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    1807 Bust Right Half Eagle, AU55
    BD-1, Unlisted Terminal Die State
    Gorgeous Reddish-Violet Accents

    1807 $5 Bust Right, BD-1, High R.4, AU55 PCGS. Bass-Dannreuther Die State c/e. Unlisted die state. Both sides are heavily cracked and clashed in their terminal states. Three rim cuds appear above U, T, and D in UNITED. Only the cud above T is mentioned in the Early U.S. Gold Coin Varieties reference. Dannreuther mentions that this was a productive die, but that it "likely cracked and failed." This piece confirms that hypothesis. The eye appeal of this Choice AU five dollar gold piece is exceptional. Reddish-violet accents, green-gold color, and radiant luster confirm the unadulterated originality. Trace friction is apparent, but design detail remains razor-sharp and both sides are well-centered. A better example would be hard to come by. (NGC ID# CKLF, Variety PCGS# 519898, Base PCGS# 8092)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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