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Lot 1645

1801 $10 Capped Bust. . BD-2. Rarity 2. PCGS graded MS-64 PQ. A very well struck Premium Quality coin with intensely lustrous frosty mint surfaces. A gorgeous problem-free example exhibiting natural greenish-golden color throughout. Fully brilliant with intense yellow gold luster. The surfaces are almost entirely free of the usual abrasions, and any that are found are very minor; strictly in harmony with the high grade that PCGS has assigned. Turning next to the detail on the main designs, the drapery at Liberty's shoulder as well as her cap and hair are all finely detailed. So, too, most of the stars. And on the corresponding part of the reverse design, that is the key design elements: these too are exceedingly bold. Rather then describe everything in detail, we'll let the photograph speak and simply state, the eagle is magnificent. This is an utterly captivating and important example of the rare early bust $10 gold Type. Only a handful are known in this state of preservation. The present specimen certainly lands in the field among the finest recorded, and certainly qualifies for a strong bid. Pop 34; 3 finer in 65 (PCGS # 8564) .

Die features: Two 1801-dated varieties are known through combination of two obverse and two reverse dies. One variety shares its reverse die with the 1800-dated coinage and was earlier used with a 1799-dated obverse. The emission sequence indicates that some 1800-dated coins were struck after these 1801 examples. Obverse of BD-2 with thirteen stars divided 8 left and 5 right. Star 8 is close to cap and star 13 is very close to tip of bust. Stars 10 through 12 crowded. L of LIBERTY distant from cap. Date large and left with first date numeral close to but not touching lowest curl. Reverse with STATES OF very wide. Three stars touch clouds and bottommost star on left touches ribbon and very nearly touches beak. First A of AMERICA touches wing at bottom of left bottom serif.
Estimated Value $90,000 - 100,000.

 
Realized $115,000
 



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