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    Coveted 1795 13 Leaves Eagle

    1795 $10 13 Leaves--Scratched, Polished--ANACS. AU Details, Net XF40. Breen-6830, B. 1-A, Taraszka-1, R.3. Unnaturally bright and prooflike, but very sharp, since several breast feathers are present. A pinscratch at 1:30 on the reverse is not a significant distraction. Light adjustment marks, as produced, only affect the denticles on the reverse border between 6 and 8 o'clock. The Breen-1 and 2 obverse dies are similar and are often confused, but can be distinguished promptly by the die chip near the upper left of the Y in LIBERTY. 1795 is the initial year of gold coin production by the U.S. Mint; Half Eagles were also struck that year. An extremely desirable early gold type, the Small Eagle reverse was struck with just three dates and in limited quantities.(#8551) (Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 25ZU, PCGS# 8551)

    Weight: 17.50 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    June, 2005
    2nd-3rd Thursday-Friday
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