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    1808 Half Eagle, BD-3, AU58
    Sharp, Lustrous Type Coin

    1808 $5 Close 5D, BD-3, R.4, AU58 PCGS. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/d. BD-3 is one of the more plentiful varieties of the 1808 half eagle, but it is still itself scarce, with only 100 to 125 examples believed extant. This is the first of two uses for this obverse die, but the final of four uses for this leftover 1807 reverse. This coin displays lovely straw-gold luster, with sharp details and no evidence of adjustment marks around the borders. The eye appeal is remarkably pleasing, as the surfaces are smooth and free of obtrusive abrasions.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 507604, Base 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.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2015
    7th-12th Wednesday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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