Features of the 1812 $5 Capped Bust Half Eagle PCGS MS61:
Minted in the year 1812
US - Philadelphia Mint
MS61 Graded by PCGS
PCGS Population: 16
The liberty-cap design has appeared frequently on American coinage, but it dates back at least to ancient Rome. It has been used as a symbol of freedom since that time.
A vibrant bright yellow example of this early half eagle type, the piece possesses an abundance of original luster across the well preserved surfaces. Only the lightest of wear is visible at the highest points. A beautiful example that dazzles in hand.