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


1803 Small Stars Reverse Ten Dollar, BD-3
Bright, Lustrous MS62+ Example

1803 $10 Small Stars Reverse MS62+ PCGS Secure. Breen-6844, Taraszka-28, BD-3, R.4. Six varieties of 1803 eagles are known, all from a single obverse die. The six reverses include this die, which was previously used for 1801 BD-2, and the reverse of 1803 BD-6, which was also used for all of the 1804 eagles. The 1803 BD-3 die combination is the most plentiful Small Stars Reverse variety, and the BD-5 marriage is the most plentiful Large Stars Reverse variety.
This late die state example has light obverse and heavy reverse clash marks. The obverse clash marks are most visible in front of Liberty's neck, while those on the reverse are especially prominent in the center. The reverse has a short die crack joining the tops of I and T in UNITED, continuing to the border over the left side of the E. Dannreuther describes a second crack from the ribbon just inside the right wing up to star 6, although that feature appears to be a clash mark instead of a crack.
This lustrous example has splendid reddish-yellow surfaces. A few light adjustment marks at the top of the cap and at the date are the cause of design weakness on the reverse, especially at the left claw and arrowheads. Minor blemishes and scratches are evident. Most notable among the latter are one in front of the face, and another within the reverse stars. This wonderful Mint State piece will undoubtedly find a home with an advanced gold specialist. Population for the Small Stars Reverse: 1 in 62+, 21 finer (5/11).(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 2629, PCGS# 8565)

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
July, 2011
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 9
Members Tracking: N/A
Page Views: 1,219

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
15% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

Heritage membership

sold in the last year

Join Now - It's Free

  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

Consignments wanted

Only 13 days left to consign to the 2015 October 29 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York!

Learn about consigning with us

Their professionalism and substantial collector base made me feel very comfortable listing my artwork with them.  I will definitely use them again in the future.
Jim Atkinson,
Murfreesboro, TN
View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit:

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