The Capped Bust Gold Eagle, designed by First Chief Engraver Robert Scot, was only minted from 1795 to 1804 and is the first gold coin struck in U.S. history. This particular example was struck in 1803 and is of the "Small Reverse Stars" variety. Although this coin has a mintage of 15,017 coins, there are only between 200 and 275 known examples in all grades. Out of the known examples there are only 36 coins that have been graded in AU55 condition. With a mintage and population that are so low, the 1803 is a powerhouse of both absolute and conditional rarity!