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Lot 1493

1808 $5 Capped Draped Bust. . BD-4, Breen-6457, Wide 5D variety. NGC graded AU-58. Frosty and untoned. Still frosty luster swirls over attractive lightly toned surfaces and is most in evidence within the devices and around the date, stars and legends. Light yellow gold with some sedate smooth tones and only a few very minute marks, highly original and very attractive. Careful examination reveals a few marks around the date and a reverse that is almost entirely frosted, including the open, least protected areas where one might find wear. The strike, as usually seen on this 1808 issue, is complete and finely detailed, with bold delineation of the hair, cap, drapery and on the eagle, feathers, claws, shield and scroll. No traces of clash marks, which is beneficial. The eye appeal of this coin actually strikes the cataloger as superior to most similarly graded AU58 Capped Bust Half Eagles of the period struck from 1807 to 1812. A choice type coin, ideal for inclusion in an advanced gold collection. Pop 37; 93 finer (PCGS # 8102) .
Estimated Value $9,000 - 9,500.

Realized $10,350

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