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    1797 Heraldic Eagle Ten, AU50
    BD-2, Only 80 to 100 Pieces Known
    Glowing Luster Around the Devices

    1797 $10 Large Eagle, BD-2, High R.4, AU50 PCGS. Bass-Dannreuther Die State b/b. The long, thin eagle's neck distinguishes this variety from the two other 1797 Heraldic Eagle ten dollar die marriages for the year. All three varieties are scarce. BD-3 is rare with 40 to 50 coins extant. BD-2 is slightly more challenging than BD-4, with 80 to 100 pieces known versus 90 to 110. Naturally, any 18th century eagle in this impressive state of preservation is beyond the reach of most collectors, who would surely consider it a highlight in their sets.

    Glowing luster appears around the raised devices on each side, while the exposed areas feature rich olive and orange-gold color. The stars, curls, and eagle's breast exhibit minimal high-point rub, leaving strong detail on those often-incomplete areas. Hairlines are noted on each side, but overt abrasions are scant.
    From The Maurice Storck Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25ZY, Variety PCGS# 45717, Base PCGS# 8559)

    Weight: 17.50 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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