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

Description

1797 Small Eagle Ten-Dollar AU 55/The Ex: Mickley and Garrett Specimen

1797 Small Eagle AU 55 NGC. B. 1-A, the only variety of the type. The final issue of the Small Eagle type and the rarest of the three dates. As Akers points out only the 1798/7 7x6 Stars had fewer auction appearances. Breen estimates a survival percentage of only 1.5% which would translate to approximately 54 coins in all grades. This is only the second example we have handled in the past five years, the other being an XF 40. Reasonably well struck the upper hair curls show some of the usually seen softness as does the head of the eagle and the feathers in the center of the eagle's breast. The surfaces overall are a bright green-gold with a mild accent of reddish patina around the peripheries. The fields are semi-prooflike, as often seen on early tens, and the only marks of any note are a small cluster in the left obverse field as well as a short diagonal mark in the lower right obverse field. Of great importance to early gold collectors as well as type collectors with its distinctive star arrangement. Population: 5 in 55, 2 finer (1/98).
Ex: Joseph J. Mickley; William Sumner Appleton; obtained by T. Harrison Garrett from W. Elliot Woodward on January 18, 1883; Garrett III (B&R, 10/80), lot 1657. (NGC ID# 25ZX, PCGS# 8555)

Service and Handling Description: (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
March, 1998
21st-24th
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 2
Members Tracking: N/A
Page Views: 234

Heritage membership

941,630
bidder-members
$883,856,462
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

Consign to the 2015 December 10 - 12 World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong.

Learn about consigning with us

You are the Rolls-Royce of auction companies.
P.N.,
Hunt Valley, PA
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 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN
2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN
REALIZED $8,308,723
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $6,503,481
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $10,592,191

© 2015 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved