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    1813 BD-1 Half Eagle, Appealing MS62
    Ideal Type Coin, Ex: King Farouk

    1813 $5 BD-1, R.2, MS62 PCGS. CAC. Ex: King Farouk. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/a. The 1813 is the first issue of the Capped Bust Left type, which, as a whole, was subject to extensive hoarding and melting as gold was driven out of circulation. This date was saved to a much greater extent than later issues, with 450 to 650 survivors of the BD-1 die pair alone. BD-1 representatives are distinguished from their BD-2 counterparts by the placement of the first S in STATES over the right side of the E on the ribbon below.

    The present example was sold as part of the King Farouk holdings in 1954. Maurice Storck attended that famous sale and likely purchased the coin either directly at auction or soon after from one of the other dealers in attendance. Orange accents appear over lustrous yellow-gold surfaces that show only minor disturbances in the fields. The overall impression is bold with minor roller marks on the portrait and lower obverse border. Eye appeal is tremendous. A perfect type coin with a great provenance.
    Ex: King Farouk; Palace Collections of Egypt (Sotheby's, 2/1954), lot 233.
    From The Maurice Storck Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 519907, Base PCGS# 8116)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper

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