1798 Large Eagle, Large 8 Five Dollar
1798 $5 Large Eagle, Large 8, 13 Star Reverse AU50 PCGS.
Breen-6426, BD-2, R.5. Bass-Dannreuther Obverse State b /
Reverse State a. This piece bears an obverse that was also used to
strike the famous 1798 Small Eagle five dollar pieces, celebrated
rarities in the early U.S. gold series and anachronisms on the day
they were struck. The reverse here, of course, is the Large Eagle
reverse that was in vogue by that time, but as Bass-Dannreuther
point out, the obverse serves to increase interest in the variety,
which in any case is rare on its own merits.
13 Star Reverse, BD-2, AU50
This greenish-gold piece with a light overlay of reddish color is remarkable in that it shows only minimal obverse die clashing and none on the reverse, likely the earliest state of this die marriage. Light high-point wear is in concert with the grade, and no adjustment marks appear on either side. The strike is somewhat weak in the centers. A small series of tiny marks run across Liberty's chin but are undistracting. Certified in a green-label holder.
From The Oliver Collection.(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# BFX6, PCGS# 8078)
Weight: 8.75 grams
Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper
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