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    Unworn 1826/6 Two and a Half, BD-1

    1826/6 $2 1/2 --Cleaned--ICG. MS60 Details. BD-1, R.5. As noted in Bass-Dannreuther, "Traditionally, this coin has been called an overdate and the mintage figure has been reported to be a firm [italics theirs] 760. Both of the assumptions are probably wrong, as the 6 of the date appears only to have been recut and some of the coins delivered in 1827 were probably dated 1826." That said, this date remains notably rare in all grades, much less with all original detail intact as this yellow-gold and orange-gold piece boasts. Only subdued luster from a past cleaning keeps this coin from a stratospheric price tag.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# BFW5, PCGS# 7665)

    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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    March, 2009
    28th-31st Saturday-Tuesday
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