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Lot 2120

1799. Small Obverse Stars. . BD-7, Breen-6840. PCGS graded AU-50 PQ. Lovely golden toning. Undergraded by several points and an attractive specimen. Production of gold Eagles increased to 37,449 coins for 1799, giving this issue of capped bust eagle the second highest mintage for the series. While all of the obverse dies bear 13 stars arranged eight and five, two different star punch sizes were used; the resulting varieties are called Small Stars and Large Stars. The numerals in the date are spaced variously: Some coins have a Close Date, some a Wide Date, and others an Irregular Date. Ten die varieties are known for 1799, representing the combinations of five obverse dies and seven reverse dies. BD-7 is noteworthy for crumbling of the obverse die over the stars at left (PCGS # 98562) .
Estimated Value $15,000 - 16,000.

Realized $18,975

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