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    1811 Small 5 Half Eagle, MS62
    Excellent Visual Quality, BD-2

    1811 $5 Small 5, BD-2, R.3, MS62 PCGS. CAC. Bass-Dannreuther Die State d/a. The obverse is lapped with little trace of clashing. The Mint used a single obverse die and two reverse dies to strike 99,581 five dollar gold pieces in 1811. The size of the 5 in the denomination is the distinguishing characteristic. Small 5 coins like the one offered here are marginally more available than those with a Tall 5. About 225 to 300 examples of this variety are thought to exist.

    It is difficult to imagine a representative of this date with better eye appeal. Each side is smooth and unquestionably high-end for the grade. Luminous luster issues from pleasing orange-gold surfaces. Sharply struck throughout. Population (both varieties): 32 in 62, 57 finer. CAC: 5 in 62, 11 finer (10/16).
    From The Hutchinson Collection.

    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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    January, 2017
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