Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    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.

    Coin Index Numbers: (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.

    View all of [The Hutchinson Collection, Part II ]

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2017
    26th-30th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 16
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 452

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 17 days left to consign to the 2020 August 4 - 10 ANA Worlds' Fair of Money US Coins Signature Auction - Pittsburgh!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I'm very pleased with how you run the auctions and am certain to consign coins at future events.
    Jeff H.,
    Talking Rock, GA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search