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    1804 BD-7 Half Eagle, MS61
    Dramatic Blundered Date
    Small 8 Over Large 8

    1804 $5 Small 8 Over Large 8 MS61 NGC. CAC. Breen-6442, BD-7, R.4. Dannreuther die state b/b. Both sides have light clash marks but no die cracks or evidence of lapping. The doubled 180 in the date is spectacular and extremely popular with collectors. Three reverse dies were combined with this obverse, and all three varieties are scarce or rare. The BD-7 is the most available of the trio, with less than 150 survivors in all grades.
    This example has honey-gold color with satin luster and full mint brilliance. Scattered marks are inconsequential, with a minuscule rim bruise over the U of UNITED.(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# BFXB, PCGS# 8086)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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