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    Mint State Sharpness 1803 Eagle

    1803 $10 Small Stars Reverse--Cleaned--ANACS. MS60 Details. Breen-6844, B. 1-A, Taraszka-28, R.3. Bright and lightly hairlined from a past wipe, but the surfaces are otherwise exceptional. Only the first five obverse stars are not well struck. The major devices are intricately defined, which includes the eagle's breast feathers and the curls near Liberty's ear. Vertical adjustment marks are present here and there on the obverse, but never detract from the eye appeal. A small group of parallel lines on the upper reverse also appear to be as made, present on the planchet prior to the strike. Struck from clashed dies; the BE in LIBERTY is visible near the eagle's tail. The hardy Breen 1 obverse die was paired with six different reverse dies to constitute the 1803-dated emission.(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
    March, 2006
    2nd-3rd Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 18
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