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1801 $10 AU53 NGC. BD-2, R.2....

2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia #1173

 
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Auction Ended On: Aug 3, 2012
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Location: Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
201 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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1801 BD-2 Ten, AU53
Lovely Orange Patina
1801 $10 AU53 NGC. BD-2, R.2. Orange-red luster outlines the design elements of this scarce early large diameter gold type coin. The devices are pale yellow-gold, and the open fields are apricot. Light wear is evident on the scroll and other highpoints. Tiny marks are scattered, but none are of any singular relevance. BD-2 is the variety with curious parallel die lines within Liberty's cap. At first glance, they appear to be clashmarks from the shield, but they are too narrow for that cause. The Bass-Dannreuther standard reference refers to the die lines only with a quote from the Bass notebook, "nine vertical spines in cap," and chooses not to speculate on their origin.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 2627, PCGS# 8564)

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