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    1812 BD-1 Half Eagle, MS63
    Widely Spaced Denomination
    Rare Die State, Boldly Clashed

    1812 $5 BD-1, R.3, MS63 PCGS. CAC. Bass-Dannreuther Die State b/b. Both sides are extensively clashed. The obverse shows a significant portion of the reverse legends and scroll, while the reverse exhibits a nearly full outline of Liberty around the eagle. The 1812 is readily available in high grade and often serves as an early type, but this late die state is rarely seen. Most examples feature a widely spaced 5D, as here. About 300 to 450 BD-1 representatives are believed known, compared to 80 to 100 coins with a closely spaced denomination.

    This Select Uncirculated Capped Bust five presents frosty luster over lemon-gold surfaces. Wisps of deeper sun-gold are confined to the reverse. The devices on each side are crisply rendered. A few scattered flecks do not inhibit the appeal in any way. Population (both varieties): 42 in 63, 50 finer. CAC: 11 in 63, 17 finer (10/16).
    From The Hutchinson 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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    Auction Dates
    January, 2017
    4th-9th Wednesday-Monday
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