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    1818 BD-1 Five Dollar, MS61
    Radiant Mint Frost

    1818 $5 BD-1, R.5, MS61 PCGS. CAC. Bass-Dannreuther Die State b, identified by a prominent crack through the D in the denomination and the base of AMERICA. The 1818 half eagle claims a reported mintage of 48,588 coins. Three varieties are known, each with a distinct obverse and reverse die. The first marriage, BD-1, features the final S in STATES positioned over the S in PLURIBUS. It is the secondmost elusive variant after BD-3 with an estimated 50 to 65 pieces known.

    Light yellow-gold color yields to bursts of sun-gold near the left-hand stars. Frosty luster abounds, delivering wonderful eye appeal to both sides. The central high points are incompletely defined, and a linear depression occurs above the portrait, but none of these significantly affect the desirability or significance of this Mint State Capped Bust half eagle. Population: 9 in 61, 18 finer. CAC: 3 in 61, 6 finer (10/16).
    From The Hutchinson Collection.

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

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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