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    1808 BD-4 Half Eagle, AU58
    Wide 5D Reverse, Sharp and Lustrous

    1808 $5 Wide 5D, BD-4, High R.3, AU58 PCGS. CAC. Bass-Dannreuther Die State c/a. Struck from an early state of the reverse die, previously thought to be the only die stage for the variety, although a later state with die clashing (visible below the scroll) exists. That fact creates a mystery, because the 1809 BD-1 is known without the die clashing in early states, while sharing the same reverse. The BD-4 Wide 5 D type is easily the most available variety for the 1808 issue, with an estimated 250 to 325 pieces known.

    Plentiful mint luster gives a vibrant glow to the lemon-gold surfaces of this near-Mint five. Olive-gold accents visit the sharply struck central devices. A bit of field chatter and faint rub on the high points exist, yet this coin is close to full Mint State -- a characteristic rewarded by the important CAC endorsement. The eye appeal exceeds that of many Uncirculated coins. Population: 40 in 58 (1 in 58+), 89 finer. CAC: 8 in 58, 14 finer (1/17).
    From The Hutchinson Collection, Part II. (NGC ID# 25PA, Variety PCGS# 507605, 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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