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    1807 Two and a Half, MS61
    BD-1, Early Gold Type Coin

    1807 $2 1/2 BD-1, R.3, MS61 NGC. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/b. 1807 is the final year for the Capped Bust Right type, which had ruled the denomination since its 1796 debut. Only 6,812 pieces were issued, all from the same pair of dies. The reverse die, identified by repunching on star 11, had been in use since 1805. This sun-gold Mint State example retains traces of light roller marks (as made) across the eagle, due to a moderately incomplete central strike. But no abrasions are remotely worthy of comment, and the eye appeal exceeds the numerical grade. Portions of the obverse field appear semiprooflike. Census: 20 in 61, 19 finer (9/19).
    From The Kodiak Collection. (NGC ID# BFVY, Variety PCGS# 45514, Base PCGS# 7656)

    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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