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    1811 Capped Head Half Eagle, Choice AU
    BD-1, Tall 5 in the Denomination

    1811 $5 Tall 5, BD-1, High R.3, AU55 PCGS. Bass-Dannreuther Die State b/d. Tall 5. A slightly scarcer variety defined by the size of 5 in the denomination, the Tall 5 is considerably more elusive in higher grades than its Small 5 (BD-2) counterpart. According to current population data at PCGS and NGC, total grading events at the AU55 level and finer show the Small 5 half eagles outnumber the Tall 5 coins by a margin of nearly two to one (2/17).

    The present About Uncirculated Tall 5 example is quite Choice with most of the mint luster remaining. The greenish-gold fields and devices display orange accents and minimally abraded surfaces, while the strike is exceptionally strong in almost all areas. We note a few shallow marks near the second 1 of the date and an area of minor weakness on the scroll above I of PLURIBUS. The eye appeal is outstanding. PCGS population: 10 in 55, 49 finer (2/17).
    From The Hutchinson Collection, Part II. (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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    April, 2017
    26th-30th Wednesday-Sunday
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