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    1803/2 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle, MS62
    Popular BD-1 Variety

    1803/2 $5 BD-1, R.4, MS62 PCGS. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/b. The Philadelphia Mint struck 32,506 Capped Bust Right half eagles in 1803, using overdated obverse dies from 1802. Two obverse and three reverse dies were combined to produce four different die varieties for the date. The present coin represents the scarce BD-1 variety, with a surviving population of 150-200 examples in all grades. The obverse die, with an imperfect T in LIBERTY, was used on two other varieties in 1803, and the reverse die was previously used to strike the BD-7 variety of 1802. The coin offered here is sharply detailed on the obverse, but some light planchet adjustment marks cause some incomplete detail on the lower reverse. The lustrous orange-gold surfaces show only minor signs of contact, with traces of prooflike reflectivity in selected areas. (NGC ID# 25NY, Variety PCGS# 504948, Base PCGS# 8084)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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