The bright yellow-gold surfaces of this lustrous specimen enjoy warm olive highlights and good overall eye appeal in spite of the NGC qualifier. Indeed, it takes a loupe to identify the traces of the long-ago cleaning. An old and faint obverse scratch at star 7 is the only mark that readily presents itself to the unaided eye. This example is from the Bass-Dannreuther Obverse State c, "further clashed," and Reverse State b, "clashed, lapped, crack at UNI(TED)." Later in the reverse die's usage a cud appears at the rim at ITE, and the faint crack seen here at UNI later becomes quite bold. Perhaps just 150 to 200 examples of the 1802/1 BD-8 variety are known. If you are collecting early half eagles by variety -- an admirable pursuit in our eyes -- this particular specimen may fill the bill for the variety, as its in-person appearance is finer than NGC lets on.