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    Handsome 1797 Large Eagle Ten, BD-2, AU55

    1797 $10 Large Eagle AU55 NGC. Breen-6834, Taraszka-12, BD-2, High R.4. The only obverse used with the Large Eagle reverse, having 10 stars left and six right. On the reverse, a star touches cloud 4, whereas in BD-3 and BD-4 the star is distant from cloud 4.
    The present Choice AU offering displays bright brassy-gold surfaces that yield a sight greenish cast. Luster resides in the recessed areas, and well centered design elements are sharply defined throughout, except for softness on the eagle's breast feathers. A few light marks are scattered over both sides, including a faint pinscratch running from star 15 into Liberty's hair. Nevertheless, this is a handsome specimen of this early ten dollar.(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 25ZY, PCGS# 8559)

    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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    Auction Dates
    May, 2009
    28th-31st Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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