1840 C $5 PCGS XF 45 Popular Branch Mint Issue

$5,460 New

Service: PCGS | Rating: XF 45

Most of the 1840-C half eagles seen were extensively circulated, with numerous planchet irregularities. This date has a lower survival rate than most of the other issues from the 1839 to 1841 period. An example of the 1840-C half eagle in About Uncirculated must be considered rare. Just a few have been graded at the Mint State level. The finest coin by far is from the collection of John Jay Pittman. The coin is the only choice example known and has been graded by NGC as MS-64. The coin is well struck for the issue and features interesting die breaks on the reverse. The Smithsonian collection contains a Mint State coin, one of the finest examples known of the date. All of the 1840-C half eagles are of the broad-mill variety.

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