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    1798 Large Eagle Five, MS61
    Rare BD-8 Marriage, Small 8

    1798 $5 Large Eagle, Small 8, BD-8, R.5, MS61 NGC. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/b. A mildly reflective light gold example of this scarce date and rare die variety. Three Small 8 dies were utilized. BD-8 is identified by the low location of the 8 in the date, furthest from the bust truncation. (Bass-Dannreuther refers to these dies as "Normal 8s.") A well-struck piece, save for the eagle's breast feathers and the hair northwest of the ear. No relevant marks are present, although a few short mint-made lint marks are noted, and a trivial lamination, also as made, is found near the T in LIBERTY. The significance of this offering is obvious to the specialist, since another Uncirculated example of this variety may not appear again at auction for several years.
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 9/2005), lot 4549; Central States Signature (Heritage, 4-5/2009), lot 2708.

    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
    August, 2016
    10th-14th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 19
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