The design elements on this Gold Eagle are sharply detailed with lustrous surfaces. Eye appeal is outstanding. Two die varieties are known for the date. This coin represents the BD-2 variety, with star 8 near the cap and star 13 near the bust. The obverse stars were impressed with a new star punch that had long, spindly points. The BD-2 is an available variety, with a surviving population of approximately 600-800 pieces in all grades. This variety probably accounted for 30,000-40,000 pieces of the reported mintage for the year. This was the only use of the obverse die, but the reverse was used again to strike the BD-3 variety of 1803. NGC Price Guide...$60,500.