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    Near-Mint 1801 Gold Eagle, BD-2

    1801 $10 AU58 NGC. Breen-6843, Taraszka-25, BD-2, R.2. Several key diagnostics make attribution of this early gold eagle variety relatively simple. The position of the first obverse star should be observed in relation to Liberty's hair curl: on BD-1 two points of the star are close to the curl, on BD-2 the star is more distant. If further confirmation is desired, then examination of the L in LIBERTY should suffice: on BD-1 the L is very close to Liberty's cap; on BD-2 it is clearly more distant. This example is bright and somewhat prooflike, with rich green-gold coloration and much remaining luster. Scattered small marks and wispy hairlines confirm the near-Mint grade assessment. (Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 2627, PCGS# 8564)

    Weight: 17.50 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2007
    8th-10th Wednesday-Friday
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