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Lot 4708

1796 $10 Capped Bust. . BD-1, Breen-6832, T-6. PCGS graded EF-45. CAC Approved. Lightly toned with even wear. A pleasing coin with outstanding eye-appeal. Although as a date, the 1796 is a much more difficult coin to find than the one Eagle dated 1795, only BD-1 of 1795 is more available than the single one for 1796, of which approximately 125 examples exist in all grades. All examples of this Type are in constant demand from collectors. The 1796 issue has 16 obverse stars arranged 8 + 8, while the 1797 varieties have the same number but formatted 12 + 4 which makes them distinct varieties. Similarity in the main devices points to the head and eagle being hubbed into each working die, as their positions are too accurate to have been punched into each die by hand, explains Dannreuther. "Of course, the stars, lettering, branch, wreath, and date were punched by hand, and these elements show great variance." 4,146 pieces struck. Pop 8; 54 finer (PCGS # 8554) .
Estimated Value $45,000 - 50,000.

Realized $66,125

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