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PCGS No: 8563


Circulation strikes: 5,999
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, PA Mint)

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1805, "Taraszka 23:15-M (R-4), Breen 1-A", plated, unsold

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1225, "Taraszka 23:15-M (R-4), Breen 1-a", plated, sold for $17,250.00

PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 582, "Breen-1A, T-23", illustrated, sold for $23,000.00  From Stack's sale of the Bartle Collection, October 1984, Lot 1119

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1806, "Taraszka 23:15-M, Breen 1-A", plated, sold for $17,250.00

AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6040, "B-1a, the only known dies", plated, sold for $7,187.50  Previously from Thomas H. Sebring and Gunther P. Garbe Collections (Bowers&Merena, 3/96, lot 2457) From the collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko

Sharpness of AU-50 but the edge is irregular.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4068, "Taraszka-23:15-M, Rarity-4", illustrated, sold for $5,520.00

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

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