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    1823 Half Eagle, BD-1, AU58
    Scarce Type Coin

    1823 $5 BD-1, High R.4, AU58 NGC. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/a. The Capped Bust to Left half eagle series was produced from 1813 through 1834, and suffered disproportionately high rates of melting due to the fact that the coins contained more bullion value than face value. As a consequence, survivors of this type are scarce for all dates and varieties. The 1823 is one of the more "fortunate" issues in that regard, however, as a relatively large number of 80 to 100 pieces are believed to be extant. This near-Mint representative is boldly struck, especially in the centers, with only the obverse stars and the eagle's talons showing a bit of incompleteness. Slight wear is noted on Liberty's lower hair curls, and a few wispy pinscratches occur in the obverse and reverse fields. Census: 6 in 58, 11 finer (9/15). (NGC ID# BFY4, Variety PCGS# 519932, Base PCGS# 8131)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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