1810 HALF EAGLE -
LARGE DATE, SMALL 5
PCGS No: 8107
Breen 6460, Breen 1-B, PCGS 8107
The 1810 Large Date, Small 5 is an extremely rare coin. Breen
cited "fewer than 6 seen, none UNC". The PCGS Population
Report lists only one example of this variety, a single MS-63, but this
was a mis-attributed Large Date, Large 5 that appeared as Lot 1455 in
Early American History Auction, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale of April 22, 2000!
Images courtesy of Hanks
Extremely Fine (illustrated
above). Ex - Paramount's session of Auction '80, Lot 923 - Auctions
by Bowers & Merena's sale of the Harry W. Bass, Jr. collection, Part
II, October 2-4, 1999, Lot 794, "EF-40...the surface brushed in a
manner to simulate mint lustre", sold for $25,300 - The Rogers collection.
Fine. Ex - Bowers & Ruddy Galleries, May 1976.
Extremely Fine -
Bowers & Ruddy Galleries, October 1977.
Sources and/or recommended
Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen
"The PCGS Population
Report, July 2002" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service