1842-C $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle Small Date MS-63 NGC (CAC)
An extremely rare Charlotte minted 1842 Half Eagle with a low mintage of only 27,432 coins and a even lower population of only 1* coin with none higher. "Top Pop - #1"
- Population of only 1* coin with none finer at NGC.
- Contains .2419 oz of Gold.
- NGC encapsulation guarantees the MS-63 condition.
- CAC Approved sticker ensuring that this coin meets the MS-63 standards of an additional grading party.
- High-end example of a Charlotte minted half eagle.
- Obverse: Shows Liberty encircled by 13 stars with the word "Liberty" on her hair band.
- Reverse: Features a heraldic eagle with a shield on its breast, surrounded by "United States of America" and the denomination.
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* Population report per NGC as of 9/23/16.
Christian Gobrecht’s Coronet design, also called the Liberty Head type, made its appearance in the half eagle series in 1839. The obverse displays a female head facing left, her hair tied in a bun secured by a string of beads, wearing a coronet inscribed "LIBERTY", stars surrounding, with the date below. The reverse shows an eagle with a shield on its breast, perched on an olive branch and holding three arrows. The inscription "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA", "FIVE D." surrounds.
Coins were produced mainly at the Philadelphia Mint on a continuous basis during the entire span. Additional pieces were made from time to time at Carson City, Charlotte, Dahlonega, Denver, New Orleans, and San Francisco. In general, Charlotte and Dahlonega pieces are scarce.