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Lot 4713

1803 $10 Capped Bust. Extra star. . BD-5, Breen-6845, T-30. PCGS graded AU-53. CAC Approved. Well struck with light golden toning. A highly attractive early Eagle with a nuance of pale patina on both sides, all of which is underpinned by nice luster freshness at, around and within the devices. Struck from typically-sharp dies that imported a full texture to the design, only a couple of the stars at the outer periphery show any weakness. The fields are exceptional in their choiceness. The curious 14th star seems to have been discovered by Harry Bass. Only one obverse was used for all six varieties of 1803 Eagles; the reverse with large stars has a small 14th or "extra" star in the last cloud, plus leaf points to the left edge of I, with complete As before the punch broke except the last A in AMERICA which has a partial foot. This is the only readily available Large Stars reverse 1803 variety since the other variety with Large Stars on the reverse (BD-6) is a rarity with only six to 10 examples traced. Pop 1; 9 finer, 2 in 58, 4 in 62, 2 in 63, 1 in 64 (PCGS # 88565) .
Estimated Value $20,000 - 22,000.

Realized $37,375

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