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    Desirable, First Year 1795 Half Eagle

    1795 $5 Small Eagle--Cleaned--ANACS. AU Details, Net AU50. Breen-6416, B. 6-G, Miller-10, R.5. The N in UNITED is recut, and obverse stars 3 and 11 are recut. A scarcer die pairing from the inaugural year of the denomination. Not only is Miller-2 encountered substantially more often, but our records only list a couple of prior appearances of Miller-10 in our auctions. Modestly prooflike surfaces dominate the devices and borders, and friction is limited to the highpoints such as the back of Liberty's cap and the bust truncation. Hairlines are also noticed in the fields denoting a cleaning at one time. A short scratch adjacent to star 12 is mentioned for future identification. A boldly detailed representative of this desirable early gold type.(#8066) (Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 25ND, PCGS# 8066)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2005
    12th-15th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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