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    1811 Half Eagle, MS64
    Tall 5, BD-1, Middle Die State
    Tied Finest at NGC

    1811 $5 Tall 5, BD-1, High R.3, MS64 NGC. Bass-Dannreuther Die State b/d with light clash marks from the shield near Liberty's earlobe. The advanced collector can complete the John Reich design type by date, 1807 through 1812, although a few die varieties, such as the 1810 Large Date, Small 5, are essentially unobtainable. The present 1811 Tall 5 BD-1 variety is moderately rarer than its Small 5 BD-2 alternative.

    This is a magnificent apricot-gold representative of the Capped Bust Left series. Choice Uncirculated surfaces are lustrous and devoid of evident abrasions. The strike is sharp, although we note slight blending on the top of the scroll near the RI in PLURIBUS. Eye appeal is terrific, with soft mint luster illuminating exceptionally well-preserved fields and devices. Census (for the Tall 5 variety): 5 in 64, 0 finer (9/19). (NGC ID# BFXS, Variety PCGS# 507600, Base PCGS# 8110)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    January, 2020
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
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