1803/2 $5 MS61 NGC. BD-1, R.4....
1803/2 BD-1 Half Eagle, MS611803/2 $5 MS61 NGC. BD-1, R.4. Bass-Dannreuther Die State b/c, with minor obverse and reverse clash marks and delicate die cracks on the reverse. The right base of the T and left base of the Y are defective on the obverse of this popular overdate variety. All 1803 half eagle varieties are 1803/2 overdates from two different obverse dies. None of the four are rare, although at one time the BD-4 die marriage from the second die was considered extremely rare. Time and observation have proven that variety to be quite common. This example of the earlier BD-1 marriage lovely bright yellow and light green luster with faint obverse adjustment marks. Minor abrasions are evident on the face of Liberty and elsewhere.
Ex: Stack's (6/2008), lot 2064.
From The Oliver Collection.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 25NY, PCGS# 8084)
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