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    1801 BD-2 Ten Dollar, AU Sharpness
    Collectible Early Gold Type

    1801 $10 BD-2, R.2 -- Repaired -- PCGS Genuine Secure. AU Details. This sharply defined honey-gold example has a hairlined obverse and a coarse mattelike reverse. The field above the eagle's head is smoothed. BD-2 is the specialist-familiar variety with nine equally spaced vertical die lines within Liberty's cap. The explanation for the die lines is unclear; they are not clash marks from the shield. Instead, it appears that a file or similar corrugated metallic object was inadvertently pressed into the obverse die, akin to the 1804 Spiked Chin half cent.

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2018
    11th-14th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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