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    Scarce 1796/5 Half Eagle

    1796/5 Small Eagle VF 30 Polished. Only one die for the year, and a very scarce item in any grade. Even though the mintage is not that much smaller than the 1795, the 1796 half eagle is a much scarcer issue. We assume that the 1796 was not saved in large numbers as was the 1795. Evenly worn across each side, the surfaces are very bright from having been polished. The most noticeable flaw is a slightly curved planchet lamination that seems to protrude from the chin of Liberty. (NGC ID# 7KNJ, PCGS# 8067)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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    ‡ The owner placed a late bid on this unreserved lot and repurchased it, subject to applicable commission.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 1995
    16th-19th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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