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    1811 Five Dollar, Small 5 Variant
    BD-2, Fully Struck MS63

    1811 $5 Small 5 MS63 PCGS. CAC. Breen-6464, BD-2, R.3. Bass-Dannreuther Die State d/a. There are no clash marks apparent on the reverse below the beak of the eagle or elsewhere. There are only two varieties of the 1811 half eagle, the Tall 5 and Small 5. Both are relatively obtainable for the determined collector. The Small 5 variety has a bit of an edge for the collector who just wants one example of the date with an estimated 225 to 300 pieces believed known. This example has yellow-gold color that complements significant reddish patina. The devices are fully struck on both sides. There are no obvious or detracting blemishes, but each side is lightly marked, as one would expect for an MS63. Population: 36 in 63, 18 finer (7/11).
    From The Oliver Collection.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# BFXS, PCGS# 8109)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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