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    1799 BD-2 Eagle, AU50
    Important Late Die State

    1799 $10 Small Obverse Stars, BD-2, High R.5, AU50 PCGS. Bass-Dannreuther Die State d/c. A vertical die crack from the border to the cap through the left side of the L in LIBERTY is observed on nearly every known example of the 1799 BD-2 eagle, but few have the additional die crack through TY to Star 9. An intermittent die crack (or possible die rust) is visible through the CA of AMERICA.

    Earlier this year, the cataloger conducted a survey of early eagle varieties that appeared in the Heritage Permanent Auction Archives. The survey included 305 1799 eagles. Each of the 10 1799 varieties were observed in the following quantities: BD-1 (2), BD-2 (21), BD-3 (9), BD-4 (13), BD-5 (8), BD-6 (9), BD-7 (94), BD-8 (26), BD-9 (3), and BD-10 (120) with no attempt to eliminate multiple appearances of individual coins. The survey provides refinement to John Dannreuther's rarity ratings in the Bass-Dannreuther reference.

    This pleasing AU example is housed in a first-generation PCGS holder and exhibits satiny green-gold luster with attractive orange overtones. (NGC ID# 2624, Variety PCGS# 45725, Base PCGS# 98562)

    Weight: 17.50 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2017
    2nd-6th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 19
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