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Gorgeous Mint State 1800 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle in Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By James McCartneyNumismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers ……
Around the offices here at Stack’s Bowers, we’re looking forward to our June Baltimore sale, anticipating another exciting event. Among the rarities already consigned to that auction is a wonderful 1800 Capped Bust Right half eagle certified MS-62 by PCGS from the Beasley Collection. The vibrant golden-yellow toning on this example deepens to rich honey-gold at the borders of both sides. A razor-sharp strike complements the impressive preservation, and provides strong pronouncement to Liberty’s hair and profile, as well as the eagle’s feathers on the reverse. Semi-prooflike reflectivity in the fields contrasts subtly with satiny luster that blankets the design elements. ​

1800 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle in Stack's Bowers Baltimore Auction

This specimen was struck from the BD-2 die pair, with perhaps just 175 to 250 examples surviving from an estimated mintage of 7,500 to 12,500 for the variety. It exhibits the earliest use of the broken “blunt” 1 punch that would continue in use throughout the next two years before being finally replaced in mid-1804. Researcher John Dannreuther remarks that the 1800 BD-2 is “the earliest date half eagle that is readily available” and he assigns it a Rarity-3+ rating. Finding an attractive Mint State specimen like the present piece, however, is a delightful but scarce occurrence for collectors. In fact, PCGS has certified just 23 1800 half eagles finer than the current example across all five varieties, asserting the importance of this piece for both type collectors and specialists.

This gorgeous MS-62 (PCGS) 1800 Capped Bust Right half eagle from the Beasley Collection will be featured in our Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Summer Expo, to be held this June in Baltimore. Also offered will be rarities from other collections, including the Fairmont Collection and the Boston Old City Hall Collection. The sale will be available for viewing and bidding on our website www.StacksBowers.com, or you may contact our offices to secure a printed catalog. To speak with a numismatic representative today, please call 800-458-4646 or email [email protected]. Also, download our mobile app to view and participate in our exciting auctions via your Android or Apple device.

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Stack's Bowers Galleries conducts live, internet, and specialized auctions of rare U.S. and world coins and currency and ancient coins, as well as direct sales through retail and wholesale channels. The company's 90-year legacy includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable United States coin and currency collections to ever cross an auction block — The D. Brent Pogue Collection, The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Joel R. Anderson Collection, The Norweb Collection, The Cardinal Collection, The Sydney F. Martin Collection, and The Battle Born Collection — to name just a few. World coin and currency collections include The Pinnacle Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins, The Kroisos Collection, The Alicia and Sidney Belzberg Collection, The Salton Collection, The Wa She Wong Collection, and The Thos. H. Law Collection. The company is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California with galleries in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. Offices are also located in New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, Hong Kong, Paris, and Vancouver.

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