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Lot 1229

1796 $10 Capped Bust. PCGS graded Taraszka-6, Breen 1-A. Rarity-4. MS-62. Well struck with prooflike surfaces. Lightly toned. The surfaces are somewhat rough. Even yellow gold with halos of brownish gold toning around legends and devices. Somewhat reflective in the fields and retaining much of its original luster although as mentioned the surface is a little rough. The fields on both sides show a substantial smattering of tiny natural planchet chips, as struck and really not affecting the grade. Very few marks, hairlines, or post-striking flaws are noted -- in large part a byproduct of the safe storage of this piece in the years since it was snatch from a bank or treasure box by some early day collector. Indeed, the coin is exceptionally well struck, as sharp as any 1796 Small Eagle $10 eagle we have offered, with more than usual detail at the extreme central obverse and nicely bold strike on the eagle. For instance, concerning the latter feature, the eagle's breast is nearly fully struck, again which is as nice as any specimen in existence. An important opportunity to acquire high grade 1796 $10, a coin with significant rarity, one of just 4,146 struck and representing the only die variety of this date. Pop 3; 2 in 63; none better. (PCGS # 8554) .
Estimated Value $120,000 - 130,000.

 
Realized $138,000
 



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