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    1808 Capped Bust Left Quarter Eagle, Unc Details
    Popular One-Year Type Coin, BD-1

    1808 $2 1/2 BD-1, R.4 -- Repaired -- NGC Details. Unc. Ex: Hilt Collection. Bass-Dannreuther Die State b. From a small mintage of 2,710 pieces, the 1808 Capped Bust Left quarter eagle is the only issue with the Large Bust obverse, making it an extremely popular one-year type coin. Only a single variety is known for the date, with a surviving population of 125-150 examples in all grades.

    A still-attractive representative of this sought-after early gold type coin, this piece offers well-detailed design elements, with just a touch of softness on some stars and the eagle's claws. The obverse shows the weak dentilation always seen on this issue and the pleasing antique-gold surfaces show only minor signs of contact.
    From The Liberty USA Collection. (NGC ID# BFVZ, Variety PCGS# 45515, Base PCGS# 7660)

    Weight: 4.37 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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