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    1796/5 Half Eagle, AU Details
    BD-1, Challenging Overdate

    1796/5 $5 BD-1, High R.4 -- Cleaned -- NGC Details. AU. Although 15 die pairs of the first-year 1795 half eagles are known, struck intermittently through at least 1797, only a single die marriage of 1796-dated fives is confirmed. All are overdates, with the ball of the 5 apparent at the base of the 5. The upper curve and crossbar are also evident. The Guide Book mintage is 6.196 pieces, but much of that production was likely from 1795-dated dies. This well-defined 1796/5 representative displays delicate hairlines upon inspection beneath a loupe. The high points such as the wingtips and eagle's legs confirm a stint in Early American commerce, but the surfaces show only incidental marks, and remain attractive.
    From The Long Island Collection.


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