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    1808 Half Eagle, AU58
    BD-3, Normal (Close) 5D

    1808 $5 AU58 NGC. CAC. BD-3, R.4. Bass-Dannreuther Die State b/e. Original olive-gold patina shows a few orange accents surrounding the devices of this well-detailed, near-Mint five dollar coin. A nearly complete outline of the Capped Bust design is clashed on the reverse, Liberty's head at the eagle's feet, with the obverse also showing evidence of die clashing above the date and in the left and right fields.

    A conservative mintage of 55,578 pieces was struck in 1808, a time when demand for gold coins was sparse. Quarter eagles ceased production after 1808 and ten dollar gold pieces had not been produced singe 1804. Half eagles continued to be struck with varying mintages. This example is an attractive early-date survivor.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: P2)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25PA, PCGS# 8102)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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