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    1834 Five Dollar, AU Details
    With Motto, Plain 4, BD-2

    1834 $5 With Motto, Plain 4, BD-2, R.5 -- Repaired -- PCGS Genuine. AU Details. The right obverse field is smoothed, but the overall look of the present caramel-gold representative is attractive. The strike is crisp except on the stars, and no marks are readily evident. Although Classic Head 1834 quarter eagles are plentiful, old tenor coins of that date and denomination are rare. The head of Liberty is larger and wears a cap instead of a headband. The reverse displays E PLURIBUS UNUM on a scroll on the upper field, the most obvious difference from its Classic successor. The Guide Book lists an 1834 Capped Head mintage of 50,141 pieces, but most were undoubtedly melted. The few hundred survivors are distributed over four die marriages, two each with a plain or crosslet 4.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 519956, Base PCGS# 8161)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2015
    7th-12th Wednesday-Monday
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