Coin Specifications

Category: Draped Bust $10 (1795-1804)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 15,017
Catalog: KM-30
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9160
Weight: 17.5000g
AGW: 0.5154oz
Melt Value: $660.49 (8/22/2014)
Diameter: 33mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1803 $10 MS obverse 1803 $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1803 Capped Bust Right, Heraldic Eagle ten dollar gold piece boasts a small mintage of 15,017 pieces. In Early U.S. Gold Coin Varieties, John Dannreuther estimates 150-200 examples of this issue are still extant in all grades. Mint State 1803 eagles are rarities, even the 'common' varieties.

Die marriages were of little interest to collectors of the 19th century, and catalogers seldom differentiated between varieties in their lot descriptions. Numismatists became more conscious of these important differences in the early part of the 20th century, and auction catalogs began to describe the small stars reverse in basic detail. In the Stickney Collection (Henry Chapman, 6/1907), lot 623, an 1803 eagle is described thusly, '1803 R. Small stars. Extremely fine. Mint lustre. See plate.' The coin sold for $25, a good price at the time.

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Last Updated: 8/9/2013

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1803 $10 MS
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Base $ 4700 7900 10000 12000 17350 17350 20000 21500 23250 27000 31500 34000 49500 72000 147500 360000 - - - - -
$ 18250 22000 23750 25750 30500 34250 43000 53500 91000 175000 400000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 182
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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2/11/2007 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2393 $29,325.00
3/3/2008 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 225, 231/Lot# 3144 $19,973.20
5/30/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 2188 $7,020.00
2/13/2012 NGC VF 20   Teletrade Auction 3224, 3224/Lot# 1850 $7,000.00
4/26/2012 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 April 25-May 1 World & Ancient Coins CICF Signature Auction- Chicago Session(5), 3019/Lot# 25449 $1,840.00
8/18/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/18/2013, 88/Lot# 106650 $7,438.07
1/8/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1201/Lot# 6828 $8,838.35
8/8/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3494, 6045/Lot# 21458 $6,580.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1803 $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3345370845425117537967376842694375187859832386068873100151119714034181401939220706220842353025045
346639864733520458316772687571347631801384178695925310409121421540218557198302116522566240350
00000068757134763180138417869592531040912142154021855719830211652256600
00000069097326774581688511878496341080313088167711897420268216242304800
1803 $10 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3497387247315324559469917098720277938143861989109184103551156614470186671994521286226942416825713
362241584928541460597026713273997909830187169001957410758125341586919093203922175523185246830
00000071327399790983018716900195741075812534158691909320392217552318500
00000071677596802684608813909299641116213502172681951920839222242367600
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 11197
Owner: American Independence Collection
 
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