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Sale 1223 — U.S. Postal History and U.S. Gold Coins

Sale Date — Fri, 5 Jun, 2020

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Category — $5 Liberty Half Eagles — Lots 9065 to 9078

Liberty Half Eagle, $5, 1841 - C, 8203, Obverse
Lot 9065 Obverse
Liberty Half Eagle, $5, 1841 - C, 8203, Reverse
Lot 9065 Reverse
Lot 9065
Type: Liberty Half Eagle
Denomination: $5.00
Year-Mint: 1841 - C
PCGS #: 8203
Grade: AU 55 Service: NGC
Identification #: 4252824004
CDN CPG® Value: $6,560
Estimate: $4,000
Minimum Bid: $3,000
Condition Notes  
Beautiful honey-gold semi-reflective luster with traces of crimson, sharp detail with minimal wear, but a few marks mostly confined to fields, a couple of short contact marks on bridge of Liberty's nose
Commentary  
21,467 Half Eagles were minted at Charlotte in 1841. Most are in the grade range of Extremely Fine to About Uncirculated (MS pieces are rare). PCGS reports 10 AU55 and 18 higher. NGC reports 18 AU55 and 19 higher.
Liberty Half Eagle, $5, 1850 - D, 8245, Obverse
Lot 9066 Obverse
Liberty Half Eagle, $5, 1850 - D, 8245, Reverse
Lot 9066 Reverse
Lot 9066
Type: Liberty Half Eagle
Denomination: $5.00
Year-Mint: 1850 - D
PCGS #: 8245
Grade: AU 50 Service: PCGS
Identification #: 81444648
CDN CPG® Value: $4,000
Estimate: $2,300
Minimum Bid: $1,800
Condition Notes  
Orange-gold with crimson in angled light, sharp strike but mintmark is slightly weak, moderate wear, a few deeper marks on Liberty and in obverse field
Commentary  
43,984 Half Eagles were minted at the Dahlonega branch mint in 1850. It is scarce in all grades, and difficult to obtain in About Uncirculated or Mint State grades. PCGS reports 27 AU50 and 36 higher. NGC reports 11 AU55 and 71 higher.
Liberty Half Eagle, $5, 1861 - , 8288, Obverse
Lot 9067 Obverse
Liberty Half Eagle, $5, 1861 - , 8288, Reverse
Lot 9067 Reverse
Lot 9067
Type: Liberty Half Eagle
Denomination: $5.00
Year-Mint: 1861 -
PCGS #: 8288
Grade: MS 62 Service: PCGS
Identification #: 90118151
CDN CPG® Value: $2,500
Estimate: $1,600
Minimum Bid: $1,200
Condition Notes  
Fantastic deep orange-gold luster with semi-reflective surfaces, sharply detailed strike, a couple of light marks on Liberty's face and a small discolored spot on obverse, but the eye appeal of this coin exceeds its grade.
Commentary  
688,150 Half Eagles were minted at Philadelphia in the first year of the Civil War.
Liberty Half Eagle, $5, 1861 - , 8288, Obverse
Lot 9068 Obverse
Liberty Half Eagle, $5, 1861 - , 8288, Reverse
Lot 9068 Reverse
Lot 9068
Type: Liberty Half Eagle
Denomination: $5.00
Year-Mint: 1861 -
PCGS #: 8288
Grade: AU 55 Service: NGC
Identification #: 4331564004
CDN CPG® Value: $897
Estimate: $550
Minimum Bid: $450
Condition Notes  
Light rose-gold and detailed strike with moderate wear and scattered marks
Commentary  
688,150 Half Eagles were minted at Philadelphia in the first year of the Civil War. PCGS reports 76 MS62 and 105 higher. NGC reports 73 MS62 and 55 higher.
Liberty Half Eagle, $5, 1879 - , 8348, Obverse
Lot 9069 Obverse
Liberty Half Eagle, $5, 1879 - , 8348, Reverse
Lot 9069 Reverse
Lot 9069
Type: Liberty Half Eagle
Denomination: $5.00
Year-Mint: 1879 -
PCGS #: 8348
Grade: MS 61 Service: PCGS
Identification #: 36021738
CDN CPG® Value: $613
Estimate: $400
Minimum Bid: $350
Condition Notes  
Bright yellow gold with some original luster, moderate traces of abrasion but no serious marks
Commentary  
301,920 Half Eagles were minted at Philadelphia in 1879.
Liberty Half Eagle, $5, 1880 - S, 8353, Obverse
Lot 9070 Obverse
Liberty Half Eagle, $5, 1880 - S, 8353, Reverse
Lot 9070 Reverse
Lot 9070
Type: Liberty Half Eagle
Denomination: $5.00
Year-Mint: 1880 - S
PCGS #: 8353
Grade: MS 61 Service: NGC
Identification #: 4356730001
CDN CPG® Value: $574
Estimate: $400
Minimum Bid: $350
Condition Notes  
Gorgeous honey-gold luster with semi-reflective surfaces, sharp strike, faint scattered abrasion marks but really great eye appeal
Commentary  
1,348,900 Half Eagles were minted at San Francisco in 1880.
Liberty Half Eagle, $5, 1881 - , 8354, Obverse
Lot 9071 Obverse
Liberty Half Eagle, $5, 1881 - , 8354, Reverse
