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

1803 $10 BD-5 Extra Rev Star (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65

CLOSEUP OF EXTRA STAR REVERSE

PCGS AU58
PCGS #:
45739
Diameter:
33.00 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
17.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
15,017
Metal Content:
91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
Auction Record:
$235,000 • PCGS MS65 • 9-15-2015 • Stack's/Bowers
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Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Paramount (David Akers), sold privately in 5/1986 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2104, $235,000

1 MS65 estimated grade  

Bowers & Ruddy "Branigan" 4/1978:1553 - Franklinton Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1538, $333,500

3 MS63 PCGS grade  

Stack’s 1/1986:183 - Stack’s 1/2005:3460 (as raw “Brilliant Uncirculated”), $43,125 (plate-matched to the following) - Ohringer Family Trust - Goldbergs 9/2008:1277 - Victoria Rose Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5902, $65.277.13

3 MS63 estimated grade  

Donald E. Bently Collection - Heritage 1/2014:5485, $99,875

5 MS63 estimated grade  

George H. Earle Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912:2303 - Waldo Newcomer Collection - Stack's “Auction ‘90” 8/1990:452, $10,450

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Paramount (David Akers), sold privately in 5/1986 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2104, $235,000

1 MS65 estimated grade  

Bowers & Ruddy "Branigan" 4/1978:1553 - Franklinton Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1538, $333,500

3 MS63 PCGS grade  

Stack’s 1/1986:183 - Stack’s 1/2005:3460 (as raw “Brilliant Uncirculated”), $43,125 (plate-matched to the following) - Ohringer Family Trust - Goldbergs 9/2008:1277 - Victoria Rose Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5902, $65.277.13

3 MS63 estimated grade  

Donald E. Bently Collection - Heritage 1/2014:5485, $99,875

5 MS63 estimated grade  

George H. Earle Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912:2303 - Waldo Newcomer Collection - Stack's “Auction ‘90” 8/1990:452, $10,450

6 MS62 PCGS grade  

Superior 8/2004:1041

7 AU58 PCGS grade
7 AU58 PCGS grade  

Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11736, not sold

9 AU53 PCGS grade
9 AU53 PCGS grade

Ron Guth: The 1803 $10 Extra Star Reverse is an unusual variety with an unlikely "surprise" in the final cloud on the right of the reverse.  There, a mint engraver impressed a clear, tiny star just right of center.  The star is visible and obvious on well-struck, unworn examples, but becomes indistinct on worn coins and may not be visible at all on a poorly struck example.  Dannreuther believes that 90-110 examples are known.  The PCGS Condition Census includes some Mint State examples but drops down to the AU level.  The finest example appears to be the NGC MS66 that sold for $333,500 in 2006.