Desert Gold Philadelphia Complete
1849 $5

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: HALF EAGLES - CORONET, NO MOTTO
Item Description: $5 1849
Full Grade: NGC MS 60
Owner: Desert Gold

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: Desert Gold $5 Liberty Head, No Motto   Score: 2464
Desert Gold $5 Liberty Head   Score: 2464
Desert Gold $5 Liberty Head, One per date   Score: 2464
Desert Gold 1849 Mint Set   Score: 2464
Desert Gold Philadelphia $5   Score: 2464
Desert Gold Philadelphia Complete   Score: 2464
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide
NGC US Coin Census for Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)

Owner Comments:

Sharply Repunched 49. This is not the earliest die state of this variety but the repunching is easily seen with the naked eye. As they sometimes do, NGC has sort of baffled me by assigning this coin an MS60 grade. It is semi-prooflike and totally free of wear with some moderate ticks seen in the obverse fields. But none of these marks are deep or detracting and, in my opinion, this coin has the look of an MS62. As a date, the 1849 half eagle is quite common in circulated grades but it is rare and undervalued in Uncirculated. You have to go back all the way to the Milas sale in 1995 to find a slabbed MS60 example that has been auctioned; Milas: 475 brought $2,310. A very pleasing example of this underappreciated date and a neat variety to boot.

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