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    Select 1812 Half Eagle, Wide 5D Variety

    1812 $5 MS63 PCGS. Wide 5D, Breen-6466, B. 1-B, Miller-118, R.3. A fully lustrous and suitably struck example. One of only two die marriages known for the date, Breen 1-B is distinguished from Breen 1-A by the wider spacing of the abbreviated denomination. This reverse die also has an interesting and prominent mint-made curved scratch across the shield and into the left (facing) wing. Like all 1812 Half Eagles, the final star has a notched point; this is considered by specialists to be the 'signature' of John Reich, who is also credited as the designer of the type. While generally quite clean, this piece is limited in grade by inconspicuous pinscratches below Liberty's eye and near her chin.(#8112) (Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 42AM, PCGS# 8112)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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    November, 2004
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
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