1795 $10 13 Leaves MS (PCGS# 8551)
Lot Number: 7706
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1795 Capped Bust Right Eagle. Taraszka-2, HBCC-3170, BD-2. Rarity-4+. 13 Leaves. AU-55 (NGC). This die marriage shares its reverse with the 1795 BD-1 eagle. For the BD-2 variety, the obverse has the bottom of Liberty's bust overlying the top of the digit 5 in the date. Minimally worn, generally bold definition in an example of the United States Mint's first ten-dollar gold issue, this 1795 eagle would make an important addition to any advanced holding. Bathed in warm khaki-orange patina, the color brightens to more of a golden-orange shade as the coin dips into a light. A tad lightly struck in the centers -- a fairly common attribute for examples of this die combination -- with wispy handling marks that are not out of place in an early eagle at the Choice AU grade level. Flickers of original luster are still evident in the protected areas around the peripheral devices. Historic issue!