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    Semireflective AU53+ 1801 Eagle, BD-2

    1801 $10 AU53+ NGC. BD-2, R.2. Bass-Dannreuther Die State b/b, showing the spines in Liberty's cap. Though lightly worn, this piece has broadly diffuse reflectivity in the fields, most evident in yellow-gold pools sheltered by the stars. Appreciable frostiness on the softly struck devices creates a cameo effect that is particularly strong on the reverse. A shallow pinscratch down from Liberty's mouth contributes to the grade. Thanks to the longevity of this die pair, it is the go-to type coin among early eagles in all conditions, and this AU53+ example combines strong all-around eye appeal with excellent value.(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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