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1803 $10 Large Stars Reverse AU58 NGC. Breen-6845, Taraszka-30, BD-5, High R.4....

2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction #1158

 
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Auction Ended On: Aug 12, 2011
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Location: Marriott - Chicago O Hare
8535 W. Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631

Description:
Near-Mint 1803 Capped Bust Right Eagle
BD-5 Variety, Extra Star on Reverse
1803 $10 Large Stars Reverse AU58 NGC. Breen-6845, Taraszka-30, BD-5, High R.4. A nominal mintage of 15,017 Capped Bust Right eagles was accomplished in 1803, with six die varieties known for the date. The present coin represents the BD-5 variety that was discovered by Harry Bass in 1966. The BD-5 is popular with collectors because of the mysterious small star stamped over the final cloud. No one has formulated a satisfactory explanation for the presence of this feature, but it seems impossible for it to be accidental. The BD-5 probably accounted for 3,000-5,000 pieces of the original mintage, with a surviving population of 90-110 examples today in all grades.
The present coin is a sharply detailed example, with just a touch of high-point wear on the devices. The distinctive extra star is plainly visible inside the final cloud. The attractive surfaces retain much original mint luster and show few signs of contact. Census for 14 Star Reverse: 10 in 58, 26 finer (7/11).(Registry values: P3) (PCGS# 98565)

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