1844 $5 Liberty Head, No Motto PCGS MS62
1844 $5 Liberty Head, No Motto PCGS MS62. Although ANY higher denomination U.S. gold coin will be scarce in Mint State, especially at Near Choice MS62, there are opportunities that present themselves if one is patient. For example, we see today (9/1/2017) that PCGS has certified ten (10) 1844 $5 gold pieces in MS62; five (5) in MS63 and five (5) in MS64. We also note that the published price tends to double each time you go up a grade.
This is a handsome piece with minimal marks or abrasions and features a still generous amount of mint luster. Tiny (and mostly hidden) contact marks keep our No Motto Half Eagle from the Choice MS63 grade, but it also refrains from getting into the five-figure arena.