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    1797 Heraldic Eagle Ten, Near-Mint
    BD-3, Large Beak Variety

    1797 $10 Large Eagle AU58 NGC. BD-3, R.5. Bass-Dannreuther Die State d/b. Dannreuther estimates only 40 to 50 examples of BD-3 are known. The variety is identified by the large beak on the reverse eagle, distinct from the small beak seen on BD-2 and BD-4. BD-1 is the Small Eagle type with a less imposing depiction of the national bird. This BD-3 representative has minimally abraded wheat-gold surfaces. Luster fills the obverse periphery and dominates the reverse. The strike is sharp except on the the obverse border near 4 o'clock and opposite near 2 o'clock on the reverse. The later area retains portions of the planchet surface including parallel adjustment marks, as made.
    From the collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.(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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    Feb-Mar, 2014
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