SOLD – $5.00 – 1846-O NGC AU58 CAC

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SOLD – $5.00 – 1846-O NGC AU58 CAC

6,750.00

Serial Number 3420675-003

PCGS Lookup Number 8230

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The 1846-O half eagle is comparable in overall rarity to the 1845-O and 1851-O but it is seen less often in higher grades than those two issues. The 1846-O is rare in properly graded AU58 and it is very rare in Uncirculated with just five or six known.

This fresh-to-the-market example is really choice for the date with lovely natural green-gold color atop choice, frosty surfaces. The strike is sharp and other than a few minor scuffs in the obverse fields, the lack of marks is unusual (to say the least) for this typically abraded issue. I recently sold a PCGS/CAC AU58 example of the 1846-O half eagle and this second coin is very similar in quality and appearance.

No AU58′s have been auctioned since Goldberg 5/11: 1494 brought $5,060; this PCGS coin was not CAC approved or very choice. An extremely pleasing PCGS AU55 with CAC approval realized $7,050 as Heritage 3/14: 10619.

An important coin for the New Orleans gold collector.

CAC has approved three in this grade with two finer.