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    1799 Capped Bust Right Eagle, AU53
    Small Obverse Stars, BD-6

    1799 $10 Small Obverse Stars, BD-6, R.5, AU53 PCGS. Bass-Dannreuther Die State e/b, with extensive obverse die cracks, including a heavy crack from the edge, through star 8 and along the edge of the cap. Die crumbling is evident in the dentils below 1 in the date and star 1. According to Mint records, a substantial mintage of 37,449 Capped Bust Right eagles was achieved in 1799, with 10 die varieties known for the date. Eight of the varieties have small obverse stars and two have large stars. This coin represents the BD-6 variety, with small obverse stars, the numerals 17 in the date tilted right, and the upper point of the eagle's beak touching a star on the reverse. BD-6 is a scarce variety, with a surviving population of 35-45 examples in all grades. The BD-6 dies probably struck 1,500-2,000 pieces of the reported mintage. The obverse die was used previously to strike the BD-4 and BD-5 varieties of this date. The reverse die was used again to strike the BD-7 variety.

    This impressive AU53 example displays only light wear on the strongly impressed design elements and the antique-gold surfaces retain traces of original mint luster in sheltered areas. The surfaces are lightly abraded, with faint traces of planchet adjustment marks on the obverse. The overall presentation is quite attractive.
    From The James Dines "Original Goldbug" Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 45729, Base PCGS# 98562)

    Weight: 17.50 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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