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    1809/8 Half Eagle, BD-1, Unc Sharpness
    Sharp, Some Luster Remaining

    1809/8 $5 BD-1, High R.3 -- Improperly Cleaned -- NGC Details. Unc. Bass-Dannreuther Die State b/b. BD-1 is the only known variety of the 1809 half eagle, employing what has generally been touted as an overdated 1808 head die; John Dannreuther suggests the underdigit may actually be a misplaced 9. This unworn example is boldly and evenly struck, with bright green-gold surfaces that yield some luster in the peripheral recesses. Light chatter in the fields in not overly distracting.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 507603, Base PCGS# 8104)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    4th-7th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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