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    1798 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle, VF35
    Large Eagle, Small 8, BD-8

    1798 $5 Large Eagle, Small 8, BD-8, R.5, VF35 PCGS. The 8 is away from the bust and the final A in AMERICA touches the eagle's claw, identifying the scarce BD-8 variety. Probably no more than 40-50 examples of the BD-8 survive in all grades today. This was the only use of the obverse die, but the reverse was used again to strike the BD-1 variety of 1799. The die state is hard to determine because the orange-gold surfaces show the expected amount of wear and minor abrasions for the grade. A significant amount of interior detail remains intact on the design elements. Housed in a green label holder.
    From The Hutchinson 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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