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    1798 Large Eagle, Small 8 Five, BD-8, AU55+

    1798 $5 Large Eagle, Small 8, BD-8, R.5, AU55+ NGC. Ex: Hilt Collection. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/unlisted. There are no obvious signs of die clashing, lapping, or cracks on this lightly circulated coin, save for a wispy crack from cloud 3 on the reverse to the left star point and the top of the eagle's head. The "Small 8" digit in the date is so called in relation to the "Large 8" varieties, but in reality it is the normal-size digit and that is what John Dannreuther terms it. The date is narrow with the 8 away from the bust, and on the reverse the first A in AMERICA touches the wing and the last A touches the claw, a distinctive and easily remembered appearance. Scattered, mostly small abrasions and high-point wear determine the grade. A small rim bump shows on the obverse at 11:45.
    From The Liberty USA Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 507328, Base PCGS# 8079)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2015
    7th-12th Wednesday-Monday
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