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Obverse of 1810 Half Eagle - Large Date, Small 5     Reverse of 1810 Half Eagle - Large Date, Small 5


1810 HALF EAGLE -
LARGE DATE, SMALL 5

PCGS No: 8107

Rarity: 
Extremely Rare

Variety Equivalents:
Breen 6460, Breen 1-B, PCGS 8107

Notes:
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 & Associates

Significant examples:
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.

Extremely Fine.  Ex - Bowers & Ruddy Galleries, May 1976.

Extremely Fine - Bowers & Ruddy Galleries, October 1977.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, July 2002" by The Professional Coin Grading Service