Lot 9071 Reverse
Lot 9071
Type: Liberty Half Eagle
Denomination: $5.00
Year-Mint: 1881 -
PCGS #: 8354
Grade: MS 61 Service: PCGS
Identification #: 7087271
CDN CPG® Value: $574
Estimate: $400
Minimum Bid: $350
Condition Notes  
Deep orange-gold luster and frosty surfaces, negligible friction marks, in Generation 1.2 PCGS holder
Commentary  
Millions minted and thousands available, even in Mint State, but still a desirable Liberty Half Eagle.
Liberty Half Eagle, $5, 1886 - S, 8370, Obverse
Lot 9072 Obverse
Liberty Half Eagle, $5, 1886 - S, 8370, Reverse
Lot 9072 Reverse
Lot 9072
Type: Liberty Half Eagle
Denomination: $5.00
Year-Mint: 1886 - S
PCGS #: 8370
Grade: MS 61 Service: PCGS
Identification #: 4375195
CDN CPG® Value: $574
Estimate: $400
Minimum Bid: $350
Condition Notes  
Deep matte gold surfaces and detailed strike, unobtrusive friction marks in fields and on Liberty's cheek, Generation 3.1 PCGS holder
Commentary  
Millions minted and thousands available, even in Mint State, but still a desirable Liberty Half Eagle.
Liberty Half Eagle, $5, 1895 - , 8390, Obverse
Lot 9073 Obverse
Liberty Half Eagle, $5, 1895 - , 8390, Reverse
Lot 9073 Reverse
Lot 9073
Type: Liberty Half Eagle
Denomination: $5.00
Year-Mint: 1895 -
PCGS #: 8390
Grade: MS 61 Service: PCGS
Identification #: 3372566
CDN CPG® Value: $574
Estimate: $400
Minimum Bid: $350
Condition Notes  
Orange-gold and semi-reflective surfaces, strong strike
Commentary  
1,345,855 minted at Philadelphia in 1895.
Liberty Half Eagle, $5, 1897 - , 8394, Obverse
Lot 9074 Obverse
Liberty Half Eagle, $5, 1897 - , 8394, Reverse
Lot 9074 Reverse
Lot 9074
Type: Liberty Half Eagle
Denomination: $5.00
Year-Mint: 1897 -
PCGS #: 8394
Grade: MS 61 Service: PCGS
Identification #: 4386056
CDN CPG® Value: $574
Estimate: $400
Minimum Bid: $350
Condition Notes  
Beautiful honey and rose gold surfaces and detailed strike, unobtrusive friction marks in fields, Generation 3.1 PCGS holder
Commentary  
867,800 minted at Philadelphia in 1897.
Liberty Half Eagle, $5, 1901 - S, 8404, Obverse
Lot 9075 Obverse
Liberty Half Eagle, $5, 1901 - S, 8404, Reverse
Lot 9075 Reverse
Lot 9075
Type: Liberty Half Eagle
Denomination: $5.00
Year-Mint: 1901 - S
PCGS #: 8404
Grade: MS 61 Service: NGC
Identification #: 2644454030
CDN CPG® Value: $574
Estimate: $400
Minimum Bid: $350
Condition Notes  
Yellow and rose gold surfaces and detailed strike, minor friction marks in fields and a few on Liberty's cheek
Commentary  
Millions minted and thousands available, even in Mint State, but still a desirable Liberty Half Eagle.
Liberty Half Eagle, $5, 1903 - S, 8408, Obverse
Lot 9076 Obverse
Liberty Half Eagle, $5, 1903 - S, 8408, Reverse
Lot 9076 Reverse
Lot 9076
Type: Liberty Half Eagle
Denomination: $5.00
Year-Mint: 1903 - S
PCGS #: 8408
Grade: MS 61 Service: PCGS
Identification #: 4275883
CDN CPG® Value: $572
Estimate: $400
Minimum Bid: $350
Condition Notes  
Orange-gold with some original luster, detailed strike, contact marks at base of bust and behind hair, Generation 3.1 PCGS holder
Commentary  
1,855,000 minted at San Francisco in 1903.
Liberty Half Eagle, $5, 1906 - D, 8414, Obverse
Lot 9077 Obverse
Liberty Half Eagle, $5, 1906 - D, 8414, Reverse
Lot 9077 Reverse
Lot 9077
Type: Liberty Half Eagle
Denomination: $5.00
Year-Mint: 1906 - D
PCGS #: 8414
Grade: MS 61 Service: NGC
Identification #: 4925828009
CDN CPG® Value: $572
Estimate: $400
Minimum Bid: $350
Condition Notes  
Orange-gold with some original luster, detailed strike, faint abrasion traces in fields
Commentary  
Relatively low 320,000 Half Eagle mintage at Denver in 1906.
Liberty Half Eagle, $5, 1906 - D, 8414, Obverse
Lot 9078 Obverse
Liberty Half Eagle, $5, 1906 - D, 8414, Reverse
Lot 9078 Reverse
Lot 9078
Type: Liberty Half Eagle
Denomination: $5.00
Year-Mint: 1906 - D
PCGS #: 8414
Grade: MS 61 Service: NGC
Identification #: 4925828008
CDN CPG® Value: $572
Estimate: $400
Minimum Bid: $350
Condition Notes  
Orange-gold with some original luster, detailed strike, contact marks in fields and tiny ones on bust
Commentary  
Relatively low 320,000 Half Eagle mintage at Denver in 1906.
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