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Lot 3909

1800 $10 Capped Bust. PCGS graded MS-61 Mint Error, Double Struck. Spectacular double strike most notible on the reverse (see shield), doubling can be seen on both sides. A fully original coin with luster present and natural greenish rose overtones. B. 1-A, Taraszka-23, the only known dies, Rarity-4. The 1800 has an original mintage of just 5,999 coins, with survivors much rarer than those of the 1795, 1797 Heraldic Eagle, 1799, 1801, and 1803. The 1796 and 1804 are rarer, if only just barely. The present example is considerably finer than the typically offered Very Fine to About Uncirculated example. Plus, it has a bonus, it is double struck! And not just faintly double struck, but noticeably so. An incredibly rare offering.

The otherwise frosty textured surfaces exhibit modest, yet appreciable hints of brightness in the fields. The color is a rich and fresh. All features are uncommonly well struck for a product of the First Philadelphia mint including the stars on the obverse, all stars on the reverse, the eagle and shield with the exception of where the overlapping image shows. The usual adjustment marks which often imperil the grade on these are completely absent. Struck from a late die state, there are numerous branching obverse die cracks (also as struck) along the tops of the letters in LIBERTY. A remarkable coin! (PCGS # 8563) .
Estimated Value $50,000 - 55,000.

Realized $66,125

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