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    1799 Ten Dollar, AU Details
    Scarce BD-6 Variety
    Small Obverse Stars

    1799 $10 Small Obverse Stars, BD-6, R.5 -- Damaged -- NGC Details. AU. Bass-Dannreuther Die State e/b, extensive cracks on the obverse, lapped reverse. A few of the obverse cracks are effaced by repair work in the fields, but most remain visible. The reverse fields are partially reflective from the lapping of the die. Major details are well defined, complementing bronze-gold patina. The obverse has a few small ticks that are visible beneath a loupe, in addition to the field work. The reverse exhibits a few small scratches, most notably a few in the peripheral field between STATES and OF.

    BD-6 is among the scarcer 1799 gold eagle varieties, with only 35 to 45 pieces believed extant. In Early U.S. Gold Coin Varieties, John Dannreuther writes, "The rarity of this variety is due to the failure of this obverse, as the reverse is paired with another 1799 obverse die to create the next variety (BD-7), the most available Small Stars variety."
    From The Stockbridge Collection.


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