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Lot 1321

1795 $10 Capped Bust. 13 leaves. . BD-1, Breen-6830. PCGS graded AU-58. A nice strike with slight hint of toning. Key identifiers of the BD-1 is a date that is the most closely spaced of the year while the top of the 1 is very close to the curl and the tip of 5 overlaps the bust. Star 11 very near Y with two lumps at top left of Y (keys); stars to the right appear cramped; reverse has leaf virtually touching U, in fact, upon first glance it appears to touch it (another key).

Magnificent mint-frosty surfaces put on a show with their rich yellowish gold and fresh appearance, the overall effect greatly reinforced by abundant luster. We'd also like to emphasize the strong relief, the freedom from marks. Devices are sharp in all areas, which isn't always the case on early Capped Bust eagles, and this coin is indeed sharp, as struck, as desired by collectors, which the grading service has noticed when taking it into consideration when assigning the grade, we surmise. Would make as fine a conversation piece as any early American gold coin on the market today. We might even go so far as to say the coin is a connoisseur's delight! (You can always tell a coin's character by whether specialists and numismatists of long standing take to it or not. They have such wonderful instinct born of years of experience in the field.) Pop 24; 44 finer. (PCGS # 8551) .
Estimated Value $75,000 - 85,000.
The Mark Gordon Collection.

Realized $87,400

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