Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

    Description

    Select Mint State 1795 BD-2 Eagle

    1795 $10 13 Leaves MS63 PCGS. Breen 2-A, Breen-6830, Taraszka-2, Bass-3170, BD-2, High R.4. Most authors worry that new information will be discovered shortly after a book is published. This coin seems to present new information regarding the BD-2 variety of 1795 half eagle. This following the publication of Early U.S. Gold Coin Varieties by John Dannreuther and the late Harry Bass just last summer. The die state of this example is not consistent with known states previously reported. There is no visible evidence of any obverse cracks described by John Dannreuther or Anthony Taraszka, but a clearly visible die crack joins the northeast point of star 13 and the border. The reverse die appears perfect with no evidence of any die cracks. This means that this coin was struck prior to the latest die states of BD-1 except conventional wisdom dictates otherwise. It is currently believed that BD-1 was struck first, followed by BD-2. The obverse also shows no evidence of die lapping although the reverse is lapped.
    This is either an early die state, struck before a second group of BD-1 coins, or it is a late die state with die cracks lapped away. We believe the former is more accurate. This coin was struck immediately after the earliest die states of 1795 BD-1, before the reverse die cracked. There is no doubt that the obverse die crack from star 13 to the border was merely overlooked by earlier observers.
    This specimen is a lovely 1795 eagle with frosty mint luster and brilliant greenish yellow-gold color. The surfaces have a few minor abrasions that are consistent with the grade. It is highly attractive and free of all but the slightest peripheral adjustment marks. The central obverse and reverse design details are characteristically weak. Although the reported PCGS population shows several finer examples, most all of those are the BD-1 variety. This 1795 BD-2 variety is much scarcer with fewer than 100 pieces known in all grades. We believe that this example is approaching the finest known status. Population: 10 in 63, 8 finer (10/06).
    From The Essex Palm Collection.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 25ZU, PCGS# 8551)


    View all of [The Essex Palm Collection ]

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Coin/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
    January, 2007
    3rd-6th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 745

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) 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 2017 April 7 - 11 CCE World Coins Signature Auction - Chicago!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I appreciate all of your work, your expert advice, and the “hand-holding” as I ventured out into the world of the consignments & auctions for the first time!
    Kathleen Rotert
    View More Testimonials

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

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 January 4 - 9 FUN  US Coins Signature Auction - Fort Lauderdale
    2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Fort Lauderdale
    REALIZED $42,378,859
    2017 January 8 - 9 NYINC World Coins Signature Auction - New York
    2017 January 8 - 9 NYINC World Coins Signature Auction - New York
    REALIZED SO FAR $15,656,887
    2017 January 5 - 9 FUN World Currency Signature Auction -
    2017 January 5 - 9 FUN World Currency Signature Auction -
    REALIZED $1,310,502