Cert #8575 6561069
Coin Number 35
Tied with one other as the finest example of this issue in Mint State. This example offers a full and sharp strike, elegant hazy gold toning, and phenomenal quality. The swept back curl over Liberty’s ear is bold and fully struck. Her face is free of any distracting contact marks along with her neck. The fields show some light nicks and scratches, but nothing to distract the eye. Similar on the reverse where the eagle stands tall over the fields, with every nuance of the design sharp and complete. The surfaces are much nicer than usually encountered on this important early Coronet gold coin. After a hiatus since late 1804, no eagles were struck for circulation until this issue in 1838. How this one survived so well preserved and attractive is not known, but here it is in all its glory.