Menu
Welcome Sign-In | Join Now
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

Description

Highly Lustrous 1795 Small Eagle Ten
13 Leaves, BD-1, MS63

1795 $10 13 Leaves MS63 PCGS. CAC. Breen-6830, Taraszka-1, BD-1, High R.3. The United States Mint produced gold coins for the first time in 1795, starting with half eagles, and beginning the ten dollar gold series in September. A modest mintage of 5,583 eagles dated 1795 was achieved during the fiscal year, with deliveries taking place from September 27, 1795 through March 30, 1796. Five different die marriages are known for the date, with BD-1 the most "common" variety. The BD-1 obverse die is characterized by the closely spaced date, with the 1 close to the curl, and the tip of the 5 overlapping the bust. Star 11 is extremely close to Y in LIBERTY, and there are two lumps visible in the field near Y. The reverse die has 13 leaves in the palm branch, one of which nearly touches U in UNITED.
In Early U.S. Gold Coin Varieties, John Dannreuther estimates a total surviving population of 225-325 examples of the BD-1 variety in all grades. The date may be available in the context of early U.S. gold coinage, but it is scarce in absolute terms. In Choice Uncirculated grades, it is quite rare. NGC has certified only 13 coins at the MS63 level, with eight finer; and PCGS has graded only 12 examples at the Choice level, with eight finer (2/09).
The present coin is a fantastic representative of this historic date. The strike is admirable for such an early issue. Some softness is noted on the central details, but the peripheries are sharp, with bold detail on the stars. The surfaces display thick mint frost, with some semiprooflike areas in the reverse field. The surfaces are amazingly clean, with just a few field marks and tiny planchet flaws visible through a glass. A truly extraordinary prize for the type collector or early gold aficionado.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 25ZU, PCGS# 8551)

Service and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | PCGS Guarantee of Grade and Authenticity  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
March, 2009
28th-31st
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 18
Members Tracking: N/A
Page Views: 7,183

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

Heritage membership

946,040
bidder-members
$893,760,340
sold in the last year

Join Now - It's Free

VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 

Consignments wanted

Only 35 days left to consign to the 2015 December 10 - 12 World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong!

Learn about consigning with us

Several people contacted me who felt similarly about the way the auction was handled. At this point in my career I'm much more concerned with the respectful professionalism in all forms when it comes to my life's work. I truly appreciate your efforts in t
David B.,
Dallas, TX
View More Testimonials

HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com

Video tutorial

Getting the most out of search

Recent auctions

2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $34,801,934
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
REALIZED $9,698,676
2015 August 13 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
2015 August 13 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $1,870,380

© 2015 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved