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    1797 Large Eagle Ten, BD-4, Choice AU
    Late Obverse Die State

    1797 $10 Large Eagle AU55 PCGS. BD-4, High R.4. Bass-Dannreuther Die State d/a. The Large Eagle or Heraldic Eagle tens superseded the previous Small Eagle reverse coins starting in 1797, when 10,940 pieces of the newer design were coined, versus about 4,000 of the older-style pieces. The 1797 BD-4 and BD-2 Large Eagle die pairings are more available than the R.5 BD-3. This Choice AU example of the BD-4 displays the obvious results of lapping on the obverse, which has attenuated the left-side stars and given the fields added brightness. The surfaces are dusky orange-gold overall, with slightly deeper reddish color over the high points. Numerous small abrasions are scattered over each side, none significant. Population: 33 in 55, 61 finer (1/12).(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 25ZY, PCGS# 8559)

    Weight: 17.50 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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    February, 2012
    2nd-5th Thursday-Sunday
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