Coin Specifications

Category: Draped Bust $10 (1795-1804)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,615
Catalog: KM-21
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9160
Weight: 17.5000g
AGW: 0.5154oz
Melt Value: $669.76 (4/17/2014)
Diameter: 33mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1797 SMALL EAGLE $10 MS obverse 1797 SMALL EAGLE $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Small Eagle reverse was retired in 1797, in favor of the Heraldic Eagle motif. Examples of both types were struck during the year, with one variety representing the old Small Eagle type, and three varieties of the Heraldic eagle design. The present coin is easily identified as the BD-1 die marriage, the lone variety with the Small Eagle reverse. The reported mintage for the Small Eagle type was 3,615 pieces, but die evidence indicates some of these coins may have been dated 1796. John Dannreuther estimates the original mintage may have been as low as 1,250 pieces, with 55-65 examples surviving today.

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1797 SMALL EAGLE $10 MS
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Base $ 19500 28500 38500 47500 77500 77500 114000 125000 142500 175000 215000 240000 340000 425000 - - - - - - -
$ 87500 125000 140000 165000 200000 250000 285000 380000 575000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 28
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63


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2/5/1994 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions February 1994 Long Beach Sale #112, 112/Lot# 5390 $18,700.00
9/15/2003 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 1176 $48,875.00
5/27/2007 NGC MS 63   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1643 $448,500.00
1/5/2011 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1151/Lot# 5174 $86,250.00
2/2/2012 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1167/Lot# 4849 $103,500.00
2/27/2014 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(2), 1203/Lot# 4142 $76,375.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1797 SMALL EAGLE $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1114431515861696787731777468009837486019450105151175413914201532265829871389135165269853
111477467354956375696374607833813084498884980510928124741599320988250623288543159577190
00000069637460783381308449888498051092812474159932098825062328854315900
000000714076037921825285259167101601134113194180732182327466358994740500
1797 SMALL EAGLE $10 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base563361647161849492111045511044115721289113624145751513515831169141810219352206642204023484249962657928236
58106496760587339625106511122012011131351394114761153671619217310185181978921122225212398825523271310
000000112201201113135139411476115367161921731018518197892112222521239882552300
000000113961245113379142581494815599165531770618935202262158123002244922605100
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