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    Pleasing 1812 Select Half Eagle

    1812 $5 MS63 NGC. Breen-6466, BD-1, R.3. The 1812 half eagle comes with two varieties. The obverse is the same for both. The BD-1 has the reverse feather tip positioned over the right edge of the flag of the 5, and a very widely spaced 5 D, the D wholly under the branch (BD-2, the close 5 D has the D mostly under the feather).
    An excellent strike has nicely delineated the design features of this Select half eagle, though minor weakness is noted on the eagle's neck and upper shield. Pleasing brass-gold patination imbued with traces of light green occupies both sides. The surfaces show a great amount of luster, and reveal a few minute grade-defining marks. Overall, a nice early five dollar.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 42AM, PCGS# 8112)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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    August, 2007
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