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    High Grade 1798 Large Eagle Five Dollar

    1798 Large Eagle AU 55 NGC. B. 1-B, Miller-25. Same obverse die used for the 1798 Small Eagle, with a heavy guide line below the date (often mistaken for a die crack). One of the most commonly encountered 18th century half eagles, although all pre-1800 half eagles are rare in this excellent state of preservation. The color is deep orange-gold overall and the strike is above average for the type. There are no major imperfections, but there are several interesting die cracks including the diagnostic die crack on the obverse below the date. (NGC ID# BFX6, PCGS# 8078)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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

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    February, 1999
    11th-13th Thursday-Saturday
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