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    Brilliant 1805 BD-1 Quarter Eagle, AU58

    1805 $2 1/2 AU58 NGC. CAC. BD-1, R.4. Brilliant yellow-gold surfaces with nearly full luster, especially frosty on the reverse. The strike is bold in all areas except the centers, as usual for the design. Nearly vertical reverse adjustment marks are evident across the eagle and clouds. Despite a few scattered surface marks, this is an exceptional example for the grade.

    Die State.
    The obverse is cracked from star 7 to the tops of LIB.

    Condition Census.
    Although a relatively plentiful issue, Mint State examples are extremely rare with only three or four low-level pieces known. Choice AU and near-Mint examples are also elusive and highly desirable.

    Appearances.
    Illustrated in our 1992 ANA catalog.

    Obverse 1. The upper left serif of 1 lightly joins the hair curl and 5 is smaller than the other digits.
    180 are closely spaced with 05 even closer. LIB are more closely spaced than other letters. Top left serif of E is missing. L is slightly low. Seven stars left and six right. Stars 1 and 13 are distant from the hair and bust, while stars 7 and 8 are closer to the cap and Y. Star pairs 8-9 and 10-11 are slightly closer than others. A dentil over the right side of star 9 is larger than others and triangular, almost reaching the star.
    State a. Perfect. State b. Cracked from star 7 to the tops of LIB.

    Reverse Die. Star 11 is sharply recut with a total of 10 points.
    All E's are missing their upper left serif. D is equally close to the third and fourth feathers. ITED are each slightly higher than their adjacent letter to the left. E and D lean slightly right. First S is slightly low and A is slightly high. The upright of E is over the space between clouds 4 and 5. First A in AMERICA close to the third and fourth feathers. Final A touches the claw. AME and RI are close while ER and ICA are widely spaced. Leaves join I under the right foot and C at the center. Five berries with one stemless, two having short stems, and two having long stems. Only one arrow point extends past the right side of U with the outer arrow point below center of that letter. Thirteen large stars with only star 5 in the top row not touching the clouds. Star 12 has a point between the lower and upper beak with another point touching the ribbon. Star 13 is isolated in the field, not touching devices.
    State a. Perfect.

    Heritage Commentary.
    Most known examples of this date grade XF or low AU, and many have some sort of impairment that lessens the desirability. The Ed Price specimen is an excellent exception, a high quality near-Mint representative.

    Consignor Commentary.
    None

    Provenance.
    Ex: 1992 ANA (Heritage, 8/1992), lot 831.
    From The Ed Price Collection.
    (Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# BFVV, PCGS# 7653)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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