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Almost Uncirculated 1839 Type of 1840 Ten Dollar, AU50

1839 $10 Type of 1840 AU50 PCGS. Also known as the Small Letters type, this is a separate type altogether and much scarcer than the Large Letters type. Only 12,447 pieces were struck and examples are rare in any grade with most survivors grouped in the VF-XF grade range. This is the first example we have offered in any grade at public auction since our 1998 FUN Sale. Just a bit weakly defined around the peripheral stars on the obverse, the remainder of the coin is sharply defined. The bright surfaces retain a small portion of original mint luster around the devices, and the only mark of any note is a short vertical abrasion to the right of the eagle's head on the reverse. (NGC ID# 262F, PCGS# 8580)

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Auction Dates
January, 2002
9th-12th
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