This is a 1861-S $5 LIBERTY GOLD HALF EAGLE NGC VF DET, OBV DAMAGE, RARE, ABOUT 60 KNOWN. A super rare Civil War San Francisco Half Eagle. From an original mintage of just 18,000, it is estimated that only about 60 pieces exist in all grades. This piece is someone pleasing and wholly original, but has an obverse scratch near the ear that results in the details grade. The scratch can almost be “missed in plain sight”. An overall pleasing and affordable example. Our commitment is to provide you with quality coins and collectibles at the best possible prices. This piece is no exception. Please note, the coin and collectibles markets do fluctuate, and prices occasionally will change. In this rare circumstance, we will contact you first to verify your order.