Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1803 BD-3 Eagle, AU Details
    Small Stars Reverse

    1803 $10 Small Reverse Stars, BD-3, R.4 -- Cleaned --PCGS Genuine. AU Details. A single obverse die was combined with six different reverse dies to produce about 15,000 gold eagles in 1803, according to Mint delivery records. In Early U.S. Gold Coin Varieties, A Study of Die States, 1795-1834, John Dannreuther estimated that 300 to 400 1803 gold eagles survive among the six varieties. In all grades, PCGS and NGC have certified nearly 500 examples of this issue. Most of those are BD-3 or BD-5, the two most plentiful varieties of the coinage date. The other four varieties are highly elusive. This bright example has lemon-yellow surfaces with bold central devices and slight peripheral weakness. There are no clash marks on the obverse, with heavy reverse clash marks.

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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2019
    25th-28th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 16
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 182

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) 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
    Only 24 days left to consign to the 2020 February 20 - 24 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach!

    Learn about consigning with us

    We will be using HA in the future for some of our numismatic sales, thanks for all the help and guidance!
    Marshall T. ,
    Los Angeles, CA
    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 December 5-7 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 December 5-7 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $9,490,536
    2019 December 5 - 6 HKINF World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    2019 December 5 - 6 HKINF World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    REALIZED SO FAR $3,848,341
    2019 December 4 - 6 HKINF World Paper Money Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    2019 December 4 - 6 HKINF World Paper Money Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,667,605