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Lot 3913

1801 $10 Capped Bust. PCGS graded AU-58 PQ, T-25 Rarity 3. Well struck and untoned. Mint luster still evident. Some minor marks in the obv fields otherwise a few points higher. Pop 57. A sharp impression was left by the recoil of the dies that struck this 1801 early eagle, and it is fascinating to study the devices since they are so deeply struck as to cause amazement in a person whose general knowledge does not encompass the knowledge of the early Mint, nor its ability to strike such a sharp, balanced coin. At the time the first gold coins were issued in 1795, the Mint settled upon the six-pointed star, principally because of its heraldic associations. Its geometric design and features greatly appealed to the aesthetic sense, and can be seen for all they are worth on this beautiful $10 gold eagle (PCGS # 8564) .
Estimated Value $18,000 - 20,000.
The Emile A. Tartakow Collection.


 
Realized $33,350
 



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