Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    A Popular Type Coin
    1801 Eagle, BD-2, MS62

    1801 $10 MS62 PCGS. CAC. Breen-6843, BD-2, R.2. There are two varieties of 1801 eagles known: on BD-1, the obverse stars have thick points, while on BD-2 (this coin) the obverse stars have thinner and longer spines. It is interesting to see two distinct star types used in one year, and Dannreuther (2006) writes that the first punch must have have broken after BD-1 was struck. The reverse of BD-2, which has the star nearest the eagle separated from its beak, was first used to strike this variety and later employed to coin 1803 BD-3.
    Dannreuther also notes that the mintage, listed at 44,344 pieces in the 2012 Guide Book, seems surprisingly high for only two varieties and hypothesizes that the actual number of 1801-dated tens minted is lower, with the reported figure including some pieces dated 1800. A study of the emission sequence reveals that some 1800 eagles were, in fact, struck after 1801 BD-1. Still, the 1801 is probably the most available early ten and as such a frequent choice for type collectors. BD-1 is rare, which makes the BD-2 variant that much more appealing to numismatists who desire a representative of the short-lived Capped Bust, Heraldic Eagle type. Perhaps 600 to 800 BD-2 examples still exist, but it is not a surprise that most grade lower than the present coin.
    Lemon-gold patina covers both sides, with a few alloy spots and lighter accents in the fields. The first four obverse stars are softly defined, but the rest of the details are fairly sharp. A few patches of grade-defining abrasions in the lower left obverse field and the reverse margins are noted. Overall, a nice example of this desirable type.(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.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    8th-10th Tuesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 2,921

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 December 5 - 6 HKINF World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thank you for your individual dedication to the hobby, and that of Heritage.
    David C.,
    Chagrin Falls, OH
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 August 14 - 18 ANA World's Fair of Money US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
    2019 August 14 - 18 ANA World's Fair of Money US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
    REALIZED SO FAR $31,427,220
    2019 August 15 ANA World's Fair of Money World Coins Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
    2019 August 15 ANA World's Fair of Money World Coins Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
    REALIZED SO FAR $11,033,493
    2019 June 26-28 HKINF World Paper Money Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    2019 June 26-28 HKINF World Paper Money Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    REALIZED $2,681,035