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    1834 Five Dollar, AU Sharpness
    With Motto, Crosslet 4, BD-2
    Rare Capped Head Date

    1834 $5 With Motto, Crosslet 4, BD-2, R.5 -- Damaged -- NGC Details. AU. Bass-Dannreuther Die State b/b with lengthy cracks on both right-side borders. A moderately circulated caramel-gold example of the challenging Capped Head Left type. Neither side shows any noticeable abrasions, though the right obverse field is mildly glossy, and the remaining luster is slightly subdued. 1834 was a transitional year for the half eagle, as the gold content was reduced and the design was changed to the Classic type. Since they were valued above face, the old tenor gold coins were predominantly melted, and the relatively few that remain are under strong demand from early type collectors.

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