1799 Capped Bust Right Eagle. BD-10, Taraszka-22. Rarity-3. Large Obverse Stars. AU-58+ (NGC). A deeply toned and lustrous example with crimson coloration and a speckling of electric blue iridescence on both sides. Incredibly well-composed beneath a glass, showing just the faintest friction on the obverse and virtually lacking in wear on the reverse. Sharply struck and delightful to examine under a light source. Of the ten different 1799 die pairs identified by Bass and Dannreuther, only two used the same Large Stars obverse die. The reverse die proved to be resilient as not only was it able to coin an estimated 12,500 to 17,500 eagles in 1799, it was also used to strike the entirety of the 1800 eagle mintage as well as a few thousand eagles in 1801. Often considered one of the most available of the Large Eagle $10 gold pieces, this should be examined in the context of the entire series, one which is challenging overall. Many serious collectors are content with adding just a single specimen to represent the type which makes the BD-10 even more desirable especially at the higher levels of preservation. A choice AU example with excellent eye appeal that is well suited for both type and early gold specialist collections alike. From the Macon Collection.