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

    1801 $10 MS62+ NGC. Breen-6843, BD-2, R.2. A large mintage of 44,344 Capped Bust Right eagles was achieved in 1801, with only two die varieties known for the date. The present coin is a representative of the more available BD-2 variety, characterized by the position of star 8 near the cap and star 13 near the bust. John Dannreuther believes the BD-2 variety accounts for 30,000-40,000 examples of the original mintage, with a surviving population of 600-800 pieces in all grades. The present coin is an attractive specimen, with lustrous greenish-gold surfaces and sharp striking details. The high-end status of this example is confirmed by the plus designation. Census: 64 in 62, 73 finer (7/10).(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 2627, 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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    September, 2010
    23rd-26th Thursday-Sunday
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