SOLD – $5.00 – 1850-C PCGS AU58 CAC

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SOLD – $5.00 – 1850-C PCGS AU58 CAC


Serial Number 8244.58/33280889

PCGS Lookup Number 8244

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Variety 3.

The 1850-C half eagle is a common date in this series in grades below AU55. Higher grade pieces are rare and there are not more than a handful known with deep, natural color and choice surfaces. These are in demand among knowledgeable specialists.

This is most likely the single nicest circulated 1850-C half eagle that I have ever offered for sale. Both the obverse and the reverse show deep, attractive reddish-orange and medium green-gold hues with the obverse just a smidgen deeper. The strike is very sharp and the mintmark is fully formed, unlike a number of higher grade 1850-C half eagles which have a weak or very faint C.A few light marks can be seen in the fields but none are detracting and a good amount of soft mint luster clings to both sides. The eye appeal is exceptional.

Only one PCGS AU58 has sold at auction since early 2009 and it sold for a strong $5,775 as Heritage 7/14.

While this lovely coin will likely windup in date set of Charlotte half eagles, it would make a great type coin for the collector seeking a single exceptional half eagle from this mint.

CAC has graded just this one coin in AU58 with none finer.