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1795 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 5,583
Proofs: 0

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 33 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 91.7%
Other - 8.3% 

Weight: 270 grains (17.50 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (all examples of this date and type were struck at Philadelphia)

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Notes:
The finest "13 Leaves" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

The finest "9 Leaves" examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-63's.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 853, "Breen-4C, Rarity-7, 9 leaves on branch", unsold

PCGS MS-62 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 854, "13 leaves on branch", sold for $64,000.00

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1464, "13 Leaves, T-2, B-2a", illustrated, sold for $44,850.00

NGC MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1465, "13 Leaves, T-1:1-a", illustrated, sold for $31,050.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1802, "Taraszka 2:2-A, Breen 2-A, 13 leaves below eagle", plated, sold for $43,125.00 - Only 5,583 were struck, a figure that also includes the mintage of the 9 leaves variety

AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4065, "Taraszka-4, Rarity-5, 13 leaves below eagle", illustrated, sold for $21,850.00

AU-55.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 855, "Breen-6830, 13 leaves", unsold

AU-55.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 856, "Breen-6830, 13 leaves", unsold

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 184, "Breen-6830, Breen-2A, T-2, 13 leaves", sold for $28,750.00

"Choice About Uncirculated".  Stack's 12/2003: 1017, $17,250.00, "Taraszka 2, Breen 2A (R.4.)"

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 20, "Breen-4b, T-5", plated, sold for $18,400.00  Ex: Abner Kreisberg's sale of November 30, 1964, lot 2454

NGC EF-45.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9057, "B-4b, 13 leaves", plated, sold for $16,100.00  From the Dr. Robert W. Dingle Collection

Net EF-45, Cleaned, Burnished.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1466, "T-1:1a, 13 leaves", illustrated, sold for $7,187.00  From a Coin Galleries Sale, October 31, 1957, lot 718

ANACS Net EF-40, AU Details, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9056, "13 Leaves, B-3b", plated, sold for $12,075.00  From the Clyde Godfrey Collection

PCGS VF-35.  Ex - William Walser - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 833, illustrated, "...Breen-6830, Breen 2-A, Taraszka-2...", sold for $18,400.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"United States Ten Dollar Gold Eagles 1795-1804" by Anthony J. Taraszka

"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service