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SERIES: Draped Bust $10 1795-1804
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1799 $10 Large Stars Obverse (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65+

STARS COMPARISON

PCGS MS65+
PCGS #:
8562
Diameter:
33.00 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
17.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
37,449
Metal Content:
91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
Auction Record:
$493,500 • PCGS MS66 • 3-30-2016 • Stack's/Bowers
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 375 R-6.2 8 / 10 11 / 14
60 or Better 150 R-7.5 9 / 10 13 / 14
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 5 / 10 TIE 6 / 14 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS65+ PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS65+ PCGS grade

F.C.C. Boyd Collection - Numismatic Gallery “World's Greatest Collection” 1/1946:634 - Oliver Jung Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2004:99, $230,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

4 MS65 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 8/2006:4300, $241,500

4 MS65 PCGS grade

Catherine Bullowa’s Personal Collection - Coinhunter 12/2005:408, $231,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS65+ PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS65+ PCGS grade

F.C.C. Boyd Collection - Numismatic Gallery “World's Greatest Collection” 1/1946:634 - Oliver Jung Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2004:99, $230,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

4 MS65 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 8/2006:4300, $241,500

4 MS65 PCGS grade

Catherine Bullowa’s Personal Collection - Coinhunter 12/2005:408, $231,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): The 1799 had more auction appearances in my survey than any other early Eagle and, despite its lower mintage, it is somewhat more common than the 1801. I have seen a substantial number of choice and gem uncirculated examples of this date as well as specimens in every other grade category. Varieties exist with small stars (as on earlier issues) and large stars (as on all early eagles that follow).
Gordon Wrubel: Quickfinder Notes: There is only one Large Star obverse die for 1799. It is paired with two reverses; Bass-Dannreuther, BD-9 and 10. The Large Star obverse is also used on all early eagles to follow (1800-1804). The stars are very broad with short fat rays. They are arranged 8 on the left and 5 on the right. They are very closely spaced, even "crowded". Some star points nearly touch their neighbors. And they are spaced CLOSER TO THE DENTILS. The Small Stars Obverse, BD-1 through 8, were the same size as those used on the previous year, 1798/7. They have long, thin "spiny" rays that are rather evenly spaced and somewhat apart and FARTHER FROM THE DENTILS. Despite the fact that only one Large Star obverse die was used, the variety appears to be more common. But population data probably includes some Small Star coins before that variety was designated. As of this writing, November, 2013, 139 Mint State examples have been graded. At the top of the list is an MS-66 followed by six 65s.