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    1798 Half Eagle, MS61
    Possibly Finest Known BD-5

    Terminal Die State

    1798 $5 Large Eagle, Large 8, 13 Star Reverse MS61 NGC. Breen-6429, BD-5, High R.5. Bass-Dannreuther Die State c/b, the terminal die state with a prominent obverse die crack from star 7 to the back of the head, and another down to the right from the E in LIBERTY. This piece is clearly finer than the Bass Core Collection coin illustrated in Dannreuther's reference, and it is also finer than any other example the cataloger has notes about. Both sides are brilliant and lustrous with faint green overtones. A few scattered marks and trivial toning spots are evident on each side.
    From The Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection.(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# BFX6, PCGS# 8078)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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    January, 2012
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