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Session 1: LIVE AUCTION SESSIONS
  1. USCOIN (987)
Session 2: INTERNET ONLY SESSIONS
  1. USCOIN (1524)



Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio   |   June 2018 Baltimore Auction   |   21 - 26 June 2018 Sort by Lot-NumberSort by Estimate
Online bidding ends:  20 June 2018 23:00 CEST (Session 1: LIVE AUCTION SESSIONS)   |   25 June 2018 17:00 CEST (Session 2: INTERNET ONLY SESSIONS)

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Session 1: LIVE AUCTION SESSIONS, Lot 47





Estimate: 8'000 USD   |   Starting price: 1 USD Bid on this lot at the auctioneer's website
Capped Bust Left Half Eagle


1809/8 Capped Bust Left Half Eagle. BD-1, the only known dies. Rarity-3+. MS-61 (PCGS).
This is a charming example with superior quality and eye appeal for the assigned grade. Both sides are fully struck with razor sharp definition to both the central and peripheral devices. Soft satin luster blends nicely with warm khaki-gold patina, the in hand appearance uncommonly smooth at the MS-61 level and worthy of a strong bid. A popular variety with early gold type and variety collectors alike, the 1809 half eagle has traditionally been listed as an overdate, although the underdigit may be an erroneously punched 9 and not an 8. In any event this issue is scarce, the only known die pairing probably accounting for only a percentage of the 33,875 half eagles struck during calendar year 1809 (the balance of the mintage likely comprised 1808-dated coins, probably of the BD-4 Wide 5 D variety). Premium quality in an MS-61 holder and with an impressive provenance to boot, this handsome piece is sure to see spirited bidding at auction.
PCGS# 8104. NGC ID: BFXK.

Ex B. Max Mehl's sale of the William Cutler Atwater Collection, June 1946, lot 1627; Hollinbeck Stamp & Coin Co., December 1947; our sale of the Alexander Collection, November 2017, lot 10174. Collector envelopes with provenance notation included.

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