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Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The 71st Anniversary Sale U. S. Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold) U. S. Capped Bust Right, Small Eagle Half Eagles
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Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
2130 1795 Breen 1-A, Bass-Dannreuther-4 (R-5). 'Y' and Stars 12-13 Joined AB EF $7,500.00
1795 Breen 1-A, Bass-Dannreuther-4 (R-5). 'Y' and Stars 12-13 Joined. About Extremely Fine in strict...
About Extremely Fine in strict terms of circulation. Excellent smooth gold color, evidence of skillful repair at top of Liberty's cap and in the reverse field. Here is an interesting example of the first Half Eagle mintage that would make a fine representative coin for a Type collector who is willing to overlook this coin's shortcomings.
2131 1795 Br.1-B, BD-3 (R-4). Brilliant Uncirculated BU $38,000.00
1795 Br.1-B, BD-3 (R-4). Brilliant Uncirculated, with claims to Choice. Bright yellow gold on the...
- with claims to Choice. Bright yellow gold on the obverse and reverse, with abundant lustre in the fields. The strike is bold on Liberty's finer curls, particularly those near her cap, an area frequently found poorly defined on these. For identification, there is a shallow scratch along the denticles at stars six and seven, and a minute tick on Liberty's upper cheekbone below her temple....  more
2132 1795 Br.2-C, BD-1 (R-5) CH AU $33,000.00
1795 Br.2-C, BD-1 (R-5). Choice About Uncirculated and offering its fair share of visual allure. The...
Choice About Uncirculated and offering its fair share of visual allure. The fields exhibit delicate coppery-orange toning that nicely highlights plenty of underlying reflectivity amidst the design elements. As is the case with all known examples struck from this obverse, there is quite a bit of die rust evident at the lower stars, hair, date, and drapery. A very shallow, well concealed ancient...  more
2133 1795 Br.6-F, BD-10. (R-5). Close Date and 95, 4 Berries CH AU $26,000.00
1795 Br.6-F, BD-10. (R-5). Close Date and 95, 4 Berries. Choice About Uncirculated, on the very cusp...
Choice About Uncirculated, on the very cusp of Mint State. The date shows the '95' virtually touching and the reverse bears a repunched 'D' in UNITED that are diagnostic to this variety. This specimen is distinguished by much satisfying deep-gold lustre that raises it far above the average. Whatever actual circulation may be present is decidedly unobtrusive, but careful examination of...  more
Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The 71st Anniversary Sale U. S. Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold) U. S. Capped Bust Right, Heraldic Eagle Half Eagles
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
2134 1802/1 Br.1-D, BD-47 AU $5,500.00
1802/1 Br.1-D, BD-47. About Uncirculated. A well balanced example that has an acceptable strike and...
About Uncirculated. A well balanced example that has an acceptable strike and greenish-gold toning. The surfaces are slightly reflective on both sides and give this coin a decent look. There are, however some hairlines visible that are due to a past cleaning and some minor rim smoothing has been done on the obverse. Here is a coin that displays a respectable appearance and that would...  more
2135 1803/2 Br.1-C, BD-54. (R-4) F $4,500.00
1803/2 Br.1-C, BD-54. (R-4) Fine. A pleasing example that shows none of the harsh cleaning or mounting...
Fine. A pleasing example that shows none of the harsh cleaning or mounting that are usually encountered on early U.S. gold coins. The surfaces are honey gold with red gold highlights. The coin has seen its share of time in commerce but all of its details are quite vivid. The overdate is also quite vivid and the right feet of all T's in the motto are missing, which is indicative of this...  more
2136 1807 Br.4-C, BD-81 (R-5). Brilliant Uncirculated BU $8,000.00
1807 Br.4-C, BD-81 (R-5). Brilliant Uncirculated, with claims to Choice. Well frosted on Liberty's...
- with claims to Choice. Well frosted on Liberty's head and bust, with the surrounding fields reflective and prooflike. The surfaces are excellent for a coin of this period, with scarcely a mark to be found, even with a strong magnifier. There are faint adjustment marks crossing Liberty's head, the force of the strike obliterated them in the fields, but they do appear on the denticles...  more
2137 1807 Br.4-C, BD-81 (R-5) AU $3,200.00
1807 Br.4-C, BD-81 (R-5). About Uncirculated. Decent lustre for the grade and an excellent strike...
About Uncirculated. Decent lustre for the grade and an excellent strike give this coin a respectable appearance. The reeding is weak is spots due to collar problems but there are a couple of rim nicks that need mentioning. Pale gold toning. Some light adjustment marks at the reverse rim.
Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The 71st Anniversary Sale U. S. Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold) U. S. Capped Bust Left Half Eagles
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
2138 1808 Br.4-B, BD-87 AU $3,100.00
1808 Br.4-B, BD-87. About Uncirculated and close to Choice. Deep greenish-gold toning over frosty...
About Uncirculated and close to Choice. Deep greenish-gold toning over frosty surfaces. The strike is excellent with most of the fine detail plainly visible. A pair of scratches at the left obverse in the field near the stars. Great lustre gives this coin an attractive appearance.
2139 1810 Br.1-A, BD-92. Large Date, Large 5. Choice Brilliant Uncirculated CH BU $21,000.00
1810 Br.1-A, BD-92. Large Date, Large 5. Choice Brilliant Uncirculated despite a very light brushing....
- despite a very light brushing. Frosty surfaces that exude greenish-gold toning. The lustre is a bit subdued but still visible. The strike is bold and adds to the appearance of this lovely coin. A marvelous type coin that is sure to please.
2140 1810 Br.1-A, BD-92. Large Date, Large 5. Choice Brilliant Uncirculated CH BU $10,500.00
1810 Br.1-A, BD-92. Large Date, Large 5. Choice Brilliant Uncirculated, or better but for a couple...
- or better but for a couple of rim tics. Radiant light canary-yellow lustre shows a few very minor surface marks of minimal visual importance. With its exceptional visual appeal, this handsome coin shows this early design at its best.
2141 1810 Br.''3''-D. BD-89. Small Date, Large 5. Brilliant Uncirculated BU $7,500.00
1810 Br.''3''-D. BD-89. Small Date, Large 5. Brilliant Uncirculated with claims to Choice. A fine...
- with claims to Choice. A fine die crack links stars 2 through 6 on this delightfully lustrous obverse, a reverse crack meanders under OF to the bases of AMER. Pleasing yellow-gold covers both sides of this thoroughly satisfying coin, a few widely scattered tics may be found by searching under a glass.
2142 1811 Br.1-B. BD-94. Small 5. Choice Brilliant Uncirculated CH BU $15,000.00
1811 Br.1-B. BD-94. Small 5. Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. Greenish-gold toning over nice mint frost....
Greenish-gold toning over nice mint frost. Possibly dipped at one time years ago but not to its detriment. No major marks are found on this great coin. An excellent strike further enhances this coin making it a suitable coin for a high grade date or type set.
Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The 71st Anniversary Sale U. S. Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold) U. S. Classic Head Half Eagles
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
2143 1834 Plain 4. Brilliant Uncirculated BU $3,500.00
1834 Plain 4. Brilliant Uncirculated. Semi-reflective surfaces have a surplus of mint lustre gives...
Semi-reflective surfaces have a surplus of mint lustre gives this coin an attractive appearance. The strike is strong in most places with just some light weakness in the curl above the ear. A few very minuscule rim tics do not detract much. A very attractive type coin.
2144 1834 Crosslet 4 CH AU $15,000.00
1834 Crosslet 4. Choice About Uncirculated and very close to full Mint State. Semi-reflective surfaces...
Choice About Uncirculated and very close to full Mint State. Semi-reflective surfaces that have a pale green-gold patina. The strike is very good and adds further to this coin's aura. Plenty of mint lustre radiates from the surfaces giving this coin marvelous eye appeal. Some smoothing at the rims is seen, otherwise this coin has just some light field abrasion as a detriment. The Crosslet '4'...  more
2145 1834 Crosslet 4 EF $2,100.00

Extremely Fine. Plenty of lustre over greenish-gold toning. The strike is mediocre over surfaces that lack any meaningful marks. A very rare variety that is about five times as rare as the plain 4 variety.
2146 1836 Brilliant Uncirculated BU $3,800.00
1836 Brilliant Uncirculated. A pleasingly bold strike, smooth lustrous fields and faintly frosted...
A pleasingly bold strike, smooth lustrous fields and faintly frosted reliefs distinguish this handsome example of the first Half Eagle type to see widespread and successful circulation. Close examination reveals some scattered tics on Liberty's face.
2147 1837 EF $800.00

Extremely Fine. This pale lemon yellow example displays satiny lustre clinging to the stars on the obverse and to the legend on the reverse. A pleasing example displaying just light circulation.
2148 1838 Choice Brilliant Uncirculated CH BU $9,500.00
1838 Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. Bright and lustrous throughout, with typical ancient orange-gold...
