2/25/21 9:46 PM
Gold: $1,772.82
Silver: $27.36
Platinum: $1,225.61
Palladium: $2,417.74
G/S: 64.79
Pt/G: 0.69
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Lot Title: 1810 Small Date, Large 5 PCGS AU-58 CACCAC
Lot Number: 203
Description: M. Diatom Collection. Bass-Dannreuther 1, R.3 has a small date, large 5 combination as proscribed on the PCGS slab, and additional pickup points include a raised dot off the front of the chin, a thin die crack through the digits of the date, another branching off the top of the extreme right end of the scroll. Unlike a technical grading scheme (viz., the Sheldon grading scale for early copper), the commercial grading scale is non-linear, and astute collectors frequently consider an accurate and true AU-58 coin to be in higher grade (and possibly better preservation) status than MS-60, MS-61 and sometimes even MS-62. There could hardly be a better representation of this fact than that which is offered here today, in an 1810 half-eagle that has all the finer qualities of an MS-63 example, save a faint touch of rub on the curl above the forehead, and on the drapery folds at the bottom of the portrait. The top of the eagle's head concedes a mere touch of friction, as do a couple of the outermost feathers. Amazingly, the fields retain full, original luster and the entire occasion has been buoyantly wrapped up in shimmering crimson-gold patina that looks utterly original (although that is always a presumptuous pronouncement on a 200 year old coin). The delicate, frosty surface admits absolutely zero mentionable abrasions.
PCGS #: 8106
Certification: 60206706
Estimate: $8,750-$9,250
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Hammered Price: $9,250
Price Realized: $10,638

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1810 Small Date, Large 5 PCGS AU-58 CAC
1810 Small Date, Large 5 PCGS AU-58 CAC