SOLD – $5.00 – 1847-C PCGS VF25 CAC

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SOLD – $5.00 – 1847-C PCGS VF25 CAC


Serial Number 8233.25/33435686

PCGS Lookup Number 8233

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This well-travelled but evenly-worn Charlotte half eagle was likely either stored in a leather pouch or an old wood coin cabinet. It has acquired exceptional deep multi-colored toning on both the obverse and the reverse which makes it the very epitome of a “coin with character.”

Gold coins with this sort of coloration are rare and not often available for sale. This seems especially true with Charlotte half eagles and I can’t recall more than a handful of individual pieces with this degree and intensity of “crust.”

No PCGS VF25 1847-C half eagles have sold at auction. DLRC 2/15: 10297, a PCGS VF30 with nice color and in an old holder, sold for $2,100 but it was not nearly as attractive as this example.

A wonderful coin for the collector who appreciates Dirty Old Gold.

CAC has approved two in this grade with 27 finer.