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

Description

Near-Mint 1804 Eagle
Scarce Crosslet 4, BD-1 Variety
Last Year of Design

1804 $10 Crosslet 4 AU58 PCGS. Breen-6847, BD-1, High R.4. The 1804 eagle boasts a low mintage of 3,757 pieces and the BD-1 variety, with the Crosslet 4, is the only business-strike variety of the date. Regular-issue coinage of the eagle was suspended after 1804 and not resumed until 1838. While 1804 is the last date for the denomination, die state evidence indicates some coins dated 1803 (the rare BD-6 specimens) were struck after the 1804 issue was produced. The modest mintage total thus undoubtedly includes some coins with an 1803 date, reducing the original production figure of the Crosslet 4 to perhaps 2,500 examples. The Plain 4 proofs were made in 1834 to represent the denomination in the diplomatic presentation sets that included the 1804 silver dollar. In Early U.S. Gold Coin Varieties, John Dannreuther estimates a surviving population of 80-100 pieces in all grades, with a higher than normal percentage of cleaned and damaged coins. Coins in AU58 are rare, as confirmed by recent population data. Currently, PCGS has graded six examples in AU58, with nine finer; NGC has certified 13 near-Mint coins, with 27 finer (7/10).
The present coin is an attractive near-Mint specimen, with reflective prooflike surfaces and sharp striking details throughout. Crisp detail is present on the star centers and Liberty's hair. The surfaces are a pleasing greenish-gold and show little sign of actual wear. Some diagonal adjustment marks are apparent on the obverse, in the fields and on the bust. The eye appeal of this elusive coin is outstanding, and post-strike abrasions are minimal for the grade.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# BFYU, PCGS# 8566)


Fees, Shipping, 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
August, 2010
11th-15th Wednesday-Sunday
Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
Page Views: 959

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

Heritage membership

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 
Consign now
  • Cash Advances
  • More Bidders
  • Trusted Experts
  • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
Only 20 days left to consign to the 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas!

Learn about consigning with us

This is why I like purchasing from Heritage, you are so customer oriented and with your size and my meager purchases it always amazes me how quickly you respond.
Ken Nelson,
Moulton, AL
View More Testimonials

HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Compete.com)

Video tutorial

Getting the most out of search

Recent auctions

2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN
2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN
REALIZED $6,568,622
2016 June 22 - 24 World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong
2016 June 22 - 24 World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong
REALIZED $2,786,250
2016 June 23 - 24 World Currency Signature Auction - Hong Kong
2016 June 23 - 24 World Currency Signature Auction - Hong Kong
REALIZED $779,321

© 2016 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved