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Lot 3914

1804 $10 Capped Bust. PCGS graded MS-61 Taraszka-31, Crosslet 4. Very rare date. Small obv scratch in the left obv field. Nicely toned. Normal amount of adjustment marks. The 1804 is the final year of the early $10 Type, and is also one of the more elusive issues in the series of heraldic eagle tens. For one thing, the mintage was low: 3,757 pieces were originally produced. The striking characteristics of this piece are fairly typical for the issue, with softly defined facial features at the eye, nose and chin, minor weakness on the inner points of star 12 and several others, and bluntness on the interior of the eagle's right wing at right and the associated edge of the shield. The hair curls, however, are well defined, indeed nicer than usually seen, while and the eagle's breast feathers are almost fully complete. There is the aforementioned line in the field from the fourth star to the lower cap, as well as adjustment marks in the hair and at Liberty's chin. Both sides display glowing luster and lovely reddish gold accents. Pop 5; 4 finer; 2 in 62; 2 in 63. (PCGS # 8566) .
Estimated Value $70,000 - 80,000.

Realized $86,250

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