Service: PCGS | Rating: VF 35
The 1800 half eagle is popular because of its low mintage and because of past comments, by such notables as Walter Breen, who commented in 1988 that this issue was “Very rare UNC,” and David Akers, who in 1980 called the 1800 eagle “...an underrated date....” In reality, the 1800 issue is relatively easy to obtain in most circulated grades, thanks to a cluster of coins at the About Uncirculated level. Mint State examples are truly rare and the unusually high number of MS-63 examples reported is likely bloated by resubmissions. All examples show a double-punched seventh star, and many examples show a crack across the tops of the word LIBERTY. The Smithsonian has two of these coins, the best of which is graded MS-61. NGC reports a Specimen-65 1800 eagle, but no clear Proof example has emerged of this date. Top auction honors go to John Jay Pittman’s raw brilliant Uncirculated coin, which sold for $132,000 in 1998.
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