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    1818 Capped Head Left Half Eagle, MS62
    STATESOF, BD-2 Variety

    1818 $5 STATESOF, BD-2, R.4, MS62 PCGS. Bass-Dannreuther Die State c, with the bisecting die crack from the rim, through star 6, the bust, and the second 8 in the date. According to Mint records, a substantial mintage of 48,588 Capped Head Left half eagles was achieved in 1818, with three die varieties known for the date. This coin represents the BD-2 variety, easily recognized by the engraver's mistake of spelling STATESOF as one word on the reverse. The BD-2 is the most available variety of the date, but the surviving population still numbers no more than 100-125 examples in all grades. This was the only use of both dies.

    The present coin is an attractive MS62 specimen, with sharply detailed design elements and lightly marked orange-gold surfaces throughout. Vibrant mint luster adds to the outstanding eye appeal. Population: 11 in 62, 7 finer (7/19).

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 519912, Base PCGS# 8121)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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