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    1797 Capped Bust Right Ten, VF25
    Large Eagle, BD-4 Variety

    1797 $10 Large Eagle, BD-4, High R.4, VF25 NGC. Bass-Dannreuther Die State d/a. The reverse design for the ten dollar gold piece was modified in 1797, with the BD-1 variety featuring the old Small Eagle motif, while the other three varieties display the Heraldic Eagle. The present coin represents the scarce BD-4 die marriage, with a long thick neck on the eagle and an irregular cross pattern on the reverse stars. The reported mintage for the Heraldic Eagle type was 10,940 pieces, and the BD-4 variety probably accounted for 3,500-5,000 examples of this total. John Dannreuther estimates a surviving population of 90-110 pieces in all grades.

    The coin offered here shows considerable wear on the devices, but all lettering and major detail is still present. The fields exhibit a few minor abrasions, but no adjustment marks are evident. This coin is a very acceptable, no problems representative of this early eagle.
    Ex: Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2011), lot 5416. (NGC ID# 25ZY, Variety PCGS# 45719, 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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    March, 2016
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