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1856-O $10 AU50 PCGS....

2009 October Signature US Coin Auction #1130

 
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Auction Ended On: Oct 23, 2009
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Saint Charles, MO 63303

 

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Appealing 1856-O Eagle, AU50
1856-O $10 AU50 PCGS. The coinage of 1856, including the 1856-O eagle, comprises the first antebellum issues in which the Mint reverted to its former style of using Upright 5s in place of the Slanted 5s, which are thought to have been a signature or preference of Mint Engraver James B. Longacre. Light wear appears as expected on the antique-gold surfaces, but plenty of appeal remains, and there are no singular abrasions. This is an issue that is all but unknown in Mint State, where only PCGS has certified a single MS60 example--despite the presence of several pieces, all AU, aboard the S.S. Republic. Population: 11 in 50, 21 finer (9/09).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 263R, PCGS# 8620)

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