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    Elusive AU 14 Star Reverse
    1804 Two and a Half, BD-2

    1804 $2 1/2 14 Star Reverse AU50 PCGS. Breen-6119, BD-2, R.4. From the original mintage of 3,327 pieces, estimates of the number of extant pieces range from 50 to 60 (Akers, 1975) to Harry Bass's Sylloge, which places the number of survivors at 125. This is a popular variety for its obvious counting error: While for its first few years of existence the Mint added stars as new states were admitted to the Union, by the early 1800s it had standardized at the "Original 13." This coin's reverse shows a partial star punched into the leftmost cloud, perhaps providing the impetus for the 14 Stars error. This piece shows only light circulation wear, with considerable mint luster remaining, and lovely, distraction-free yellow-gold surfaces with copper-gold highpoints. Certified in a green label holder.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# BFVT, PCGS# 7652)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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