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    1795 Capped Bust Right Eagle, AU Details
    Rare 9 Leaves, BD-3 Variety

    1795 $10 9 Leaves, BD-3, R.6 -- Repaired -- PCGS Genuine. AU Details. Bass-Dannreuther Die State d/b, with incomplete detail on the eagle's tail, due to lapping and a die break from the right foot of the first A in AMERICA. The United States Mint struck ten dollar gold coins for the first time in 1795, when a reported mintage of just 5,583 pieces was accomplished. Five die varieties are known for the date. This coin represents the rare BD-3 variety, easily recognized by the nine leaves in the palm frond. The BD-3 dies probably struck fewer than 500 pieces of the reported mintage and John Dannreuther estimates the surviving population of the variety at just 20-22 examples in all grades. The obverse die was also used to strike the BD-2 and BD-5 varieties of this date, but this was the only use of the distinctive reverse die.

    The present coin shows just a touch of wear on the high points of the strongly impressed design elements, but the eagle's tail is incomplete at its juncture with the leg, due to lapping. The lightly abraded orange-gold surfaces show a few small planchet voids in the obverse field, near BER of LIBERTY. Evidence of smoothing shows between the rim and the palm frond on the reverse. The overall presentation is quite attractive for this famous early gold rarity.
    From The James Dines "Original Goldbug" Collection.


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