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    1812 Half Eagle, BD-1, AU Details
    Early Die State

    1812 $5 -- Damaged -- NGC Details. AU. BD-1, R.3. Wide 5D. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/a. Of the two known varieties for the 1812 half eagle, BD-1 is the more available, with 300 to 450 pieces believed to survive, and as such is often 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 right wing.

    This piece exhibits medium yellow-gold color overall with nearly complete detail. Artificially altered surfaces exhibit fine roughness over much of each side, likely an attempt to erase scattered abrasions, though original mint luster remains in the protected areas.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 42AM, PCGS# 8112)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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