Larry Hanks, sold privately in 4/2008 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2102, $217,375
Fairfield Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1977:1793 - New Orleans Collection - Heritage 4/2015:5395, $258,500
Matthew Adams Stickney Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1907:622 - David Akers, sold privately in 7/1990 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2103, $188,000
Goldbergs 2/2009:1526, $109,250
Goldbergs 5/2006:3910, $109,250 - Charleston Collection - Heritage 6/2008:2104, $126,500
Gold Rush Collection - Heritage 1/2005:30055, $126,500 - Heritage 1/2006:3530, $115,000 - Jack Lee Collection - Heritage 1/2009:4110, $207,000 - Jim O'Neal Gold Type Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4969, $207,000
Stack’s 10/2008:1381, $201,250 - Heritage 1/2010:2211, $161,000
Goldbergs 5/2007:1645, $115,000
Bowers & Merena 6/2008:3733, $111,550
The BD-2 variety of the 1801 Eagle ($10) is a surprisingly common coin, especially considering the cost of preserving such a high, face-value coin over the past 200+ years (at a time when Mint workers were happy to earn $1 a day, it is clear that putting aside any of these coins was a significant investment). PCGS alone has certified over 500 1801 Eagles, most of which are of the BD-2 variety. We are aware of scores of Mint State examples, and almost twenty of the BD-2's grade MS64 or better. The best examples are a trio of MS65's, led by the D, Brent Pogue collection that sold for $217,375 in 2015 and was being offered in early 2016 for $285,000.
The overall strike quality for this date is excellent, though some of the obverse stars are sometimes weak.
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