1801 Capped Bust Right Eagle. BD-2, Taraszka-25. Rarity-2. MS-61 (PCGS). A flashy Mint State example with yellow-gold patina at the centers and richer honey-gold near the borders. Satiny luster surrounds the design elements and remains particularly undisturbed on the reverse. A few old scratches are noted below star 1 on the obverse, but the eye appeal is quite strong for the assigned grade. This variety represents the only use of this obverse die and the first of two uses of this reverse die in the Capped Bust Right eagle series. Both proved unusually hardy by the standards of the era, striking upward of 40,000 coins in the 1801 BD-2 pairing (per John W. Dannreuther, 2006). With such a large number of coins produced, it should perhaps come as no surprise that this is the most available die marriage in the early eagle series, including both the Small Eagle and Heraldic Eagle designs. Eagerly sought for type purposes, the 1801 BD-2 is particularly desirable in the finest circulated and Mint State grades, as here.