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    1801 Ten Dollar, BD-2, AU58
    Early Die State

    1801 $10 AU58 NGC. BD-2, R.2. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/a. This example is notable in that it lacks the nine mysterious vertical lines or "spines" usually embedded in Liberty's cap. The BD-2 is by far the more common of two die pairs for this issue, distinguished by a star 1 on the obverse that is well away from Liberty's lowest curl, and is a popular type issue for the early eagles with Heraldic reverse. This near-Mint example retains generous orange-kissed luster with only minor wear. The strike is blunt, most visibly on the obverse stars, while a few pinscratches appear near the eagle's head, but the arm's-length eye appeal is excellent.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 2627, PCGS# 8564)

    Weight: 17.50 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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