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    1818 Capped Head Left Half Eagle, AU58
    Normal Dies BD-1 Variety

    1818 $5 BD-1, R.5, AU58 NGC. Bass-Dannreuther Die State b, with reverse die cracks through D and the base of AMERICA and another from the rim, past the leaves, through the eagle. A substantial mintage of 48,588 Capped Head Left half eagles was accomplished in 1818, with three die varieties known for the date. This coin represents the BD-1 variety, with normal spacing on STATES OF and a normal 5D. The BD-1 is an elusive variety, with a surviving population of 50-65 examples in all grades. This was the only use of both dies. The present coin is an impressive near-Mint specimen, with just a trace of high-point wear on the well-detailed design elements. The lightly abraded antique-gold surfaces are still lustrous and appealing.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 519911, Base PCGS# 8119)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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