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    1804 Half Eagle in Tin
    Judd-32, MS63
    Privately Struck in 19th Century

    1804 $5 Half Eagle, Judd-32, Pollock-6095, R.8, MS63 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. Reminiscent of the "restrike" 1804 cent, Judd-29 through Judd-32 were privately made during the mid-19th century, produced from U.S. Mint dies sold as scrap metal. states that the obverse die was altered from 1807, but that is incorrect. Both dies were originally used to strike 1804 half eagles: the obverse die coined BD-4, and the reverse die struck BD-7. The obverse die shattered with a heavy bisecting crack between 11:30 and 5 o'clock. A second heavy crack spans from the first crack to the rim near 9 o'clock. The reverse shows delicate cracks below the right scroll end. Broadstruck in tin with a plain edge from rusted dies. Due to outward metal flow, the dentils are indistinct, and the stars appear spindly and blurry. The eagle and Liberty bust are well impressed. The silver-gray surfaces appear unabraded. Judd-32 is extremely rare. This piece's 2006 offering is the only other auction appearance we can locate for the variety. As of (11/20), NGC and PCGS each report two pieces grade MS63, though we suspect resubmissions have inflated that roster.
    Ex: Superior (5/2006), lot 939.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 21082)

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