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    1803 Small Stars Ten Dollar, BD-3, MS61
    Leftmost Orientation of E in STATES

    1803 $10 Small Stars Reverse MS61 NGC. BD-3, R.4. Bass-Dannreuther Die State b/c, the obverse without clashing, lapping, or cracks. The reverse die sustained some wear and cracking in its previous use for eagles dated 1801 but has not sustained further injury. This is a scarce die pair with a reverse die that soon was injured and must have developed a terminal flaw, though this is not attested in the various numismatic references. This MS61 coin, though abraded significantly on each side, shows no trace of wear on its luminous yellow-orange surfaces. The reverse is brighter, though that side also has a sizable depression overlapping the bottom stroke of the E in STATES.(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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    January, 2014
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