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    Brilliant 1878 Large Eagle Half Eagle

    1798 $5 Large Eagle, Large 8, 13 Star Reverse--Damaged--ANACS. AU Details, Net XF45. Breen-6426, B. 1-B, Miller-25, R.5. Brilliant surfaces with much original mint luster still visible, especially on the reverse. A scattering of tiny digs and handling marks accounts for the ANACS label designation. The obverse can be readily identified by the presence of a pronounced die crack beneath the date. The same obverse die was also used to strike the 1798 Small Eagle variety. On the reverse, the stars are arrayed in a diapered pattern, something referred to by Breen as a "cross-star" arrangement.(#8078) (Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# BFX6, PCGS# 8078)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2005
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
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