SOLD – $5.00 – 1851-C NGC EF45 CAC

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SOLD – $5.00 – 1851-C NGC EF45 CAC


Serial Number 3472310-008

PCGS Lookup Number 8247

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Variety 1; “earring” on Liberty’s lobe.

This date sells for just a small premium in EF grades but it is much scarcer than, say, the 1849-C and 1850-C. In AU and higher the 1851-C is actually among the scarcest half eagles from this mint.

This is a choice, original piece with pleasing dark green-gold color. The 1851-C half eagle is very rarely seen with natural color and deserves a strong premium as such. There are some scattered ticks in the fields on both sides but this is a sharply detailed and very cosmetically appealing coin.

There has never been a CAC-approved EF45 example of this date sold at auction and only six EF45′s have been offered since early 2008.

CAC has approved only two in this grade with four finer.