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    Pretty AU Details 1795 Miller-6 Half Eagle

    1795 $5 Small Eagle--Cleaned--ANACS. AU50 Details. Breen-6414, B. 4-D, Miller-6, S over D, R.5. This is one of the more popular and visible of the many early blunders by U.S. Mint personnel from the early days of coinage: The last S in STATES is repunched over a D, clearly the product of a momentary lapse by an early worker. Many small die defects emerge from the denticles on either side, extending downward in most cases for perhaps an added half-denticle's length, although in several cases they are considerably longer. Although these die defects are generally considered to have been created when the die was being engraved--perhaps as a result of "scooping out" the denticles with a spoonlike object--their exact source is unknown. Both sides are a pretty honey-gold, and not at all unattractive despite the ANACS caveat.
    From The Chief Paduke Collection.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 25ND, PCGS# 8066)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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    August, 2006
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