1803 $10 Extra Star MS (PCGS# 88565)
Auctioneer: Ira & Larry Goldberg
Lot Number: 1277
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In PCGS holder 50190972. Very small 14th star punched within last cloud. Well struck with some light adjustment marks faintly seen on the obverse. Loaded with frosty mint luster while exhibiting full rich mint bloom colors of light olive, golden-orange and light rose highlights. Offered here is without question a wondrously preserved early Large Eagle ten dollar, featuring as it does bright surfaces free from spotting, and devices that are carefully preserved through the centers. This does show occasional softness on lower part of Liberty's bust, but that is all. An interesting long die break through the right wing is noted as well. There are no large or reportable marks on either side of this desirable early Capped Bust ten dollar.<BR><BR>The Philadelphia Mint struck an estimated 15,017 1803 capped bust eagles from a single obverse die and several different reverse dies. The reverses are known with Small Stars and Large Stars. This, the strangest variety for the Large Stars 1803, has faint traces of a fourteenth star punched into a cloud! Pop 2; 1 in 64(PCGS # 88565) </B>. <BR>Estimated Value $65,000 - 75,000.