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    1801 Ten Dollar, AU50
    BD-2, Rare Perfect Die State

    1801 $10 BD-2, R.2, AU50 PCGS. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/a. The rare early die state without a row of vertical die lines embedded in Liberty's cap. The die state is omitted from the standard Bass-Dannreuther reference. The usually seen die lines on the cap were caused by damage to the obverse die, similar to the 1804 "Spiked Chin" half cent. The present piece was struck before that damage occurred. This Heraldic Eagle ten dollar gold piece shows minimal friction on the curls, cap, and bust truncation. Luster emerges the protected areas, the strike is crisp, and abrasions are confined to a few light hair-thin marks on the upper right obverse field. (NGC ID# 2627, Variety PCGS# 45734, Base 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, 2017
    16th-19th Thursday-Sunday
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