1798 $5 Capped Bust Small 8, 13 Star Reverse AU55 NGC
1798 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. Heraldic Eagle Small 8, 13-Star Reverse, AU55 NGC
A better variety of the 1798 Half Eagle, this eye appealing coin makes a strong visual impression. The definition is reasonably sharp on both sides. For the obverse, most of Liberty's hair curls are bold, and the scribe lines used by the engraver for placing the date are extraordinarily deep and touch the base of the digit 8. Equally bold definition is noted throughout the reverse, with much of the eagle's plumage crisp and visually attractive. Classic orange-gold and rose-russet shades adorn both sides, with remnant luster evident. The surfaces are nicer than usually seen on early half eagles.
Offered at $24,500