$5 1813 PCGS MS64+
WOW what a stone cold killer GEM Early Gold piece! Legend’s chief buyer is from the “old school” of thinking. That means when we offer a coin with a +, it really is closer to the next the grade then the middle of the pack 64’s. In the old days when coins were raw (yeah, we were there), this coin easily would have been called a GEM MS65. PCGS was very tough on it by grading it only MS64+.
Overall, the surfaces have a few microscopic ticks on the left obverse (which probably is what keeps this from a full MS65 grade) but are clean and smooth overall. We do feel the surfaces are still GEM quality. A strong luster shows off the beautiful and totally original deeper yellow gold color. There are NO spots or discolorations anywhere. Miss Liberty and every detail are sharply struck and have loads of frost. The eye appeal is great plus!
PCGS 52, NGC 20, CAC 13. PCGS has now graded 6 coins in MS64+ with only 3 coins higher. The last auction record for a PCGS CAC MS64 (no +) was $55,200.00 10/2018. If this had been in any recent auction it would probably have brought much MORE then what we are asking. PCGS has graded NO MS65’s (they have done 2 MS66’s).
If you seek an Early Gold piece that is all there and then some, this is it!