1798/7 Stars 9x4 $10 MS61 NGC
Lot 2361
1798/7 $10 Stars 9X4 MS61 NGC
US$ 135,000 - 145,000
£86,000 - 93,000
amended

Lot Details
1798/7 Stars 9x4 $10 MS61 NGC
1798/7 $10 Stars 9X4 MS61 NGC
BD-1, High R.4. BD-1 represents the only use of an obverse with stars arranged 9X4 in the entire U.S. gold series. Satiny, deep yellow-gold surfaces exhibit lively luster and prooflike reflectivity. Deep orange-gold toning endorses the protected areas, and soft rose-gold graces the design highpoints. Not heavily marked to the unaided eye save for a noticeable but light curved scratch that runs from the point of Liberty's bust downward to a point just below the 9 of the date, and another smaller scratch on her neck. Other tiny ticks are present, none of them severe enough to warrant mention here. The overdate details are sharply displayed. From an early state of the obverse, just slightly later than Bass-Dannreuther's State a, no crack at L downward to Liberty's portrait, but with faint clash marks beginning to appear on her neck and in her tresses. Reverse die State b, crack at tops of UNITED, first T in STATES repunched, light clash mark in recess between ribbon and shield, best seen below IBUS. Unlike the specimen plated in the Bass-Dannreuther reference, the present coin is free of planchet adjustment marks, a definite "plus" for interested collectors. Fewer than 100 examples of this desirable scarcity are known in all grades, and Mint State specimens form a distinct minority within that small group of survivors. The present example is amply suited to represent the type or date in an advanced early gold cabinet or likewise advanced gold type set. NGC Census: 5 in 61, 3 are finer (MS63 finest). (PCGS 8560)

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