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Lot 4419

1812 $5 Capped Draped Bust. . BD-1, Breen-6466, Wide 5 D. PCGS graded MS-64 PQ. Lovely rich golden colors. A nice frosty coin. The years 1810, 1811, and 1812 provide collectors with the majority of early Capped Bust Left half eagles, with choice specimens being available but by no means common. This handsome MS64 fits the requirement for the grade and, indeed, merits special mention because the luster is so pure, original, and blemish-free. The strike is crisp in most areas, though some lack of detail may be noted at the eagle on the reverse. A few trace adjustment lines visible in the shield and URI of the motto. A small identifier mark in the field rests between S and O(F).

The Wide 5 D variety is the first one listed in the Dannreuther reference as it is the first of two uses for the obverse die which deteriorated over time (but the only use of this reverse, which has the 5 and D strangely separated, as the D is about centered between the 5 and the last A of AMERICA). There are no clash marks, lapping, or die cracks evident, which suggests this is an early state of the dies. Pop 38; 5 finer, 4 in 65, 1 in 66 (PCGS # 8112) .
Estimated Value $35,000 - 38,000.
Ohringer Family Trust Holdings.

Realized $37,950

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