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Market Analysis: 1795 Capped Bust eagle

This 1795 Capped Bust, Small Eagle $10 eagle in AU-58 with a green CAC sticker represents the first year of the denomination and sold for $204,000 on June 18 in the Goldbergs’ Pre-Long Beach sale.

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Auctioneers.

Ira and Larry Goldberg’s June 18 Pre-Long Beach sale included some terrific representatives of early U.S. gold coins from the first decades of the Philadelphia Mint.

A 1795 Capped Bust, Small Eagle, 13 Leaves Below Eagle $10 eagle graded About Uncirculated 58 by Professional Coin Grading Service and bearing a green Certified Acceptance Corp. sticker sold for $204,000.

It represents the first year of the denomination. John Dannreuther and Harry W. Bass Jr. estimated in their book Early U.S. Gold Coin Varieties that 325 remain of this BD-1 variety.

This one has a bold strike with just a touch of wear at the high points, and a bit of copper color at the B in LIBERTY that helps identify it for future offerings.

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