PCGS grade. Sold by Bowers & Ruddy Nov '79. Price realized $34,000. Pedigreed 5/6/15.
1813 BD-2 is one of two die varieties of 1813 identified by researchers Walter Breen, Harry W. Bass, Jr., and John Dannreuther. This is the rarer of the two varieties -- once rated Rarity 6 it is now considered a Rarity 4, with approximately 20-30 known. The two varieties share the same obverse, thus the varieties are distinguished by minor differences on the reverse.
The best example of this variety is the PCGS MS66+ example once owned by the Garretts (T. Harrison, Robert, and John Work) and D. Brent Pogue.
T. Harrison Garrett Collection - Robert Garrett Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:458, $34,000 - Superior Galleries 2/1991:2780 - Gold Rush Collection - Heritage 1/2005:30045, $230,000 - Heritage 1/2007:3530, $316,250 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers 2/2016:3146
Stack's/Bowers 11/2012:3270, $41,125- Heritage 4/2015:5322, $37,600