$246,960.00 USD– SOLD
Every now and then we come across a coin which is so special that it demands the attention of even the most seasoned connoisseur’s.
The events of the American Civil War are told in every classroom across the country. There is no child by the age of 10 who isn’t keenly aware of who Abraham Lincoln was, or of the many lessons of this great internal struggle. It affected every person from coast to coast in one form or another. Brother against Brother. Families ripped apart.
Naturally, coinage from the Civil War holds a special place in the hearts and minds of collectors. Visions of the era can be imagined every time you pick up a coin of this magnitude. Historically, it is one of the most important relics of our nation’s past that money can buy.
A mere 35 examples of the Proof Half Eagle were struck in 1862. Few remain today from that original number.
This gorgeous PF65 Ultra Cameo example drips with deep, watery fields and icy frost devices. The most recent sales of the date have hit new levels never seen before, and the opportunity to acquire any Civil War Proof gold is extraordinary.