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    1799 BD-5 Eagle, AU58
    Small Obverse Stars
    About Two Dozen Coins Extant

    1799 $10 Small Obverse Stars, BD-5, R.6, AU58 PCGS. Bass-Dannreuther Die State c/a. The only known die state with two cracks through the top of LIBERTY, and another from the rim down the right side of star 8 to the cap. The obverse was previously used to strike BD-4 coins, while the reverse is in its only use here. John Dannreuther posits that it only struck between 1,250 and 1,750 pieces before quickly failing. The 1799 BD-5 eagle is rare in all grades with only a couple dozen examples believed extant. This nearly Uncirculated representative features reddish-gold color and considerable field reflectivity with partial mint luster around the devices. Strongly detailed, including over the eagle's neck feathers. A few faint adjustment marks occur at the central obverse. Hairlines and small marks are trivial in nature. (Variety PCGS# 45728, Base PCGS# 98562)

    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
    February, 2020
    20th-23rd Thursday-Sunday
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