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1802/1 $2 1/2

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Type Coin
Title 1802/1 $2 1/2
Date 1802/1
Grade EF40
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 7650
Denomination 2 1/2

1802 $2 1/2 BD-3, R.5 -- Mount Removed -- NGC Details. XF. Bass-Dannreuther Die State b/b. The obverse die exhibits light clash marks and the reverse die has a short crack from the wing tip to the border at 2 o'clock and another from the left tip of the shield up to the scroll. Dimes and quarter eagles shared the reverse die that appeared first to strike 1802 BD-3 quarter eagles without die cracks, second to strike 1802 JR-1 dimes, third to strike additional 1802 BD-3 quarter eagles with die cracks as on this example, and fourth to strike 1803 JR-1 dimes, according to John Dannreuther. A mount was skillfully removed from the edge at 12 o'clock with no evidence of the removal apparent when viewing the obverse or reverse. The reddish tinted green-gold surfaces exhibit trivial adjustment marks. Dannreuther estimates that 60 to 75 examples of this variety survive today. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15099, realized $9000. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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