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Lot 4459

1803 $10 Capped Bust. Small reverse stars. . BD-3, Breen-6844, T-28. NGC graded MS-63. Nice golden toning on both sides. A nice strike. A radiant example, choice and fully struck with gold color that rises and falls in an almost rhythmic display of warm orange-gold color. A great deal of stress is laid on the strike detail of these early tens, and this piece is well struck on all devices including the key areas such as the eagle's breast feathers and the horizontal bars and vertical stripes of the shield. An amazing survival, come to think of it, in a coin more than two hundred years young!

The mintage of the Large Eagle type of Draped Bust eagles (1797-1804) is slightly more than one-third that of the half eagles of the same type, although the half eagles were struck until 1807. Also, the eagles are seen with much less frequency than the half eagles. The early eagles are some of the most prized acquisitions in all of American numismatics. There are interesting varieties within some of the dates, and surprisingly, most of the issues with the exception of 1798 can be found (with a little diligent searching) in lustrous Mint State grade. With such rare coins one can expect some more activity in these in the future. Pop 17; 5 finer in 64. (PCGS # 8565) .
Estimated Value $60,000 - 70,000.
Ohringer Family Trust Holdings.

Realized $71,875

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