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    Desirable 1801 Eagle, BD-2, AU Details

    1801 $10 --Repaired, Whizzed--NGC Details. AU. Breen-6843, Taraszka-25, BD-2, R.2. The only two obverse dies for this year differ most obviously in the position of star 1 in relation to the lowest hair curl, with the star further away here, on the more-available BD-2. Star 13, on the other hand, almost touches the bust on the BD-2, while it is further away on the BD-1. The reverse has the eagle's upper beak nearly touching a star below its point.
    The centers and fields of this piece appear to have been repaired and smoothed, perhaps to remove scratches, and then the surfaces have been whizzed to simulate mint luster. Several areas of moved metal and scratches remain underneath the whizzing, for example among the shield lines and intermingled among the stars on the reverse. A personal inspection is in order for this early eagle, but there is still a good deal of pleasing detail remaining. Despite the improvements, this is still a desirable coin.


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

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2011
    5th-9th Wednesday-Sunday
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