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    1799 MS 65. B. 5-F. A scarce variety that was listed as R.8 and untraced when Breen wrote his monograph on the series over 30 years ago. Identifiable as such by the berry far to the right of the final A in AMERICA.
    The variety aside, this is an extraordinarily lovely early gold coin. The luster is radiant with just the faintest trace of reflectivity in the fields. The strike is sharp in almost areas with just the slightest softness on the highpoints of the eagle. There are just a few luster grazes on each side and a couple of very minor marks. On the reverse one notices just the slightest accent of red around the devices. A superlative quality early ten. (NGC ID# 2625, 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.

    ‡ The owner placed a late bid on this unreserved lot and repurchased it, subject to applicable commission.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 1994
    3rd-5th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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