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1799 $10 Small Stars Obverse (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust $10 1795-1804

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

STARS COMPARISON

STARS COMPARISON

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS #:
98562
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
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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 500 R-6.0 9 / 10 12 / 14 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 7 / 10 11 / 14
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 10 TIE 1 / 14 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 500
60 or Better 100
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.0
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 9 / 10
60 or Better 7 / 10
65 or Better 1 / 10 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 12 / 14 TIE
60 or Better 11 / 14
65 or Better 1 / 14 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Belvedere Collection

1 MS65 estimated grade grade

George H. Earle, Jr. Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912:2295, $20 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:652, $17,600

1 MS65 estimated grade

Superior “Auction ‘90” 8/1990:1344, $10,450

4 MS64+ PCGS grade

George H. Earle, Jr. Collection (d) - Henry Chapman 6/1912:2297 - John A. Beck Collection - Abner Kreisberg 1/1975:499 - New England Rare Coin Galleries, sold privately in 8/1980 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2098, $164,500

4 MS64+ PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2015:4191, $70,500

7 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2018:4206, $144,000

7 MS64 PCGS grade

Mises Institute Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/2009:1280, $132,250

7 MS64 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 2/2005:2323, $138,000

7 MS64 PCGS grade

Scott Tilson Rare Coins, sold privately in 2/1994 - Stephen Winthrop Collection - Stack's/Bowers 2/2015:2086, $188,000

#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Belvedere Collection

#1 MS65 estimated grade grade

George H. Earle, Jr. Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912:2295, $20 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:652, $17,600

#1 MS65 estimated grade

Superior “Auction ‘90” 8/1990:1344, $10,450

#4 MS64+ PCGS grade

George H. Earle, Jr. Collection (d) - Henry Chapman 6/1912:2297 - John A. Beck Collection - Abner Kreisberg 1/1975:499 - New England Rare Coin Galleries, sold privately in 8/1980 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2098, $164,500

#4 MS64+ PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2015:4191, $70,500

#7 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2018:4206, $144,000

#7 MS64 PCGS grade

Mises Institute Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/2009:1280, $132,250

#7 MS64 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 2/2005:2323, $138,000

#7 MS64 PCGS grade

Scott Tilson Rare Coins, sold privately in 2/1994 - Stephen Winthrop Collection - Stack's/Bowers 2/2015:2086, $188,000

Gordon Wrubel: Quickfinder Notes: The Small Stars Obverse is found on Bass-Dannreuther varieties, BD-1-8. The Small Stars have long, thin "spiny" rays. They are rather evenly spaced and somewhat apart. The stars are also spaced FARTHER FROM THEN DENTILS. The Small Stars of this type were first used on the previous year, 1798/7. The Large Star Obverse has broad stars with short, fat rays. These are very closely spaced and even look "crowded". In fact, some of the star points nearly touch their neighbors. They also spaced CLOSER TO THE DENTILS. The Small Stars Obverse variety appears the scarcer of the two. But this variety was designated later than the Large Star and surely some of the early population data includes some Small Star coins. As of this writing, November,2013, 56 Mint State examples have been graded with nary a gem to be seen. The highest graded is a lone 64+. By contrast the Large Stars has recorded a half dozen MS-65s and one MS-66.