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Lot 1183

1805 $2.50 Capped Bust. . BD-1, Breen-6121. PCGS graded AU-58. Nice light gold toning with semi reflective surfaces. Low mintage of 1,781. Only the one die pairing known for this year. The Capped Bust Right Quarter Eagle type which began in 1796, lasted through 1807, however total production was under 20,000 coins in that entire span of 20 years! The rarity of these has always been appreciated by numismatists and from an early date the 1805 has been sought-after along with the rest as really quite elusive in all grades. This lovely AU58 example shows refreshing amounts of smooth yellow-gold luster with subtle greenish accents. Under magnification, wispy adjustment marks can be seen angling across the portrait. A short curved lint mark does not quite touch the first S in STATES. Pop 13; 7 finer. (PCGS # 7653) .
Estimated Value $19,000 - 21,000.
The Mark Gordon Collection.

Realized $18,975

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