1797 $10 Large Eagle AU55

CERTIFICATION#: -40548
PCGS#: 8559

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $41

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1797 is the first year of the Heraldic Eagle type. It is not nearly as rare as either of the 1798 issues, the 1800 or the 1804 but it is considerably more rare than the 1799 or 1801 and also somewhat more difficult to obtain than the 1803. As is typical of the early Eagles, known specimens seem fairly well spread out over VF, EF, and AU grades. There are also a number of uncirculated examples known, most of which are characterized by their superior reverses and not-so-great obverses. Most specimens have a vertical die crack through the second 7 of the date.

Diameter: 33.00 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 10,940 Weight: 17.50 grams Metal Content: 91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
20
14,000
2
35
16,000
9
45+
20,000
50+
23,700
53+
26,200
55+
37,500
1
62+
105,000
1
63+
160,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 250 R-6.6 5 / 10 TIE 8 / 14 TIE
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 5 / 10 8 / 14
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 10 1 / 14

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63+ PCGS grade
1 MS63 PCGS grade  
1 MS63 PCGS grade  
1 MS63 estimated grade  
5 MS62 PCGS grade