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    Bright AU 1800 Eagle, An Underrated Rarity

    1800 AU 55 Cleaned. B. 1-A. The only variety of the year and an often overlooked early eagle, from a mintage of only 5,999 pieces. The scarcity of 1800 tens might be attributed to the early breakage of the obverse die, with the normal obverse cracks also seen about the margins on this example. This piece is a bit softly defined on the obverse, particularly on the denticles to the left of the first few stars, while the reverse is well brought up with especially strong details on the breast of the eagle. Adjustment marks are visible at the left periphery and on the second cloud from the right. Quite lustrous, even without the relatively light cleaning, and very much resembling a mint state coin on the reverse. (NGC ID# BFYT, PCGS# 8563)

    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 Dates
    September, 1997
    11th-13th Thursday-Saturday
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