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    1797 Large Eagle Ten Dollar, AU58
    BD-4, Latest Known Die State

    1797 $10 Large Eagle, BD-4, High R.4, AU58 NGC. Bass-Dannreuther Die State d/b, with radial cracks through the R and C in AMERICA. On the obverse, distinctive die cracks extend from the lower dentils through the 7 in the date. The obverse die was used for all three Large Eagle 1797 ten dollar varieties, while BD-4 is the only use of this reverse die. It is presumed that the radial cracks through the R and C worsened, leading to the retirement of the die.

    BD-4 is one of the two most plentiful 1797 die marriages, although examples are nonetheless scarce in all grades. John Dannreuther estimates a survivorship of fewer than 110 coins, including impaired pieces. This near-Mint example is quite attractive. Bright yellow-gold surfaces retain luster in the fields, complementing the sharp definition of the central devices. A couple of stars above the eagle's head show trivial weakness, as usual.
    From The Flying Fish Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25ZY, Variety PCGS# 45719, Base PCGS# 8559)

    Weight: 17.50 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper

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