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    1799 Large Stars Eagle, BD-10, AU55
    Notable Quality for the Grade

    1799 $10 Large Obverse Stars, BD-10, R.3, AU55 PCGS. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/a. BD-10 is the most available of the 10 1799 eagle varieties, but is also one of only two featuring the Large Star punch style. This punch was only used to prepare four different dies, including this 1799 obverse, the 1800 obverse, the 1801 BD-1 obverse, and the 1804 Crosslet four head die. The general thinking is that this punch must have broken in 1801, resulting in its limited usage, and it was replaced by the later "thinner" style punch. If accurate, this would mean that the Crosslet 4 1804 head die must have been prepared in early 1801 or before, but was left undated until 1804 when it was finally used for production.

    This is an eye-appealing Choice AU representative of the BD-10 variety, with pleasantly well-struck devices that show just a touch of high-point friction. Areas of semiprooflike mirroring complement the medium green-gold patina, and a few minor abrasions are not bothersome. Housed in a green label holder.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2625, Variety PCGS# 45723, Base PCGS# 8562)

    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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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    22nd-26th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 28
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