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Lot 3359

1808/7 $5 Capped Draped Bust BD-2, Rarity 4+. NGC graded AU-58. Semi-reflective surfaces and basically untoned. Natural greenish color gold. Two 1808/7 die varieties are known, both sharing a common reverse die with a tightly spaced denomination. The obverses for BD-1 and BD-2 appear similar, but can be told apart by the position of the dentil below the date. BD-2, this variety, has an open curl above the 0 in the date while BD-1 does not.

The surfaces are a pleasing yellow-gold with ample luster in the protected areas. The strike is relatively strong on the obverse and a little less so on the reverse, mainly at the neck feathers. The piece offered here is easily within the top half of the AU58 population with respect to surfaces, detail, and overall visual appeal and it is highly doubtful that more than a handful of such specimens are available for sale at any one time! Pop 12; 28 finer (PCGS # 8103) .
Estimated Value $7,000 - 8,000.


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