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SERIES: Draped Bust $10 1795-1804
LEVEL: Minor Variety or Die Variety

1795 $10 BD-4 13 Leaves (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66+
PCGS #:
45712
Diameter:
33.00 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
17.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
Metal Content:
91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
Auction Record:
$2,585,000 • PCGS MS66+ • 9-15-2015 • Stack's/Bowers
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Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

George Stenz Collection - Ed Frossard 2/1880:636 - T. Harrison Garrett Collection - Robert Garrett Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1980:1655, $130,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2092, $2,585,000 - “The Type Set” Collection

2 MS63 estimated grade  

Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7703, not sold

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

George Stenz Collection - Ed Frossard 2/1880:636 - T. Harrison Garrett Collection - Robert Garrett Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1980:1655, $130,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2092, $2,585,000 - “The Type Set” Collection

2 MS63 estimated grade  

Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7703, not sold

Ron Guth: BD-4 is one of the "13 Leaves" varieties of the 1795 Eagles (the largest denomination issued by the United States at that time).  This is a rare variety (Dannreuther rates it as R-5) and it appears on the market very infrequently.  The Condition Census starts somewhere in the EF range and includes only three Mint State examples, to our knowledge.  Of the Mint State examples, the finest -- by far -- is the fantastic PCGS MS66+ from the Garrett collection.  This coin, once referred to as "the one monster MS66" by David Hall, sold for $2,585,000 in the 2015 sale of the Pogue Collection.  The Pogue Family paid $130,000 for it at the Garrett sale in 1980!