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    1797 Ten Dollar, BD-2, AU58
    Inaugural Heraldic Eagle Issue
    80 to 100 Coins Extant

    1797 $10 Large Eagle, BD-2, High R.4, AU58 NGC. Bass-Dannreuther Die State b/b, with a vertical crack through the second 7 in the date. The three 1797 Heraldic Eagle ten dollar gold varieties share a common obverse, here in its second state. BD-2 features a long, thin neck on the eagle, and the arrowheads extend past the end of the N in UNITED. Significantly, this was the first Large Eagle variety struck in the series, which came to an end in 1804. As few as 80 and as many as 100 examples are thought to survive, making this rarer than BD-4 but more available than BD-3.

    The devices are strongly defined on this bright, partly lustrous borderline-Uncirculated eagle. Liberty's middle curls and the left (facing) talon on the eagle are a trifle weak. Numerous crisscrossing adjustment marks appear on the reverse, but they do not affect the technical grade. A series of reeding marks behind Liberty's head aids in identification.
    From The Admiral Collection. (NGC ID# 25ZY, Variety PCGS# 45717, Base 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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    February, 2018
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