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    1795 Small Eagle Five Dollar Gold, AU Details, BD-3

    1795 $5 Small Eagle--Repaired, Improperly Cleaned--NCS. AU Details. Breen-6412, BD-3, High R.3. This die marriage is frequently referred to as the most "common" of the 1795 half eagle varieties, but some words of caution in this regard are extended to us by John Dannreuther, writing in Early U.S. Gold Coin Varieties (2006), when he says: "Although this is the most common variety of 1795 Small Eagle coinage, one must realize common is a very relative term. Even if there are 200 extant for this pairing, it is still a rare coin." This example has a somewhat muted appearance from improper cleaning and "repair", as noted by NCS. Most of the design details remain evident, however, and there are no severe abrasions on either side of the coin.
    From The Chippewa Valley Collection.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 25ND, PCGS# 8066)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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