1795 $10 13 Leaves MS63 PCGS. CAC....
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13 Leaves, BD-1, MS63
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# 25ZT, PCGS# 8551)
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