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

1799 $10 Small Stars Obverse (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS64+

STARS COMPARISON

PCGS MS64+
PCGS #:
98562
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:
$188,000 • PCGS MS64 • 2-6-2015 • 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 500 R-6.0 9 / 10 12 / 14 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 7 / 10 11 / 14
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 10 TIE 1 / 14 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64+ PCGS grade

George H. Earle, Jr. Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912:2297 - John A. Beck Collection - Abner Kreisberg 1/1975:499 - New England Rare Coin Galleries (James Halperin), sold privately in 8/1980 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

1 MS64+ PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64+ PCGS grade

George H. Earle, Jr. Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912:2297 - John A. Beck Collection - Abner Kreisberg 1/1975:499 - New England Rare Coin Galleries (James Halperin), sold privately in 8/1980 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

1 MS64+ PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
9 MS63 PCGS grade  
9 MS63 PCGS grade  
Gordon Wrubel: Quickfinder Notes: The Small Stars Obverse is found on Bass-Dannreuther varieties, BD-1-8. The Small Stars have long, thin "spiny" rays. They are rather evenly spaced and somewhat apart. The stars are also spaced FARTHER FROM THEN DENTILS. The Small Stars of this type were first used on the previous year, 1798/7. The Large Star Obverse has broad stars with short, fat rays. These are very closely spaced and even look "crowded". In fact, some of the star points nearly touch their neighbors. They also spaced CLOSER TO THE DENTILS. The Small Stars Obverse variety appears the scarcer of the two. But this variety was designated later than the Large Star and surely some of the early population data includes some Small Star coins. As of this writing, November,2013, 56 Mint State examples have been graded with nary a gem to be seen. The highest graded is a lone 64+. By contrast the Large Stars has recorded a half dozen MS-65s and one MS-66.