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    Impressive Choice AU 1801 Eagle with Original Color

    1801 $10 AU 55 NGC. B. 2-B, R.2. The early eagles of the Capped Bust series are perennial favorites among type collectors and gold specialists alike. With a respectable (for the series) mintage of 44,344 pieces, the 1801 benefits greatly from this unflagging demand. Unlike the typically encountered survivor of this issue, the present example displays deeply colored, originally preserved surfaces. Traces of original luster adhere to the peripheral devices on the obverse, but green-gold patina dominates the outward appearance of both sides. There are remarkably few distractions for the grade and the strike is both well centered and uncommonly sharp. In sum, this is an aesthetically appealing coin in all regards.
    From the Violet Bancroft Collection. (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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    October, 2000
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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