Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1810 Small Date, Small 5 Half Eagle, AU Details
    Rare BD-2 Variety, Perhaps 20 Pieces Extant

    1810 $5 Small Date, Small 5, BD-2, R.6 -- Obverse Repaired -- NGC Details. AU. Bass-Dannreuther Die State b/b. Struck from the near-terminal state of the obverse die, with the fatal crack from the edge through the first 1 in the date, traversing the center of the portrait until veering right to the upper-right edge at 2 o'clock. The reverse die was briefly employed one more time striking the ultra-rare BD-3 Large Date, Small 5 variety. This BD-2 example shows evidence of smoothing in the left obverse field and a subsequent overall cleaning, yet the surfaces retain their rich-gold appeal and the strike is pinpoint sharp despite signs of brief circulation.

    The Bass-Dannreuther reference suggests as many as 20 examples survive of this scarce variety given the early failure of the obverse die. Only three Uncirculated pieces appear in the combined grading service reports (2/17), adding to the desirability of this sharply detailed coin despite its noted impairments. The eye appeal remains remarkably intact and the coin is clearly an important asset to any advanced variety or type collection.
    From The Hutchinson Collection, Part II.


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

    View all of [The Hutchinson Collection, Part II ]

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2017
    26th-30th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 18
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 276

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

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

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    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
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 8 days left to consign to the 2019 March 13 - 16 US Coins Signature Auction!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I want especially to thank you for your courtesy and professionalism. I felt taken care of.
    Stephen M.,
    New York, NY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 January 9 - 14 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando
    2019 January 9 - 14 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando
    REALIZED $43,653,528
    2019 January 15 - 16 World Coins Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    2019 January 15 - 16 World Coins Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $2,748,806
    2019 January 10 - 14 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Orlando
    2019 January 10 - 14 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Orlando
    REALIZED SO FAR $2,450,907