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    1808/7 Capped Bust Left Five, MS61
    Rare Wide Date, BD-1
    Guide Book Variety

    1808/7 $5 Wide Date, BD-1, R.6, MS61 NGC. Bass-Dannreuther Die State c/c. The terminal die state, with a trio of blurry obverse die cracks including a bisecting one that grazes the first 8 in the date and runs through Liberty's portrait, through the peak of the cap, to the edge. The reverse is lapped, with die clashing still visible within the shield. The Dannreuther reference suggests this variety is five times rarer than the other 1808/7 die marriage, with perhaps as few as 30 pieces extant.

    Traces of the previous 7 are seen to the left of the final 8 at both the top and bottom of that numeral. The date is widely spaced, while the 1 is noticeably shorter than the other digits (and shorter than the 1 on BD-2, the other 1808/7 variety). This frosted, greenish-gold example displays a relatively sharp obverse strike, with the reverse weakened by die lapping. A few tiny marks are seen, including a cluster of abrasions above 08. This rare half eagle is an important find for the early gold specialist.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25PB, Variety PCGS# 45636, Base PCGS# 8103)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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