Menu
Welcome Sign-In | Join Now
Sold for Sign-in or Join (free & quick) includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

Description

Very Scarce 1808/7 Five
Close Date, BD-2, MS64

1808/7 $5 MS64 PCGS. BD-2, High R.4. Two 1808/7 die marriages are known, both of which share a common reverse die with a closely spaced denomination. Although the obverses for BD-1 and BD-2 are quite similar, they can be distinguished by the alignment of denticles below the date. BD-2 also has an open curl (from die lapping) above the 0 in the date. According to Early U.S. Gold Coin Varieties, A Study of Die States, 1795-1834, (2006), quoting from the Bass Notebook:

"OBV: 8 over 7. Wide date. Numerals evenly spaced. Numerals widely spaced. 1 is centered over two denticles. Top of 1 higher than that of 8. Cross bar of 7 within top opening of 8. Serif of 7 atop 8 at left. No foot of 7 visible beneath bottom loop of 8. Large round die center punch lump within a depressed circle on jaw in front of hair curl. Die has been lapped, resulting in bottommost curl being weak and broken at right side. This interior is hollow. REV: That of 1807 (Y). Clash visible within shield. Clashed and lapped."


This very rare near-Gem example has a crisp strike, and the field areas on each side are virtually untouched. No planchet adjustment marks are visible. One of the lower points of obverse star 13 is malformed (as made -- the so-called "secret signature" of designer John Reich). Lovely satin luster illuminates the clean fields and well-formed devices. The essentially yellow-gold coloration is imbued with lime-green undertones. Although this piece is remarkably well preserved, we note a single hair-thin line on Liberty's neck. The reverse seems virtually blemish-free.
From an estimated mintage of 7,500 to 12,500 (for the BD-2 variety, from a total for the date of 55,578+ pieces), this specimen is one of just three coins certified at the MS64 grade tier by NGC and PCGS combined, and only a single Gem has been encapsulated, by PCGS (7/12).
Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2007), lot 3518.(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 25PB, PCGS# 8103)

Service and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | PCGS Guarantee of Grade and Authenticity  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
August, 2012
2nd-5th
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 4
Members Tracking: N/A
Page Views: 614

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

Heritage membership

945,046
bidder-members
$885,886,275
sold in the last year

Join Now - It's Free

VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 

Consignments wanted

Only 41 days left to consign to the 2015 December 10 - 12 World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong!

Learn about consigning with us

Overall performance is excellent. Your staff is professional yet courteous.
W.S.H.,
Denver, CO
View More Testimonials

HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com

Video tutorial

Getting the most out of search

Recent auctions

2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $34,887,709
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
REALIZED $9,681,373
2015 August 13 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
2015 August 13 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $1,870,380

© 2015 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved