Description

    1801 Ten Dollar, Flashy MS61, BD-2
    Lovely Uncirculated Example

    1801 $10 MS61 NGC. BD-2, R.2. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/a. Both dies are perfect with no clash marks, die cracks, or evidence of lapping. The obverse has nine vertical spines in the cap, but their source is unknown. They are not clash marks.
    On the obverse, star 1 is distant from the hair curl, star 8 is close to the cap, and star 13 nearly touches the drapery. Each of those star positions is individually diagnostic for the plentiful BD-2 of 1801, far the most common early eagle variety of any date from 1795 to 1804.
    This lovely Mint State specimen has satiny yellow surfaces with faint violet overtones. The prooflike reverse shows numerous faint adjustment marks that were mostly obliterated when this piece was minted.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 2627, PCGS# 8564)

    Weight: 17.50 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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