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1838-D $5 PCGS AU55

The Only Classic Head Dahlonega Half Eagle!

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Degree of Toning: 1/10
DLRC Inventory #: 2449453
Lot #: 4458

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DLRC Estimate: $33,750.00

Item Description:
A beautifully preserved example of this this popular Dahlonega issue! Plenty of bright luster and the lightest amount of wear on the hair of the obverse and eagle's wings on the reverse. Gorgeous lemon-golden color bathes the surfaces creating great in hand eye appeal. The fields retain a moderate amount of proof-like effect as well! Doug Winter reports that this date almost always comes heavily abraded. Here we have the exception, with really only a single significant bag mark under the left eagle wing. An exciting piece for Southern Mint enthusiasts with a rather scant mintage of 20,583.

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Catalog Details:
PCGS #: 8178 ()
Catalog: U.S. Coins
Category: Gold Coinage
Series: $5 Classic Head Gold
Type: Classic head
Years for Type: 1834-1838
Strike: Business
Denomination: Half eagle
Mint Location: Dahlonega
Designer: William Kneass
Composition: 89.92% gold; 10.08% silver & copper
Weight: 8.36g
Edge Type: Reeded
Mintage: 20,583