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    1798 Capped Bust Five, AU58
    Heraldic Eagle, Large 8, BD-4

    1798 $5 Large Eagle, Large 8, 13 Star Reverse AU58 PCGS. Breen-6428, BD-4, High R.4. The Heraldic Eagle reverse replaced the Small Eagle design on five dollar gold coins early in 1798. There is one Small Eagle die variety known and seven varieties for the Heraldic Eagle motif, including the BD-4, which is identified by the large, high 8 in the date and the 13 Star reverse. The mintage of 24,867 half eagles was split between the eight varieties, with the BD-4 accounting for about 5,000-7,000 pieces of the total. John Dannreuther estimates a surviving population of 80-100 specimens in all grades.
    This near-Mint example features well-struck devices with lustrous surfaces and few abrasions. Two well-developed cuds have formed on the reverse, one above the E in STATES and the other above O in OF. Population: 14 in 58, 17 finer (7/11).
    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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