Why Does the 1861-C Half Eagle Get No Love?

February 15, 2016 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Doug Winter (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

When I first became interested in Southern branch mint gold coinage, the 1861-C and 1861-D half eagles were both highly regarded issues. The latter was always worth more than the former, but both were sought-after and regarded as key issues within their respective sets.

Fast forward 30 years and the scenario has changed. The 1861-D half eagle is now a revered multiple level of demand issue, sought after by Civil War specialists, Dahlonega collectors, and wealthy individuals who fancy cool coins with great back stories. The 1861-C half eagle has been relegated to also-ran status; appreciated by few collectors outside of… Full article at the source>

Source: (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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