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Lot 2252

1806 $5 Capped Bust. Round 6. NGC graded AU-58 Breen-5E. Light even gold toning. Only this single Round 6 die known. Stars arranged 7x6. This 1806 half eagle variety has an obverse with an entirely different date font from all others of this coinage year. The most familiar difference, and the feature usually referenced (A Guide Book of United States Coins variety), is the distinct knobbed 6 in the date. Perhaps even more quickly noted is the layout of the stars on the obverse. On all 1806 half eagles with a Pointed 6, the stars are arranged with eight left and five right. On this Knobbed 6 obverse, however, the stars are arranged with seven left and six right. The reverse is from the same die as the one of the Pointed 6 half eagle varieties. Muted luster graces the satiny, matte-like surfaces of this attractively Mint State. A blend of medium gold, and faint orange gold graces both sides. The strike is somewhat soft on the shield, though the design elements are crisp elsewhere. Excellent rims, without bruises, although some of the dentils fade away in places. Pop 17; 78 finer. (PCGS # 8089) .
Estimated Value $8,000 - 9,000.

Realized $9,344

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