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    1801 Ten Dollar, AU50
    Scarce Heraldic Type, BD-2

    1801 $10 AU50 PCGS Secure. BD-2, R.2. A richly detailed example of the elusive Heraldic Eagle design. Pumpkin-gold luster fills the curls, plumage, and legends. The open fields and high points are light green-gold. Marks are few and generally subdued. The usual die state with "nine vertical spines in cap," as described by Harry W. Bass, Jr. in his early gold notebook. These spines are mint-made damage to the obverse die, reminiscent of the Spiked Chin 1804 half cent variety and perhaps from a similar cause, such as a foreign object struck into the hardened die.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 2627, PCGS# 8564)

    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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    February, 2014
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