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1799 $10 Large Stars Obverse (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust $10 1795-1804

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

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STARS COMPARISON

STARS COMPARISON

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS #:
8562
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
33.00 millimeters
Weight:
17.50 grams
Mintage:
37,449
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 375 R-6.2 8 / 10 11 / 14
60 or Better 150 R-7.5 9 / 10 13 / 14
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 5 / 10 TIE 6 / 14 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 375
60 or Better 150
65 or Better 10
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-7.5
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 8 / 10
60 or Better 9 / 10
65 or Better 5 / 10 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 11 / 14
60 or Better 13 / 14
65 or Better 6 / 14 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS65+ PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS65+ PCGS grade

F.C.C. Boyd Collection - Numismatic Gallery “World's Greatest Collection” 1/1946:634 - Oliver Jung Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2004:99, $230,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

4 MS65 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 8/2006:4300, $241,500

4 MS65 PCGS grade

Catherine Bullowa’s Personal Collection - Coinhunter 12/2005:408, $231,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS65+ PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#2 MS65+ PCGS grade

F.C.C. Boyd Collection - Numismatic Gallery “World's Greatest Collection” 1/1946:634 - Oliver Jung Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2004:99, $230,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

#4 MS65 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 8/2006:4300, $241,500

#4 MS65 PCGS grade

Catherine Bullowa’s Personal Collection - Coinhunter 12/2005:408, $231,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1799 had more auction appearances in my survey than any other early Eagle and, despite its lower mintage, it is somewhat more common than the 1801. I have seen a substantial number of choice and gem uncirculated examples of this date as well as specimens in every other grade category. Varieties exist with small stars (as on earlier issues) and large stars (as on all early eagles that follow).
Gordon Wrubel: Quickfinder Notes: There is only one Large Star obverse die for 1799. It is paired with two reverses; Bass-Dannreuther, BD-9 and 10. The Large Star obverse is also used on all early eagles to follow (1800-1804). The stars are very broad with short fat rays. They are arranged 8 on the left and 5 on the right. They are very closely spaced, even "crowded". Some star points nearly touch their neighbors. And they are spaced CLOSER TO THE DENTILS. The Small Stars Obverse, BD-1 through 8, were the same size as those used on the previous year, 1798/7. They have long, thin "spiny" rays that are rather evenly spaced and somewhat apart and FARTHER FROM THE DENTILS. Despite the fact that only one Large Star obverse die was used, the variety appears to be more common. But population data probably includes some Small Star coins before that variety was designated. As of this writing, November, 2013, 139 Mint State examples have been graded. At the top of the list is an MS-66 followed by six 65s.