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1812 $5 MS63 NGC. Narrow 5D, Breen-6465, BD-2, High R.4....

2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction- Pittsburgh #1160

 
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Auction Ended On: Oct 14, 2011
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Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Select Mint State 1812 Half Eagle
Narrow 5D, BD-2
1812 $5 MS63 NGC. Narrow 5D, Breen-6465, BD-2, High R.4. Bass-Dannreuther Die State Obverse c / Reverse a. The half eagle designs of 1812 are of the Capped Bust to Left (1807-1812) type, according to the Guide Book nomenclature, but they yielded in the following year, 1813, to the Capped Head to Left design that would continue through 1834. The Bass-Dannreuther terminology is a tad more reasonable, calling both designs Capped Bust (which they are) but the later Small Bust, Large Size (1813-29) and finally Small Bust, Small Size (1829-34).
The earlier half eagles through 1812 had smaller mintages, but the later issues were more heavily melted and hoarded, so that the later (post-1812) issues are usually seen in high grade, while the earlier pieces can be found quite worn. This high-grade 1812 half eagle boasts much prooflike reflectiveness in the fields with good field-device contrast, but there are numerous small abrasions on each side and a few thin scrapes above the eagle that contribute to the grade while not overmuch limiting the eye appeal. The strike is bold over greenish-gold surfaces, and planchet adjustment marks are limited to a small area of the reverse rim, from 9 o'clock to 11:30. A small planchet indent appears below the top arrowhead.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 25PL, PCGS# 8112)

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