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    1809/8 Half Eagle, AU58
    BD-1, Sole Die Pair for the Issue

    1809/8 $5 BD-1, High R.3, AU58 NGC. Bass-Dannreuther Die State b/b. The overdate (some say simple repunching) is only slightly visible beneath the 9 in the date. With an estimated mintage of 33,875 pieces, the 1809/8 is the scarcest issue (as a date) of the Draped Bust To Left design type. This near-Mint example displays delightful orange-gold patina with bright mint luster remaining throughout the protected areas. A small, kidney-shaped die flaw or dig near star 2 may be of Mint origin. The strike is sharp with little actual wear, and the eye appeal is substantial. Census: 33 in 58, 101 finer (8/16). (NGC ID# BFXK, Variety PCGS# 507603, Base PCGS# 8104)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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    October, 2016
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