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    1796 Ten Dollar, AU55
    BD-1, The Only Die Pair of This Scarce Date

    1796 $10 BD-1, R.4, AU55 PCGS. Bass-Dannreuther Die State c/b. Only a single die pairing was used this year. Although its mintage of 4,146 pieces is similar to that of the 1795, the 1796 ten dollar is a considerably more difficult coin to locate in all grades. Presumably, fewer examples were retained as souvenirs at the time of issue. This issue has the added desirability among modern collectors as being the only early eagle with 8 stars left and 8 right. Very faint clash marks are encountered below the bust and between the upper leaves of the olive wreath. Although the eagle's neck offers faint rub, this well-struck Borderline Uncirculated representative has a bold strike and is without adjustment marks. The surfaces are surprisingly free from most relevant abrasions. A curving pinscratch in the lower right obverse field is mentioned primarily as a pedigree marker.
    Ex: ANA Signature (Heritage, 7/2005), lot 10373.
    From The Music City Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 45715, Base PCGS# 8554)

    Weight: 17.50 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper

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