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    Near-Mint 1798 Large Eagle, Small 8 Half Eagle

    1798 $5 Large Eagle, Small 8 AU58 NGC. Breen-6430, BD-6, R.6. The Bass-Dannreuther reference on Early U.S. Gold Coin Varieties refers to this variety as a Large Eagle, Normal 8, and goes on to explain: "It is not small, but the correct punch size--it matches the other digits of the year." This example is boldly struck, if typically soft over the center of the reverse, with shimmering, semiprooflike fields and rich lime-green toning. Several heavy vertical adjustment marks are noted across Liberty's portrait. Slightly worn with numerous wispy pinscratches and hairlines on each side.(Registry values: P4)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# BFX5, PCGS# 8079)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    July, 2009
    9th-13th Thursday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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