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    1803 BD-3 Eagle, MS61
    Small Reverse Stars
    Original With CAC Approval

    1803 $10 Small Reverse Stars, BD-3, R.4, MS61 PCGS. CAC. Bass-Dannreuther Die State b/c. The obverse is without clashing, cracks, or lapping. The reverse is extensively clashed, although it is not yet in its terminal state. All six 1803 eagle varieties share a common obverse. The distinguishing feature for this Small Reverse Stars die marriage is the placement of the E in STATES left of the cloud break. The estimated population of 150 to 200 pieces is higher than any other 1803 die pair, but the variant is still very scarce in the absolute sense and conditionally rare. This original example with the approval of CAC should command a strong premium.

    Glittering luster around the peripheries and medium wheat-gold coloration deliver marvelous eye appeal. There are a few wispy lines and minuscule ticks on each side, but preservation is better than the grade suggests. The only imperfection is strike softness around the border elements, and the central motifs make up for it with good definition. Mint-made adjustment marks obscure detail on the left (facing) talon and arrows, as well as UNITED. CAC: 4 in 61, 9 finer (1/18).
    From The Admiral Collection. (NGC ID# 2629, Variety PCGS# 45737, Base PCGS# 8565)

    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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