Draped Bust $10

Draped Bust, Small Eagle (1795-1797)

With John Cabot’s voyage of exploration in 1497, England laid claim to parts of North America, planting the seed that in three hundred years grew into the new nation of the United States. Although settlements weren’t established for more than a century, other European countries lost no time in establishing colonies of their own. The English contented themselves with the eastern seaboard, leaving the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana to the French. Along with vast territories in Central and South America, the Spanish claimed the West Coast of the North American continent, encompassing an area that was to become California, Arizona and New Mexico.

Naturally, coins familiar to these emigres served as currency for commerce in their new adopted land. The Spanish eight reales (Spanish dollar) and its subdivisions of four, two, one, and one-half reales were familiar and accepted everywhere, along with assorted Eng.... (Expand Text)

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1795 DRAPED BUST $10, 13 LEAVES, SMALL EAGLE AU55

CHOICE ORIGINAL SURFACES WITH AN ORANGE GOLD PATINA. FIRST YEAR ISSUE OF A $10 GOLD COIN.
$119,500.00

1795 DRAPED BUST $10, 9 LEAVES, SMALL EAGLE AU55

9-LEAVES. A FABULOUS NEARLY MINT STATE EXAMPLE OF THIS GREAT RARITY. LESS THEN 22 KNOWN EXAMPLES TODAY.
$325,000.00

1799 DRAPED BUST $10, SMALL STARS OBVERSE MS64

SMALL STARS OBVERSE. BRILLIANT LUSTROUS SURFACES. BARELY A HANDFUL GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$264,000.00

1800 DRAPED BUST $10 XF45

NICE, EVENLY WORN PLANCHET. ONLY 5.999 STRUCK.
$19,750.00

1801 DRAPED BUST $10 MS63

VERY CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. BEAUTIFUL GOLDEN GLOW SHOWING REFLECTIVE MIRRORED FIELDS.
$85,000.00

1801 DRAPED BUST $10 MS63

VERY CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. LESS THAN 850 SPECIMENS BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES.
$85,000.00

1801 DRAPED BUST $10 MS63

VERY CHOICE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES.
$85,000.00

1803 DRAPED BUST $10, 14 STAR REVERSE MS63

14TH STAR IN CLOUD. BD-5. VERY CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. ADJUSTMENT MARKS EVIDENT ON THE OBVERSE. JUST FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$93,500.00

1803 DRAPED BUST $10, 14 STAR REVERSE MS64

14 STAR REVERSE. GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. LESS THAN 100 BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. THIS SPECIMEN IS IN THE HIGHEST GRADED HANDFUL.
$199,500.00

1804 DRAPED BUST $10, CROSS 4 MS61

CROSSLET 4. MINTAGE OF ONLY 3,757. ESTIMATED THAT FEWER THAN 100 BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY. ONLY FOUR GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$189,750.00

1804 DRAPED BUST $10, CROSS 4 MS62+

VERY CHOICE BRIGHT LUSTROUS SURFACES. LESS THAN 100 COINS BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. JUST THREE COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$329,500.00