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    1801 Capped Bust Right Eagle, MS62
    Popular BD-2 Type Coin

    1801 $10 BD-2, R.2, MS62 PCGS. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/a, scarce early die state without vertical spines in the cap. Mint records indicate a substantial mintage of 44,344 Capped Bust Right eagles were produced in 1801, but some of those coins may have been struck from dies with earlier dates. The dies were becoming more durable than they were in prior years, and only two die varieties are known for the date. This coin represents the more available BD-2 variety, with star 1 away from the bust and star 13 close. The popular BD-2 variety has a surviving population of 600-800 examples in all grades, making it a logical choice for type collectors. This was the only use of the obverse die, but the reverse was used again to strike the BD-3 variety of 1803.

    The present coin is an impressive MS62 example, with sharply detailed design elements in most areas and just the slightest softness on some of the star centers. The antique-gold surfaces are lightly marked for the grade and retain much of their original mint luster. Population: 73 in 62 (2 in 62+), 74 finer (7/18).
    From The Washington Spring Collection. (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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