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    Uncirculated Details 1795 Small Eagle Five, BD-4

    1795 $5 Small Eagle--Improperly Cleaned--NCS. Unc Details. Small Eagle, Breen-6412, BD-4, R.5. Star 1 touches the lowest hair curl near the right edge, and two points of star 15 point toward the draped bust of Liberty. The 1 in the date does not quite touch the hair, but the 5 touches the drapery. On the reverse the eagle's wreath closes just beneath the O in OF. This die pairing is among those most frequently seen for the 1795 Small Eagle. This piece shows a strike that is considerably sharper from 12 to 3 o'clock on the obverse than from 6 to 9, and correspondingly on the reverse. Light cleaning has slightly dulled the mint luster on each side of this green-gold piece. Sharply defined at the margins, only a bit of striking softness is noted in the centers on Liberty's hair curls and the breast of the eagle. Minimally abraded.
    From the Fern E. Wagner Trust.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 25ND, PCGS# 8066)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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