Sold by Douglas Winter Numismatics: Very Rare Uncirculated 1862-S Half Eagle

May 13, 2015 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coin Dealers, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Doug Winter (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

This regular DWN blog feature looks at some of the rare and interesting coins which we have sold in recent months. Most of these coins never made it to our website, and instead were quietly sold to collectors who we knew needed specific issues and who we had close personal relationships with.

The 1862-S is the second rarest Civil War era half eagle from the San Francisco mint, trailing only the 1864-S. Of the 9,500 struck only 45-55 are known with most in lower grades. The reasons for this low survival rate include heavy use in commerce, pervasive meltings and a… Full article at the source>

Source: (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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