Early Half Eagles 1807 $5 Bust Left, BD-8, R.2, MS64+

Early Half Eagles
1807 $5 Bust Left, BD-8, R.2, MS64+ PCGS. Ex: Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection. Bass-Dannreuther Die State c/a. This is one of two Bust Left variants for the year. They share a common obverse and are distinguished by the placement of the 5 in the denomination. Here, it appears left of the fletching tip. BD-8 is the more collectible marriage by a long shot with 500 to 750 pieces believed extant.
This Plus-graded near-Gem features a lapped obverse and an unclashed, uncracked reverse. There are faint Mint-made adjustment marks around the reverse border. Yellow-gold surfaces display vibrant luster and strong strike definition.
Ex: Public Auction Sale (Lester Merkin, 3/1969), lot 184.



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