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    1798 Capped Bust Right Five, AU50
    Large Eagle, 13 Star Reverse, BD-2
    Guide Book Variety

    1798 $5 Large Eagle, Large 8 AU50 NGC. BD-2, R.5. Bass-Dannreuther Die State d/b. The 1798 Capped Bust Right half eagle claims a mintage of 24,867 pieces, with eight Heraldic Eagle varieties known for the date and a single very rare Small Eagle variety. This coin represents the very scarce BD-2 variety, with a die crack under the date and the first A in AMERICA touching the fourth feather in the eagle's wing. The BD-2 has a surviving population of 50-70 examples in all grades. This was the only use of the reverse die, but the obverse was also used on the famous 1798 Small Eagle variety.

    The present coin is an attractive AU example with lightly abraded greenish-gold surfaces that show an extensive network of die cracks and clash marks on both sides. The well-detailed design elements show just a touch of actual wear and the surfaces retain much of their original mint luster.(Registry values: P3)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25NN, PCGS# 8078)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    6th-10th Thursday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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