1795 $10 13 Leaves MS65

CERTIFICATION#: -52941
PCGS#: 8551

Owner's Comments

PCGS grade. Ex. S.H. Chapman (1909); Clapp Collection (1942). Sold by Bowers & Ruddy Oct '82 price realized $57,200. Lot #643. Pedigreed 12/17/13.

Expert Comments

David Hall: The 1795 $10 was the first U.S. ten dollar gold piece. There are two varieties, one with 13 leaves on the branch below the eagle and one with 9 leaves. The 13 leaves variety is more common, though that's hardly the right word. Only 5583 total coins were struck for both varieties. For the 13 leaves, probably 400 to 500 exist today in all grades. There are three gem examples that survive. They are the two PCGS MS65s and the one monster PCGS graded MS66.

David Akers (1975/88): The 1795 Eagle is the first year of this denomination and it is the commonest of the three dates of the Small Eagle type. In my survey of 360 auction catalogues, the 1795 appeared four times as often as the 1797 Small Eagle and two-and-a-half times as often as the 1796. Also, although the average grades were similar for the three dates, one is much more likely to encounter the 1795 in mint state condition than either of the other two. A small number of extremely choice examples of this date are known, pieces that were onbviously carefully saved as gifts or mementoes from the very day they were struck. As is the case with the Half Eagle of the same date, many specimens have prooflike or semi-prooflike surfaces.

No true proofs exist although a few of the uncirculated pieces are choice enough that they may possibly have been presentation pieces of some sort.

 

Diameter: 33.00 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 5,083 Weight: 17.50 grams Metal Content: 91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
1
7,500
2
2
10,000
3
14,000
4
20,000
6
24,000
1
8
25,500
10
26,500
12
28,000
1
15
30,500
3
25
37,000
2
45+
54,000
50+
61,000
53+
71,000
55+
85,000
58+
100,000
62+
185,000
63+
350,000
1
64+
700,000
1
65+
1,050,000
66
1,500,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 500 R-6.0 4 / 4 12 / 14 TIE
60 or Better 75 R-8.2 4 / 4 9 / 14 TIE
65 or Better 4 R-9.8 1 / 4 4 / 14 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack's 10/1988:114, $82,500 - Heritage 8/2014:5661, $881,250

2 MS65 PCGS grade  
5 MS64+ PCGS grade