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    1805 Half Eagle, Close Date, BD-1, MS64
    Glorious Luster and Top-Notch Appeal

    1805 $5 Close Date, BD-1, High R.3, MS64 NGC. Bass-Dannreuther Die State c/b. This is a gloriously lustrous golden-yellow example of this relatively available early gold issue. The Close Date with perfect 1 touching the curl, the 5 touching the bust truncation, and leaf on the reverse touching the I in AMERICA attributes the variety. This is the latest die state but one, showing a die crack through the 0 in the date, another small crack from the to left of the U in UNITED to the rim, but the final reverse state, with the cud above U, is not yet seen. This piece boasts an extremely sharp strike with good centering, no mentionable marks or planchet adjustments, and top-notch eye appeal. (NGC ID# 25P4, Variety PCGS# 45615, Base PCGS# 8088)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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    January, 2015
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