1801 $10 MS 62
|Type:||Type 2, Heraldic Eagle|
|Category:||Draped Bust $10 (1795-1804)|
Absolutely Mint State! The $10 Gold piece was the largest denomination coin for early American commerce and did the lion’s share of the work. But because U.S. gold coins had a little too much gold, most were exported and melted. They were only made between 1795 and 1804 and most are very rare today in all grades, and mint state coins can be thought of as minor miracles. Only the very wealthy of the day could afford to put away and save a $10 coin. This is a solid Uncirculated coin with no wear at all. The surfaces are mostly mark-free. The strike is truly exceptional. The strike is well-centered and the coin in semi-prooflike, especially on the reverse. We think this one is really under graded. A great early “big ten”!