1799 $10 Large Stars Obverse AU58 PCGS
BD-10, R.3. While far from the rarest issue in the Capped Bust Right eagle series of 1795-1804, the 1799 is anything but common in an absolute sense, either. As with all early U.S. gold, the 1799 (37,449 pieces produced) has an extremely low survivability rate. Furthermore, those coins that are extant are under extreme type collector pressure as representatives of the Large (or Heraldic) Eagle variant of our nation's first ten dollar gold design.
Deeply set green-gold color overlays both sides and lightens to yellow-gold shades as the surfaces dip into a light. An original satin finish is virtually intact, as one should expect for the grade. True, both sides display somewhat of a scuffy appearance from a short stint in circulation, but there are uncommonly few moderate-size abrasions for a near-Mint early eagle. Well centered on the planchet with an overall sharp strike and no areas of bothersome incompleteness of detail to report. Free of all but the lightest wear across the highpoints, this Capped Bust Right eagle would fit very nicely into a gold type set alongside other coins of Choice AU (or even BU) quality. (PCGS 8562)