1807 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. BD-3. Rarity-5+. Large Reverse Stars. AU-58 (NGC). Vibrant lemon-yellow in color with blooms of satiny mint luster surrounding the design elements. Light friction is spotted in the right obverse field but the surfaces are free from individually distracting blemishes. Scattered clashmarks and die lumps are as-made and serve as convenient diagnostics of this Large Stars Reverse variety. Bass-Dannreuther 3 is one of the scarcer die marriages of the 1807 Capped Bust Right half eagle, accounting for only 2,500 to 5,000 examples of the 32,488 to 33,496 coins struck for this date, per John W. Dannreuther in the 2006 reference <em>Early U.S. Gold Coin Varieties: A Study of Die States, 1795-1834</em>. The limited number of examples struck is likely due to the crack from the arrows to star 12 before the eagles beak expanding to a point where it forced the early retirement of this reverse die from production. Only 35 to 45 examples of this variety are believed extant in all grades, and offerings are few and far between in todays market.