SOLD – $5.00 – 1842 Large Letters PCGS EF40 CAC

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SOLD – $5.00 – 1842 Large Letters PCGS EF40 CAC

3,000.00

Serial Number 8206.40/21779431

PCGS Lookup Number 8206

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RARE 1842 LARGE LETTERS HALF EAGLE

This is the single scarcest pre-Civil War half eagle from the Philadelphia mint and as few as 50-60 are known in all grades. The Small Letters variety of this year is the next rarest.

This is a sharp and pleasing example with even russet color seen on both the obverse and the reverse.

The only PCGS EF40 to sell at auction in well over a decade brought $2,183 as Heritage 10/08: 2083.

If this were a Charlotte or Dahlonega half eagle in this grade with this degree of rarity, it would fetch a five-figure price.