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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 944

1839 Liberty Head Half Eagle.

CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 944.
 Estimated: $ 500

United States, Gold

Sold For $ 1 100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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1839 Liberty Head Half Eagle. Toned. EF.

From the Dr. Jay M. Galst Collection.

First year of issue for the type. Many changes were happening at the mint at this time. Coinage redesign was the norm rather than the exception. The Classic Head Half Eagle design was replaced this year by the Liberty Head design. A steam press was now in full operation at the mint. As David Akers points out, this first issue liberty head design is sufficiently different from later dates. This coin should be considered its own gold type, making it necessary for a type set. This is a rather clean coin for the grade with minimal marks and abrasions.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 117 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 May 2021. This lot is in Session 4, which begins 20 May 2021 at 2 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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