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    1820 Curl Base 2, Large Letters Five
    BD-5, MS61, Ex: Bass

    1820 $5 Curl 2, Large Letters MS61 PCGS. Large Letters, Breen-6477, BD-5, R.6. Ex: Bass. Bass-Dannreuther Die State b/c. Even though only 20 to 25 pieces are believed known of this die pairing of the Curved Base 2 half eagle, Harry Bass owned four examples; put another way he owned approximately 20% of the known examples of this die marriage. This is one of the three pieces he owned of the later die states. The Large Letters feature on the reverse is difficult to discern, but a shortcut was found by Bass. The T punch has a "triangular punch in the bottom of upright" on the Large Letters subtype. The surfaces are described in the Bass catalog as, "reflective greenish-gold ... moderately abraded."
    Ex: Paramount (5/1976), lot 1077; Bass III (Bowers and Merena, 5/2000), lot 315.
    From The Oliver Collection.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 25PV, PCGS# 8127)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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