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    1798 Heraldic Eagle Five, AU53
    BD-5, Large 8, 13 Stars Reverse

    1798 $5 Large Eagle, Large 8, 13 Stars Reverse, BD-5, High R.5, AU53 PCGS. Bass-Dannreuther c/b. A biplanar die crack bisects the obverse between star 7 and the 8 in the date. BD-5 is a rare die marriage, with only 30 to 40 survivors per Dannreuther. The prominent crack may have led to an early retirement for the obverse die. All examples we have seen show the crack, although on about half the specimens, the crack does not extend through the 8. This honey-gold representative displays light wear on Liberty's forehead, cheek, and cap. The wings are lustrous, and the only notable mark is a straight line on the cheek. Die flaws below the E in LIBERTY are as made.
    From The Long Island Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 507325, Base PCGS# 8078)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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