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    1812 Half Eagle, BD-1, AU58
    Pleasing Eye Appeal

    1812 $5 BD-1, R.3 AU58 NGC. Ex: Hilt Collection. Of the two known varieties for the 1812 half eagle, BD-1 with a Wide 5 D is the more available, with 300 to 450 pieces believed to survive (Dannreuther, 2006), and as such is usually chosen for type purposes. A curious characteristic of this variety is a curved die line that runs through the horizontal shield lines and ends in the eagle's left (facing) wing.

    This near-Mint example displays considerable luster on its yellow-gold surfaces that are blushed with whispers of apricot on the right reverse border. Sharply struck design elements and remarkably clean surfaces round out the coin's pleasing overall eye appeal.
    From The Liberty USA Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25PL, Variety PCGS# 507601, Base PCGS# 8112)

    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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    January, 2015
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