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    1811 BD-2 Half Eagle, MS62
    Intermediate Die State

    1811 $5 Small 5, BD-2, R.3, MS62 PCGS. The die state is intermediate between those that John Dannreuther recorded in his early gold coinage reference. The obverse has a short die crack that connects the adjacent outside points of stars 9 and 10. However, there is no evidence of clash marks or die lapping on either side. The Small 5 in the denomination leans sharply to the right, and its top is centered below the tip of the lowest arrow feather. This boldly defined beauty exhibits frosty mint luster and brilliant light yellow surfaces. Scattered marks are consistent with the grade. Population: 32 in 62, 59 finer (8/16).
    From The Twelve Oaks 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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    September, 2016
    9th-12th Friday-Monday
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