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    Very Scarce 1796/5 Small Eagle Five Dollar AU53

    1796/5 $5 Small Eagle AU53 NGC. Breen-6418, B. 9-I, Miller-16, R.5. The lone die pairing used in the second year of Half Eagle production, and a very scarce item in any grade. It has been four years since we last sold an example of this early gold rarity, and in fact the 1796/5 from our 2000 FUN Sale was this exact coin. Even though the mintage of 6,196 pieces is not substantially less than the 1795, the 1796/5 Five Dollar is a much more elusive issue. This example is well struck through the centers and retains much semi-reflective luster about the devices. The surfaces are a mixture of green-gold and pale orange, with a barely detectable alloy stain adjacent to star 2. Population: 3 in 53, 16 finer (11/03).
    Ex: 2000 FUN Signature Sale (Heritage, 1/00), lot 7690, where it realized $18,975. (Registry values: P7)

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 8067)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2004
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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