest amount of rub on the high spots of the obverse.

There have been 14 APR’s for this date in AU58 since 1995 and only one has been in a PCGS holder. An NGC AU58 with CAC approval sold for $6,463 as Heritage 12/13: 3845 and it was clearly inferior to the current example.

Every now and then, I buy a coin that is so nice that I was sorely tempted to keep it for my own collection. This was one of these coins.

CAC has approved six in this grade with three finer.