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    1799 Large Reverse Stars Five Dollar, AU53
    BD-8, 22 to 30 Pieces Known

    1799 $5 Large Reverse Stars, BD-8, R.6, AU53 PCGS. Bass-Dannreuther Die State b/b. Nine varieties exist for the 1799 half eagle, seven with Small Reverse Stars and two with Large Reverse Stars. With only 7,451 pieces struck for the calendar year and just 250 estimated survivors for all varieties combined, every die marriage for the 1799 five dollar should be considered scarce, if not rare. BD-8 is a rarity with only 22 to 30 examples believed known. These coins feature a narrow date with star 9 touching the Y in LIBERTY and the right foot of the second A in AMERICA touching the claw.

    This example is in a late die state with a bisecting vertical crack on the obverse and additional cracks around the reverse. The devices show an uneven impression and high-point softness, but glowing golden-orange luster brightens the recesses of the design. Small abrasions are peppered over each side, and the obverse shows a handful of curving strike-throughs. Population (both Large Reverse Stars varieties): 2 in 53, 16 finer (8/20).
    From The Maurice Storck Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 519883, Base PCGS# 98081)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2020
    14th-17th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 24
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