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Lot 2289

1807 $2.50 Capped Bust. . BD-1, Breen-6124. NGC graded MS-61. Mostly untoned. A radiant specimen of the kind of quality one likes to describe for bidders of this actively sought-after (but elusive) design. Smooth luster blends easily with pale greenish golden highlights on the frosted surfaces. A pair of faint lines are noticed in the obverse field at left. All stars well defined. Also, the cap and hair curls are, of being weak as on many of this short-lived series, sharply impressed by the dies. Just as impressive as the obverse is the bold impression on the reverse, where every detail stands out. The pictures do it justice but first-hand inspection under a low-powered magnifying glass brings out its many other virtues and intrinsic worth! Only 6,812 minted. Pop 29, 27 finer; 24 in 62; 3 in 63. (PCGS # 7656) .

Historic Note: 1807 is the date most often seen for this type. Some of the delivery for this year may have been prior-dated coins, but certainly most of them were dated 1807. Although the literature until recently failed tonote it, the stars on this 1805 reverse are large; those prior are either small or medium.
Estimated Value $25,000 - 27,000.

Realized $28,750

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