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Lot 1322

1795 $10 Capped Bust. 13 leaves. . BD-4, Breen-6830. PCGS graded AU-55 PQ. Lovely goldent oning on both sides. Reflective surfaces. On the BD-4 variety, the key identifiers are these: date is widely spaced, though not the widest of the year, but the 5 is close to, but does not touch, the bust (only key needed, as this is the only use of this obverse die, and the other two dies have the 5 either over or under the bust); reverse has leaf tip furthest from U of UNITED. It is not all that uncommon to find a 1795 Capped Bust, Small Eagle $10 with some original luster and natural patina, but it probably won't look as nice as this rich orange-gold specimen with its smooth fields and sharp devices. That being the case, this date is also somewhat difficult to find fully struck on the legs of the eagle. The present coin shows full rounded legs with each talon visible. The present coin retains nice detail to Liberty's hair, as well, from a strictly above-average strike. There are two short diagonal marks we will use as "identifiers", one at Liberty's eyebrow and the second being just to the right of the lips.

According to Dannreuther, "this is the easiest variety of 1795 eagles to recognize… Perhaps 60 or more coins are still extant for this issue." Pop 30; 68 finer. (PCGS # 8551) .
Estimated Value $70,000 - 80,000.

Realized $86,250

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