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    1818 Capped Head Half Eagle, MS63 ★
    Very Scarce BD-1 Example

    1818 $5 BD-1, R.5. MS63 ★ NGC. Bass-Dannreuther Die State c. A respectable mintage of 48,588 Capped Head half eagles was accomplished in 1818, with three die varieties known for the date. This coin represents the very scarce BD-1 variety, with normally spaced STATES OF in the reverse legend and normal 5D in the denomination. The BD-1 probably accounted for 10,000-15,000 pieces of the reported mintage and the surviving population numbers 50-65 examples in all grades. This was the only use of both obverse and reverse dies.

    The present coin is an attractive Select specimen, with sharply struck design elements that show a few effects of lapping on the eagle's claws. There are a few clash marks on the obverse, but the pleasing orange and reddish-gold surfaces show just a few scattered signs of contact. Traces of original mint luster are evident and the overall presentation is quite appealing. Census: 1 in 63 ★ , 4 finer (3/15).
    From The Virginia Cabinet.

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

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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