1813 $5 MS 64+
|Type:||Type 2, Capped Bust, Small Bust, Large Diameter|
|Category:||Capped Bust $5 (1807-1834)|
A very Choice Uncirculated early five! Most pre-1834 United States gold coins were exported and/or melted for the excess gold content (content was lowered in 1834). In the past, early gold (especially the fives) was considered a centerpiece area of the U.S. rare coin market. Today, early gold coins are considered major rarities, and while actively pursued by serious buyers, they are so rare in all grades that opportunities to purchase are few and far between. This beauty is absolutely Uncirculated. Imagine…208 years old and not a trace of wear. The surfaces are clean and mark-free. The strike is amazing with 100% detail of stars, hair, feathers, and claws. The luster is fresh and original. Now close your eyes and imagine what things were like in 1813. Imagine having a new five dollar gold piece in your pocket, wallet, or purse. It’s a miracle that this coin survive in Choice Uncirculated condition for over 200 years. An amazing coin!