U.S. Coins Gold Coinage $5 Draped Bust Gold

1805 $5 NGC MS61

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Degree of Toning: 2/10
DLRC Inventory #: 87016

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Auction Name: Richmond Sale, Part I.
Closed On: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 6:00 PM.
Realized: $9,200.

Item Description:
Miller 74, Unlisted in Breen. Rarity 7. A remarkable nice example of this date, far nicer than the grade would indicate. The color is a rich, yellow-green, the strike is exceptional, and the aesthetic appeal is wonderful. Struck from heavily clashed dies, which effectively destroyed the obverse die by cracking it across in one place, and with other intersecting cracks that spelled the end for this variety. The reverse is heavily clashed, but it survived...

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Catalog Details:
PCGS #: 8088 ()
Catalog: U.S. Coins
Category: Gold Coinage
Series: $5 Draped Bust Gold
Type: Draped bust, large eagle
Years for Type: 1795-1807
Strike: Business
Denomination: Half eagle
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: 91.67% gold; 8.33% silver & copper
Weight: 8.75g
Edge Type: Reeded
Mintage: 33,183