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    1805 BD-1 Quarter Eagle, AU58
    Dual-Denomination Dies

    1805 $2 1/2 BD-1, R.4, AU58 NGC. Ex: The Paramount Collection. Bass-Dannreuther Die State b/a. A die crack travels from the top left stars through LIB. John Dannreuther makes the point that the "mintage figure for this year may be one of the firmest to date, as it is believed that all 1,781 coins delivered in 1805 were of that date... ." This was the only die pair used to strike those coins, and it was later employed in the production of 1806 BD-1 and BD-2 quarter eagles, 1807 BD-1 quarter eagles, and 1807 JR-1 dimes. The dual-denomination nature of the dies certainly adds to the appeal of this scarce issue. Only 100 to 150 pieces are thought to exist.

    This borderline-Uncirculated representative features dramatic reddish-gold color and splashes of cobalt-blue around the borders. Although the highest points of the design are incomplete, it is a result of strike softness rather than wear; stars 4 through 7 are razor-sharp and appear virtually unworn. Adjustment marks occur at the lower and central obverse, while a few small hits are noted on the other side. Census: 14 in 58, 13 finer (12/20).
    From The Paramount Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 45511, Base PCGS# 7653)

    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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