Bright and lustrous throughout, with typical ancient orange-gold toning so rarely seen on early gold these days. The strike is sharp, particularly on Liberty's rounded curls. A single star above her head band lacks full radial lines, otherwise this coin boasts a near perfect strike. Even the reverse shows full knobby claws on the eagle, and all the feathers are crisp. Examination with...  more
2149 1839'D' VF $2,000.00
1839'D' Very Fine. Pale green-gold toning over surfaces that are respectable for the grade. The strike...
Very Fine. Pale green-gold toning over surfaces that are respectable for the grade. The strike is typically weak in the central area on both sides. There are no major marks to impair the eye appeal of this very scarce date of which only 18,939 pieces were struck.
Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The 71st Anniversary Sale U. S. Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold) U. S. Liberty Head Half Eagles
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
2150 1841'D' VF $1,500.00
1841'D' Very Fine. Just honest wear is found on this wholly appealing example of the small mintmark...
Very Fine. Just honest wear is found on this wholly appealing example of the small mintmark variety. The 'D' is well defined adding charm to this early Dahlonega issue.
2151 1842'D' Small Date, Small Letters. Choice Brilliant Uncirculated CH BU $16,000.00
1842'D' Small Date, Small Letters. Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. This pale yellow-golden specimen...
This pale yellow-golden specimen enjoys razor-sharp definition accompanied by an ample amount of frosty mint lustre. The fields and design elements, furthermore, are far smoother than normally encountered on any date Liberty Head Half Eagle. It goes without saying that Mint State Dahlonega Mint gold coins regardless of their date or denomination are certainly rare. The issue offered here is...  more
2152 1842'O' EF $3,500.00
1842'O' Extremely Fine. This pleasing mustard gold example displays just moderate wear and is free...
Extremely Fine. This pleasing mustard gold example displays just moderate wear and is free of any special problems. Hints of original mint lustre can be found in the protected areas. A pleasing example of this somewhat scarce issue, of which only 16,400 were struck.
2153 1846 Large Letters. Brilliant Uncirculated BU $1,100.00
1846 Large Letters. Brilliant Uncirculated. A sharp strike results in the boldest devices that might...
A sharp strike results in the boldest devices that might be desired. Bright gold lustre is plentiful but shows evidence of a light brushing in the distant past.
2154 1847 Brilliant Uncirculated BU $3,750.00
1847 Brilliant Uncirculated with claims to Choice. A pleasing lustrous gleam enhances the beauty of...
- with claims to Choice. A pleasing lustrous gleam enhances the beauty of a meticulous strike. This exceptional coin is perhaps only a few trivial marks from an uncontested higher grade.
2155 1851'C' AU $2,600.00
1851'C' About Uncirculated. Pale greenish-gold toning over semi-reflective surfaces. The strike is...
About Uncirculated. Pale greenish-gold toning over semi-reflective surfaces. The strike is very good and the planchet is above average for this mint. A very scarce date in this condition that is well worth closer inspection.
2156 1851'C' AU $1,800.00
1851'C' About Uncirculated. Well detailed honey gold surfaces are free of any significant distractions....
About Uncirculated. Well detailed honey gold surfaces are free of any significant distractions. The strike is quite good for the issue, which is often found with weak centers. Touches of protected lustre add to the charm of this example which is rarely encountered above Extremely Fine.
2157 1854'D' BU $14,000.00
1854'D' The variety with a bold mintmark on the reverse, and the 54 in the date nearly touching on...
The variety with a bold mintmark on the reverse, and the 54 in the date nearly touching on the obverse. Brilliant Uncirculated, nearly of Choice quality. Bright orange-golden fields and design elements are awash in an ample measure of icy mint frost. Well struck and exhibiting surface quality that is significantly nicer than the norm. In fact, there is not a single mark or imperfection that...  more
2158 1866 With Motto AU $1,600.00
1866 With Motto. About Uncirculated and offering plenty of frosty mint lustre on either side. A single...
About Uncirculated and offering plenty of frosty mint lustre on either side. A single shallow obverse edge bump can be found at 11:00. Evenly struck and otherwise quite appealing in light of the great rarity of this important issue, of which only 6,700 were struck.
2159 1876'CC' CH EF $8,000.00
1876'CC' Choice Extremely Fine, close to a yet higher grade. A vibrant example whose frosty surfaces...
Choice Extremely Fine, close to a yet higher grade. A vibrant example whose frosty surfaces and wonderfully even strike combine for a splendid overall presentation. Researchers in the field of U.S. Gold coinage have shown that more than half of the surviving population of this date grades below Very Fine, making the present offering an outstandingly high grade example. Just how high-end this...  more
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