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    Pleasing Choice AU 1803 Small Stars Ten Dollar

    1803 $10 Small Stars Reverse AU55 PCGS. Breen-6844, B. 1-A, Taraszka-28, R.3. This Small Stars variety has the right side of the E in STATES over a space between two clouds, with its top higher than the adjacent T. This is the famous Horned Eagle variety, with a pair of "horns" atop the eagle's head from die clash marks. Walter Breen, in his Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins, writes that the 8,979 mintage is believed to comprise 4,816 pieces from the August 19 delivery and 4,163 from the November 19 delivery.
    This Choice AU specimen displays pretty peach-gold patination with luster in the recessed areas. The design elements are sharply impressed, including excellent feather detail on the eagle's neck and breast. A few of the obverse star centers are soft. Well centered, with all of the dentils showing, those on the obverse being slightly stronger. Light to moderate reverse adjustment marks do not distract, nor do some wispy slide marks located primarily on the obverse.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 2629, 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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    Auction Dates
    June, 2006
    1st-3rd Thursday-Saturday
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