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

Description

Collectible First-Year 1813 Half Eagle
Select Mint State, BD-1

1813 $5 MS63 PCGS. Breen-6457, BD-1, R.2. Bass-Dannreuther Obverse State a / Reverse State a, no clashes, cracks, or lapping. The 1813 BD-1 is the "only readily available date and variety" of this type, according to Bass-Dannreuther; Harry Bass owned three examples. The 1813 is a first-year type of the Capped Head to Left design, one of the John Reich creations. The Guide Book notes that the 1813-15 issues are a separate Bold Relief subtype, although few collectors realize it or collect them in that way, as the 1814/3 is rare and the 1815 is a legendary star in the numismatic firmament. The availability of the 1813 BD-1 coins is accordingly doubly welcomed by collectors. This Select Mint State coin displays bright yellow-gold, red-tinged surfaces that are sharply struck, unlike many examples seen. The only mentionable strike softness is on the eagle's right (facing) wing. Contact marks are minimal for the grade level, and there are no singular abrasions. A highly collectible example of this early 19th century type.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 25PM, PCGS# 8116)

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
September, 2011
7th-11th
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 7
Members Tracking: N/A
Page Views: 708

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
15% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

Heritage membership

946,040
bidder-members
$893,760,340
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 11 days left to consign to the 2015 October 29 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York!

Learn about consigning with us

As a first time consignor, I was very pleased with my experience with Heritage from the first call to cashing the check!
X.C. ,
Palo Alto, CA
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 $34,801,934
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
REALIZED $9,698,676
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