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Lot 1526

1801 $10 Capped Bust. PCGS graded MS-64. Consistered the most common early eagle thus ideal for a type set. A gorgeous well struck example on a problem-free planchet and loaded with frosty mint luster thoughout.This beauty sparkles with original mint bloom colors of sunset gold. We have seen many 1801 eagles and a curiosity of this obverse die is that it often shows a number of short "spines" in the cap of Liberty -- which are die clash marks from the vertical lines from the shield. The striking quality on this piece is rather striking in its sharpness, if readers will overlook the pun, and shows amazing detaill. This is rare for any early ten insofar as there is complete definition on Liberty's hair waves, the cap, and also on the eagle's breast feathers just above the shield on the reverse (a spot where weakness occurs more often than collectors would like to admit). The mint luster is rich with satiny frost. There is a nice overlay of patina on each side, as described above. Very smooth surfaces are noted, the most obvious evidence of this coin's careful preservation. Sure to be of great interest to collectors who buy early Capped Bust gold, this issue is almost unavailable any finer. Pop 34; 3 in 65 (PCGS # 8564) .
Estimated Value $100,000 - 110,000.

Realized $109,250

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