|Title||1800 $10 BD-1|
|Service Catalog #||45732|
1800 $10 BD-1, High R.3, AU58 NGC. CAC. Bass-Dannreuther Die State c/e. This late die state variant of the 1800 eagle was likely struck in 1801. The 1800 reverse die first appeared on the final 1799 variety and was carried over into 1800. In 1801, its service continued, but the 1801 head die terminally cracked early in production, forcing the Mint to reuse the outdated 1800 obverse. This created a remarriage for the BD-1 1800 die variety. Clash marks from the dentils above the STA in STATES and die lapping at the clouds and the eagle's neck identify the remarriage die state. This nearly Uncirculated coin is straw-gold with warm peach and coppery accents in the fields. Original luster is luminous under a light, and the surfaces are devoid of distracting abrasions. The strike is bold. Several mint-made adjustment marks are faintly present along the upper-right reverse border. The aesthetics of this piece surpass those of many Uncirculated coins that we have seen. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15106, realized $33600. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
|Image Collection||Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IX|