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    1807 Capped Bust Quarter Eagle, AU53
    BD-1, Original Two-Toned Surfaces

    1807 $2 1/2 BD-1, R.3, AU53 PCGS. CAC. Bass-Dannreuther Die State b/b, light die cracks. The beautifully original surfaces feature lighter honey-gold on the high points that contrasts against deeper amber- to brownish-gold in the fields. The faint planchet adjustment marks on the obverse blend into equally minor, inconspicuous ticks from light handling. Faint rub is present, of course, but ample luster remains, more than compensating. Only a single die pair was required to strike the 6,800-plus examples of this issue, with a reverse die carried over from 1805. This is the most frequently seen date among the Capped Bust Right quarter eagles, and this example would make an admirable addition to a high-grade type set. (NGC ID# BFVY, Variety PCGS# 45514, Base PCGS# 7656)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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