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1798 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 1,742
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)

Notes:
The finest "1798/7 9x4 Stars" examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-61's.

The finest "1798/7 7x6 Stars" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-62.

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 858, "8/7 Overdate, stars 7x6, Breen-6827", unsold

PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 859, "1798/7 Overdate, stars 9x4, Breen-6836", unsold

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1804, "Taraszka 9:7-F, high Rarity-4, Breen 1-A, 8 over 7, 9x4 Stars", plated, sold for $12,650.00   Only 900 are believed to have been minted of this variety out of total mintage

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4066, "Taraszka-9:7-F, High Rarity-4.  8 over 7, 9 stars left, 4 right.", illustrated, sold for $28,750.00

ANACS Net EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 835, illustrated, "...Breen-6836, B-1A, T-9...sharpness of AU-50, tooled...", sold for $13,800.00

PCGS VF-30.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4067, "Taraszka-9: 7-F, Breen 1A, High Rarity-4.  8 over 7, 9 stars left 4 right.", illustrated, sold for $13,800.00

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