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    1803/2 Half Eagle, AU55
    BD-4, A Nice Unimpaired Example

    1803/2 $5 AU55 NGC. BD-4, R.4. Bass-Dannreuther Die State c/c. A die crack appears at the base of the date and extends nearly to star 1, though it is faint. This date is popular for a number of reasons. All coins feature a prominent overdate with a 2 clearly visible beneath the 3 from the reuse of 1802 dies. In addition, although its mintage is lower than other issues (33,506 coins), it does claim a substantial number of certified examples and is often found in type specialists' collections.

    This is a beautiful and unimpaired Choice About Uncirculated coin that displays reddish-gold coloration throughout. The surfaces are uniformly struck with just one area of softness over the eagle's neck. This lightly circulated representative shows minimal abrasions and is free of any adjustment marks.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 25NY, PCGS# 8084)

    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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    September, 2014
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