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NEWP: 1876-P Half Eagle

Wahoo554Wahoo554 Posts: 1,072 ✭✭✭✭✭

Recently picked up this rare bird from our Nation’s first centennial. Mintage of 1432. PCGS survival estimate of 45. The coin has a good deal of remaining luster and I really enjoy the rose/orange color that emerges on both sides when viewed under a light.


  • jomjom Posts: 3,363 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice one!


  • BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,723 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Super nice! Well done Jonathan

  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,064 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice scarce old coin.

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  • kazkaz Posts: 9,013 ✭✭✭✭✭

    rare and great looking! congrats!

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like that coin... Mainly for the date.... Centennial coin... Cheers, RickO

  • CrustyCrusty Posts: 1,042 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Truly a rare bird. I have to imagine this one is better then most that survived. Awesome coin! Congrats

  • RichieURichRichieURich Posts: 8,321 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A great coin! Congrats!

    An authorized PCGS dealer, and a contributor to the Red Book.

  • RYKRYK Posts: 35,712 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great coin!

    "There are no called strikes in coin collecting."--Henry David Thoreau RYK
  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,127 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Where did you find this one?

    Kennedys are my quest...

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,248 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like that one!

  • mark_dakmark_dak Posts: 1,014 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Tough date, great coin. What I was surprised at was the grade range of the few survivors. The few that have survived are pretty well preserved. A decent percentage of MS examples...
    One wonders why... Saving a centennial coin??


  • mark_dakmark_dak Posts: 1,014 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Actually, I just grabbed my Encyclopedia of US Gold Coins by Garrett and Guth. They do suggest the reason for nice examples may very well be related to the nation's centennial.


  • skier07skier07 Posts: 3,537 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Beautiful coin and congrats!

    If the 6 became a 5 that would be really cool.

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,248 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 12, 2022 3:36PM

    Given how few survivors there are, and the very low mintage, for the price, that is a LOT of coin for the money.

    It would look nice with my IHC >:)
    They even have matching stickers :D

  • stevebensteveben Posts: 4,583 ✭✭✭✭✭

    nice coin. as i am sure you know, more than a few of those 1870's philly half eagles are tough.

  • Wahoo554Wahoo554 Posts: 1,072 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for all the kind words everybody. It would be quite tough to attempt any sort of run of the 1860’s through 1870’s Philly $5’s. Still pretty undervalued overall IMO. I liked the 1872 $5 in XF45 that was in the Fairmont Hendricks set, but the price on that one got out of hand in a hurry.

  • ProofmorganProofmorgan Posts: 701 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Excellent pick up! Doesn’t get much better than that.

    Collector of Original Early Gold with beginnings in Proof Morgan collecting.

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