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    Sharply Struck 1803 Extra Star Eagle
    AU Details, BD-5

    1803 $10 Extra Star--Improperly Cleaned--NCS. AU Details. Breen-6845, Taraszka-30, BD-5, High R.4. Only one obverse was used for all six 1803 ten dollar varieties. The BD-5 reverse features 13 large stars, with a small "extra" star in the last cloud under the F of OF. Also, a leaf points to the left edge of I in AMERICA.
    Luster resides in the recessed areas of this yellow-gold AU Details example, and a well executed strike leaves sharp definition on the design elements. Close inspection reveals fine hairlines in the fields, as well as a few hair-thin marks in the lower right obverse field. Not a bad coin, despite the cleaning. (NGC ID# 262A, Variety PCGS# 88565, Base PCGS# 98565)

    Weight: 17.50 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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

    ‡ The owner placed a late bid on this unreserved lot and repurchased it, subject to applicable commission.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    7th-11th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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