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    1811 Small 5 Half Eagle, MS61
    BD-2, High-End for Grade

    1811 $5 Small 5, BD-2, R.3, MS61 NGC. The 1811 Small 5 half eagle shares a mintage of 98,851 pieces with the other variety of this date, the Tall 5. The Small 5 is slightly more common and ranks as one of the most available Capped Bust Left half eagles, and it is recommended for inclusion in a complete type set. The characteristic Small 5 numeral punch was previously used on two rare half eagle varieties in 1810 (BD-2, BD-3) and continued to be used in 1812 (BD-1, BD-2).

    This Mint State coin will attract the attention of type collectors and early half eagle specialists alike. The coin is high-end for the assigned grade, with only light field chatter visible on both sides but no singularly mentionable abrasions. Tiny adjustment marks are noted at the obverse rim above stars 6 and 7, scarcely visible without a glass.
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 9/2008), lot 3603, where it sold for $12,075.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# BFXR, Variety PCGS# 507599, Base PCGS# 8109)

    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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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    2nd-4th Thursday-Saturday
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