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    1811 BD-2 Half Eagle, MS64+
    Small 5 Reverse

    1811 $5 Small 5, BD-2, R.3, MS64+ PCGS. CAC. Bass-Dannreuther Die State d/a, the obverse always in a late die state following the earlier production of the BD-1 die pairing. There are no reverse clash marks evident on this beautiful piece. The two 1811 half eagle varieties, the Tall 5 BD-1, and the Small 5 BD-1, are frequently encountered, with this Small 5 variety seen slightly more often. Perhaps 350 of these survive in all grades, compared to about 250 of the BD-1. However, both varieties are rare in high grades, and the present piece is tied with three other PCGS MS64+ examples as the finest graded of the date. A powerful strike is evident with trivial marks scattered over both surfaces of this near-Gem half eagle. Population: 22 in 64 (4 in 64+), 0 finer. CAC: 10 in 64, 0 finer (4/20).

    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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