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Variety equivalents:
Breen 1-A, Breen 6413

Rarity 3 (Scarce)

The obverse of this variety was also used on:
Miller 2 
Miller 3

This was the only use of the reverse die.

Attribution guide:
Obverse: all letters of LIBERTY are recut.  The Y of LIBERTY crowds and touches the adjacent star; the tops of the T and the Y are on the same level (compare with Obverse 4, which shows the Y higher than the T).

Reverse: three berries (diagnostic), missing the inner berry on the left side of the wreath.

Significant examples:
An NGC MS-65 example (B&M 05/2004:407) was incorrectly attributed as a Breen 1-A.  It is actually a Breen 1-B.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

"United States Half Eagle Gold Coins 1795 to 1834" by Robert W. Miller, Sr.