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1839 $10 Type of 1838, Large Letters--Improperly Cleaned--NGC Details. AU....

2010 October Stamford Coinfest Signature US Coin Auction #1145

 
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Auction Ended On: Oct 29, 2010
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Location: Marriott Stamford Hotel & Spa
243 Tresser Boulevard
Stamford, CT 06901
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1839 Type of 1838 Ten Dollar, AU Details
Bright Yellow-Gold Surfaces
1839 $10 Type of 1838, Large Letters--Improperly Cleaned--NGC Details. AU. Crisp definition is evident on every aspect of this early Liberty eagle. Bright yellow in color, it otherwise would have graded Choice AU if not for improper methods of preservation, which has left both sides modestly hairlined. For only two years--1838 and 1839--this adaptation of Liberty's profile was used. These two dates are very challenging in AU, and they can be prohibitively difficult to locate in true Uncirculated grades.

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