1795 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. Small Eagle. BD-6. Rarity-5. Second S/D in STATES. AU-53 (NGC).

1795 Ca

1796/5 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. BD-1. Rarity-4+. AU-50 (NGC).


1797/5带帽半身像半鹰金币 NGC MS 61


1798 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. BD-4. Rarity-4+. Large 8, 13-Star Reverse, Wide Date. AU-58 (NGC)

1798 Ca

1799 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. BD-2. Rarity-5+. Small Reverse Stars. AU-55 (NGC).

1799 Ca

1802/1 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. BD-5. Rarity-7. Centered Overdate. AU-50 (PCGS).


1805 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. BD-2. Rarity-4. Perfect 1, Close Date. Unc Details--Cleaned (NGC)

1805 Ca

1806 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. BD-1. Rarity-4. Pointed 6, Stars 8x5. MS-62 (PCGS). CAC.

1806 Ca

1806 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. BD-5. Rarity-7. Pointed 6, Stars 8x5. MS-60 (NGC). CAC.

1806 Ca

1806 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. BD-6. Rarity-2. Round-Top 6, Stars 7x6. MS-61 (PCGS). CAC.

1806 Ca

1807 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. BD-1. Rarity-4+. Small Reverse Stars. MS-64 (PCGS).

1807 Ca

1810 Capped Bust Left Half Eagle. BD-4. Rarity-2. Large Date, Large 5. MS-62 (PCGS).

1810 Ca

1811 Capped Bust Left Half Eagle. BD-1. Rarity-3+. Tall 5. MS-63 (PCGS).

1811 Ca

1875自由头半鹰金币 PCGS Proof 65


1887 Liberty Head Half Eagle. Proof-58 (NGC). CAC.

1887 Li

1879飘逸长发5美元金币 NGC PF 65


1888 Three-Dollar Gold Piece. MS-66 (PCGS).

1888 Th

1882 Three-Dollar Gold Piece. Proof-65 Cameo (NGC).

1882 Th

1858 Three-Dollar Gold Piece. AU-58 (PCGS). CAC. OGH.

1858 Th

1854 Three-Dollar Gold Piece. MS-65 (PCGS).

1854 Th

1912 Indian Quarter Eagle. Proof-67 (PCGS). CAC.

1912 In

1911-D Indian Quarter Eagle. Strong D. MS-63 (PCGS).


1904 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle. Proof-65+ Cameo (PCGS).

1904 Li

1893 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle. Proof-67+ Ultra Cameo (NGC).

1893 Li

1883 Gold Dollar. MS-68 (PCGS).

1883 Go

1880 Gold Dollar. MS-68 (PCGS). CAC.

1880 Go

1853-O Gold Dollar. Winter-1. MS-66 (PCGS).


1849 Gold Dollar. Open Wreath. Small Head, No L. MS-67 (NGC).

1849 Go

1934-S Peace Silver Dollar. MS-66 (PCGS).


1928 Peace Silver Dollar. MS-66 (PCGS). CAC.

1928 Pe


Lot:1138  1795 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. Small Eagle. BD-3. Rarity-3+. AU-50 (PCGS). CAC--Gold Label. OGH.


拍品分类 世界钱币 品相
拍品估价 USD 45000 成交价 USD 840
拍卖专场 SBP2019年2月巴尔地摩#2-白金之夜 拍卖公司 SBP
开拍日期 2019-03-01 05:00:00 结标日期 2019-03-01 07:00:00 拍卖状态 成交
拍品描述 1795 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. Small Eagle. BD-3. Rarity-3+. AU-50 (PCGS). CAC--Gold Label. OGH.Very close to a Choice AU grade, this beautiful early half eagle is sure to sell for a strong premium. The strike is ideally centered on the planchet, both sides ringed in full, nearly uniform denticulation. The devices are boldly to sharply rendered with all of Libertys hair curls crisply delineated and much of the eagles plumage full. Wisps of reddish-rose iridescence outline many of design elements, and enhance the attractive deep gold patina. There is ample evidence of a semi-prooflike finish. The reflectivity in the fields along with the minimally abraded surfaces and overall sharp definition confirm the CAC--Gold Label designation. Worthy of a close look and the strongest bids, this is an exceptionally attractive representative of the historic first year of issue of the United States half eagle. BD Die State c/b.pAs part of the Act of April 2, 1792, that established the United States Mint and defined the nations monetary system, gold coins in $2-1/2, $5, and $10 denominations were authorized. The law also instituted a requirement that the treasurer, chief coiner, and assayer must post a personal surety bond of $10,000 each before they could produce gold and silver coins. This was an enormous sum of money for the era which could not be met. Consequently, the first coins struck at the newly opened Philadelphia Mint were half cents and large cents. Realizing the difficulties in coming up with the surety bonds, Congress reduced the requirements enough that the production of silver coinage could commence. It would not be until 1795, three years after the authorizing act was passed, that there was enough gold bullion on hand to begin production of gold coins.pThe work of designing and engraving the new denominations fell to Robert Scot after Joseph Wrights term as engraver was cut short when he died in one of the annual yellow fever epidemics that plagued Philadelphia. The obverse of all three gold denominations bear a representation of Liberty facing right flanked by stars and wearing a cloth freedmans cap, with the legend LIBERTY above and the date below. The reverse features a delicate small eagle with spread wings holding a wreath in its beak and clutching a palm frond in its talons. The initial delivery of the nations first gold coins took place on July 31, 1795, when 744 half eagles were transferred to the treasurer by the chief coiner.pAs is often the case, there were some growing pains at the new mint, in particular with extending die life. The Bass-Dannreuther reference has identified eight obverse dies and nine reverse dies used in 12 separate combinations for the 1795 Small Eagle $5 issue. Die reuse in the early days of the Mint was prevalent; a die would be kept in service until failure, often regardless of the date engraved on it. While Mint records indicate that 8,707 half eagles were delivered during calendar year 1795, it is widely believed that many more were actually struck bearing the 1795 date, possibly as many as 12,106 pieces. This common practice made annual mintage figures a poor indicator of the actual number of coins struck for many issues. With this modest beginning, the half eagle entered circulation and soon was popular in commerce, rapidly becoming the workhorse gold denomination in preference over the eagle and half eagle.pThe BD-3 variety offered here is the most available of the known die marriages of the 1795 Small Eagle $5. About 2,000 to 3,000 coins are believed to have been struck using this die pair. That said, the mass meltings of gold coins that occurred in the 1820s and 1830s took their toll on the variety, leaving only 200 or so specimens, primarily at the AU level. Interest in the 1795 Small Eagle $5 as a collectable dates to the beginning of numismatics in America during the 1850s when Philadelphia collector and dealer J. Colvin Randall first described the different die varieties of the issue. Ever since then, the 1795 Small Eagle has remained very popular with early gold connoisseurs and type collectors alike.