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    1833 BD-1 Two and a Half, AU53
    Challenging Early Gold Type

    1833 $2 1/2 BD-1, R.5, AU53 PCGS. Reduced diameter Capped Head Left quarter eagles were struck each year between 1829 and 1834. The first five issues are rare, while the final-year 1834 is very rare. The 1833 has a mintage of only 4,160 pieces, delivered by a single die pair. The 33 in the date is lightly repunched. The reverse die was used in prior years of the type, and is distinctive for its repunched U in UNITED, and a widely spaced STAT in STATES. This caramel-gold representative is housed in a green label holder. Marks are few, though we note a tick on the cheekbone, and a narrow impression on the obverse rim at 3 o'clock. The centers show moderate blending of impression usual for the date.
    Ex: Exclusively Internet Auction #24024 (Heritage, 2/2004), lot 13334.
    From The Gibney Family Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 45527, Base PCGS# 7673)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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