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    1810 BD-2 Half Eagle, AU Details
    Very Rare Small Date, Small 5 Version

    1810 $5 Small Date, Small 5 -- Obverse Repaired -- NGC Details. AU. BD-2, R.6. Bass-Dannreuther Die State b/b, showing the fatal top-to-bottom crack that doomed the obverse die and made the Small Date, Small 5 pairing short-lived. This coin's light yellow-gold surfaces show a number of crisscrossing marks on the obverse as well as an unfortunate repair in the date area that has left the area around the 8 discolored and unnatural-looking. On the positive side, there is only minor wear and the reverse, though appreciably abraded in the field above the eagle, displays well nonetheless. An important coin for the series specialist, one of only 25 to 30 examples known per the Bass-Dannreuther reference.
    From the collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 42HK, PCGS# 8105)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper

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

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    January, 2014
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
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