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    1811 Half Eagle, Choice About Uncirculated
    Tall 5, BD-1, Middle Die State

    1811 $5 Tall 5, BD-1, High R.3, AU55 NGC. Bass-Dannreuther Die State b/d. The Tall 5 in the denomination confirms the BD-1 variety. The 98,851-piece mintage was split almost evenly between the Tall 5 and Small 5 die pairs -- the only two varieties for the issue, with the Tall 5 sightly scarcer than the Small 5. This frosty, Choice About Uncirculated example is still-lustrous and sharply defined with lilac and orange highlights over the vibrant, mustard-gold surfaces. Abrasions and marks are minimal for the grade. Encapsulated in a prior-generation holder. Census: 2 in 55, 41 finer (7/16).
    From The Twelve Oaks Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# BFXS, Variety PCGS# 507600, Base PCGS# 8110)

    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
    September, 2016
    9th-12th Friday-Monday
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