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    Meticulously Struck and Imposing 1809/8 Half Eagle

    1809/8 $5 MS64 PCGS. B. 1-A, Miller-108, R.3. Only a single die variety of 1809 Half Eagles are known, all of which have traces of an underdigit 8 within the lower loop of the 9 in the date. The final star has a scalloped lower outer point, now regarded as the signature of Mint engraver John Reich, who is also credited as the coin's designer. The present near-Gem is well struck and has bright lemon-gold color. The reverse is impressively preserved, while the obverse field has only the faintest luster grazes. Struck from a clashed reverse die.(#8104) (NGC ID# 2Y7R, PCGS# 8104)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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    November, 2003
    7th-8th Friday-Saturday
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