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    1795 Small Eagle Five Dollar, AU53
    BD-3, Pleasing Type Coin

    1795 $5 Small Eagle, BD-3, High R.3 AU53 PCGS. Bass-Dannreuther Die State c/b. Star 11 is squeezed between Y of LIBERTY and star 12, touching each element -- the quickest way to identify the BD-3 Small Eagle obverse, which is shared with BD-2 and BD-4. The BD-3 reverse shows four berries in aligned pairs left and right. While this variety is the most-available die marriage of the Small Eagle fives, only 175 to 225 pieces exist in all grades. Overall, fewer than 1,000 Small Eagle fives survive, combining all 12 varieties of this rare and important gold type.

    Bright green-gold surfaces retain glimpses of mint luster and traces of prooflike reflectivity around the raised devices. Light wear exists on the portrait as well as on the eagle's head, neck, and leg. Abrasions are limited to some wispy hairlines and a light abrasion from chin to neck.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25ND, Variety PCGS# 519852, Base PCGS# 8066)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2019
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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