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1799 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8562, 98562

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 37,449
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 the Philadelphia Mint)

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Varieties:
Large obverse stars
Small obverse stars (illustrated above and below)

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

The finest "Small Star" examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-64's.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 580, "Breen-4E, T-19, Irregular Date", illustrated, sold for $27,600.00  From Superior's sale of the Ruby Collection, February 1975, Lot 1224

NGC MS-63.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 738, "Breen 5-G, Taraszka-22, Rarity-3", illustrated, sold for $21,850.00

"Brilliant Uncirculated".  Stack's 12/2003:1021, $21,275.00, "Tar.22, Br.5G (R-3)"

MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 581, "Breen-5G, T-22, Large Obverse Stars", illustrated, sold for $14,950.00  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman, August 1971

NGC MS-62 (illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1028, "Small obverse stars Taraszka 14: 10-H, Breen 2A, Rarity 6...light die crack from the rim down the left side of the L in LIBERTY to her cap.", sold for $13,512.00

PCGS MS-61.  ANR 07/2003:737, "Breen 4-E, Tarazska-19, Rarity-3", illustrated, sold for $14,950.00

PCGS MS-61.  Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 578, "Breen-1A, T-15, Small Obverse Stars", illustrated, sold for $13,800.00  From Pine Tree Auction Company's Breen 2 Gold Coin Auction Sale, June 1975, Lot 201

NGC AU-58.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 736, "Breen 3-C, Tarazska-17, Rarity-7", illustrated, sold for $12,650.00

AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 579, "Breen-2A, T-14, Small Obverse Stars", illustrated, sold for $3,680.00  Purchased from Joe Kuehnert, August 10, 1972

NGC AU-55.  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9060, "B-5g", plated, sold for $6,900.00  From the collection of Dr. Joseph M Seventko

PCGS AU-53.  Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 860, "Small Stars Obverse", unsold

"About Uncirculated, or finer".  Stack's 12/2003:1019, $8,625.00, "Tar.17, Br.3-C (R.7)"

About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1628, Breen-5G", sold for $6,325.00

About Uncirculated.  Stack's 10/1964:768 - Marvin Taichert - Stack's 05/2001:40, "Breen-2a, T-14", plated, $7,187.50

AU-50 Field Tooled, Cleaned.  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6039, "B-2a", plated, sold for $3,450.00  Previously from Harry W. Bass Jr. Collection IV (Bowers&Merena, 11/2000, lot 579) From the collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko

PCGS EF-45.  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9061, "Small stars, B-4d", plated, sold for $4,830.00  From the Dr. Robert W. Dingle Collection

Net Fine-15, sharpness AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 185, "Breen-6841, B-5G, Large stars", sold for $2,530.00

Net EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1467, "Large Stars, T-22, 14-M", illustrated, sold for $2,530.00

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

Obverse of 1799 Eagle

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Images courtesy of Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries

Obverse of 1799 Eagle     Reverse of 1799 Eagle

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin