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    1799 Large Stars Ten, BD-10, MS61

    1799 $10 Large Stars Obverse MS61 PCGS. Breen-6841, Taraszka-22, BD-10, R.3. Bass-Dannreuther Die State Obverse a/Reverse a. The BD-9 and BD-10 are the only two Large Stars obverses of the year; the remaining eight die pairings are the Small Stars varieties. The BD-10 is by far the more available of the two Large Stars variants, which share the same obverse die. The reverse of BD-10 shows a leaf touching the I in AMERICA at the lower right corner, and the lowest berry is positioned under the right foot of the last A in AMERICA. Soft mint luster prevails on this Mint State coin, which displays subdued yellow-gold color and a bit of strike softness that is most apparent on the right-side obverse stars. Light roller marks appear on the reverse on the two rightmost clouds, but there are otherwise only a few minor, grade-consistent abrasions.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 2625, PCGS# 8562)

    Weight: 17.50 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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    Apr-May, 2011
    27th-1st Wednesday-Sunday
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