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    Important Mint State 1802/1 Half Eagle

    1802/1 $5 MS62 PCGS. B. 2-I, Breen-54, R.4. An outstanding early Half Eagle and always a worthwhile type coin in Uncirculated grades. This piece is sharply struck throughout and the coin's natural green-gold coloration has taken on a faint overlay of reddish patina. The lustrous surfaces show a few small abrasions and grazes in the fields, but none are singularly distracting or obvious. The 1802 (along with the 1800) is the most readily obtainable Capped Bust Half Eagle in virtually all grades. However, in terms of absolute numbers very few are actually available because of the issue's low mintage of only 53,176 pieces and the widespread meltings that occurred in the early decades of the 19th century. (NGC ID# 25NX, PCGS# 8083)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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    October, 2001
    3rd-6th Wednesday-Saturday
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