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    1795 BD-4 Half Eagle, XF45
    Usual Early Die State

    1795 $5 Small Eagle XF45 PCGS. CAC. BD-4, R.5. Bass-Dannreuther state c/a, with a crack at star 12, and a perfect reverse die. This variety represents the third and final use of the obverse die, and the only use of the reverse die. That reverse die is always found in the perfect die state, never with any cracks, clash marks or other defects. Present day researchers are unsure why that die was only used with one obverse and then retired in its perfect state.
    This pleasing Choice XF specimen has satiny yellow surfaces with minor, inconsequential handling marks on each side. Faint greenish overtones are evident. The central design elements are indistinct.
    From The Lipman Family 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, 2012
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