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Lot 1955

1811 $5 Capped Draped Bust. Tall 5. NGC graded MS-61. Well struck and lightly toned. Another exciting opportunity for the specialized collector, one who, over the years, got experience with earlier United States gold pieces but now wants the bigger challenge of acquiring these elusive early "classic period" pieces. Two varieties have been identified from the 1811 half eagle mintage of 99,851 coins. These have a common obverse die mated with two distinctly different reverse dies. These reverses are quickly identified by the denomination, which is either tall and wide as displayed here, or short and close. Neither variety is rare, per se, although this Tall 5 variety is considerably scarcer. This variety shares the same reverse as the 1810 Small Date, Tall 5 variety. Pop 10; 10 finer; 4 in 62; 2 in 63; 3 in 64; 1 in 65.
Estimated Value $8,000 - 9,000.

Realized $10,925

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