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Lot 4410

1804 $5 Capped Bust. Small 8. . BD-1, Breen-6443, late die state with reverse cud. PCGS graded MS-64. Encased in PCGS holder 21973690. A lovely coin with nice golden toning. The surfaces on this handsome coin are judged by us to be bright yellow to greenish gold in color, and quite lustrous, highly frosted, dramatically so, with the MS64 grade acting on behalf of its outstanding quality. Circumstances with the bloom off the dies being what it is, sharp-edged devices and lettering throughout add immensely to the coin's beauty. 1804 is noted for its sharp, clear detail, and this coin's strike is right up there among the finest seen. BD-1 has several notable identifiers. First is the "normal 8" in the date (formerly a small 8, but it is the correct 8 punch according to Dannreuther). The top of the 1 is blunt missing its flag, like 1800. The 4 is small. On the reverse there is a graver line from the left shield point through B in ribbon, through star 12 to the upper beak.

Those collectors who have a taste for sitting back and watching other people bid, so essential to the genre of this field, will do wise to pick up their bid card (or press the correct computer button) and show their willingness to compete for the honor of possessing this 1804 early half eagle! Pop 4; none finer at PCGS (PCGS # 8085) .
Estimated Value $50,000 - 55,000.
Ohringer Family Trust Holdings.

Realized $51,750

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