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Coins Certified as of 9/5

My Coin #-40550

1798/7 $10 9X4 Stars AU55

CERTIFICATION#: -40550
PCGS#: 8560

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $167.5

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): This is one of the rarest of the early Eagles but, despite the similarity in the mintages of this and the 1798/7, 7x6 Stars, the 1798/7, 9x4 Stars is not nearly as rare as the 7x6. In fact, based on the auction appearances, this issue is not really as rare as generally believed and has appeared with the same frequency as the 1804 and less often than the underappreciated 1797 Small Eagle. Most known specimens grade from VF to AU but several strictly uncirculated examples are also known.

Diameter: 33.00 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 900 Weight: 17.50 grams Metal Content: 91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 90 R-8.1 3 / 10 TIE 5 / 14 TIE
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 3 / 10 3 / 14 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 10 1 / 14

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 estimated grade  

Harold P. Newlin, sold privately on 10/31/1884 - T. Harrison Garrett Collection - Robert Garrett Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1980:1659, $52,500 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Research Foundation Permanent Collection of U. S. Gold, Patterns and Currency

2 MS62+ PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:649, $33,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

3 MS62 PCGS grade  

Farish Baldenhofer Collection - Stack's 11/1955:1439 - Bowers & Merena 8/1999:421 - Superior 2/2000:1176 - Goldbergs 2/2002:2058 - Heritage 1/2004:3056 - Goldbergs 2/2007:2387, $218,500 - Goldbergs 9/2008:1274 - Goldbergs 2/2009:1524, $178,250 - Heritage 4//2014:5761, $176,250

3 MS62 estimated grade  

Heritage 7/2003:10412 (as NGC MS63 913021-001), $132,250

5 MS61 PCGS grade