Rare $10 coin sells for $16,950 online 

In an online auction, a rare $10 coin from 1801 brought in close to $17,000.

On December 26, a $10 early eagle coin that was considered rare was sold on eBay. It received an impressive 49 bids, with $16,950 being the winning bid.

The coin is 91.7 percent gold and 8.3 percent copper, according to the eBay listing.

According to PCGS, it belongs to the $10 Draped Bust series, which was in circulation between 1795 and 1804.

About 44,344 of this particular coin were produced during its 1801 Philadelphia minting.

Robert Scot, who held the position of Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1793 until his passing in 1823, created the eagle coin, according to USA Coin Book.

The Draped Bust and Liberty Cap were two of the early US coin designs created by Scot.

The Flowing Hair dollar, the first official silver dollar coin produced by the US federal government, was also his creation.

One of those coins sold for over $10,000 last year.